City of Plattsburgh, NY
Clinton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Plattsburgh 3-23-2016 by L.L. No. 3-2016 (Ch. 3 of the 1989 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
All that part of the Town of Plattsburgh, in the County of Clinton, within the following boundaries, is hereby constituted a city, which shall be known and designated as the "City of Plattsburgh," to wit: Beginning in the shore of Lake Champlain, at low-water mark in Cumberland Bay, at the southwest corner of the lands conveyed by the City of Plattsburgh to the people of the State of New York by deed dated May 12, 1932, and recorded in the Clinton County Clerk's office May 14, 1932, in Volume 168 of deeds, at page 284; running thence northerly on the west line of the lands so conveyed by the City to the people of the State of New York aforesaid, to the northwest corner of the lands so conveyed by the City of Plattsburgh to the people of the State of New York; running thence easterly, on the north line of the land so conveyed by the City of Plattsburgh to the people of the State of New York, to the west lines of lands conveyed by Alice G. Hagar and husband to Ellen Vincent by deed dated July 9, 1912, and recorded in the Clinton County Clerk's office January 15, 1932, in Volume 167 of deeds, at page 222; running thence northerly in the west line of the lands so conveyed by Hagar to Vincent, to the south bounds of the highway leading from the state road to Cumberland Head; thence westerly in the south bounds of said highway to the east bounds of the state road; thence southerly in the east bounds of the state road to a point in the southeasterly side of the Plattsburgh-Chazy highway 33 feet from the center line of said highway hereinafter described as beginning in the center of Plattsburgh-Chazy highway at a point 1,061.92 feet from the northeasterly end of the concrete bridge over Dead Creek, measured in the center line hereinafter described, and running on a two-degree curve to the left 313.67 feet; thence tangent to the above curve in a southeasterly direction 453 feet; thence on a five-degree curve to the right 280 feet to a point 12.25 feet northeasterly from the center of the northeasterly end of said concrete bridge; said City limits or line parallel the above described center line and 33 feet distant therefrom to a point 60 feet northeasterly from the northeasterly end of said bridge; thence across said proposed highway 66 feet; thence northeasterly in a line parallel to the above center line and 33 feet distant therefrom to the north line of Lot No. 1 of the one hundred acre lots in said patent extended easterly; thence westerly in the said north line of said Lot No. 1 extended, to the northeast corner of said Lot No. 1; thence southerly in the east bounds of said Lot Not. 1 to the northeast corner of the Boynton farm; thence westerly in the north bounds of the Boynton farm and the said north bounds extended westerly to the so-called Beekmantown road; thence south in the east bounds of said road to the south bounds of Boynton Avenue; thence westerly in the south bounds of Boynton Avenue to the north west corner of Lot No. 10; thence southerly in the west bounds of Lot No. 10 to the south bounds of the so-called Plank road; thence westerly in the south bounds of the said Plank road to the northwest corner of Lot No. 16; thence southerly in the west bounds of Lot No. 16 Rugar Street; thence westerly in the north bounds of Rugar Street to the northeast corner of Lot No. 28; thence southerly in the east bounds of Lot No. 28 and the same line extended to the south bounds of the Saranac River; thence easterly in the south bank of said river, as it winds and turns, to the east bounds of Lot No. 66; thence continuing easterly in the south bank of said river, as it winds and turns, to a point, said point being on a northerly bounds of lands of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, said point being a Concrete Monument number 206 as shown on the "Air Mobility Command, Comprehensive Plan, Real Estate Map, Plattsburgh Air Force Base, New York" dated June 1, 1979, latest revision December 30, 1993, hereinafter Real Estate Map; thence, in a southerly direction a distance of 800 feet, more or less to a point, said point being 50 feet east of the north east corner of the concrete ramp of PAFB and on the line of the extension of the north edge of the concrete ramp extended to the east; thence, in a southerly direction in a line parallel to but 50 feet east of the east edge of the concrete ramp, to a point, said point being on the west bounds of the highway crossing Lot No. 94 (South Peru Street extended south westerly); thence northerly in the west bounds of said highway to the south bounds of the