Village of
Albion
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Officials:
Mayor Dean A London - Dean A London
Trustee - Peter Sidari

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Mount Albion Tower
Mount Albion Tower
Civil War Memorial
 

The tower was built in 1876, using sandstone from local quarries. Inside the names of 463 soldiers are carved in marble slabs. A spiral staircase leads to the top of the 68-foot-high tower, which is part of a cemetery listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

sunset at liftbridge
Main Street Lift Bridge at sunset
A photo of the Main Street lift bridge, one of two historic lift bridges in Albion. There are only 16 on the canal and we have two of them.
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Notice of Estoppel
November 18, 2014

NOTICE PURSUANT TO
LOCAL FINANCE LAW SECTION 81.00


            The bond resolution published herewith was adopted on October 8, 2014, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such bond resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Village of Albion is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.  The bond resolution was subject to a permissive referendum pursuant to Section 36.00 of the Local Finance Law.  The period of time has elapsed for the submission and filing of a petition for a permissive referendum and a valid petition has not been submitted and filed.


                                                                                    Linda K Babcock, Village Clerk

                                                                                    Village of Albion, New York


BOND RESOLUTION DATED OCTOBER 8, 2014 OF THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ALBION, NEW YORK, AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION SERIAL BONDS TO FINANCE BRIDGE DEMOLITION, AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN CONTEMPLATION THEREOF, THE EXPENDITURE OF SUMS FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.


            WHEREAS, the purpose hereinafter described consists of capital improvements to include the Clarendon Street Bridge Project, authorized to be undertaken by the Village Board of Trustees pursuant to the Village Law;

            WHEREAS, the Village, acting as lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the applicable regulations promulgated thereunder ("SEQRA"), has completed its environmental review and, on February 12, 2014, has duly adopted a negative declaration with respect to the unlisted action and has determined that the implementation of the action as proposed will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts; now therefor, be it


            RESOLVED BY THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ALBION, NEW YORK (hereinafter referred to as the "Village"), by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all of the members of such Board, as follows:

            Section 1.      The Village of Albion shall undertake the demolition of Clarendon Street Bridge, to include removal of the entire existing superstructure and substructures, and various site and other incidental improvements that may be required in connection therewith for such demolition and Village use (hereinafter referred to as "purpose"), and general obligation serial bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,450,500 and bond anticipation notes in anticipation thereof (and renewals
thereof) of the Village are hereby authorized to be issued to finance said purpose.


            Section 2.      The estimated aggregate maximum cost of said purpose, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and costs of the financing thereof, is estimated to be $1,450,500 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor.  The plan for financing of said purpose is to provide all of such maximum cost by issuance of obligations as herein authorized, such Village indebtedness to be offset and reduced dollar for dollar by the amount of federal aid received, estimated to be up to $1,104,400 and by the amount of State aid received, estimated to be up to $207,075.

            Section 3.      It is hereby determined and declared that (a) said purpose is one of the class of objects or purposes described in Subdivision 12-a of Paragraph (a) of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law, and that the period of probable usefulness of said purpose is ten (10) years, (b) the proposed maximum maturity of said bonds authorized by this resolution will be in excess of five years, (c) current funds required to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds or notes herein authorized, pursuant to
Section 107.00 of the Local Finance Law, to the extent applicable, if any, will be provided, (d) the notes herein authorized are issued in anticipation of bonds for an assessable improvement, and (e) there are presently no outstanding bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds.


            Section 4.      The bonds and notes authorized by this resolution shall contain the recital of validity prescribed in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law and such bonds and notes shall be general obligations of the Village and all the taxable real property in the Village is subject to the levy of ad valorem taxes to pay the principal thereof, and interest thereon, without limitation as to rate or amount, subject to statutory limitations, if any. 

            Section 5.      It is hereby determined and declared that the Village reasonably expects to reimburse the general fund, or such other fund as may be utilized, not to exceed the maximum amount authorized herein, from the proceeds of the obligations authorized hereby for expenditures, if any, from such fund that may be made for the purpose prior to the date of the issuance of such obligations.  This is a declaration of official intent under Treasury Regulation 1.150-2.

 

            Section 6.      The power to further authorize the sale, issuance and delivery of said bonds and notes and to prescribe the terms, form and contents of said bonds and notes, including, without limitation, the consolidation with other issues, the determination to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, all contracts for, and determinations with respect to, credit or liquidity enhancements, if any, and to sell and deliver said bonds and notes, subject to the provisions of this resolution and the provisions of the Local Finance Law, is hereby delegated to the Village Treasurer, the Village's chief fiscal officer.  The Village Treasurer and the Village Clerk
or Deputy Clerk are hereby authorized to sign by manual or facsimile signature and attest any bonds and notes issued pursuant to this resolution, and are hereby authorized to affix to such bonds and notes the corporate seal of the Village of Albion.


            Section 7.      The faith and credit of the Village of Albion, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds and notes as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such obligations becoming due and payable in such year.

            Section 8.      After compliance with Section 9 hereof, this resolution shall be published in full by the Village Clerk of the Village of Albion together with a notice in substantially the form prescribed by Section 81.00 of said Local Finance Law, and such publication shall be in each official newspaper of the Village, in the manner prescribed by law.  The validity of said bonds and bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said serial bonds, may be contested only if such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said Village is not authorized to expend money, or the provisions of law which should be complied with, at the date of publication of this
resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication; or if said obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

             Section 9.      This resolution is subject to a permissive referendum of the qualified electors of the Village of Albion, pursuant to Section 36.00 of the Local Finance Law.

