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New York, then the said building or buildings shall become the property of The City of New York.

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment at a meeting of said Board held on February 18, 1916.

JOSEPH HAAG, Secretary. In connection therewith the Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the follor. ing report and offered the following resolution:

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

Gentlemen-I am in receipt of a communication from the Board of Estimate and Apportionment transmitting a certified copy of a resolution adopted on February 18, 1916, authorizing the Corporation Counsel to accept a deed of the Whitney Realty Company for land owned in Gerritsen Avenue, south of Avenue U, Borough of Brooklyn, said deed containing a clause excepting therefrom the buildings situated on the land, which the Company agrees to remove ninety days after the acceptance of the deed.

I respectfully recommend that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund approve said resolution, and that the Secretary be directed to so notify the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby approve of the following resolution, adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment at meeting held February 18, 1916.

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be and hereby is authorized to accept a deed of the Whitney Realty Company for the land owned by said company in Gerritsen Avenue south of Avenue U, said deed containing a clause excepting therefrom the building or buildings situated on the said land, which the said Realty Compary reserves and agrees to remove ninety days after the acceptance of the deed, provided that the deed in all other respects conforms to the rules laid down by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment for acceptance in case of lands ceded for streets. In the event of the failure of the Whitney Realty Co. to remove said building or buildings within ninety days after the acceptance of the said deed of cession by the City of New York, then the said building or buildings shall become the property of the City of New York

The report was accepted, and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Board of Estimate and Apportionment-Resolution of, Authorizing the Corpora

tion Counsel to Accept a Deed from the Executors of the Estate of Mary E. Parsons. Laid over.

Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity-Assignment to, of 72 Lengths of Iron Water Pipe, etc., Turned Over by Park Department, Brooklyn.

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

April 4, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, the City of New York:

Gentlemen—The Department of Parks, Borough of Brooklyn, on November 3, 1915, surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the property described in the accompanying resolution,

The Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, in a communication dated March 27, 1916, requested the assignment of this property. The adoption of the attached resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. 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 following property turned over by the Department of Parks, Borough of Brooklyn, as no longer required:

Seventy-two (72) lengths of iron water pipe; two (2) iron bends; two (2) iron way fittings; one (1) iron sleeve.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Board of Estimate and Apportionment-Assignment to, of One Large Safe

Turned Over by Park Department, Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 4, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-The Department of Parks, Boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond, on December 10, 1914, surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as no longer required the property described in the accompanying resolution.

The Bureau of Contract Supervision of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment in a communication dated March 16, 1916, requested the assignment of this property.

The adoption of the attached resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. 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 Board of Estimate and Apportionment the following property turned over by the Department of Parks, Boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond, as no longer required:

One (1) large safe.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Park Department, Brooklyn-Assignment to, of Four Horse Collars Turned

Over by Park Department, Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 4, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-The Department of Parks, Boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond, on March 20, 1916, surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as no longer required the property described in the accompanying resolution.

The Department of Parks, Borough of Brooklyn, in a communication dated February 24, 1916, requested the assignment of this property. The adoption of the attached resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. 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 Parks, Borough of Brooklyn, the following property turned over by the Department of Parks, Boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond, as no longer required:

Four (4) horse collars.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative. Department of Correction-Assignment to, of Two Horses Turned Over by

Department of Public Charities. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 4, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen—The Department of Public Charities on March 16, 1916, surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as no longer required the property described in the accompanying resolution.

The Department of Correction, in a communication dated March 21, 1916, requested the assignment of this property. The adoption of the attached resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. 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 Correction the following property turned over by the Department of Public Charities as no longer required:

Two (2) horses.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Health Department-Assignment to, of Eight Horses Turned Over by Park

Department, Manhattan. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 4, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen—The Department of Parks, Boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond, on February 24, 1916, surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the property described in the accompanying resolution.

