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ENB - Region 7 Notices 10/5/2016

Negative Declaration

Cayuga County - The Village of Aurora Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law #4 of 2016: To Amend Local Law #1 of 2008 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Adoption of a local law to regulate Land Use and provide for Historic Preservation. The project is located throughout the Village of Aurora, New York.

Contact: Ann Balloni, Village of Aurora, 456 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026, Phone: (315) 364-7293, E-mail: villageclerk@auroranewyork.


Cayuga County - The Village of Aurora Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law #5 of 2016 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Adoption of a local law governing the licensing of vendors and sidewalk cafes in the Public Way. The project is located throughout the Village of Aurora, New York.

Contact: Ann Balloni, 456 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026, Phone: (315) 364-7293, E-mail: villageclerk@auroranewyork.


Madison County - The Village of Chittenango Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law to Amend Chapter 148 of the Code of the Village of Chittenango to Provide Steep Slope Protection will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves enacting a Local Law amending the Code of the Village of Chittenango at Chapter 148 (Zoning) in order to conserve the sensitive environment of steep slope areas, and to regulate land use within these areas so as to protect the public's interest by minimizing the effects of disturbance and development on steep slopes. The project is located throughout the Village of Chittenango, New York.

Contact: Nadine C. Bell, Village of Chittenango, 500 Plum Street, Suite 300, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 422-1152 extension 263, E-mail: ncb@ccf-law.com.


Onondaga County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Cicero Swamp Habitat Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Habitat Management Plan for Cicero Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) to guide habitat management on this area to benefit wildlife and facilitate wildlife-dependent recreation for a ten year time period. The planning process included a comprehensive inventory of habitats on the WMA, establishing management objectives and target species for each habitat type, and the development of strategies and actions that can be implemented over the next decade to achieve habitat management goals.

Habitat management goals for Cicero Swamp WMA include:

  • The management of 12% of the total forested area as young forest to provide American woodcock (AMWO) habitat.
  • To increase shrubland habitat to 1% to provide habitat for shrubland obligate species.
  • To decrease grassland habitat to 2% of the total WMA acreage.
  • To decrease the WMA's forested acreage to 76% to provide habitat diversity.
  • Maintenance of the remaining 9% of the WMA in its various habitats as they are now.
  • Improvement of the existing shrub and grassland areas for the benefit of grassland nesting birds.
  • To provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species and to permit wildlife-dependent recreational uses compatible with wildlife.

The project is located at Cicero Swamp WMA in the Town of Cicero, New York.

Contact: Adam Robedee / Andrew Drake / Adam Perry, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forest, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095, Fax: (607) 753-8532.


Oswego County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined the proposed Harris Mine Life of Mine Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Presently mining is permitted within a 7.27 acre Life of Mine within a 40 acre parcel. A 3.87 acre expansion will increase the Life of Mine to a total of 11.14 acres. The modification will also include the use of a crusher for material processing, and expanded operating hours to include mining on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The mine will include excavation of unconsolidated sand and gravel reserves using a front end loader or hydraulic excavator from above and below the existing water table. Reclamation will include the creation of a 6 acre pond, and upland areas re-vegetated as meadows. The project is located 71 Summerville Road in the Town of Hannibal, New York.

Contact: Kevin Balduzzi, NYS DEC - Region 7 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 615 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204, Phone: (315) 426-7493, E-mail: DEP.R7@dec.ny.gov.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Maplewood Graduate and Professional Student Housing Redevelopment Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 beginning at 7:05 p.m. in the Ithaca Town Hall, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until October 31, 2016. A hard copy of the Draft EIS is available at Town of Ithaca Town Hall; the Tompkins County Public Library and on line at: www.town.ithaca.ny.us/home/quick-news.

The project involves the demolition of the existing Maplewood Apartments housing complex and redeveloping the 17 ± acre site with 474 residential units (studios and 1-4 bedroom units) in a mix of townhomes, stacked flats, and multi-family apartment buildings. The project will also include some small retail, new interior streets, parking areas, pedestrian facilities, open spaces, storm water facilities, and a community center. The project is located between Maple Avenue and Mitchell Street in the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Christine Balestra, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850; Phone: (607) 273-1747, E-mail: cbalestra@town.ithaca.ny.us.


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