senate Bill S4861A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Approves the exchange of certain lands between National Grid and the People of the State of New York

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Aug 03, 2011 signed chap.318
Jul 22, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2011 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1007
substituted for s4861a
Jun 20, 2011 substituted by a8214
Jun 13, 2011 advanced to third reading
amended 4861a
Jun 07, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 06, 2011 1st report cal.1007
Apr 27, 2011 referred to cultural affairs, tourism, parks and recreation

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Authorizes the exchange of certain lands between National Grid and the state of New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S4861

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
approving the exchange of certain lands between National Grid and the
People of the State of New York

PURPOSE:
This legislation allows National Grid to deed to the state
approximately 20 acres of forest land currently owned by the company
in exchange for the six acres of forest preserve land bordering
County Route 56 and a utility light of way over a two mile stretch in
St.
Lawrence County. Without the exchange of land, the utility would have
had to re-route the construction of a new transmission line around
the forest preserve. As a result, a large track of forested land
would have had been clear cut to accommodate a new transmission line
deemed necessary to provide reliable service to the Central
Adirondacks. The legislation allows for the transaction between the
state and the utility as authorized in a constitutional amendment
approved by the people of the State of New York in 2009.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The legislation authorizes the state to convey close to six acres of
forest preserve land that adjoins County Route 56 in St. Lawrence
County to the utility. In exchange National Grid will convey to the
state for incorporation into the forest preserve approximately 20
acres of forest land in St. Lawrence County. The lands have been
identified by National Grid and reviewed by the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation which has deemed them to be
at least in equal value as required by the Constitutional Amendment.

JUSTIFICATION:
To ensure reliable electrical service year-round to certain
communities in the Adirondacks, including Tupper Lake and Lake
Placid, it was necessary for National Grid to construct a new 46kV
power line. This power line in large part runs along St.
Lawrence County's Route 56. However, there is a two mile stretch where
the right-of-way along the side of County Route 56 was not large
enough to accommodate the new power line without impinging on forest
preserve lands. Without the swapping of the identified land, National
Grid alternative plan would have run the power line around the forest
preserve lands, resulting in a seventy-five foot wide swath of land
being cleared along a six mile stretch of sensitive forest boreal
habitat. A 2009 constitutional amendment approved by the voters of the
State of New York allowed for a much more environmentally viable
alternative whereby a shorter, less expensive, less damaging route
could be utilized. The current legislation allows for the transaction
to occur between the state and the utility and the exchange of land
to take place.

The acreage being conveyed to the state will join state lands in two
areas in the Town of Piercefield that are currently divided by a
National Grid/Niagara Mohawk right away.
The adjacent lands that will remain in National Grid ownership split
parcels of land owned by two separate timber companies that have


granted the State of New York Conservation Easements. National Grid
has expressed a willingness to discuss future land transfer with the
timber company to allow for these tracks of land to also be joined
into one parcel.

The construction of the project was done in conjunction with the New
York Power Authority. Following the completion of the land transfer,
ownership of the line will be approved by the New York Power
Authority and upon approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, the line will be owned in whole by National Grid.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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Authorizes the exchange of certain lands between National Grid and the state of New York.

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BILL NUMBER:S4861A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
approving the exchange of certain lands between National Grid and the
People of the State of New York

PURPOSE:
This legislation allows National Grid to deed to the state
approximately 20 acres of forest land currently owned by the company
in exchange for the six acres of forest preserve land bordering
County Route 56 and a utility light of way over a two mile stretch in
St. Lawrence County. Without the exchange of land, the utility would
have had to re-route the construction of a new transmission line
around the forest preserve. As a result, a large track of forested
land would have had been clear cut to accommodate a new transmission
line deemed necessary to provide reliable service to the Central
Adirondacks. The legislation allows for the transaction between the
state and the utility as authorized in a constitutional amendment
approved by the people of the State of New York in 2009.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The legislation authorizes the state to convey close to six acres of
forest preserve land that adjoins County Route 56 in St. Lawrence
County to the utility. In exchange National Grid will convey to the
state for incorporation into the forest preserve approximately 20
acres of forest land in St. Lawrence County. The lands have been
identified by National Grid and reviewed by the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation which has deemed them to be
at least in equal value as required by the Constitutional Amendment.

JUSTIFICATION:
To ensure reliable electrical service year-round to certain
communities in the Adirondacks, including Tupper Lake and Lake
Placid, it was necessary for National Grid to construct a new 46kV
power line. This power line in large part runs along St.
Lawrence County's Route 56. However, there is a two mile stretch where
the right-of-way along the side of County Route 56 was not large
enough to accommodate the new power line without impinging on forest
preserve lands. Without the swapping of the identified land, National
Grid alternative plan would have run the power line around the forest
preserve lands, resulting in a seventy-five foot wide swath of land
being
cleared along a six mile stretch of sensitive forest boreal habitat. A
2009 constitutional amendment approved by the voters of the State of
New York allowed for a much more environmentally viable alternative
whereby a shorter, less expensive, less damaging route could be
utilized. The current legislation allows for the transaction to occur
between the state and the utility and the exchange of land to take
place.

