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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/1/2013

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Dutchess County Local Development Corp., as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Issuance of Tax Exempt Revenue Bonds (Vassar College Project), 2013A Revenue Bonds, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds to finance the following project: (1) the construction, installation, furnishing, and equipping of a new science building; (2) the renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain existing campus buildings; (3) the expansion, renovation, installation, furnishing and equipping of the existing chiller plant; (4) the renovation, installation, furnishing, equipping, and improving of other College facilities needed to accommodate relocations caused by the construction and renovation projects described above; and (5) general campus construction, renovation, equipment purchases and improvements. The project is located at Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12604.

Contact: Catherine A. Maloney, 3 Neptune Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; Phone: (845) 463-5415, Fax: (845) 463-5401, E-mail: cmaloney@dcedc.com .


Dutchess County - The Town of Amenia, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed action described below will not have a significant adverse environmental impact and a Draft Impact Statement will not be prepared. The action involves the construction of a multi-use path adjacent ot NYS Rt. 22 and Metro North Railroad Harlem Line for a distance of 3,500 linear feet (0.66 miles). The project extends from the Wassaic Train Station to the Hamlet of Wassaic and will become the new start of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail.

Contact: William Flood, Town of Amenia, 4988 Route 22, Amenia NY 12501; Phone: (845) 373-8118.


Dutchess County - The Town of Wappinger Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed United Wappinger Water District (UWWD) Filtration System Improvements & Meadowood/Route 9 Water Main Loops, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves necessary improvements to the UWWD, specifically including: (1) An interconnection with the Meadowood Wells to the UWWD, to construct a water main loop that will connect to the recently constructed water main service in the Adams Fairacre Farms Project located on Old Post Road (Route 9); and (2) Construct the required filtration systems to the Hilltop Wells and Atlas Wells serving the United Wappinger Water District. The project is located at various locations within the Town of Wappinger, New York.

Contact: Barbara Gutzler, Town of Wappinger, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590; Phone: (845) 297-4158, E-mail: BGutzler@townofwappinger.us .


Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Highlands Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Homeland Towers and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a request for site plan approval and the grant of a special exception use permit for a 150 foot tall telecommunications tower and related ground equipment to be located at the site of the Holiday Inn Express. The action also involves a request for a variance, requiring action by the Consolidated Zoning Board of Appeals. The project is located at 1106 Route 9W, Fort Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Erik Smith, Town of Highlands Planning Board, Town Hall, 254 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY 10928.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping (Revised)

Westchester County - The Village of Dobbs Ferry Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mercy College Dormitory 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 May 16, 2013. A public scoping session will be held on May 2, 2013 at the 7:00 p.m. at the Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1610. The Draft Scoping document is available from the Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522; the Dobbs Ferry Public Library, 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 and on line at: www.dobbsferry.com.

The action involves a proposal by Mercy College to construct a new 350 bed dormitory on the Village of Dobbs Ferry portion of its campus. The proposed project is intended to reduce off-campus housing needs and provide additional on-campus dormitory space for students. The project is located at 555 Broadway in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Contact: Marcus Serrano, Village of Dobbs Ferry, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10411-1610, Phone (914) 231-8502, E-mail: mserrano@dobbsferry.com.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The Town of Mamaroneck Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Zoning Text and Zoning Map Amendements to the Business (B) and Service Business (SB) Districts. The Final EIS is available from the Town Center, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543; and on line at: http://www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/. The proposed action involves the adoption of amendments to the Town of Mamaroneck Zoning Code (Chapter 240) and Zoning Map with respect to the Town's business districts -- Business (B) and Service Business (SB). Included in these Zoning Code amendments are changes to the B and SB Districts to allow for multi-family residential and mixed-use (commercial/residential) development (with associated use, bulk, setback and parking requirements), and the renaming of these districts to Business-Residential (B-R) and Service Business-Residential (SB-R), respectively. The proposed zoning amendments also require a 10% "fair and affordable housing" mandate for all new residential projects developed within the new B-R and SB-R Districts. In addition, two Zoning Map changes are also proposed. First, the Town proposes to rezone a small portion of the existing Urban Renewal Area District (UR) along the Boston Post Road to the new B-R District. Second, the Town proposes to rezone the B District adjacent to the Larchmont Train Station to the new SB-R District. All B and SB Districts are located within the Town of Mamaroneck and a portion of the UR District along Boston Post Road.

Contact: Stephen V. Altieri, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543; Phone: (914) 381-7810.


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