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ENB - Region 4 Notices 9/23/2015

Negative Declaration

Albany County - The Village of Altamont Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rezoning of 52.25 Acres Annexed by the Village of Altamont will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. In December 2014, the Village of Altamont formally annexed a 52.25 acre parcel that had been in the Town of Guilderland and which encompassed a subdivision known as the Preserve at Bozenkill Creek. The proposed action is to create a zoning district designated as a Residential Conservation District (RCD) located in the Village of Altamont which is coextensive with the annexed parcel. The project is located on the north end of the Village of Altamont, New York.

Contact: Patty Blackwood, Village of Altamont, 115 Main Street, P.O. Box 643, Altamont, NY 12009, Phone: (518) 861-8554, E-mail:

Schoharie County - The New York Power Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Route 30 Multi-Site Telecommunications Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) proposes to enter into a partnership-agreement with Verizon to enhance local cell phone service along the Route 30 highway corridor within Schoharie County. At Verizon's request, NYPA proposes to:

  • Replace its 150 foot telecommunications tower at the Blenheim Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project (BG) with a 260 foot tower (the BG Tower);
  • Reimburse Verizon to replace Castle Crown's Brown Mountain Tower;
  • Reimburse Verizon to refurbish Vertical Bridge's Breakabeen Tower;
  • Agree to all necessary support-activities required to: clear the sites, deconstruct existing facilities and structures, and to place and construct new ancillary equipment, at the three tower locations; and
  • Reimburse Verizon to add equipment to existing telecommunications towers at Stamford and Cobleskill.

The project is located as follows:

Blenheim Giboa Tower
397 Power Plant Access Road
Gilboa, NY

Brown Mountain Tower
Dave Brown Mountain Road
North Blenheim, NY

Breakabeen Tower
409 Clauverwie Road
Middleburg, NY 12122

Cobleskill Tower
946 Greenbush Hill Road
Cobleskill, NY 12187

Stamford Tower
105 Utsayantha Lane
Stamford, NY 12167

Contact: Erika Cozza, NYPA, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 287-3654, E-mail:

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