The acreage being conveyed to the state will join state lands in two
areas in the Town of Piercefield that are currently divided by a
National Grid/Niagara Mohawk right away.
The adjacent lands that will remain in National Grid ownership split
parcels of land owned by two separate timber companies that have


granted the State of New York Conservation Easements. National Grid
has expressed a willingness to discuss future land transfer with the
timber company to allow for these tracks of land to also be joined
into one parcel.

The construction of the project was done in conjunction with the New
York Power Authority. Following the completion of the land transfer,
ownership of the line will be approved by the New York Power
Authority and upon approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission, the line will be owned in whole by National Grid.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                 4861--A
    Cal. No. 1007

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism,
  Parks and  Recreation  --  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
  ordered  to first and second report, amended on second report, ordered
  to a third reading, and to be  reprinted  as  amended,  retaining  its
  place in the order of third reading

AN ACT approving the exchange of certain lands between National Grid and
  the People of the State of New York

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

  Section 1.  Pursuant to section 1 of article 14 of the state constitu-
tion, as amended at the general election held  in  November,  2009,  the
legislature  approves the lands to be exchanged as specified in this act
and finds and determines that the property to be received by the  state,
described in section four of this act, is true and forest land and is at
least equal in value to the land conveyed by the state to National Grid,
described  in  section  five  of this act. The legislature further finds
that all provisions and requirements of  the  constitution  relating  to
this exchange have been met.
  S  2. The commissioner of general services, after certification to him
or her by the commissioner of environmental conservation that  title  to
the lands described in section four of this act has vested in the people
of the state of New York, shall issue letters patent to National Grid of
the lands described in section five of this act.
  Notwithstanding the provisions of the public lands law, the conveyance
by  the  state  may be without reservation of any minerals.  The letters
patent shall contain the following covenants and restrictions:
  (a) The property shall be used as a utility corridor and for no  other
purpose.
  (b)  National Grid shall not sell, transfer or subdivide the property,
except for the sale or transfer of the  property  to  any  affiliate  or

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10742-02-1

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subsidiary of National Grid or a person or entity utilizing the property
for  similar/utility/communications  purposes  or  succeeding  to all or
substantially all of the assets of National Grid.
  S  3. Title to the land described in section four shall be approved by
the Attorney General, and the deed to the people of  the  state  of  New
York  of such lands shall be approved by the Attorney General as to form
and manner of execution and recordability prior to its delivery  to  the
St. Lawrence County Clerk for recording.
  S 4. The LAND CONVEYED TO THE STATE IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
                               12.69 Acres
  ALL  THAT  TRACT  OR  PARCEL OF LAND situate in Lots D & G, Township 6
(Childwold), Macomb's Purchase, Great Tract No. 2, Town of  Piercefield,
St. Lawrence County, New York, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing  at  a point marked by a 4" iron pipe & stones at the divi-
sion line between the Towns of Piercefield and Colton, said point  mark-
ing  the southwesterly corner of lands of the People of the State of New
York recorded as Document No.  1999-9532  at  the  St.  Lawrence  County
Clerk's  Office;  thence  N  83°-43'-58"  E,  2840.84' to a point on the
westerly line of a 150' wide strip of land owned by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation (520/11), and the Point of Beginning of the parcel  of  land
to  be  described; thence along the west side of said 150' wide strip of
land and lands of the People of the State of New York N 26°- 56'  -  34"
W, 2283.05' to a point at the intersection of lands of Timbervest TVP II
New  York  LLC  (2008-6766)  and Lands of the People of the State of New
York (1999-9533); thence through said 150' wide strip of land  S  72°  -
44'  -  26"  E,  209.27' to a point at the east side of said strip, said
point also being at the intersection of lands of Timbervest TVP  II  New
York  LLC  (2008-6766)  and  Lands  of  the People of the New York State
(1999-9533); thence S 26° - 56' - 34" E, 3622.66' along the east side of
said 150' wide strip and along lands of the People of the State  of  New
York  to a point at the intersection of Lands of Lyme Adirondack Timber-
land I (2006-15364) and Lands of the People of the  State  of  New  York
(1999-9532);  thence  through said 150' wide strip of land S 70° - 20' -
41" W, 151.25' to a point on the west side of  said  strip,  said  point
being  at  the  intersection  of  Lands  of Lyme Adirondack Timberland I
(2006-15364)  and  Lands  of  the  People  of  the  State  of  New  York
(1999-9532);  thence  along the west side of said 150' strip of land and
Lands of the People of the State of New York  N  26°  -  56'  -  34"  W,
1466.33' to the point of beginning.
  All  above  said  bearings  are referenced to the New York State Plane
Coordinate System, Eastern Zone, NAD 83 and all above said distances are
horizontal ground distances.
  The above described parcel containing 12.69  acres  of  land  more  or
less,  as  shown on NYSDEC Map No. 12,189 prepared for the Department of
Environmental Conservation by James M.  Zuccolotto,  NYSPLS  No.  49832,
copies  of  said  map dated December 1, 2010 being filed at the New York
State Department of Environmental Conservation Offices in Watertown  and
Albany.  The  above  said  NYSDEC Map No. 12,189 was recorded in the St.
Lawrence  County  Clerk's  office  on   December   9,   2010   in   File
R-2010-00018586.
  Being  a  portion  of a parcel acquired by Niagara Mohawk Power Corpo-
ration by a corporate merger between Niagara  Mohawk  Power  Corporation
and Paul Smith's Electric Light and Power and Railroad Company, recorded
in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office on January 27, 1966 in Book #2
of  the Register of Corporations at No. 2404. Prior to said merger, Paul
Smith's Electric Light and Power  and  Railroad  Company  acquired  said