The Department of Health, in a communication dated March 23, 1916, requested the assignment of this property. The adoption of the attached resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended. Respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. 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 Health the following property, turned over by the Department of Parks, Boroughs of Manhattan and Richmond, as no longer fit for service:

Eight (8) horses for antitoxin purposes, as follows: No. 69, black horse (Mike); No. 70, bay horse (Highball); No. 95, bay horse; No. 78, bay mare; No. 45, bay mare; No. 21, bay gelding; No. 104, bay gelding; No. 66, bay mare.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refunds to John Forbes, Francis E. Woods and Thomas J. Cunneen of Amounts

Paid as Fines in City Magistrates' Courts. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

April 6, 1916. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen In the matter of the People, etc., in complaint of Arthur C. Reisner vs. Francis E. Woods, Joseph W. O'Connor Vs. John Forbes and Simon Falk vs. Thomas J. Cunneen, the defendants appealed to the Court of General Sessions of the Peace in and for the County of New York from judgments of conviction in the City Magistrates' Court, 4th District, Borough of Manhattan, wherein they were found guilty of a violation of Article 8, Section 109, Subdivision 1 of the Public Hack Ordinance of the Corporation of the City of New York.

The defendants were fined $50 each, which was paid and later deposited in the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Dept.

The appeal was argued at a Term of the Court of General Sessions of the Peace in and for the County of New York, and by a decision of that court the judgments of conviction were reversed and it was ordered that the Comptroller of the City of New York refund to the defendants John Forbes, Francis E. Woods and Thomas J. Cunneen the sum of $50 each.

I attach hereto a resolution for adoption to carry into effect the provisions of such order. Yours very truly,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, that warrants, payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt, be drawn in favor of John Forbes, Francis E. Woods and Thomas J. Cunneen in the sum of $50 each, refunding them that amount, paid as fines in the City Magistrate's Court, 4th District, Borough of Manhattan.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refund to Louis J. Gold of Amount Paid as Filing Fee in Error.

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

April 6, 1916. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Applications have been made by Louis J. Gold for the refund of $1 for amount paid in error as a filing fee to the Clerk of the 7th District Municipal Court, Borough of Manhattan, in an action entitled "Schwartz vs. Cusana," and Samuel R. Wachtell for the refund of $1 paid in error as a filing fee to the Clerk of the 2d District Municipal Court, Borough of The Bronx, in an action entitled "Ernst vs. Bernson and Reisner.”

After an examination by the Division of Law and Adjustment of this Department it is recommended that the sum of $2 so erroneously paid be refunded. Attached hereto is a resolution for adoption. Very truly yours,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, that warrants, payable from the Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt, be drawn in favor of Louis J. Gold for the sum of $1, refunding him the amount paid as a filing fee in the case of "Schwartz vs. Cusana" in the 7th District Municipal Court, Borough of Manhattan, and Samuel R. Wachtell in the sum of $1, refunding him that amount, paid as a filing fee in the case of "Ernst vs. Bernson and Reisner" in the 2nd District Municipal Court, Borough of The Bronx.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Refund to Samuel Schwartz of Amount Overpaid on Stand License.

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

April 7, 1916. Honorable Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Application has been made by Samuel Schwartz, of 298 Seventh Avenue, for the retund of $6.25 on stand license document No. 2355, issued on June 9th, 1915, in the amount of $15, the expiration date on said license being May 28th, 1916.

It appears that on June 15th an ordinance of the Board of Aldermen was adopted amending an ordinance relative to stands within stoop lines and under the stairs of elevated railway stations, which reads in part as follows:

"All licenses now in force, the terms of which would otherwise bring their expiration to a period beyond the 30th day of November next succeeding the date this ordinance takes effect, may be renewed by the licensees for another term if presented on or before the said November 30th, and for each full calendar month of the unexpired term of the old license a pro rata amount of the fee paid therefor shall be applied toward the payment of the new fee."

On November 30th, 1915, the claimant herein applied for the renewal of his license for said stand at 298 Seventh Avenue, Borough of Manhattan.

On January 12th, 1916, a license issued to claimant which was to expire on November 30, 1916, and for which the claimant paid the Department of Licenses the sum of $15.

At the time of the issuance of the new license the claimant should have been allowed by the Department of Licenses a pro rata amount of the old license from December 1st to the date of the expiration of the old license, which was May 28th, 1916.

After an examination made by the Division of Law and Adjustment of this department it is recommended that the sum of $6.25, so erroneously paid, be refunded.

