senate Bill S5717A

Signed by Governor

Authorizes the New York state canal corporation to abandon certain lands and authorizes such corporation to sell and convey such lands

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5717A
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1405
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A7924A
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.562
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 02 / Jul / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 12 / Jul / 2013
    • SIGNED CHAP.160

Summary

Authorizes the New York state canal corporation to abandon certain lands and authorizes such corporation to sell and convey such lands.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7924A
Versions:
S5717
S5717A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Onondaga County

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BILL NUMBER:S5717A

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the New York state
canal corporation to abandon certain canal lands and authorizing the
commissioner of general services to sell and convey the right, title
and interest of the people of the state of New York, in and to certain
lands of the New York state canal corporation located in the city of
Syracuse, county of Onondaga

PURPOSE:

This bill would authorize the New York State Canal Corporation to
abandon certain lands and sell and convey such lands.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - The New York State Canal Corporation is authorized to
abandon certain canal lands as described in Section 2.

Section 2 - Description of subject lands.

Section 3 - The Commissioner of General Services is authorized to sell
and convey at public or private sale certain abandoned lands of the
NYS Canal Corporation as described in Section 2.

Section 4 - Private sales or conveyances may be made without public
bidding to the owners of structures erected on the lands to be
conveyed, or to incorporated property owners associations representing
such persons, or to such other persons as the Commissioner of General
Services may determine. Such lands may also be leased to owners of
such structures who do not purchase such lands.

Section 5 - The Commissioner of General Services shall promulgate
rules and regulations establishing the procedures to be followed,
including a schedule of the consideration to be charged for each
conveyance. Such schedule shall be subject to the approval of the
Director of the Budget.

Section 6 - The authorization to sell at private sale pursuant to
section three of this act shall expire 5 years after the effective
date of this act.

Section 7 - Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The City of Syracuse seeks to revitalize its Inner Harbor Waterfront
which will spur significant economic development for the City. This
bill will facilitate that process by providing the necessary authority
to convey a portion of those lands to the developer for this project.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:


None

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
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                                 5717--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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 New York state  canal  corporation
  to  abandon  certain  canal  lands and authorizing the commissioner of
  general services to sell and convey the right, title and  interest  of
  the  people  of  the state of New York, in and to certain lands of the
  New York state canal corporation located  in  the  city  of  Syracuse,
  county of Onondaga

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

  Section 1.  The New York state canal corporation is hereby  authorized
to  abandon  certain canal lands as described in section two of this act
as such lands are determined to be no longer necessary or  useful  as  a
part  of the barge canal system, as an aid to navigation thereon, or for
barge canal terminal purposes. Such abandonment shall be  in  accordance
with the applicable provisions of the canal law.
  S 2. The subject lands herein are described generally as follows:
  All  that  tract  or  parcel of land, situate in the City of Syracuse,
County of Onondaga and State of New York, being Parcel AR according to a
map "New York State Canal Corporation Map Showing Abandoned Barge  Canal
Terminal  Lands in the City of Syracuse, County of Onondaga and State of
New York" by John E. McIntosh III  dated  June  29,  2011,  bounded  and
described as follows:
  Beginning  at  the most southerly corner of said Parcel AR, said point
being the following courses and distances from the intersection  of  the
northerly boundary of West Kirkpatrick Street with the westerly boundary
of  an  abandoned  portion  of West Court Street: 1) S 56°23'00" W along
said northerly boundary of West Kirkpatrick Street, a distance of 395.76
feet to the southwesterly boundary of Parcel A2 according to  said  "New

