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Bill S2768-2009

Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue use of certain park land and convey it to the St. Michael's cemetery

Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue use of certain park land and convey it to the St. Michael's cemetery.

Details

Actions

  • Apr 21, 2009: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 20, 2009: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 7, 2009: 1ST REPORT CAL.163
  • Mar 2, 2009: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Memo

 BILL NUMBER:  S2768

TITLE OF BILL : An act to authorize the city of New York to discontinue use of and convey certain park land

PURPOSE : To authorize the city of New York to discontinue use of certain park land and convey it to the St. Michael's cemetery.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1. Authorizes the city of New York to discontinue use as park land and to convey, in fee simple, the land described in section three of this act to Saint Michael's Cemetery.

Section 2. Provides that the authorization of this act shall be subject to the requirement that the city of New York shall use any proceeds and/or land received in exchange for the conveyance authorized by this act to acquire land, to be dedicated for park purposes in an amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the land being conveyed.

Section 3. Describes the land authorized to be discontinued as park land and conveyed as the property bounded by Astoria Boulevard to the north, 30th Avenue to the south, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the east, and St. Michael's Cemetery to the west, in the Astoria section of Queens, City and state of New York. The property consists of a 3.77 acre highly irregularly shaped parcel of vacant land know as St. Michael's Park.

JUSTIFICATION : This legislation would allow St. Michael's Cemetery, located in Astoria, Queens to acquire a small strip of park land that is underutilized and in disrepair located adjacent to the cemetery.

St. Michael's Cemetery has agreed to transfer a replacement parcel of land to the city of New York in order to replace the park land acquired and ensure that the western Queens community does not lose valuable green space.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : None.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.

Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 2768 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 2, 2009 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ONORATO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government AN ACT to authorize the city of New York to discontinue use of and convey certain park land THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this act, but notwithstanding any provision of general, special or local law to the contrary, the city of New York is authorized to discontinue use as park land and to convey, in fee simple, the land described in section three of this act. Such land is authorized to be conveyed to the Saint Michael's Cemetery upon such terms and conditions as the city council of the city of New York shall determine to be fair and reasonable. S 2. The authorization provided in section one of this act shall be subject to the requirement that the city of New York shall use any proceeds and/or land received in exchange for the conveyance authorized by this act to acquire land, to be dedicated for park purposes, in an amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the land being conveyed pursuant to this act and/or used for capital improvements to existing park and recreational facilities. S 3. The land authorized to be discontinued as park land and conveyed is as follows: The subject property is bounded by Astoria Boulevard to the north, 30th Avenue to the south, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the east, and St. Michael's Cemetery to the west, in the Astoria section of Queens, City and State of New York. The property consists of a 3.77± acre (164,221± square foot), highly irregularly shaped parcel of vacant land known as St. Michael's Park. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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