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General powers of the authority
Public Authorities (PBA) CHAPTER 43-A, ARTICLE 8, TITLE 34
§ 2799-ggg. General powers of the authority. Except as otherwise
limited by this title, the authority shall have power:

1. to sue and be sued;

2. to have a seal and alter the same at pleasure;

3. to borrow money and issue bonds for any of its corporate purposes
or its projects and to provide for the rights of the holders thereof;

4. to make and alter by-laws for its organization and management, and,
subject to agreements with its bondholders, to make and alter rules and
regulations governing the exercise of its powers and the fulfillment of
its purposes under this title;

5. to acquire by purchase, grant, lease, gift, condemnation pursuant
to the provisions of the eminent domain procedure law with the approval
of the city, or otherwise and to hold and use property and facilities
necessary, convenient or desirable to carry out its corporate purposes,
and to sell, convey, mortgage, lease, pledge, exchange or otherwise
dispose of any such property and facilities;

6. to acquire, construct, reconstruct, lease, expand, improve,
maintain, equip, furnish, operate one or more projects and, if
necessary, to pay or finance the cost thereof;

7. to apply for and to accept gifts, grants, loans, or contributions
of funds or property or financial or other aid in any form from, and
enter into contracts or other transactions with, the federal government,
the state or any public corporation or any other source, and to use any
such gifts, grants, loans or contributions for any of its corporate

8. to grant options to renew any lease with respect to any project or
projects and to grant options to buy any project;

9. to designate the depositories of its money;

10. to establish its fiscal year;

11. to enter into contracts, agreements and leases with the federal
government, the state, the county, the city, any person or other public
corporation and to execute all instruments necessary or convenient to
accomplishing its corporate purposes;

12. to appoint such officers, employees and agents as the authority
may require for the performance of its duties, and to fix and determine
their qualifications, duties, and compensation subject to the provisions
of the civil service law and any applicable collective bargaining
agreement, and to retain or employ counsel, auditors, engineers and
private consultants on a contract basis or otherwise for rendering
professional, management or technical services and advice;

13. with the consent of the mayor to use employees, agents,
consultants and facilities of the city, paying the city its agreed
proportion of the compensation or costs;

14. to make plans, surveys, and studies necessary, convenient or
desirable to the effectuation of the purposes and powers of the
authority and to prepare recommendations in regard thereto;

15. to enter upon such lands, waters or premises as in the judgment of
the authority may be necessary, convenient or desirable for the purpose
of making surveys, soundings, borings and examinations to accomplish any
purpose authorized by this title, the authority being liable for actual
damage done;

16. the authority may covenant and consent that the interest on any of
its bonds or notes issued pursuant to this title shall be includible,
under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent
corresponding internal revenue law of the United States, in gross income
of the holders of the bonds or notes to the same extent and in the same
manner that the interest on bills, bonds, notes or other obligations of
the United States is includible in the gross income of the holders
thereof under said Internal Revenue Code or any such subsequent law;

17. to do all things necessary, convenient or desirable to carry out
its purposes and for the exercise of the powers granted in this title;

18. to insure or provide for the insurance of the authority's property
or operations as required by law and also against such other risks as
the authority may deem advisable.