New York Military Law
Construction, Leasing, Equipping and Maintenance of Armories
178. Construction, leasing, equipping and maintenance of armories.
1. The adjutant general, whenever he shall deem it necessary and provided that funds have been appropriated or provided by the state or by the United States or by both for such purposes, is authorized to construct, reconstruct, expand, convert, lease, repair, alter, rehabilitate, improve, demolish, equip, furnish, maintain and operate all armories, camps, ranges, bases, buildings, structures and other facilities for the organized militia.
2. The size and suitability of such armories, camps, ranges, bases, buildings, structures and other facilities and the necessity for expenditures for all work to be done for all materials, articles and equipment to be furnished or installed and for all services to be performed pursuant to authority granted in subdivision one of this section shall be determined by the adjutant general.
3. The necessity for expenditures for repairs, alterations, materials, articles, equipment and services shall be certified to the adjutant general by the officer in charge and control of the armory or facility concerned.
4. Plans and specifications for the construction, reconstruction, expansion, conversion, repair, alteration, rehabilitation, improvement, installation of equipment and demolition of military facilities under the jurisdiction of the adjutant general shall be prepared by the office of general services. No such plans and specifications shall be prepared by the office of general services, however, until so requested by the adjutant general. The adjutant general shall approve or reject such plans and specifications, and no work shall begin until they have been approved. The appropriate office or bureau of the division of military and naval affairs, when directed by the adjutant general, may prepare estimates, plans and specifications for such work which, before approval by the adjutant general shall be approved by the office of general services. All such work shall be done in accordance with the public buildings law.
5. All work done and all materials, articles and equipment furnished or installed under authority granted in subdivision one of this section shall be inspected by a person designated by the adjutant general. Payment therefor shall not be made until the adjutant general shall certify in writing that such work has been performed and that such materials, articles and equipment have been furnished or installed in accordance with the provisions of the agreement or contract. Expenditures which do not exceed five thousand dollars shall be made only upon a like certificate of the inspector or of the officer in charge and control of the armory or other military facility where the work is performed or materials, articles or equipment furnished or installed.
6. Copies of all agreements and contracts made for work to be done or for materials, articles or equipment to be furnished or installed under authority granted in subdivision one of this section shall be filed immediately in the office of the comptroller of the state.