senate Bill S6843A

Signed by Governor

Authorizes lease between the county of Onondaga and Syracuse University for Onondaga Lake Park for park and recreational improvements

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 28 / Mar / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 13 / Apr / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 13 / Apr / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 6843A
  • 16 / May / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.830
  • 21 / May / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / May / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 23 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9760A
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.663
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 20 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.322

Summary

Authorizes lease between the county of Onondaga and Syracuse University for Onondaga Lake Park for park and recreational improvements.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9760A
Versions:
S6843
S6843A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Onondaga County

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BILL NUMBER:S6843A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
in relation to authorizing the county of Onondaga to lease certain park
property to Syracuse University for Onondaga Lake Park purposes

PURPOSE:
Enables Onondaga County and Syracuse University to re-authorize a
lease for property in Onondaga Lake Park known as the "Boathouse" for
boating and recreational activities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Authorizes a lease of up to 25 years pursuant to an
agreement between Onondaga County and Syracuse University.

Section 2: Contains the legal description of the property involved.

Section 3: Describes the authorized uses of the property pursuant to
the lease.

Section 4: Provides for use of the property by the general public.

Section 5: Contains a provision relating to Federal regulation.

Section 6: Establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Since 1987 Syracuse University has leased a boathouse and surrounding
property in Onondaga Lake Park. This property has been used for
boating and recreation by both the Syracuse University community and
the general public. This legislation re-authorizes Onondaga County to
enter into a new 25 year lease for this property. This lease will
ensure future improvements to the facility, and ensure that both the
Syracuse University community and general public of Onondaga County
will be able to enjoy the use of this property in the future.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the State.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 6843--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 28, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  DeFRANCISCO,  VALESKY  --  read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
  Government -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  in  relation  to  authorizing  the  county of Onondaga to lease
  certain park property to Syracuse University for  Onondaga  Lake  Park
  purposes

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

  Section 1. (a)  The  county  of  Onondaga  is  hereby  authorized  and
empowered to lease the waterfront park lands and improvements hereinaft-
er described for up to twenty-five years to Syracuse University for such
consideration and upon such terms, conditions and provisions as shall be
mutually  agreed  upon  by the county and Syracuse University consistent
with section three of this act for boating and recreational activities.
  (b) The authorization provided in  subdivision  (a)  of  this  section
shall  be  effective only upon the condition that the county of Onondaga
dedicate an amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the
lease for the capital improvement of Onondaga Lake Park and/or the capi-
tal improvement of existing park and recreational facilities and/or  for
the  acquisition  of additional waterfront park and recreational facili-
ties.
  S 2. The waterfront park lands and improvements to be leased  pursuant
to  this  act comprise the facility known as the Boathouse and that land
immediately adjacent thereto, located at Onondaga Lake Park,  county  of
Onondaga, state of New York, and more particularly described as follows:
  Beginning  at  a  point  on  the  northerly shoreline of Onondaga Lake
Outlet, which is intersected by a line 175' easterly of and parallel  to
the westernmost building line of the existing Ten Eyck Boathouse; thence
northerly  along said line a distance of 292'± to a point intersected by
a line 75' northerly of and parallel to the northernmost  building  line
of  said  Ten Eyck Boathouse; thence westerly along said line a distance
of 195' to a point; thence southerly along a line westerly of and paral-
lel to the westernmost building  line  of  said  Ten  Eyck  Boathouse  a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14923-03-2

S. 6843--A                          2

distance  of  55' to a point; thence westerly along a line 20' northerly
of and parallel to the northernmost building line of said Ten Eyck Boat-
house a distance of 210' to a point; then southerly along a line wester-
ly  of  and  parallel  to the westernmost building line of said Ten Eyck
Boathouse a distance of 245'± to a point on the northerly  shoreline  of
Onondaga  Lake Outlet; thence easterly along said shoreline to the point
and place of beginning, containing 2.5± acres  of  land  more  or  less,
together will all improvements and/or structures situated thereon.
  The  above  described lands and improvements are situated on a portion
of lands conveyed to the county of Onondaga by GRACE  MARGUERITE  MAURER
as  Executrix  of  the  last  Will  and  Testament  of BERNIE F. MAURER,
Deceased, GRACE MARGUERITE MAURER, Individually residing  at  147  Fitch
Street,  in the City of Syracuse, New York, and KERMIT DRAIS MAURER, her
son, residing at 1107 Valley Drive, in the City of Syracuse,  New  York,
WINIFRED  E.  PECKHAM,  of  106 Elk Street, in the City of Syracuse, New
York, being heirs at law and next of kin and devisees of Bernhardt Maur-
er, Deceased, dated October 18, 1948, and recorded in the Onondaga Coun-
ty Clerk's office, February 4, 1950, in Book of Deeds 1427, page 375.
  S 3.  Should the leased waterfront park lands described in section one
of this act cease to be used for the  purposes  described  therein,  the
lease  shall  terminate  and  those  lands shall revert to the county of
Onondaga for public waterfront park and recreational  purposes.  At  the
time  of  such reversion, the property shall be returned to its previous
state, consistent with public waterfront park and recreational purposes.
  S 4. Such waterfront park land described in section two  of  this  act
shall  be  made  available  to the general public on an equitable basis.
Where availability of public facilities is  limited,  the  use  of  such
facilities  must  be  determined  by a reservation policy which provides
priority use to the general public.
  S 5. If the park land that is the subject of  this  act  has  received
funding  pursuant  to  the federal land and water conservation fund, the
discontinuance of park land authorized by the  provisions  of  this  act
shall  not  occur  until  the municipality has complied with the federal
requirements pertaining to  the  conversion  of  park  lands,  including
satisfying to the secretary of the interior that the discontinuance will
include  all conditions which the secretary of the interior deems neces-
sary to assure the substitution of other lands shall  be  equivalent  in
fair market value and recreational usefulness to the lands being discon-
tinued.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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