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ENB - Region 1 Notices 7/15/2015

Positive Declaration

Suffolk County - The Town of Southold Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tuthill Conservation Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves a proposal for an 80/60 Conservation Subdivision of four parcels with a total area of 112 acres into 17 residential lots, with 94 acres to be preserved. This project proposes the transfer of yield pursuant to §240-42 G of the Southold Town Code.

  • North Dyer equals 21 acres proposed to be subdivided into 6 lots where the lots range in size from 0.7 - 0.9 acres. This property includes a 0.7 acres private right-of-way and 15.6 acres of preserved subdivision open space inclusive of 5.7 acres of unbuildable lands.
  • South Dyer equals 35.3 acres proposed to be subdivided into 5 lots and includes a reserve area for agricultural related use where the lots range in size from 0.5 - 0.9 acres; property includes a 0.5 acre right-of-way and 28.5 acres of open space inclusive of 14.6 acres of unbuildable lands.
  • North Brown equals 28.7 acres proposed to be subdivided into 5 lots where the lots range in size from 0.7 - 0.8 acres. This property includes a 1.3 acre private right-of-way and 23.7 acres of open space inclusive of 2 acres of unbuildable lands.
  • South Brown equals 26.9 acres proposed to be subdivided where Lot 1 equals 0.92 acres. This property includes 25.5 acres of open space inclusive of 0.62 acre of unbuildable land.

The project is located on NYS Route 25 in Orient, Town of Southold, New York .

Contact: Mark Terry, Town of Southold, Southold Town Annex, Southold, NY 11971, Phone: (631) 765-1938.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Suffolk County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Governor Alfred E. Smith / Sunken Meadow State Park . The Final EIS is available from the Park Office; at the offices of the agency contacts listed below; NYS OPRHP, 625 Broadway, Albany NY, 12238 and at the following library: Smithtown Public Library, Smithtown Branch, 1 North Country Rd., Smithtown, NY 11787 and on line at: http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx. Agencies and the public are afforded the opportunity to consider the Final EIS; this consideration period ends on July 28, 2015. Comments may be e-mailed to: sunkenmeadow.plan@parks.ny.gov

The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow State Park. The master plan includes proposals for resource protection and for recreational use including continued rehabilitation and maintenance of the parks' existing facilities. New buildings and facilities proposed in the park include a new golf course maintenance facility near the golf course; a new educational area within the main bath house area, improvements to the park police and administrative offices and the first aid area; the rehabilitation of the main bath house restrooms and changing room; the construction of a new picnic pavilion and improvements to the existing one; expansion of picnic areas, the construction of bicycle and pedestrian pathways; golf course irrigation and drainage improvements; multi-use trail improvements; installing pervious pavement in Parking Field 2; improving canoe and kayak launching opportunities; rehabilitating softball fields; improving accessibility to the driving range; constructing a spray park and improving roadway and trail signage throughout the park.

Natural resource protection improvements include the designation of areas as a Bird Conservation Area; continuation of wetland and creek monitoring; the development of an invasive species management plan; partnership with the Town of Smithtown to stabilize the bank of the Kings Park Bluff and the continuation of flora and fauna monitoring.

Cultural resource protection strategies will remain consistent with New York State standards. NYS OPRHP staff will reach out to local history groups to gain a greater understanding of the former fish hatchery area to develop interpretive programming and signage.

The Final EIS describes potential environmental impacts and mitigation of those that may be adverse. Areas that have been evaluated with respect to impacts include: land, water, wetlands, air, biological resources/ecology, historic and archeological resources, scenic resources, recreation, traffic/access, public health and safety, and energy, noise and odor.

The Final EIS also includes a chapter summarizing public comments on the Draft Plan and Draft EIS and NYS OPRHP's responses to comments. Public comments on the Draft Master Plan and Draft EIS were generally positive and no significant changes were made to the Master Plan and EIS.

The Governor Alfred E. Smith / Sunken Meadow State Park is located at Route 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway in Kings Park, New York.

Contacts: Wayne Horsley, NYS OPRHP - Long Island District Region, 625 Belmont Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704, Phone: (631) 669-1000 or Ron Rausch, NYS OPRHP - Environmental Management Bureau, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12238, Phone (518) 474-0409, E-mail: sunkenmeadow.plan@parks.ny.gov.


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