S. 4861--A                          3

parcel  from  Eastern New York Power Corporation by deed dated September
17, 1953 and recorded in the  St.  Lawrence  County  Clerk's  Office  on
September  21, 1953 in Liber 520 of Deeds, Page 11. Following said merg-
er,  Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation reserved a 150' wide strip of land
for the Piercefield-Tupper Lake Transmission Line  in  a  conveyance  to
Paul  Smith's  College  of  Arts and Sciences by deed dated December 29,
1969 and recorded in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office on  February
18,  1970  in  Book  834  of  Deeds,  Page 115. Intending to convey that
portion of the above referenced  150'  wide  strip  passing  within  and
running  through  the  State  lands  along  the  Raquette River Corridor
(1999-9532 & 1999-9533) as shown on NYSDEC Map No. 11,377, Sheet 2 of  5
Sheets  prepared  for  the  New  York  State Department of Environmental
Conservation by Thomas J. Kovoch, NYSPLS No. 49092, copies of  said  map
being  filed at the New York State Department of Environmental Conserva-
tion Offices in Watertown and Albany.
  Excepting and Reserving  to  Niagara  Mohawk  Power  Corporation,  DBA
National  Grid  an easement for ingress and egress over a 25' wide strip
of land over the west side of the above described lands  for  access  to
and  from a remaining portion of the 150' wide strip lands located north
of the Raquette River not being conveyed to the State  of  New  York  by
this  exchange  and containing 1.05 acres of land more or less; said 25'
wide access for ingress and egress to be extinguished if/when said lands
north of the Raquette River are conveyed and combined with the adjoining
lands which are now or formerly owned by Timbervest  TVP  II  New  York,
LLC.
                               7.18 Acres
  ALL  THAT  TRACT  OR  PARCEL OF LAND situate in Lots H & K, Township 6
(Childwold), Macomb's Purchase, Great Tract No. 2, Town of  Piercefield,
St. Lawrence County, New York, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing  at  a point marked by a 4" iron pipe & stones at the divi-
sion line between the Towns of Piercefield and Colton, said point  mark-
ing  the southwesterly corner of lands of the People of the State of New
York recorded as Document No.  1999-9532  at  the  St.  Lawrence  County
Clerk's  Office;  thence N 83° - 43' - 58" E, 2840.84' to a point on the
westerly line of a 150' wide strip of land owned by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation (520/11); thence along the west side of said 150' wide strip
of land and lands of the People of the State of New York S 26° -  56'  -
34"  E, 1556.36' to a point; thence S 50° - 41' - 14" E, 3448.49' to the
Point of Beginning of the parcel of land to be described; thence through
said 150' wide strip of land N 27° - 24' - 03" W, 379.50' to a point  at
the  east  side of said strip, said point also being at the intersection
of Lands of Lyme Adirondack Timberland I (2006-15364) and Lands  of  the
People  of  the  New York State (1999-9532); thence S 50° - 41' - 14" E,
2391.49' along the east side of said 150' wide strip and along lands  of
the  People  of  the State of New York to a point at the intersection of
Lands of Lyme Adirondack Timberland I  (2006-15364)  and  Lands  of  the
People  of  the  State of New York (1999-9532); thence through said 150'
wide strip of land N 80° - 10' - 29" W, 304.78' to a point on  the  west
side  of  said  strip,  said point being at the intersection of Lands of
Lyme Adirondack Timberland I (2006-15364) and Lands of the People of the
State of New York (1999-9532); thence along the west side of  said  150'
strip  of  land  and  Lands  of  the  People  of  the  State of New York
(1999-9532) N 50° - 41' - 14" W, 1777.59' to the point of beginning.
  All above said bearings are referenced to the  New  York  State  Plane
Coordinate System, Eastern Zone, NAD 83 and all above said distances are
horizontal ground distances.

