Lansing Land Transfer Signed Into Law

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that Governor Paterson has signed legislation he sponsored and enacted that will allow the Town of Lansing to purchase 160 acres of land north of Route 34 B from New York State. The purchase of this land will allow Lansing to move forward with plans to develop a Town Center and business park on the land.”The Town of Lansing is one of the fastest growing communities in the Finger Lakes Region and this legislation will allow Lansing to move forwardand reach its goals for economic development,”” said Nozzolio.Tompkins County Legislator Mike Sigler said, “It’s great having someone so experienced in State Government like Mike who knew how to get this not just through the Senate, but to the Governor’s desk. It opens up options for Lansing that just weren’t available and now the destiny of Lansing is whereit should be, in the hands of those living in town. This is an example of what can get done when the town, county, and state communicate with one another.”Lansing Town Supervisor Scott Pinney said, “On behalf of the Town of Lansing, I thank Senator Nozzolio for his efforts in the lifting of restrictions on the land purchased by the Town in the early 1990’s. Thiswill allow Town Officials and the Town Center Committee to move forward with plans to develop this area for commercial and residential use, as wellas preserving a portion of the land for additional recreational purposes. This is important for the Town because it will ultimately enhance the tax base not only for Lansing, but Tompkins County as well, while allowing for the creation of new employment opportunities.””This legislation will remove a major impediment to growth in Lansing and allow it to make the best use of this land while maintaining its unique identity. It was a pleasure to work with the town, Scott Pinney and MikeSigler to enact this legislation,” concluded Senator Nozzolio.

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