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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/21/2012

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Newburgh Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Newburgh Zoning Code Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a local law by the Town Board of the Town of Newburgh entitled "A Local Law Amending Chapter 185 Entitled 'Zoning' of the Code of the Town of Newburgh to Provide for the Regulation of Adult Oriented Businesses." The purpose and effect of the local law are to limit the harmful secondary effects of adult-oriented businesses by amending the Town of Newburgh Zoning Code to provide for the regulation of adult-oriented businesses. The Town's intent in regulating adult-oriented businesses is not to restrict constitutionally-protected speech activities but rather to provide constitutionally sufficient alternate avenues for persons to engage in such activities in a manner consistent with the constitutions of the United States and New York State while addressing the unlawful, unhealthy and detrimental activities ancillary to such speech and ameliorating these secondary effects on the peace, good order, commercial viability and safety of Town residents and non-adult-oriented businesses. An adult-oriented business is defined by the local law to include the use of a building, structure, or property for a business which includes the regular offering, for economic gain or other consideration, of adult materials or adult entertainment as a substantial or significant portion of its stock-in-trade for the purposes of sale, rental, lease, trade, gift or display of such adult materials or adult entertainment, including any restaurant, nightclub, bar, tavern, eating and drinking place or establishment, arcade, theater, video store, motel, hotel, or any other establishment that regularly offers, for economic gain or other consideration, adult entertainment, a retail store that offers adult materials as defined in the local law and any massage establishment. The project is located throughout the Town of Newburgh, New York.

Contact: Wayne C. Booth, Town of Newburgh, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550, Phone: (845) 564-4554, E-mail: townsupervisor@hvc.rr.com.

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Walden Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2012 Walden Comprehensive Plan may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption of a new Comprehensive Plan for the Village of Walden. The Village's last Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2005. The 2005 Plan recommended periodic updating of the Comprehensive Plan to incorporate results of subsequent plans and studies and to reflect any unanticipated events or new issues. This 2012 update of the Village of Walden Comprehensive Plan is not a new departure. Rather it incorporates and builds upon goals, recommendations and policies set forth in the 2005 Plan. Therefore, it should not be viewed as a change of direction but, rather, as a refinement of a course already established. The project is located throughout the Village of Walden, New York.

Contact: John Revella, V/Village of Walden, One Municipal Square, Walden, NY 12586, Phone: (845) 778-2177, E-mail: info@villageofwalden.org.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town of North Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Brynwood Golf and Country Club may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until November 26, 2012. A public scoping session will be held on November 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hergenhan Recreation Center, 40 Maple Avenue, Armonk, NY 10504. The action involves an application for the development of an adult oriented residential community at the existing Brynwood golf/country club, and improvements to club facilities and amenities and the golf course. The residential neighborhood would include a mix of golf condominium units: 64 Golf Residences (58 two bedroom units and 6 three bedroom units), 14 Club Villas (three bedroom units), 5 detached Golf Cottages (4 bedroom units); as well as 5 Fairway Residences (3 bedroom units) in one building south of the clubhouse. Total unit count would be 88 residential units.

Proposed club improvements include relocation of tennis courts closer to the clubhouse (and reduction in number from (14 to 6 courts), construction of a new tennis viewing pavilion, as well as a new outdoor pool and patio area, and parking for the club in the existing parking lot (to be improved with added landscaping).

Proposed renovations to the club include a reduction in banquet hall size and a new pool and patio.

Renovations and improvements to the existing 18 hole golf course are proposed, as well as upgrades to the existing on-site sewage treatment plant. Water supply is proposed to be from on-site wells.

The Proposed Action includes amendments to the North Castle Zoning Ordinance, a special permit for the "golf course community," site plan approval and wetlands permit. Approval may also be required to subdivide the "golf course community" from the golf/country club and amendments to the Town Comprehensive Plan Update 1996.

The project is located at 568 Bedford Road in the Town of North Castle, New York.

Contact: Adam R. Kaufman, Town of New Castle, 17 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504, Phone: (914) 273-3542, E-mail: planning@northcastleny.com.

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