S. 4861--A                          4

  The  above described parcel containing 7.18 acres of land more or less
as shown on NYSDEC Map No.  12,275  prepared  for  the  New  York  State
Department  of Environmental Conservation by James M. Zuccolotto, NYSPLS
No. 49832, copies of said map dated December 1, 2010 being filed at  the
New  York  State  Department  of  Environmental  Conservation Offices in
Watertown and Albany.
  Being a portion of a parcel acquired by Niagara  Mohawk  Power  Corpo-
ration  by  a  corporate merger between Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
and Paul Smith's Electric Light and Power and Railroad Company, recorded
in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office on January 27, 1966 in Book #2
of the Register of Corporations at No. 2404. Prior to said merger,  Paul
Smith's  Electric  Light  and  Power  and Railroad Company acquired said
parcel from Eastern New York Power Corporation by deed  dated  September
17,  1953  and  recorded  in  the  St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office on
September 21, 1953 in Liber 520 of Deeds, Page 11. Following said  merg-
er,  Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation reserved a 150' wide strip of land
for the Piercefield-Tupper Lake Transmission Line  in  a  conveyance  to
Paul  Smith's  College  of  Arts and Sciences by deed dated December 29,
1969 and recorded in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's Office on  February
18,  1970  in  Book  834  of  Deeds,  Page 115. Intending to convey that
portion of the above referenced  150'  wide  strip  passing  within  and
running  through  the  State  lands  along  the  Raquette River Corridor
(1999-9532) as shown on NYSDEC Map No.  11,377,  Sheet  2  of  5  Sheets
prepared for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
by Thomas J. Kovoch, NYSPLS No. 49092, copies of said map being filed at
the  New  York State Department of Environmental Conservation Offices in
Albany and Watertown. The above said NYSDEC Map No. 12,275 was  recorded
in  the  St.  Lawrence County Clerk's Office on December 9, 2010 in File
R-2010-00018587.
  Excepting and reserving  to  Niagara  Mohawk  Power  Corporation,  DBA
National  Grid  an easement for ingress and egress over a 25' wide strip
of land over the west side of the above described lands  for  access  to
and  from  a  remaining  portion of the 150' wide strip of lands located
north of the above said parcel and north of the Raquette River which are
not being conveyed to the  State  of  New  York  by  this  exchange  and
containing  2.15  acres of land more or less; said 25' wide access strip
for ingress and egress to be extinguished if/when said  lands  north  of
the  Raquette  River  are conveyed and combined with the adjoining lands
which are now or formerly owned by Timbervest TVP II New York,  LLC  and
if/when  said strip lands are conveyed and combined with adjoining lands
which are now or formerly owned by Lyme Adirondack Timberland I for  the
remaining  strip  located  between  the  Raquette River and north of the
above described 7.18 acre parcel.
  S 5. THE LAND TO BE CONVEYED TO NATIONAL GRID IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
                               Parcel "A"
                               1.01 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty of St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lot  1,  Township
5,  Great  Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to be acquired by Niagara Mohawk
Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Transmission
line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 3" iron pipe filled with  concrete  on  the  northerly
line  of Lot 1; Thence S 83° 50' 56" W, 349.80 feet along said northerly
line to the Point of Beginning; Thence S 11° 51' 13" E, 262.31 feet to a
point; Thence S 01° 43' 50" E, 287.87 feet to a point; Thence S 01°  55'
46" E, 1050.90 feet to a point; Thence S 11° 10' 46" W, 320.12 feet to a

