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File #: Res 1337-2000    Version: * Name: Real Estate Taxes, Interest Rates
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 5/10/2000
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution to establish that the interest rate to be charged for Fiscal Year 2001 for non-payment of water rents and sewer rents be 18% per annum for any parcel where the annual real estate tax is more than $2,750 or where the real estate taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent or where the parcel consists of vacant or unimproved land; and 9% per annum in all other cases.
Sponsors: Herbert E. Berman, Noach Dear, Michael C. Nelson, Adolfo Carrion, Howard L. Lasher
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/6/2000*Herbert E. Berman City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2000*Herbert E. Berman Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/2000*Herbert E. Berman Committee on Finance Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Herbert E. Berman City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/10/2000*Herbert E. Berman City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 1337 Title Resolution to establish that the interest rate to be charged for Fiscal Year 2001 for non-payment of water rents and sewer rents be 18% per annum for any parcel where the annual real estate tax is more than $2,750 or where the real estate taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent or where the parcel consists of vacant or unimproved land; and 9% per annum in all other cases. Body By Council Members Berman, Dear and Nelson; also Council Members Carrion and Lasher Whereas, Local Law 47 of 1976 requires the Banking Commission to recommend to the City Council, not later than the 25th of May of each year, the proposed interest rate to be charged for non-payment of water rents and sewer rents; and Whereas, The law requires the Banking Commission to propose a rate at least six percent (6%) per annum greater than the prevailing interest rates charged for commercial loans extended to prime borrowers by commercial banks operating in the City (the "Prime Rate"), to be charged for non payment of water rents and sewer rents on a parcel in which the annual real estate tax is greater than $2,750, or where the parcel consists of vacant or unimproved land, or where the real estate taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent; and Whereas, The law requires the Banking Commission to propose a rate at least equal to the Prime Rate, to be charged for non- payment of water rents and sewer rents on all other parcels; and Whereas, The Banking Commission notes that the Prime Rate is currently 9%; and Whereas, The Banking Commission recommends to the City Council that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of water rents and sewer rents be 18% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 where the annual real estate tax for a parcel is more than $2,750, or for any parcel where the real property taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent, or where the parcel consists of vacant or unimproved land; and Whereas, The Banking Commission further recommends that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of water rents and sewer rents be 9% per annum in the case of all other parcels where the annual real estate tax is not more than $2,750; now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Council determines that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of water rents and sewer rents be 18% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 for any parcel where the annual real estate tax is more than $2,750 or where the real estate taxes are held in escrow and paid to the Commissioner of Finance by a mortgage escrow agent or where the parcel consists of vacant or unimproved land; and, be it further Resolved, That the Council determines that the interest rate to be charged for non-payment of water rents and sewer rents be 9% per annum for Fiscal Year 2001 in the case of all other parcels where the annual real estate tax is not more than $2,750; and, be it further Resolved, That this resolution shall take effect immediately and shall be deemed to have been in effect as of July 1, 2000. jc:ag PC Budget 00 Prec. Res - 3 -