1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Environmental Conservation
  4. Article 9: Lands and Forests
  5. Title 9: Recreation


Section 9-0903 Recreation facilities

Environmental Conservation (ENV)

  1. The department shall have care, custody, control and management of the Lake George beach facility in Warren county, the Belleayre mountain ski center in Ulster and Delaware counties, the Whiteface mountain ski center and the New York world war veterans memorial highway in Essex county and the Gore mountain ski center and the Prospect Mountain Veteran's Memorial Highway in Warren county. The New York world war veterans memorial highway in Essex county and the Prospect Mountain Veteran's Memorial Highway in Warren county shall continue to be maintained by the Department of Transportation.

  2. The commissioner shall have the power and is authorized to impose and provide for the collection of such fees or charges as he may deem necessary and for the best interests of the state for the use of all facilities and their appurtenances. All moneys received therefrom shall be deposited in the State Treasury pursuant to the provisions of the State Finance Law.

  3. The department shall have the supervision and jurisdiction over all locks and adjacent state property between the Saranac river and lower Saranac lake and between lower Saranac and middle Saranac lake in the county of Franklin and make such improvements and repairs thereto from time to time as may be necessary.

  4. The commissioner shall have the power and is authorized to encourage investment by the private sector for the provision of equipment and capital improvements for concession facilities operated at the Belleayre Mountain ski center and the Gore Mountain ski center by entering into concession license agreements for extended periods not to exceed ten years in total. Such extended term shall be for the purpose of assuring a concessionaire of adequate protection against loss of investment in structures, fixtures, equipment, supplies and other improvements, and the length of such term shall have a direct relationship to the period required to amortize the investment. The bid prospectus submitted to prospective bidders shall contain specific information concerning the nature of the capital improvements or equipment to be provided by the successful bidder.