Bill S7596A-2013

Authorizes the county of Nassau to alienate certain parcels of land used as parkland

Authorizes the county of Nassau to alienate certain parcels of land used as parkland.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 17, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jun 17, 2014: passed assembly
  • Jun 17, 2014: home rule request
  • Jun 17, 2014: ordered to third reading rules cal.319
  • Jun 17, 2014: substituted for a9707a
  • Jun 10, 2014: referred to local governments
  • Jun 10, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 10, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 10, 2014: HOME RULE REQUEST
  • Jun 3, 2014: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1136
  • Jun 3, 2014: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • May 27, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 7596A
  • May 27, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT
  • May 15, 2014: REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Meetings

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Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Rules - Jun 3, 2014
Ayes (22): Skelos, Libous, Bonacic, Carlucci, Farley, Flanagan, Hannon, Larkin, LaValle, Marcellino, Maziarz, Nozzolio, Seward, Valesky, Little, Stewart-Cousins, Breslin, Dilan, Hassell-Thompson, Montgomery, Parker, Perkins
Ayes W/R (2): Krueger, Gianaris
Excused (1): Espaillat

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7596A

TITLE OF BILL: An act authorizing the county of Nassau to alienate certain parcels of land used as parkland

PURPOSE:

This bill provides Nassau County with the authority to discontinue a parcel of parkland for the purpose of enabling the Roslyn Water District to construct, maintain and operate a water treatment facility.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 authorizes the county of Nassau, acting through its legislature, to discontinue a parcel of parkland for the purpose of enabling the Roslyn Water District to construct, maintain and operate a water treatment facility and appurtenances thereto.

Section 2 provides that this alienation of parkland shall only be effective upon the condition that the county of Nassau dedicate an amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the parkland being discontinued for funding of capital improvements to existing park and recreational facilities.

Section 3 provides the metes and bounds description for the parcel of parkland that is being discontinued and alienated.

Section 4 requires that the discontinuance of parkland authorized by this act shall not occur until the county of Nassau has complied with any federal requirements pertaining to the alienation or conversion of parklands.

Section 5 provides that when the lands cease to be used for the purposes described in section one of this act, those lands shall be restored for park purposes with the cost of restoration being borne by the Roslyn Water District.

Section 6 establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

In order to meet demands for water, the Roslyn Water District must construct a water treatment facility to remediate Freon contamination in its well located on Diana's Trail in the Village of Roslyn Estates. This well is critical to ensuring that the residents of the District receive an adequate supply of water for all uses. Nassau County has agreed to allow the Roslyn Water District to use a small parcel of land in Christopher Morley Park for the construction of this water treatment facility. The parcel being alienated is situated in a portion of the park that has limited public access and that will not detract from the park's recreational activities nor will it affect the character of the park. In order for this agreement to move forward, the State Legislature must authorize Nassau County to discontinue and alienate the use of this parcel of parkland.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7596--A IN SENATE May 15, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARTINS -- 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 authorizing the county of Nassau to alienate certain parcels of land used as parkland THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The county of Nassau is hereby authorized, acting by and through its legislature, and upon such terms and conditions as deter- mined by such legislature, to discontinue as parkland the lands described in section three of this act for the purpose of enabling the Roslyn Water District to construct, maintain and operate a water treat- ment facility and appurtenances thereto. S 2. The authorization contained in section one of this act shall be effective only upon the condition that the county of Nassau dedicate an amount equal to or greater than the fair market value of the parkland being discontinued for funding of capital improvements, to existing park and recreational facilities. S 3. The lands to be discontinued as parklands and alienated are described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land situated at North Hills, Town of North Hempstead, County of Nassau and State of New York, being known as a portion of Lot 903 "Christopher Morley Park", Block E as it appears on a certain map entitled "Department of Public Works Nassau County NY Map Showing Real Property To Be Acquired For Park Purposes East of Sear- ingtown Road And North Of Long Island Expressway North Hills Town Of North Hempstead" filed with the Clerk of the County of Nassau on Septem- ber 29, 1961 as Case No. 7496, said parcel being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the southerly side of Diana's Trail. Said point being the following two courses from the intersection of the southerly side of Diana's Trail with the westerly side of The Tulips: 1. South 89 degrees, 18 minutes, 51 seconds west, 237.50 feet.
2. South 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds west, 437.00 feet to a point or place of beginning. Thence through lands the County of Nassau the following seven (7) courses: 1. South 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds east, 320.00 feet. 2. North 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds east, 70.00 feet. 3. South 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds east, 120.00 feet. 4. South 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds west, 120.00 feet. 5. North 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds west, 120.00 feet. 6. North 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds east, 20.00 feet. 7. North 02 degrees, 22 minutes, 30 seconds west, 320.00 feet to the southerly side of Diana's Trail. Thence easterly along the southerly side of Diana's Trail North 87 degrees, 37 minutes, 30 seconds east, 30.00 feet to the point or place of beginning. Continuing within said bounds 24,000. S.F. or 0.44 Acres. Nassau County Tax Map Section 7, Block E, Part of Lot 903. S 4. The discontinuance of parkland authorized by the provisions of this act shall not occur until the county of Nassau has complied with any federal requirements pertaining to the alienation or conversion of parklands, including satisfying the secretary of the interior that the alienation or conversion complies with all conditions which the secre- tary of the interior deems necessary to assure the substitution of other lands shall be equivalent in fair market and recreational usefulness to the lands being alienated or converted. S 5. When the lands described in section three of this act cease to be used for the purposes described in section one of this act, those lands shall be restored for park purposes with the cost of restoration being borne by the Roslyn Water District. S 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

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