Town of Cheektowaga
Erie County, NY

Resolution
RES-2017-690

Request Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC) to Acquire Vacant Properties 2018

Information

Department:HousingSponsors:Councilmember Linda Hammer, Supervisor Diane Benczkowski
Category:Building/HousingFunctions:Housing

Body

WHEREAS, in July 2011 in recognition of the growing problem of distressed, vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties, New York State passed the Land Bank Act, as Article 16 of the New York State Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, which authorizes any Foreclosing Governmental Unit (FGU) to create a land bank to strategically acquire, improve, assemble, and sell these properties; and

 

WHEREAS, under this law, the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC) was formed in May 2012 via an intermunicipal agreement among the county’s four FGUs: Erie County and the Cities of Buffalo, Lackawanna, and Tonawanda; and

 

WHEREAS, county-wide land banks have proven highly successful in Michigan, Ohio, and other regions experiencing growing numbers of problem properties by supporting municipal and regional revitalization efforts by strategically acquiring, improving, assembling, and selling these properties; and

 

WHEREAS, BENLIC (the land bank) seeks to work collaboratively with the cities, towns, and villages within Erie County to address the growing problem of distressed, vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties; and

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Cheektowaga has recognized the need to address the growing issue of distressed, vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties and is desirous of partnering with BENLIC to address this problem.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT

 

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Cheektowaga hereby officially requests that BENLIC acquire the following properties:

 

35 Hedwig Avenue              SBL - 102.53-3-27;

23 Randolph Avenue              SBL - 101.60-2-29;

1574 East Delavan Avenue              SBL - 90.76-2-29;

29 Loxley Road              SBL - 102.21-4-19;

101 David Avenue              SBL - 102.21-7-14;

1107 Walden Avenue              SBL - 101.60-8-26;

110 Wanda Avenue              SBL - 102.45-5-9;

97 Reo Avenue              SBL - 102.45-5-31;

48 Andres Place              SBL - 91.18-9-19;

70 Shanley Street              SBL - 123.27-10-8;

2266 Clinton Street              SBL - 123.36-7-3;

0 Union Road              SBL - 102.16-4-19;

0 Colby Street              SBL - 113.61-4-9;

18 Schuster Avenue              SBL - 102.16-4-18;

95 Nandale Road              SBL - 113.72-1-6;

2 Redwood Drive              SBL - 91.14-10-13;

110 Brentwood Drive              SBL - 125.07-13-19;

80E Windwood Court              SBL - 91.14-2-9;

411 Maryvale Drive              SBL - 91.10-4-1.11;

1561 East Delavan Avenue              SBL - 90.84-2-1;

2354 Genesee Street              SBL - 101.28-3-11;

36 Peachrow Lane              SBL - 91.06-11-32;

 

111 Edmund Street              SBL - 113.64-3-38.1;

25A-D Glenwood Court              SBL - 91.15-2-22;

95 Pinehurst Avenue              SBL - 91.19-3-43;

9 Siberling Drive              SBL - 91.14-11-17; and BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, that the Town of Cheektowaga has completed the required Standardized Inspector’s Reports and Maintenance, Disposition and Reuse Plans (SIR/MDR plans) each property listed above and has attached the SIR/MDR plans to this resolution; and BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, that the Town of Cheektowaga agrees to reimburse Erie County for the costs associated with the foreclosure of these properties, and BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, that the Town of Cheektowaga agrees to maintain each property selected by BENLIC during the time in which BENLIC holds title to the property; and BE IT FURTHER

 

RESOLVED, that the Town of Cheektowaga hereby agrees to the terms and conditions of the BENLIC Pay It Forward Policy, adopted September 19, 2014 and that pursuant to section 1610 of the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law will remit to BENLIC 50% of the real property taxes collected for a period of five years on all of the parcels identified herein for which, upon disposition of the parcel, net proceeds are negative

 

35 Hedwig Avenue              SBL - 102.53-3-27;

23 Randolph Avenue              SBL - 101.60-2-29;

1574 East Delavan Avenue              SBL - 90.76-2-29;

29 Loxley Road              SBL - 102.21-4-19;

101 David Avenue              SBL - 102.21-7-14;

1107 Walden Avenue              SBL - 101.60-8-26;

110 Wanda Avenue              SBL - 102.45-5-9;

97 Reo Avenue              SBL - 102.45-5-31;

48 Andres Place              SBL - 91.18-9-19;

70 Shanley Street              SBL - 123.27-10-8;

2266 Clinton Street              SBL - 123.36-7-3;

0 Union Road              SBL - 102.16-4-19;

0 Colby Street              SBL - 113.61-4-9;

18 Schuster Avenue              SBL - 102.16-4-18;

95 Nandale Road              SBL - 113.72-1-6;

2 Redwood Drive              SBL - 91.14-10-13;

110 Brentwood Drive              SBL - 125.07-13-19;

80E Windwood Court              SBL - 91.14-2-9;

411 Maryvale Drive              SBL - 91.10-4-1.11;

1561 East Delavan Avenue              SBL - 90.84-2-1;

2354 Genesee Street              SBL - 101.28-3-11;

36 Peachrow Lane              SBL - 91.06-11-32;

 

111 Edmund Street              SBL - 113.64-3-38.1;

25A-D Glenwood Court              SBL - 91.15-2-22;

95 Pinehurst Avenue              SBL - 91.19-3-43;

9 Siberling Drive              SBL - 91.14-11-17; and BE IT FURTHER

 

 

RESOLVED, that certified copies of this resolution will be sent to the Executive Director of the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporations; the Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning; the Director of the City of Buffalo’s Office of Strategic Planning; and the Mayors of the cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda.

 

Meeting History

Dec 12, 2017 7:00 PM  Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Linda Hammer, Councilmember
SECONDER:Diane Benczkowski, Supervisor
AYES:Diane Benczkowski, James P. Rogowski, Gerald Kaminski, Timothy J. Meyers, Christine Adamczyk, Linda Hammer, Alice Magierski

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