 

Linda K Babcock

Village of Albion

Clerk-Treasurer



 


Fall brush and leaf pickup
October 14, 2014
The fall brush and leaf pickup is scheduled for the weeks of October 19th and October 26th, 2014.  There will be only one pass down each street.
Permissive Referendum
October 10, 2014

NOTICE PURSUANT TO LOCAL FINANCE LAW SECTION 36.00


            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the Board of Trustees of the Village of Albion, New York (hereinafter referred to as the "Village"), by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all of the members of such Board has, on October 8, 2014, adopted, pursuant to the Local Finance Law of the State of New York, a bond resolution stating that:


            WHEREAS, the purpose hereinafter described consists of capital improvements to include the Clarendon Street Bridge Project, authorized to be undertaken by the Village Board of Trustees pursuant to the Village Law;


            WHEREAS, the Village, acting as lead agency under the State Environmental Quality Review Act and the applicable regulations promulgated thereunder ("SEQRA"), has completed its environmental review and, on February 12, 2014, has duly adopted a negative declaration with respect to the unlisted action and has determined that the implementation of the action as proposed will not result in any significant adverse environmental impacts; now therefore, be it


            RESOLVED BY THE VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF ALBION, NEW YORK, (hereinafter referred to as the "Village"), by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all of the members of such Board, as follows:


 

            1.         the demolition of Clarendon Street Bridge, to include removal of the entire existing superstructure and substructures, and various site and other
incidental improvements that may be required in connection therewith for such demolition and Village use (hereinafter referred to as "purpose"), is authorized and general obligation serial bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $1,406,000 and bond anticipation notes in anticipation thereof (and renewals thereof) of the Village are authorized to be issued to finance said purpose, such Village indebtedness to be offset and reduced dollar for dollar by the amount of federal aid received, estimated to be up to $1,068,000 and by the amount of State aid received, estimated to be up to $200,400; and


            2.         the estimated aggregate maximum cost of said purpose, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and costs of the financing thereof, is estimated to be up to $1,406,000 for said purpose and said amount is appropriated therefor and the plan for financing of said purpose is to provide all of such maximum cost by issuance of serial bonds and bond anticipation notes as authorized; and

             3.         (a) said purpose is one of the class of objects or purposes described in Subdivision 12-a of Paragraph (a) of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law,
and the period of probable usefulness of said purpose is ten (10) years, (b) the proposed maximum maturity of said bonds authorized by the resolution will be in excess of five years, (c) current funds required to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds or notes authorized, pursuant to Section 107.00 of the Local Finance Law, to the extent applicable, if any, will be provided, (d) the notes authorized are not issued in anticipation of bonds for an assessable improvement, and (e) there are presently no outstanding bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds; and


            4.         the bonds and notes authorized by the resolution shall contain the recital of validity prescribed in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law and such bonds
and notes shall be general obligations of the Village and all the taxable real property in the Village is subject to the levy of ad valorem taxes to pay the principal thereof, and interest thereon, without limitation as to rate or amount, subject to applicable statutory limitations, if any; and


            5.         the Village reasonably expects to reimburse the general fund, or such other fund as may be utilized, from the proceeds of the obligations authorized for
expenditures, if any, from such fund that may be made for the purpose prior to the date of the issuance of such obligations, and such is a declaration of official intent under Treasury Regulation 1.150-2; and


            6.         the power to further authorize the sale, issuance and delivery of said bonds and notes and to prescribe the terms, form and contents of said bonds and notes,
including, without limitation, the consolidation with other issues, the determination to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, all contracts for and determinations with respect to, credit and liquidity enhancements, if any, and to sell and deliver said bonds and notes, subject to the provisions of the resolution and the provisions of the Local Finance Law, is delegated to the Village Treasurer, the Village's chief fiscal officer, the Village Treasurer and the Village Clerk are authorized to sign by manual or facsimile signature and attest any bonds and notes issued pursuant to the resolution, and are authorized to affix to such bonds and bond anticipation
notes the corporate seal of the Village of Albion; and


            7.         the faith and credit of the Village of Albion, New York, are irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds and notes as the
same respectively become due and payable, an annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such obligations becoming due and payable in such year; and

            8.         after compliance with the next paragraph hereof, the resolution shall be published in full by the Village Clerk of the Village of Albion together with a notice in
substantially the form prescribed by Section 81.00 of said Local Finance Law, and such publication shall be in each official newspaper of the Village, in the manner prescribed by law, and  the validity of said bonds and bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said serial bonds may be contested only if such obligations are
authorized for an object or purpose for which said Village is not authorized to expend money, or the provisions of law which should be complied with, at the date of publication of the resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication; or if said obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution; and

 

9.         such bond resolution is subject to a permissive referendum of the qualified electors of the Village of Albion, pursuant to Section 36.00 of the Local Finance Law
and petitions protesting and requesting that it be submitted to the electors of the Village of Albion for their approval or disapproval, may be filed with the Village Clerk at any time within thirty (30) days after the date of the adoption of such resolution.


            By order of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Albion, New York.


DATED:         October 8, 2014

 

                                                                                    Linda K Babcock                                                                                              
                                                                                    Village Clerk

                                                                                    Village of Albion, New York