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ENB - Region 9 Notices 4/1/2015

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Randolph Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2015 Capital Project including both propositions District-Wide Capital Improvements Project, 2015 and Athletic Facilities Improvements Project, 2015 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the The Randolph Central School District to undertake a capital project which will include various renovation, upgrade and site work improvements at the District's campus. At the time Part 1 of the EAF was originally completed and circulated among potentially involved and interested agencies to coordinate the SEQR review, it had been contemplated that the District would also enter into a lease with the Town of Randolph for the Town to provide facilities to support the District's operation of its Transportation Department and land might be conveyed adjacent to the Town's Weeden Park as part of that possible arrangement. However, that contemplated arrangement between the District and Town is not proposed at this time and the existing bus garage will remain on the campus. Many of the other items contemplated in September 2014 remain as part of the proposed project with some modifications, mainly scope reductions, as noted below.

Building improvements at the Junior / Senior High School and Gail N. Chapman Elementary School will include health/safety, accessibility, technology, and code compliance work and upgrades to building systems including general construction, mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades. Items will include heating system upgrades, ceilings; flooring; selective roof replacement; clock system; security and safety upgrades including security camera system and fire alarm and detection upgrades, and outdoor lighting in parking areas and at the multipurpose athletic facility; communication technology upgrades; auditorium renovations including theatrical lighting controls and new platform/stage floor; and refinishing wood cabinets, shelves, and doors and updating hardware for ADA accessibility.

Site work will include athletic facility improvements on the existing campus. Vehicle and pedestrian circulation work at the campus will include reconfiguring the existing Elementary School parking area to improve vehicle flow and provide isolated parent drop-off/pick-up of students from designated bus loading areas; (bus garage demolition / new parking area were deleted); creating a plaza area announcing a new entry to the High School and separating the existing bus lane area from adjacent parking and providing pedestrian walking zones between schools with traffic calming features; reconfiguring the parking area at the northwest corner of the High School designating a new drop-off / pick-up area isolated from existing parking and new bus lanes; (construction of a new parking area on the west side of the High School located off College Avenue, drop-off / pick-up area and new terraced area with retaining walls are no longer proposed, but parking area could be included if budget allows); repurposing one of the three tennis courts for parking and relocating court lights; and possibly improving circulation to athletic facilities from parking areas including new walkways and stairs. Widening access driveways with associated retaining wall may be included.

Proposed improvements to athletic facilities at the campus include a new resilient track surface with other track and field event area upgrades. At the time of the Negative Declaration, some other contemplated athletic facility improvements such as reconstructing the existing grass central playfield within the track to a new multi-purpose synthetic turf playfield for football, soccer and other activities and drainage improvements had been included in the scope of the Athletic Facilities Improvements Project proposition which did not pass, while other contemplated athletic facility improvements already had been removed from the project scope.

The project is located at the Randolph Junior / Senior High School and Gail N. Chapman Elementary School, 18 Main Street in the Town of Randolph, New York.

Contact: Kimberly Moritz, Randolph Central School District, 18 Main Street, Randolph, NY 14772, Phone: (716) 358-7005, E-mail: KMoritz@rand.wnyric.org.


Erie County - The Town of Lancaster, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezone O Broadway from R-1 and RCO to MFR-3 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed rezoning to site plan approval for a 46-unit patio home development on 14.21 acres of land in a mixed use area with commercial uses and high density residential uses in proximity to project. The project is located at 00 Broadway in the Town of Lancaster, New York.

Contact: John M. Dudziak, Town of Lancaster, 21 Central Avenue, Lancaster, NY 1406, Phone: (716) 684-3342, E-mail: jdudziak@lancasterny.com.


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