Bill Text: NY A09746 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the village of Croton-on-Hudson, county of Westchester, to alienate and discontinue the use of certain parkland to establish the Croton Landing Park solar canopy project.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-03-28 - referred to local governments [A09746 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-A09746-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 28, 2022

        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Local Governments

        AN ACT in relation to authorizing the village of Croton-on-Hudson, coun-
          ty of Westchester, to alienate and  discontinue  the  use  of  certain

          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  Croton-on-Hudson,  county  of  Westchester,  acting  by  and through its
     3  governing body and upon such terms and conditions as determined by  such
     4  body, is hereby authorized to discontinue as parklands and lease at fair
     5  market  value to Ecogy Energy for a term not to exceed twenty-five years
     6  the lands more particularly described in section three of this  act  for
     7  the purpose of constructing a solar facility.
     8    §  2.  All proceeds from alienation and lease of the parklands author-
     9  ized by section one of this act shall be used  for  acquisition  of  new
    10  parklands  and/or  towards  capital  improvements  to  existing park and
    11  recreational facilities.
    12    § 3. The parklands authorized by section one of this act to be discon-
    13  tinued as parklands and leased are described as follows:
    14    The parking area at the east side of the existing parking area at  the
    15  park,  facing  the  Metro-North  Railroad tracks for the installation of
    16  solar canopies which are essentially slightly tilted (to the west) roofs
    17  over parts of the parking lot.
    18    § 4. Should the lands described in section three of this act cease  to
    19  be used for the purposes described in section one of this act, the lease
    20  shall  terminate  and those lands shall revert to the village of Croton-
    21  on-Hudson for public park and recreational purposes. At the time of such
    22  reversion, the removal of any solar facilities shall take place and  the
    23  property  shall  be returned to its previous state, consistent with park
    24  and recreation purposes.
    25    § 5. In the event that the village of  Croton-on-Hudson  received  any
    26  funding,  support  or  assistance  from  the  federal government for the
    27  purchase, maintenance or improvement  of  the  parklands  set  forth  in

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  section  three  of  this  act, the discontinuance and alienation of such
     2  parkland authorized by the provisions of this act shall not occur  until
     3  the  village  of Croton-on-Hudson has complied with any federal require-
     4  ments pertaining to the alienation or conversion of parklands, including
     5  satisfying  the secretary of the interior that the alienation or conver-
     6  sion complies with all conditions which the secretary  of  the  interior
     7  deems  necessary  to  assure  the  substitution  of other lands shall be
     8  equivalent in fair market value and usefulness to the lands being alien-
     9  ated or converted.
    10    § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.