S. 4861--A                          5

point;  Thence  S  42°  34' 16" W, 63.18 feet to a point on the easterly
highway boundary of New York State Route 56; Thence along said  easterly
highway boundary for the next ten courses:
  1)  Along a curve to the left having a radius of 1092.10 feet, a chord
bearing of N 13° 38' 47" E and a chord length of 271.12 feet to a point;
  2) N 09° 10' 28" E, 105.89 feet to a point;
  3) N 00° 46' 28" W, 101.96 feet to a point;
  4) N 06° 58' 11" W, 100.47 feet to a point;
  5) N 01° 15' 28" W, 895.99 feet to a point;
  6) N 02° 27' 22" W, 103.52 feet to a point;
  7) N 02° 32' 04" E, 141.93 feet to a point;
  8) N 09° 03' 48" W, 61.49 feet to a point;
  9) N 27° 51' 05" W, 49.23 feet to a point;
  10) N 16° 37' 29" W, 143.06 feet to a point;
  on said northerly line of Lot 1; Thence N 83° 50' 56"  E,  31.19  feet
along  said  northerly  line  to the Point of Beginning. Containing 1.01
acres of land more or less.
  The above described parcel is shown as Parcel "A" on Sheets 1 and 2 of
Map No. 12081, dated December 22, 2008, prepared by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation and on file with the New York State Department  of  Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "B"
                               0.18 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty  of  St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lot 2, Township
5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to be acquired by  Niagara  Mohawk
Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Transmission
line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 2" iron pipe filled with concrete at the Northeasterly
corner of Lot 2; Thence S 06° 04' 34" E, 1784.44 feet along the easterly
line  of  said  Lot 2 to a point on the Westerly highway boundary of New
York State Route 56; Thence along said westerly highway boundary along a
curve to the right having a radius of 992.10 feet, a cord bearing  of  S
18° 12' 43" W and a chord length of 158.68 feet to a point; Thence S 19°
06' 17" W, 41.26 feet continuing along said westerly highway boundary to
the  Point  of  Beginning; Thence continuing along said westerly highway
boundary for the next two courses:
  1) S 19° 06' 17" W, 259.18 feet to a point;
  2) S 28° 43' 20" W, 34.25 feet to a point in the westerly boundary  of
the  former  highway;  Thence  along the westerly boundary of the former
highway for the next two courses:
  1) S 17° 39' 38" W, 66.69 feet to a point;
  2) S 06° 55' 44" W, 49.49 feet to a point;
  Thence N 10° 45' 30" W, 29.54 feet to a point; Thence N 13° 49' 20" E,
300.72 feet to a point; Thence N 42°  34'  16"  E,  90.40  feet  to  the
westerly  boundary  of  the existing highway and the Point of Beginning.
Containing 0.18 acres of land more or less.
  The above described parcel is shown as Parcel "B" on Sheet  2  of  Map
No.    12081,  dated December 22, 2008, prepared by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation and on file with the New York State Department  of  Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "C"
                               1.81 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty  of St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lots 1, 2 and 5,
Township 5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to be acquired by Niagara

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Mohawk Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Tran-
smission line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing  at  a  triangular  concrete  monument at the southeasterly
corner of the Willis Coleman Lot; Thence S 81° 55' 26"  W,  314.18  feet
along  the Southerly line of said Coleman Lot to the Point of Beginning;
Thence N 81° 55' 26" E, 54.75 feet to a point; Thence S 34° 51'  12"  E,
505.57  feet to a point; Thence S 37° 33' 01" E, 987.64 feet to a point;
Thence S 25° 28' 35" E, 213.32 feet to a point; Thence S 07° 57' 58"  E,
129.35  feet  to  a  point  on the Easterly highway boundary of New York
State Route 56; Thence along said easterly highway boundary for the next
ten courses:
  1) N 30° 38' 13" W, 81.59 feet to a point;
  2) Along a curve to the left having a radius of 623.24 feet,  a  chord
bearing of N 25° 17' 33" W and a chord length of 285.71 feet to a point;
  3) N 38° 40' 30" W, 677.12 feet to a point;
  4) N 38° 34' 38" W, 19.39 feet to a point;
  5) N 28° 24' 12" W, 97.25 feet to a point;
  6) N 55° 15' 41" W, 52.20 feet to a point;
  7) N 35° 47' 49" W, 244.57 feet to a point;
  8) N 34° 32' 30" W, 117.33 feet to a point;
  9) N 23° 12' 03" W, 77.28 feet to a point;
  10) N 45° 49' 11" W, 77.71 feet to a point;
  Thence  N  34°  32'  30" W, 125.15 feet continuing along said easterly
highway boundary to the Point of Beginning.  Containing  1.81  acres  of
land more or less.
  Excepting  and  Reserving  to the People of the State of New York over
the above described 1.81 acre, Parcel "C", an easement 33 feet in  width
running  along  Jamestown Falls Access Road that runs through Parcel "C"
and is located approximately 1045 feet southeasterly from the  northerly
bounds  of  the  above  described Parcel "C". The easement is for Public
Access that includes Motor Vehicle Use  and  Administrative  Maintenance
Access  from  NYS  RT  56 to the State lands in and around the Jamestown
Falls Area on the Raquette River.
  The above described Parcel "C" and access easement is shown on  Sheets
3  and  4 of Map No. 12081, dated December 22, 2008, prepared by Niagara
Mohawk Power Corporation and on file with the New York State  Department
of Environmental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "D"
                               0.71 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty  of  St.  Lawrence  and State of New York being part of Lots 5 and 6,
Township 5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to be acquired by Niagara
Mohawk Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Tran-
smission line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 4" iron pipe filled with concrete at the Southwesterly
corner of Lot 5; Thence N 07° 30' 57" W, 3841.98 feet along the Westerly
line of said Lot 5 to the easterly highway boundary of  New  York  State
Route #56 and the Point of Beginning; Thence along said easterly highway
boundary for the next five courses:
  1) N 15° 52' 31" E, 60.99 feet to a point;
  2) N 23° 09' 30" E, 690.00 feet to a point;
  3) N 48° 13' 13" E, 61.64 feet to a point;
  4) N 29° 05' 07" E, 56.92 feet to a point;
  5) N 30° 10' 23" E, 27.06 feet to a point;
Thence  S 23° 01' 05" W, 897.00 feet to a point; Thence S 27° 48' 16" W,
138.38 feet to a point on said easterly highway boundary; Thence  N  15°

