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ENB - Region 9 Notices 12/2/2015

Negative Declaration

Erie County - The Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District 2015 Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District (District) to undertake a capital project which includes various addition, renovation, upgrade, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Construction work will include an addition to the High School for a gymnasium, locker rooms, fitness room, horticulture, agricultural and technology classrooms, and lavatories. The existing gymnasium will be renovated for a media center, and the existing media center will be renovated for a Board room and large group instruction space. At the other schools, secure entrances will be constructed with relocation of main offices at the Middle School and Springville Elementary and installation of a secured vestibule to increase security to allow entry directly into the main office at Colden Elementary.

Improvements at one or more of the buildings will include health/safety, accessibility, and code compliance work including ADA upgrades to lavatories and door hardware, stage lifts, elevators, sprinkler system, water service upgrades including backflow preventers, kitchen sanitary piping and grease traps, fire alarm system, rerouting of underground fire protection water line, and various code mandates including at the concession stand.

Upgrades to building systems include general, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC work including carpeting, vinyl flooring, doors, lockers, electrical panels, feeders and devices, energy-efficient lighting including in the gymnasium, hot water rather than steam boilers, sinks, ventilation upgrades, gymnasium ceiling, asbestos abatement, and overhead stage rigging.

Exterior envelope upgrades at one or more of the buildings will include items such as new roofs, masonry restoration, flashing, and some exterior doors, and a new press box.

Site work will include pavement reconstruction including front and rear parking lots, access road to Eaton Street, fire access road for addition, sidewalks, and underdrainage improvements at the High School; parking lot, sidewalks and curbs including underdrainage at Middle School; parking lots and sidewalks including underdrainage at Colden Elementary and Springville Elementary Schools; and miscellaneous work associated with items such as underground electric service, fencing, lighting including at the football field, new track surface, gymnasium addition, and school entrances' construction.

The project is located throughout the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District in the Village of Springville, Town of Concord and Town of Colden, New York.

Contact: Sylvia Root, Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District, 307 Newman Street, Springville, NY 14141, Phone: (716) 592-3200, E-mail: SRoot@springvillegi.org.


Erie County - The Iroquois Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 2016 Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Iroquois Central School District (District) to undertake a capital project which includes various renovation, upgrade, and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Proposed improvements at one or more of the buildings include health/safety, accessibility, and code compliance work and upgrades to building systems including general, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC work. Items include secure vestibules and door levers, fire alarm system, auditorium lighting and electrical service, water service upgrades, hot water heaters, hot water condensing boilers, ventilation upgrades, flooring, ADA door hardware and restroom, and various code mandates.

Interior reconstruction items include boiler room reconstruction, band room renovation, ADA restroom renovation and relocation and main office renovation. Exterior envelope upgrades at one or more of the buildings include items such as new roofs and roof drains.

Proposed site work includes athletic field upgrades on the west side of Girdle Road where athletic fields exist, with the local share of the cost to be community funded. These upgrades include a new multi-sport synthetic field and 800-meter all-weather track near the existing parking area. Associated improvements include bleachers (1,500 seats), press box, scoreboard, fencing, drainage, lighting, and an expanded restroom building with concession stand. Other athletic fields, including a baseball field, will remain grass turf but will be realigned to accommodate the multi-sport synthetic turf facility, and an existing underground natural gas line which passes under the athletic fields will be relocated to a greater depth. Site work on the east side of Girdle Road includes reconstruction of portions of parking areas and driveway entrances in front of the school buildings.

Outdoor recreational improvements are anticipated to also occur at Wales Primary School. This proposed site work will be treated as part of the capital project (under the first of the two propositions that will be presented) for authorization and SED review purposes, but the District anticipates that the costs associated with such work will be covered through a combination of donated labor, donated materials, and private fundraising, so that the overall cost of the capital project will not be increased by the District's undertaking such particular site work on school grounds. Such work is however, being included as part of this action for review purposes. These improvements may include a new playground to replace two existing playgrounds, a 30' x 60' pavilion, an all-weather 3-lane, 200-meter track around the new playground, a soccer field, and a paved basketball court.

The project is located throughout the Iroquois Central School District in the Village of East Aurora, Town of Elma and Town of Marilla, New York.

Contact: Douglas Scofield, Iroquois Central School District, P.O. Box 32, 2111 Girdle Road, Elma, NY 14059, Phone: (716) 652-3000, E-mail: dscofield@iroquoiscsd.org


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Apartment Complex Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of eight (8) apartment units to the existing apartment development known as "Alexander Estates". The new units will be added by constructing new stories to existing buildings B, C and D. The project also includes the addition of a new garage/storage building to replace a building that is to be removed. This site is adjacent to Ellicott Creek and is partially located within the Ellicott Creek floodway. The project is located at 2209, 2215 and 2217 Sweet Home Road in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Senior Housing Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a 3 story senior housing building with 66 units (65,650 ± square foot), along with two garages of 10 spaces each and additional parking spaces. The subject site is adjacent to Amherst State Park and directly south of an existing assisted living facility. The site is also in close proximity to the St. Mary of the Angels complex, a State and National Register of Historic Places site. The project is located 410 Mill Street in the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment - Hydrofracking will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a text amendment which would prohibit the exploration for or extraction of natural gas and/or petroleum within the Town of Amherst. The project is located throughout the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Erie County - The Town of Amherst Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendments to Town of Amherst Bicentennial Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of proposed amendments pertaining to both text and mapping within the Comprehensive Plan document. Amendments generally fall into one of the following categories:

  • Wetland changes based on New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) mapping;
  • Land use changes based on recent rezonings / redevelopment / new information;
  • Consistency with other plans (UB Physical Plan, Williamsville Community Plan, Metropolitan Transportation Plan).

The project is located throughout the Town of Amherst, New York.

Contact: Eric W. Gillert, Town of Amherst, 5583 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221, Phone: (716) 631-7051, E-mail: planning@amherst.ny.com.


Wyoming County - The Town of Warsaw Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Addition of a Planned Unit Development District (PUD) to Town of Warsaw Zoning Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the addition of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) District to the Town Zoning Law. This action is merely the beginning of a PUD overlay district. By adopting the law, this would create the overlay district and allow for the application of a PUD in any district. This will make development in the Town more attractive to developers and would create a way to review and control the addition of a PUD to create future development within the Town.

Upon application submission, the Town will need to be project specific in the review to decide whether each project effects the land and environment in any way.

The project is located throughout the Town of Warsaw, New York.

Contact: Rebecca Ryan, Town of Warsaw, 83 Center Street, Warsaw, NY 14569, Phone: (585) 786-2800, E-mail: alyssa@ddimatteolaw.com.


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