STATE OF NEW YORK
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.