senate Bill S2154

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the town of Malta to form the Technology Park Special Improvement District

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Jan 18, 2011 referred to local government

S2154 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
Saratoga County
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5253

S2154 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the town of Malta to form the Technology Park Special Improvement District.

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BILL NUMBER:S2154

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to authorize the town of Malta to form the Technology Park Special
Improvement District

PURPOSE:
This bill will establish a special improvement district in
the Luther Forest Technology Campus Planned District to enable the
Town of Malta to maintain and operate the roads and rights of way on
the Luther Forest Technology Campus.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Establishes the Technology Park special
Improvement District to offset the costs and operation of the
district paid through the levy of special assessment upon all lots or
parcels of within the District.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill will allow the Town of Malta to provide
upkeep and repair associated with construction and general
maintenance costs of the roads and lighting fixtures on the Luther
Forest Technology Campus.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6286 Passed Senate on 03/27/08.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2154

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to authorize the town  of  Malta  to  form  the  Technology  Park
  Special Improvement District

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

  Section 1. 1. Notwithstanding  any  other  provision  of  law  to  the
contrary,  the  town of Malta in the county of Saratoga shall be author-
ized and enabled to form a special improvement district to be  known  as
the  "Technology  Park  Special  Improvement  District" (hereinafter the
"district"). The district shall be established in  accordance  with  the
procedural  provisions  for  the  establishment  of  special improvement
districts as provided in articles 12 and 12-A of the town law,  and  the
district  shall  be  authorized  and enabled to provide the services set
forth in this act.
  2. The district shall be comprised of all real  property  encompassing
the  Luther Forest Technology Campus Planned Development District estab-
lished by Local Law No. 6 of 2004 by the town of Malta,  as  such  local
law has been and may be from time-to-time amended.
  3.  Upon the establishment of the district, the town board of the town
of Malta shall provide maintenance, repair and replacement of any  road-
ways and rights-of-way owned by the town of Malta within the district.
  4.  Upon  resolution  by  the  town  board  of  the town of Malta, the
district  may  repair,  construct,  operate,  maintain,  monitor  and/or
replace:
  a. multi-use trails and sidewalks;
  b. street, trail and sidewalk lighting;
  c. landscaping;
  d. stormwater management systems; and
  e. wetland mitigation areas.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01464-01-1

S. 2154                             2

  The  town  of Malta may also terminate one or more of such benefits or
services by a resolution of its town board.
  5.  The  costs  and expenses of the operation of the district shall be
paid through the levy of special assessments upon all lots or parcels of
land within the district in proportion to the benefit derived  therefrom
as determined by the town board of the town of Malta annually.
  6.  The  town  board  of  the  town of Malta shall be assisted in this
regard by an advisory board consisting  in  part  of  the  town  highway
superintendent, the town comptroller, and a representative of the Luther
Forest  Technology  Campus  Landowner's  Association. The board shall be
advisory only, and shall have no authority to compel any action  on  the
part of the town of Malta.
  7.  No  landowner within the district, whether municipal or otherwise,
shall be exempt from full  assessment  for  the  benefits  and  services
provided  by  the  district authorized by this act, other than roads and
rights-of-way owned or maintained by the town of Malta.
  8. The town  of  Malta  may  terminate  the  district  by  resolution,
provided  however, no less than sixty days written notice shall be given
to all real property owners within the district.
  S 2. Severability. If any provision of this  act  or  the  application
thereof  to any person or circumstance is adjudged invalid by a court of
competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not  affect  or  impair  any
other provisions or applications of this act which can be effected with-
out the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions
of this act are severable.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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