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Section 80-B Construction or improvement by the department of transportation partly at municipal expense

Highway (HAY)

Construction or improvement by the department of transportation partly at municipal expense. 1. In connection with the undertaking of any project for which the commissioner is authorized to use moneys of the federal government pursuant to the provisions of subdivision thirty-four-a of section ten and section eighty of this chapter to assure the effective discharge of state responsibilities with respect to regional transportation needs, on highways, roads, streets, bicycle paths or pedestrian paths that are not on the state highway system, the commissioner shall submit such project to the governing body or bodies of the affected municipality or municipalities together with estimates of costs thereof. If such project includes a municipal project, as that term is defined in accordance with article thirteen of the transportation law, the state share of such municipal project shall also be included. If such project includes a project affecting a highway, road, street, bicycle path or pedestrian path not on the state highway system, the state share shall be equal to eighty percent of the difference between the total project cost and the federal assistance, provided, however, the commissioner may increase the state share to an amount equal to one hundred percent of the difference between the total project cost and the federal assistance where he determines that the need for the project results substantially from actions undertaken pursuant to section ten of this chapter. No such project shall proceed without the approval of the governing body of a municipality. Such governing body may request the commissioner to undertake the provision of such project. If the commissioner agrees to such undertaking he shall notify the local governing body which shall appropriate sufficient moneys to pay the estimated amount of the municipal share. Such moneys shall be deposited with the state comptroller who is authorized to receive and accept the same for the purposes of such project, subject to the draft or requisition of the commissioner. When the work of such project has been completed, the commissioner shall render to the governing body of such municipality an itemized statement showing in full (a) the amount of money that has been deposited by such municipality with the state comptroller as hereinbefore provided, and (b) all disbursements made pursuant to this section for such project. Any surplus moneys shall be paid to such municipality on the warrant of the comptroller on vouchers therefor approved by the commissioner. When the work of such project has been completed and it is determined by the commissioner that the amount of the cost to be borne by the municipality is in excess of the amount deposited by such municipality with the state comptroller, the commissioner shall then notify the municipality of the deficiency of funds. The municipality shall then within ninety days of the receipt of such notice, pay such amount to the state comptroller. For purposes of this section, the term "municipality" shall include a city, county, town, village or two or more of the foregoing acting jointly.

  2. For each fiscal year set out in the schedule hereinbelow amounts shall be distributed pursuant to annual appropriation from the dedicated highway and bridge trust fund or by authorization by the legislature for the state share of municipal street and highway capital projects in an amount set out in such schedule for the corresponding state fiscal year: State Fiscal Year Appropriation 1993-94 $45,000,000 1994-95 $35,000,000 1995-96 $45,000,000 1996-97 $35,000,000