Authorizes the county of Onondaga to enter into a lease with the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club for certain waterfront park land.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (1): Ball
Excused (1): Sampson
TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the county of Onondaga to enter into a lease with the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club
To authorize the County of Onondaga and the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club to enter into a lease not to exceed twenty five (25) years for approximately 1.6 +1- acres of public park property.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the County of Onondaga is authorized to enter into a lease for a period not to exceed twenty-five years, for approximately 1.6 acres of public park property, known as Onondaga Lake Park, with the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club for the purpose of conducting rowing activities. A survey depicting such land is on file with the Onondaga County Clerk's Office.
Section 2 - Describes requirements for exchange of parkland.
Section 3 - States that the property to be leased is waterfront property and provides metes and bounds description.
Section 4 - States the property to be leased can only be utilized for the purposes set forth therein.
Section 5 - Sets forth this parcel will still be accessible to the general public.
Section 6 - Sets forth that should federal parkland funding be received for the parcel that applicable federal regulations shall apply.
Currently, the County of Onondaga is the owner of certain real property known as Onondaga Lake Park. Since 1972 a portion of this real property has been used by the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club by permit for the purpose of conducting rowing activities on Onondaga Lake. This bill was introduced at the request of the Syracuse Chargers Rowing-Club.
None to the State.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 5666 A. 7743 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y June 3, 2013 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. VALESKY -- 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. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Local Governments AN ACT authorizing the county of Onondaga to enter into a lease with the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The county of Onondaga is authorized, acting by and through its county board and upon such terms and conditions as deter- mined by such board, to discontinue the use of certain municipally owned waterfront park land and to lease to the Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club said waterfront park land as described in section three of this act for the purpose of conducting rowing activities, for a term not to exceed twenty-five years. S 2. The authorization provided in section one of this act shall be effective only upon the condition that the County of Onondaga 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 Geddes, County of Onondaga and State of New York, being part of Farm Lot No. 8 in said Town, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the northeasterly shoreline of Onondaga Lake Outlet, said point being the westerly most corner of an existing 2.5 Acre more or less, Ten Eyck Boathouse Lease by the County of OnondagaEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11320-02-3 S. 5666 2 A. 7743
with Syracuse University; running thence northwesterly, northerly, northeasterly and easterly along the northeasterly, easterly, southeast- erly and southerly shoreline of said Onondaga Lake Outlet as it winds and turns, a distance of about 533 feet to a point in the southwesterly edge of pavement in Ten Eyck Drive; thence southeasterly, southerly, southwesterly, along the southwesterly, westerly, and northwesterly edge of pavement of said Ten Eyck Drive, an existing edge of driveway and its southwesterly prolongation, a distance of about 905 feet to a point in a northeasterly boundary of the aforementioned 2.5 Acre more or less, Ten Eyck Boathouse Lease; thence northwesterly along said northeasterly boundary of said 2.5 Acre more or less, Ten Eyck Boathouse Lease, a distance of about 113 feet to the northerly most corner of said 2.5 Acre more or less, Ten Eyck Boathouse Lease; thence southwesterly along the northwesterly boundary of said 2.5 Acre more or less, Ten Eyck Boathouse Lease, a distance of about 236 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing 1.6 Acres of land more or less. S 4. Should the leased lands described in section one 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 County of Onondaga 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 legislation has received funding pursuant to the federal land and water conservation fund, the discontinuance of park land authorized by the provisions of this legislation 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 necessary to assure the substitution of other lands shall be equivalent in fair market value and recreational usefulness to the lands being discontinued. S 7. This act shall take effect immediately.