senate Bill S3605

Creates the Orangetown public library district; repealer

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  • 28 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1275
  • 15 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A587

Summary

Creates the Orangetown public library district; modifies the boundaries; authorizes individual libraries to apply for appropriations on an individual basis.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A587
Versions:
S3605
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Rockland County
Laws Affected:
Rpld Chap 349 of 1973
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S5306A, A6435A
2007-2008: S5218A, A8603A

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BILL NUMBER:S3605

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to create the Orangetown public library district and to repeal chapter
349 of the laws of 1973, relating to creating a library district in the
town of Orangetown in the county of Rockland

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To create the Orangetown public
library district and to repeal chapter 349 of the laws of 1973,
relating to creating a library district in the town of Orange town in
the County of Rockland

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Sections 1-6 create the Orange town
public library district and to repeal chapter 349 of the laws of
1973, relating to creating a library district in the town of
Orangetown in the County of Rockland.

Section 6 Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:
The Town of Orangetown has determined that the existing
law pertaining to the Orange town Library District provides too
little flexibility with respect to various library budgets for
library districts within the Town of Orangetown. Accordingly, as the
existing law provides that appropriations for each calendar year be
equal for all said library districts, the library budget process is
constrained in that the Town of Orangetown is not permitted by law to
address the specific appropriations of its libraries on an individual
basis. This proposed law, therefore, remedies this problem by
mandating that the Orange town Town Board examine and adopt
appropriations for each affected library on an individual needs basis.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A8603A of 2007-2008
03/03/09 Referred to libraries and education technology
05/19/09 Amend and recommit to libraries and education technology
05/19/09 Print number 6435A
05/26/09 Reported referred to ways and means
06/10/09 Reported referred to rules
01/06/10 Referred to libraries and education technology
06/03/10 Reported referred to ways and means
06/25/10 Reported referred to rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3605

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to create the Orangetown public library district  and  to  repeal
  chapter  349  of  the  laws  of  1973,  relating to creating a library
  district in the town of Orangetown in the county of Rockland

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, a library
district is hereby established in the town of Orangetown in  the  county
of Rockland outside the limits of any incorporated village which, except
as  hereinafter  provided,  shall  be co-terminus with the area or areas
served by the public library established pursuant to chapter 816 of  the
laws  of 1961. The districts created by this act shall be designated and
consist of the following areas:
  (a) Blauvelt: Beginning at a point determined by the  intersection  of
Western  Highway and Convent Road running thence in a westerly direction
along the center line of Convent Road to  the  intersection  of  Convent
Road and the Hackensack River, turning and running thence in a northerly
direction along the Hackensack River to its intersection with the south-
erly boundary of the Town of Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York which
being  likewise  the  northerly boundary line of the Town of Orangetown,
Rockland County, New York and running thence along said boundary line in
an easterly direction to the Nyack, South Nyack boundary  line,  turning
and  running  thence  along the South Nyack boundary line in a southerly
direction to its intersection with Tweed Blvd.  thence along the easter-
ly side of Tweed Blvd. to its intersection with Clausland Mountain Road,
turning and running thence in a westerly direction along the center line
of said Clausland Mountain Road to its intersection with Greenbush Road,
turning and running in a southerly direction along the  center  line  of
Greenbush  Road to its intersection with Mountain View Road, turning and
running thence in a westerly direction along  the,  centerline  of  said

