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At the end of 5 years, 75 per cent.; at the end of 6 years, 70 per cent.; at the end of 7 years, 65 per cent.; at the end of 8 years, 60 per cent.; at the end of 9 years, 55 per cent.; at the end of 10 years, 50 per cent.; at the end of 11 years, 45 per cent.; at the end of 12 years, 40 per cent. ; at the end of 13 years, 35 per cent. ; at the end of 14 years, 30 per cent.; at the end of 15 years, 25 per cent.; at the end of 16 years, 20 per cent.; at the end of 17 years, 15 per cent.; at the end of 18 years, 10 per cent.; at the end of 19 years, 5 per cent.

This was inadvertently omitted from the report,

I therefore respectfully recommend that the resolution above mentioned be rescinded, and that the attached resolution be adopted in place thereof.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

ALEX. BROUGH, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved, That the resolution adopted by this Board at meeting held December 29, 1915, authorizing and ordering the sale of a lease of certain premises between Division Street and East Broadway, Borough of Manhattan, under the Manhattan approach to the Manhattan Bridge, for a term of ten years, at a minimum or upset rental of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) per annum for the first ten years, and for the renewal period of ten years at an increased rental of 10% over that paid for the first ten year period. --be and the same is hereby rescinded.

Resolved, That, pursuant to the provisions of section 205 of the Greater New York Charter, as amended, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby authorize and order a sale at public auction, or by sealed bids, for the highest rental, after public advertisement, a lease of the following described properties belonging to the City of New York, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, bounded and described as follows:

All that plot, shown on a map made by the Bridge Department, said map bearing the number, 38-207, said plot being bounded easterly by the westerly line of New Forsyth Street 140.09 feet; southerly by the northerly line of East Broadway 125.35 feet; westerly by the easterly line of New Market Street 141.69 feet; and northerly by the southerly line of Division Street 125.82 feet.

Excepting that portion of the above described plot which is covered by the bridge piers or abutments and the clearance lines around said piers, as shown on map niade by the Bridge Department, upon the following terms and conditions:

The lease to be for a term of ten years, with the privilege of renewal for a further period of ten years. --the minimum or upset rental at which said lease shall be sold be and is hereby appraised and fixed at the sum of nine thousand dollars ($9,000) per annum for the first ten years, and for the renewal period of ten years, an increased rental of 10 per cent. over that paid for the first ten-year period. The rental to be paid quarterly in advance.

Each bidder will be required to deposit with his bid the sum of $2,000 in cash, or a certified check drawn on a State or National bank of the City of New York. Such cash or certified check shall not be enclosed in the envelope with the proposed bid, but must be handed to the official who receives' the bids for examination and approval before accepting said bid.

All such deposits, except that of the successful bidder, will be returned after the award of the lease. The amount deposited by the successful bidder will be retained and credited on account of rent, except that in case the successful bidder does not execute the lease when so directed then such deposit shall be forfeited.

No bid shall be received from anyone who is a delinquent on any former lease from the City, and no bid shall be accepted from any person who is in arrears to the City upon debt or contract, or who is a defaulter as surety or otherwise upon any obligation to the City, as provided by law.

The lease to be drawn by the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York in the usual form of leases of City property and contain the following terms, covenants and conditions:

1. The lessee will be permitted to erect a two-story fireproof building, equipped with an automatic fire sprinkling system and fire curtain, and provide a clear space of at least six feet between the top of the building and the overhead bridge structure, it being understood that the roof thereof is to be constructed of concrete or tile with overhanging cornice of similar material, and it being further understood that the plans for the erection of the building are to be prepared by the lessee and erected in accordance therewith, subject, however, to the approval of the Commissioner of Bridges.

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2. Three months will be allowed from the date of the execution of the lease for the erection of the building, and no rental will be charged for this period.

