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ENB - Region 3 Notices 9/28/2011

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bard College Avery-Blum Expansion (Bito Conservatory) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an application by Bard College for Site Plan Approval by the Town of Red Hook Planning Board and related permits, approvals and compliance determinations by other involved agencies for the construction of a 16,500 square foot expansion of an existing campus building and associated site development and improvements including walkways, lighting, landscaping, development of a geothermal well field, parking lot reconfiguration, and utility re-routing on an approximately 1.25 acre project site within the 550 acre Bard College "Educational Campus" in the Town's Institutional (I) Zoning District. The project is located on Blithewood Avenue in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Paula Schoonmaker, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4613, E-mail: planning@redhook.org.

Sullivan County - The Town of Tusten, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Code Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a comprehensive zoning text amendment to effectively regulate allowable uses within all zoning districts of the town and, in turn, support the goals of the Town's updated comprehensive plan of 2007. In particular, the zoning text amendments are intended to provide greater clarity on regulatory aspects. The amendments also expand the Downtown Business (DB) District along Erie Avenue between Bridge Street and Main Street two policy goals: promote hotel and overnight stays in the Town to encourage commerce in DB and RB Districts, and encourage home businesses and professional services in parcels currently adjacent to existing businesses in the DB District. No construction or change in land use is proposed or planned in association with the proposed action. The proposed action consists of amending the Zoning Law of the Town of Tusten, specifically amending Definitions; Permitted, Accessory, and Special Uses in all Districts; Zoning Map; Supplementary Regulations Pertaining to Specific Uses; Moderate to High Density Residential Development; Nonconforming Lots and Uses, Sign Requirements. The proposed action also includes an addition to the Zoning Law that includes the following provisions-Explicitly Prohibited Uses and Zoning Vested Rights. The project is located throughout the Town of Tusten, New York.

Contact: Margaret Harrison, Town of Tusten, 210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY 10590, Phone: (845) 252-3668, E-mail: supervisor@tusten.org.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Ulster County - The Town of Lloyd Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Valley Winery Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on October 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Lloyd Town Hall Meeting Room at 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528. The draft scope has been posted to the Town of Lloyd's website: www.townoflloyd.com and is available at Town of Lloyd's Town Hall.

The action involves a mixed-use development consisting of single and multi-family residences, resort hotel, commercial office and light industrial uses and will require rezoning in whole or in part by the Town Board of the Town of Lloyd. The Town of Lloyd Planning Board will review the project for subdivision, site plan and potentially the issuance of special use permits. The project, i.e. rezoning, may affect the entire 428.53 ± acres or a portion thereof. Sewer and water service will need to be provided to the property and the Town's Sewer and Water Districts will need to be extended if the project is approved, or new water and sewer districts will need to be created. The overall project master plan will address the future development density of the property as well as the placement of any public or private roadways and utilities. The project is located at 191-200 Blue Point Road in the Town of Lloyd, New York.

Contact: Raymond Costantino, Town of Lloyd, 12 Church Street, Highland, NY 12528, Phone: 845-691-2144, Email: RCostantino@townoflloyd.com.

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