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ENB - Region 4 Notices 2/15/2017

Negative Declaration

Schoharie County - The New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Blenheim Municipal Complex will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Schoharie County is proposing a project that would involve acquiring a site and constructing a new municipal complex for the Town of Blenheim. The project site is an 11.9 acre portion of a 93.6 acre privately owned parcel of mostly vacant agricultural land on the east side of State Route 30 (NY 30) in the Town of Blenheim, New York. The proposed multi-use municipal complex would contain an emergency operations center, with a backup generator and associated fuel tank, and a town administrative and meeting facility (with a total of approximately 4,100 square feet); a fire department facility (approximately 4,700 square feet); highway department garage (approximately 5,800 square feet), including bays for equipment and administrative/dispatch space; a protected drinking water well; a space that can function as an emergency shelter that may include a kitchen and storage areas; and interior and exterior space to allow the stockpiling and distribution of supplies and adequate parking for vehicles as well as equipment staging. The site would also include a 1,500 gallon septic tank and an approximately 5,400 square feet septic leach field, a storm water oil and gas trap for the town hall and fire station, and another for the highway department garage, and electrical service connections. Storm water protection measures would include a storm water pre-treatment pond, a storm water retention pond, and storm water discharge erosion protection extending from the retention pond to the intermittent stream extending through the site. The project is located at 1447 NYS Route 30 in North Blenheim, Town of Blenheim, New York.

Contact: Lori Shirley, New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, 38-40 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, Phone: (518) 474-0755, E-mail:

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