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ENB - Region 9 Notices 4/5/2017

Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus County - The Hinsdale Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hinsdale Central School District Acquisition of Adjacent Property and Capital Improvements Project, 2017-2019 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the Hinsdale Central School District to acquire 13.9 ± acres of adjacent unimproved property south of the District's campus and undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2017-2019 which includes various renovation, upgrade, security, and safety improvements at the District's campus and site work improvements on the District's campus and on the adjacent property to be acquired.

Proposed renovations and upgrades to existing District buildings include electrical upgrades including replacement of existing lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting at the main building and bus garage and electric panel upgrades; plumbing upgrades such as improvements to domestic water system piping and valves, drains for classroom emergency eyewash stations, technology room sink, and drinking fountains with bottle fill faucets; and HVAC upgrades possibly including cooling in upper gymnasium and instructional service room.

Other proposed improvements include refinishing wooden floors in gymnasiums and classrooms, interior door replacement for library and gymnasiums, basement entrance door, elevator code upgrades, sound systems in gymnasiums / auditoriums, bleachers in the upper gym, enclosure of rear canopy for athletic equipment storage, and vent-less kiln for art room.

Proposed security and safety items include a message board on Route 16, exterior strobe lighting and interior strobe lighting to meet code requirements, building lightning protection, emergency backup power for computer circuits, additional security cameras and emergency information monitors, secure vestibule at main school entrance, additional access control on exterior doors at school building and bus garage, and cord reels in the technology classrooms.

An athletic facility consisting of a rubber track surrounding a grass turf multi-purpose athletic field is proposed to be constructed near the campus' parking area and baseball field on the southern edge of the campus and the immediately adjacent portion of the land proposed to be acquired. Associated proposed improvements include fencing around the facility, sound system, lighting, officials' stand, team dugouts, scoreboard, grandstand, concessions, storage, restrooms, and possible playground and additional parking area. To support the District's science and outdoor learning programs, an asphalt walkway around the track and athletic field facility will connect to an elevated wooden walkway leading to a possible roofed pavilion teaching space near the pond which is located on the southern portion of the adjacent property proposed to be acquired. Proposed site work on the existing campus includes replacement of front steps and some sidewalks, resurfacing of tennis courts, new baseball dugouts, and installation of a greenhouse with concrete pad and utilities near the school building, and at the bus garage, a fueling canopy and replacement of concrete aprons at the overhead doors.

The project is located on the Hinsdale Central School District Campus, 3701 Main Street and the adjacent property proposed to be acquired is a portion of 3673 Main Street in Hinsdale, New York.

Contact: Larry Ljungberg, Hinsdale Central School District, 3701 Main Street, Hinsdale, NY 14743, Phone: (716) 557-2227, E-mail:

Erie County - The Town of North Collins, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lawtons Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to the potable water supply serving the Hamlet of Lawtons in the Town of North Collins, New York. The improvements are necessary to bring the potable water system into compliance with current potable water health standards. Two (2) possible alternatives were evaluated for providing the residents within the Lawtons Water District with potable water, meeting the requirements of State and Federal laws. The two alternatives consisted of: 1.) Building a water transmission between Lawtons and the Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI) and entering a bulk water purchase agreement with the SNI, or 2.) Building an advanced treatment facility with filtration equipment to treat the existing spring source. In both of these options improvements to the distribution system are also proposed, including installation of water meters, installation of isolation valves, the elimination of a dead end in the existing 4 inch distribution main line and installation of blow-off hydrants on the remaining dead end lines.

Contact: John M. Tobia, Town of North Collins, 10569 Route 62, P.O. Box 640, North Collins, NY 14111, Phone: (716) 337-3869, E-mail:

Wyoming County - The Letchworth Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Letchworth Central School District 2018 Capital Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves renovations and improvements to the building interior (bathrooms, auditorium, pool, classrooms, etc.), building exterior (roof replacement and window replacement) and the site, including parking lot reconstruction (mostly replacement in kind with no significant reconfiguration anticipated), new trench drains at the bus garage, and minor athletic field repairs. No building additions or significant modifications to existing site elements are expected at this time. The project is located at 5550 School Road in the Town of Gainesville, New York.

Contact: Julia Reed, Letchworth Central School District, 5550 School Road, Gainesville, NY 14066, Phone: (585) 493-5450, E-mail:

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