S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
S. 7057 A. 10183
S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y
March 10, 2010
IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. FARLEY -- read twice and ordered print-
ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. BUTLER -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Cities
AN ACT to amend chapter 148 of the laws of 2001, relating to authorizing
the city of Gloversville and the town of Johnstown to enter into
certain cooperative agreements, in relation to such agreements
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Chapter 148 of the laws of 2001, relating to authorizing
the city of Gloversville and the town of Johnstown to enter into certain
cooperative agreements, as amended by chapter 303 of the laws of 2009,
is amended to read as follows:
Section 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary,
the city of Gloversville and the town of Johnstown are hereby authorized
and empowered to enter into agreements with each other whereby [the city
may agree and commit to provide water and other services, including
sewer, to properties in the town and, in exchange,] the city and town
may agree and commit to share all or a specified part of the [resulting]
property tax, sales tax and any other specified taxes generated from
[such properties]: (A) PROPERTIES IN THE TOWN FOR WHICH THE CITY HAS
AGREED TO PROVIDE WATER AND OTHER SERVICES; AND (B) PROPERTIES ANNEXED
FROM THE TOWN INTO THE CITY.
S 2. Any such agreement, or any amendments to the agreement, must be
approved by each municipality by a majority vote of the voting strength
of its governing body. At least thirty days prior to voting on any such
agreement or amendments to the agreement, each municipality shall hold a
public hearing on the proposal.
S 3. When any service to be provided TO PROPERTIES IN THE TOWN
involves an independent municipal corporation, the agreement shall also
require the participation and approval of such municipal corporation by
a majority vote of the voting strength of its governing body.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S 4. Any such agreement shall:
(i) establish a process for entering into an agreement between the
city and the town for identifying and determining the affected proper-
ties or boundaries;
(ii) identify the types of taxes to be shared;
(iii) specify the percentage of tax revenues that each municipality
shall receive, or otherwise establish a formula or other means for
determining the amount of tax revenues each municipality shall receive;
(iv) specify the process and method of collecting and sharing such tax
(v) address any other matters as determined to be necessary or appro-
priate by the city and town.
S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and shall apply to any
properties subject to annexation after April 1, 2010.