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Rochester Land Bank Corporation

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Land Bank Mission Statement

The Rochester Land Bank Corporation will return underutilized property to productive use, preserve and create quality housing, enhance the quality of life within neighborhoods, and encourage economic opportunities.

About the Land Bank 

The purpose of the land bank is to acquire, hold and dispose of real property that is vacant, abandoned or underutilized for purposes of returning those properties to productive use. This goal will be met through judicious use of land bank powers enumerated in Section 1600 of the NY Not-for-profit Corporation Law (known as the “Land Bank Act”) to specifically facilitate, manage, and implement City of Rochester designated community development projects or redevelopment plans.

The focus of the land bank is systematic treatment of vacant property consistent with the development strategies and policies created by City government and community members. The land bank will acquire and dispose of real property when a disposition strategy has been identified within the context of City designated community development projects or redevelopment plans. The disposition strategy may include holding the property in the land bank for a period of time, demolition, sale to a developer or other strategies.

Rochester Land Bank Corporation Board Membership 

There are seven members of the Board of Directors, five ex officio members, and two appointed members to serve a three year terms. The directors of the Board shall be as follows:  

Current Board of Directors: 

A)     Ex Officio Members:  

 

        1)    City Treasurer 

 Kim Jones, Treasurer 

        2)    Director of Development Services    

 Spencer Ash, Vice Chair 

        3)    Manager of Housing  

 Carol Wheeler, Chair 

        4)    Director of Inspection & Compliance Services        

 Gary Kirkmire 

        5)    Chief of Staff, City Council 

 Andrea Guzzetta

 B)    Appointed Members to serve three-year terms:

 

        1)    Mayor’s appointee  

 George Parker, Esq., Secretary 

        2)    Council President’s appointee

 Dana Miller

Public Meeting Schedule 2013-2014 - Agenda & Minutes

  

August 29, 2013 Agenda      Minutes 
September 17, 2013     Agenda     Minutes 
October 17, 2013 Agenda     Minutes 
November 21, 2013 Agenda  Minutes 
December 19, 2013 Agenda     Minutes 
Special Meeting - January 10, 2014     Agenda  Minutes 
January 16, 2014 Agenda  Minutes  
February 20, 2014 Agenda  Minutes 
March 20, 2014 Agenda  Minutes 
April 17, 2014 Agenda  Minutes
May 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2014 Agenda     Minutes

        

Meetings are held at 3:00 p.m. at City Hall, 30 Church St, Rochester, New York 14614.   

 

Policies                                                      Committees

 BYLAWS                                                             Audit                Finance  Governance 
Acquisition Policy    Gary Kirkmire, Chair     Kim Jones, Chair Dana Miller, Chair
Disposition Policy    George Parker George Parker George Parker

Ethics/Conflict of Interest Policy  

  Dana Miller     Dana Miller Andrea Guzzetta
Investment Policy         

 Occupant Relocation Policy 

 Privacy Policy  

 

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 Procurement Policy 

 Whistleblower Policy 

        
LAND BANK FAQ'S         
         

 


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