Bill S3494-2013

Relates to the New York state scenic byway system

Relates to the New York state scenic byway system by designating certain portions of the state and county highway system as the "Black River Trail" and by designating certain portions of the state highway system as the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway.

Details

Actions

  • Jul 12, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.140
  • Jul 2, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 17, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 17, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 17, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.218
  • Jun 17, 2013: substituted for a4637
  • Jun 3, 2013: referred to transportation
  • Jun 3, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 3, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • May 6, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 1, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 30, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.506
  • Feb 4, 2013: REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Transportation - Apr 30, 2013
Ayes (18): Fuschillo, Robach, Carlucci, Gallivan, Larkin, Maziarz, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Ranzenhofer, Young, Zeldin, Dilan, Diaz, Kennedy, Perkins, Squadron, Stavisky, Gipson

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3494

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the highway law, in relation to the New York state scenic byway system

PURPOSE: To change the route of the existing Black River Trail Scenic Byway, adding various state, county and local roads in the Towns of Lowville, Denmark, Champion, Wilna, LeRay, Rutland, Watertown, Hounsfield and Brownville and the City of Watertown to the existing route; rename sections of the existing Black River Trail in the Towns of Lowville, New Bremen, Croghan, Diana, Pitcairn, Fowler, Gouverneur, DeKalb, and Oswegatchie and adding new various roadways in the Towns of Lisbon and Canton, to become a new Maple Traditions Scenic Byway.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Revises section 342-k of the Highway Law describing the route of the Black River Trail Scenic Byway; a component of the New York State Scenic Byways System. Adds a new component, (j-x) to subdivision 1 of § 349-dd of the Highway Law, including the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway as a component of the New York State Scenic Byways System.

EXISTING LAW:

Section 349-dd, subdivision 1 of the Highway Law enumerates the components of the State Scenic Byways System.

JUSTIFICATION: On October 17, 2012, the NYS Scenic Byways Advisory Board, acting upon the nominations of the Black River Trail Scenic Byway Steering Committee and the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway Steering Committee, recommended changing the name of a portion of the existing Black River Trail Scenic Byway to a new Maple Traditions Scenic Byway, adding new sections to both the Black River Trail and the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway creating two distinct New York State Scenic Byways. To be formally designated and thus included in the New York State Scenic Byways System, legislation is needed.

The 95-mile corridor of the revised Black River Trail Scenic Byway follows portions of US Route 11, New York State Routes 3, 12, 12D, 12F, 26, 126, 180 and 410; in Oneida, Jefferson and Lewis Counties.

The 71-mile corridor of the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway follows portions of US Route 11, New York State Routes 3, 26, 37, 58, 68, 812, and, St. Lawrence County Route 78, in Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

The Legislature established the Scenic Byways Program in the Department of Transportation in 1992 to create a statewide system of scenic byways and to coordinate the activities of state agencies, local governments and not-for-profit organizations into one comprehensive program. The Scenic Byways Advisory Board, responsible for carrying out the intent of the legislation that created the program, has adopted rigorous criteria to insure that communities seeking scenic byways designation for a highway are committed to the scenic, historic, natural, recreational, cultural and archeological resources associated with the proposed byway.

The communities located along the revised route of the Black River Trail Scenic Byway and the proposed Maple Traditions Scenic Byway have completed all the steps necessary to meet the Board's criteria. This included developing a vision statement and goals, identifying significant features and resources along the corridor, and preparing a distinct comprehensive Corridor Management Plan for each scenic byway. Through a series of public meetings, each Byway defined a vision for the scenic byway corridor that would balance the promotion of local interests with the protection of scenic, agricultural, recreational and historic resources. For the Black River Trail this will be accomplished by improving way finding and byway identity through coordinated directional signage; enhancing understanding of byway resources through education and interpretation; enhancing existing and creating additional recreational opportunities; coordinating communities along the byways and linking them to tourism markets; and assisting with business activity to make the byway experience more fulfilling for travelers and economically stimulating for local establishments. To reach these goals there will be an emphasis on public-private partnerships of citizens, businesses, public officials and local support agencies. For the Maple Traditions Scenic Byway this will be accomplished by strengthening and diversifying the agricultural economy and craft products industry along the route; assisting with business activity to make the byway experience more fulfilling for travelers and economically stimulating for local establishments; coordinating communities along the byways and linking them to tourism markets; improving way finding and byway identity through coordinated directional signage; and enhancing understanding of byway resources through education and interpretation. To reach these goals there will be an emphasis on public-private partnerships of citizens, businesses, public officials and local support agencies.

