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ENB - Region 6 Notices 5/2/2018

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The City School District of the City of Little Falls a/k/a Little Falls City School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Little Falls City School District Capital Improvements Project, 2018 a/k/a School Building Project and Athletic Facilities Lighting Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Little Falls City School District (District) proposes to undertake a Capital Improvements Project, 2018 a/k/a School Building Project and Athletic Facilities Lighting Project which includes various building renovation, reconstruction work and additions to support educational and athletic programs; safety and security, building envelope, infrastructure, finishes, and building systems upgrades; and site work improvements at the District's sites and facilities.

Proposed safety and security upgrades include creating secure entry vestibules and offices at the High School, Middle School, and Benton Hall Academy to control and limit visitor access. Proposed building work at the Benton Hall Academy may include items such as a Clean STEAM Lab addition in the courtyard, reconfiguring existing spaces to create new learning spaces such as Engineering-by-Design, Universal Pre-K, learning lab, speech, and occupational therapy spaces, and various other renovations including cafeteria, special education, and music rooms. Renovations and additions at the Middle / High School are proposed to accommodate 21st Century learning environments including multipurpose spaces, music facility, computer labs, science and special education rooms, and various other areas including corridors, weight room and kitchen. At the Bus Garage, an addition is proposed for a maintenance and wash bay.

Various building envelope, infrastructure, and finishes upgrades at the High / Middle School may include items such as roofing; gymnasium upgrades including bleachers, lockers, flooring in wrestling area, floor ventilation; elevator controllers; and various other improvements such as foundation drainage, exterior doors, windows, skylights, carpeting, and fire seal. Upgrades at Benton Hall Academy may include items such as windows, roofing, lining the chimney to allow continued use, masonry rehabilitation, foundation drainage, doors, and flooring. Proposed building system upgrades may include items such as electrical and lighting, plumbing, multiple HVAC, public address and fire alarm systems, and other emergency improvements including power generators.

Proposed site work at the Middle / High School initially included a synthetic turf athletic field inside the track with drainage and lighting, but the synthetic turf with drainage has been deleted from the project scope. Field lighting and drainage and curbs at the High School service area remain in the proposed project scope. At the Bus Garage, paved driveway and parking areas may be reconstructed and expanded. Site work at the Benton Hall Academy may include parking areas reconstruction, sidewalks and steps, and fencing and other security improvements at the playground.

If the budget allows after receiving construction bids, additional, similar renovations and upgrades at District sites and facilities could be undertaken.

Project locations:

Little Falls Middle School / High School and Bus Garage
1 High School Road
Little Falls, NY 13365
(Middle/High School and Bus Garage campus is located in Town of Little Falls)

Benton Hall Academy (Elementary School)
1 Ward Street
Little Falls, NY 13365 (BHA campus is located in City of Little Falls)

Contact: Dr. Keith T. Levatino, Little Falls City School District, 15 Petrie Street, Little Falls, NY 13365; Phone: (315) 823-1470, Fax: (315) 823-0321, E-mail: klevatino@lfcsd.org


Jefferson County - The Village of Sackets Harbor Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed 201 West Main Street will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves a request by the applicant for a Site Plan Review approval for a craft business with a beer and wine license. The proposed project is in Village Center Zoning District, the Historic Overlay and National Register Districts and therefore requires Site Plan Review under the Zoning Law of the Village of Sackets Harbor.

The project is located at 201 West Main Street in the Village of Sackets Harbor, New York.

Contact: Janet Quinn, Village of Sackets Harbor, 112 North Broad Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685; Phone: (315)646-3548, Fax: (315)-646-1201, E-mail: PBChair@sacketsharbor-ny.gov


Jefferson County - The Village of Sackets Harbor Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Sackets Harbor Historic Society/Sackets Harbor Arts Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves a request by the applicant for a Site Plan Review approval for a sculpture to be placed on the property. The proposed project is in Village Center Zoning District, the Historic Overlay and National Register Districts and therefore requires Site Plan Review under the Zoning Law of the Village of Sackets Harbor.

