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ENB - Region 8 Notices 6/5/2013

Negative Declaration

Monroe County - Monroe County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Improvements to Northampton Park and Operation of the Monroe County Agricultural Festival will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Monroe County, in partnership with the Monroe County Fair and Recreation Association, Inc., will be incrementally improving a 25 acre site within Northampton Park. This site will be located on the east and west sides of Hubbell Road, south of the Ski Lodge area. The proposed improvements include: sewer and water upgrades, three (3) permanent enclosed structures, three (3) permanent open-sided structures, a riding horse arena, a pull track, parking, utilities and access road upgrades. The Monroe County Fair and Recreation Association, Inc. will fund the design and construction of these improvements. The estimated cost is approximately $500,000. All of these improvements and finished structures will be gifted to Monroe County.

These facilities will be used to host the Monroe County Agricultural Festival over four (4) days on the first weekend in August yearly. The newly built and upgraded facilities will be available for public use, including private rentals and other special events throughout the year. The Fair Association will have use of the facilities for six (6) additional days per year. The first Agricultural Festival is scheduled to be held in August 2013 in Northampton Park.

The project is located on Hubbell Road in the Northampton Park, Town of Ogden, New York.

Contact: David Rinaldo, Monroe County, 171 Reservoir Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620, Phone: (585) 753-7278, Email: drinaldo@monroecounty.gov.

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