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Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Kirkwood Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Ordinance Map Amendment to add Composting District and provisions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the various revisions to Town of Kirkwood Zoning Ordinance regarding composting. The project is located town wide in Agricultural-Rural/Residence Districts in the Town of Kirkwood, New York.

Contact: Gordon E. Kniffen, Town of Kirkwood, Joseph A. Griffin Town Hall, 70 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood, NY 13795, Phone: (607) 775-1370, E-mail: Gordi@townofkirkwood.org.


Cayuga County - The Town of Sennett Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Carroll Equipment PDD will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of approximately 65 acres of land located in the Town of Sennett into a PDD District, and the associated site plan review of all aspects of the development of commercial buildings and other improvements in three separate phases over a 10 year period. The project is located on the northwest corner of Route 5 and Jericho Road in the Town of Sennett, New York.

Contact: Penelope Dennis, Town of Sennett Planning Board, Phone: (315) 253-3712, E-mail: senclerk@centralny.twcbc.com.


Chenango County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Prescribed Fire on 50 Acres of Chenango RA # 38, Hunts Pond State Forest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed surface fire on 50 acres which will be conducted to consume grass and brush species in the months of March, April, or September. The 50 acre treatment area consists of 11 different grass fields (burn units), ranging in size from 1 to 25 acres. The Hunts Pond Prescribed Fire Plan has been written for the 10 year period of 2008 through 2017. Each of the burn units is scheduled to be treated on a tri-annual basis. The implementation of the treatment is largely dependent upon weather and available personnel. None of the burn units will be treated with prescribed fire more frequently than once every three years. The fire is intended to rejuvenate grass species and to reduce the amount of encroaching brush. This will improve the quality of the grassland habitat for bird species. These grass fields are being managed under the approved Chenangadilla Management Plan. The maintenance of these grass fields is important to the goal of biodiversity expressed in the plan. The project is located on Hunts Pond Road in the Town of New Berlin, New York.

Contact: Andrew Goeller, NYS DEC Region 7 Sub-Office, 2715 Route 80, Sherburne, NY 13460, Phone: (607) 674-4036.


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