senate Bill S7596A

Signed by Governor

Authorizes the county of Nassau to alienate certain parcels of land used as parkland

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 15 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 27 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 27 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7596A
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1136
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A9707A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.319
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 05 / Dec / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 17 / Dec / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.529

Summary

Authorizes the county of Nassau to alienate certain parcels of land used as parkland.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9707A
Versions:
S7596
S7596A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Parks

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BILL NUMBER:S7596A

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the county of Nassau to alienate
certain parcels of land used as parkland

PURPOSE:

This bill provides Nassau County with the authority to discontinue a
parcel of parkland for the purpose of enabling the Roslyn Water
District to construct, maintain and operate a water treatment
facility.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 authorizes the county of Nassau, acting through its
legislature, to discontinue a parcel of parkland for the purpose of
enabling the Roslyn Water District to construct, maintain and operate
a water treatment facility and appurtenances thereto.

Section 2 provides that this alienation of parkland shall only be
effective upon the condition that the county of Nassau dedicate an
amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the parkland
being discontinued for funding of capital improvements to existing
park and recreational facilities.

Section 3 provides the metes and bounds description for the parcel of
parkland that is being discontinued and alienated.

Section 4 requires that the discontinuance of parkland authorized by
this act shall not occur until the county of Nassau has complied with
any federal requirements pertaining to the alienation or conversion of
parklands.

Section 5 provides that when the lands cease to be used for the
purposes described in section one of this act, those lands shall be
restored for park purposes with the cost of restoration being borne by
the Roslyn Water District.

Section 6 establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

In order to meet demands for water, the Roslyn Water District must
construct a water treatment facility to remediate Freon contamination
in its well located on Diana's Trail in the Village of Roslyn Estates.
This well is critical to ensuring that the residents of the District
receive an adequate supply of water for all uses. Nassau County has
agreed to allow the Roslyn Water District to use a small parcel of
land in Christopher Morley Park for the construction of this water
treatment facility. The parcel being alienated is situated in a
portion of the park that has limited public access and that will not
detract from the park's recreational activities nor will it affect the
character of the park. In order for this agreement to move forward,
the State Legislature must authorize Nassau County to discontinue and
alienate the use of this parcel of parkland.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:


This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7596--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 authorizing the county of Nassau to alienate certain  parcels  of
  land used as parkland

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

  Section 1. The county of Nassau is hereby authorized,  acting  by  and
through  its  legislature,  and upon such terms and conditions as deter-
mined  by  such  legislature,  to  discontinue  as  parkland  the  lands
described  in  section three of this act for the purpose of enabling the
Roslyn Water District to construct, maintain and operate a water  treat-
ment facility and appurtenances thereto.
  S  2.  The authorization contained in section one of this act shall be
effective only upon the condition that the county of Nassau dedicate  an
amount  equal  to  or greater than the fair market value of the parkland
being discontinued for funding of capital improvements, to existing park
and recreational facilities.
  S 3. The lands to be  discontinued  as  parklands  and  alienated  are
described as follows:
  All that certain piece or parcel of land situated at North Hills, Town
of  North Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, being known
as a portion of Lot 903 "Christopher Morley Park", Block E as it appears
on a certain map entitled "Department of Public Works Nassau  County  NY
Map Showing Real Property To Be Acquired For Park Purposes East of Sear-
ingtown  Road  And  North  Of Long Island Expressway North Hills Town Of
North Hempstead" filed with the Clerk of the County of Nassau on Septem-
ber 29, 1961 as Case No.  7496,  said  parcel  being  more  particularly
described as follows:
  Beginning  at  a  point  on  the southerly side of Diana's Trail. Said
point being the following two  courses  from  the  intersection  of  the
southerly side of Diana's Trail with the westerly side of The Tulips:
  1. South 89 degrees, 18 minutes, 51 seconds west, 237.50 feet.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15243-04-4

S. 7596--A                          2

  2.  South  87  degrees,  37 minutes, 30 seconds west, 437.00 feet to a
point or place of beginning.
  Thence  through  lands  the  County  of Nassau the following seven (7)
courses:
  1. South 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds east, 320.00 feet.
  2. North 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds east, 70.00 feet.
  3. South 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds east, 120.00 feet.
  4. South 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds west, 120.00 feet.
  5. North 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds west, 120.00 feet.
  6. North 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds east, 20.00 feet.
  7. North 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds west, 320.00 feet  to  the
southerly side of Diana's Trail.
  Thence  easterly  along  the  southerly side of Diana's Trail North 87
degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds east, 30.00 feet to the point  or  place
of beginning.
  Continuing within said bounds 24,000. S.F. or 0.44 Acres.
  Nassau County Tax Map Section 7, Block E, Part of Lot 903.
  S  4.  The  discontinuance of parkland authorized by the provisions of
this act shall not occur until the county of Nassau  has  complied  with
any  federal  requirements pertaining to the alienation or conversion of
parklands, including satisfying the secretary of the interior  that  the
alienation  or  conversion complies with all conditions which the secre-
tary of the interior deems necessary to assure the substitution of other
lands shall be equivalent in fair market and recreational usefulness  to
the lands being alienated or converted.
  S 5. When the lands described in section three of this act cease to be
used  for the purposes described in section one of this act, those lands
shall be restored for park purposes with the cost of  restoration  being
borne by the Roslyn Water District.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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