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ENB - Region 3 Notices 5/3/2017

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Forest Preserve Tree Cutting Notice for the Discovery (Gondola) Lift Line and Deer Run Ski Trail Extension

Tree cutting associated with the development of the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center was approved by the voters of the State of New York in amendments to Article XIV of the New York State Constitution in 1947 and 1987. The Discovery Lift and Deer Run Ski Trial expansion projects were approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Commissioner and addressed in the 2015 Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan (UMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Tree cutting is addressed per Vegetation Resources Impacts and Mitigation section of the UMP/Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Erosion and Sediment Control Detail for the proposed lifts and trails are included in the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). All exposed areas resulting from ski trail and lift construction, including tree cutting and grading will be seeded and mulched following construction.

The current tree cutting for the Discovery Lift and Deer Run Ski Trial expansion projects will be as follows:

  1. Discovery Gondola Lift: Cutting of 1,110 trees ≥ 3 inches diameter at breast height (dbh) to construct the new Discovery Gondola Lift which will run from the Discovery Lodge to the summit of Belleayre Mountain, a distance of 6,340 feet. Lift line to be cleared to a 60 foot width, total area requiring tree cutting is 6 acres.
  2. Deer Run Ski Trail extension: Cutting of 648 trees ≥ 3 inches dbh to clear the 2,160 foot long Deer Run Ski Trail extension. Ski trail to be cleared to a width of 60 feet for a total area of 3.5 acres.

Trees will be felled by Olympic Regional Development Authority staff using chainsaws, cut into smaller pieces, chipped, left to decompose or utilized in one of the ski center lodges for firewood. Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The Belleayre Mountain Ski Center is located in the Town of Shandaken, New York.

Contact: William Rudge, NYS DEC - Region 3 Office, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone Number: (845) 256-3092, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Rhinebeck Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law # 1 of 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Town zoning law to establish a Civic 2 (CIV2) District. The project is located throughout the Town of Rhinebeck, New York.

Contact: Elizabeth Spinzia, Town of Rhinebeck, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, Phone: (845) 876-3409, E-mail:

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The Town of Greenburgh Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Formation Shelbourne - Assisted Living Facility Proposal will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice.

The action involves the construction of a proposed 80 unit, 59,097 square foot, 4 story assisted living facility with 56 off-street parking spaces and associated site improvements at 448 Underhill Road in the Town of Greenburgh, New York. Approvals are required from the Town of Greenburgh Zoning Board of Appeals, Town Board and Planning Board.

The conditions are:

  • The Underhill Road driveway shall be limited to emergency access only. This entrance should have a barrier arm gate installed to prevent vehicles from using this access point. In addition, a sign indicating "No Entry" or "Emergency Vehicle Access Only" should be prominently displayed at this driveway location.
  • Minor widening of Underhill Road on the approach to the first "s" curve, which will repair a swale and enhance drainage.
  • Widen the southern, interior radius of Underhill Road near the Con Edison access gates. Provide a maximum of five (5) feet extra width with a four (4) foot shoulder. Regrade and super-elevate the outer radius of this area to provide positive pitch and stability for turning vehicles.
  • Extend guiderail on outer radius to define Con Edison access gate.
  • Relocate one fire hydrant.
  • Limb trees and reduce/remove existing ground vegetation in two sight triangles to improve site distance around turns.
  • If not already performed by the Town of Greenburgh as part of the Department of Public Works (DPW) Capital Improvement plan, the Applicant will perform a traffic safety analysis of the intersection of Ardsley Road and Sprain Road, to determine if the implementation of any traffic safety signage or signals should be installed.
  • To mitigate a potentially moderate to large impact the Applicant must loop the two systems, and incorporate a pressure regulator, as the two existing water mains are from two different pressure zones. Connecting the 8 inch water mains and the installing a pressure regulator will provide enhanced flow and pressure as well as provide enhanced fire protection (per recommendations made by the Greenville Fire District) and maintenance of treated water quality.
  • The Applicant shall be required to install one new hydrant on site in a location coordinated with the Greenville Fire Chief.

Contact: Garrett Duquesne, Town of Greenburgh, 177 Hillside Avenue, Greenburgh, NY 10607, Phone: (914) 989-1532, E-mail:

Positive Declaration

Orange County - The Village of Maybrook Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Introductory Local Law 6 of 2016: Economic Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption of introductory Local Law No. 6 of 2016 entitled "A Local Law Amending Chapter 210 (Zoning) of the Code of the Village of Maybrook to Provide the Opportunity for Greater Economic Development within the Village". The purpose of the law is to establish a traditional downtown area within the Village, by creating a Traditional Downtown Design (TDD) district, and modify the uses permitted in the B-2 district. The action will include associated updates to the Zoning Map. The project is located in the B-2 District of the Village of Maybrook, New York.

Contact: Dennis K. Leahy, Village of Maybrook, 111 Schipps Lane, Maybrook, NY 12543, Phone: (845) 427-2717.

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