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ENB - Region 3 Notices 9/2/2009

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Hyde Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Staatsburg Library Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of two rooms totaling approximately 1,040 square feet to Staatsburg Library. One room will be used as a children's room, consisting of approximately 426 square feet and will be added to the east side from the main library room. A patron's room of approximately 614 square feet will be added to the north of the main library room. The project is located at 70-72 Old Post Road in Staatsburg, New York.

Contact: Donna Knapp, Town of Hyde Park, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538, Phone: (845) 229-5111 ext. 2, E-mail: Planningsec@hydeoarkny.us.



Sullivan County - The Village of Woodbridge, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woodbridge Commons will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 106 unit residential development and associated improvements including: roadways, utility lines, and stormwater management basin. The project is located on Dairyland Road in the Village of Woodbridge, New York.

Contact: Diane Garritt, Village of Woodbridge, P.O. Box 655, Woodbridge, NY 12789, Phone: (845) 434-7855.


Sullivan County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NYS Route 17 over Neversink River PIN 906717 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adressing the functional condition of BIN 1013799 which carries NYS Route 17 over Neversink River and to improve this segment's standards to allow for designation of NYS Route 17 as Interstate 86. BIN 1013799 was built in 1953 and is now considered a priority deficient structure with a structural vulnerability rating of 1 (i.e. low condition rating and high traffic volumes). The bridge includes a Warren deck truss without redundant members. Existing travel lanes and shoulder widths are insufficient to meet future demands which may occur with potential commercial development. The overall accident rate for the project area is higher than the statewide average accident rate. The project is located on NYS Route 17 over the Neversink River in the Town of Thompson, New York.

Contact: Daniel Odigie, NYS DOT - Region 9, 44 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 772-7336.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft GEIS and Public Hearing

Rockland County - The Town of Clarkstown Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of the 2009 Town of Clarkstown Comprehensive Plan. A public hearing on the Draft GEIS will be held on September 22, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. A hard copy of the DGEIS is available at the following locations: Clarkstown Town Clerk, Nanuet Public Library, New City Library, West Nyack Free Library and the Valley Cottage Library. The online version of the DGEIS is available at the following publically accessible web site: http://www.town.clarkstown.ny.us/. Comments can be e-mailed to: getinvolved@town.clarkstown.ny.us.

The action involves the adoption of the 2009 Town of Clarkstown Comprehensive Plan which will serve as a guide for land use decisions in the Town. The Plan is organized around seven themes: Economic Development; Environmental Resources; Health, Safety & Welfare; Historic & Cultural Resources; Housing; Parks, Recreation & Open Space; and Transportation. The Plan has been designed to serve as a Generic Environmental Impact Statement under the provisions of the New York State Town Law Section 272 - a - 8. The Comprehensive Plan recommends changes to the Town policies, codes and zoning as well as calls for further analysis of land use along the Town's State roadway corridors and within hamlet centers. The project is located throughout the Town of Clarkstown, New York.

Contact: Jose Simoes, Town of Clarkstown, 10 Maple Avenue, Clarkstown, NY 10956, Phone: (845) 639-2070, E-mail: j_simoes@town.clarkstown.ny.us.


Notice of Acceptance of Final Generic EIS

Sullivan County - The Planning Board of the Town of Thompson, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rock Hill Town Center Development. Copies of the FEIS are available for public review during regular business hours at the Thompson Town Hall, 4042 Route 42, Monticello, NY 12701. The FEIS and associated DEIS can be reviewed online at the Town Thompson web site: http://www.townofthompson.com or at the FEIS preparer's website: www.timmillerassociates.com. Written comments will be accepted by the contact person listed below until September 8, 2009.

The action involves an as-of-right Residential Alternative development, which is a primarily residential subdivision and site plan designed in accordance with existing zoning. The proposed project, which would be built in three phases, would result in the construction of a total of 1,613 residential units and approximately 60,000 square feet of commercial space. Slightly more than ten percent or 168 units of the total residential units proposed would be age restricted, allowing adults 55 years of age and older to reside in these units. The residential development would consist of 217 single family dwellings, 1,012 townhome units, and 384 multifamily dwellings, totaling 1,613 dwelling units. The commercial portion of the proposed project would include the development of 60,000 square feet of neighborhood retail adjoining the Rock Hill hamlet at Exit 109 of NYS Route 17. The project is located north of Rock Hill Drive and west of Glen Wild Road in the unincorporated portion of the Town of Thompson, New York. The site is proximate to Exit 109 of NYS Route 17 (Quickway) and the Hamlet of Rock Hill. The project site falls in three zoning districts. The southern portion of the site with frontage along Rock Hill Road is zoned Highway Commercial (HC-2), the northern portion is Suburban Residential (SR) and the eastern portion along Glen Wild Road is Rural Residential (RR-1).

Contact: James Lyttle, Town of Thompson, Thompson Town Hall, 4042 Route 42, Monticello, NY 12701.



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