2018 New York Laws
ENV - Environmental Conservation
Article 54 - Environmental Protection Act
Title 9 - Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation Projects
54-0907 - Contracts.

§ 54-0907. Contracts.

1. The commissioner shall impose such contractual requirements and conditions upon any municipality and any not-for-profit corporation which receive state assistance payments pursuant to this title as may be necessary and appropriate to ensure that a public benefit shall accrue from the use of public funds by such municipality or not-for-profit corporation. Such conditions shall include limitations on the right of the municipality or not-for-profit corporation to demolish or convey such property, provisions for public access or use where appropriate, the granting of facade easements to the state, a requirement that all plans for restoration, rehabilitation, improvement, demolition or other physical change must be subject to the commissioner's approval, and such other conditions which shall assure the preservation and protection of the project.

2. Any not-for-profit corporation which receives state assistance payments pursuant to this title for the acquisition of land for outdoor recreation or conservation purposes shall execute a contract with the commissioner which shall include the following:

a. An agreement to make and keep the lands accessible to the public unless the commissioner determines that public accessibility would be detrimental to the lands or any natural resources associated therewith;

b. An agreement not to sell, lease, exchange or donate the lands except to the state, a local government unit or another qualifying tax exempt non-profit organization for recreation and conservation purposes approved by the commissioner; and

c. An agreement to execute and convey to the state at no charge a conservation easement, pursuant to title three of article forty-nine of this chapter, over the lands to be acquired with state assistance payments.

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