Two bills that would set aside Schenectady parkland — in one case for a new Boys & Girls and in another, a new pump station — have passed the state Senate.
The first bill (S.6642) would alienate 1.35 acres of Quackenbush Park for the new Schenectady Boys and Girls Club facility, which would serve children in the Mont Pleasant and Hamilton Hill neighborhoods, said Sen. Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, who sponsored both pieces of legislation.
The other (S.6642) would help the city replace a sewage pump station damaged in 2011 by Hurricane Irene by allowing it to set aside 0.5 acres of Riverside Park for development.
Both bills still need to pass the Assembly before they can be signed into law. They are currently in the Committee on Cities.
Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, is sponsoring the Boys & Girls Club bill while Assemblyman Phil Steck, D-Colonie, is sponsoring the pump station legislation.
The City Council passed the required home rule legislation for both actions earlier this week.