Adirondack Association of Towns & Villages
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UPCOMING EVENTS
October 30, 2017

 

AATV ANNUAL MEETING

December 3 & 4, 2017

 

HOLIDAY INN RESORT

2223 State Route 9

Lake George, NY 12845 

 

See the Meeting Registration tab on the left to Register.

 

 

 

 

PLEASE VOTE "YES" ON BALLOT PROPOSAL #3 ON ELECTION DAY 2017  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Amendment
October 29, 2017

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 

HEALTH and SAFETY LAND BANK

AATV is an advocate for the constitutional amendment to establish a Land Bank, but is dispirited by the reduction from the originally proposed 750 acres. 

 

This proposed amendment to article 14 of the New York State Constitution will allow public utility lines, municipal water supply, environmental infrastructure, highway & bridge improvements, and bicycle paths on certain state lands in the Forest Preserve to be transferred to a town, village, or county without the need for an explicit constitutional amendment.  A total of no more than 250 acres shall be used where no viable alternative exists and other criteria developed by the state legislature are satisfied.  The State shall then acquire 250 acres of other lands for incorporation back into the Forest Preserve.  State legislative approval will be required prior to actual transfer of title. 

 

SPECIFIC DETAILS:


According to the NY State Constitution, a majority vote is required in two successive sessions of the NY State Legislature in order to qualify an amendment for the ballot.  First legislative session passage occurred in both the State Senate and State Assembly last session (2016).  Passage is again required by both bodies in the next session for the amendment to appear on the ballot for the voters of NY State to approve.  

 

 

      

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The Adirondack Park consists of over six million acres which is located in the northeastern corner of New York State.  The Adirondack Park is the largest park in the 48 contiguous states and Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park would all fit into it with room to spare. There are 102 Towns and Villages located within the Adirondack Park.

 
 
 

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