File #: Res 0079-2022    Version: * Name: Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Finance
On agenda: 3/24/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution authorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District, an extension of the boundaries of such district, a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in such district is based, and an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in such district, 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 Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District.
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 79, 2. Committee Report 3/24/22, 3. Hearing Testimony 3/24/22, 4. Hearing Transcript 3/24/22, 5. March 24, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 6. City Planning Commission Report, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-24-22, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 24, 2022
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3/24/2022*Justin L. Brannan City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Justin L. Brannan City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Justin L. Brannan City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Finance Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/24/2022*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Finance Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 79

 

Resolution authorizing an increase in the amount to be expended annually in the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District, an extension of the boundaries of such district, a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in such district is based, and an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in such district, 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 Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District.

 

By Council Member Brannan

 

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 November 17, 2021, provided for the preparation of an amended district plan that is for the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District (the “District”) in the Borough of Queens; 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. 72 for the year 2003; and

 

                     WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 25-410(b) of the Law, an amendment to the district plan that provides for additional improvements or services or any change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based, or 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 changes and that the tax and debt limits prescribed in Section 25-412 of the Law will not be exceeded by such changes; and

 

                     WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 25-410(c) of the Law, an amendment to the district plan that provides for an increase in the total maximum amount to be expended for improvements in such district 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 by such increase; and

 

                     WHEREAS, the District wishes to increase the amount to be expended annually in the District to $1,500,000, to extend the District’s boundaries, and to amend the district plan in order to change the method of assessment upon which the district charge is based and to increase the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in 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 November 29, 2021; and

 

                     WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Amended Plan to the City Council on November 30, 2021; 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 November 30, 2021; and

                     

                     WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Amended Plan to Queens Community Board 12 (the “Community Board”), in which the proposed extended district is located, on November 30, 2021; and                     

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC submitted the Amended Plan to the Queens Borough President on November 30, 2021; 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 December 8, 2021, the Community Board voted to recommend disapproval of the Amended Plan; and

 

                     WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, the CPC reviewed the Amended Plan, held a public hearing on January 19, 2022, 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 Queens Borough President, to the City Council and to the Council Members representing the council districts in which the District is located; and

                     

                     WHEREAS, pursuant to section 25-405(c) of the Law, a copy of the CPC’s report, the original district plan and the Amended Plan were transmitted for filing with the City Clerk on February 17, 2022; 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:

 

                     (i) April 7, 2022 is the date and 10:00 a.m. is the time and the City Council Committee 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, an extension of the District’s boundaries, a change in the method of assessment upon which the district charge in the District is based, and an increase in the maximum total amount to be expended for improvements in the District;

                     

(ii) the Sutphin Boulevard District Management Association shall, not less than ten (10) nor more than thirty (30) 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;

                     

                     (iii) 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;

                     

                     (iv) in the event that the Sutphin Boulevard 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

 

(v) on behalf of the City Council and pursuant to Section 25-410(b) of the Law, the Sutphin Boulevard 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.