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03992-01-1

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Mountain  View  Road  to  Western Highway, turning and running northerly
along the centerline of Western Highway to the point or place of  begin-
ning; containing all the lands within the said bounds,
  (b)  Tappan:  Beginning  at  the New York-New Jersey State Line in the
vicinity of Sparkill Creek and running in a  northerly  direction  along
the  said  Sparkill  Creek to its intersection with the Palisades Inter-
state Parkway, turning and running thence in a north westerly  direction
along  the  western  side  of  said parkway to its intersection with the
Piermont Branch of the Erie Railroad turning and  running  thence  in  a
northerly  direction along the center line of said Railroad right-of-way
to its intersection with New York State Route 303  turning  and  running
thence  in a southerly direction along the center line of said route 303
to its intersection with the Palisades Interstate Parkway,  turning  and
running thence in a north westerly direction along the western or Hudson
River  side  of  said  parkway to its intersection with Western Highway,
turning and running thence in a southerly  direction  along  the  center
line  of said Western Highway to its intersection with Low Lane, turning
and running thence in a westerly direction along the center line of  Low
Lane  to its intersection with Stockade Road, turning and running thence
along the center line of Stockade Road in a south westerly direction  to
its  intersection  with West Hillwood Avenue, turning and running thence
in a south westerly direction approximately 525 feet  along  the  center
line  of  West Hillwood Avenue and an extension thereof to a point where
it intersects the western boundary line of Plot 17, Block 26, Map  24-1,
turning  and running thence along said boundary line in a south easterly
direction approximately 330 feet to the north east corner  of  Plot  54,
Block 19, Map 24-1 turning and running thence in a south westerly direc-
tion  approximately 700 feet along the northern boundary of said plot to
its north west corner, turning and running thence in  a  south  easterly
direction  first  along  the western boundary line of Plot 54, Block 19,
Map 24-1 and secondly along the eastern boundary line of Plot 14,  Block
26,  on  Maps  9  and 10 for a total approximate distance of 3,300 feet,
turning and running thence in  a  south  westerly  direction  along  the
southern  boundary  lines  of Plots 13 and 14, Block 26, Map 9, approxi-
mately 385 feet to its intersection with the New York-New  Jersey  State
Line, turning and running in an easterly direction along said State line
to  the point or place of beginning, containing all the lands within the
said bounds;
  (c) Sparkill-Palisades: Beginning at the  New  Jersey-New  York  State
Line  in  the  vicinity of the Sparkill Creek and running in a northerly
direction along the said Sparkill Creek to  its  intersection  with  the
Palisades  Interstate Parkway, turning and running thence in a northwes-
terly direction along the western side of said  Parkway  to  its  inter-
section  with  the  Piermont  Branch  of  the  Erie Railroad turning and
running thence in a northerly direction along  the  centerline  of  said
Railroad  right-of-way  to the property now or formerly belonging to St.
Agnes Convent, turning and running thence, in a northeasterly  direction
along  the  St.  Agnes  property line to the centerline of Cemetery Lane
(King's Highway), turning and running thence in  an  easterly  direction
along  the  centerline  of Cemetery Lane (King's Highway) to point where
the southern boundary of  Rockland  Cemetery  intersects  Cemetery  Lane
(King's  Highway), turning and running thence, in a northeasterly direc-
tion along the southern boundary of Rockland Cemetery to a point on  the
Piermont  Boundary  Line,  turning and running thence along the Piermont
boundary line in a southerly direction approximately 800 feet, thence in
a southwesterly direction along the Piermont boundary line approximately

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650 feet, thence in a southerly direction along  the  Piermont  boundary
line approximately 825 feet, thence in southwesterly direction along the
Piermont boundary line approximately 1930 feet, thence in a southeaster-
ly  direction  along the Piermont boundary line approximately 1460 feet,
thence in a northeasterly direction along  the  Piermont  boundary  line
approximately  6550  feet  to  a  point  on the eastern boundary line or
Hudson River side of Orangetown, turning and running  thence  along  the
eastern  boundary line or Hudson River side of Orangetown in a southerly
direction to a point along the New Jersey-New York State  Line,  turning
and running thence in a northwesterly direction along the New Jersey-New
York  State  Line  approximately  11,700  feet  to the point or place of
beginning.
  (d) Orangeburg: Beginning at a point formed by the intersection of the
center lines of Western Highway and Low Lane, thence running in a north-
erly direction along the center line of Western Highway  to  the  inter-
section with the center line of the Palisades Interstate Parkway turning
and  running thence, in a south easterly direction along the center line
of the Palisades Interstate Parkway to its intersection with the easter-
ly side of Route 303, turning and running thence, in a northerly  direc-
tion  along  the easterly side of Route 303 to a point approximately 590
feet north of the intersection of the northern  side  of  the  Palisades
Interstate  Parkway  and Route 303, turning and running thence along the
lot line of Plot 2, Block 13, Map 60 as follows in an easterly direction
20 feet, thence in a northerly direction approximately 250 feet,  thence
in  an  easterly direction approximately 465 feet, thence in a northerly
direction approximately 340 feet, thence in  a  northeasterly  direction
approximately  1000 feet-to the intersection of the extension of the lot
line of the center line of the Erie  R.R.    right-of-way,  turning  and
running  thence  in  an  easterly direction along the center line of the
Erie R.R. Right-of-way to the property now or formerly belonging to  St.
Agnes  Convent, turning and running thence, in a northeasterly direction
along the St. Agnes property line to the center line  of  Cemetery  Lane
(Kings  Hwy.), turning and running thence in an easterly direction along
the center line of Cemetery Lane (Kings  Hwy.)  to  a  point  where  the
southern  boundary  of Rockland Cemetery intersects Cemetery Lane (Kings
Hwy.), turning and running thence, in a  northeasterly  direction  along
the southern boundary of Rockland Cemetery, and as said line is extended
in  the  same direction to the center line of Tweed Blvd. (also known as
Highland Blvd.) turning and running  thence  in  a  northerly  direction
along  the  center line of Tweed Blvd. to the intersection of the center
lines of Tweed Blvd. and Clausland Mountain Road,  turning  and  running
thence  in  a southwesterly direction along the center line of Clausland
Mountain Road to a point, formed by the intersection of the center lines
of Clausland Mountain Road, Greenbush Road and  Spruce  Street,  turning
and  running  in  a  westerly  direction along the center line of Spruce
Street and as said line is extended in the same direction to the  center
line  of  the Right-of-Way of the West Shore Branch of the N. Y. Central
R.R., turning and running thence in a southwesterly direction to a point
formed by the intersection of the center lines of Convent Road and West-
ern Highway turning and running thence in a westerly direction along the
center line of Convent Road to a point opposite the east boundary of the
Rockland State Hospital property, turning and running thence in a south-
erly direction along the Rockland State Hospital property line, crossing
Friel Road to a point formed by the  intersection  of  the  eastern  and
southern  boundary  lines of Rockland State Hospital, (which point is on
the westerly side of what is or was  formerly  known  as  West  Hillwood

