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any, put upon the premises during the term of the lease, with the exception of gun racks, to become the property of the lessor upon the expiration of the lease; the lessee to pay for water, furnish heat, light and caretaker, and to make such inside and outside alterations and repairs during occupancy as it may deem necessary. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be, and is hereby, requested to prepare a lease to the City from Morton W. Smith and Edward Gould Smith, as Executors and Trustees under the last will and testament of Lucy P. Smith, deceased, of the following described premises in the Borough of Richmond:

Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Martling Avenue, 568 feet east of Manor Road, and running thence easterly along the southerly side of Martling Avenue 530 feet to Slosson Avenue; thence southerly along the westerly side of Slosson Avenue 749 feet 9 inches; thence westerly parallel with Martling Avenue, or nearly so, 444 feet 8 inches; thence northerly at right angles to Martling Avenue 411 feet 6 inches; thence again westerly and parallel with Martling Avenue 720 feet 3 inches to the Manor Road; thence northerly or nearly so, along the easterly side of Manor Road 214 feet; thence easterly and parallel to Martling Avenue 563 feet 5 inches; thence northerly at right angles to Mart

ling Avenue 120 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing 11.01 acres. --together with the dwelling, stable and hay barn thereon, for use of Troop F. Second Cavalry, N. G. N. Y., for a term of one year from January 1, 1916, at an annual rental of nine hundred dollars ($900), payable quarterly; the lessor to pay taxes, and to grant the lessee the privilege of making such inside and outside alterations and repairs during occupancy as it may deem necessary; whatever improvements, if any, put upon the premises during the term of the lease, with the exception of gun racks, to become the property of the lessor upon the expiration of the lease; the lessee to pay for water, furnish heat, light and caretaker and to make such inside and outside alterations and repairs during occupancy as it may deem necessary --and the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund deeming the said rent fair and reasonable and that it would be for the interests of the City that such lease be made, the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the same when prepared and approved by the Corporation Counsel, as provided by section 149 and 217 of the Greater New York Charter.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

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Municipal Civil Service Commission-Hiring by, of the Lexington Opera House

on East 58th Street, Borough of Manhattan, on January 20, 1916.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

January 10, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Secretary of the Municipal Civil Service Commission, in a communication to your Board under date of January 5, 1916, requests the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund to authorize the leasing of the Lexington Opera House, Nos. 145-155 East 58th Street, Manhattan, to be used by the Municipal Civil Service Commission on January 20, 1916, for the purpose of conducting an examination for the position of Attendant (Male), and requesting that the Comptroller be authorized to pay to Adolph Suesskind, Proprietor, an amount not exceeding $150 for use of the Lexington Opera House on January 20, 1916, by the Municipal Civil Service Commission, said amount to include light and the use of 900 tables and chairs.

Deeming the rent reasonable and just and it being the same as previously paid, I respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing the Comptroller to pay to Adolph Suesskind, Proprietor, Nos. 145-155 East 58th Street, Borough of Manhattan, the sum of $150 for use of the Lexington Opera House by the Municipal Civil Service Commission on January 20, 1916, from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., said sum to include sufficient light and the use of 900 chairs and tables, without the necessity of entering into a lease therefor. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Comptroller he and is hereby authorized to pay to Adolph Suesskind, proprietor, Nos. 145-155 East 58th Street, Borough of Manhattan, the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) for the use of the Lexington Opera House by the Municipal Civil Service Commission on January 20, 1916, from 9 A. M. to 5 P, M., said sum to include sufficient light and the use of nine hundred chairs and tables, and payment to be made without the necessity of entering into a lease.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

President, Borough of Manhattan-Hiring by, of Storage Space at the Foot of 22nd Street, Borough of Brooklyn, for the Storage of Free Floating Baths.

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

November 10th, 1915. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The President of the Borough of Manhattan, in a communication to your Board under date of October 14, 1915, requests a renewal of the lease of the premises at the foot of 22nd Street, Borough of Brooklyn, known as Rogers Basin, for the storage of free floating baths at the rate of $1 a day for each bath, said rent to be paid only for the actual number of days each of the said baths is so stored in Rogers Basin, said resolution to be effective from July 1, 1915, for a term of one year.

