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ENB - Region 9 Notices 06/02/2010

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park - Humboldt Basin Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rehabilitation of the historic 520 foot diameter Humboldt Basin in the Frederick Law Olmstead derived Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This rehabilitation is the next phase of the improvements which began 3 years ago with the construction of a 120 foot diameter depth splash pad in the center of the space. Proposed improvements to the project include the expansion of the current splash pad (doubling it in size), to accommodate a greater season. The Basin will be flooded in its entirety to function as a reflective pool during the fall, winter and spring seasons. During the winter months, if consistent low temperatures allow, the Basin will be used for recreational ice skating. These improvements will rehabilitate the Humboldt Basin into a year round use with seasonal interest benefiting the park and community. The project is located in the City of Buffalo, New York.

Contact: Steven Steniak, City of Buffalo, 65 Niagara Square, 502 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202.


Erie County - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Aurora-Glenwood Part 2, SH 751 NY Route 240 at Pilger's Curve will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reconstruction of a horizontal curve. The acquisition and demolition of two residences will be required to accommodate the curve reconstruction. Included will be a new pavement section, new roadside drainage, guide rail replacement and small culvert replacement. During construction traffic will be maintained on-site using staged construction, lane shifts and temporary traffic signals. No nighttime work will be allowed. This alternative has been selected because it best meets the project objective of improving safety conditions at the identified location and reducing the accident rate in a cost effective manner, with no significant impact to the environment. The project is located on NYS Route 240 approximately 1.5 miles south of the Hamlet of Colden, New York.

Contact: Kenneth J. Kuminski, NYS DOT - Region 5, 100 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Phone: (716) 847-3563.



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