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Sinking Fund for account of the “Sinking Fund for the Redemption of the City Debt, No. 1,” for the sum of Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,500,000), thereby transferring this amount of surplus revenues of the "Sinking Fund for the Payment of the Interest on the City Debt" to the “Sinking Fund for the Redemption of the City Debt, No. 1,” pursuant to the provisions of section 209 of the Greater New York Charter.

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted. Petition of the Society for the Relief of the Destitute Blind of The City of New

York and Its Vicinity for the Cancellation of Certain Assessments.

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

Aug. 21, 1916. To the Honorable, The Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York:

Gentlemen-The Society for the Relief of the Destitute Blind of the City of New York and its vicinity has presented to you a petition for the cancellation of

ertain assessments for publie improvements affecting premises in the Borough of The Bronx, designated on the official tax map as lots 27 and 37, block 3168, § 11.

This application is made pursuant to the provisions of section 221A of the Greater New York Charter, which provides that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York, upon the written certificate of the Comptroller of said City ipproving the same, may, in their discretion, and upon such terms as they may deem roper, by a unanimous vote cancel and annul all taxes, assessments and Croton vater rents, and sales to said City of any and all of the same, which at the time said ection became a law were, or might hereafter become, a lien against any real estate wned by any corporation, entitled to exemption of such real estate owned by it from ocal taxation under article one, section four, subdivision seven of the tax law, which vas the actual owner of such real estate and entitled to such exemption, during the ime when the taxes, assessments or Croton Water rents, from which it seeks relief, iccrued and became liens thereupon.

It appears from the petition submitted, which is duly verified, that the petitioner sa corporation incorporated under the Laws of the State of New York, and is the wner in fee simple of the above described premises, having acquired the same on or bout June 9, 1915; that it has owned the above described premises continuously since aid date and is still the owner thereof, and that the same now are and have always een exempt from local taxation, under said provision of the tax law, during the eriods when the liens hereinafter set forth accrued. Said premises are used as a Iome for the care and maintenance of the Destitute Blind of New York City and icinity.

It appears from an examination of the Assessment Rolls that said property has een exempt from local taxation for the year 1916, and the assessed valuation for the ear 1916 is $45,000 for lot 27 and $68,000 for lot 37.

It further appears from the records of the Bureau for the Collection of Assessnents and Arrears that the following assessments for local improvements were levied gainst said property and are now open and unpaid on the records of the Department, amely:

Assessments.
Acquiring title to Fordham Road from Harlem River Terrace to Web-

ster Ave., etc." (conf. Feb. 11, entered Mar. 13, 1916)
No. 1030, Block 3168, Lot 27..

$266 10 No. 1031. Block 3168, Lot 37..........

284 95 Webster Ave. Sewer" (conf. June 6, ent. June 8, 1916) No. 3482, Block 3168, Lot 27....

$84 00 No. 3483, Block 3168, Lot 37.............

78 40 The records of this department show no awards paid or payable to petitioner and o lease to The City of New York, affecting the property herein described.

The total amount involved as principal in the above assessments is $713.45. The roperty affected by these assessments is located in the Borough of The Bronx, East 3rd St., Creston Ave., Kingsbridge Road, Grand Boulevard and Concourse.

The President, Mr. William Foulke, in response to a request, has submitted a nancial statement for the year ending September 30, 1915, showing the total receipts om all sources to be $202,216.63 and the expenditures for all objects $171,576.16, aving a balance of $30,640.47.

The Society has in its possession securities to an amount of $429,250, and it is ow erecting a building upon this site, the cost of which is estimated at $340,000. he cost of which will be partly met by maturing securities.

It appearing, therefore, that the petitioner was the actual owner of te z estate in question and entitled to have the same exempted from taxation der time when waid liens, above mentioned, accrued and became a lien thereupos of the opinion that the petitioner has presented a proper case for relief to the C missioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York, under the provisirs ; section 221A of the Greater New York Charter, and I would, therefore, certify approval of the application of The Society for the Relief of the Destitute Blinic the City of New York and its vicinity, pursuant to the provisions of such sectius : the (harter, and recommend the liens above set forth be cancelled upon the paydo of $10, provided that at the time of such payment said corporation furnish po. by affidavit, that it is the actual owner of the property affected, and that the 1997 is not under contract of sale. E. D. FISHER, Deputy and Acting Comptrolla.

Resolved, That upon payment of the sum of Ten Dollars ($10.00), the Cosmissioners of the Sinking Fund by unanimous vote, hereby authorize and direct the Comptroller, pursuant to the provisions of Section 221-A of the Charter, to cancel the following assessments levied and assessed against property owned by the Society for the Relief of the Destitute Blind of The City of New York and its vicinity, 1 the Borough of The Bronx, provided that at the time of such payment said the poration furnish proof by affidavit that it is the actual owner of the property aifected and that the same is not under contract of sale.

