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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/26/2008

Public Notice

Fact Sheet

Brownfield Cleanup Program

Site Name: Granite Pointe Subdivisions (portions)

Site No.: C360107

Site Address: 144 Route 118, Somers, NY 10589

County: Westchester

Requestor: Suelain Realty

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) administers the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) pursuant to State Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) §27-1400 et seq. The BCP was created to encourage the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties known as brownfields. The requestor (named above) has submitted a BCP application asking that this site be admitted into the BCP.

NYS DEC will accept public comments concerning the application. A copy of the application and other appropriate documents (application package) is available in the site document repository located at the address indicated below.

Please note that the application package includes a Remedial Action Work Plan which describes how the contamination related to the site will be addressed. A Final Remedial Work Plan describes how the site cleanup will proceed.

NYS DEC will review the application package and public comments received and then make a determination on the eligibility of the application.

Comments should be submitted by January 10, 2009 to:

Randy Whitcher
NYS DEC
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7014

Repository address:

Somers Public Library
Attention: Pat Miller
Box 443
Somers, NY 10589


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Village of Millbrook Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Blumenthal-Brickman Associates Bennett College Redevelopment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the approval to authorize the platting of 91 residential lots and 11 buffer, open space and right-of-way parcels, the installation of related site improvements and amenities, and the construction and occupancy of 82 duplex units and 9 single family homes, as a Conservation Density Development (CDD) on a combined 27.6 acre parcel within the Bennett Campus Development (BCD) District, the BCD District having been established by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Millbrook through adoption of Local Law No. 1 of the Year 2005, and the proposed development being a type of PUD design as authorized by special permit within the BCD District and hereafter-cited as "the Bennett College Redevelopment".

The Proposed Action includes the conduct of demolition, relocation and removal activities required to ready the site, formerly being the principal portion of the long-defunct Bennett College Campus, for the proposed Bennett College Redevelopment and the issuance of all permits, approvals and compliance determinations required by other involved agencies to authorize both the demolition, relocation and removals and the proposed redevelopment, including but not limited to those permits, approvals and compliance determinations required to carry out proposed vehicular and/or pedestrian access arrangements, storm water management facilities, provision of central water and sewer facilities and franchise utility installations. The project is located on the northeast of the intersection of NYS Route 44/82 with CR 343, Incorporated Village of Millbrook, Town of Washington, New York.

Contact: Linda Roberts, Village of Millbrook Planning Board, 35 Merritt Avenue, P.O. Box 349, Millbrook, NY 12545, Phone: (845) 677-6030.


Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Red Hook as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Red Hook Communications Facility will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the collocation at the Town of Red Hook water tank and communications facility located on lands owned by the Town of Red Hook. In general, the collocation will consist of the following: A tower extension of 10 foot to the existing 163 foot monopole for a total height of 173 foot tall, six (6) panel antennas mounted on the monopole at a height of 171 foot; GPS unit; equipment cabinets placed in a 20 foot x 20 foot lease area within and adjacent to the existing compound and all related ground equipment and utility services (power and telephone). The project is located at 113 Kelly Road in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Sue Crane, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4600.


Orange County - The Village of Tuxedo Park Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Introductory Local Law 6 of 2008 amending Chapter 70 (Peace and Good Order) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an amendment to Chapter 70: Peace and Good Order. The amendment would restrict activities that create noise beyond the property line, and modify the timing of normal property maintenance, to better ensure that such noise generating activities might be done in a manner and at such times so as to better maintain the peace and good order of the Village. The project is located in the Village of Tuxedo Park, New York.

Contact: Houston Stebbins, Village of Tuxedo Park, Tuxedo Park Town Hall, 80 Lorillard Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, Phone: (845) 351-4745.


Westchester County - The Mamaroneck Union Free School District Board of Education, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mamaroneck Union Free School District Renovation/Reconstruction of Buildings and Fields will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation and/or reconstruction of improvements to all School District Buildings of the Mamaroneck Union Free School District, some field and playground renovations and reconstruction, including some artificial infill turf, some parking area repaving, reconfiguration and expansion, and on-site circulation modifications. Out of the total 52.5 acres of school property on six individual school sites, the schools to experience disturbance and reconstruction total 40.5 acres. The schools within the district are located within the three separate municipalities of the Village of Larchmont, the Village of Mamaroneck and the Town of Mamaroneck, New York.

Contact: Meryl Rubenstein, Mamaroneck Union Free School District, 1000 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, Phone: (914) 220-3040, E-mail: rubinstein@mamkschools.org.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Heritage Park, LLC Development Master Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted December 17, 2008. A public scoping session will be held on December 3, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Poughkeepsie Town Hall, One Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. The action involves the proposal by the applicant, Hudson Heritage Park, LLC, to develop a mixed use pedestrian oriented residential and commercial development on an approximately 156 acre site. Under the proposed full build out the project would include 750 single family, townhouse, and multifamily residential units, and approximately 100,000 square feet of office space, and 250,000 square feet of retail space. The Project would also preserve the approximately 18 acre "Great Lawn" as a centerpiece for the overall development, and would preserve for adaptive reuse the remaining portion of the National Landmark Building consisting of 269,099 ± square feet. The project is located on Hudson View Drive in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York at the former Poughkeepsie Psychiatric Center site located on Route 9 opposite Marist College.

Contact: Patricia Myer, Town of Poughkeepsie, Town Hall, One Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, Phone: (845) 485-3607, E-mail: pmyers@townofpoughkeepsie-ny.gov.


Positive Declaration

Sullivan County - The Town of Fallsburg Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed RALHAL Site Plan and Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the approval of the Site Plan and Subdivision for a mixed use multi-phase primarily residential development on approximately 230 acres in the REC-1 zoning district. Uses proposed include 245 primarily seasonal occupancy duplex dwelling units and accessory recreation facilities, and retention of the existing Raleigh Hotel of 230 rooms with its accessory recreation facilities. The residential units will be located in four clusters, each with community facilities including pools, tennis courts and a multi-purpose building. A small portion of the property is in the Town of Thompson. No new residential development is proposed there. The project is located along the north side of Heiden Road, extending to Park House Road (also known as Fred Road) in the Hamlet of South Fallsburg, Town of Fallsburg, New York.

Contact: Allen Frishman, Town of Fallsburg, Town Hall, 5250 Main Street, South Fallsburg, NY 12779, Phone: (845) 434-8811, ext 301.



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