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ENB - Region 7 Notices

Public Notice



Notice of Public Meeting

Cheneango County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Region 7 Sherburne office will hold a public meeting on September 26, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Coventry Town Hall, located at 1839 State Highway 235, Coventry, to accept public comment on the Draft Chenango Trail Unit Management Plan.
The meeting is open to the public. Persons are encouraged to attend to express their opinion on the management objectives outlined in the draft plan.

Those unable to attend the meeting may write, phone or e-mail the Region 7 Forestry office in Sherburne with their comments on the plan. Copies of the plan are posted on the DEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22570.html. One may also view the plan at the Sherburne office. Comments on the plan will be accepted until October 26, 2007. The Forestry office is located at 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460-4507, Phone: (607) 674-4036: E-mail: Info.R7@dec.ny.gov.

The Chenango Trail Unit Management Plan covers 5,446 acres of land in the Town of Coventry in Chenango County. The small villages of Greene, Oxford, Bainbridge and Afton are located on the perimeter of the unit. Properties included in the unit are: Coventry State Forest, Bobell Hill State Forest, Beaver Flow State Forest, Bumps Creek State Forest, and Oak Ridge State Forest.

The Unit Management Plan (UMP) address such issues as recreation, timber management, the watershed, wildlife, mineral resources, accessibility, biodiversity, and public information. The plan identifies goals and objectives for multiple-use management, sustainable forestry, conservation of biological diversity, and engagement of the public in the management of these State forests. Interaction with the community will be encouraged through communication with outdoor activity clubs and implementation of the Adopt-A-Natural Resource program. Public use and recreational opportunities will be offered through several proposals in the plan.

Contact: Andrew Goeller, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460-4507, Phone: (607) 674-4036.


Notice of Public Meeting

Cheneango County

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Region 7 Sherburne office will hold a public meeting on October 3, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the McDonough Town Hall, located at the intersection of State Highway 220 and Chenango County Highway 5 in the hamlet of McDonough, to accept public comment on the Five Streams Draft Unit Management Plan.
The meeting is open to the public. Persons are encouraged to attend to express their opinion on the management objectives outlined in the draft plan.

Those unable to attend the meeting may write, phone or E-mail the Region 7 Forestry office in Sherburne with their comments on the plan. Copies of the draft plan are on reserve at the Oxford, Norwich, and Cincinnatus Public Libraries, and DEC offices in Sherburne and Cortland. The plan is also posted on theDEC's website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/34460.html. Comments on the plan will be accepted until December 1, 2007. The Forestry office is located at 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460-4507, Phone: (607) 674-4036, E-mail: gxowens@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

The Five Streams unit consists of 9,634 acres of state land in the Towns of German, McDonough, Pharsalia, Pitcher and Smithville and includes Red Brook, Balsam Swamp and Five Streams State Forests. The final plan will guide management activities on the forests within the unit for the next 20 years by defining goals and objectives for biodiversity conservation, timber and natural gas production, public recreation and cooperative forest management.

Management plan actions will foster the development of diverse ecological conditions, maintain landscape connectivity and protect 3,048 acres of wetlands, riparian zones, natural areas and steep slopes where timber harvesting, road construction and recreational developments are restricted.

Public use and recreation opportunities will be enhanced by improving access at existing recreational facilities and establishing new access at two locations. The public campground, boat launch and day use area at Balsam Pond will be upgraded to improve safety, protect water quality and provide accessability for people with disabilities. Access for people with disabilities will be established into the Seymour farm site to raise awareness about local cultural history and to provide opportunities for wildlife viewing. A motorized access trail for the mobility impaired will be established on Balsam Swamp State Forest to replace a poorly drained trail on Red Brook State Forest.

Contact: Greg Owens, 2715 State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY 13460-4507, Phone: (607) 674-4036.


Negative Declaration

Oswego County - The Town of Constantia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Constania Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the the installlation of approximately four (4) miles of new 16-inch ductile iron water main, eight (8) miles of new 12-inch ductile iron water main, and ten (10) miles of new ductile iron water main. A new 500,000 gallon water storage tank will also be constructed to provide adequate storage and fire protection for the users within the proposed Constantia Water District. The water mains will generally be located along NYS Route 49, Avery Road, Doris Park Drive, Lakeshore Road, 1st Avenue, Frederick Street, Redfield Street, Mill Street, Hillside Drive, Tannery Road, Hatchery Road, Knapp Road, Parmley Drive, Kibble Lake Road, Sunset Bay Road, Lakeview Drive, Dakin Road, Ackerman Road, Fawn Road, Youman Road, Whipoorwill Road, Shacksbush Road, and Nicholsville Road in the Town of Constantia, New York.

Contact: Ronald Sakonyi, Town of Constantia, 14 Frederick Street, Constantia, NY 13044, Phone: (315) 623-7771.




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