3. In case the premises should be required for City purposes, the decision of which shall be made by the Commissioner of Bridges, subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, at any time after five years from the date of the lease, the same may be cancelled, and the City will pay to the lessee a percentage of the cost of the building erected thereon upon the following basis': At the end of 5 years........ At the end of 6 years......... At the end of 7 years... At the end of 8 years....

60% At the end of 9 years......

55% At the end of 10 years...

50% At the end of 11 years.....

45% At the end of 12 years.. At the end of 13 years...

35% At the end of 14 years At the end of 15 years....

25% At the end of 16 years.....

20% At the end of 17 years.....

15% At the end of 18 years.....

10% At the end of 19 years....

5% 4. In the event of the failure of the lessee to conform to all the requirements of the lease, the building and any alterations or improvements on the premises will become the property of the City of New York

Any building erected upon the demised premises together with the alterations and improvements. thereon shall become the property of the City of New York at the expiration of the lease or any renewal thereof.

5. The lessee to pay the usual rate for water per meter measurements and comply with the rules and regulations of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity governing the use of water.

6. The building may be heated by gas, electricity or steam, but if steam is used, it must be obtained from a plant located on premises that are not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Bridges.

7. No alterations or improvements shall be made to the premises without the written consent and approval of the Commissioner of Bridges.

8. The lessee shall comply with all the laws and ordinances of the State and City of New York and the rules and regulations of State and City Departments having jurisdiction over the premises, and shall make all inside and outside repairs to the building

9. The City of New York will pay any taxes or assessments that may be levied against the land or the building erected on those premises during the term of the lease or any renewal thereof.

10. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids if deemed to be in the interest of the City so to do.

The report was accepted, and the resolutions severally adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative. Health Department-Assignment to, of Three Horizontal Tubular Boilers,

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

January 12, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On December 22, 1915, the Department of Public Charities surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as :10 longer required:

Three (3) horizontal tubular boilers.

In a communication dated April 6, 1915, the Department of Health requested the assignment of the property above referred to. 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 Public Charities as no longer required :

Three (3) horizontal tubular boilers.

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

Health Department-Assignment to, of One 30-Gallon Galvanized Boiler, Turned

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

January 17, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On January 7, 1916, the President of the Borough of Manhattan surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as no longer required:

One (1) 30-gallon galvanized boiler.

In a communication dated January 12, 1916, the Department of Health requested the assignment of the property above referred to. 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 Departmut of Health the following property turned over by the President of the Borough of Manhattan as no longer required :

One (1) 30-gallon galvanized boiler.

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

Health Department-Assignment to, of Three Horses, Turned Over by the

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

January 17, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On January 4, 1916, the President of the Borough of Richmond surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as no longer required:

Three (3) horses, Nos. 9, 96 and 99, as no longer fit for service.

In a communication dated January 13, 1916, the Department of Health requested the assignment of the property above referred to for anti-toxin purposes. The adoption of the attached resolution authorizing the assignment is therefore recommended. Respectfully, 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 Cominissioners of the Sinking Fund hereby assign to the Department of Health for anti-toxin purposes, the following property turned over by the President of the Borough of Richmond as no longer fit for service.

Three (3) horses, Nos. 9, 96, 99.

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

Department of Correction-Assignment to, of One 60-inch Flat Top Desk, Etc.,

Turned Over by Board of Water Supply. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

January 12, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On December 28, 1915, the Board of Water Supply surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as no longer required:

One (1) 60-inch flat top desk; three (3) clothes trees; twelve (12) cil stoves.

In a communication dated December 21. 1915. the Department of Correction requested the assignment of the property above referred to. 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 Board of Water Supply as no longer required:

One (1) 60-inch flat top desk; three (3) clothes trees; twelve (12) cil stoves.

