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ENB - Region 7 Notices 12/24/2013

Negative Declaration

Seneca and Tompkins County - The Village of Trumansburg Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Well and Water System Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new well(s) within the Taughannock Falls State Park which will provide an additional water source for the Village of Trumansburg and allow for interconnection with the Village of Trumansburg water system. This project also includes the construction of a booster pump station and approximately 18,770 linear feet of transmission main from Taughannock Falls State Park southerly along Taughannock Park Road (Route 143) and westerly along Falls Road (Route 148) connecting to the Village distribution system near Trumansburg Road within the Village of Trumansburg. Also, in order to allow for adequate disinfectant contact time from the existing Village well to customers along Frontenac Road, a service main will be installed parallel to the existing watermain which will only serve the users that lack adequate disinfection time. The project is located along NYS Route 89 (Main Street), Frontenac Road, Taughannock Park Road, Taughannock Road (Route 143), Falls Road (Route 143) and Falls Road (Route 148) in the Village of Trumansburg, Town of
Ulysses and Town of Covert, New York.

Contact: A. Martin Petrovic, Village of Trumansburg, 56 East main Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886, Phone: (607) 387-6501.

Tompkins County - The Village of Groton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to the Zoning Law of the Village of Groton will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Update to the Zoning law adding a new definition of "Recreational and/or utility vehicle" and the addition of a new section to the Law that provides for restrictions on the parking of such vehicles. The project is located throughout the Village of Groton, New York.

Contact: Charles V. Renkin, Village of Groton, 143 Cortland St., PO Box 100, Groton, NY 13073, Phone: (607) 898-3966, E-mail: grotonvil@gmail.com.

Tompkins County - The Town of Ulysses Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Zoning Law Revisions will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of Zoning Law Revisions in order to bring the Zoning Law in line with the 2009 Comprehensive Plan,and to update procedures and language in the Administration, Definitions, Design Standards, and Nonconformance Articles. The Zoning Law Revisions propose to add three new zoning districts - Lakeshore, Conservation, and Marina. The Zoning Law Revision process included reviews and recommendations by several Town appointed committees, the Town Planning Board, and the Town Board. The Planning Board worked on the Conservation District from 2008-2010, and the Administration Article from 2012-2013. A Town appointed committee worked on the Lakeshore District from 2009-2011. Both districts were reviewed by the Planning Board in 2012, with a public information meeting and public hearing held in October 2012. In 2013, the Town appointed an ad hoc committee to review public comments, and that work was completed in June 2013. The Town Board reviewed the Lakeshore, Conservation, and Marina Districts, Nonconformance, Administration, and other Zoning Law Revisions from June-December 2013. The project is located throughout the Town of Ulysses, New York.

Contact: Darby Kiley, Town of Ulysses, 10 Elm Street, Trumansburg, NY 14886, Phone: (607) 387-9778 extension 222, E-mail: ulysses.planner@gmail.com.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Broome County - The City of Binghamton, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City of Binghamton Comprehensive Plan Update and Form-based Code may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on January 22, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. The action involves an update of the City of Binghamton's Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a blueprint for the City's future that will provide specific goals and objectives for the growth and development of the City. The action includes review of existing conditions to identify needs and opportunities and implementation strategies for the City. Through the Community Action Plan, the City is obtaining input from the public steering committee and stakeholders. The following elements are being considered for the plan update: Land Use and zoning, housing analysis, environment and open space, infrastructure, transportation systems, community health and safely, floodplain management,
economic analysis, historic preservation, energy, arts and cultural facilities and organizations/operations analysis. The second component of the proposed action is to conduct a thorough review of the zoning ordinance and Comprehensive Plan as it pertains to the Main Street-Court Street Corridor and obtain input from stakeholders to craft a Form-based Code for that corridor. The Form-based Code will create a more predictable process and outcome for the City and future developers and will require an amendment to the existing zoning ordinance. The project is located throughout the City of Binghamton, New York.

Contact: Teri Rennia, City of Binghamton, 38 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901, Phone: (607) 772-7165, E-mail: clerk@cityofbinghamton.com.

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