N.Y. Canal Law Section 56
Conditions and terms of leases

Leases for canal lands, canal terminals and canal terminal lands shall include:


the period of time for such leases, provided that the initial term of such leases may not exceed forty years, and renewals of such leases may not exceed an additional forty years beyond such initial terms;


requirements that the lessee take no actions or construct no improvements that will interfere with navigation, except that if the corporation determines that any potential adverse interference with navigation can be reasonably mitigated, the corporation shall include in the lease such requirements as may be necessary to effectuate mitigation of impediments to navigation;


proper covenants to assure the payment of adequate consideration for the interests leased, and to further protect the state and the corporation as is deemed necessary by the corporation;


provisions requiring that payments on the lease shall be paid to the corporation;


provisions relating to public access, where feasible, to lands and waters of the canal system; provided however that the corporation may require that public access be restricted in those cases where the corporation determines that public safety will be served by such restriction;


provisions providing a right of entry for commission and corporation members and personnel and equipment for canal purposes; and


such other terms as the corporation shall determine are necessary and appropriate for the implementation of this article and the preservation of the state’s interest in the canal system.

Source: Section 56 — Conditions and terms of leases, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/CAL/56 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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