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ENB - Region 1 Notices 10/27/2010

Negative Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Islip Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Code Amendments - Batch 4 - 2010 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a series of amendments that will serve all Town of Islip citizens and assist in protecting the public health, safety, and welfare.

Specifically, these amendments:

1. Clarify the 'Definitions' section of the Code.
2. Consolidate sections of Code pertaining to 'Separately owned lots'. Note: This proposed amendment is meant to primarily relocate existing language. In addition, this amendment removes several Code inconsistencies.
3. Clarify certain requirements for energy ratings for new residential structures.
4. Clarify and relocate the existing language dealing with 'resubdivision of real property.
5. Require 'Museum' uses in the residential districts to undergo a Special Exception before the Zoning Board of Appeals.
6. Clarify current discrepancies in treatment of 'hot tubs' on Fire Island as 'Swimming Pools'-- Relax side and rear yard setbacks for these hot tubs.
7. Relax code standards for outside seating in the Business District and the ICD.
8. Allow Ambulette Offices in the Business 3 District.
9. Clarify treatment of 'pump islands' at gas stations.
10. Clarify treatment of wireless antenna setbacks when located on buildings.
11. Clarify variance procedure for lots in the Industrial Corridor District.
12. Create new standards for exterior lighting.

The project is located throughout the Town of Islip, New York.

Contact: Dave Genway, Town of Islip, 655 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751, Phone: (631) 224-5450, E-mail: dgenaway@townofislip-ny.gov.

Suffolk County - The Town of Brookhaven Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amending Chapter 85 (Zoning) of the Code of the Town of Brookhaven implementing the Town of Brookhaven's Redevelopment Initiative will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a determination by the Town Board that blighted properties have prevented and arrested the sound growth and development of the local community. These blighted properties are predominantly commercial or industrial in nature and are characterized by deteriorating and/or abandoned building(s), in whole or substantial part thereof, and are typically inadequately maintained with debris, litter and/or trash accumulation and are lacking in basic public amenities. The purpose of the proposed amendments to Chapter 85 (Zoning) of the Town Code that establishes the Redevelopment Initiative is to implement and achieve the following goals: eliminate blighted properties throughout the Town; stimulate the revitalization of abandoned, vacant or underutilized blighted properties, where appropriate; encourage the demolition of existing abandoned, vacant or underutilized structures, where appropriate; encourage adaptive reuse of abandoned, vacant or underutilized business or manufacturing buildings or structures; promote development or redevelopment of multiple structures in a coordinated fashion; encourage flexibility in site and architectural design; maintain a consistently high level of design quality; establish redevelopment procedures that define and maintain a clear and predictable site plan review process; administrative policies that support this objective sending a positive message to land owners and developers; encourage applications to the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency for possible tax abatement of qualifying projects; and to encourage applications to the County of Suffolk and other municipalities to further enhance the redevelopment of these properties. The Redevelopment Initiative will apply to any property in the Town of Brookhaven, New York that meets the criteria for inclusion in the Redevelopment Initiative.

Contact: Jeffrey Kasner, Town of Brookhaven, One Independence Hill, Farmingdale, NY 11738, Phone: (631) 451-6455, E-mail: jkassner@brookhaven.org.

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