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ENB - Region 7 Notices 12/28/2011

Public Notice

Notice of Complete Applications

Applicant: Cornell University
Facility: Stewart Avenue Bridge at Fall Creek
Application ID#: N/A - this is locally permitted
Permits Applied For: Wild, Scenic and Recreational River Permit
Project Location: Stewart Avenue Bridge at Fall Creek

Project Description: The proposed means restriction system comprises horizontal stainless steel mesh nets, supported by steel struts projecting from the bottom of the bridge structure at each side of the bridge. Eight-foot high vertical mesh wing-walls will be attached to the north and south sides of the panel system and will be located below bridge deck level. The proposed mesh nets will be approximately 15 feet 0 inches below the top of the existing bridge guardrail and will project 15 feet 0 inches out from the edge of the guardrail. The mesh net system is composed of 3 millimeter (0.19 inch) marine-grade stainless steel cable netting with a 140 millimeter grid (6 inch) attached to a horizontal steel strut system made of 5 inch diameter galvanized steel pipe. The net and wing-walls will have a high-performance black coating to reduce visibility and the galvanized steel struts will be painted to match the existing bridge paint color. The project includes installation of sections of eight-foot high black chain-link fencing at all abutments, thermal sensors located below bridge deck level on each side of the bridge, a new blue-light phone with a security camera located at the southeast corner of the bridge, and signs with crisis line information. All temporary black grid fencing and fence posts currently in place will be removed and the existing stone wall located at the southeast corner will be repaired.

Availability of Documents: copies of the permit applications are available at the City of Ithaca Department of Planning and Development, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

SEQR Determination: This is a Type I action for which coordinated review was completed by the Planning Board. A negative declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board

Opportunity for Public Comment: A public hearing will be held at the Planning Board meeting, on January 24, 2012 at 6 pm on the third floor of City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY, 14850. Written comment will be accepted by the contact person until 4 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Applicant: Cornell University

Facility: Thurston Avenue Bridge at Fall Creek
Application ID#: N/A - this is locally permitted
Permits Applied For: Wild, Scenic and Recreational River Permit

Project Location: Thurston Avenue Bridge at Fall Creek

Project Description: The proposed means restriction system comprises horizontal stainless steel mesh nets, supported by steel struts projecting from the bottom of the bridge structure at each side of the bridge. Eight-foot high vertical mesh wing-walls will be attached to the north and south sides of the panel system and will be located below bridge deck level. The proposed mesh nets will be approximately 15 feet 0 inches below the top of the existing bridge guardrail and will project 15 feet 0 inches out from the edge of the guardrail. The mesh net system is composed of 3 millimeter (0.19 inch) marine-grade stainless steel cable netting with a 140 millimeter grid (6 inch), attached to a horizontal steel strut system made of 5 inch diameter galvanized steel pipe. The nets and wing-walls will have a high-performance black coating to reduce visibility, and the galvanized steel struts will be painted to match the existing bridge paint color. The project includes the installation of new black chain-link fencing at the bridge abutments. All temporary black grid fencing and fence posts currently in place will be removed from the bridge and abutments and informational plaques that were removed and stored when the temporary fencing was installed will be put back in their original locations. The project also includes installation of thermal sensors located below bridge deck level on each side of the bridge, a new security camera located on the existing blue-light pole at the southeast corner of the bridge, and signs with crisis line information. The project is in the U-1 Zoning District.

Availability of Documents: copies of the permit applications are available at the City of Ithaca Department of Planning and Development, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

SEQR Determination: This is a Type I action for which coordinated review was completed by the Planning Board. A negative declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board

Opportunity for Public Comment: A public hearing will be held at the Planning Board meeting, on January 24, 2012 at 6 pm on the third floor of City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY, 14850. Written comment will be accepted by the contact person until 4 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Applicant: Cornell University

Facility: Beebe Lake Footbridge at Fall Creek

Application ID#: N/A - this is locally permitted

Permits Applied For: Wild, Scenic and Recreational River Permit

Project Location: Beebe Lake Footbridge at Fall Creek

Project Description: The proposed means restriction system comprises horizontal stainless steel mesh nets, supported by steel struts projecting from the bottom of the bridge structure at each side of the bridge. An eight-foot high vertical mesh wing-wall will be attached to the northwest side of the panel system and will be located below bridge deck level. The proposed mesh nets will be approximately 15 feet 0 inches below the top of the existing bridge guardrail and will project 15 feet 0 inches out from the edge of the guardrail. The mesh net system comprises 3 millimeter (0.19 inch) marine-grade stainless steel cable netting with a 140 millimeter grid (6 inch) attached to a horizontal steel strut system made of 5 inch diameter galvanized steel pipe. The net and wing-wall will have a high-performance black coating in order to reduce its visibility and the galvanized steel struts will be painted black. The project includes installation of black chain-link fencing at bridge abutments. The project also includes installation of thermal sensors located below the bridge-deck level on each side of the bridge, a new blue-light phone with a security camera located at the northeast corner of the bridge, and signs with crisis line information. This project is in the U-1 Zoning district.

