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ENB - Region 1 Notices 7/29/2009

Public Notice

Village of Garden City Award of Municipal Solid Waste Contract to Covanta Hempstead Company

On July 16, 2009, the Incorporated Village of Garden City awarded a contract to Covanta Hempstead Company pursuant to Section 120-w of the general municipal law for the disposal of municipal solid waste. The validity of this contract or the procedures which led to its award may be hereafter contested only by action, suit or proceeding commenced within sixty days after the date of this notice and only upon the ground or grounds that: (1) such award or procedure was not authorized pursuant to that section, or (2) any of the provisions of that section which should be complied with at the date of this publication have not been substantially complied with, or (3) a conflict of interest can be shown in the manner in which the contract was awarded; or by action, suit or proceeding commenced on the grounds that such contract was awarded in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

Contact: Brian S. Ridgway, Incorporated Village of Garden City, 351 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530, Phone: (516) 465-4051, Fax: (516) 742-5223.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Nassau County - The Town of Hempstead Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Creation of a Planned Development District, Change of Zone, and Approval of a Conceptual Master Plan. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on August 4, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus of Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. Written comments on the Draft GEIS will be accepted until August 17, 2009. A hard copy of the Draft GEIS is available at the following locations: Office of the Town Clerk, Hempstead Public Library, East Meadow Public Library, Garden City Public Library, Uniondale Public Library. The online version of the Draft GEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: www.TOH.LI. The action involves the creation of a Planned Development District (PDD), a change of zone in connection with the redevelopment of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum site and other adjacent properties from the B Residence District, Mitchel Field Hotel District, Mitchel Field Office District and Mitchel Field Office II District to the proposed PDD, and approval of a Conceptual Master Plan for the Lighthouse at Long Island.

The rezoning is for the purpose of constructing a new mixed-use community, offering sports and entertainment facilities (centered around an upgraded and renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum), residential, hotel, retail, office and open space land uses, as well as off-street parking and other site improvements with the following development program:

• Nassau Coliseum upgrade and renovation: 1,203,000 square feet (416,000 square feet existing);
• Hotels: 917 rooms (617 rooms existing);
• Convention facilities: 200,000 square feet (82,000 square feet existing);
• Office space: 2,636,254 square feet (1,636,254 square feet existing);
• Retail space: 500,000 square feet;
• Residential: 2,306 dwelling units.

The project is located on the north and south sides of Hempstead Turnpike, East of Earl Ovington Boulevard in the Town of Hempstead, New York.

Contact: Joseph J. Ra, Town of Hempstead, Hempstead Town Hall, 1 Washington Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, Phone: (516) 489-5000, ext. 3188, E-mail: josera@tohmail.org.

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