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

Department of Correction--Assignment to, of 11 Beds, 3 Ash Cans, Etc., Turned

Over by Board of Water Supply. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

January 15, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On December 28, 1915, the Board of Water Supply surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as no longer required:

Eleven beds, 3 ash cans (cover), 1 oil can (5 gal.), o chairs, N. Y. F.; 9 chairs, No. 22; 1 stove collar, 1 flat top desk, 1 stove elbow, 4 fire extinguishers, 2 ink wells, 6 hand lamps, 2 station lamps, 3 vestal lamps, 2 chain mats, 12 mattresses, 12 pillows, 4 stovepipe lengths, 1 table, No. 52, 8 ft.; 1 oil tank (50 gal.), 12 stools, No. 37; 1 stove, Monica, No. 20; 1 stove, Monica, No. 15; 2 pairs handcuffs; 2 leg irons, pairs; 1 bean scale, 1 axe, i willow basket, 2 stable brooms, 7 body brushes, 7 mane brushes, 7 curry combs, 7 grooming cloths, 1 glass dropper, 2 hay forks (3-tine), 1 manure fork (5-tine), I manure fork (6-tine), 7 mangers, 1 2-quart wood measure, 1 4-quart iron measure, 5 g.i. pails, 7 hay racks, 1 vet. scissors, 1 scoop shovel, 1 metal syringe, 1 rubber syringe, 1 vet. thermometer, 1 trochar.

In a communication dated January 6, 1916, the Department of Correction requested the assignment of the property above referred to. 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 Board of Water Supply as no longer required:

Eleven beds, 3 ash cans (cover), 1 oil can (5 gal.), 6 chairs, N. Y. F.; 9 chairs, No. 22; 1 stove collar, 1 flat top desk, 1 stove elbow, 4 fire extinguishers, 2 ink wells, 6 hand lamps, 2 station lamps, 3 vestal lamps, 2 chain mats, 12 mattresses, 12 pillows, 4 stovepipe lengths, 1 table, No. 52, 8 ft.; 1 oil tank (50 gal.), 12 stools, No. 37; 1 stove, Monica, No. 20; 1 stove, Monica, No. 15; 2 pairs handcuffs; 2 leg irons, pairs; 1 beain scale, 1 axe, 1 willow basket, 2 stable brooms, 7 body brushes, 7 mane brushes, 7 curry combs, 7 grooming cloths, 1 glass dropper, 2 hay forks (3-tine), 1 manure fork (5-tine), I manure fork (6-tine), 7 mangers, 1 2-quart wood measure, 1 4-quart iron measure, 5 g.i, pails, 7 hay racks, 1 vet. scissors, 1 scoop shovel, 1 metal syringe, 1 rubber syringe, 1 vet. thermometer, 1 trochar.

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

Department of Correction-Assignment to, of One Table, One Chair, Etc., Turned

Over by the Charter Revision Committee of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment.

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

January 15, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund. The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On December 31, 1915, the Charter Revision Committee of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as no longer required:

One (1) table, one (1) chair, one (1) rug, two (2) desks-oak.

In a communication dated January 6, 1916, the Department of Correction requested the assignment of the property above referred to. 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 Charter Revision Committee of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment as no longer required:

One (1) table, one (1) chair, one (1) rug, two (2) desks-oak.

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

Department of Correction-Assignment to, of Two Boots, Shoe Boil, Etc., Turned

Over by the Board of Water Supply. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution :

January 15, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On December 28, 1915, the Board of Water Supply surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as no longer required:

