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BREAKING NEWS: OC Legislature Votes Thursday 8/1 on Sale of LaGuardia/Central Orange Development Area properties or portions thereof


LOCAL LAW INTRODUCTORY NO. 2 OF 2019

A LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW NO. 10 OF 2008, RELATING TO THE SALE OF CERTAIN COUNTY REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE CENTRAL ORANGE DEVELOPMENT AREA (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CAMP LAGUARDIA).

BE IT ENACTED, by the County Legislature of the County of Orange of the State of New York, as follows:

SECTION ONE. Purpose.

The purposes of this Local Law are: 1) continue the ability of the County of Orange to effectuate the sale of certain real property owned by the County of Orange, known and referred to as the Central Orange Development Area, formerly known as Camp LaGuardia, located in the Towns of Chester, Blooming Grove and the Village of Chester, as described in Local Law 10 of 2008; 2) to enable the subdivision of such parcel(s); 3) to continue to supersede that provision of the New York State County Law Section 215(6) that provides that property not needed for County purposes be sold only to the highest responsible bidder after advertisement; and 4) to enable the sale of the parcel, or portion(s) thereof, as subdivided by the Director of Real Property Tax Services, to be sold pursuant to the provisions of Section Two of this Local Law.  The effect of this enactment will be to allow the sale of the property and for the property, and/or portions thereof, to be sold at fair and adequate consideration to the party or parties making the offer deemed in the County’s best interests by the Legislature.

SECTION TWO. Sale to Highest Bidder After Advertisement Not Required.

The Central Orange Development Area, and/or any portion or portions thereof, shall be sold for fair and adequate consideration to the party or parties presenting the offer(s) deemed in the best interests of the County by Resolution of the County Legislature. Sale to the party or parties making the highest bid for the Central Orange Development Area, or portion(s) thereof is not required.

SECTION THREE. Supercedure of New York State County Law Section 215(6).

This Local Law shall supersede New York State County Law Section 215(6) to the extent that it is inconsistent therewith.

SECTION FOUR. Effective Date.

This Local Law shall take effect as provided by the New York State Municipal Home Rule

Law and upon the completion of the requisite filings and procedures.

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