[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Legislature of the County of Ulster by L.L. No. 4-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
From time to time, the County has acquired real property from various sources. Many of such properties are not required for the corporate purposes of the County and could be better put to private use. The transfer of such surplus property to the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency would serve the useful purpose of improving the County's economic climate by increasing business and employment opportunities and ultimately return some of these properties to fully taxable status.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide authority for the sale or lease of such surplus property to the Industrial Development Agency without the requirement that such property be sold or leased only to the highest bidder after public advertisement and to allow the lease of such property for terms in excess of five years.
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 215, Subdivision 4 of the County Law, upon the determination by the Ulster County Legislature that any County real property is no longer necessary for public use, such property may be sold or leased for a period not exceeding 25 years to the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the County Legislature by resolution in the same manner and with the same rights and privileges as if said property were owned by an individual.
Such property may be sold or leased as provided in § 122-2 hereof only by resolution adopted by the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the total membership of the County Legislature.
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 215, Subdivision 6 of the County Law, such property may be sold or leased to the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency under the provisions of § 122-2 hereof without public advertisement or bidding.
This chapter shall not take effect until at least 45 days after its adoption, nor until approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the County of Ulster voting on a proposition for its approval if within 45 days after its adoption there is filed with the Clerk of the County Legislature a petition protesting against such chapter in conformity with the provisions of § 24, Subdivision 1a of the Municipal Home Rule Law, and upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State.