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ENB - Region 6 Notices 7/22/2009

Public Notice

Adirondack Park Agency - Legislative Hearing

Date: Tuesday July 28, 2009

Place: Forestport Town Hall
12012 Woodhull Road,
Foresport, NY 13338

Time: Formal Meeting Beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Project No. 2008-0216

New York State Deprtment of Transportation (NYS DOT) PIN: 2018.60

Project Sponsors: New York State Department of Transportation (Region 2 - Utica) and National Grid

Location of Project: NYS Route 28, Oneida County: Town of Forestport and Herkimer County: Town of Webb

The project begins approximately 6 miles north of the intersection of Routes 12 and 28 in Alder Creek and terminates at the Moose River in McKeever for a total project length of approximately 10.3 miles. The project consists of a resurfacing section from the southerly limit of the project for a length of approximately 2 miles; a reconstruction section for approximately 2.5 miles through Woodgate and a portion of White Lake; a resurfacing section with minor widening for a length of approximately 1.5 miles through a portion of White Lake; and a resurfacing section for the remainder of the project for a length of approximately 4.5 miles through Otter Lake to the Moose River in the Town of Webb. There will be utility relocations throughout the reconstruction section to provide a minimum offset from the edge of travel lane of 16 feet. There will be additional isolated utility pole relocations within the resurfacing sections to provide the same 16 foot offset.

Purpose of Meeting: This is an informal legislative hearing conducted by the Adirondack Park Agency pursuant to APA Act section 804(6) to receive public comment on the proposed project. The hearing will include introductory presentations on the project design by the NYS Department of Transportation and National Grid. Agency Board Members and Designees may be present to hear the public comments. Agency staff will take notes on the public comment. Comments may be submitted by verbal statements during the hearing or by submitting a written statement. The Agency Board will make its decision on the project at one of its monthly meetings at some time in the near future.

Goal of the Meeting: To allow the public to express concerns regarding this proposed project and how it may positively or negatively impact individual properties or the community.

Meeting Format: NYS DOT, National Grid and APA personnel will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., prior to the formal presentation, to address any questions or concerns that individuals may have about the design of the project or the APA permitting process. At 6:15 p.m. APA Deputy Director Mark Sengenberger will commence the formal portion of the hearing. He will introduce NYS DOT and National Grid personnel who will make brief presentations concerning the project objectives, scope, schedule and cost. During the presentations, the public will be allowed to ask questions for clarification purposes only. Following the presentations, members of the public will be allowed to make brief verbal statements about the project. There will be a sign up sheet for any persons wishing to make public comment. In order to allow everyone to speak who wants to, comments will be limited to no more than 3 minutes in length and speakers will go in the order that they signed up. Members of the public can provide additional written comments to the Agency at or after the meeting. Town of Forestport and Town of Webb officials will be present and introduced at the meeting.

Contact: Mark Sengenberger, APA, P.O. Box 99, Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

Negative Declaration

Oneida County - The Town of Vienna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed North Shore Sewer District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a low pressure sewer system and wastewater treatment plant to serve properties on the North Shore of Oneida Lake. The project will extend from the west edge of the Hamlet of North Bay west to the western boundary of the Town of Vienna and from the north shore of Oneida Lake approximately 500 feet north of State Route 49. The new wastewater treatment plant will occupy a 10 acre site within the district near the hamlet of Jewell, New York.

Contact: Nicol Baker, Town of Vienna, 2093 State Route 49, P.O. Box 250, North Bay, NY 13123, Phone: (315) 245-2191.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Oneida County - The Town of New Hartford Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Study of the Southern Area of the Town of New Hartford. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on August 10, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ralph J. Perry-Junior High School, School Auditorium,9499 Weston Road, New Hartford, NY 13413. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 20, 2009. The action involves a study to include a detailed look at the cumulative impacts of potential development in the Southern area of the Town. The 15.2 square mile study area is predominantly residential with pockets of commercial development primarily in Washington Mills and Chadwicks. Forty-five percent (45%) of the land in the study area is designaled for agricultural use. The study includes measures to lessen environmental impacts and to finance improvements needed to prevent future impacts. lt also provides an inventory and analysis of the area's land uses, and its economic and demographic characteristics; geography, topography and soils; surface and ground water, and other physical charactenstics of the area. The study area is roughly bounded by the border of the Town of Paris to the south, Town of Frankfort border to the east, the Town of Kirkland border to the west and to the north by New Paris Road, Paris Road, Canterbury Road, Bolton Road, Hoffman Road, Croft Road, Thurston Boulevard, Higby Road, Valley View Road and Pleasant Street in the Town of New Hartford, New York.

Contact: Kurt L. Schwenzfeier, Town of New Hartfor, 111 New Hartford Street, New Hartford, NY 13413, Phone: (315) 724-4300, ext. 5, E-mail: KurtS@town.new-hartford.ny.us.

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