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Wambat Realty Corp. v. State

ELR Citation: 6 ELR 20131
78 N.Y.S.2d 912/85 Misc. 2d 489, (N.Y. Sup. Ct., 12/31/1975)

The New York Supreme Court for Essex County grants summary judgment to the defendants in an action seeking to declare the Adirondack Park Agency Act in violation of New York constitutional and statutory provisions guaranteeing local governments the power to enact local zoning regulations and perform local comprehensive planning. The park is a matter of state, national and international concern. In recognition of these super-local interests, the Act properly created state policy for the conservation and use of the park. The affairs of government of any local municipality cannot justifiably frustrate the management of the six million acres of land under the Act. The Act is a general law which applies to all local governments and transcends the powers constitutionally reserved exclusively to local governments. Pertinent New York state statutory and constitutional provisions are available from ELR (7 pp. $2.00, ELR Order No. M-1006). See also digest entries in this case, ELR Dig. [372], ELR 65288.

Counsel for Plaintiff
Bradford H. Brinton
Front Street
Keeseville, NY 12944
(518) 834-7900

Counsel for Defendants
Louis J. Lefkowitz, Attorney General
Stanley Fishman
Murray Susswein
The Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-2121