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date of payment thereof, for the acquisition of certain premises situated on the westerly side of Lexington Avenue, between East 22d and East 230 Streets, Borough of Manhattan, said amount to be taken from the fund known as “City Treasury, Special and Trust Account, Sale of City Property."

This resolution should have included the cost, charges and expenses of acquiring title to the above mentioned premises.

I, therefore, respectfully recommend that the above resolution be rescinded, and that in place thereof the attached resolution be adopted.

Respectfully, ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held August 3rd, 1916, authorizing the Comptroller to pay the sum of forty-seven thousand dollars ($47,000), with interest, for the acquisition of certain premises situated on the westerly side of Lexington Avenue, between East 22nd and East 23rd Streets, Borough of Manhattan, said amount to be paid from the fund known as City Treasury Special and Trust Account, Sale of City property, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Whereas, Pursuant to resolution adopted by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment on February 5, 1915, title to certain lands and premises situated on the westerly side of Lexington Avenue, between East 22nd and East 23rd Streets, Borough of Manhattan, vested in The City of New York on April 30, 1915; and

Whereas, The cost, charges and expenses of the acquisition thereof is to be taken from the account created for the purchase of real estate.

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay the sum of $47,000, with interest to the date of payment thereof, for the hereinabove mentioned property, together with all costs, charges and expenses; said amounts to be taken from the fund known as "City Treasury, Special and Trust Account, Sale of City Property."

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

Amendment to Resolution Authorizing a Sale of a Lease of Certain Premises

Situated in the Towns of North Castle and New Castle, County of Westchester and State of New York.

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

September 30, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On July 13, 1916, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorized the sale at public auction of the lease of certain premises situated in the Towns of North Castle and New Castle, County of Westchester and State of New York, known as Parcels 81 to 88, inclusive, on Sheet 156 of "Atlas of Lands used for Water Supply purposes in Westchester County," on file in the office of the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, and more particularly described in said resolution, for a period of ten years from September 1, 1916, at an upset annual rental of $750. The date of the commencement of this lease should have been November 1, 1916.

I therefore respectfully recommend that the resolution above mentioned be amended by changing the date of the commencement of the lease from September 1, 1916, to November 1, 1916. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held July 13, 1916, authorizing a sale at public auction of the lease of certain premises situated in the Towns of North Castle and New Castle, County of Westchester and State of New York, known as Parcels 81 to 88, inclusive, on Sheet 156 of "Atlas of lands used for Water Supply purposes in Westchester County," on file in the office of the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, and more particularly described in said resolution, for a period of ten years from September 1, 1916, at an upset annual rental of Seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750), be and the same is hereby amended by substituting as the date of the commencement of the lease "November 15, 1916," in place of “September 1, 1916."

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

Petitions for the Cancellation of Certain Assessments from the Following. Res

quiring a Unanimous Consent, were Laid Over. The Society for the Relief of the Destitute Blind of The City of New York and Its Vicinity.

Glendale Evangelical Church,
Greenpoint Methodist Episcopal Church (Tabernacle).
Trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Newtown.
New Apostolic Church of North America, Inc.
The Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Family.

The Following Matters Not on the Calendar were Brought Up by Unanimous

Consent.

President, Borough of Queens-Lease for, of Premises in the Queens Subway

Building at the Intersection of Van Alst and Hunterspoint Avenues, Borough of Queens.

The President of the Borough of Queens was heard in regard to the necessity of the lease and action at this time.

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

October 19, :916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-I am in receipt of a communication from the President of the Borough of Queens requesting a lease of three floors in the premises located at the intersection of Val Alst and Hunterspoint Avenues, known as the Queens Subway Building, Borough of Queens. The Borough President states that he is now utilizing space in the Hackett Building, upwards of 27,000 square feet, and that his quarters are cramped and are inadequate in size.

It is proposed to lease in place thereof the second, third and fourth floors of the Queens Subway Building, for a period from December 1, 1916, to August 1, 1920, at an annual rental at the rate of 75 cents per square foot, which is to my mind, fair and reasonable.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a lease of space on the second, third and fourth floors in the building known as the Queens Subway Building, located at Van Alst and Hunterspoint Avenues, Long Island City, Borough of Queens, for use of the President of the Borough of Queens, for a period from December 1, 1916, to August 1, 1920, at the rate of 75 cents per square foot per amun, payable quarterly, the amount of space to be leased to be determined by the Cometroller; the lessor to furnish heat, light, elevator and janitor service, make inside an! outside repairs, erect such partitions as may be required by the Borough President, and to pay taxes and water rates. Lessor, Queens Subway and Hunterspoint Buildings, Inc. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be and is hereby requested to prepare a iease to the City from the Queens Subway and Hunterspoint Buildings, Inc., of spact on the second, third and fourth floors in the building known as the Queens Sub way Building, located at Van Alst and Hunterspoint Avenues, Long Island City Borough of Queens, for use of the President of the Borough of Queens, for a perizo from Decebmer 1, 1916, to August 1, 1920, at the rate of seventy-five (75) cens per square foot per annum, payable quarterly, the amount of space to be leased to be determined by the Comptroller; the lessor to furnish heat, light, elevator and janitor service, make inside and outside repairs, erect such partitions as may be required by the Borough President and to pay taxes and water rates; and the Com missioners 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 Comptrolle: be and is hereby authorized and directed to execute the same when prepared and arproved by the Corportion Counsel, as provided by sections 149 and 2i7 of the Greate New York Charter.

