Their Story Started Very Early as they set-out to label the Columbia Lafayette Neighbor as "blighted". Actually newspaper images and just one word wasn't enough, as it became "Crushing Blight" and "Functionally Obsolete" in their MV500 Bid For $500 Million.
April 15, 2021 - In the news, Oneida County legislators pave way to start eminent domain court proceedings for garage...
Oneida County legislators pave way to start eminent domain court proceedings for garage https://t.co/tSXQnISV0G— Observer-Dispatch (@uticaOD) April 14, 2021
April 8, 2021 - Read, CITY OF UTICA URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY, MEETING MINUTES – April 8, 2021, Eminent Domain For Downtown Hospital (PDF), and city's NOTICE OF COMBINED PUBLIC HEARING UNDER EMINENT DOMAIN PROCEDURE LAW AND NEW YORK GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW, (PDF) another version at, MEETING MINUTES –April 8, 2021.
March 11, 2021 - Ongoing Legal issues as City of Utica discusses use of eminent domain, When and where to voice your opinion on the use of eminent domain for Utica hospital.
February 11, 2021 - Read, Urban Renewal Agency Meeting Agenda, Including Eminent Domain For Downtown Hospital (PDF).
January 23, 2021 - Read public comments made in response to Oneida County's threat of Eminent Domain, submitted by Joe Cerini and Brett Truett... buildings worth saving on Lafayette Street.
December 23, 2020 - Government overreach...
Go ahead, lock and load the “naysayer” guns. But my opinion that it’s wrong for Oneida County to use eminent domain on 3 properties (for an unnecessary parking garage we can’t afford) isn’t for lack of me trying to understand the situation better the past 3+ yrs. /9 pic.twitter.com/leWbIDB2G4— Katie (@katieaiello) December 23, 2020
September 8, 2020 - At least five places to build a parking garage...
Will #mvhsdowntown ever be completed? Where will funding come from? Does #hospital truly require 3,000+ parking spaces? Will @MVHealthSystem go bankrupt? Where's helipad? One thing is absolutely true, eminent domain not required to for parking garage... https://t.co/OpjHoU5VG1 pic.twitter.com/rmPHMJ453i— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) September 8, 2020
March 26, 2020 - City of Utica has plans, MEETING MINUTES – March 26, 2020, Authorization to Procure Appraisals and Commence Negotiations (For Downtown Hospitals)....
ITEM #3 Authorization to Procure Appraisals and Commence Negotiations In advance of any agreement to undertake eminent domain, court-ready appraisals of the subject parcels must be performed; said appraisals will then form the basis for UURA and its legal counsel to attempt to discuss with current property owners the possibility of a negocaited sale. Board authorization to procure the services of a qualified appraiser and commentce negociations with the respective private property owners is required. Mike Mahoney made a motion to procure the services of a qualified appraiser and commence negociations with the respective private property owners as required for acquisition of certain property in conjunction with the MVHS downtown hospital project.
Approval of Escrow Agreement with MVHS - Mohawk Valley Health Systems (MVHS) has requested that the Utica Urban Renewal Agency utilize its power of eminent domain to acquire a total of six (6) separate tax parcels in support of its development of a new regional healthcare center in Downtown Utica. All of the parcels which are being sought by MVHS are intended to be developed for off-street parking.
In advance of any agreement to undertake eminent domain, MVHS has proposed a manner by which all potential costs to be incurred by the UURA during the process will be covered by MVHS. A copy of the final draft of the escrow agreement is attached; Board authorization to enter into the agreement is required..
Authorization to Procure Appraisals & Commence Negotiations - Mohawk Valley Health Systems (MVHS) has requested that the Utica Urban Renewal Agency utilize its power of eminent domain to acquire a total of six (6) separate tax parcels in support of its development of a new regional healthcare center in Downtown Utica. All of the parcels which are being sought by MVHS are intended to be developed for off-street parking.
In advance of any agreement to undertake eminent domain, court-ready appraisals of the subject parcels must be performed; said appraisals will then form the basis for UURA and its legal counsel to attempt to discuss with current property owners the possibility of a negotiated sale. Board authorization to procure the services of a qualified appraiser and commence negotiations with the respective private property owners is required..
February 13, 2020 - CITY OF UTICA URBAN RENEWAL AGENCY MEETING MINUTES.
September 12, 2019 - City looks to use eminent domain on yet another Utica property owner and would be downtown developer...
