Relates to the conveyance of land formerly used as an armory to the town of Brookhaven in the county of Suffolk.
Ayes (8): Martins, Ball, Little, McDonald, Ritchie, Stewart-Cousins, Oppenheimer, Klein
TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to the conveyance of land formerly used as an armory to the town of Brookhaven, county of Suffolk
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To direct the Commissioner of General Services to transfer the former NYS Armory to the Town of Brookhaven to enhance public safety and afford the Town an opportunity to continue to improve the recreational youth programs hosted at the former NYS Armory site.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 authorizes the commissioner of General Services to convey land formerly used as an armory to the Town of Brookhaven in consideration of one dollar.
Section 2 gives a description of the property.
Section 3 requires an application within one year of the act.
Section 4 provides that the property shall be used for public safety, general municipal uses, highway department uses, and recreation. Upon termination of said use, the land shall revert to the State.
JUSTIFICATION: As the use of this property as an armory has been discontinued, the Town of Brookhaven desires to acquire the property and use the property and buildings on the site for general municipal and recreation purposes by the town Highway and Parks and Recreation Departments.
The improvements that exist on the site in the main building are well suited for use as a recreation and community center. In addition, the older building to the rear of the property and the nearby paved area with a repair and storage yard are useful for many municipal government purposes.
This site is centrally located in the Town near two local schools that would benefit from recreational opportunities at this facility.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ S. 7323 A. 10074 S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y May 2, 2012 ___________IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. ZELDIN -- 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. MURRAY -- 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 Brookhaven, 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 Brookhaven in consideration of one dollar and upon such other conditions as the commissioner may deem proper, 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, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, and State of New York, known and designated as the Northerly 200 feet of Lot No. 27 on a certain map entitled, "Map No. 17, Map of Property of O.L. Schwencke Land and Investment Company" filed in the Suffolk County Clerk's Office on September 24, 1901, as Map No. 277, said part of lot being bounded and described as follows; BEGINNING at a point on the southerly side of Barton Avenue where the division line between Lots 26 and 27 as shown on aforesaid map inter- sects same, said point being distant 826.04 feet Westerly, as measured along the Southerly side of Barton Avenue from the corner formed by the intersection of the Westerly side of Washington Avenue and the Southerly side of Barton Avenue; RUNNING THENCE along said division line between Lots 26 and 27, South 05 degrees 08 minutes 00 seconds West 200 feet to a concrete monument;EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15393-01-2 S. 7323 2 A. 10074
THENCE North 84 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds West 85.10 feet to a concrete monument; THENCE along the division line between Lots 27 and 28 as shown on aforesaid map, North 05 degrees 08 minutes 00 seconds East 200 feet to the Southerly side of Barton Avenue; RUNNING THENCE along the Southerly side of Barton Avenue, South 84 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds East 85.10 feet to the point or place of BEGINNING. S 3. The commissioner of general services shall not transfer or convey the aforesaid land unless application is made by the town of Brookhaven 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 Brookhaven to utilize the subject property and improve the structures for use by the police department, justice court, public safety and recreational programs developed and operated by the town of Brookhaven police department and upon termination of such use title to the lands so transferred shall revert to the state of New York. S 5. This act shall take effect immediately.