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ENB - Region 3 Notices 6/24/2009

Negative Declaration

Rockland County - The Rockland County Sewer District No. 1, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village and Town Sewer Extension Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposal by the Rockland County Sewer District No. 1 for six pipe realignments as a modification to the Village and Town Sewer Extension project. A Full Environmental Assessment SEQR form was completed as part of a review for all of the Village and Town Sewer Projects and a Negative Declaration was declared on February 5, 2001 and reaffirmed on June 22, 2009. Those sewers were to be constructed almost entirely within streets and there was no impact on archeology or endangered species along those routes. Subsequent to that review, sewers have been added to various easements. Some of the new assessments are located outside of previously paved areas and will be constructed in wooded areas or fields. These additional easements are in the Town of Ramapo and the Town of Clarkstown in the following locations:

1. Behind the houses on Ridge Road in New City.
2. Behind and in front of houses on Route 45 in Pomona.
3. Stream crossings between South Dogwood Road and Conklin Road in Pomona.
4. Stream crossings between North Dogwood Road and Buena Vista Road in Pomona and in New City.
5. Strean crossings on Brook Road in New City.
6. Between Denver Drive and Little Tor Road in New City.

The original Full Environmental Assessment Form was amended on May 26, 2009. This relocation has created the potential for possible impacts in two identified areas of archeological concerns and the stream crossings of NJ-1-12-5-3 C-t. All archealogical findings were avoided. All stream crossings in 3, 4 and 5 above are within the roadways and passing under culverts so that no disturbance to stream bed or banks occurs. The sewer line is away from the stream in 6 above so no disturbance to stream bed of banks occur. The project is located in the Town of Clarkstown and Ramapo in the New City Pomona areas of Rockland County, New York.

Contact: Dianne T. Phillips, Rockland County, 4 Route 340, Orangeburg, NY 10962, Phone: (845) 365-6111, E-mail: phillippd@co.rockland.ny.us.

Positive Declaration

Ulster County - The Town Board of the Town of Lloyd, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Highland Square Petition for Rezoning may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the receipt of a petition for a zoning amendment by DES Development LLC as agent for property owner John Berean for rezoning of a site known as "Highland Square," from Design Business to a Planned Unit Development District. The Declaration to be Lead Agency and Positive Declaration is located at: http://townoflloyd.com/pages/Legal_Notices.php. The project is located at the northwest corner of Route 299 and Route 9W in the Town of Lloyd, New York.

Contact: Raymond Constantino, Town of Lloyd, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528, Phone: (845) 691-2144, E-mail: rcostantino@townoflloyd.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of LaGrange Planning, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed LaGrange Town Center. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 9, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vail Farm Elementary School, 1659 East Noxon Road, LaGrangeville, New York 12540. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 18, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. An electronic version of the DEIS is available for downloading or viewing at http://lagrangetowncenter.com/.

The action involves a Mixed Use Project, to be served by public water and sewer on a 193 ± acre site, located in the Town Center-Business and Town Center-Residential Zoning Districts. Present plans include 608 residential units, 106,378 square feet of retail/commercial, approximately 31,133 square feet of office, approximately 43,032 square feet of civic and recreation space, a hotel, and a restaurant. The project is located west of the Taconic State Parkway and has boundaries fronting along the south side of Route 55, the east side of Lauer Road, and the north side of Todd Hill Road in the Town of LaGrange, New York.

Contact: Eileen Mang, Town of LaGrange, 120 Stringham Road, LaGrangeville, NY 12540, Phone: (845) 452-8562.

Westchester County - The Town of Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Revised Comprehensive Plan and Related Zoning Amendments. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on July 7, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lakeside at Osceola aka Osceola Beach, 399 East Main Street, Jefferson Valley NY 10535; if bad weather, 363 Underhill, Yorktown NY (check Town website: www.yorktownny.org on 7/7/09 for location). Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until July 21, 2009. A hard copy of the DEIS is available at the following locations: Town Clerk's Office, Planning Department Office and the John C. Hart Memorial Library. The online version of the DEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.yorktownny.org.