The amount so paid has been deposited in the Sinking Fund for the Redemption of the City Debt No. 1. Attached hereto is a resolution for adoption. Yours very truly,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, that a warrant, payable from the Sinking Fund for the Redemption of the City Debt No. 1, be drawn in favor of Samuel Schwartz in the sum of $6.25, refunding him that amount, overpaid for stand license document No. 2355.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Transfer of $2,000 from Sinking Fund No. 1 to the City Treasury to the Credit

of “Refunds-Licenses, Taxicabs, Etc." The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

April 6, 1916. Hon. Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Applications have been made by Barnet Lukovitch, Michael Donella and Mason-Seaman Transportation Company for amounts due on Taxicab Licenses, etc., which were revoked by the Mayor on July 31, 1913.

On June 23, 1914, the Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance granting refunds to licensees whose licenses were so revoked. The ordinance took effect July 7, 1914, and the applications are each approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Licenses and the amount to be refunded is certified to by him.

The total amount to be refunded, $2,000, is a proper charge against the Sinking Fund for the Redemption of City Debt No. 1.

The attached resolution is necessary to reimburse the account "Refunds-Licenses Taxicabs, etc.” for amount to be refunded. Yours very truly,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That a warrant, payable from the Sinking Fund for the Redemption of City Debt No. 1, be drawn in favor of the Chamberlain of the City of New York in the sum of $2,000 for deposit in the City Treasury to the credit of “Refunds, Licenses, Taxicabs, etc.," in accordance with an ordinance of the Board of Aldermen dated June 23rd, 1914, which became effective July 7th, 1914.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Sale and Removal of Encroachments Lying Within the Lines of Kingsbridge

Avenue from Terrace View Avenue, Manhattan, to West 230th Street, The Bronx.

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

April 4, 1916. To the Honorable, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-A request has been received from the President of the Borough of The Bronx for the removal of the encroachments lying within the lines of Kingsbridge Avenue, from Terrace View Avenue in the Borough of Manhattan to West 230th Street, in the Borough of The Bronx, to permit the improvement of the street. : These encroachments consist of buildings and other improvements, some of which are only partly taken in this proceeding, and their estimated removal value apportioned by damage parcels is as follows: Damage Parcels No. 4/6, $2; No. 7/8, $50, making a total of $52, which amount should be realized by their sale.

I therefore request that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, pursuant to the authority vested in them by Sections 205 and 1553 of the Revised Charter, adopt a resolution authorizing and ordering that the said encroachments be offered for sale at the upset or minimum prices named above, and also authorizing and ordering the President of the Borough of The Bronx to demolish and remove these encroachments if they are not sold at the said upset prices, as encumbrances upon a public street, and such a resolution is herewith transmitted. Yours respectfully,

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Whereas, The President of the Borough of The Bronx has requested the removal of the encroachments lying within the lines of Kingsbridge Avenue, from Terrace View Avenue, in the Borough of Manhattan, to West 230th Street, in the Borough of The Bronx; and

Whereas, if these improvements are offered for sale at upset prices, some of them would probably realize a fair return in proportion to the awards given, it is, therefore,

Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, by virtue of the powers vested in them by law, hereby authorize and order the sale at public auction or by sealed bids, at the following upset or minimum prices: Damage Parcels No. 4-6, $2; No. 7-8, $50, making a total of $52, of all the buildings, parts of buildings, etc., lying within the lines of Kingsbridge Avenue, from Terrace View Avenue, in the Borough of Manhattan, to West 230th Street, in the Borough of The Bronx, upon the terms and conditions for the sale of buildings, etc., as authorized by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund at meetings held October 4, 1910, and January 18, 1916, and the President of the Borough of The Bronx is hereby authorized and ordered to demolish and remove all those encroachments that do not realize the said upset prices, as encumbrances upon a public highway, in the manner provided by section 205 of the Revised Charter, as amended by chapter 398 of the Laws of 1909.

The report was accepted and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative.

Sale and Removal of the Buildings Known as Nos. 465 and 467 Second Street,

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

April 4, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-A request has been received from the Board of Education for the sale and removal of the two two-story and basement brick buildings on the northerly

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