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ENB - Region 5 Notices 8/22/2012

Notice of Acceptance of Final GEIS

Essex County - The Town of Willsboro, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of a Comprehensive Land Use and Action Plan. The Final GEIS is available from the Town of Willsboro Offices, 5 Farrell Road Willsboro, New York 12996 and on line at: http://www.townofwillsboro.com/comprehensive-plan.html.

The action involves the adoption of a Comprehensive Land Use and Action Plan (also known as the comprehensive plan) which is a blueprint for the future. The plan incorporates a multi-year, intensive citizen-driven process that includes a comprehensive inventory and analysis, civic input and envisioning. The committee, with consultations from citizens, government officials, organizations, and experts thoroughly reviewed historical, existing, and future conditions and trends affecting the Town for a complete array of demographic, infrastructure, governmental, land use, economic, social, environmental, historical, and cultural concerns. Surveys were initiated and existing studies were reviewed. Key informant interviews were conducted, and public meetings held to gather advice and suggestions. Existing conditions and future trends data were utilized to establish a basis and context for analysis on Willsboro's social, economic, and physical features (See Comprehensive Plan and Chapters 1-4 of the Community Profile and Atlas Bibliographies). From this strong basis of information, stakeholders identified, discussed, and mapped options and alternatives. Each iteration of the plan document considered potential impacts and possible mitigation measures before making draft and final recommendations for action and implementation. The project is located throughout the Town of Willsboro, New York.

Contact: Edward P. Hatch, Town of Willsboro, 5 Farrell Road, Willsboro, NY 12996, Phone: (518) 963-8668, E-mail: edhatch@gmail.com.

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