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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Notice of Joint Hearing

NOTICE OF JOINT HEARING

On Petition to Annex Territory from the Town of Plattsburgh, New York

to

the City of Plattsburgh, New York

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to General Municipal Law §704, that a petition by the City of Plattsburgh, New York (the “City”) for annexation to the City, of certain territory situated in the Town of Plattsburgh (the “Town”), has been filed with the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Plattsburgh. The property described in the petition for annexation (the “Petition”) is more particularly described as follows: approximately 224+/- acres of real property located on Rugar Street in the Town of Plattsburgh, comprised of Tax Map Nos. 220.-4-31.2 and 220.-4-32, and as further described in the legal description attached to the Petition (collectively, the aforementioned real property is referred to herein as the "Premises").

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that on September 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm at 130 Arizona Avenue, Plattsburgh, New York 12903, a joint hearing will be held by the aforesaid City of Plattsburgh and Town of Plattsburgh, upon said Petition at which time and date all interested persons shall be given opportunity to be heard.

In addition, provided that certain Executive Orders issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo allowing participation through videoconferencing are extended such that use of videoconferencing remains lawful as of September 24, 2020, the public will also be permitted to observe the proceedings and be heard on September 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm via Zoom at the following website address:  https://zoom.us/j/99022260963.  

For live web commenting, members of the public may join the Zoom meeting at 6:00 p.m. on September 24th, 2020 and will be provided an opportunity to make comments verbally in real time by utilizing Zoom’s “Attendee” feature.

Additional information and links to instructions for using the Zoom platform can be found in the Temporary Board Procedures document on the Planning Board webpage of the City’s website at www.cityofplattsburgh.com.

Members of the public without access to a computer who wish to comment live via telephone during the hearing may call into the Zoom meeting’s conference line at US: 1-646-558-8656 and enter Webinar ID: 990 2226 0963

In addition to any verbal comments that members of the public may wish to make during the Joint Hearing, the City and Town encourage all interested parties to submit written comments to the City and Town in advance of September 24, 2020, which will all be included within the hearing record. 

The members of the aforesaid governing boards of the City and Town will meet at the above time and place and will receive evidence and information which may be presented concerning the Petition and the question of whether the annexation is in the overall public interest, including, but not limited to testimony, evidence and information concerning the grounds set forth in General Municipal Law §705(1) as follows:

a)  That a person signing the Petition is not qualified therefor; or

b)  That the persons signing such Petition do not constitute 20% of the persons residing within such Premises, qualified to vote for Town officials; or

c)  That the persons signing such Petition do not represent the owners of a majority in assessed valuation of the property within such Premises assessed upon the last  preceding assessment roll of the Town; or

d)  That the Petition does not otherwise substantially comply in form or content with the provisions of Article 17 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York; or

e)  That the proposed annexation is or is not in the overall public interest

1) of the Premises proposed to annexed; or

2)  of the local government or governments to which the Premises is proposed to be annexed; or

3)  of the remaining area of the local government or governments in which such Premises is situated; or

4) of any school district, fire district or other district corporation, public benefit corporation, fire protection district, fire alarm district or town or county improvement district, situated wholly or partly in the Premises proposed to be annexed.

Objections based upon subparagraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d) above, in addition to the presentation of oral testimony thereon, must be submitted in writing and placed on file with the City and Town holding the hearing and made a part of the record of the hearing.

Dated: August 21, 2020

Notice provided by Hon. Colin L. Read, Mayor, City of Plattsburgh for the City of Plattsburgh and also for Hon. Michael S. Cashman, Supervisor, Town of Plattsburgh



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