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ENB - Region 9 Notices 3/11/2009

Negative Declaration

(Correction of addresses in project locations.)

Chautauqua County - The Dunkirk City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Dunkirk City School District EXCEL Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed capital project at Schools 3, 4, 5, and 7, the Middle School, and the High School to consist of various reconstruction and expansion items, replacement, repair, renovation and building upgrade work, asbestos abatement, and site work including bus drop-off lanes, parking and athletic facilities' improvements. Most items qualify as EXCEL improvements (health/safety, accessibility, energy, physical expansion, education technology).

New classrooms will be added with small additions at all schools except the Middle School and School 7. Classrooms, cafeterias, and bathrooms will replace auditoriums at Schools 3, 4, 5. Improvements at the High School will include a health classroom; renovated/expanded gym with new flooring, bleachers, partition; new auxiliary gym; new and renovated locker rooms; storage; and an entry. A maintenance/athletic storage building also will be constructed at the High School. Replacement/upgrade work at the schools will include plumbing, electrical, mechanical / HVAC upgrades and replacement/repairs to windows, doors, roofs, masonry (including preservation work at School 7), ceilings, lighting, and flooring. The project also includes technology, media, security, emergency power, lighting, alarms, communication systems and accessibility (lift, elevator, entries, casework) improvements. Site work upgrades include reconstruction of parking areas at several schools, extended parking area at the High School, construction of bus drop-off lanes, and playground and athletic facilities' improvements (synthetic turf field, drainage system, upgrades to field lighting, resurfaced track, new softball field with fill, dugouts, fencing, scoreboard).

The projects are located at the following:

Elementary School 3
742 Lamphere Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Elementary School 4
752 Central Avenue
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Elementary School 5
117 Brigham Road
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Elementary School 7
348 Lake Shore Drive East
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Dunkirk Middle School
525 Eagle Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Dunkirk Senior High School
75 West 6th Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Maintenance/Athletic Storage Building
(High School site)
75 West 6th Street
Dunkirk, NY 14048

Contact: Gary J. Cerne, Dunkirk City Schools, 620 Marauder Drive, Dunkirk, NY 14048, Phone: (716) 366-9300, E-mail: GCerne@dunkirk.wnyric.org.



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