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11416-04-3

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York  State Canal Corporation Map Showing Abandoned Barge Canal Terminal
Lands in the City of Syracuse, County  of  Onondaga  and  State  of  New
York";  2) N 37°34'00" W along said southwesterly boundary of Parcel A2,
a  distance of 51.59 feet; 3) N 62°54'30" W continuing along said south-
westerly boundary of Parcel A2, a distance of 81.13 feet; 4) S 57°24'46"
W continuing along said southwesterly boundary of Parcel A2, a  distance
of  110.10  feet;  5)  N 32°16'39" W continuing along said southwesterly
boundary of Parcel A2, a distance  of  11.75  feet;  6)  N  57°24'46"  E
continuing along said southwesterly boundary of Parcel A2, a distance of
84.33 feet; 7) N 50°39'10" W continuing along said southwesterly bounda-
ry  of  Parcel  A2, a distance of 14.30 feet to said point of beginning;
running  thence  around  said  Parcel  AR  the  following  courses   and
distances:  1) N 50°39'10" W, 52.28 feet; 2) N 56°21'00" E, 736.26 feet;
3) N 50°17'00" W, 173.44 feet;  4)  S  56°21'00"  W,  365.60  feet;  5)N
33°39'00"  W,  99.29 feet; 6) N 56°21'00" E, 335.94 feet; 7) N 50°17'00"
W, 173.05 feet; 8) S 56°21'00" W, 365.21 feet; 9) N 33°39'00"  W,  99.21
feet;  10)  N  56°21'00" E, 335.57 feet; 11) N 50°17'00" W, 173.62 feet;
12) S 56°21'00" W, 364.95 feet; 13) N 33°39'00" W,  50.00  feet;  14)  N
56°21'00"  E,  402.20  feet;  15)  S  50°17'00"  E,  305.00  feet; 16) S
39°43'00" W, 30.00 feet; 17) S 50°17'00" E, 204.86 feet; 18) N 39°43'00"
E, 30.00 feet; 19) S 50°17'00" E, 298.98 feet to said westerly  boundary
of  an  abandoned portion of West Court Street; 20) Southerly along said
westerly boundary of an abandoned portion of West Court Street following
a curve to the left having a radius of 515.00 feet,  an  arc  length  of
30.05  feet  to  the  northwesterly  boundary  of  said Parcel A2; 21) S
56°21'00" W along said northwesterly boundary of Parcel A2, 627.30 feet;
22) N 33°39'00" W along said northwesterly boundary of Parcel A2,  31.90
feet;  23) S 56°21'00" W along said northwesterly boundary of Parcel A2,
60.00 feet; 24) S 33°39'00"  E  along  said  northwesterly  boundary  of
Parcel A2, 31.90 feet; 25) S 56°21'00" W along said northwesterly bound-
ary of Parcel A2, 73.64 feet to the point of beginning.
  Containing 3.615 acres of land, more or less.
  All  as  shown  on a map "Parcel AR, Lands to be Abandoned by New York
State Canal Corporation, Map  Showing  Abandoned  Barge  Canal  Terminal
Lands,  City  of  Syracuse, County of Onondaga and State of New York" by
Ianuzi & Romans Land Surveying, P.C. dated June 6, 2013.
  S 3. The commissioner of general services is hereby authorized to sell
and convey at fair market value at public or private sale certain  aban-
doned  lands  of  the  New  York state canal corporation, related to the
Inner Harbor Project in Syracuse, described in section two of this  act.
Conveyance  of  such  lands shall be made in such parcel or parcels, and
upon such terms and conditions, including consideration, as the  commis-
sioner  of  general  services may determine; provided, however, all such
conveyances shall be subject to an easement or easements  or  permit  or
permits acquired by grant or grants by any utility company, public util-
ity  company,  utility  corporation  or  public  utility corporation, as
defined in subdivisions 23 and 24 of section 2  of  the  public  service
law,  which has installed any structure or transmission lines upon, over
or under any such lands.  Such  conveyances  shall  be  subject  to  the
approval of the director of the budget.
  S  4.  Such  private  sales  or conveyances may be made without public
bidding to the owners of structures erected on the lands to be conveyed,
or  to  incorporated  property  owners  associations  representing  such
persons,  or  to  such  other  persons  as  the  commissioner of general
services may determine. The commissioner of general  services  may  also

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lease  such  lands  to the owners of such structures who do not purchase
such lands under the provisions of this act.
  S  5.  The commissioner of general services shall promulgate rules and
regulations establishing the procedures to be followed in  the  disposi-
tion  of  these  lands,  including a schedule of the consideration to be
charged for each conveyance. Such  schedule  shall  be  subject  to  the
approval of the director of the budget.
  S  6.  The  authorization  to sell at private sale pursuant to section
three of this act shall expire 5 years after the effective date of  this
act.
  S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.

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