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ENB - Region 8 Notices 2/20/2013

Public Notice

Public Meeting Notice

Release of the Hemlock-Canadice Draft Unit Management Plan/Public Meeting

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) invites comments on the Draft Hemlock-Canadice Unit Management Plan (UMP). A public meeting will be held on March 14, 2013 at the Springwater Fire Hall, located at 8145 South Main Street, Springwater, NY. Doors will open for an informational open house at 6:30 p.m. Display stations will be set up and committee members will be available for discussion. A half-hour presentation on the draft plan will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by a comment period. Staff will be available until 9:00 p.m. to accept comments. The Fire Hall is accessible; for additional accommodations please contact the NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath office. Those unable to attend the meeting are invited to submit comments to the NYS DEC by mail to: NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY 14810 or by e-mail to: r8ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Written comments will be accepted until April 15, 2013.

The draft plan is currently available for your review on the web at www.dec.ny.gov/lands/68822.html or a limited number of hard copies or CD's of the document are available from the Bath or Avon NYS DEC offices. The Wayland, Livonia and Honeoye Public Libraries each have a copy available. We encourage you to review the plan and provide us with any comments you may have on the proposed plan.

  • NYS DEC - Region 8 Avon Office, 6274 Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY
  • NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub-Office, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, NY
  • Wayland Library, 101 West Naples Street, Wayland, NY
  • Livonia Library, 2 Washington Street, Livonia, NY
  • Honeoye Library, 8704 Main Street, Honeoye, NY

The Hemlock Canadice Unit Management Plan is a ten year plan for the multiple use of the 6,684 acre Hemlock-Canadice State Forest, and will be consistent with the Strategic Plan for State Forest Management. (Hemlock Park, the water treatment facilities and parking field for the fairgrounds are not part of the Hemlock Canadice State Forest, and are not included in this UMP.) The plan has general information on the unit's history and geology, an inventory of the unit's resources, such as mineral resources, vegetative types and stages, fish, wildlife and habitat and a summary of identified issues, such as access, vegetative management and oil and gas leasing. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives and policy constraints in managing the unit

This plan directs the future management of the property which will include such activities as maintenance and improvement of access to the site, managing natural vegetation, including native grasslands and woodlands, controlling exotic species, preservation of historical and archaeological resources, and recreational facilities such as the four boat launches. Benefits such as good water quality, a diverse and healthy wildlife population, and recreational enjoyment are ensured by selectively varying the types and growth stages of tree stands within this unit, maintaining and creating grasslands, and enhancing wetland areas. It also describes the proposed goals and objectives along with policy considerations for managing the unit.

The UMP is located in the Livingston County towns of Livonia, Conesus and Springwater, New York and the Ontario County towns of Richmond and Canadice, New York.

Contact: John Gibbs, NYS DEC - Region 8 Bath Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 7291 Coon Road, Bath, New York 14810, Phone: (607) 776-2165.


Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The Town of Farmington Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Preliminary Subdivision Plat and Site Plan - Family Dollar Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of a 7.68 parcel of land into two lots. Lot #1, a 1.085 acre site is to have an 8,050 square foot Family Dollar Store and related site improvements. Lot #2, a 6.595 acre site will remain vacant at this time. The project is located at 6186 New York State Route 96, approximately 300 feet east of Mertensia Road intersection in the Town Farmington, New York .

Contact: Ronald L. Brand, Town of Farmington, 1000 County Road 8, Farmington, NY 14425, Phone: (315) 986-8189, E-mail: rlbplans@gmail.com.


Orleans County - The Town of Albion, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Albion Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Albion Town Board and the Albion Village Board of Trustees to adopt a Comprehensive Plan pursuant to NYS Town Law Section 272-a. The Comprehensive Plan includes an inventory of existing conditions, a set of policies and recommended actions to guide future land use development and community services; future land use plan maps; recommendations for infrastructure improvements, and recommendations for implementing the Plan. The project is located throughout the Town and Village of Albion, New York.

Contact: Dennis Stirk, Town of Albion, 3665 Clarendon Road, Albion, NY 14411, Phone: 585-589-7048, E-mail: supervisor@townofalbion.com.


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