Title 2 Port of Oswego Authority
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  • Access device: means a card, code, or other means of access to a consumer's account, or any combination thereof, that may be used by the consumer for the purpose of initiating electronic fund transfers. See N.Y. General Business Law 521
  • Active volunteer firefighter: means a person who has been approved by the authorities in control of a duly organized volunteer fire company or volunteer fire department as an active volunteer firefighter of such fire company or department and who is faithfully and actually performing service in the protection of life and property from fire or other emergency, accident or calamity in connection with which the services of such fire company or fire department are required. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Administrative service agency: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is qualified to administer and maintain records and accounts of plans which meet the requirements for qualification under the internal revenue code and governmental plans. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Administrative service agency: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is qualified to administer and maintain records and accounts of plans which meet the requirements for qualification under the internal revenue code and governmental plans. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ambulance company: shall mean a municipal ambulance service or a voluntary ambulance service, but shall not include an ambulance service organized pursuant to section two hundred nine-b of this chapter. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • authority: shall mean the corporation created by section thirteen hundred fifty-three of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • authority: shall mean the corporation created by section thirteen hundred seventy-eight of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • board: shall mean the members of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • board: shall mean the members of the authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • bonds: shall mean bonds issued by the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • bonds: shall mean bonds issued by the authority pursuant to this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • Chairman: means the chairman of the dormitory authority. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1695
  • city: shall mean the city of Oswego. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • city: shall mean the city of Ogdensburg. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • common council: shall mean the common council of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Consumer: means a natural person. See N.Y. General Business Law 521
  • Consumer: means a natural person. See N.Y. General Business Law 523
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract for services: means a contract between a subscriber and a credit card registration service under which the credit card registration service agrees to provide to a subscriber for a fee any of its services. See N.Y. General Business Law 521
  • Credit card: means and includes any credit card, credit plate, charge plate, courtesy card, or other identification card or device which may be used to obtain a cash advance or a loan or credit or to purchase or lease property or services on the credit of the issuer or of the holder. See N.Y. General Business Law 521
  • Credit card registration service: means any person who provides to subscribers for a fee services including, but not limited to, any of the following: maintenance of a registry of credit cards or access devices owned by a subscriber; notification on behalf of a subscriber to card issuers or financial institutions that any of a subscriber's credit cards or access devices have been lost or stolen; assistance to a subscriber in obtaining new cards or access devices when the subscriber's cards or access devices have been lost or stolen; and notification on behalf of a subscriber to card issuers or financial institutions that a subscriber's address has changed. See N.Y. General Business Law 521
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Defined benefit plan: means any service award program that provides to eligible volunteer firefighters, a benefit that is definitely determinable under the program without reference to the amount contributed to the program on the participant's behalf or to any income, expenses, gains or losses or forfeitures of other participants under the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Defined contribution plan: means any service award program that provides to eligible volunteer firefighters a benefit as the result of definite and determinable contributions under the program, and without reference to any income, expense, gains or losses or forfeitures of other participants under the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • district: shall mean the Oswego port authority district created by section eighteen hundred twenty-seven of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • district: shall mean the Ogdensburg port authority district created by section thirteen hundred seventy-seven of this title. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • Elected or appointed position: means line officers, department or company officers and president, vice president, treasurer and secretary of a fire company or department. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Elected or appointed position: means the directors, president, vice president, treasurer, secretary or other corporate officers and line officers of an ambulance company. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entitlement age: means the age designated by the sponsor at which a program participant is entitled to begin receiving an unreduced service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Entitlement age: means the earliest age, except in the case of disability or death, designated by the sponsor at which a participant who has a nonforfeitable right to a service award is entitled to apply for and begin receiving a service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary: means any person who exercises discretionary authority or control with respect to the administration of the program or the management or disposition of program assets or who renders investment advice for a fee to the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Fiduciary: means any person, including an administrative service agency and a financial organization, exercising discretionary authority or control with respect to the administration of a service award program or the custody, management or disposition of program assets, or any person who renders advice to the program for a fee. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Financial organization: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is (i) registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as such provisions may be amended from time to time; (ii) licensed or chartered by the state department of financial services; (iii) chartered by an agency of the federal government; or (iv) subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Financial organization: means an organization duly authorized to do business in the state and which is (i) registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as such provisions may be amended from time to time; (ii) licensed or chartered by the state department of financial services; (iii) chartered by an agency of the federal government; or (iv) subject to the jurisdiction and regulation of the securities and exchange commission of the federal government. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means the volunteer ambulance service award fund created pursuant to this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Industrial Project: shall mean a project designed and intended for the purpose of providing facilities for manufacturing, warehousing, research, business or other industrial or commercial purposes, including but not limited to machinery and equipment deemed necessary for the operation thereof (excluding raw materials, work in process or stock in trade), on land acquired or to be acquired by the authority for the establishment of an industrial park. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • mayor: shall mean the mayor of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • mayor: shall mean the mayor of the city. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipal ambulance service: means an ambulance service as defined in subdivision two of section three thousand one of the public health law operated by a municipal corporation or agency thereof, or by an ambulance district, and staffed in whole or in part by volunteer ambulance workers. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Nonforfeitable: means the unconditional and legally enforceable right to receive benefits attributable to service as an active volunteer firefighter under the program that will begin at the entitlement age specified in the program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Nonforfeitable: means the unconditional and legally enforceable right to receive a service award. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Organization certificate: includes (a) the original organization certificate or any other instrument filed or issued under any statute to form a corporation or foreign corporation, as amended, supplemented or restated by certificates of amendment, merger or consolidation or other certificates or instruments filed or issued under any statute; or (b) a special act or charter creating a corporation or foreign corporation, as amended, supplemented or restated by special acts or by certificates of amendment, merger or consolidation or other certificates or instruments filed or issued under any statute. See N.Y. Banking Law 1001
