[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Legislature of Tompkins County 9-20-2005 by L.L. No. 5-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also superseded former Ch. 30, Empire Zones, adopted by the Board of Representatives of Tompkins County 8-20-2002 by L.L. No. 7-2002.
The County of Tompkins is hereby authorized and empowered to submit an application for designation of certain areas within the County as an Empire Zone; provided, however, that such authorization and empowerment shall be conditioned upon the prior concurrence with respect to such application of the governing bodies of any and all cities, towns, and villages in which such zone is located.
The boundaries of said areas to be included in said Empire Zone shall be as set forth in Schedule A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Editor's Note: Schedule A is on file in the County offices.
Pursuant to requirements of § 963 of the General Municipal Law, the County Assessor shall serve as the Local Empire Zone Certification Officer of Tompkins County's Empire Zone and shall perform the following duty, to wit: certify, jointly with the New York State Commissioner of Economic Development and the New York State Commissioner of Labor, those business enterprises that are eligible to receive benefits referred to in § 966 of the General Municipal Law and any other applicable statutes.
Pursuant to Article 18-B of the General Municipal Law, a Local Empire Zone Administrative Board is hereby established to consist of not less than six members.
All appointments to the Board shall be made by the Tompkins County Legislature.
The members shall not include the Local Empire Zone Certification Officer and shall include a representative of local business, organized labor, financial institutions, local educational institutions, community organizations and at least one resident of the Empire Zone.
The Chairperson of the Board shall be the Tompkins County Commissioner of Planning.
The Local Empire Zone Administrative Board shall perform all duties required of it pursuant to § 963(b) of the General Municipal Law.