Assessments. "Acquiring title to Fordham Road, from Harlem River Terrace to Web

ster Ave., etc." (conf. Feb. 11, entered Mar. 13, 1916) No, 1030, Block 3108, Lot 27......

No. 1031, Block 3168, Lot 37......
"Webster Ave, Sewer" (conf. June 6, ent. June 8, 1916) -

No. 3482, Block 3168, Lot 27........
No. 3483, Block 3108, Lot 37..

The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

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Glendale Evangelical Church, in the Borough of Queens-Petition of, for the

Cancellation of Certain Assessments. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report ai the following resolution:

August 21. To the Honorable, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of

Gentlemen-Glendale Evangelical Church has presented to you a DC ** the cancellation of certain assessments for public improvements, affecting in the Borough of Queens, designated on the official tax map as Ward

:: block 2014. lot 7 of 100 (old block 38, lot 124).

This application is made pursuant to the provisions of section Greater New York Charter, which provides that the Commissioners me SO Fund of The City of New York, upon the written certificate of the Comt nie said City approving the same, may, in their discretion, and tipon such tern may deem proper, by a unanimous vote cancel and annul all taxes. 23Sessten : Croton water rents, and sales to said City of any and all of the same, VIKI Z time said section became a law were, or might hereafter become, a fer un real estate owned by any corporation, entitled to exemption of such rez te by it trom local taxation under article one, section four, subdivision geves tax law, which was the actual owner of such real estate and entitled uc tion, during the time when the taxes, assessments or Croton water , ** which he sechs rent. accruel and became liens thereupon.

le w ears from the petition submitted, which is duly rerise mar "tr to thenter is craratten incurza ruted under the Laws of the State of Vo is the swem in fer ?*77Pied up the above described premises, having curur 1 p or abrut Arril 211984. that it has owned the above described premise TPLEAN s e sudi date and is still the owner thereof, and that the same in je pas lw als bezterempt from local taxation, under sail provision of it Att han harins Witness to Pin e trens hereinafter set forth accruet Suid *123 uvek sp tur res Worst exclusively le from all ar ound of the Assessment Rolls that sani

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t ar 190 8 . When there was a burkime in cours 1-DIST:.- : "J eans present the records of the Bureau for the Coilection i ****

ments and Arrears that the following assessments for local improvements were levied against said property and are now open and unpaid on the records of the Department, namely:

Assessments. "Central Ave. Acquiring Title from Myrtle Ave. to Edsall Ave." (conf.

Nov. 24, 1915, ent. Jan. 13, 1916)-No. 106, Section 3, Ward 2, Block 38, lot 124, now Block 2644, Lot 7 of 100.........

$1,329 50 "Scott Ave. Acquiring Title from Flushing Ave. to St. Nicholas Ave.”

(conf. Dec. 18, 1913, ent. Aug. 5, 1915)--No. 5723, Block 2644, Lot 7 of
100, Ward 2.........
2..........................................................

8 65 The petitioner also included in its application taxes for the second half of 1914 on lot 124 of 124, amounting to $34.20.

As this property was not acquired until May 21, 1914, which was subsequent to the date for the fixing of the taxable status for the year 1914, it was not entitled to exemption for said year under article 1, subdivision 7, section 4 of the tax law, as required by section 221A of the Charter, the Commisioners of the Sinking Fund are without power to grant the relief. The application should be denied, therefore, so far as it relates to tax for the second half of 1914.

The records of this department show no awards paid or payable to petitioner and no lease to The City of New York affecting the property herein described.

The total amount involved as principal in the above assessments is $1,338.15. The property affected by these assessments is located in the Borough of Queens on the southwest corner of Central Ave. and Hooker St.

The Pastor, Rev. O. H. Panten, in response to a request, has submitted a financial statement for the last fiscal year, showing the total receipts from all sources to be $2,455, and the expenditures for all objects, $2,545.25, leaving a deficit of $90.25.

The financial statement also shows an indebtedness of $21,705.

It appearing, therefore, that the petitioner was the actual owner of the real estate in question and entitled to have the same exempted from taxation during the time when said liens, above mentioned, accrued and became a lien thereupon, I am of the opinion that the petitioner has presented a proper case for relief to the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York, under the provisions of section 221A of the Greater New York Charter, and I would, therefore, certify my approval of the application of Glendale Evangelical Church, pursuant to the provisions of such section of the Charter, and recommend the liens, above set forth, be cancelled upon the payment of $10, provided that at the time of such payment, said corporation furnish proof, by affidavit, that it is the actual owner of the property affected, and that the same is not under contract of sale.