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

Police Department-Hiring by, of Premises at the Northeast Corner of East

146th Street and Walton Avenue, in the Borough of The Bronz. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolutions :

October 17, 1916. To the Honorable the Coinmissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-Under date of August 24, 1915, and amended January 12, 1916, your honorable Board adopted a resolution authorizing the preparation of a lease to the City from the Public Service Commission for the First District of the entire premises situated at the northeast corner of East 146th Street and Walton Avenue, in the Borough of The Bronx, consisting of a plot of ground 98.53 feet on East 146th Street by 102.64 feet on Walton Avenue, with the building thereon erected, for use of the Police Department, on a month to month basis for a period not exceeding one year from September 1, 1915, at a rental at the rate of $720 a year, payable monthly, the Police Department to make all inside and outside repairs, furnish heat, light and janitor service and to have the privilege of vacating the premises by giving ten days written notice to the Public Service Commission of its intention so to do, or upon the Public Service Commission giving thirty days' written notice to the City to remove therefrom.

The above resolution was unanimously adopted, and the Corporation Counsel, in accordance with the same, prepared the usual leases, which were submitted to the Public Service Commission.

It appears that one or two of the covenants in said lease met with the disapproval of the Public Service Commission, and they would not execute the lease. Possession of the premises, however, was taken, in accordance with said resolution, September 1, 1915, by the Police Department, and vacated by them after the usual notice, on July 5, 1916, making their period of occupation ten months and five days, for which no rental has been paid.

I therefore respect fully recommend that the resolution adopted by your Board at the meeting held January 12, 1916, authorizing the leasing of the above mentioned premises, be rescinded.

Also that a resolution be adopted authorizing the Comptroller to pay to the Public Service Commission for the First District, the sum of $609.65, for use of the premises at the northeast corner of East 146th Street and Walton Avenue, Borough of the Bronx, used by the Police Department for a period of ten months and five days, at the rate of $720 per annum, without the necessity of entering into a lease therefor.

Respectfully, ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller.

Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held August 24, 1915, and as amended by resolution adopted January 12, 1916, authorizing a lease from the Public Service Commission for the First District, of the entire premises situated at the northeast corner of 146th Street and Walton Avenue, Borough of The Bronx, for use of the Police Department, on a month to month basis, for a period not exceeding one year from September 1, 1915, at a rental at the rate of Seven hundred and twenty dollars ($720) a year, payable monthly, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is hereby authorized to pay to the Public Service Commission for the First District, the sum of Six hundred and nine dollars and sixty-five cents ($609.65) for use of the premises at the northeast corner of East 146th Street and Walton Avenue, Borough of The Bronx, used by the Police Department for a period of ten months and five days, at the rate of Seven hundred and twenty dollars ($720) per annum, without the necessity of entering into a lease therefor.

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

Rescindment of Resolution Authorizing a Sale of the Lease of Premises Situated

at the Northeast Corner of Underhill Avenue and Park Place, Borough of Brooklyn.

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

October 17, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-On September 21, 1916, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund authorized the sale of the lease at public auction of certain premises situated on the northeast corner of Underhill Avenue and Park Place, Borough of Brooklyn, for a period from December 1, 1916, to October 1, 1919, at a minimum or upset rental of $1,000 per annum.

Since the advertising of the sale of this lease I have received a communication from the Commissioner of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity in which he states that in all

probability he will have to discontinue the heating plant which furnishes beat to these premises.

I have therefore withdrawn the sale of the lease, and respectfully recommend that the resolution above mentioned be rescinded. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held September 21, 1916, authorizing a sale of a lease at public auction of certain premises situated on the northeast corner of Underhill Avenue and Park Place, Borough of Brooklyn for a period from December 1, 1916, to October 1, 1919, at a minimum or upset renal of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per annum, be and the same is hereby rescinded.

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

Department of Plant and Structures-Lease for, of Plot of Land at Randall

Avenue and Bronx River, Borough of The Bronx. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution.

