2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
Grand Cavern Park (language only)

Item 362 #11h

Item 362 #11h

Natural Resources
Conservation and Recreation, Department of

Page 406, line 42, after “F.”, insert “1”.
Page 406, line 53, after “available.”, insert:  
“2.  If the localities comprising the Upper Valley Regional Park Authority determine that (a) a transfer of the Grand Caverns Park to the Commonwealth is advisable and that (b) closure of facility until such time as funding becomes available for the Department of Conservation to upgrade of existing park facilities, purchase of additional land, and provide for the parks operations is available, then the Director, Department of Conservation and Recreation, shall accept the transfer of Grand Caverns Park as a gift of property to the department.”

(This amendment requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation to accept the Grand Caverns Park owned by the Upper Valley Regional Park Authority as a gift of real property to the Commonwealth conditioned upon the Authority’s member localities determining that both the transfer of the park to DCR is advisable and that Grand Caverns Park may be closed until such time as the Commonwealth provides funding to DCR for the costs of upgrading the park’s existing infrastructure, purchasing additional land necessary to meet minimum state park standards, and the costs of the park operations.)