E. D. FISHER, Deputy and Acting Comptroller. Resolved. That upon payment of the sum of Ten Dollars ($10.00), the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund by unanimous vote, hereby authorize and direct the Comptroller, pursuant to the provisions of Section 221-A of the Charter, to cancel the following assessments levied and assessed against property owned by the Glendale Evangelical Church, in the Borough of Queens, provided that at the time of such payment said corporation furnish proof by affidavit that it is the actual owner of the property affected and that the same is not under contract of sale.

Assessments. "Central Ave. Acquiring Title from Myrtle Ave, to Edsall Ave.(conf.

Nov. 24, 1915, ent. Jan. 13, 1916)--No. 106, Section 3, Ward 2, Block 38, Lot 124, now Block 2644, Lot 7 of 100......

$1,329 50 “Scott Ave. Acquiring Title From Flushing Ave. to St. Nicholas Ave."

(conf. Dec. 18, 1913, ent. Aug. 5, 1915)-No. 5723, Block 2644, Lot 7 of 100, Ward 2.........................................................

8 65 The report was accepted and the resolution unanimously adopted.

Greenpoint Methodist Episcopal Church (Tabernacle)-Petition of, for the

Cancellation of Certain Assessments. The Deputy and Acting Comptroller presented the following report and offered the following resolution:

August 21, 1916. To the Honorable the Comitissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of Vew York:

Gentlemen-Greenpoint Methodist Episcopal Church (Tabernacle) has presented to vou a petition for the cancellation of certain assessments for public improvements affecting premises in the Borough of Brooklyn, designated on the official, tax map as section 9, block 2574, lot 43.

This application is made pursuant to the provisions of section 221A of the Grap New York Charter, which provides that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fusi The City of New York, upon the written certificate of the Comptroller of said in approving the same, may, in their discretion, and upon such terms as they may dees proper, by a unanimous vote, concel and annul all taxes, assessments and Cret. water rents, and sales to said City of any and all of the same, which at the time su section became a law were, or might hereafter become, a lier against any real estate owned by any corporation, entitled to exemption of such real estate owned by it from local taxation under article one, section four, subdivision seven of the tax law, whic was the actual owner of such real estate and entitled to such exemption, durirg the time when the taxes, assessments or Croton water rents, from which it seeks rejei accrued and became liens thereupon.

It appears from the petition submitted, which is duly verified, that the petitie is a corporation incurporated under the Laws of the State of New York, and is the owner in fee simple of the above described premises, having acquired the same on ci about the year 1863; that it has owned the above described premises continuously since said date and is still the owner thereof, and that the same now are and tare always been exempt from the local taxation, under said provision of the tax law, during the periods when the liens hereinafter set forth accrued. Said premises are used as a place for religious services exclusively.

It appears from an examination of the Assessment Rolls that said property has been exempt from local taxation for the year 1875 to date, and the assessed valuation for the year 1916 is $62,000.

It further appears from the records of the Bureau for the Collection of Asses. ments and Arrears that the following assessments for local improvements were levies against said property and are now open and unpaid on the records of the Department, namely:

Assessment.
Sewer, Quay St., from East River to West St., etc. (ent. Dec. 13, 1910) --
No. 1374, Section 9, Block 2574, Lot 43........
Interest Dec, 23, 1910, to June 23, 1916................................

The records of this department show no awards paid or payable to petitioner ! no lease to The City of New York affecting the property herein described.

The total amount involved as principal in the above assessments and interest $56.10. The property affected by these assessments is located in the Borough o: Brooklyn, on the east side of Manhattan Avenue, between Greenpoint Aveo 230 Colyer Street

The Financial Secretary and Trustee, Mr. F. J. Williams, in response to a re has submitted a financial statement from April 1, 1915, to March 31, 1910, shuvi total receipts from all sources to be $8,184.01 and the expenditures for ail cire $2,707.00, leaving a balance of $470.95.

This financial statement shows a net shortage on current expense account $3,122.81.

It appearing, therefore, that the petitioner was the actual owner of the rea: 5 in question and entitled to have the same exempted from taxation during die : when said liens, above mentioned, accrued and became a lien thereupon. I am not opinion that the petitioner has presented a proper case for relief to the Commiss of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York, under the provisions of secih 11 *** of the Greater New York Charter, and I would therefore certify my appruval III application of Greenpoint Methodist Episcopal Church (Tabernacle). persuant provision of such section of the Charter, and recommend the liers above se: or. be cancelled upon the payment of $10, provided that at the time of such payment : Corporation furnish pref, by affidavit. that it is the actual owner of rise atted and that the same is not under contract of sale.