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Participant: means an active volunteer firefighter who is eligible for a benefit under a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Participant: means a volunteer ambulance worker who satisfies the age and service requirements of subdivision one of section two hundred nineteen-e of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity. See N.Y. General Business Law 521
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, association or corporation. See N.Y. General Business Law 532
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town, town on behalf of a fire protection district, village, village on behalf of fire service area or fire district. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Political subdivision: means a county, city, town, village, ambulance district, or fire protection district which contracts with an ambulance service which is not organized pursuant to section two hundred nine-b of this chapter. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • port facilities: shall mean , among other things, wharfs, docks, piers, terminals, railroad tracks or terminals, cold storage and refrigerating plants, warehouses, elevators, freight-handling machinery and such equipment as is used in the handling of freight and the establishment and operation of a port, and work of deepening parts of the Oswego river and Lake Ontario adjacent to the terminal exclusive of the harbor channel, within the port district, and any other works, properties, buildings, structures or other facilities necessary or desirable in connection with the development and operation of port facilities in the district. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • port facilities: shall mean , among other things, wharfs, docks, refrigerating plants, warehouses, elevators, freight-handling piers, terminals, railroad tracks or terminals, cold storage and machinery and such equipment as is used in the handling of freight and the establishment and operation of a port, and work of deepening parts of the St. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1376
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • program: means a defined benefit plan or defined contribution plan established or maintained under this article to provide service awards for active volunteer firefighters, pursuant to the benefit options specified by the sponsoring organization. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • program: means a defined contribution plan established, adopted and maintained under this article to provide service awards for volunteer ambulance workers. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Provider of travel services: means every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of furnishing travel, transportation or vacation services. See N.Y. General Business Law 523
  • reactivated tube: is a weak, worn-out or defective tube which has been temporarily reactivated by the administration of a charge of high voltage electric current to the elements thereof. See N.Y. General Business Law 532
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • second-hand tube: is a tube which has been subjected to consumer or demonstrator use as an entity. See N.Y. General Business Law 532
  • Service award: means the benefit payable to a participant in a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Service award: means the benefit payable pursuant to a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Special fire company or department: means a fire company or department for which a service award program cannot be established pursuant to subdivision one or two of section two hundred sixteen of this article which provides fire protection services to two or more political subdivisions under contracts with the governing boards thereof. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • sponsoring organization: means a political subdivision which adopts a service award program. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • sponsoring organization: means a political subdivision which has established or jointly established a service award program, a volunteer fire company or department, or any other entity responsible for fire protection. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subscriber: means a consumer who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of a credit card registration service. See N.Y. General Business Law 521
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • town: shall mean the town of Scriba, Oswego county. See N.Y. Public Authorities Law 1351
  • Travel agent: shall mean any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association, other than a common carrier or employee of a common carrier, that is an officially appointed agent of a common carrier and meets standards no less than those required on January first, nineteen hundred ninety, for authorized agents of the airline reporting corporation, or is a registered member of the Cruise Lines International Association and who operates exclusively as an agent for cruise lines in the sale of cruise travel products or services, and who, as a legal agent of a supplier, sells or offers for sale any travel, transportation or vacation arrangements, or who negotiates for or holds himself or herself out by solicitation, advertisement or otherwise as one who sells, provides, furnishes contracts or arranges for such travel, transportation or vacation services. See N.Y. General Business Law 523
  • Travel services: means public transportation, public accommodations in hotels, motels or motor courts, rental of motor vehicles or any other service related to travel. See N.Y. General Business Law 523
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • tube: is a n electron receiving tube or cathode ray tube (commonly known as a picture tube) designed primarily for use in a home type television or radio receiver, phonograph, tape recorder, or any combination thereof, or other home type electronic device or appliance. See N.Y. General Business Law 532
  • tube utilizing used components: is a tube which has not been used as an entity but which in the manufacture thereof has utilized one or more used components. See N.Y. General Business Law 532
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Voluntary ambulance service: means an ambulance service as defined in subdivision three of section three thousand one of the public health law (i) operating not for pecuniary profit or financial gain, and (ii) no part of the assets or income of which is distributable to, or enures to the benefit of its members, directors or officers except to the extent permitted under article thirty of the public health law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Volunteer ambulance worker: means an active volunteer member of an ambulance company as specified on a list regularly maintained by the company for purposes of the volunteer ambulance workers' benefit law. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Year of ambulance service: means a calendar year during which a volunteer ambulance worker accumulates at least fifty points in accordance with the system established pursuant to subdivision three of section two hundred nineteen-e of this article. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 219-C
  • Year of firefighting service: means a twelve month period during which an active volunteer firefighter participates in the fire service and satisfies the minimum requirements of participation established by the sponsoring organization maintaining the program which shall be applied on a consistent and uniform basis, subject to the minimum standards established by the sponsoring organization. See N.Y. General Municipal Law 215