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GREENBURGH TOWN BOARD APPROVES ANOTHER OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION FOR $1- FROM COUNTY
Release Date: February 08, 2012
The Greenburgh Town Board approved the acquisition of property on Old Sprain Road for $1 to be used in perpetuity for park and recreation purposes. We have been discussing this acquisition for many years with the county. This is surplus county land. Special thanks to Frank Jazzo, Town Historian for leading the effort to acquire this new open space addition.
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TOWN SUPERVISOR TO EXECUTE A DEED CONVEYING TO THE TOWN A PORTION OF “PARCEL Q,” WHICH IS SURPLUS WESTCHESTER COUNTY PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE TERMINUS OF OLD SPRAIN ROAD IN THE TOWN, FOR $1.00, TO BE USED IN PERPETUITY FOR PARK AND RECREATIONAL PURPOSES
WHEREAS, the County of Westchester owns a surplus parcel of land known as “Parcel Q,” partially located in the Town of Greenburgh at the terminus of Old Sprain Road; and
WHEREAS, the County of Westchester has offered to sell to the Town that portion of Parcel Q situated in Town of Greenburgh, for $1.00, to be preserved as open space in perpetuity; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh is desirous of obtaining the surplus land for historical and recreational purposes as well as for the planning and development of Greenway-designed trailways between the southernmost point of McDowell Park and the terminus of Old Sprain Road;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor to execute a deed acquiring 45,877 sq. ft. of surplus Parcel Q located in Unincorporated Greenburgh, at the terminus of Old Sprain Road, shown as Parcel B on the attached Map of Lands dated 11/8/2010, from the County of Westchester, for $1.00, to be used in perpetuity for park and recreational purposes.
THE FOLLOWING MEMO WAS WRITTEN BY ARDSLEY VILLAGE MANAGER GEORGE CALVI TWO YEARS AGO...
From: George Calvi <ardsleymanager@...>
Subject: [Ardsley-Village] Parcel Q Acquisition Approved
To: "Ardsley-Village@yahoogroups. com" <Ardsley-Village@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010, 11:35 PM
This evening the Village Board was asked to approve a resolution for the
acquisition of Parcel Q-A. Parcel Q is an odd shaped plot of land at the
terminus of Old Spain Road, a dead end off Underhill Road. It is owned by
the County of Westchester and was declared surplus several years ago.
Partially because it straddles the border between the Village of Ardsley and
the Town of Greenburgh, and partially because it was difficult at times to
determine its exact boundaries negotiations have dragged on for a few years.
Tonight I am happy to say that all differences have been resolved with the
partition of the property into three lots: Parcel Q-A being offered to the
Village, Parcel Q-B being offered to the Town of Greenburgh, and Parcel Q-C
being sold to an adjacent homeowner. The sales price to the Village is
$1.00. Long-term plans for the government-owned portions is for the
development of an historic trail-way for when monies becomes available again
for such things in better economic times which would be a joint effort
between the Town of Greenburgh and the Village of Ardsley. I personally
wish to thank Mayor Leon, Trustee Nardecchia, Trustee Levine, and Town
Historian Frank Jazzo who never lost faith in this project.
Ardsley Village Manager