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ENB - Region 3 Notices 1/21/2009

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Wappinger Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adams Fairacre Farms - Application for the Site Plan, Subdivision Plat and Wetlands Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Adams Fairacre Farms site plan, subdivision plat and wetland permit approvals to construct a 74,742 square foot facility, including grocery store and garden center, tropical green house, poly house, shade house, outdoor nursery and offices. The subject property is situated on 12.85 acres, which is comprised of four properties: Parcel A, B, C and D. Parcel A consists of 8.78 acres and is located on the southern portion of the proposed site and in the HD zoning district. Parcels B (3.54 acres), C (0.27 acres) and D (0.23 acres) are located on the northern portion of the proposed site in the HB zoning district. Parcel D (0.23 acres) is land that is proposed to be acquired from the Town of Wappinger. The project is located on the east side of Route 9 north of MacFarland Road and south of Old Hopewell Road in the Town of Wappinger, New York.

Contact: Barbara Roberti, Town of Wappinger, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 297-1373.


Positive Declaration

Dutchess County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kinlan Mine may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the expansion of the existing 38 acre above groundwater sand and gravel mine to include the mining of sand and gravel from above and below groundwater on approximately 141 aces on a 241 acre property owned by the applicant. Reclamation of the affected area will be predominantly open water (98 acre lake) with average depths of 34 feet. The remainder of the site will be steep slopes and NYS regulated wetland. Material processing will occur at various locations onsite in the form of wet washing and part time crushing. The project is located on the west side of White School House Road, approximately 3,000 feet south of Route 208 in the Town of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: John W. Petronella, Region 3 Headquarters, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1620, Phone: (845) 256-3050.



Dutchess County
- The Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 143 of the Code of the Town of Red Hook entitled Zoning, Chapter 120 of the Code of the Town of Red Hook entitled Subdivision of Land, and the Comprehensive Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves amendments to the Town of Red Hook Zoning Law, Subdivision Law and Comprehensive Plan to implement the proposed Centers and Greenspaces Plan. The amendments will create two new zoning districts (the Agricultural Business District and the Traditional Neighborhood Development District), and will replace the Town's existing cluster regulations with provisions for conservation subdivisions, designed to more concertedly preserve the natural and scenic qualities of open space. The amendments will also add a new section on open space incentive zoning, in addition to other incidental changes necessitated by these amendments. In order to encourage village-scale density within the Traditional Neighborhood Development District, the law eliminates the density bonus for provision of central water in the R1 and R1.5 Districts. The amendments are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of Town residents and to bring the Town's Zoning Law and Subdivision Law into conformance with the Town's Comprehensive Plan, Greenway Connections: Greenway Compact Program and Guides for Dutchess County Communities pursuant to Chapter 17-3 of the Town Code, and with recent changes to New York State Town Law. The project is located throughout the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Sue McCann, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4600, E-mail: smccann@redhook.org.



Sullivan County
- The Village of Bloomingburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Villages of Chestnut Ridge may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction and operation of a mixed use complex consisting of several clusters of single family residences, patio homes, townhomes and recreational amenities on a 198.3 acre site. The project may include construction of a nine hole golf course with a clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, meeting rooms and restaurant. The site will be served by an extension of the public sewer and a new water system will be developed to serve the site. The project is located on Winterton Road in Bloomingburg, New York.

Contact: Mark Berentsen, Village of Bloomingburg, P.O. Box 241, 13 North Road, Bloomingburg, NY 12721, Phone: (845) 733-1400.


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