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ENB - Region 6 Notices 5/23/2018

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Town of LeRay Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of LeRay Zoning and Subdivision Law Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the adoption of a local law to amend the zoning law of the Town of LeRay to add definitions for "lawful use" and "discontinued", to correct the designation of certain uses, to clarify planting unit requirements, and to create a new zoning district called "Mixed Residential District R-2" to allow for a minimum number of commercial uses along the Route 3 corridor. Also, to consider an amendment to the subdivision law to require existing and proposed restrictions to be placed on all subdivision maps.

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

Contact: Jessica Jenack, Town of LeRay, 8650 LeRay Street, Evans Mills, NY 13637; Phone: (315)629-4283, Fax: (315) 629-4393, E-mail: lerayplanning@nnymail.com


Jefferson County - The Town of Orleans, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Orleans, NYS Route 12 Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The project involves a water distribution, storage and pumping system, and will supply water to residences and businesses fronting NYS Route 12 from the Town of Orleans/Town of Alexandria line to the Town of Orleans/Town of Clayton line. The district will include properties along NYS Route 12 and north of NYS Route 12 to the St. Lawrence River. Water will be supplied by the Village of Alexandria Bay water treatment facility via the Town of Alexandria's NYS Route 12 Water District which was constructed in 2016.

The project is located in the Town of Orleans, New York.

Contact: Kevin Rarick, Town of Orleans, 20558 Sunrise Avenue, LaFargeville, NY 13656; Phone: (315) 658-9950, Fax: (315) 658-2513, E-mail: orleanssuper@aol.com


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Oneida County - The City of Utica Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Integrated Health Campus may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The time and location of the public scoping session is to be determined.

The action involves the construction and operation of a new Integrated Health Campus (IHC) in downtown Utica, New York. Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC) affiliated in 2014 to become the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). MVHS's mission is to provide excellence in healthcare for its communities. Substantial effort has been focused on consolidating existing resources, eliminating redundancies, expanding the depth and breadth of services, improving access and elevating the quality of healthcare services in the region. MVHS has been successful in its efforts thus far, but has been constrained by the age and physical limitations of the existing facilities. To support goals to deliver higher quality, more effective care with better community outcomes and at a lower cost, the proposed MVHS IHC, will combine services from both St. Luke's and SEMC. The new MVHS IHC and hospital will replace the St. Luke's and SEMC campuses, reduce the number of beds in the community, and consolidate patient services to one campus. Funding for the project has been provided, in part, by New York State via the Oneida County Health Care Facility Transformation Program, which provided capital funding "in support of projects located in the largest population center in Oneida County that consolidate multiple licensed health care facilities into an integrated system of care." The MVHS IHC will encompass approximately 25 acres and will include the following elements: 670,000 ± square foot hospital building, central utility plant, parking facilities (including one municipal parking garage and multiple surface lots), potential future medical office building (by private developer), campus grounds, and a helistop. To accommodate the proposed MVHS IHC, the proposed project will involve the acquisition of properties and modifications to existing public/private utility infrastructure.

The project is located in downtown Utica generally bound by Oriskany Boulevard, Broadway, Columbia Street (south side), and NYS Route 8 in the City of Utica, New York.

Contact: Brian Thomas, City of Utica, 1 Kennedy Plaza, Utica, NY 13502; Phone: (315) 792-0181, Fax: (315) 797-6607, E-mail: bthomas@cityofutica.com


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