N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1600-D
Purpose and powers of the authority

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


To sue and be sued;


To have a seal and alter the same at pleasure;


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;


To acquire real property subject to the approval of at least four members of the board of trustees in the name of the village by purchase or condemnation or gift, 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, and further provided, that the authority shall give the board of trustees of the village written notice of its intent to acquire any land by condemnation, whereupon said board of trustees, within a period of forty-five days after the giving of such notice, by resolution voted upon affirmatively by at least four members of such board of trustees, may determine that such land shall not be so acquired, in which event the authority shall be without further power to so acquire the same by condemnation.


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


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


To appoint an attorney, and to fix his compensation;


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


To make contracts, leases, as lessor or lessee, and any operating agreement, and to execute all instruments necessary or convenient;


To acquire, construct, reconstruct, improve, equip and furnish any project as may be necessary or convenient;


To maintain and operate any project;


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 any person, by bequest or otherwise, and to expend the proceeds for any purposes of the authority;


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


To construct, operate or maintain in the projects all facilities and equipment necessary or convenient in connection therewith; and to contract for the providing, 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, 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 facilities authorized by this title. * NB Ceased to exist December 31, 1999

Source: Section 1600-D — Purpose and powers of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1600-D (updated Jan. 9, 2015; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 9, 2015

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