2 boots, shoe boil; 6 bridles, curb; 6 bridles, watering; 6 buckles, tackaberry; 1 cinchas, pr.; 3 halters, 1 harness, single set; 13 pads, saddle; 10 snaps, halter; 5 spurs and straps, prs.; 6 surcingles, 1 tie, halter (chain); 2 ties, halter (leather); 4 ties, halter (rope) ; 3 baskets, willow; 15 beds, 4 brackets, lamp; 1 can, ash (2 cover); 1 can oil (5 gal.), 12 chairs, N. Y. F.; 13 chairs, No. 22; 1 chair, Na. 281; 1 alarm clock, 1 flat-top desk, 4 elbows, stovepipe; 2 fire extinguishers, 1 coal hod, 2 pairs handcuffs, 3 inkwells, 11 hand lamps, 4 vestal lamps, 2 hand lanterns, 1 pair legirons, 2 chain mats, 15 mattresses, 15 pillows, 1 poker, 3 lamp reflectors, 1 shower, head; 1 beam scale, 2 door screens, 24 window screens, 1 fire shovel, 2 inkwell stands, 10 stools, No. 37; 1 stove, Monica No. 15; 2 stoves, Red Cloud; 4 lamp shades, 7 window shades, 5 lengths stovepipe, 1 table, No. 52, 8 ft.; 1 axe, 1 tin funnel, 1 padlock, 1 saw, 1 screwdriver, 8 body brushes, 2 mane brushes, 1 horse clippers, 2 grooming cloths, 3 curry combs, 1 glass dropper, 1 manure fork (4-tine), 1 manure fork (5-tine), 1 glass graduate, 4 mangers, 1 wood measure (4-qt.), 1 g. i. pail, 1 hoof pick, 6 hay racks, 1 vet. scissors, 2 shovels, scoop; 1 syringe, metal; 1 vet. thermometer, 1 trochar.

In a communication dated January 6, 1916, the Department of Correction requested the assignment of the property above referred to. 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 Board of Water Supply as no longer required:

2 boots, shoe boil; 6 bridles, curb; 6 bridles, watering; 6 buckles, tackaberry; 1 cinchas, pr.; 3 halters, 1 harness, single set; 13 pads, saddle; 10 snaps, halter ; 5 spurs and straps, prs.; 6 surcingles, 1 tie, halter (chain); 2 ties, halter (leather); 4 ties, halter (rope); 3 baskets, willow; 15 beds, 4 brackets, lamp; 1 can, ash (2 cover); 1 can oil (5 gal.), 12 chairs, N. Y. F.; 13 chairs, No. 22; 1 chair, No. 281; 1 alarm clock, 1 flat-top desk, 4 elbows, stovepipe; 2 fire extinguishers, 1 coal hod, 2 pairs handcuffs, 3 inkwells, 11 hand lamps, 4 vestal lamps, 2 hand lanterns, 1 pair legirons, 2 chain mats, 15 mattresses, 15 pillows, 1 poker, 3 lamp reflectors, 1 shower, head; 1 beam scale, 2 door screens, 24 window screens, 1 fire shovel, 2 inkwell stands, 10 stools, No. 37; 1 stove, Monica No. 15; 2 stoves, Red Cloud ; 4 lamp shades, 7 window shades, 5 lengths stovepipe, 1 table, No. 52, 8 ft.; 1 axe, 1 tin funnel, 1 padlock, 1 saw, 1 screwdriver, 8 body brushes, 2 mane brushes, 1 horse clippers, 2 grooming cloths, 3 curry combs, 1 glass dropper, 1 manure fork (4-tine), 1 manure fork (5-tine), 1 glass graduate, 4 mangers, 1 wood measure (4-qt.), 1 g. i. pail, 1 hoof pick, 6 hay racks, 1 vet. scissors, 2 shovels, scoop; 1 syringe, metal; 1 vet, thermometer, 1 trochar.

The report was accepted, and the resolution adopted, all the members present voting in the affirmative. Fire Department-Assignment to, of 77 Chairs, Etc., Turned Over by the Board

of Water Supply. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

January 12, 1916. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, The City of New York:

Gentlemen-On December 16, 1915, the Board of Water Supply surrendered to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund the following property as no longer required:

Seventy-seven (77) chairs, N. Y. F., No. 1; one hundred and six (106) chairs. No. 22; twelve (12) chairs, No. 281; three (3) chairs, T. W., revolving; three (3) chairs, cane-bottom, revolving; four (4) chairs, cane bottom, revolving; one (1) chair, arm, revolving ; eight (8) desks.

In a communication, dated December 21, 1915, the Fire Department requested the assignment of the property above referred to. 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 Fire Department the following property turned over by the Board of Water Supply as no longer required:

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