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ENB - Region 5 Notices 8/1/2012

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Frederick P. Pereau

Contact Person for Project: William J. Potskowski
56 College Street
Port Henry, NY 12974

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: Ariel Diggory Lynch

APA Project Number: 2010-0136

Project Title: Frederick P. Pereau

Location: East of Lake View Road and south of Edgemont Road in the Town of Moriah, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 16, 2012

Project Description: The action involves a three-lot subdivision of 177.3 ± acres to create one 3.41 ± acre lot along Lake View Avenue for construction of a single family dwelling, one 2.26 ± acre lot near the corner of Lake View Avenue and Edgemont Road to be conveyed and merged with adjoining property (no new land use or development proposed), and one 171.63 ± acre lot to be retained along Edgemont Road, including a dairy farm with a single family dwelling and a mobile home.

Negative Declaration

Essex County - The Town of Essex, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Essex 2012 Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the consideration of the adoption of zoning map amendments and a number of modifications in the language of the zoning ordinance. In developing the zoning map amendments and changes in the ordinance, the Town considered citizen testimony and the comments of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYS DAM). The proposed zoning map amendments will reduce overall density and use, and help the town promote hamlet revitalization in the Essex Hamlet and affordable housing opportunities in Brookfield. These changes affect 2,800 acres (12%) of the total acreage of the Town and will bring the town zoning map into closer approximation of the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan's overall intensity guidelines. The Essex Historic District will be expanded, but the National Historic Register District, a subset of land within the Essex Historic District, will remain its current size and unaffected by the zoning modifications. Changes in density and land use within the Essex County Agricultural District #1 are limited in extent and minor in purpose. The zoning modifications reflect local government policy that protects the Essex County Agricultural (Agricultural District #1) and the National Register Historic Districts. The proposed action is a direct legislative action by the Town Board of the Town of Essex, as contrasted to a specific construction project on a specific site. The proposed zoning amendments are intended to provide increased clarity to the regulation of land uses consistent with the goals, policy statements, and recommendations of the 1975 and 2002 Town of Essex Comprehensive Plans. The project is located throughout the Town of Essex, New York.

Contact: Sharon Boisen, Town of Essex, 2313 Main Street, P.O. Box 355, Essex, NY 12936, Phone: (518) 963-4287, E-mail: supervisorboisen@gmail.com.

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