The project is located at 119 West Main Street in the Village of Sackets Harbor, New York.

Contact: Janet Quinn, Village of Sackets Harbor, 112 North Broad Street, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685; Phone: (315)646-3548, Fax: (315)-646-1201, E-mail: PBChair@sacketsharbor-ny.gov


Lewis County - The Village of Lowville, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Five Streets Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project will consist of the full depth reconstruction of numerous roadways (about 15,500 linear foot) and the replacement of existing sanitary sewer and water mains within these street corridors. Additionally, the laterals/services for these utilities will be replaced in place to the existing street margin. A storm sewer will be installed to separate sanitary waste and storm water runoff. A pumping station is proposed to replace the existing siphon system at Mill Creek (East State Street) while gravity sanitary sewer is proposed to replace the siphon system at Hitchcock Creek (Stowe Street). Additionally, a portion of the gravity sanitary sewer system from Cazenovia Equipment to East State Street via Highland Avenue will be replaced.

Furthermore, there are three locations adjacent to the original project scope in which storm sewer will be upgraded. The areas will include a 2,000 foot stretch from Trinity Avenue to Water Street, as well as parts of another bypass storm pipe off of Trinity Avenue and on James Street. It is to be noted that while the water transmission main will remain in the project study area, it is currently no longer in the project scope.

The project is located on Stowe Street, Water Street, Shady Avenue, Trinity Avenue and Park Avenue in the Village of Lowville, New York.

Contact: Donna Smith, Village of Lowville, 5535 Bostwick Street, Lowville, NY 13367; Phone: (315)376-2837, Fax: (315)376-2834, E-mail: roes@nnymail.com


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Cranberry Lake Boat Launch Unit Management Plan Amendment Accessible Beach Launch Construction will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an amendment to the 1996 Unit Management Plan for the Cranberry Lake Boat Launch. The amendment addresses the proposed construction of an accessible beach launch for use by car-top boats, canoes, and kayaks at the existing Cranberry Lake boat launch site. The amendment will also create two (2) accessible vehicle parking spaces near the launch ramp, two (2) additional accessible vehicle with trailer parking spaces in the lower lot of the existing Cranberry Lake boat launch site both with associated access aisles and a five foot wide accessible path connecting the facilities to the beach launch. A floating dock will be installed on the landward side of the bulkhead to create a safe docking area for paddlers and rowers waiting to use the beach launch. This project will require the cutting of thirteen trees on approximately five acres as well as the relocation of a kiosk and port-a-john. Tree cutting will be in compliance with the Lands and Forest Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The project is located at 75 Columbian Road, Cranberry Lake, in the Town of Clifton, New York.

Contact: Richard P. McDonald, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601, Phone: (315) 785-2264, E-mail: richard.mcdonald@dec.ny.gov.


St. Lawrence County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as Lead Agency, has determined that the proposed action New Mining Permit Application from Haggett Excavating will not have a significant effect on the environment and that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement will not be required.

The project involves a proposal by the applicant to develop and operate a 9.77 acre sand mine within a 23.6 acre parcel owned by Peter Schwartz. The project site is south of Ekey Road, approximately 1,300 feet west of the intersection with Lime Hollow Road. The mine is intended to operate as a traditional surface extraction of the Adams loamy fine sand, which is the predominate soil type on the site. Mining is proposed to remove approximately 550,000 cubic yards of sand over a 25 year operational life of mine. Excavation will be done by mechanical equipment, standard for sand mining operations. Mining is proposed to take place below the local water table. The final reclamation plan includes the creation of a 7.6 acre open water pond, surrounded by graded and revegetated open land. The reviewed life-of-mine area is 9.77 (LOM) acres.

The proposed mine is located south of Ekey Road, 1,300 feet west of the Lime Hollow Road intersection, in the Town of Madrid, New York.

Contact: Benjamin Shubert, NYS DEC - Region 6 Office, Division of Environmental Permits, 317 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601; Phone: (315)785-2248, E-mail: DEP.R6@dec.ny.gov


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