NOTICE OF JOINT PUBLIC HEARING - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 AT 5PM

NOTICE OF JOINT HEARING

 

On Petition to Annex Territory from the City of Plattsburgh, New York

to

the Town of Plattsburgh, New York

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to General Municipal Law §704, that a petition by the County of Clinton, New York (the “County”) for annexation to the Town of Plattsburgh (the “Town”), of certain territory situated in the City of Plattsburgh (the “City”), has been filed with the Office of the Clerk of the Town and City. The property described in the petition for annexation (the “Petition”) is more particularly described as follows: approximately 18.05+/- acres of real property located at 15/27 LeMay Drive in the City of Plattsburgh, comprised of Tax Map No. 233.6-1-2.1, and as further described in the legal description attached to the Petition (collectively, the aforementioned real property is referred to herein as the "Premises").

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that on October 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm at 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, New York 12901 (“City Hall”), a joint hearing will be held by the aforesaid City of Plattsburgh and Town of Plattsburgh, upon said Petition at which time and date all interested persons shall be given opportunity to be heard. 

In addition to any verbal comments that members of the public may wish to make during the Joint Hearing, the City and Town encourage all interested parties to submit written comments to the City and Town in advance of October 21, 2021, which will all be included within the hearing record. 

The members of the aforesaid governing boards of the City and Town will meet at the above time and place and will receive evidence and information which may be presented concerning the Petition and the question of whether the annexation is in the overall public interest, including, but not limited to testimony, evidence and information concerning the grounds set forth in General Municipal Law §705(1) as follows:

 

a)  That a person signing the Petition is not qualified therefor; or

b)  That the persons signing such Petition do not constitute 20% of the persons residing within such Premises, qualified to vote for City officials; or

c)  That the persons signing such Petition do not represent the owners of a majority in assessed valuation of the property within such Premises assessed upon the last preceding assessment roll of the City; or

d)  That the Petition does not otherwise substantially comply in form or content with the provisions of Article 17 of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York; or

e)  That the proposed annexation is or is not in the overall public interest

1) of the Premises proposed to annexed; or

2)  of the local government or governments to which the Premises is proposed to be annexed; or

3)  of the remaining area of the local government or governments in which such Premises is situated; or

4) of any school district, fire district or other district corporation, public benefit corporation, fire protection district, fire alarm district or town or county improvement district, situated wholly or partly in the Premises proposed to be annexed.

Objections based upon subparagraphs (a), (b), (c) or (d) above, in addition to the presentation of oral testimony thereon, must be submitted in writing and placed on file with the City and Town holding the hearing and made a part of the record of the hearing.

Dated: September 22, 2021

Notice provided by Hon. Christopher Rosenquest, Mayor, City of Plattsburgh for the City of Plattsburgh and also by Hon. Michael S. Cashman, Supervisor, Town of Plattsburgh for the Town of Plattsburgh.