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52'  31"  E, 146.30 feet continuing along said easterly highway boundary
to the Point of Beginning. Containing 0.71 acres of land more or less.
  The above described parcel is shown as Parcel "D" on Sheets 4 and 5 of
Map No. 12081, dated December 22, 2008, prepared by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation  and  on file with the New York State Department of Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "E"
                               0.16 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty of St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lot  6,  Township
5,  Great  Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to be acquired by Niagara Mohawk
Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Transmission
line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 4" iron pipe filled with concrete at the southeasterly
corner of Lot 6; Thence N 07° 30' 57" W, 3841.98 feet along the easterly
line of said Lot 6 to a point on the easterly highway  boundary  of  New
York  State  Route  56;  Thence  S 15° 52' 31" W, 163.04 feet along said
easterly highway boundary to a point; Thence S 15°  19'  38"  W,  147.17
feet  continuing along said easterly highway boundary to a point; Thence
S 11° 02' 00" W, 265.40 feet  continuing  along  said  Easterly  highway
boundary  to the Point of Beginning; Thence S 02° 28' 42" E, 115.08 feet
to a point; Thence S 06° 22' 09" E, 225.65 feet to a point on said east-
erly highway boundary; Thence N 20° 48' 30" W,  89.55  feet  along  said
Easterly  highway  boundary  to  a point; Thence N 14° 19' 35" W, 110.04
feet continuing along said Easterly highway boundary to a point;  Thence
N  11°  02'  00"  E,  151.71 feet continuing along said easterly highway
boundary to the Point of Beginning. Containing 0.16 acres of  land  more
or less.
  The  above  described  parcel is shown as Parcel "E" on Sheet 5 of Map
No.  12081, dated December 22, 2008, prepared by  Niagara  Mohawk  Power
Corporation  and  on file with the New York State Department of Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                                Parcel "F"
                               0.18 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty of St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lot  6,  Township
5,  Great  Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to be acquired by Niagara Mohawk
Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Transmission
line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 4" iron pipe filled with concrete at the southeasterly
corner of Lot 6; Thence N 07° 30' 57" W, 2219.67 feet along the easterly
line of said Lot 6 to the easterly highway boundary of  New  York  State
Route 56; Thence N 30° 35' 14" W, 79.23 feet along said easterly highway
boundary to a point; Thence N 42° 22' 21" W, 36.14 feet continuing along
said easterly highway boundary to a point; Thence N 27° 51' 34" W, 72.37
feet to a point on the Easterly highway boundary and the Point of Begin-
ning;  Thence  N  27° 51' 34" W, 270.46 feet along said easterly highway
boundary to a point on the westerly  boundary  of  the  former  highway;
Thence  S  65° 58' 54" E, 22.07 feet along said westerly boundary of the
former highway to a point; Thence S 53° 00' 26" E, 48.50 feet along said
westerly boundary of the former highway to a point; Thence S 30° 15' 53"
E, 81.71 feet to a point; Thence S 25° 43' 44" E, 77.67 feet to a  point
on said westerly boundary of the former highway; Thence S 04° 29' 44" E,
1.21 feet along said westerly boundary of the former highway to a point;
Thence  S  06° 28' 51" W, 33.80 feet along said westerly boundary of the
former highway to a point; Thence S 08° 12' 16" W, 25.87 feet along said

