Relates to the conveyance of land formerly used as an armory to the town of Huntington in the county of Suffolk.
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
Ayes (59): Adams, 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, 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, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Espaillat, Huntley, Krueger
TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to the conveyance of land formerly used as an armory to the town of Huntington, county of Suffolk
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To direct the Commissioner of General Services to transfer and convey approximately 3.6 acres of land formerly used as the Huntington Station Armory to the Town of Huntington to enhance its ongoing efforts to revitalize the Huntington Station area.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 authorizes the commissioner of General Services to transfer and convey to the town of Huntington in the consideration of one dollar, approximately 3.6 acres of land.
Section 2 gives the meets and bound of the armory property to be conveyed.
Section 3 requires the town of Huntington to file an application to the commissioner of General Services within one year of the effective date of this act.
Section 4 describes the purposes to which the town of Huntington will be using this property. The town will utilize the property for structures and improvements by several departments of the town including parks and recreation, engineering, general services, public safety, human and youth service in connection with recreational, community and civic programs. Upon the termination of said use, the land shall revert to the State.
Section 5 is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Since 2009, when the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs decided as part of the Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closure recommendations, to relocate the New York Army National Guard units housed at the Huntington Station Armory, the Town of Huntington has had a long-standing interest in the Armory property, which is located adjacent to a town recreational facility at Manor Field Park.
As part of its on going effort to revitalize the Huntington Station area, the town recently invested over $2 million to rehabilitate the Manor Field Park, adding synthetic turf field, new lighting and bleachers, and other improvements.
The Town will incorporate the Armory property into the existing park. The Armory building would house park support operations and the space is well suited to offer enhanced programming for the Huntington Station community with other Town departments which also serve this community's needs. Merging the Armory property into the park would help accelerate Huntington Station revitalization and restore a Town presence through community development.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 7214 A. 10027 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y May 2, 2012 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. CONTE, RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations AN ACT in relation to the conveyance of land formerly used as an armory to the town of Huntington, county of Suffolk THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subject to the provisions of this act but notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the commissioner of general services is hereby authorized to transfer and convey to the town of Huntington in consideration of one dollar and upon such other conditions as the commissioner may deem proper, approximately 3.6 acres of land formerly used as an armory, and further described in section two of this act. S 2. The lands authorized by this act to be transferred and conveyed are as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being at Huntington Station, Town of Huntington, County of Suffolk and State of New York, known and designated as Lots 286-296 and Lots 344-354, both inclusive in Block G, Lots 297-310 and Lots 355-368, both inclusive in Block H, Lots 227-240, both inclusive in Block E, and the portion of the road bed of East Fourth Street lying east of the easterly line of Wicks Avenue between Blocks E and H, and the portion of the road bed of Wicks Avenue lying between the northerly line of East Fifth Street, on the south, and the southerly line of East Fourth Street on the north as shown on a certain map entitled Map of "Gardiner Lawns" and filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk on July 16, 1926 as Map Number 812. Said parcel being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northerly line of East Fifth Street distant 380.00 feet easterly along said line from the intersection of the east-EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15493-01-2 S. 7214 2 A. 10027
erly line of Lloyd Avenue (not open). Running thence from said point of BEGINNING the following courses; North 18 degrees 39 minutes 30 seconds West, 200.00 feet to the southerly line of said East Fourth Street. Thence easterly along said line, North 71 degrees 20 minutes 30 seconds East, 270.00 feet to a point on the easterly line of Wicks Avenue. Thence northerly along said line, North 18 degrees 39 minutes 30 seconds West, 153.89 feet to a point on the southerly line of land as shown on a certain map entitled "Map of Cobblestone Estates, Section 1". Said map being filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Suffolk on November 22, 2000 as Map Number 10539. RUNNING thence easterly and southerly along said land the following 2 courses; 1) North 69 degrees 10 minutes 50 seconds East, 280.96 feet; thence, 2) South 20 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds East, 364.62 feet to the northerly line of said East Fifth Street. Thence westerly along said line, South 71 degrees 20 minutes 30 seconds West, 560.69 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. Said parcel having an area of 3.596 acres more or less. S 3. The commissioner of general services shall not transfer or convey the aforesaid land unless application is made by the town of Huntington within one year after the effective date of this act. S 4. Any lands transferred pursuant to this act shall be used for the purposes of the town of Huntington to utilize the subject property, structures and improvements thereto by several departments of the town including parks and recreation, engineering, general services, public safety, human and youth service in connection with recreational, commu- nity and civic programs appropriate to the location and structures, upon termination of which use or uses title to the lands so transferred shall revert to the state of New York. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.