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ENB - Region 3 Notices 6/13/2012

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Raven Hill Farms will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant for the development of approximately 20 acres for a horse-breeding farm including construction of a 91 foot by 200 foot horse barn, an 84 foot by 200 foot exercise area, a 50 foot by 45 foot mare barn, a three-bay equipment shed, and associated access drives, parking, and stormwater management features. Approximately 4.5 acres were previously cleared; 4.8 acres of additional woodland is proposed to be cleared. The existing residence and a 20 foot by 30 foot barn will remain. The site contains potential wintering and/or migratory habitat for the northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans), a New York State-listed Threatened species. Impacts are proposed to be mitigated by placement of three areas of the site totaling 16.2 acres in permanent conservation easement to be held by the Town of Warwick as grantee. The project is located on Glenmere Avenue, east of Werner Avenue in the town of Warwick and Village of Florida, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Crist, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3014, E-mail: dep.r3@dec.ny.gov.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Continuance of the Public Hearing

Orange County - The Village of Tuxedo Park Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Overton Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be continued on August 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Tuxedo Park Village Office, 80 Lorillard Road, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until September 6, 2012. The Draft EIS is available from the following:

Village of Tuxedo Park Planning Board Office
Village Hall, 80 Lorillard Road
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Phone (845) 351-4745 Ext. 32.

Tuxedo Park Library
227 Route 17
Tuxedo Park, NY 10987
Phone (845) 351-2207

The online version of the Draft EIS is available at the following publicly accessible website: http://tuxedopark-ny.gov/.

The action involves a 10 lot subdivision with site plan approval pursuant to Section 17-3(C) and other applicable sections, for the future placement of a single-family home on each lot. The Applicant is proposing to subdivide the property and sell the resulting lots individually; homes will be constructed by individual purchasers and not by the Applicant. The approved site plan being sought at this time will determine such factors as maximum appropriate building envelope for the placement of the home on the lot, the driveway location, and the area of disturbance for each lot. The approved site plan will also address any mitigation or conditions required to address visual, impacts, including any factors dealing with architectural features (for example, roof color, building height). In the future, each lot purchaser will have to obtain further site plan approval for the placement of the proposed home, such approval to be issued by the Planning Board as well as the Board of Architectural Review pursuant to Section 17-3(B) of the Village Code and other applicable sections. Such home design will have to comply with any applicable conditions of the site plan to be issued at the time of subdivision approval, unless an amended site plan approval is issued for the lot.

The proposed plans show, for each lot, the features required by section 17-3(C), including proposed building envelope, driveway location, proposed limits of disturbance, areas of wetland disturbance (if any), locations of proposed retaining walls (if any), trees to be removed, proposed water and sewer lines, and proposed stormwater management features.

Each lot will be served by an individual driveway. Lots 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will have access from Mountain Farm Road, Lots 2 and 3 will have access from Ivy Road, and Lots 8 through 10 will have access from Camp Comfort Road. Ivy Road will be shown on the subdivision map to be filed in the Orange County Clerk's office as a private road, and will continue to be privately owned.

The proposed action includes subdivision and site plan approval by the lead agency, as well as all local, regional and state approvals necessary to authorize the development of the site in accordance with the proposed development plans, and authorize construction of the structures and accessory development activities thereon. The proposed action and development may also require various permits and approvals from the other involved agencies.

The project is located on Mountain Farm Road and Camp Comfort Road in the Village of Tuxedo Park, New York.

Contact: John C. Ledwith, IV, Village of Tuxedo, 80 Lorillard Road, P.O. Box 31, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987, Phone: (845) 351-4745 Ext. 3, E-mail: jledwith@tuxedopark-ny.gov.

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