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westerly boundary of the former highway to a  the  Point  of  Beginning.
Containing 0.18 acres of land more or less.
  The  above  described  parcel is shown as Parcel "F" on Sheet 6 of Map
No.  12081, dated December 22, 2008, prepared by  Niagara  Mohawk  Power
Corporation  and  on file with the New York State Department of Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "G"
                               0.08 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty of St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lots 5 & 6, Town-
ship 5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to  be  acquired  by  Niagara
Mohawk Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Tran-
smission line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 4" iron pipe filled with concrete at the southeasterly
corner of Lot 6; Thence N 07° 30' 57" W, 2219.67 feet along the Easterly
line  of  said  Lot 6 to the easterly highway boundary of New York State
Route 56 and the Point of Beginning; Thence along said easterly  highway
boundary for the three courses:
  1) N 30° 35' 14" W, 79.23 feet to a point;
  2) N 42° 22' 21" W, 36.14 feet to a point;
  3) N 27° 51' 34" W, 2.76 feet to a point;
  Thence  along  the  easterly  boundary  of  the former highway for two
courses:
  1) N 21° 25' 29" E, 37.27 feet to a point;
  2) N 08° 12' 16" E, 5.35 feet to a point;
  Thence S 25° 43' 44" E, 282.68 feet to a point; Thence S 24°  10'  49"
E,  13.80 feet to a point on the easterly highway boundary; Thence N 30°
35' 07" W, 150.91 feet along said easterly highway boundary to the Point
of Beginning. Containing 0.08 acres of land more or less.
  The above described parcel is shown as Parcel "G" on Sheet  6  of  Map
No.    12081,  dated December 22, 2008, prepared by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation and on file with the New York State Department  of  Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "H"
                               1.60 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty  of  St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lot 5, Township
5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase to be acquired by  Niagara  Mohawk
Power Corporation for the Townline-Piercefield #32 Electric Transmission
line, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 4" iron pipe filled with concrete at the southwesterly
corner of Lot 5; Thence N 84° 20' 03" E, 519.01 feet along the southerly
line  of  said  Lot 5 to the easterly highway boundary of New York State
Route 56 and the Point of Beginning; Thence along said easterly  highway
boundary for the next eight courses:
  1) N 19° 59' 24" W, 9.63 feet to a point;
  2) N 19° 35' 30" W, 941.08 feet to a point;
  3) N 20° 35' 00" W, 552.55 feet to a point;
  4) N 06° 39' 48" W, 24.13 feet to a point;
  5) N 16° 02' 04" W, 54.76 feet to a point;
  6) N 19° 31' 29" W, 85.43 feet to a point;
  7) N 20° 24' 45" W, 250.67 feet to a point;
  8) N 03° 56' 42" E, 25.72 feet to a point;
  Thence  S  24° 10' 49" E, 280.53 feet to a point; Thence S 19° 13' 07"
E, 211.20 feet to a point; Thence S 20° 35' 23"  E,  475.99  feet  to  a
point;  Thence  S 20° 18' 29" E, 986.16 feet to a point on the southerly

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line of said Lot 5; Thence S 84° 20' 03" W, 49.08 feet along said south-
erly line of Lot 5 to the Point of Beginning. Containing 1.60  acres  of
land more or less.
  Excepting  and  Reserving  to the People of the State of New York over
the above described 1.60 acre, Parcel "H",  an  easement  16.5  feet  in
width  running  along  the  Moody  Falls  Access Trail that runs through
Parcel "H" and is located approximately  100  feet  northerly  from  the
southerly  bounds of the above described Parcel "H". The easement is for
Public Access that includes Motor Vehicle Use and Administrative Mainte-
nance Access from NYS RT 56 to the State lands in and around  the  Moody
Falls area on the Raquette River.
  The  above described Parcel "H" and access easement is shown on Sheets
6 and 7 of Map No. 12081, dated December 22, 2008, prepared  by  Niagara
Mohawk  Power Corporation and on file with the New York State Department
of Environmental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "1"
                               0.14 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty of St. Lawrence and State of New York being part of Lot  2,  Township
5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase, bounded and described as follows:
  Commencing at a 2" iron pipe filled with concrete at the northeasterly
corner of Lot 2; Thence S 06° 04' 34" E, 1784.44 feet along the easterly
line  of  said  Lot 2 to a point on the westerly highway boundary of New
York State Route 56; Thence along said westerly highway boundary along a
curve to the right having a radius of 992.10 feet, a chord bearing of  S
18°  12'  43" and a chord length of 158.68 feet to a point; Thence S 19°
06' 17" W, 300.44 feet continuing along said westerly  highway  boundary
to  a  point;  Thence  S 28° 43' 20" W, 14.36 feet continuing along said
Westerly highway boundary to the Point  of  Beginning;  Thence  along  a
curve  to  the left having a radius of 622.96 feet, a chord bearing of S
00° 09' 51" E and a chord length of 231.19 feet to a point; Thence S 10°
51' 28" E, 124.41 feet to a point on the northerly line of  the  Coleman
parcel  as  extended East; Thence S 81° 20' 30" W, 16.62 feet along last
said northerly line as extended East to a point; Thence N 20° 42' 27" W,
1.52 feet to a point; Thence N 10° 49' 26" W, 228.40 feet  to  a  point;
Thence  N  06° 55' 44" E, 49.49 feet to a point; Thence N 17° 39' 38" E,
66.69 feet to a point; Thence N 28°  43'  20"  E,  19.89  feet  to  said
westerly  highway  boundary  and the Point of Beginning. Containing 0.14
acres of land more or less.
  The above described parcel is shown as Parcel "1" on Sheet  2  of  Map
No.    12081,  dated December 22, 2008, prepared by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation and on file with the New York State Department  of  Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
                               Parcel "2"
                               0.03 Acres
  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty  of St. Lawrence, and State of New York being part of Lot 6, Township
5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase described as follows:
  Commencing at a 4" iron pipe filled with concrete at the southeasterly
corner of Lot 6; Thence N 07° 30' 57" W, 2219.67 feet along the easterly
line of said Lot 6 to the easterly highway boundary; Thence  N  30°  35'
14"  W,  79.23  feet  along  said  Easterly highway boundary to a point;
Thence N 42° 22' 21" W, 36.14 feet continuing along said easterly  high-
way  boundary  to  a point; Thence N 27° 51' 34" W, 2.76 feet continuing
along said easterly highway boundary to a point;