The action involves the adoption of a Revised Comprehensive Plan and related zoning amendments outlining a vision for the Town for the next 20 years. The Plan includes policy recommendations for land use, housing, parks and recreation, town and community services, utilities and infrastructure. Recommendations for improving traffic flow and traffic calming options are also detailed as are opportunities for protecting and enhancing neighborhood community character, scenic, historic and natural resource protection. Examples of policy recommendations include the development of conservation overlay districts to protect natural and scenic resources, improvements to environmental protection ordinances, update of the Town Recreation Plan, goals and techniques for historic preservation, expansion of senior and youth programs to respond to changing demographics, expansion of library space and services, specific improvements to intersections. The Plan also offers details for improving and enhancing the five business hamlets of Shrub Oak, Mohegan Lake, Jefferson Valley, Crompond (Route 202 corridor) and Yorktown Heights. Consistent with the land use recommendations, the proposed action also puts forth rezonings for commercial, office and residential zones. The changes to the commercial zones consist of renaming some of the zones to accurately reflect their uses. There are also changes to the allowed and accessory uses in the commercial zones. Rezoning of all large lot, contiguous residentially zoned parcels throughout Town to reduce density is proposed. Also proposed are overlay districts (called design districts) to enhance development and/or redevelopment of areas through carefully designed mini-master plans. Overall, the proposed action will not have significant adverse impacts that cannot be avoided or mitigated. The project is located throughout the Town of Yorktown, New York.

Contact: John Tegeder, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Phone: (914) 962-6565, E-mail: jtegeder@yorktownny.org.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Dutchess County - The Town of Pleasant Valley Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Taconic Homes Development. A hard copy of the FEIS is available at the following locations: The Town of Pleasant Valley Library and the Town of Pleasant Valley Clerk's office and online at: www.pleasantvalley-ny.gov/planning-board. The action involves the development of a 252 unit condominium complex to be known as Taconic Homes, of which 24 units will be provided as affordable housing units. The development will include 180 two bedroom units and 72 three bedroom units. For the use of the residents there will be a swimming pool, a tennis court, several tot lots, a clubhouse, a pedestrian path system linking the residential clusters to the central recreation/community center area and a nature trail. A total of 630 off street parking spaces will be provided of which 368 will be in garages and 262 in paved aprons adjacent to the garage and within cut outs along development roads. The development will have its own on-site wells which will provide for its domestic water needs and will have its own on-site sanitary sewage treatment plant. Solid waste disposal will be by private carter. The applicant will initially provide all required project infrastructure. After sale of condominium units, the condominium corporation (to be established) will be fully responsible for ownership, maintenance and operation of the on-site infrastructure. The project is located on two parcels, totaling approximately 76 acres in size and will be accessed from the southerly side of Route 44, immediately to the east of its intersection with the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Pleasant Valley, New York.

Contact: Helen Dickerson, Town of Pleasant Valley Planning Board, 1554 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, Phone: (845) 635-8395.

Sullivan County - The Town of Bethel Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Local Law #1 to amend the Zoning Code, Zoning Map and District Regulations. A hard copy of the FEIS is available at Town of Bethel Town Hall, 3454 Route 55, White Lake, NY 12786 and on-line at: www.town.bethel.ny.us. The action involves the amendment to Chapter 345 "Zoning" of the Town Code to fully implement the intent of the Town's Comprehensive Plan. The lead agency conducted a public hearing on April 15, 2009 and continued on May 1, 2009. The public comment period has closed. The project is located throughout the Town of Bethel, New York.

Contact: Daniel Sturm, Town of Bethel, 3454 Route 55, P.O. Box 300, White Lake, NY 12786, Phone: (845) 583-4350 ext. 12.

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