The free floating baths of the Borough of Manhattan have been stored in Rogers Basin for a number of years past at the rate of $1 a day for each bath.

The Comptroller in a communication to your Board under date of October 17, 1914, recommended the payment at the rate of $1 a day for each bath for the annual berthing of 1914-1915, which was approved at a meeting of your Board held October 22, 1914.

Deeming the rent reasonable and just and it being the same as heretofore paid, I respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing the Comptroller to pay the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, rental for the storage space at the foot of 22nd Street, Borough of Brooklyn, known as Rogers Basin, for the storage of such of the Manhattan free floating baths as are stored by the President of the Borough, from July 1, 1915, to July 1, 1916, at the rate of $1 a day for each bath, said rent to be paid only for the actual number of days each of said baths is so stored in Rogers Basin, said payment to be made upon a voucher prepared and certified to by the President of the Borough of Manhattan, without the necessity of entering into a lease therefor. Lessor Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn, DeKalb Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay to the Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn rental for storage space at the foot of 22d Street, Borough of Brooklyn, known as Rogers Basin, for the storage of such of the Manhattan free floating baths as are stored by the President of the Borough of Manhattan, from July 1, 1915, to July 1, 1916, at the rate of one dollar ($1) a day for each bath, said rent to be paid only for the actual number of days each of said baths is so stored in Rogers Basin; said payment to be made upon a voucher prepared and certified to by the President of the Borough of Manhattan, without the necessity of entering into a lease.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Fire-Turning Over by, of Premises Nos. 130-132 West Third Street, Borough

of Manhattan. The following was received from the Fire Department:

December 31. 1915. Hon. JOHN PURROY MITCHEL, Chairman of Sinking Fund Commission, Municipal

Building, Borough of Manhattan.

Sir-The premises at Nos. 130 and 132 West Third Street, Borough of Manhattan, size 50 by 80 feet, known as lot 13, block 543, volume 4, section 2, formerly occupied by this department as repair shops, will be no longer required for this or any other purpose, and they are, therefore, surrendered to your commission. Respectfully,

ROBERT ADAMSON, Fire Commissioner. In connection therewith the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

January 10th, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Commissioner of the Fire Department, in a communication to your Board under date of December 31, 1915, surrenders to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as being no longer required for the use of the Fire Department, the premises Nos. 130-132. West Third Street, Borough of Manhattan, and known as Lot 13, Block 543, Section 2.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the Comptroller be authorized to derive such revenue therefrom as may be had. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Whereas, The Commissioner of the Fire Department in a communication dated December 31, 1915, having turned over, as no longer required, the premises Nos. 130-132 West 3d Street, Borough of Manhattan, and known as Lot 13, Block 543, Section 2, it is

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to derive such revenue therefrom as may be had.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Fire Department-Turning Over by, of Premises No. 109 Richmond Road, Staple

ton, Borough of Richmond. The following communication was received:

December 30, 1915. Hon. John PURROY MITCHEL, Chairman of Sinking Fund Commission, Municipal

Building, Borough of Manhattan.

Sir-I hereby surrender to your commission the premises at No. 109 Richmond Road, Stapleton, known as lot 453, plot 4, volume 1, Second Ward, Borough of Richmond, which were formerly used by this department as' quarters for the Chief of the 21st Battalion and are no longer required. Respectfully,

ROBERT ADAMSON, Fire Commissioner. Filed: See disposition of following.

Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity-Assignment to, of Premises

No. 109 Richmond Road, Stapleton, Borough of Richmond. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

January 8, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen—The Commissioner of the Fire Department, in a communication to your Board under date of December 30, 1915, surrenders to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as being no longer required for the use of the Fire Department, the premises at 109 Richmond Road, Stapleton, Borough of Richmond, and known as Lot 453, Plot 4, Ward 2.

