|SAME AS||No Same As|
|Authorizes the village of Massena, town of Massena, county of St. Lawrence to alienate and convey certain parcels of land used as parkland.|
|05/25/2017||referred to local governments|
|06/02/2017||amend and recommit to local governments|
|06/02/2017||print number 8059a|
|01/03/2018||referred to local governments|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8059A SPONSOR: Jenne
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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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8059--A 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. LBD11898-02-7A. 8059--A 2 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.