Relates to an exchange of ownership and maintenance responsibility between the village of Medina and the state of New York regarding certain roads in such village as a result of rerouting.
BILL NUMBER: S6671
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the highway law, in relation to state highways in the village of Medina, Orleans county
PURPOSE : The bill will exchange ownership and maintenance responsibility between the village of Medina and the State of New York regarding roads in such village.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1. Subdivision of 35 of section 341 of the highway law is amended by adding two new paragraphs 3 and 4.
Paragraph 3 - authorizes and directs the commissioner to assume jurisdiction for state highway purposes over the village roads described as follows: the portion of newly rerouted 63, reserved as state highway nine thousand five hundred sixty two known as North Main St, from the intersection of Glenwood avenue northerly to West avenue, and the portion of newly routed sixty-three, as reserved as state highway nine thousand five hundred sixty-two, known as Commercial street, from the intersection of West avenue northerly to Prospect avenue. Issue official orders of abandonment of those portions of highways described as follows: the portion of state highway five thousand three hundred fifteen previously routed NY sixty-three known as Prospect avenue from West Center street northerly to Commercial street.
Paragraph 4 - upon the filing of certified copies of such official order with the village clerk, superintendent of public works, county clerk, county treasurer, the clerk of the legislative body, county superintendent of highways, and state comptroller the state shall cease to maintain the aforesaid highways specified for abandonment as set forth in paragraph three of this subdivision and all the rights and obligations of the state shall be turned over and surrendered to the village of Medina and said state highway shall thereafter be maintained by the village of Medina as part of the village road system.
JUSTIFICATION : During the course of a recently completed pass-thru road reconstruction project, it was determined by both the NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Village of Medina that it would be best to reroute State Route 63 in the village to improve traffic patterns and reduce the unwanted side effects of heavy truck traffic in residential neighborhoods, such as noise, pollution, and wear and tear on road surfaces.
This legislation is necessary to finalize the jurisdictional transfer and maintenance responsibilities of certain sections of roadways between the NYSDOT and the Village of Medina, which has already been mutually agreed to.
BILL HISTORY : None.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS : None - The NYSDOT is transferring to the Village of Medina slightly more mileage than it will receive in exchange. The jurisdictional transfer will remove a net .48 lane miles from NYSDOT'S highway inventory.
EFFECTIVE DATE : July 1, 2010
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6671 IN SENATE January 25, 2010 ___________Introduced by Sen. MAZIARZ -- 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 state highways in the village of Medina, Orleans county THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 35 of section 341 of the highway law is amended by adding two new paragraphs 3 and 4 to read as follows: 3. EFFECTIVE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TEN, THE LEGISLATIVE BODY OF THE VILLAGE OF MEDINA, HAVING PREVIOUSLY APPROVED THE EXCHANGE OF HIGHWAYS DESCRIBED IN THIS PARAGRAPH, THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO ASSUME JURISDICTION FOR STATE HIGHWAY PURPOSES OVER THE VILLAGE ROADS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE PORTION OF NEWLY ROUTED SIXTY-THREE, RESERVED AS STATE HIGHWAY NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO, KNOWN AS NORTH MAIN STREET, FROM THE INTERSECTION OF GLENWOOD AVENUE NORTHERLY TO WEST AVENUE, AND THE PORTION OF NEWLY ROUTED SIXTY-THREE, ALSO RESERVED AS STATE HIGHWAY NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO, KNOWN AS COMMERCIAL STREET, FROM THE INTERSECTION OF WEST AVENUE NORTHERLY TO PROSPECT AVENUE. AND TO ISSUE OFFICIAL ORDERS OF ABANDONMENT OF THOSE PORTIONS OF HIGHWAYS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY FIVE THOU- SAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTEEN PREVIOUSLY ROUTED NY SIXTY-THREE, KNOWN AS WEST CENTER STREET, FROM THE INTERSECTION OF PROSPECT AVENUE EASTERLY TO THE INTERSECTION OF NORTH AND SOUTH MAIN STREETS; A PORTION OF STATE HIGHWAY FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTEEN PREVIOUSLY ROUTED NY SIXTY- THREE, KNOWN AS PROSPECT AVENUE, FROM WEST CENTER STREET NORTHERLY TO COMMERCIAL STREET. 4. UPON THE FILING OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF SUCH OFFICIAL ORDER WITH THE VILLAGE CLERK, SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, COUNTY CLERK, THE COUNTY TREASURER, THE CLERK OF THE LEGISLATIVE BODY, THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF HIGHWAYS, AND THE STATE COMPTROLLER, THE STATE SHALL CEASE TO MAIN- TAIN THE AFORESAID HIGHWAYS SPECIFIED FOR ABANDONMENT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH THREE OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND ALL THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE STATE THEREIN SHALL BE TURNED OVER AND SURRENDERED TO THE VILLAGE OF MEDINA AND SAID STATE HIGHWAY SHALL THEREAFTER BE MAINTAINED BY SAID VILLAGE AS A PART OF THE VILLAGE ROAD SYSTEM OF SAID VILLAGE. S 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15486-02-0