N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 99-T
Contracts with banks or trust companies for the collection of water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or certain special ass...


§ 99-t. Contracts with banks or trust companies for the collection of water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or certain special assessments.

1.

Notwithstanding any general, special or local law to the contrary, a municipal corporation having the responsibility for the collection of water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments which are not collected together with real property taxes, may enter into a contract with one or more banks or trust companies, as those terms are defined in paragraphs d and e of subdivision one of § 10 (Deposits of public money)section ten of this article, for the collection of any or all such user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or such special assessments. For purposes of this section, the term “special assessment” shall have the same meaning as in subdivision fifteen of Real Property Tax Law § 102 (Definitions)section one hundred two of the real property tax law and shall be limited to those special assessments not collected together with real property taxes.

2.

Such bank or trust company shall collect payments of water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments, pursuant to such contract, which contract shall contain provisions relating to:

(a)

the period during which payments may be collected;

(b)

any authorized prompt payment discounts, penalties and interest for late payments, and acceptance of partial payments;

(c)

the furnishing of receipts to each person paying such user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments;

(d)

the deposit of all such user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments collected, immediately upon receipt, in the account or accounts designated by the municipal corporation in such bank or trust company, or in any other bank or trust company designated by the municipal corporation;

(e)

the maintenance of appropriate records of deposits showing the dates and amounts of all user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments collected, and the individuals from whom such user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments were collected;

(f)

the transmission to the appropriate municipal official of a daily report of the user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments collected, which report shall be accompanied by a statement showing the deposits credited to the account of the municipal corporation; and

(g)

the performance of such other duties, and the maintenance of such other records, as the contract may provide.

3.

(a) A bank or trust company which has entered into a contract with a municipal corporation pursuant to this section shall be liable to the municipal corporation for all loss or damage that may result from any failure of the bank’s or trust company’s officers, employees or agents to discharge their duties, or from any improper or incorrect discharge of those duties. The bank or trust company shall save the municipal corporation free and harmless from any and all loss occasioned by or incurred in the performance of services under a contract pursuant to this section.

(b)

A bank or trust company which has entered into a contract with a municipal corporation pursuant to this section, and which receives moneys from an individual for payment of water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments, shall be liable to such individual, upon failure to properly credit such payment, for the amount of the user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments, plus interest and penalties imposed thereon.

4.

Moneys deposited with a bank or trust company pursuant to this section shall be secured in the manner provided by section ten of this chapter.

5.

The statutory powers and duties of the municipal officer responsible for collecting water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments, including the authority to receive such user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments shall not be affected by the existence of a contract executed pursuant to this section, except that such official shall:

a.

notify the bank or trust company of the commencement of the collection period for such payments;

b.

include in the appropriate notices the fact that payment may be made to the bank or trust company;

c.

notify the bank or trust company of the date on which the interest-free or penalty-free collection period expires; and

d.

make the appropriate entries in the official records of the municipal corporation, upon receiving each daily report of user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or special assessments, collected by the bank or trust company.

6.

A contract executed pursuant to this section shall be subject to the requirements of article 5-A (Public Contracts)article five-A of this chapter, and shall be for a term not to exceed five years, except that it shall be subject to cancellation by the municipal corporation at any time upon thirty days notice to the bank or trust company.

Source: Section 99-T — Contracts with banks or trust companies for the collection of water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or certain special ass..., https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/99-T (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

