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Notices to state regarding assessments for local improvements

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Municipal officials authorized to assess lands for local improvements were required to notify the comptroller about the improvements, and their assessment of any state lands involved. Notifications had to show the assessments’ purpose, authorizing law, and the state lands and amounts for which they were assessed. This series consists of assessment notices (a few redemption notices) for local improvements on state lands. Most improvements are in western or central New York and were for street pavings, gradings, or sewer construction.
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0.5 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1888-1901
Series Number:
A1385

Arrangement

Arranged very roughly by municipality.

Scope and Content Note

These are assessment notices (and a few redemption notices) against the state for local improvements on state lands.

Chapter 435 of the Laws of 1886 required municipal officials with authorization to assess lands for local imrovements to notify the comptroller about such improvements, and their assessment of any state lands involved. The notification had to show the purpose for which the assessment was made, the law authorizing it, and the state lands and amounts for which they were assessed. Such assessments would be payable by the comptroller; state lands were not to be sold for unpaid assessments, and any such sales were declared void by the law.

Most often the improvements cited are street pavings, gradings, or sewer construction. Most of the filing municipalities are located in western or central New York.

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1341, Notices of Local Assessments of State Property for Local Improvements, postdates this series.

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