senate Bill S7779A

Signed by Governor

Authorizes the alienation and sale of parkland in the town of Niagara, county of Niagara

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 09 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • 11 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7779A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1455
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A10051A
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.510
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • HOME RULE REQUEST
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 19 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 10 / Nov / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 21 / Nov / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.473

Summary

Authorizes the alienation and sale of parkland in the town of Niagara, county of Niagara which is no longer used for park purposes.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10051A
Versions:
S7779
S7779A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Niagara County

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7779A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the town of Niagara, county of
Niagara to discontinue the use of certain town lands as parkland and
to sell and convey such lands

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

Authorizes the alienation of certain parklands in the Town of Niagara
in the County of Niagara and the sale of such lands. The town has
already developed substitute parkland that is significantly larger
which offers more expansive recreational opportunities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 authorizes the town of Niagara in the county of Niagara to
discontinue as parkland certain land in the town.

Section 2 is the description of the land.

Section 3 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The Town of Niagara's Young Street Park is an approximately 3.6 acre
parcel of land located in a primarily commercial area near the
Military Road commercial corridor where the Fashion Outlet Mall is
located. Largely as a result of its location and size, the vacant
grass covered lot, which formerly had one ball diamond and a
playground, has not been used for park recreational activities in more
than a decade.

In order to provide more user-friendly parkland and provide enhanced
recreational resources to its residents in a less-commercial area of
the Town, the Town has already constructed a 126-acre park known as
"Veterans Memorial Park" at a cost of over $14 Million and replaced
Young Street Park's limited recreational resources at the new park.
Veterans Memorial Park is devoted exclusively to recreational
purposes, is substantially larger than the Young Street Park property,
and has a wide variety of additional recreational opportunities for
Town residents including additional baseball diamonds, a soccer field,
fishing pond, cross-country ski trails, a walking path, picnic
shelters, a playground, outdoor concerts, holiday events, and a
Community Center, that were not available in the Young Street Park.
Because of its size, amenities and resources, Veterans Memorial Park
is extraordinarily well-suited substitute parkland.

A company wishes to purchase the Young Street parcel to consolidate
and enlarge its package receiving / pick-up business. The relocation
and expansion of this business to the Town's commercial corridor would
create approximately twenty-five (25) jobs in the Town and complement
existing nearby businesses.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

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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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7779--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 9, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 to authorize the town of Niagara, county of Niagara to discontin-
  ue the use of certain town lands as parkland and to  sell  and  convey
  such lands

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

  Section 1. The town of Niagara, in the county of  Niagara,  is  hereby
authorized  to  discontinue  use  of certain parklands more particularly
described in section three of this act and sell and convey in fee simple
for its fair market value and upon such terms and conditions as it deems
appropriate such lands which are no longer useful  for  parkland  recre-
ation purposes.
  S  2.  The authorization provided for in section one of this act shall
be subject to the requirement that upon the alienation of the lands more
particularly described in section three of this act, the town of Niagara
shall dedicate all proceeds from the sale  of  such  lands  for  capital
improvements to existing park facilities in the town of Niagara.
  S  3. The lands authorized by section one of this act to be discontin-
ued as parklands, and to be sold and conveyed are described as follows:
  ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND situate in the Town of Niagara, Coun-
ty of Niagara and State of New York, being part of Lot 6,  Township  13,
Range  9 of the Holland Land Company's Survey, and being Lots X, W, V, U
and T according to a map entitled "A Map of Part of Youngs Farm",  filed
in  the  Niagara  County  Clerk's  Office in Book 10 of Maps at page 93,
being more particularly bounded and described as follows:
  COMMENCING at the intersection of the southeast line of  Packard  Road
(as  a  49.5  feet  wide  right  of way) and the southwest line of Young
Street (66 feet wide);
  Thence southeasterly along the said southwest line of Young Street,  a
distance  of 300.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, said point being the
north corner of said Lot X.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15531-03-4

S. 7779--A                          2

  Thence southwesterly at an interior angle of 90°00'00" and  along  the
northwest  line of said Lot X, a distance of 496.6 feet to the southwest
corner of said Lot X;
  Thence  southeasterly, parallel with the northeast line of Porter Road
(100 feet wide) and 300 feet therefrom, and along the southwest line  of
said Lots X, W, V, U and T, a distance of approximately 799.65 feet to a
point  on  the said southwest line of Young Street, said point being the
southeast corner of said Lot T;
  Thence northwesterly along the said southwest line of Young Street,  a
distance  of  626.74 feet to the point or place of beginning, containing
155,495± square feet or 3.57± acres of land more or less.
  S 4. In the event that  the  town  of  Niagara  received  any  funding
support  or  assistance  from  the  federal government for the purchase,
maintenance or improvement of the parklands set forth in  section  three
of this act, the discontinuance and conveyance of parkland authorized by
the provisions of this act shall not occur until the town of Niagara has
complied  with  any federal requirements pertaining to the alienation or
conversion of parklands, including satisfying the secretary of the inte-
rior that the alienation or  conversion  complies  with  all  conditions
which  the  secretary  of  the  interior  deems  necessary to assure the
substitution of other lands shall be equivalent in fair market value and
recreational usefulness to the lands being alienated or converted.
  S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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