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ENB - Region 3 Notices 3/25/2015

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of Red Hook, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hoffman Traditional Neighborhood Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action an application by Kirchhoff Properties, LLC for Site Plan, Subdivision, and Incentive Zoning Approval from the Town of Red Hook Planning Board to create a traditional neighborhood development (TND) consisting of 102 dwelling units (including 20 TND Cottages, 20 TND Townhouses, and 62 TND Houses), a Community Center, Mail Kiosk, and associated civic spaces on 52.05 ± acres of land located partially within the TND Residential Subdistrict and partially within the TND Commercial Center. The proposed project includes an application for Incentive Zoning, pursuant to §143-49.2 of the Town's Zoning Law, for 33 incentive units. The existing single family residence located at 25 Old Farm Road will be demolished, and the existing commercial use located at 19 Old Farm Road will remain on a new 1.255 acre parcel. The project will be served by municipal water. Wastewater disposal will be by means of a new community subsurface sewage disposal system that will be designed to the standards of the Dutchess County Department of Health and the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority, which will own and operate the system. The project includes the possible formation of water and/or sewer districts. New roads will be offered for dedication to the Town, and a Homeowners Association (HOA) will be created to maintain the rear lanes, civic spaces, sidewalks (with the exception of the sidewalk extension from the project site to Route 9), and street lighting. The HOA will also maintain all of the stormwater practices that are located outside of the Town right-of-way. Catch basins and pipes within the Town right-of-way will be maintained by the Town. The applicant has offered to work with the Town to identify an appropriate location for a trail connecting a portion of the site to the proposed Hucklebush Rail Trail, and will offer a trail easement to Town if an appropriate location can be identified. The applicant has petitioned the Town Board for a Zoning amendment to increase the size of a TND Cottage from 1,200 square foot to 1,500 square foot. The project is located at 19, 25, and 45 Old Farm Road in the Town of Red Hook, New York.

Contact: Kathleen Flood, Town of Red Hook, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571, Phone: (845) 758-4613, E-mail: planning@redhook.org.


Putnam County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Triploid Grass Carp Stocking In Lake Mahopac will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by Lake Mahopac Park District to stock Lake Mahopac with Triploid Grass Carp (a sterile fish) for the purpose of controlling nuisance levels of submerged aquatic vegetation. A Full Environmental Impact Statement was conducted by the Park District in 1993, and NYS DEC issued a permit to stock Triploid Grass Carp. Following the stocking of 2,565 Triploid Grass Carp in 1994, Eurasian Watermilfoil (a nonnative invasive aquatic plant) was eradicated from the lake. Over the last several years, native aquatic vegetation has returned, which should be a benefit for the ecology of the lake. Unfortunately, a relatively small amount of Eurasian Watermilfoil has also returned. The Lake Mahopac Park District would like to stock additional Triploid Grass Carp to hopefully reduce the amount of Eurasian Watermilfoil before it starts to expand to the levels it had attained in the early 1990s. NYS DEC has reviewed the Lake Mahopac Park District's stocking permit application and plans to issue a permit for the Lake Mahopac Park District to stock up to 170 Triploid Grass Carp. The Lake Mahopac Park District will continue to monitor the aquatic plant life in Lake Mahopac to help evaluate the results of this stocking. The project is located in Lake Mahopac in the Town of Carmel, New York.

Contact: Michael Flaherty, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources, Bureau of Fisheries, 28 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3066, E-mail: Michael.Flaherty@dec.ny.gov.


Positive Declaration

Rockland County - The Town of Ramapo Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Pascack Ridge (Monsey Lumber Co. and 171 North Pascack Road Corp.) Comprehensive Plan and Rezoning Petitions may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves petitions by Monsey Lumber Co. and 171 North Pascack Road Corp. to amend the Town's Comprehensive Plan and to rezone properties from the R-15 Residential District to the MR-12 Multifamilty District. The project is bounded by Ewing Avenue, Spring Brook Road and Pascack Road in the Town of Ramapo, New York.

Contact: Michael L. Klein, Town of Ramapo, Ramapo Town Hall, 237 Route 59, Suffern NY 10901, Phone: (845) 357-5100, E-mail: kleinm@ramapo-ny.gov.


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