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ENB - Region 8 Notices 10/30/2013

Negative Declaration

Wayne County - The Town of Marion, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Marion/Sodus Joint Owl's Nest Area Water Project - Additional Watermain on Minsteed Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Marion/Sodus Joint Owls Nest Area Water Project, as originally proposed, involved the installation of approximately 26,675 lineal feet of watermain within road rights-of-ways along portions of Russell Road, Beam Hill Road, Owls Nest Road (County Road 215), Joy Road (County Road 229), and County Cutoff Road within the Towns of Marion and Sodus. An additional 2,875 lineal feet of watermain is now being proposed along the right-of-way of Minsteed Road in the Town of Sodus, from Owl's Nest Road to the Town of Sodus boundary with Arcadia. The additional watermain will be included in the water district planned to be created by the Town of Sodus, preliminarily referred to as "Water District No. 12." Construction also includes installation of fire hydrants, valves, services, appurtenances, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, and surface restoration.

The Town of Marion will take the lead on implementing the proposed water system improvements and is acting as the Lead Agency for the project. The Towns of Marion and Sodus will enter into an inter-municipal agreement to finance the project and manage the debt. A total of 77 Equivalent Dwelling Units will be included within the service areas, including the portion along Minsteed Road. Residents in these areas are dependent upon individual groundwater supplies that historically have produced very low yields of poor quality water.

The project is located along a portion of Minsteed Road in the Town of Sodus, New York.

Contact: Jolene Bender, Town of Marion, 3823 North Main Street, PO Box 260, Marion, NY 14505, Phone: (315) 926-4271, E-mail: tmarionus@yahoo.com.


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