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Avenue), running thence in a southerly direction along the westerly side
of West Hillwood Avenue to its intersection with the center line of what
is or was formerly known as Stockade Road, turning and running thence in
a northeasterly direction along the center line of said Stockade Road to
the  intersection  with the center line of what is or was formerly known
as Avenue A, turning and running thence in a southerly  direction  along
the center line of Avenue A, to its intersection with the center line of
Low  Lane, turning and running in an easterly direction along the center
line of Low Lane to the point or place of beginning, containing all  the
lands within the said bounds; provided, however, that the area described
in  clause  (d) hereof shall become a part of such district only at such
time as a free association library is chartered by the boards of regents
of the university of the state of New York to furnish library service in
such area.
  S 2. The town board of the town of Orangetown is hereby authorized  to
raise  money  by tax for library purposes and to contract with the trus-
tees of any free association library which has received a  charter  from
the  board of regents of the university of the state of New York for the
furnishing of library services  in  the  areas  comprising  the  library
districts created by this act, under such terms and conditions as may be
stated  in  such  contract.  Such tax shall be a charge upon the taxable
property of the areas comprising such library districts outside  of  the
limits  of  any  incorporated  village. Taxes voted for library purposes
pursuant to this section shall, unless otherwise directed by such  vote,
be considered as annual appropriations therefor until changed by further
vote and shall be levied and collected yearly as are other general taxes
in  the town of Orangetown. The amount agreed to be paid to a free asso-
ciation library for furnishing library services under a contract author-
ized by this section shall be paid directly to  the  treasurer  of  such
library.
  S  3.  The  free association libraries located in the areas comprising
the library districts created by this act shall individually  submit  on
or  before  the twentieth day of September to the supervisor of the town
of Orangetown a request for funds for each such free association library
for the ensuing year, in  such  form  and  containing  such  information
including  estimates  of  revenues  and  expenditures as such supervisor
shall prescribe. The provisions of article 8 of the town law shall apply
to the adoption of appropriations for library  purposes  in  the  annual
budget  of  such  town, provided that the appropriations adopted for any
such library and the request for  funds  submitted  on  behalf  of  such
library  shall  be based on the individual needs for every such library;
and it is further provided, that the town board shall, within the param-
eters of the town law, be permitted  to  exercise  its  discretion  with
respect  to  all appropriations adopted for each library for the ensuing
year.
  S 4. If on the effective date of this act the public  library  created
pursuant  to  chapter  816  of  the laws of 1961 has not transferred any
assets it may hold to a free association library or libraries located in
the library districts created pursuant to section one of this  act,  the
disposition  of  any  such  assets  shall  be determined by the board of
regents of the university of the state of New York,  provided,  however,
that  any  such assets shall to the extent possible be held in trust for
transfer forthwith (a) to  any  free  association  library  which  shall
subsequently  be  chartered by the board of regents of the university of
the state of New York in the  areas  comprising  the  library  districts
created  by section one of this act, or (b) to any public library estab-

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lished pursuant to section 255 of the education law to serve  the  South
Orangetown Central School District Number One.
  S  5.  Chapter 349 of the laws of 1973, relating to creating a library
district in the town  of  Orangetown  in  the  county  of  Rockland,  is
REPEALED.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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