Authorizes lease between the county of Onondaga and Syracuse University for Onondaga Lake Park for park and recreational improvements.
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
Ayes (58): Addabbo, Alesi, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Duane, Farley, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Johnson, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Martins, Maziarz, McDonald, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Mara, Oppenheimer, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Saland, Sampson, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Absent (1): Espaillat
Excused (2): Adams, Huntley
TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the county of Onondaga to lease certain park property to Syracuse University for Onondaga Lake Park purposes
PURPOSE: Enables Onondaga County and Syracuse University to re-authorize a lease for property in Onondaga Lake Park known as the "Boathouse" for boating and recreational activities.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Authorizes a lease of up to 25 years pursuant to an agreement between Onondaga County and Syracuse University.
Section 2: Contains the legal description of the property involved.
Section 3: Describes the authorized uses of the property pursuant to the lease.
Section 4: Provides for use of the property by the general public.
Section 5: Contains a provision relating to Federal regulation.
Section 6: Establishes the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Since 1987 Syracuse University has leased a boathouse and surrounding property in Onondaga Lake Park. This property has been used for boating and recreation by both the Syracuse University community and the general public. This legislation re-authorizes Onondaga County to enter into a new 25 year lease for this property. This lease will ensure future improvements to the facility, and ensure that both the Syracuse University community and general public of Onondaga County will be able to enjoy the use of this property in the future.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6843--A IN SENATE March 28, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sens. DeFRANCISCO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT in relation to authorizing the county of Onondaga to lease certain park property to Syracuse University for Onondaga Lake Park purposes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. (a) The county of Onondaga is hereby authorized and empowered to lease the waterfront park lands and improvements hereinaft- er described for up to twenty-five years to Syracuse University for such consideration and upon such terms, conditions and provisions as shall be mutually agreed upon by the county and Syracuse University consistent with section three of this act for boating and recreational activities. (b) The authorization provided in subdivision (a) of this section 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 for the capital improvement of Onondaga Lake Park and/or the capi- tal improvement of existing park and recreational facilities and/or for the acquisition of additional waterfront park and recreational facili- ties. S 2. The waterfront park lands and improvements to be leased pursuant to this act comprise the facility known as the Boathouse and that land immediately adjacent thereto, located at Onondaga Lake Park, county of Onondaga, state of New York, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the northerly shoreline of Onondaga Lake Outlet, which is intersected by a line 175' easterly of and parallel to the westernmost building line of the existing Ten Eyck Boathouse; thence northerly along said line a distance of 292'± to a point intersected by a line 75' northerly of and parallel to the northernmost building line of said Ten Eyck Boathouse; thence westerly along said line a distance of 195' to a point; thence southerly along a line westerly of and paral- lel to the westernmost building line of said Ten Eyck Boathouse aEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14923-03-2 S. 6843--A 2
distance of 55' to a point; thence westerly along a line 20' northerly of and parallel to the northernmost building line of said Ten Eyck Boat- house a distance of 210' to a point; then southerly along a line wester- ly of and parallel to the westernmost building line of said Ten Eyck Boathouse a distance of 245'± to a point on the northerly shoreline of Onondaga Lake Outlet; thence easterly along said shoreline to the point and place of beginning, containing 2.5± acres of land more or less, together will all improvements and/or structures situated thereon. The above described lands and improvements are situated on a portion of lands conveyed to the county of Onondaga by GRACE MARGUERITE MAURER as Executrix of the last Will and Testament of BERNIE F. MAURER, Deceased, GRACE MARGUERITE MAURER, Individually residing at 147 Fitch Street, in the City of Syracuse, New York, and KERMIT DRAIS MAURER, her son, residing at 1107 Valley Drive, in the City of Syracuse, New York, WINIFRED E. PECKHAM, of 106 Elk Street, in the City of Syracuse, New York, being heirs at law and next of kin and devisees of Bernhardt Maur- er, Deceased, dated October 18, 1948, and recorded in the Onondaga Coun- ty Clerk's office, February 4, 1950, in Book of Deeds 1427, page 375. S 3. Should the leased waterfront park lands described in section one of this act cease to be used for the purposes described therein, 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 4. Such waterfront park land described in section two 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 5. If the park land that is the subject of this act has received funding pursuant to the federal land and water conservation fund, the discontinuance of park land authorized by the provisions of this act shall not occur until the municipality has complied with the federal requirements pertaining to the conversion of park lands, including satisfying to the secretary of the interior that the discontinuance will include all conditions which the secretary of the interior deems neces- sary to assure the substitution of other lands shall be equivalent in fair market value and recreational usefulness to the lands being discon- tinued. S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.