Relates to the conveyance of land formerly used as an armory to the town of Brookhaven in the county of Suffolk.
Ayes (59): Adams, Addabbo, 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, Storobin, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (3): Alesi, Espaillat, Huntley
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 A. 10074--A 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 -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee 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 tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the Town of Brookhaven, County of Suffolk and State of New York, described as follows: BEGINNING at a concrete monument on the southerly line of Barton Avenue, at the boundary line of Lots 30 and 31 of the Map of Property of the O.L. Schwencke Land and Investment Company and running from said point of beginning South 05Á08'00" West a distance of 512.00 feet to a concrete monument on the boundary line between said lot and lands belonging to William G. Hubbard (reputed owner); thence South 84Á52'00" East a distance of 255.30 feet to a concrete monument on the boundary line between Lots 27 and 28; thence North 05Á08'00" East a distance of 512.00 feet to a concrete monument on the northerly boundary line ofEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15393-02-2 S. 7323--A 2 A. 10074--A
Lots 27 and 28 which is 914.14 feet from a concrete monument at the boundary line of Lot 27 and Washington Avenue; thence North 84Á52'00" West a distance of 255.30 feet to the point and place of beginning. Said parcel consisting of Lots 28, 29 and 30 on Map 17-277 of O.L. Schwenke and filed in the Office of the County Clerk of the County of Suffolk dated September 24, 1901 contains 3.00 acres. 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 general municipal uses, highway department uses and recreation 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.