Today I spoke to the City at a URA Meeting & sent a letter requesting they stop using #EminantDomain to seize private property. Mr. Bailey being forced out of his stake in #Utica will surely send he & others looking elsewhere to do business. That's not something I'll ever support pic.twitter.com/v8MN6boIlJ— Joe Marino (@JoeUtica4) September 12, 2019
December 30, 2018 - Is your City of Utica property next? We ask as today's UticaOD opinion states "more parking spaces are required downtown" in their opinion piece titled, OUR VIEW: Downtown Parking Must Be Addressed.
With Utica's Mayor, hey you just never know where you stand...
Their Downtown Utica Hospital Concept is bad, and plainly wrong. Just like today's UticaOD opinion piece, which we discuss here; #NoHospitalDowntown Reviews UticaOD Opinion on Downtown Parking.
September 10, 2018 - We hope to become a case for Kavanaugh...
Kelo was a terrible SCOTUS decision and speculation is that Kavanaugh would reverse it if confirmed. I wrote an Op Ed about this a while back. Florida made some excellent choices on how to respond to shackle in eminent domain abuse. https://t.co/r7Nimq3aJJ— Rich Purtell (@rich_purtell) September 10, 2018
April 30, 2018 - There were radio shows about eminent domain...
April 13, 2018 - WUTQ Talk FM: Oneida County Executive Talks Downtown Hospital, Eminent Domain
April 12, 2018 - Hospital CEO states, "We technically can't take any of the parcels until the SEQR process, we've talked about that before, is completed," Perra said. "That's still on target for the fall, maybe September, Octoberish is the last date we have on the SEQR process. The SEQR gets completed and then we will be in a position that if we need to exercise eminent domain, we will be exercising eminent domain at that point in time."
April 16, 2018 - WUTQ Talk FM: #NoHospitalDowntown's Jim Brock Talks Eminent Domain and April Updates
April 19, 2018 - WUTQ Talk FM: Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Discusses her Downtown Hospital Comments
Consider: City of Utica places an RFP for
April 30, 2018 - WUTQ Talk FM: Anthony Brindisi Talks Cable Bills, Thoughts on Eminent Domain and More
April 11, 2018 - Mayor now says "Yes", but back in January the Utica Mayor Said "No" To Eminent Domain. So someone has set down the way it'll be as explained in, Eminent domain settled for new Utica hospital.
Nobody on “the @NYGovCuomo new hospital for @CityofUtica transformation” team has plan https://t.co/nEiHWMKTiZ the perverse MVEDGE economic development concept holds healthcare improvements for Oneida County in suspense - for three years! #NoHospitalDowntown pic.twitter.com/BkZ6HguIjt— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) January 25, 2018
County and city have a deal! What is it that changed their minds? And who? Was it a HUGE contingent of caring doctors and nurses? Also, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney has a say on the eminent domain issue...
Declaring eminent domain—which allows government to forcibly take privately held property from one owner and hand that property over to another private entity—in the proposed Downtown Utica Hospital footprint is an equally egregious taking of Constitutionally protected rights. pic.twitter.com/qBEKmdpJ58— Congresswoman Tenney (@RepTenney) April 20, 2018
Why is @CityofUtica planning to use #eminentdomain to level several properties from loyal and successful small businesses? All for a project that benefits a few wealthy investors? This is completely backwards. #mvhsdowntown https://t.co/EHorcgQn2w— Daniel Parsnow (@Henrygreen0203) April 12, 2018
Learn more about Congresswoman Claudia Tenney.
December 22, 2017 - So many never made part of the hospital concept, and now many oppose it...
Game on! Small Business / Property Owners / Taxpayers vs. @MayorPalmieri @ABrindisiNY @AJPicenteJr @SenGriffo https://t.co/g9NhVE3ia7— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) December 22, 2017
"Eminent domain" spoken by #OneidaCounty @MVHealthSystem hospital lawyers @BondLawFirm pic.twitter.com/Yq54nUwRl0
April 17, 2017 - Would Utica become party to the list of projects involving eminent domain abuse
Our Hospitals, the City of Utica, and Oneida County, have access to a 64-acre hospital campus Just 1-3/4 miles away at the "Oneida County Medical District". At the same time, the targeted neighborhood is not as blight-ridden as they say and turning it into a large non-taxable, privately-owned, hospital district doesn't generate wealth.
Expelling numerous non-profits and tax-producing businesses will not stand in the courts, and throughout downtown the city has many examples of old broken buildings being redeveloped - even the mayor brags of Utica's successes! Many great reasons why residents want a New hospital Built at St. Luke's! An equal number of reasons why Downtown Is Wrong.
No. 1 Notice Of Motion
No. 2 Brief Of Amicus Curiae