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Bowitch & Coffey provides counsel to municipalities on compliance with General Municipal Law, Public Officers Law and other laws. The firm advises municipalities on contaminated tax-delinquent properties; has represented municipalities in defense of third party claims; and has prosecuted subrogation claims for municipal clients.Read More
Bowitch & Coffey Represents Town of Ballston Residents In Protecting Agricultural Lands
Discussion of Housing Project Stalls Over Possible Legal Issue
BALLSTON – Discussion on the proposed housing development on Route 50 stalled during Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting, due in part to possible legal issues over the Town Board’s extension of the water district to serve the site.
The proposed Katz Planned Unit Development District would consist of a three-story building with 23,000 square feet of retail space on the bottom floor, 20 apartments on the second floor and 20 apartments on the third floor. The project also calls for 121 multifamily units in 11 buildings and 57 single-family lots. The property consists of 90.85 acres of land in two zoning districts — 17 acres are zoned business-highway and the remaining 73.85 acres are zoned rural-residential.
Brownfield Gas Station Sites Returned to Tax Rolls
Former gas station sites will be sold at St. Lawrence County property auction
CANTON — St. Lawrence County will be able to sell three former gas stations at its next property tax auction because the state has agreed to release liens totaling roughly $3 million that was spent cleaning up contamination at the sites.
County legislators Monday night authorized Legislature Chairman John H. Burke, R-Norfolk, to sign an agreement between the county and the state Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund regarding three tax-delinquent properties the county wants to take through foreclosure proceedings.
Bowitch Negotiates Deal with EPA on Brownfield Site
Former Sealand industrial site in Lisbon could be returned to tax rolls; $1.5 million lien to be removed
By JIMMY LAWTON
After more than 25 years in limbo, St. Lawrence County hopes to bring the 210-acre former Sealand dumpsite back on the tax rolls.
St. Lawrence County Attorney Stephen Button says the federal Environmental Protection Agency had placed a $1.5 million lien on the property for remediation and testing work it has performed on the site over the past 25 years, but a deal has now been reached with the county to waive that cost in exchange for half of the sale price.