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  Thence N 27° 51' 34" W, 69.61 feet to a point on said easterly highway
boundary; Thence N 27° 51' 34" W, 270.46 feet along said easterly  high-
way  boundary  to a point on the westerly boundary of the former highway
and the Point of Beginning; Thence N 07° 23' 59"  E,  51.77  feet  to  a
point;  Thence  S 30° 15' 53" E, 103.63 feet to a point on said westerly
boundary of the former highway; Thence N 53° 00' 26" W, 48.50 feet along
said westerly boundary of the former highway to a point;  Thence  N  65°
58'  54"  W,  22.07  feet continuing along said westerly boundary of the
former highway to the Point of Beginning. Containing 0.03 acres of  land
more or less.
  The  above  described  parcel is shown as Parcel "2" on Sheet 6 of Map
No.  12081, dated December 22, 2008, prepared by  Niagara  Mohawk  Power
Corporation  and  on file with the New York State Department of Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.

                               Parcel "3"
                               0.06 Acres

  ALL that tract or parcel of land situated in the Town of Colton, Coun-
ty of St. Lawrence, and State of New York being part of Lot 6,  Township
5, Great Tract 2 of Macomb's Purchase described as follows:
  Commencing at a 4" iron pipe filled with concrete at the southeasterly
corner of Lot 6; Thence N 07° 30' 57" W, 2219.67 feet along the easterly
line  of  said  Lot 6 to the easterly highway boundary; Thence N 30° 35'
14" W, 79.23 feet along said  easterly  highway  boundary  to  a  point;
Thence  N 42° 22' 21" W, 36.14 feet continuing along said easterly high-
way boundary to a point; Thence N 27° 51' 34" W,  2.76  feet  continuing
along  said  easterly  highway;  Thence N 27° 51' 34" W, 69.61 feet to a
point on the westerly boundary of the former highway and  the  Point  of
Beginning; Thence N 08° 12' 16" E, 25.87 feet along said westerly bound-
ary of the former highway to a point; Thence N 06° 28' 51" E, 33.80 feet
continuing  along  said  westerly  boundary  of  the former highway to a
point; Thence N 04° 29' 44" E, 1.21 feet continuing along said  westerly
boundary of the former highway to a point; Thence S 25° 43' 44" E, 90.97
feet  to a point on the easterly  boundary of the former highway; Thence
S 08° 12' 16" W, 5.35 feet along said easterly boundary  of  the  former
highway  to a point; Thence S 21° 25' 29" W, 37.27 feet along said east-
erly  boundary of the former highway to a point on the easterly boundary
of the existing highway; Thence N 27° 51' 34" W, 69.61 feet to the Point
of Beginning. Containing 0.06 acres of land more or less.
  The above described parcel is shown as Parcel "3" on Sheet  6  of  Map
No.    12081,  dated December 22, 2008, prepared by Niagara Mohawk Power
Corporation and on file with the New York State Department  of  Environ-
mental Conservation at their Watertown and Albany Offices.
  ALL  bearings  are  referenced  to the New York State Plane Coordinate
System, Eastern Zone, NAD 83 and all distances are  grid  distances  for
the above described parcels on NYS RT 56 including: A, B, C, D, E, F, G,
& H and numeric parcels 1, 2 & 3.
  The above said NYSDEC Map No. 12,081 (Sheets 1 thru 7) was recorded in
the  St.  Lawrence  County  Clerk's  Office  on December 9, 2010 in File
R-2010-00018588.
  S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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