Many benefits may accrue to communities through which scenic byways pass including: increased economic benefits through promotion of tourism, improved traveler and community services, broadened appreciation of the State's historic and natural resources and support for managing and maintaining these resources, improved management of resources to accommodate visitors, more careful stewardship of the byway corridor, appropriate signs, incorporation of design features in keeping with the attributes of a scenic byway and grants to develop the scenic byway. It is desirable to have the byways designation made as soon as possible so that efforts to carry out the objectives of the scenic byways program can get underway within the corridor while the momentum and enthusiasm that resulted in the nomination are still high.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This proposal has no fiscal implications for the State. However, it would allow the municipalities along the designated byways to be eligible for federal funding under the National Scenic Byways Program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3494 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 4, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the highway law, in relation to the New York state scenic byway system THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 342-k of the highway law, as amended by chapter 818 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: S 342-k. Portion of state AND COUNTY highway system to be designated and known as the "Black River Trail". All that portion of the state AND COUNTY highway system beginning at THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTES FORTY-SIX, FORTY-NINE AND SIXTY-NINE IN THE CITY OF Rome, ONEIDA COUN- TY, continuing north on route forty-six to THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE FORTY-SIX AND SCHUYLER STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF Boonville; contin- uing [north from Boonville on] EASTERLY ON SCHUYLER STREET TO THE INTER- SECTION OF SCHUYLER STREET AND STATE ROUTE TWELVE-D, AND THEN SOUTHEAST- ERLY ON STATE ROUTE TWELVE-D TO THE INTERSECTION WITH STATE ROUTE TWELVE, AND THEN NORTHERLY ALONG STATE route twelve through Port Leyden and Lyons Falls to THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE TWELVE AND STATE ROUTE TWENTY-SIX IN Lowville; continuing north from Lowville on route [eight hundred twelve through Croghan; continuing north on route eight hundred twelve through Remington Corners; continuing north on routes eight hundred twelve and three through Harrisville; continuing north on route eight hundred twelve through Harrisville, Fowler, and Gouverneur; continuing north on routes eight hundred twelve and eleven through Gouverneur, and Richville; continuing north on route eight hundred twelve through DeKalb, Heuvelton and Ogdensburg, terminating at route eight hundred twelve in Ogdensburg.] TWELVE/TWENTY-SIX OVERLAP AND THEN CONTINUING ALONG STATE ROUTE TWENTY-SIX TO THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE TWENTY-SIX AND STATE ROUTE FOUR HUNDRED TEN AND THEN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG STATE ROUTE FOUR HUNDRED TEN TO THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTES
FOUR HUNDRED TEN AND STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX AND THEN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX TO THE INTER- SECTION OF STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX AND STATE ROUTE THREE IN THE VILLAGE OF CARTHAGE, AND THEN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG ROUTE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX/THREE OVERLAP AND THEN CONTINUING NORTHERLY ON STATE ROUTE THREE THROUGH THE VILLAGES OF DEFERIET AND BLACK RIVER TO THE INTER- SECTION OF STATE ROUTE THREE AND STATE ROUTE TWELVE, THEN CONTINUING WESTERLY ALONG ROUTE THREE/TWELVE OVERLAP TO THE INTERSECTION WITH UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN (MASSEY STREET) THEN NORTHERLY ALONG ROUTE ELEVEN/TWELVE OVERLAP TO THE INTERSECTION WITH STATE ROUTE TWELVE-F (COFFEEN STREET), THEN WESTERLY ALONG STATE ROUTE TWELVE-F TO THE INTER- SECTION WITH STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY, THEN CONTINUING NORTH ALONG STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY TERMINATING AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY AND WATER STREET IN THE VILLAGE OF DEXTER, JEFFERSON COUNTY. S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 349-dd of the highway law is amended by adding a new paragraph (j-12) to read as follows: (J-12) MAPLE TRADITIONS SCENIC BYWAY WHICH SHALL CONSIST OF ALL THAT PORTION OF THE HIGHWAY SYSTEM BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE, STATE ROUTE TWELVE AND STATE ROUTE TWENTY-SIX IN THE VILLAGE OF LOWVILLE, LEWIS COUNTY CONTINUING NORTHWES- TERLY ON STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE/TWENTY-SIX OVERLAP THEN CONTINUING NORTHERLY ON STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE TO THE INTER- SECTION WITH STATE ROUTE THREE, AND THEN CONTINUING NORTHEASTERLY ON STATE ROUTE THREE/EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OVERLAP, AND THEN CONTINUING NORTHERLY ON STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE TO THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTE FIFTY-EIGHT AND EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE, CONTINUING NORTHWES- TERLY ALONG THE STATE ROUTE FIFTY-EIGHT/EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE OVERLAP TO THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN, STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE AND COUNTY ROUTE SEVENTY-EIGHT IN THE VILLAGE OF GOUVERN- EUR, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, AND THEN NORTHEASTERLY ALONG UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN/STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE/COUNTY ROUTE SEVENTY-EIGHT OVERLAP AND THEN CONTINUING ON UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN THROUGH THE VILLAGE OF DEKALB JUNCTION TO THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN AND STATE ROUTE SIXTY-EIGHT IN THE VILLAGE OF CANTON, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY. THE ALTERNATE ROUTE OF THE MAPLE TRADITIONS SCENIC BYWAY SHALL CONSIST OF ALL THAT PORTION OF HIGHWAY BEGINNING AT THE INTERSECTION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN AND STATE ROUTE SIXTY-EIGHT IN THE VILLAGE OF CANTON, ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, CONTINUING NORTHWESTERLY ON STATE ROUTE SIXTY-EIGHT TO THE INTERSECTION OF STATE ROUTES SIXTY-EIGHT, EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE AND THIRTY-SEVEN, CONTINUING SOUTHWES- TERLY ON THE STATE ROUTES EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE/THIRTY-SEVEN OVERLAP, CONTINUING SOUTH ALONG STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE TO THE INTER- SECTION OF UNITED STATES ROUTE ELEVEN AND STATE ROUTE EIGHT HUNDRED TWELVE. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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