[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newburgh 11-13-1967 (Ch. 9, Art. IV, of the Code of Ordinances); amended in its entirety 8-9-2004 by L.L. No. 1-2004. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Tax sales — See Charter, Art. VIII, § C8.30.
The purpose of this chapter is to supersede General City Law § 23(2)(b) so as to authorize the public or private sale or lease of real property owned by or in the control of the City through public or private transaction.
Any real property owned by or any franchise belonging to or under the control of the City may be sold or leased at public or private sale. If at a public sale, the provisions of § 13-5 herein defining the procedures to be followed to hold a public auction shall apply.
No sale or lease of any real property owned by the City or of any franchise belonging to or under the control of the City of Newburgh shall be valid or authorized unless subsequently approved by a vote of 4/5 of all the members of the Council.
No franchise shall be granted or operated for a period of longer than 50 years. The Council may, however, grant to the owner or lessees of an existing franchise under which operations are being actually carried on such additional rights or extensions in the street or streets in which said franchise exists, upon such terms as the interests of the City may require, with or without advertisements as the Council may determine; provided, however, that no such grant shall be operative unless approved by the Council and by the Mayor.
Real property owned by the City leased, sold or otherwise alienated by public sale shall be at public auction to the highest bidder, under proper regulations as to the giving of security and after public notice of the time and place and terms of such sale has been published at least once in the official newspaper of the City at least one week prior to such sale.
As used in this chapter, the phrase "real property owned by the City" shall not include real property acquired by the City of Newburgh through a foreclosure of taxes in rem, pursuant to Article 11, Title 3, of the Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York. As to such real property the provisions of said article shall apply.