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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 449

February Session, 2018

 

LCO No. 2274

 

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Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DISPOSITION OF THE FORMER SEASIDE SANATORIUM FACILITY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) Not later than September 1, 2018, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection shall consult with the Commissioner of Administrative Services, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the chief elected official of the town of Waterford in order to develop and issue a request for information for uses for the former Seaside Sanatorium facility in the town of Waterford. Any such request for information shall, at a minimum, require that responses to such request provide for the repair and preservation of any seawall on said property in order to allow for public access to not less than one hundred feet landward from the shoreline for the full length of the coastal frontage of said property. Following the receipt of such responses, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the chief elected official of the town of Waterford shall review such responses and determine whether to receive presentations from any such respondents. Not later than ninety days following the last of such presentations or the determination to not receive presentations, whichever is later, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the chief elected official of the town of Waterford shall determine the highest and best use for such property. Following such determination, the Commissioner of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Commissioner of Administrative Services, the Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management and the chief elected official of the town of Waterford shall develop a request for proposals based upon such highest and best use and submit such request for proposals to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to the environment and state properties for approval.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require the issuance of a request for information in order to learn what the highest and best use for the former Seaside Sanatorium facility is while preserving public access to the shoreline area of such property.

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