The Commissioner of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, in a communication to your Board, requests the assignment of the above mentioned property to the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity. I therefore respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution assigning to the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity the premises at 109 Richmond Road, Stapleton, Borough of Richmond, known as Lot 453, Plot 4, Ward 2. Respectfully, ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Whereas, The Commissioner of the Fire Department in a communication dated December 30, 1915, having turned over as no longer required the premises hereinafter described, it is

Resolved, That, pursuant to the provisions of section 205 of the Greater New York Charter as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby assign to the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity the premises No. 109 Richmond Road. Stapleton, Borough of Richmond, known as Lot 453, Plot 4. Ward 2.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Sale at Public Auction of Parcel of Land Located at Lake Mahopac, Town of

Carmel, Putnam County, New York. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolutions :

January 8, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On December 29, 1915, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopted a resolution authorizing a sale at public auction of a parcel of land located at Lake Mahopac, Town of Carmel, Putnam County, New York, at a minimum or upset price of $1,500.

Subsequent to the adoption of this resolution, the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, in a communication addressed to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, states that one of the bidders for this parcel agrees to bid $2,000 for the same, if he can draw water from Lake Mahopac through a two-inch pipe across the premises to be sold. The Commissioner states that he has no objection thereto, and that in fact the right to draw water from any part of Lake Mahopac was retained by the State at the time the bed of the lake was granted to the City,

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The t'oft was accepted and the resolucions severally unanimously adopted.

Refund of Croton Water Rents Overpaid in Error. Ir (puty and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution.

January 7, 1916. ommicetuners of the Sinking Fund:

1101111eren Appluations have been made, as per statement herewith, for the refund of roten Water Rents paid in error. The applications are severally approved Try the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, the Collector of Assessments and Arrears or the Receiver of Taxes, and the amount so erroneously paid, $121.41, has been deposited in the City Treasury to the credit of the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt.

The attached resolution is necessary to reimburse the account "Croton Water Rent Refunding Account” for the amount so overpaid. Yours very truly,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That a warrant payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt be drawn in favor of the Chamberlain in the sum of $121.41 for deposit in the City Treasury to the credit of "Croton Water Rent Refunding Account" for the refunding of erroneous and over-payments of Croton Water Rents, as per statement submitted.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

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Amending Resolution Fixing Terms and Conditions for the Sale of Buildings,

The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution.

December 13, 1915. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen--At a meeting held October 4, 1910, certain "Terms and Conditions under which buildings, etc., will be sold for removal from City property" were adopted by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund for use in connection with the sale of old tuildings, etc., as provided by Section 1533 of the Greater New York Charter.

In order to prevent a relocation or re-erection of any such buildings or parts of buildings sold at such sales within the lines of any proposed street or other public improvement it is advisable that the following clause should be added to the terms and conditions now in use :

"No buildings, parts of buildings, fixtures, or machinery, sold for removal under these terms and conditions shall in any case be relocated or re-erected within the lines of any proposed street or other public improvement, and if any such buildings, or parts of buildings, or other structures, shall be relocated or reerected within the lines of any proposed street or other public improvement, title thereto shall thereupon become vested in The City of New York and a resale at public or private sale may be made in the same manner as if no prior sale had been made of the same."

I therefore request that a resolution be adopted authorizing the inclusion of the above provision in the “Terms and Conditions" adopted at the meeting held October 4, 1910, and such a resolution is herewith transmitted. Yours respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held October 4, 1910, fixing the terms and conditions under which buildings, etc., shall be sold for removal from City property, pursuant to section 1553 of the Charter, be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following clause:

"No buildings, parts of buildings, fixtures or machinery sold for removal under these terms and conditions shall in any case be re-located or re-erected within the lines of any proposed street or other public improvement, and if any such buildings, parts of buildings, fixtures or machinery, etc., shall be re-located or re-erected within the lines of any proposed street or other public improvement, title thereto shall thereupon become vested in The City of New York and a resale at public or private sale may be made in the same manner as if no prior sale thereof had been made." The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Sale and Removal of Buildings on Plot of Ground at No. 141 West 30th Street,

Borough of Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

January 6, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-A request has been received from the President of the Borough of Manhattan for the sale and removal of the buildings on the plot of ground on the north side of West 30th Street about 250 feet east from Seventh Avenue, and known as No. 141 West 30th Street, in the Borough of Manhattan, to permit the improvement of the plot. I therefore request that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, pursuant to the authority vested in them by Section 1553 of the Revised

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