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ENB - Region 8 Notices 11/22/2017

Negative Declaration

Ontario County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption and Implementation of the Habitat Management Plan for Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that guides habitat management on the 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. The plan includes extensive background information, management history, and a series of maps depicting WMA location, sensitive ecological resources, and planned management actions.

Major habitat management goals for Honeoye Creek WMA include:

  • managing approximately 3% as young forest (12% of forest acreage);
  • maintaining approximately 25% as intermediate and mature forest;
  • maintaining approximately 49% as grasslands and 6% as shrub land;
  • managing approximately 11% as agricultural habitats; and,
  • maintaining 4% as natural wetlands and open water.

The Honeoye Creek Wildlife Management Area is located in the Town of Richmond, New York.

Contact: Michael Palermo, NYS DEC - Region 8 Office, Division of Fish and Wildlife, 6274 East Avon-Lima Road, Avon, NY 14414, Phone: (585) 226-5383.


Orleans County - The Town of Barre, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Barre - Water District No. 9 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the development of plans for public water supply improvements to Water District No. 9. The Town of Barre Town Board is applying for funding assistance from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development to undertake the project. As currently proposed, Water District No. 9 involves the installation of approximately 27,000 linear feet of 8 inch waterline along portions of Hemlock Ridge Road, Gray Road, Pine Hill Road, and Mix Road. Activities include the installation of the watermain, fire hydrants, valves, watermain connections, residential hook-ups, road crossings, excavation and bedding materials and surface restoration. The purpose of the project is to address serious health and safety problems and ensure that residents of this area have a reliable supply of good quality water and fire protection. The project is located along portions of Hemlock Ridge Road, Gray Road, Pine Hill Road, and Mix Road in the Town of Barre, New York.

Contact: Mark Chamberlain, Town of Barre, 14317 West Barre Road, Albion, NY 14411, Phone: (585) 589-5100, E-mail: barresup@rochester.rr.com.


Seneca County - The Seneca Falls Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed District's Capital Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposed Capital Improvement Project that includes demolition of existing and failing Bus Garage and construction of a new Transportation Center in the same exact location. The project is located at various Seneca Falls Central School District locations in the Town of Seneca Falls, New York.

Contact: Robert McKeveny, Seneca Falls Central School District, 38 Clinton Street, P.O. Box 268, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, Phone: (315) 668-5818, E-mail: bmckeveny@senecafallscsd.org.


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