[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Johnson City as indicated in article histories. The former Economic Development Zone was renamed Empire Zone 5-1-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-15-1994 by L.L. No. 2-1994]
The Empire Zone Administrative Board shall consist of one representative of a local financial institution, one representative of an organized labor union, one representative of an educational institution and one officer or employee from one of the municipalities sponsoring the application; and from the City of Binghamton, Village of Johnson City and the Village of Endicott there shall be appointed one business owner, one zone resident and one representative of a community organization, for a total of 13 members.
[Amended 12-6-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005]
The Village of Johnson City hereby authorizes the County of Broome, on behalf of the Village of Johnson City, to submit to the Commissioner of Economic Development for the State of New York an application for the creation of an Empire Zone within a certain area of the aforementioned municipalities, and amendment of the boundary of said zone, now known as the “Triple Cities Empire Zone.”
The Village of Johnson City hereby agrees, upon the approval of the aforementioned Empire Zone, to provide local tax and other incentives, pursuant to Real Property Tax Law § 485-e, to properties within the Empire Zone, as delineated on the attached map, which are also situate within the Village of Johnson City.
The zone certifier required by the Empire Zones Program shall be an employee of the Broome County Industrial Development Agency until such time as an Economic Development Alliance is established.
[Amended 12-6-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005]
Copies of this article shall be forwarded to the County of Broome, Town of Union, Village of Endicott, City of Binghamton and the New York State Department of Economic Development.
[Added 10-4-1994 by L.L. No. 6-1994]
Expansion of the Johnson City subzone of the Empire Zone will be provided by deducting the Conrail right-of-way from the calculation of the amount of property within the zone. The Johnson City subzone will be expanded to the northwest part of Field Street, part of Corliss Avenue, to the south to include 338 Grand Avenue and to the northeast to include part of Pratt Avenue, North Broad and Diment Streets and 101 and 99 Lester Avenue. Property removed from the zone is the Picciano Building on Arch Street.
The Johnson City subzone is amended to include 100 Albert Street and 305 Main Street. The following will be deleted from the subzone: 107 Main Street, 115 Main Street, 131 Main Street, 308 Main Street, 24 Avenue D, 28 Avenue C and State of New York Highway right-of-way along interchange 70 and Oakdale Road.
[Added 5-1-2001 by L.L. No. 2-2001]
The Johnson City subzone is amended to include 107 Main Street, 115 Main Street, and 131 Main Street. The following will be deleted from the subzone: part of Corliss Avenue, 235 Harry L. Drive, 100 Albert Street, and part of North Broad and Diment Streets north of Pratt Avenue. Additional areas of inclusion and deletion are indicated in the map dated November 5, 2005, and filed in the Village Clerk's office.
[Added 12-6-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005]
[Added 10-4-1994 by L.L. No. 6-1994; amended 12-6-2005 by L.L. No. 8-2005]
The area of the Empire Zone within the Village of Johnson City is set forth on the map entitled "Appendix A," as amended by the map dated November 5, 2005.
[Adopted 6-20-1995 by L.L. No. 4-1995]
The procedures and criteria listed below are adopted to make Empire Zone tax benefits available to businesses relocating to the zone from within the Village.
The applicant business must submit to the Triple Cities Empire Zone Coordinator an application for zone certification with a brief narrative and evidence it has moved or is moving into the zone and meets one of the following criteria:
An existing business is expanding and has insufficient or inappropriate space at its present location.
An existing business is leasing or otherwise occupying space which it does not own and has acquired a facility within the zone.
An existing business is operating out of a person's home and is seeking to relocate outside the home.
The proposed location better meets the goals of the applicant's business plan.
The Triple Cities Empire Zone Coordinator is hereby authorized to approve certification eligibility for such businesses when they meet any one of those criteria.