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ENB - Region 5 Notices 9/23/2009

Negative Declaration

Fulton County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 30 over Kennyetto Creek Bridge Replacement Project (PIN 2044.59) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reconstruction of the existing intersection of State Routes 29 and 30, as a two-lane roundabout. Route 30 will be widened to accommodate a two-way left-turn lane throughout the project limits. The addition of a new traffic signal at County Route 155 East and State Route 30 will be included. The project will also involve the replacement of the jack arch bridge over Kennyetto Creek. The bridge will be replaced on a new alignment utilizing stage construction. Sidewalk and gutter will be installed along the length of the project. Associated impacts to jurisdictional wetlands will be mitigated, and stormwater facilities will be constructed for the project between the FJ&G Trail and Route 29 East. There will also be a public road constructed approximately 100 meters north of the proposed roundabout on the east side. This public road will follow the same alignment of the existing drive, but will extend 100 feet beyond the existing pavement. The roadway will also be widened to 30 feet with the addition of sidewalk on the south side. This public road will be 100 meters in length and provide access to the business to the north and to the Fulton County Visitor's Center to the south. The project will result in one real estate acquisition in the northwest quadrant of Kennyetto Creek. Half of this property will be taken in fee to accommodate the widening of Route 30. As a result, a temporary easement was taken to remove the structure and associated fuel tanks on the property. Routes 29 and 30 are minor arterials on the surface transportation system. The project is scheduled for construction beginning in the spring of 2010. The project is located at Routes 29 and 30 in the Town of Mayfield, New York.

Contact: Michael Shamma, NYS DOT - Region 2, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2182, E-mail: mshamma@dot.state.ny.us.

Hamilton County - The Town of North Arietta Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Arietta Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Plan by the Town of Arietta. The Town developed a strategic vision that weaves together the changing economic conditions, the importance of preserving open space, and the needs and desires of a changing population. This Comprehensive Plan incorporates public input gathered throughout the planning process.

The Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC) held the 1st public hearing on the Draft Plan on June 13, 2009, and a 2nd public hearing on the Draft Plan on August 15, 2009. The Town Board held a public hearing on September 15, 2009 to adopt the Final Plan. Public comments received at the hearing and in writing were incorporated into the Final Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is available at: Town of Arietta Town Hall, P.O.Box 37, Piseco, NY 12139, and the Adirondack Community Education Center, Public Library, Route 8, Piseco, NY 12139. The project is located throughout the Town of Arietta, New York.

Contact: Richard A. Wilt, Town of Arietta, P.O. Box 37, Piseco, NY 12139, Phone: (518) 548-3415, E-mail: rick@townofarietta.com.

Washington County - The Easton Town Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Boudreau Minor Resubdivision # 7-09 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the resubdivision of a farm tract in the Washington County Agricultural (AG) District No. 3 for the purpose of creating one single family residential lot, creating the first new building site on this farm since the creation of the AG District. The farm tract also lies within an AG area of the Town Land Use Plan Map and within Town of Easton Critical Environmental Area 1. The proposed lot will potentially remove 10 acres from agricultural use, but is planned for continued pasture or for crops. Local viewsheds from the highway will be moderately impacted as the potential single family residence is proposed for the front field area next to a pre-existing house and barn on the adjoining property, away from the scenic view of the approach to and setting for the main farmhouse and grouping of barns, a site of local historical importance located on Lot 2 of the plat. The introduction of a residence in this location will provide a visual grouping of houses, creating the least impact on the viewshed of the Hudson River Valley other than the alternative of no new residences. The area is characterized by cropland and several early farmsteads. An organic dairy farm adjoins the property on the north. The entire farm tract extends west from State Route 40S, with the proposed lot having frontage on State Route 40, north of the entrance to the main farm, and extending to the west line of the farm tract in the Town of Easton, New York.

Contact: Robert Stevens, Easton Town Planning Board, 1071 State Route 40, Greenwich, NY 12834, Phone: (518) 692-2678.

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