N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1548
Purpose and powers of the authority


The purpose of the authority shall be to construct, operate and maintain one or more projects in the village. To carry out said purpose, the authority shall have power:

1.

To sue and be sued;

2.

To have a seal and alter the same at pleasure;

3.

To acquire, hold and dispose of personal property for its corporate purposes, including the power to purchase prospective or tentative awards in connection with the condemnation of real property;

4.

To acquire, in the name of the village by purchase or condemnation, and use necessary real property. All real property acquired by the authority by condemnation shall be acquired in the manner provided in the condemnation law or in the manner provided by law for the condemnation of land by the village;

5.

To make by-laws for the management and regulation of its affairs, and, subject to agreements with bondholders, for the regulation of the project;

6.

With the consent of the village to use agents, employees and facilities of the village, paying to the village its agreed proportion of the compensation or costs;

7.

To appoint officers, agents and employees, to prescribe their qualifications and to fix their compensation; subject, however, to the provisions of the civil service law, as hereinafter provided;

8.

To appoint an attorney, who may be the corporation counsel, and to fix his compensation;

9.

To make contracts and leases, and to execute all instruments necessary or convenient;

10.

To construct such buildings, structures and facilities as may be necessary;

11.

To reconstruct, improve, maintain and operate the projects;

12.

To accept grants, loans or contributions from the United States, the state of New York, or any agency or instrumentality of either of them, or the village, or an individual, by bequest or otherwise, and to expend the proceeds for any purposes of the authority;

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To fix and collect rentals, fees and other charges for the use of the projects or any of them subject to and in accordance with such agreements with bondholders as may be made as hereinafter provided;

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To construct, operate or maintain in the projects all facilities necessary or convenient in connection therewith; and to contract for the construction, operation or maintenance of any parts thereof or for services to be performed; to rent parts thereof, and grant concessions, all on such terms and conditions as it may determine; provided, however, that neither the authority, the village of Tuckahoe, or any agency of the authority or village, or any other person, firm or corporation shall, within or on any property comprising a part of any project authorized by this title, sell, dispense or otherwise handle any product used in or for the servicing of any motor vehicle using any project or facility authorized by this title. * NB Dissolved December 1977

Source: Section 1548 — Purpose and powers of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1548 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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