Relates to the limitation on highway expenses in the town of Smithtown.
Ayes (33): Kruger, Krueger, Stachowski, Oppenheimer, Montgomery, Duane, Parker, Stavisky, Dilan, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Breslin, Diaz, Espada, Klein, Perkins, Valesky, Peralta, DeFrancisco, Johnson O, Volker, Padavan, LaValle, Seward, Saland, Farley, Hannon, Larkin, Nozzolio, Leibell, Maziarz, Marcellino, Robach
Ayes (60): Adams, Addabbo, Alesi, Aubertine, Bonacic, Breslin, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Espada, Farley, Flanagan, Foley, Fuschillo, Golden, Griffo, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Huntley, Johnson C, Johnson O, Klein, Krueger, Kruger, Lanza, LaValle, Leibell, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, Onorato, Oppenheimer, Padavan, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Schneiderman, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stachowski, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousins, Thompson, Valesky, Volker, Winner, Young
Excused (2): Larkin, Morahan
BILL NUMBER: S5692
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the highway law, in relation to the limitation on certain highway expenses in the town of Smithtown, Suffolk county
PURPOSE : To increase the amount that the Town of Smithtown may spend for the purchase of stone crushers, power rollers, motor trucks, scarifiers, concrete mixers, traction engines or road machines for grading and scraping equipment, tools and other implements.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : This bill amends the subparagraph 1-e of paragraph a of subdivision 3 of §271 of the Highway Law to increase the amount that the Town of Smithtown may spend for the purchase of stone crushers, power rollers, motor trucks, scarifiers, concrete mixers, traction engines or road machines for grading and scraping, equipment, tools and other implements.
JUSTIFICATION : The Town of Smithtown has a population of approximately 116,000 people and has grown by approximately 3,000 in the past decade. The Town's Highway Department services over 470 miles of road. Due to the miles of roadway and the volume of traffic these roads endure each year, as well as the fact that more than one-half of the Highway Department's fleet is over fifteen years old and the fact that the cost of equipment has increased by approximately fifty percent within the past decade, the $800,000 limit is completely inadequate to meet the needs of the residents. In order to meet such needs, an increase in the authorized spending limit is required.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY : New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.