New York General Municipal Law
Local Historic Preservation Report
1. In order to facilitate the coordination between state and local preservation policies and activities and to provide necessary information for the effective financial and technical assistance to local government and for a state clearinghouse of public preservation programs, the chief executive officer of every county, city, town and village or designee of such officer may within twenty-four months after the effective date of this section, prepare or cause to be prepared a local historic preservation report. This report may include, but need not be limited to:
(a) A statement of the present status of historic preservation activities and land use or other regulations relating thereto as they are being administered within the reporting jurisdiction by the local governing body and its appointed agents including a landmarks commission, planning board, environmental management council or other agency;
(b) Proposals, if any, for the preservation and use of registered property and other historic and cultural properties within the reporting jurisdiction;
(c) An identification and analysis of any problems or issues relating to the effectiveness of local development or administration of historic preservation plans and programs, including problems of funding and personnel requirements, procedural problems, enforcement problems, or any other issue. After a public hearing has been held on a draft report such report in final form shall be submitted to the commissioner of parks and recreation and a copy shall be available for public inspection in the municipal office of the reporting jurisdiction. It may be reviewed and updated as necessary.
2. The commissioner of the office of parks and recreation shall prepare and distribute a format which may be used or completed by reporting jurisdictions to satisfy the provisions of this section. The purposes of such report are informational and compliance by a reporting jurisdiction shall not be used by the commissioner or any other state official as a condition for the performance of any state service, assistance or other action.