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ENB - Region 7 Notices 2/27/2013

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The Binghamton School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed MacArthur Elementary School - New Building will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of an existing Pre-K through 5th Grade elementary school (100,000 square feet ±) and the construction a new building (100,00 square feet ±) at the current location resulting from a major flood (Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee). Site work includes parking, bus drop-off, vehicular and pedestrian circulation, new outdoor physical education, new athletic and play areas, drainage improvements meeting regulatory agency requirements, and landscaping. Other outdoor areas will also include walking trails, meadow and wooded areas, and possible designed wetland and boardwalk for educational purposes. A new Vestal Avenue curb cut is proposed at the southeast end of the site to accommodate maintenance activities, provide proper fire coverage, and provide accessible access to an existing soccer field. The west end of the site will include relocation of an existing little league baseball field, demolition of an existing running track and construction of a new 400 meter walking/running trail and demolition of an existing bath/storage building and construction of a new bath/storage building of similar size. Impervious surface areas will be reduced on. The project is located at 1123 Vestal Avenue in the City of Binghamton, New York.

Contact: Kerry Mullins, Binghamton City School District, 164 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 762-8100.

Cayuga County - The Town Board of the Town of Brutus, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2013: Amendments to Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments to the AR Zone. The uses to be deleted are two family dwelling, library, day care center; nursery school; hospitals; children's homes/orphanages; motels; mortuaries/funeral homes; professional offices (still permitted as a home occupation). Uses to be added: Agri-tourism; forest management practices; hunting preserves, private clubs and lodges; agricultural research; by special permit: sale of agricultural equipment; conversion of existing single family dwelling to two family dwelling. Standards to be added: consideration when reviewing subdivisions of two or more lots to minimize conflicts with agriculture. Criteria to be added: special permit uses allowed in the AR Zone to minimize conflicts with agriculture. A new definition of agriculture and agricultural tourism to the Zoning Law to encompass all activities as stated by definition of agriculture found in New York State Agriculture and Markets Law. To be added: new parking and signage standards for agricultural tourism. Parcels in the R Zone that are in agriculture use, have been for an extended time and are unlikely to be removed from agricultural use will be removed from R Zone and placed in AR Zone. The project is located in the R and AR Zones of the Town of Brutus, New York.

Contact: Mary Kae Brentlinger, Town of Brutus, 9021 N Seneca Street, Weedsport, NY 13166, Phone: (315) 834-9398, E-mail: townofbrutus@centralny.twcbc.com.

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