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ENB - Region 7 Notices 12/27/2017

Negative Declaration

Broome County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hawkins Pond Bluestone Quarry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The applicant and landowner, Robert A. Coleman, proposes to renew and modify an existing Article 23 Mined Land Reclamation Permit for a bluestone mine. After increasing the life-of-mine boundaries by 6.8 acres, the bluestone mine would occupy 20.8 of 42.2 acres. No protected streams, wetlands or other protected natural resources are expected to be adversely impacted. All storm water runoff will drain internally. Typical blasting and processing of bluestone will occur, which is consistent with numerous other bluestone mines in the area. The mine will be reclaimed to stable slopes with natural vegetation.

The project is located at 122 and 128 Vroman Road, off Bevins Road in the Town of Windsor, New York.

Contact: Cynthia Hill, NYS DEC - Region 7 Cortland Sub Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 1285 Fisher Avenue, Cortland, NY 13045, Phone: (607) 753-3095, extension 236, E-mail:

Broome County - The Johnson City Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 20/20 Renewal Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves reconstruction, rehabilitation, and replacement of existing facilities and structures at the K-8 and High School buildings, and construction of a two and a half story addition to the K-8 building. The project is located 601 Columbia Drive in the Village of Johnson City, New York.

Contact: Eric Race, Johnson City Central School District, 601 Columbia Drive, Johnson City, NY 13790, Phone: (607) 763-1225, E-mail:

Oswego County - The Town of Albion, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Albion Water System Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Town of Albion does not currently have a municipal water system, and residents are dependent on private wells. Many residents experience problems with their wells, including water contamination and poor water taste. In addition, residents occasionally run out of water, and are concerned about fire protection. The proposed project involves the formation of a new water district within the Town of Albion, construction of a water distribution system, storage tank, and pump station to supply water throughout the Town. The new system is proposed to be supplied by the Schoeller well site (which is owned by the Town of Richland). The existing well site has the capacity to serve the proposed Albion water system. The new system will involve approximately 91,100 linear feet of new water main within the Town of Albion which will serve 462 properties. The new water main will connect to existing water main (Richland Water District No. 3) within the Town of Richland. The project is located in the Town of Albion, New York.

Contact: Grete Bader, Barton & Loguidice, D.P.C., 443 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088, Phone: (315) 457-5200, Fax: (315) 451-0052, E-mail:

Tompkins County - The Town of Ithaca Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Enactment of Local Laws: Accessory Dwelling Units, Residential Rental Operating Permit Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves proposed laws which include: 1) Amending Chapter 270 of Town Code, "Zoning", to add provisions pertaining to accessory dwelling units, 2) Amending Chapter 125 of Town Code, "Building Construction and Fire Prevention", to add requirements for operating permits and inspections for certain residential rental units and to add permit requirements upon transfer of title, 3) Add a new Chapter to the Town Code titled "Operating Permits for Certain Residential Rental Units." Major elements of the local laws include establishment of a residential rental operating permit program applicable to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and other rented residential dwellings that are rented for terms of at least 30 consecutive days and that are not currently required to have an operating permit (i.e. single family dwellings, duplexes, second dwelling units that are constructed entirely within the basement of a dwelling and are equal in size to the other dwelling unit); restricting the size of the floor area in new accessory dwelling units (including those constructed within a basement) to 70% the size of the primary dwelling, or 800 sq.ft., whichever is less; requiring owner-occupancy in one of the dwelling units on a lot with a new ADU, except for those in the HDR Zone; removing provisions for elder cottages and adding new provisions to allow detached ADUs to be stand alone structures, not required to be part of another accessory structure (i.e. garage).

The project is located throughout the Town of Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Susan Ritter, Town of Ithaca, 215 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, Phone: (607) 273-1747 extension 120, Fax: (607) 273-1704, E-mail:

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