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ENB - Region 3 Notices 11/10/2015

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Warwick, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law # 4 of 2015 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of three amendments to the Town Zoning Law. The first modifies the Town Regulations governing campgrounds. These amendments recognize changes in the campground industry and regulatory environment, since the Town's regulations were adopted in 1989 and later amended in 2003 and 2010. The Local Law amends the Special Use Permit special conditions for farm markets by allowing full use of farms for special events. The Local Law also provides a new means for early neighbor notification of applications filed for Site Plan and/or Special Use Permit approval. The project is located throughout the Town of Warwick, New York.

Contact: Michael Sweeton, Town of Warwick, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990, Phone: (845) 986-1124, E-mail: supervi@warwick.net.


Ulster County - The Town of Wawarsing Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed WH 1 / 2 Rebuild Transmission Lines Rebuild Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rebuild of the WH-1/2 69kV electric transmission lines, along a 9.01 mile section running westerly from the Honk Falls Substation to the Ulster/Sullivan County Line near structure 30933-30934, and along the 1.2 mile Tap Line running from the area near Briggs Highway just west of Ellenville to the Greenfield Road substation, with minor equipment upgrades at the Honk Falls, Grimley Road, Greenfield and Neversink substations. The rebuild will take place along the centerline of Central Hudson's existing 100 foot wide Right-of-Way (ROW), and the ROW will not be widened.

The existing WH-1/2 lines were installed in 1932. The purpose of the project is to improve existing deteriorated electric transmission infrastructure in order to provide reliable electric service for the 69kV system in the Ellenville area. Ground disturbance will be predominantly within previously disturbed areas of the ROW. The existing WH-1/2 lines and the tap line are double-circuited lines (69kV) and the rebuild line will be a single-circuit line (69 kV). Most double-pole H frame structures will be replaced by single pole structures which will be approximately 10 to 15 feet taller on average than the existing poles in order to meet current NESC standards for conductor ground clearance. The rebuild will also include at least two pole mounted line switch structures to provide ability to sectionalize portions of the line for maintenance and emergency repair. The existing access road from Route 52 will be upgraded and an additional access from Route 52 west of Hacienda Road is proposed, both accesses to be used for construction and periodically thereafter for future maintenance.

The project is located in the Town of Wawarsing, New York.

Contact: Barbara Paes, Town of Wawarsing, 108 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY 12428, Phone: (845) 647-6570 extension 5.


Ulster County - The Village of New Paltz Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Establishment of Neighborhood Business Residential Mixed Use Zone will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to New Paltz Village Code Section 212-13 (G) which will replace the former North Chestnut Street Gateway District with the Neighborhood Business Residential Mixed-Use District (NBR). The goal is to promote the development of a neighborhood defined by a mix of residential, retail, service, professional, civil and cultural uses and which encourages travel by walking, bicycle and mass transit. Two goals for the District are to encourage residential housing on the upper floors of multistory, mixed-use buildings, and to foster a positive relationship between residential, retail and service/professional uses, while encouraging mass transit and reducing automobile trips and overbuilding of parking facilities. The project is centered on North Chestnut Street and NYS Route 32 North in the Village of New Paltz, New York.

Contact: Tim Rogers, Village of New Paltz, Village Offices, 25 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 255-1413, E-mail: Clerk@villageofnewpaltz.org.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Orange County - The Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Kent Farm Planned Adult Community. The Final EIS is available from the Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, 80 Ridgebury Hill Road, Slate Hill, NY 10973, Phone: (845) 355-5700 extension 8 and on line at: http://www.alpinekentfarm.com/documents.html.

The action involves the development of a Planned Adult Community (PAC), consisting of 54 single family homes on individual lots, 96 rental units, and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Residential units shall be restricted to residents 55 years of age and older. The project is located a 36 acre site identified on Golf Links Road, also known as County Road 50, in the Town of Wawayanda, New York.

Contact: Barbara Parsons, Town of Wawayanda, 80 Ridgebury Hill Road, Slate Hill, NY 10973, Phone: (845) 355-5700 extension 8.


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