Certificate of Designation
For Service of Notice of Claim
 
of
 
CITY OF BINGHAMTON
 
(Pursuant to Section 53 of the General Municipal Law)
 
 
It is hereby certified that:
FIRST: CITY OF BINGHAMTON is a public corporation as defined in Section 66 of the General Construction Law of the State of New York.
SECOND: The name of the public corporation is: CITY OF BINGHAMTON
THIRD: The principal location of the public corporation is in the county of: BROOME
FOURTH: The public corporation hereby designates the Secretary of State of the State of New York as its agent upon whom a Notice of Claim against the public corporation may be served.
FIFTH: The name, post office address and email address of an officer, person or designee, nominee or other agent-in-fact to which the Secretary of State shall transmit a copy of any Notice of Claim served upon the Secretary of State as the Public Corporationís agent is:
Post Office Address: ANGELA HOLMES
CITY HALL
38 HAWLEY STREET
BINGHAMTON, NY 13901
 
Email Address: ABHOLMES@CITYOFBINGHAMTON.COM
SIXTH: The time limit for service of a Notice of Claim upon the public corporation is: Ninety (90) days
SEVENTH: Any statutory provisions uniquely pertaining to the public corporation and the commencement of an action or proceeding against it are as follows: ß 33-1. Statutory amendment. Section 64 of Chapter 53 of the Consolidated Laws, known as the "Second Class Cities Law," as last amendedby local law number three of the year 1953, is hereby superseded and amended to read as follows: Section 64. Claims against the City. No claim against the City except for a fixed salary, for the principal or interest on a bonded or funded debt or other loan, or for the regular or stated compensation of officers or employees inany City department, or for work performed or materials furnished under contract with the City of Binghamton or for claims arising under the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Law, shall be paidunless a claim therefor certified by or on behalf of the claimant, in such form as the Comptroller shall prescribe, and approved by the head of the department or officer whose action gave rise or origin to the claim, shall have been presented to the Comptroller and shall have been audited and allowed by him. TheComptroller shall cause each such claim, upon presentation to him for audit, to be numbered consecutively and the number, date of presentation, name of the claimant and brief statement of character of each claim shall be entered in a book kept for such purpose, which shall at all times during office hours be so placed as to be convenient for public inspection and examination. The Comptroller shall not be required to audit a claim until two weeks have expired after the date upon which such claim was presented to him. The Comptroller is authorized, in considering a claim, to require any person presenting the same for audit to be sworn before him touching the justness and accuracy of such claim, and to take evidence and examine witnesses in reference to the claim, and for that purpose he may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses. If the claimant be dissatisfied with the audit he may appeal to the Board of Estimate and Apportionment by serving notice of appeal in writing upon the Comptroller and the Council at any time before the first regular meeting of the Council that is held after he receives the Comptroller's audit. If the Council or any taxpayer be dissatisfied with such audit, it or he may appeal to the same board on behalf of the City, in like manner, by serving notice of appeal upon the claimants and the Comptroller and the Treasurer within 10 days after the meeting of the Council at which such claims shall have been reported by the Comptroller. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment shall make rules for the procedure upon the hearing of such appeals and the decision and audit of that Board after the hearing upon the appeal to it, shall be final and conclusive as to the amount of the claim; but if there be no appeal from the original audit it shall in like manner be final and conclusive. Upon the appeal herein provided for, the Treasurer shall take the place of the Comptroller as a member of the Board. The Comptroller and the Board of Estimate and Apportionment upon an appeal to it, as herein provided, shall have authority to take evidence and examine witnesses in reference to the claim and for that purpose may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses; and the Comptroller and each member of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment is hereby declared to be exofficio a Commissioner of Deeds. When a claim has been finally audited by the Comptroller he shall endorse thereon or attach thereto his certificate as to such audit, and the same shall thereupon be filed in and remain a public record in his office. If any person shall present to the Comptroller for audit a claim in the name of any person or firm other than that of the actual claimant he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
EIGHTH: The New York State Vendor Identification Number (Vendor ID) for the public corporation is: REDACTED
Note: If the public corporation does not have a Vendor ID issued by the Office of the State Comptroller the Department of State will contact the public corporation regarding issuance of a Vendor ID when fees for service of Notices of Claim are available for distribution. The public corporation will not receive distributions of its share of fees for service of Notices of Claim until it has been assigned a Vendor ID by the Office of the State Comptroller.
NINTH: Distributions to the public corporation for its share of fees for service of Notices of Claim will be sent to the following Remittance Address:
                           CITY OF BINGHAMTON
38 HAWLEY STREET
BINGHAMTON, NY 13901
Note: The Remittance Address for public corporations with a Vendor ID must match the public corporationís Remittance Address in the New York State Vendor Management System. If the Remittance Address provided does not match the address on file in the New York State Vendor Management System, the public corporationís share of fees cannot be distributed. To update the public corporationís Remittance Address on file in the New York State Vendor Management System the public corporation must access and update its vendor record at www.osc.state.ny.us.
 
 
Date: July 16, 2013
 
 
KENNETH J. FRANK CORPORATION COUNSEL
Signature Title of Signer
 
 
 
FILED BY THE NYS DEPARTMENT OF STATE ON: 07/16/2013
FILE NUMBER: 20130716001055