NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8011
TITLE OF BILL:
An act authorizing the county of Suffolk to alienate and discontinue the
use of certain parklands
To authorize the County of Suffolk to alienate and discontinue the use
of certain parklands
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Notwithstanding the failure of the County of Suffolk, to seek
and receive state legislative authorization to alienate the parklands
described in section four of this act prior to such parkland being
alienated, such alienation is hereby validated, legalized, ratified and
Section 2. Authorizes the County of Suffolk, to discontinue as parklands
and alienate certain lands
Section 3. Provides that said authorization can only be effective upon
the condition that the County of Suffolk dedicate specific lands as
parklands, provided the county had never used such lands for public open
space or park purposes.
Section 4. Describes the metes and bounds of the parcels of land author-
ized to be alienated totaling 8.907 acres.
Section 5. Describes the metes and bounds the parcels of land that shall
be dedicated as parklands totaling 21.533 acres.
Section 6. If the fair market value of the land that shall be dedicated
as parklands by the County of Suffolk are not equal to or greater than
the fair market value of the parkland to be alienated, the County of
Suffolk shall dedicate the difference of the fair market value of the
lands to be alienated and the lands to be dedicated for the acquisition
of additional parklands and/or capital improvements to existing park and
Section 7. In the event that the County of Suffolk received any funding
support or assistance from the federal government for the purchase,
maintenance or improvement of the parklands set forth in Section four of
this act, the discontinuance and alienation of such parkland authorized
by the provisions of this act shall not occur until the County of
Suffolk has complied with any federal requirements pertaining to the
alienation or conversion of parklands, including satisfying the secre-
tary of the interior that the alienation or conversion complies with all
conditions which the secretary of the interior deems necessary to assure
the substitution of other lands shall be equivalent in fair market value
and usefulness to the lands being alienated or converted.
Section 8. Sets forth an immediate effective date.
This legislation is necessary for Suffolk County to alienate 8.907 acres
of its parkland and dedicate a total of 21.53 acres of Suffolk County
Department of Public Work's property within the BOMARC site located in
Westhampton on Long Island's east end.