70
Payment of judgments against municipal corporation
70‑A
Liability for expenses incurred in enforcing lawful required payment of moneys to state agencies
71
Liability for damages by mobs and riots
71‑A
Injury or death of person aiding a police officer or peace officer
71‑B
Operation of snowmobiles
72
Acquisition of lands for erection of monuments
72‑A
Acquisition and development of forest lands
72‑B
Acquisition of lands and erection of memorial buildings
72‑C
Expenses of members of the police department and other peace officers in attending police training schools
72‑D
Acquisition of lands for park and parkway purposes or for district headquarters for the state department of transportation, and dedicatio...
72‑E
Acquisition of lands for park and parkway purposes and dedication of the same by the counties of Broome, Monroe and Erie
72‑F
Acquisition of lands for parkway and airport purposes and dedication of the same by counties and municipal corporations
72‑G
Expenses of volunteer firefighters attending training schools and instruction courses
72‑H
Sale, lease and transfer to municipal corporations of certain public lands
72‑I
Acquisition of lands and erection of memorial buildings by adjoining villages
72‑J
Parking garages and parking spaces
72‑K
Parking facilities and appurtenances within or outside of the state highway right of way
72‑K*2
Notification of change in use of property used for recreational purposes
72‑L
Navigation and flood control improvements in cooperation with the federal government
72‑M
Appropriations for Bicentennial celebration
72‑M*2
Emergency transportation plans
72‑N
Air space and air and subsurface areas
72‑O
Expenses of volunteer fire officers and firefighters appearing before a court or other tribunal
72‑P
Lease of real property by a municipality
72‑P*2
Establishment of farmers’ markets
72‑R
Adopt-a-beach stewardship program
73
Cities and villages may hold property in trust for certain purposes
74
Condemnation of real property
74‑B
Payment of moving and relocation expenses of residential and commercial owners and tenants of appropriated property
74‑C
Taking of billboards
75
Limitation on acquisition of water rights in Dutchess county
76
Limitation on acquisition of water rights in Westchester and Putnam counties
77
Leases of public buildings to posts of veteran organizations, organizations of volunteer firefighters, and child care agencies
77‑A
Construction and maintenance of memorial building or monument by county or city
77‑B
Expenses of certain public officers and employees attending conventions, conferences and schools
77‑C
Per diem meal allowances for travel on official business
77‑D
Traveling expenses for applicants for public employment
77‑E
Baseball field fence leases in Yates county
77‑F
Sports field fence leases in the town of Sweden, Monroe county
77‑G
Sports field fence leases in the city of Rye, Westchester county
77‑H
Sports field fence leases in the town of New Castle, Westchester county
77‑I
Sports field fence leases in the town of Yorktown, Westchester county
78
Insurance of property
78‑B
Demolition and removal of unsafe structures
80
Discrimination against non-residents
80‑A
Purchasing of products for municipal use
81
Peddling and hawking farm produce
82
Levy to pay a final judgment
83
Limitation as to amount of money to be raised
84
Refunding illegal assessments
85
Service charge on returned checks
85‑A
Taxation of transient merchants
86
Regulation of commercial and business activities on Memorial day and Independence day
86‑A
Regulation of installation of portable electrical equipment used for amusement devices
87
Support and maintenance of charitable and other institutions
88
Disposition of stray or unwanted dogs by municipality
88*2
Catv franchises prohibited
88‑A
Merit award board to reward employees for suggestions
89
Payment of debts of illegal corporations
90
Payment of overtime compensation to public officers or employees
91
Payment of rewards for apprehension and conviction of a person or persons guilty of felony or misdemeanor
91‑A
Arson investigation
92
Vacations, sick leaves and leaves of absence of officers and employees
92‑A
Medical, surgical and hospital services or insurance for officers, employees and retired officers and employees of public corporations an...
92‑B
Audit of claims under certain contracts for administering medical assistance
92‑C
Emergency service volunteer
92‑D
Sick leave for officers and employees with a qualifying World Trade Center condition
93
Payment of certain insurance premiums for officers and employees of municipal corporations and agencies or instrumentalities thereof
93‑A
Written statement of deductions to accompany payment of salary or wages to officers or employees in certain cases
93‑B
Deductions from wages or salaries of civil service employees
93‑C
The appropriate disbursing or fiscal officer of any municipality or other political subdivision of the state is hereby authorized to dedu...
93‑D
Payroll payment by banks or trust companies
94
Earnings of municipal corporations from certain municipally operated public utility services
94‑A
Tax equivalent payments of the city of Jamestown board of public utilities
95
Youth agencies and assistance
95‑A
Programs for the aging
96
Municipal community garden activities
96‑A
Use of certain lands for the construction and operation of neighborhood youth centers
96‑A*2
Protection of historical places, buildings and works of art
96‑B
Tree conservation
97
Power of municipalities to furnish and contract for fire and police communication system
98
Operation and maintenance of railroad passenger stations in certain municipalities
98‑A
Acquisition and lease of railroad facilities
98‑B
Municipal assistance to public authorities furnishing transportation services
99
Regulation of open wells, cesspools, basins or sumps
99‑A
Use of municipally operated dumping ground by another municipality
99‑B
Receipts for money received
99‑C
Agreements for joint building inspectors by municipal corporations
99‑D
Planning for future capital improvements
99‑E
Operation, improvement and maintenance of parks
99‑F
Comprehensive sewer and water studies
99‑G
Capital program
99‑H
Participation in federal programs
99‑I
Participation in programs to promote progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts
99‑J
Control of aquatic plant growth
99‑K
Fees to jurors or witnesses
99‑L
Fees in criminal actions and other proceedings
99‑M
Cash bail and partially secured bail bond
99‑N
Transfer and lease of ferry boats and buses
99‑O
Transfer and lease of mass commuting vehicles by the county of Suffolk
99‑P
Municipality, district corporation or school district as reciprocal insurer
99‑Q
Facilities for the unified court system
99‑R
Contracts for services
99‑S
Transfer and sale of delinquent real estate tax receivables
99‑T
Contracts with banks or trust companies for the collection of water or sewer user fees, charges, rates or rentals, or certain special ass...
99‑U
Municipal cooperation agreements for counties
99‑V
Veterans services
99‑W
Land for monument erection
99‑X
Prohibit symbols of hate
99‑Y
Internet access and communications
99‑Z
Municipal officers or employees prohibited from displaying political advertisements on public property

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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