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ENB - Region 4 Notices 4/11/2012

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Village of Colonie Planning Commission, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed ShopRite Grocery Store and Gasoline Service Station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of 1730 Central Avenue currently containing two parcels totaling 11.03 acres, for the purpose of constructing a 70,000 square foot grocery store and a gasoline service station. In conjunction with the subdivision, there are two site plans. One is for the ShopRite grocery store and the other for the gasoline service station. The grocery store site also includes a parking area to store vehicles for sale at an offsite automobile dealership. A special permit application is required for gasoline stations under the Village zoning regulations. The project site is currently occupied by the Otto Cadillac automobile dealership.

In general, the site will contain parking for each facility along with requisite loading and access, landscaping and sound mitigation. The site will include storm water quality and runoff management area that drains directly to an existing Village owned storm sewer system. The new site will extend the Village's public water main to the rear of the proposed grocery store. Sanitary sewer service is to be provided via the existing Village owned sewer system in Central Avenue. There is no extension of the public sewer proposed as part of the project. The project is located at 1728 and 1730 Central Avenue in the Village of Colonie, New York.

Contact: Patricia Hurley, Village of Colonie, 2 Thunder Road, Colonie, NY 12205, Phone: (518) 867-7562.

Greene County - The Town of Lexington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hamlet of Lexington Community Wastewater Management Program and Stormwater Retrofit Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of the Hamlet of Lexington Community Wastewater Management Program (CWMP) to eliminate inadequate individual on-site septic systems that are currently failing or may fail in the future and the Stormwater Retrofit Program to address water quality issues in the New York City Watershed. The purpose of the project is to improve and protect the water quality of the Schoharie Reservoir Watershed and the New York City Water Supply and to allow the Hamlet of Lexington to survive and address future development needs. The system will be designed in accordance with the New York City Memorandum of Agreement with Watershed Towns, Ten States Standards, 1988 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP) Rules and Regulations.

The project will consist of a small diameter gravity sewer collection system that will convey septic tank effluent to a community septic system located on one site. The projected design average wastewater flow is 25,000 gpd. The project will serve approximately 56 properties, including homes, commercial/institutional facilities, and vacant properties. To ensure that future growth can be adequately served by the proposed wastewater facilities, formation of a sewer district, adoption of a sewer use ordinance and development of a wastewater capacity monitoring system are included. To assist the community in providing adequate operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment system, the Town will enter into an operation and maintenance agreement with NYC DEP.

The project is located in the Hamlet of Lexington, Town of Lexington, New York.

Contact: Julie Barown, 548 Main Street, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Phone: (518) 234-4028.

Positive Declaration

Greene County - The Town of Cairo Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Meadow Fields Apartments, LLC may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the renovation of property so as to place it in a suitable condition and state to be utilized as senior housing. The project is located in the Town of Cairo, New York.

Contact: Michael W. Esslie, Esslie & Fernia, PC, P.O. Box 1121, Cairo, NY 12413, Phone: (518) 622-9910 ext. 11.

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