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A08059 Summary:

Authorizes the village of Massena, town of Massena, county of St. Lawrence to alienate and convey certain parcels of land used as parkland.
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A08059 Actions:

05/25/2017referred to local governments
06/02/2017amend and recommit to local governments
06/02/2017print number 8059a
01/03/2018referred to local governments
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A08059 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize the village of Massena, in the town of Massena in the county of St. Lawrence, to alienate certain parklands and to dedicate other lands as parklands   PURPOSE: To create efficiencies for the village of Massena Department of Public Works and reduce the impact of DPW activities on residents.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections one through six give the village of Massena the ability to alienate certain parklands while dedicating other lands as parklands. Section seven is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The village of Massena has operated the Department of Public Works located at 536 South Main Street since the mid-1960's. The original building had many structural issues and required major attention. On October 1, 1998, the village obtained the Army Reserve Facility from the Federal Government which is not used for the DPW. Because of the acqui- sition of the Army Reserve Building, the former DMP facility was deemed unusable and was eventually demolished. The location of that facility is separated from most of the community by railroad tracks. Over the years those railroad tracks have caused much delay and expense due to the inefficiencies created by waiting for trains to cross. In 2000 the village engaged in a joint effort with the Massena Central School District to develop a facility to house and repair school buses and DPW equipment. After the cooperation between the village and the school district, there was not enough property to accommodate all village functions such as salt storage, bulk material storage, and organic disposal. Those functions remained at the original location, requiring the village to continue to deal with the inefficiencies created by being located near the railroad tracks. In 2016 the village had an opportunity to liquidate the former DPW site on South Main Street to a developer. The proposed development of this property will generate more than 30 full time jobs. Therefore, in the planning of this transaction, the village needed to relocate its storage of bulk materials. Knowing this, the village purchased approximately 36-acres of privately owned land which connects to the new DPW site. Unfortunately, this property is also located in the back yards of resi- dential home owners. Between the new combination DPW and school facility and the 36-acre property just recently purchased there is a softball field on property that is currently designated as a greenbelt preserva- tion district. This legislation would exchange the new 36-acre property for the proper- ty currently containing the softball field. The transfer would add approximately 15 percent more area to the existing greenbelt, would allow the village to utilize the adjacent property without adversely impacting residents, and would save an estimated 800 man hours per year by removing the impediment of waiting on rail cars to pass.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A08059 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 25, 2017
        Introduced  by M. of A. JENNE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Local Governments -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT  to  authorize the village of Massena, in the town of Massena in
          the county of St.   Lawrence, to alienate  certain  parklands  and  to
          dedicate other lands as parklands
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subject to the provisions  of  this  act,  the  village  of
     2  Massena, in the town of Massena in the county of St. Lawrence, is hereby
     3  authorized  to  discontinue and alienate as parkland the lands described
     4  in section three of this act.
     5    § 2. The authorization provided in section one of this  act  shall  be
     6  effective  only upon the condition that the village of Massena dedicates
     7  the lands described in section four of this act as parkland.
     8    § 3. The parklands authorized by section one of this act to be  alien-
     9  ated consist of 11.6 acres and are described as follows:
    10    Beginning  at  the  Northwest corner of the DPW parcel heading East to
    11  point thence N51° 59' 02.93"E a distance of 74.690' to  a  point  thence
    12  S84°  33'  20.41"E  a  distance  of 382.067' to a point thence S 40° 59'
    13  13.92"E a distance of 128.832'  to  point  thence  N48°  57'  07.37"E  a
    14  distance  of  212.743'  to  point  thence S53° 13' 39.22"W a distance of
    15  256.098' to point thence S32° 45' 40.75'E  a  distance  of  636.407'  to
    16  point  thence  S57°  14'  19.25"W a distance of 456.173' to point thence
    17  N31° 40' 07.28"W a distance of 947.012' to beginning
    18    § 4. Prior to  the  discontinuance  and  alienation  of  the  parkland
    19  described  in  section  three  of this act, the village of Massena shall
    20  dedicate as parkland such land consisting of  13.3  acres  described  as
    21  follows:
    22    Beginning  at  the  Northwest corner of the GDP parcel heading East to
    23  point thence N56° 55' 03.64"E a distance of 530.823' to a  point  thence
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  S31°  54'  28.45"E  a  distance of 1121.453' to a point thence S 57° 19'
     2  40.09"W a distance of 510.344'  to  point  thence  N32°  57'  16.19"W  a
     3  distance of 1117.567' to beginning.
     4    §  5.  In  the  event  that  the  fair  market  value of the parklands
     5  described in section four of this act to be dedicated by the village  of
     6  Massena  pursuant  to this act are not equal to or greater than the fair
     7  market value of the parklands described in section  three  of  this  act
     8  being alienated, the village of Massena shall dedicate the difference of
     9  the  fair  market value of the lands to be alienated and the lands to be
    10  dedicated for the acquisition of  additional  parklands  and/or  capital
    11  improvements to existing park and recreational facilities.
    12    §  6.  In  the  event that the village of Massena received any funding
    13  support or assistance from the  federal  government  for  the  purchase,
    14  maintenance  or  improvement of the parklands set forth in section three
    15  of this act, the discontinuance and conveyance of parkland authorized by
    16  the provisions of this act shall not occur until the village of  Massena
    17  has  complied with any federal requirements pertaining to the alienation
    18  or conversion of parklands, including satisfying the  secretary  of  the
    19  interior  that the alienation or conversion complies with all conditions
    20  which the secretary of  the  interior  deems  necessary  to  assure  the
    21  substitution of other lands shall be equivalent in fair market value and
    22  recreational usefulness to the lands being alienated or converted.
    23    § 7. This act shall take effect immediately.
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