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File #: Res 0616-2018    Version: * Name: Hudson Square BID and an extension of the Hudson Square BID boundaries.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 11/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution authorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the Hudson Square Business Improvement District, and an extension of the Hudson Square Business Improvement District boundaries, and setting the date, time and place for the public hearing of the local law authorizing such changes as set forth in the amended District Plan of the Hudson Square Business Improvement District.
Sponsors: Daniel Dromm
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. City Planning Commission Report, 2. Mayor's Letter, 3. Res. No. 616, 4. Committee Report, 5. Hearing Transcript, 6. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-14-18, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 14, 2018
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11/14/2018*Daniel Dromm City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018*Daniel Dromm City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018*Daniel Dromm Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018*Daniel Dromm Committee on Finance Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available

Preconsidered Res. No. 616

 

Resolution authorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the Hudson Square Business Improvement District, and an extension of the Hudson Square Business Improvement District boundaries, and setting the date, time and place for the public hearing of the local law authorizing such changes as set forth in the amended District Plan of the Hudson Square Business Improvement District.

 

By Council Member Dromm

                     Whereas, pursuant to the authority granted by chapter 4 of title 25 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York (“the Law”), the Mayor, by authorization dated May 16, 2018, provided for the preparation of an amended district plan (“the Amended Plan”) for the Hudson Square Business Improvement District (“the District”) in the Borough of Manhattan; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to Local Law No. 82 for the year 1990, the City Council assumed responsibility for adopting legislation relating to Business Improvement Districts; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to authority granted by the Law, the District was established by Local Law No. 101 for the year 2005; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to Section 25-410(b) of the Law, an amendment to the District Plan that provides for an increase in the amount to be expended annually may be adopted by local law, provided that the City Council determines, after a public hearing, that it is in the public interest to authorize such increase and that the tax and debt limits prescribed in Section 25-412 of the Law will not be exceeded; and

                     Whereas, the District wishes to increase the amount to be expended annually in the District to $3,900,000 and to extend the District; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the New York City Department of Small Business Services (“SBS”) submitted an amended District Plan (“the Amended Plan”) for the District to the City Planning Commission (“the CPC”) on June 1, 2018; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Amended Plan to the City Council on June 6, 2018; and                     

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Amended Plan to the Council Members representing the council districts in which the district is located on June 6, 2018; and                     

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Amended Plan to Manhattan Community Board 2 (the “Community Board”), in which the proposed extended district is located, on June 6, 2018; and

Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Amended Plan to the Manhattan Borough President on June 6, 2018; and                     

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the Community Board  notified the public of the Amended Plan in accordance with the requirements established by the CPC; and                     

                     Whereas, on June 21, 2018, the Community Board held a public hearing and voted to approve the extension of the District; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC reviewed the Amended Plan, held a public hearing and prepared a report certifying its unqualified approval of the Amended Plan; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted its report to the Mayor, to the Manhattan Borough President, to the City Council and to the Council Members representing the council districts in which the proposed district is located; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, a copy of the CPC’s report, the Original Plan, and the Amended Plan were transmitted for filing with the City Clerk on August 28, 2018; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-406(a) of the Law, a copy of the Amended Plan and the CPC’s report are annexed hereto and are made part of this Resolution; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to section 25-406(a) of the Law, the Amended Plan is on file for public inspection in the Office of the City Clerk, 141 Worth Street, New York, New York; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to Section 25-406(b) of the Law, any owner of real property, deemed benefited and therefore within the proposed extended district, objecting to the Amended Plan must file an objection at the Office of the City Clerk within thirty days of the conclusion of the hearing held by the City Council, notice of which is provided by this Resolution, on forms made available by the City Clerk; and

                     Whereas, pursuant to Section 25-406(b) of the Law, if owners of at least fifty-one percent of the assessed valuation of all the benefited real property situated within the boundaries of the District proposed for extension, as shown upon the latest completed assessment roll of the City, or at least fifty-one percent of the owners of benefited real property within the area included in the District proposed for extension, file objections to the Amended Plan with the City Clerk within the thirty-day objection period, the District will not be extended; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, that the Council of the City of New York, pursuant to Section 25-406 of the Law, hereby directs that November 28, 2018 is the date and 10:00 a.m. is the time and the City Council Committee Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, City Hall is the place for a public hearing (“the Public Hearing”) to hear all persons interested in the legislation that would authorize an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the District and an extension of the District; and be it further

                     Resolved, that the Hudson Square District Management Association shall, not less than ten nor more than thirty days before the date of the Public Hearing, mail a copy of this Resolution or a summary thereof to each owner of real property within the proposed extended district at the address shown on the latest City assessment roll, to such other persons as are registered with the City to receive tax bills concerning real property within the proposed extended district, and to the tenants of each building within the proposed extended district; and be it further

                     Resolved, that SBS shall arrange for the publication of a copy of this Resolution or a summary thereof at least once in the City Record or a newspaper in general circulation in the City, the first publication to be not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) days before the date of the Public Hearing; and be it further                     

                     Resolved, that in the event that the Hudson Square District Management Association mails, or SBS arranges for the publication of, a summary of this Resolution, such summary shall include the information required by section 25-406(c) of the Law; and be it further

                     Resolved, that on behalf of the City Council and pursuant to Section 25-410(b) of the BID Law, the Hudson Square District Management Association is hereby authorized to publish in a newspaper having general circulation in the District, not less than ten (10) days prior to the Public Hearing, a notice stating the time and place of the Public Hearing and stating the increase in the amount to be expended annually in the District.