senate Bill S6720

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the village of Norwood to enter into a lease with Clarkson University

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2014 signed chap.153
Jul 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2014 returned to senate
passed assembly
home rule request
ordered to third reading cal.837
substituted for a8941
Jun 02, 2014 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
home rule request
May 05, 2014 advanced to third reading
Apr 30, 2014 2nd report cal.
Apr 29, 2014 1st report cal.448
Mar 04, 2014 referred to local government

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S6720 - Bill Details

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A8941
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St. Lawrence County

S6720 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the village of Norwood to enter into a lease with Clarkson University.

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BILL NUMBER:S6720

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the Village of Norwood to enter
into a lease with Clarkson University

PURPOSE: Authorizes the Village of Norwood to enter into a lease
agreement with Clarkson University for municipally owned waterfront
park land.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill authorizes the Village of Norwood, through its
Legislature, to discontinue as parkland and lease a specific parcel of
land to Clarkson University.

Section two provides that the authorization granted in section one is
contingent on the Village of Norwood acquiring additional land of
equal or greater value than that being alienated or making capital
improvements to existing facilities.

Section 3 provides a description of the property.

Section 4 provides that should the lands cease to be used for the
intended purposes, that the lease is terminated and the lands revert
back to the Village for public waterfront park and recreational
purposes.

Section 5 provides that the parkland described here be made available
to the general public on an equitable basis.

Section 6 states that if the parkland has received funding pursuant to
the federal land and water conservation fund, that the discontinuance
shall not occur until the Village has complied with any federal
requirements pertaining to the alienation or conversion of parklands.

Section 7 provides the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The Village of Norwood, St. Lawrence county, is
seeking to lease a small parcel of waterfront parkland in Norwood Park
to Clarkson University, in order for Clarkson University and the
non-profit rowing club, Grateful Oars, to construct a boathouse and
conduct rowing activities from the boathouse.

The Village Board has unanimously adopted an environmental review
resolution and declared that the project will not have a significant
impact on the environment.

This legislation is necessary to authorize the Village of Norwood to
discontinue use of this parcel as parkland and enable it to be leased
to Clarkson University.

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
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    S. 6720                                                  A. 8941

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

IN  SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. RUSSELL -- read once and  referred
  to the Committee on Local Governments

AN  ACT  authorizing  the  Village of Norwood to enter into a lease with
  Clarkson University

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

  Section  1.  The  village  of  Norwood,  located  in the county of St.
Lawrence, is hereby authorized, acting by and through its village  board
and  upon  such  terms  and  conditions  as determined by such board, to
discontinue the use of certain municipally owned  waterfront  park  land
and  to  lease for a term not to exceed twenty-five years the waterfront
park lands which are more particularly described  in  section  three  of
this  act  to  Clarkson  University for the purpose of conducting rowing
activities.
  S 2. The authorization provided in section one of this  act  shall  be
effective  only  upon the condition that the village of Norwood dedicate
an amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the lease of
the waterfront park land described in section three of this act for  the
acquisition  of  additional  waterfront  park  land  and/or  for capital
improvements to existing waterfront park and recreational facilities.
  S 3. The waterfront park land authorized to be leased by  section  one
of this act are more particularly described as follows:
  All that tract or parcel of land situate in the Town of Potsdam, Coun-
ty  of  St.  Lawrence  and State of New York, being part of described as
follows:
  Beginning at a point in the Village of Norwood Recreation  Park,  said
point being located approximately North 10 degrees 04 minutes 29 seconds
West a distance of 389.15 feet from an iron pipe found at the northeast-
erly corner of a parcel of land as conveyed by the Village of Norwood to
Karl  Cuthbert  and Lillian Cuthbert by deed dated December 12, 1984 and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14139-01-4

S. 6720                             2                            A. 8941

recorded in the St. Lawrence County Clerk's office in Liber of Deeds 987
at page 176, and running:
  Thence  North  74  degrees  53 minutes 05 seconds West parallel to and
fifteen feet distant from the southerly wall of a 60  foot  by  80  foot
boathouse a distance of 110.00 feet to a point;
  Thence  North  15  degrees  06 minutes 55 seconds East parallel to and
fifteen feet distant from the westerly wall of a  60  foot  by  80  foot
boathouse a distance of 90.00 feet to a point;
  Thence  South  74  degrees  53 minutes 05 seconds East parallel to and
fifteen feet distant from the northerly wall of a 60  foot  by  80  foot
boathouse a distance of 110.00 feet to a point;
  Thence  South  15  degrees  06 minutes 55 seconds West parallel to and
fifteen feet distant from the easterly wall of a  60  foot  by  80  foot
boathouse West a distance of 90.00 feet to the point of beginning;
  Having an area of 9900 square feet (0.23 acres) of land, more or less;
  This  parcel  is intended to describe a portion of that parcel of land
as conveyed to the Village of Norwood by Albert and  Elizabeth  Woodward
by deed dated September 8, 1959, and recorded in the St. Lawrence County
Clerk's office in Liber 660 of deeds at Page 173.
  S  4.  Should  the leased lands described in section three of this act
cease to be used for the purposes described in section one of this  act,
the lease shall terminate and those lands shall revert to the village of
Norwood  for  public  waterfront  park and recreational purposes. At the
time of such reversion, the property shall be returned to  its  previous
state, consistent with public waterfront park and recreational purposes.
  S  5. Such waterfront park land described in section three of this act
shall be made available to the general public  on  an  equitable  basis.
Where  availability  of  public  facilities  is limited, the use of such
facilities must be determined by a  reservation  policy  which  provides
priority use to the general public.
  S  6.  If  the  park land that is the subject of this act has received
funding pursuant to the federal land and water  conservation  fund,  the
discontinuance  of  park  land  authorized by the provisions of this act
shall not occur until the municipality has  complied  with  the  federal
requirements  pertaining  to  the  conversion  of  park lands, including
satisfying the secretary of the interior that  the  discontinuance  will
include  all conditions which the secretary of the interior deems neces-
sary to assure the substitution of other lands shall  be  equivalent  in
fair market value and recreational usefulness to the lands being discon-
tinued.
  S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.

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