E. D. FISHER, Deputy and Acting Comptoile. Resolvert. This upon payment of the sum of Ten Dollars ($10), the ISIS sioners of the Sinking Fund by unanimous vote, hereby authorize and fire: Controller, pursuant to the provisions of section 221-4 of the Charter, to 20 the lowing assessments levied and assessed against property owned by the Iron paint V adist E: incepul ( rch (Tabernacle in the Borough of Brookiyn vera vided but at the time of payment said corporation furnish procf by affidavit ** it is one actual owner of the property affected and that the same is not under our of de

4 $$1$.ntent.
Sewer. I dag er St., truong Fast River to West St., etc. (ent. Dec. 13. 1910:-

No. 324. Seeti in v Block 15. Tot *......
Insert. Dec. 3. 1910), to lune 23. 1910.wonnen

Tie It, ort was accepted and the resolution unanimously adoptedi.

Trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Newtown, in the Borough

of Queens-Petition of, for the Cancellation of Certain Assessments.

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

August 21, 1916. To the Honorable the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York:

Gentlemen-Trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Newtown has presented to you a petition for the cancellation of certain assessments for public Improvements affecting premises in the Borough of Queens, designated on the official tax map as Volume 13, Ward 2, Block 938, Lots 30 and 36.

This application is made pursuant to the provisions of section 221A of the Greater New York Charter, which provides that the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of The City of New York, upon the written certificate of the Comproller of said City approving the same, may, in their discretion, and upon such terms as they may deem proper, by a unanimous vote, cancel and annul all taxes, assessments and Croton water rents, and sales to said City of any and all of the same, which at the time said section became a law were, or might hereafter become, a lien against any real estate owned by any corporation, entitled to exemption of such real estate owned by it from local taxation under article one, section four, subdivision seven of the tax law, which was the actual owner of such real estate and entitled to such exemption, during the time when the taxes, assessments or Croton water rents from which it seeks relief, accrued and become liens thereupon.

It appears from the petition submitted, which is duly verified, that the petitioner is a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, and is the owner in fee simple of the above described premises, having acquired Lot 30, February 5, 1905, and Lot 36 in September, 1905; that it has owned the above described premises continuously since said date and is still the owner thereof, and that the same now are and have always been exempt from local taxation, under said provision of the tax law, during the periods when the liens hereinafter set forth accrued. Said premises are used as follows: Lot 30, building thereon exclusively for religious purposes and Lot 36 the building thereon is used as a parsonage and enjoys partial exemption.

It appears from an examination of the assessment rolls that said property has been exempt from local taxation as follows: Lot 30 for the year 1905, and since, and Lot 36, partial exemption, and the assessed valuation for the year 1916 is $10,000 on Lot 30 and $2,500 on Lot 36.

It further appears from the records of the Bureau for the Collection of Assessments and Arrears that the following assessments for local improvements were levied against said property and are now open and unpaid on the records of the department, namely:

Assessments. "Toledo St., Sewer and Appurtenances, from Queens Boulevard to Co

rona Ave., with connections, etc." (conf. and ent. May 2, 1916)No. 295, Block 938, Lot 30, Ward 2..........

$50 00 "Sewer in lines of 43rd St., from Pier head line to the Bulkhead line, etc."

(conf. and ent., Dec. 23, 1915)—
No. 7581, Block 938, Lot 30, Ward 2....

Petitioner includes in its application the following assessments against Lot 36,
Block 938, Ward 2:
Toledo St., Sewer etc. (conf. and ent. May 2, 1916)......

.... $12 50 Sewer in Line of 43rd St., etc. (conf. and ent. Dec. 23, 1915)......

25 00 It appears that said Lot 36 was acquired about the year 1905 and has been partially exempt from taxation, being used as a parsonage. As it is not entitled to exemption under Article I., Section 4, Subdivision 7 of the tax law as required by Section 221A of the Charter, the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund are without power to grant the relief sought. The application should be denied, therefore, so far as relates to Lot 36, Block 938, Ward 2.

The records of this department show no lease to The City of New York affecting the property herein described.

An award of $1 was made to the petitioner herein in the proceedings for the opening and extending Gerry Avenue, from Marlowe Avenue to Crown Avenue, which proceeding was confirmed March 14, 1916. The assessment for benefit has not, as yet, been levied.

The total amount involved as principal in the above assessments is $150. The property affected by these assessments is located in the Borough of Queens, on the northwest corner of Medina Place and Gerry Avenue.

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