right-of-way to the Chateaugay Railroad; thence easterly along the south bounds of said right-of-way, as it winds and turns, to the intersection of the northwesterly bounds of New York Road, as it exists in 1999, said northerly bounds being identified as being fifty (50) feet from the center line of said New York Road, as measured on the perpendicular therefrom; thence proceeding in a generally southerly direction along the northwesterly and westerly bounds of New York Road to the intersection of the southerly bounds of Kansas Avenue, as it exists in 1999, said southerly bounds being identified as being (50) feet from the center line of said Kansas Avenue, as measured on the perpendicular therefrom; thence proceeding in an easterly direction along the southerly bounds of said Kansas Avenue to a point, said point being northwesterly two hundred thirty-three (233) feet, more or less, from the center line of the northerly end of Iowa Circle, as it exists in 1999; thence proceeding in a southwesterly, southerly, southeasterly, and northeasterly direction along a line parallel to but two hundred thirty-three (233) feet, more or less, northwesterly, westerly, southwesterly and easterly from the center line of said Iowa Circle, as measured on the perpendicular therefrom, to a point on the southwesterly bounds of Kansas Avenue, as previously described, said point being south of the southerly end of Iowa Circle; thence proceeding in a southeasterly direction along the southwesterly bounds of Kansas Avenue to the intersection of said bounds with the northerly bounds of Connecticut Road, said northerly bounds being identified as being fifty (50) feet, more or less, from the center line of said Connecticut Avenue as measured on the perpendicular therefrom; thence in an easterly direction along the northerly bounds of Connecticut Avenue to a point, said point being the intersection of said northerly bounds and a southerly extension of the line between Concrete Monuments 56 and 55 as shown on the aforesaid Real Estate Map; thence in a northerly direction along said southerly extension of the line between Concrete Monuments 56 and 55 to Concrete Monument 56 which is a point on an easterly bounds of lands of the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, as shown on said Real Estate Map; thence along said easterly bounds the following lines, courses and distances:
Line
True Bearing
Distance
56-55
N10°40'18"W
288 28'
55-54
N82°39'42"E
50.09'
54-53
N10°40'18"W
746.95'
53-52
Curve Right
485.10'
all as shown on said Real Estate Map but running in the reverse order thereto, said Concrete Monument 52 being a point on or near the north line of Lot No. 60, Plattsburgh old patent; thence continuing to the north line of said Lot No. 60; thence east along said north line of Lot No. 60 to the west shore of Lake Champlain at low-water mark; thence northerly on the westerly shore of Lake Champlain, at low-water mark as it winds and turns, to the place of beginning. (As amended by L. 1903, c. 449; L. 1930, c. 371; L. 1933, c. 131; L. 1936, c. 236; L. 2000-2; L.L. No. 3 of 2016 in accordance with Charter Section C1-6))
A. 
The off-shore boundaries of the City of Plattsburgh in Lake Champlain are hereby fixed and described as follows: All that certain parcel of land or territory lying easterly of the City of Plattsburgh, and in particular lying easterly of the low-water mark of Lake Champlain as follows: Commencing at a point in Lake Champlain, which lies on the southerly City limits if the same were extended easterly into Lake Champlain a distance of one-half (1/2) mile easterly of the east bound of U.S. Route 9, also known as "U.S. Avenue"; thence northerly, a distance of 8,222 feet to the northeasterly end of the existing stone breakwater, easterly of the Delaware and Hudson Railroad property; thence North 14°31' East a distance of 7,375 feet to a point which lies in Lake Champlain 1/2 mile southerly of the south boundary of Harlem Avenue and in the City boundary line which is also the west bounds of lands of the State of New York, and occupied as beach and camp site; thence northerly to the northeasterly boundary line of the City of Plattsburgh in the low-water mark of Lake Champlain; thence southwesterly and southerly along the low-water mark of Lake Champlain, as it winds and turns, to a point on the southerly City limits above referred to; thence turning and running easterly along the said southerly City limits, if extended, a distance of 1,500 feet, more or less, to the point or place of beginning.
B. 
The territory above described upon being included with the boundaries of the City and being in the waters of Lake Champlain shall be a portion of the ward or wards to which it lies adjacent. (As added by L. 1966, c. 969)