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File #: Res 0644-2015    Version: * Name: LU 194 - MBD HDFC, Bronx
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 3/31/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution approving an amendment to a previously approved real property tax exemption pursuant to subdivision 1(a) of Section 422 of the Real Property Tax Law for property located at (Block 2983, Lot 28) the Bronx (Preconsidered L.U. No. 194).
Sponsors: Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Housing Preservation & Development Approval Letter, 2. Memorandum, 3. Exhibit A, 4. March 31, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-31-15, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 31, 2015
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
RESOLUTION NO. 644
 
Resolution approving an amendment to a previously approved real property tax exemption pursuant to subdivision 1(a) of Section 422 of the Real Property Tax Law for property located at (Block 2983, Lot 28) the Bronx (Preconsidered L.U. No. 194).
 
 
By Council Member Ferreras
 WHEREAS, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") submitted to the Council its request dated February 16, 2015 that the Council amend a previously approved tax exemption for real property located at (Block 2983, Lot 28), the Bronx (the "Exemption Area") pursuant to subdivision 1(a) of Section 422 of the Real Property Tax Law;
WHEREAS, HPD's request for amendments is related to a previously approved Board of Estimate Resolution adopted on April 18, 1985 (Cal. No. 46) (the "Prior Resolution"), attached hereto as Exhibit A, granting the Exemption Area a real property tax exemption pursuant to subdivision 1(a) of Section 422 of the Real Property Tax Law;
WHEREAS, the Council has considered the financial implications relating to the Tax Exemption;
 
RESOLVED:
           The Council approves the amendments to the Prior Resolution requested by HPD for the Exemption Area pursuant to subdivision 1(a) of Section 422 of the Real Property Tax Law as follows:
The third and fourth "Resolved" clauses of the Prior Resolution are deleted and replaced with the following:
3.      That the Board of Estimate, pursuant to subdivision 1 (a) of Section 422 of the RPTL does hereby approve an exemption from local and municipal taxes, other than assessments for local improvements, of all of the value of the property included in the Housing Project (excluding those portions, if any, devoted to business or commercial use), provided that the Housing Company make annual real estate tax payments commencing upon the Effective Date as hereinafter defined.  Commencing upon the Effective Date and during each year thereafter, real estate tax payments shall be made as follows: (i) commencing upon the Effective Date and during each year until December 31, 2001, real estate tax payments shall consist of (a) $4,601, which is ten percent (10%) of the annual shelter rent or carrying charges for the Housing Project, plus (b) an additional amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount by which the total contract rents applicable to the Housing Project for that year (as adjusted and established pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended) exceed the total contract rents which are authorized as of the Effective Date; (ii) commencing upon January 1, 2002 and during each year thereafter until December 31, 2015, real estate tax payments shall consist of $0; and (iii) commencing upon January 1, 2016 and during each year thereafter until the Expiration Date as hereinafter defined, real estate tax payments shall consist of (a) $39,995, plus (b) an additional amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount by which the total contract rents applicable to the Housing Project for that year (as adjusted and established pursuant to Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended) exceed the total contract rents which are authorized as of December 31, 2015. In any year in which a real estate tax payment must be made by the Housing Company, the total annual real estate tax payment in such year shall not exceed the lesser of either seventeen (17%) percent of contract rents, or the amount of real estate taxes that would otherwise be due in the absence of any form of tax exemption or abatement provided for by existing or future local law or state legislation for such year.
 
4.       That the required partial real estate tax payment shall first become payable and effective upon the date of issuance ( "Effective Date') of the Certificate of Occupancy, temporary or permanent, whichever occurs first, for the Housing Project, or, if the Housing Project is constructed in stages, the required partial  real estate tax payment applicable to each stage shall become payable and effective from the date of issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy, temporary or permanent, whichever first occurs, for each such stage.  Furthermore, (i) the tax exemption approved herein shall operate and continue for so long as the HUD mortgage is outstanding, but in no event for a period of more than forty (40) years, commencing on the Effective Date ("Expiration Date") and (ii) nothing herein shall entitle the Housing Company to a refund of any real property taxes which accrued and were paid with respect to the Housing Project prior to January 1, 2016.
 
            Except as specifically amended above, all other terms, conditions, provisions and requirements of the Prior Resolution remain in full force and effect.
 
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The City of New York        } ss.:
 
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by The Council of the City of New York on March 31, 2015, on file in this office.
 
 
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