Availability of Documents: copies of the permit applications are available at the City of Ithaca Department of Planning and Development, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

SEQR Determination: This is a Type I action for which coordinated review was completed by the Planning Board. A negative declaration is on file.

SEQR Lead Agency: City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board

Opportunity for Public Comment: A public hearing will be held at the Planning Board meeting, on January 24, 2012 at 6 pm on the third floor of City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY, 14850. Written comment will be accepted by the contact person until 4 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


Negative Declaration

Madison County - The City of Oneida Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed New Initiative Library will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of an 18,000 square foot public library and associated parking, landscaping and stormwater management facilities. The project is located on Main Street in the City of Oneida, New York.

Contact: Cassie S. Rose, 109 North Main Street, Oneida, NY 13421, Phone: (315) 363-7467, E-mail: crose@oneidacity.com.


Oswego County - The Town of Constantia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bernhards Bay Water District and Onondaga County Water Authority (OCWA) Interconnect will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the formation of the Bernhards Bay Water District in the Town of Constantia and the subsequent installation of approximately 2.5 miles of 16 inch water main and appurtenances generally extending along NYS Route 49 and approximately 3.4 miles of 8-inch distribution water main and appurtenances to serve the Bernhards Bay Water District in the Town of Constantia.

The proposed project also includes the OCWA Interconnection, which involves the installation of approximately 2.8 miles of 16 inch water main and appurtenances generally extending along Martin Road to the abandoned railroad corridor north of NYS Route 49 through the Village of Cleveland. The water main would then continue easterly along this corridor into the Town of Vienna and then southerly along Hallenbeck Road where it would continue along NYS Route 49 to a point of connection to the existing 16 inch water main near the intersection of Drive 8 in the Town of Vienna. The interconnection would connect water facilities in the Town of Constantia to water facilities in the Village of Cleveland and the Town of Vienna thus alleviating water supply limitations currently experienced on the eastern side of Oneida Lake and providing a second water transmission pathway for the water districts. For purposes of compliance with SEQRA, the impacts of the OCWA Interconnection are being considered as part of the Bernhards Bay Water District project, although construction of the OCWA Interconnection may be pursued as a separate project.

In addition, it is proposed that the proposed project will be completed in two phases. The Bernhards Bay Water District will be completed as phase one of the project followed by the OCWA Interconnection (Phase 2).

The project is located in the Town of Constantia, Town of Vienna and the Village of Cleveland, New York.

Contact: Charles Gilkey, Town of Constantia, 14 Frederick Street, Constantia, NY 13044, Phone: (315) 623-9602, E-mail: crgilkey@gmail.com.


Tompkins County - The City of Ithaca Planning and Development Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Means Restriction on Bridges in the City of Ithaca will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of horizontal stainless steel mesh nets, supported by steel struts projecting from the bottom of the bridge structure at each side of the bridge. The proposed mesh nets will be approximately 15 feet 0 inches below the top of the existing bridge guardrail and will project 15 feet 0 inches out from the edge of the guardrail. The mesh net system is composed of 3 millimeter (0.19 inch) marine-grade stainless steel cable netting with a 140 millimeter grid (6 inch), attached to a horizontal steel strut system made of 5 inch diameter galvanized steel pipe. The Stone Arch bridge will have stainless steel mesh nets attached to the stone face of the bridge and a support cable, fifteen feet out from the side of the bridge, which spans the gorge from north to south and is supported by anchor points along the embankments of the gorge. The Suspension Bridge will be wrapped the mesh netting. The project also includes wing walls as the terminus of the nets, where needed, some fencing along embankments and under bridge abutments, and the installation of heat sensors and security cameras. The project is located in the City of Ithaca, New York at the following bridges: Stewart Avenue at Fall Creek, Stewart Avenue at Cascadilla Creek, Beebe Lake Footbridge at Fall Creek, Suspension Bridges at Fall Creek, Trolley Footbridge at Cascadilla Creek, Stone Arch Bridge at Cascadilla Creek and the Thurston Avenue Bridge at Fall Creek.

Contact: Lisa Nicholas, City of Ithaca, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca NY 10850, Phone: (607) 274-6557, E-mail: lnichola@cityofithaca.org.


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