October 19, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund:

Gentlemen-The Department of Plant and Structures, in a communication to your Board under date of October 9, 1916, states that the contract dated January 17, 1916, between the City of New York and Rodgers & Hagerty, Inc., for the construction of the Unionport Bridge over Westchester Creek provides that partial payments shal be made by the City for structural steel, granite and limestone, delivered at the site ready for use. On account of better facilities for storing and handling materials it is desired to store the steel, granite and limestone on land to be leased by the City at Randall Avenue and the Bronx River, for a period of one year from October 1, 1916, at a rental of $1 per annum, payable in advance.

I therefore respectfully recommend, the rent being reasonable and just, that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund adopt a resolution authorizing a lease of all that certain piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of The Bron City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of the southerly pier and bulkhead line of the Bronx River with the westerly side of Randall Avenge. thence southerly along the westerly side of Randall Avenue 150 ft.; thence soutewesterly 120.2 feet along a line making an angle on the south east of 213 degree 42 minutes 10 seconds with the preceding course to the northerly side of Rantai. Avenue produced from the west; thence along the northerly side of Randal Avenue as produced and the northerly side of Randall Avenue 89.8 feet; thence northwesterly 94.59 feet along a line making an angle on the west of 70 degrees 9 minutes 12 seconds with the northerly side of Randall Avenue; thence porth westerly 100 feet along a line making an angle of 160 degrees 24 minutes on ti southwest with the preceding course; thence northwesterly 93.36 feet along a line making an angle of 161 degrees 54 minutes on the southwest with the preceding course; thence northwesterly 500 feet along a line making an angle a 150 degrees on the northeast with the preceding course to the southerly pier az bulkhead line of the Bronx River; thence easterly along the southerly pier an. bulkhead line of the Bronx River 830 feet, more or less, to the point of begin

ning. --for use of the Department of Plant and Structures, for a period of one year from October 15, 1916, at an annual rental of $1, payable in advance; the lease to conta? a clause whereby the lessor shall have the privilege of cancelling the same at any time after the expiration of six months from the date thereof upon giving thirty (30) days' notice in advance to the lessee of its intention so to do; the lessee shall have the privilege of removing and carrying away all improvements (if any) put upor the demised premises; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates imposed upon the demised premises, and the lease to contain a further clause to the effect that when the materials to be used at the Unionport Bridge have been removed from the property the lease may be terminated by either party giving the other party due notice in writing; the lessor is also to be allowed to store materials other than those for us at the Unionport Bridge upon the demised property, provided such storage does nx interfere with the storing or handling of the materials to be used for the construction of the Unionport Bridge. Lessor, Rodgers & Hagerty, Inc. Respectfully,

ALBERT E. HADLOCK, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved. That the Corporation Counsel be and is hereby requested to prepare 1 lease to the City from Rodgers & Hagerty of all that certain piece or parcel of land

situate, lying and being in the Borough of The Bronx, City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of the southerly pier and bulkhead line of the Bronx River with the westerly side of Randall Avenue; thence southerly along the westerly side of Randall Avenue 150 feet; thence southwesterly 120.2 feet along a line making an angle on the southeast of 213 degrees 42 minutes 10 seconds with the preceding course to the northerly side of Randall Avenue, produced from the west; thence along the northerly side of Randall Avenue, as produced, and the northerly side of Randall Avenue 89.8 feet; thence northwesterly 94.59 feet along a line making an angle on the west of 70 degrees 9 minutes 12 seconds with the northerly side of Randall Avenue; thence northwesterly 100 feet along a line making an angle of 160 degrees 24 minutes on the southwest with the preceding course; thence northwesterly 93.36 feet along a line making an angle of 161 degrees 54 minutes on the southwest with the preceding course; thence northwesterly 500 feet along a line making an angle of 150 degrees on the northeast with the preceding course to the southerly pier and bulkhead line of the Bronx River; thence easterly along the southerly pier and bulkhead line of the Bronx River 830 feet, more or less, to the point of

beginning, for use of the Department of Plant and Structures for a period of one year froin October 15, 1916, at an annual rental of one dollar ($1), payable in advance; the lease to contain a clause whereby the lessor shall have the privilege of concelling the same at any time after the expiration of six months from the date thereof upon giving thirty (30) days' notice in advance to the lessee of its intention so to do; the lessee shall have the privilege of removing and carrying away all improvements (if any) put upon the demised premises; the lessor to pay taxes and water rates imposed upon the demised premises, and the lease to contain a further clause to the effect that when the materials to be used at the Unionport Bridge have been removed from the property the lease may be terminated by either party giving the other party due notice in writing; the lessor is also to be allowed to store materials other than those for use at the Unionport Bridge upon the demised property, provided such storage does not interfere with the storing or handling of the materials to be used for the construction of the Unionport Bridge; 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 sections 149 and 217 of the Greater New York Charter.

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

Adjourned.

JOHN KORB, Jr., Secretary.

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