ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Negative Declarations

Essex County - The Town of Westport as lead agency has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendment - Rural Residential to Highway Commercial will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves the revision of existing zoning classification from Rural Residential to Highway Commercial affecting 39.5 acres west of the Adirondack Northway - Interstate 87 on both the north and south side of Route 9N. The project is located west of Interstate 87, Interchange Number 31 in the Town of Westport.

Contact: Reginald Mero, Supervisor, Town of Westport, 41 N. Main Street, Westport, NY 12993 (518) 962-4419.


Saratoga County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed additions and alterations in the Shenendehowa Central School District to the Senior High School East, SED Project No. 52-03-02-06-0-008-011 and the Senior High School West, SED Project No. 52-03-02-06-0-004-014 will not have a significant environmental impact. No unmitigated adverse environmental effects are revealed.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234

Positive Declarations

Warren County - The Planning Board of the Town of Queensbury, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Expansion of Great Escape Theme Park may have a significant impact on the environment and that a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement ("DGEIS) will be prepared.

A draft scope has been prepared on this project and a 20-day public comment period has been provided beginning November 24, 1999. The project involves the proposed expansion of the existing Great Escape Theme Park through the construction of additional parking, vehicle circulation and pedestrian access facilities including parking lots, a "ring road", dedicated access lanes, pedestrian bridge and new visitor entrance plaza; construction of a 180-200 room hotel with appurtenant parking, vehicle circulation and pedestrian access facilities; and possible construction of a convention center/trade show facility with appurtenant parking, vehicle circulation and pedestrian access facilities. The purpose of the action is to provide facilities and capacity to allow for planned growth in patronage at the Park, anticipated to increase from 900,000 to 1,500,000 visitors, a 70% increase. It is anticipated that rides and attractions in the Park will change and/or be constructed to attract such additional visitors. The integrated, interconnected system of new parking lots, a ring road, dedicated access lanes, pedestrian bridge and new visitor entrance plaza will provide for a significant increase in on-site parking capacity and will also be designed to mitigate traffic congestion and peak hour delays on State Route 9 by providing increased on-site vehicle "stacking" capacity, as well as for the increased convenience and safety of the Park's patrons.

Contact: Chris Round, Director of Community Development, Town of Queensbury Town Hall, c/o of Department of Community Development, 742 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804-1472 (518) 761-8220.

Draft EIS

Franklin County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed additions and reconstruction to the Senior High School of the Malone Central School District, SED Project No. 16-15-01-06-0-019-007. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until December 20, 1999. The project includes an addition of approximately 83,000 square feet and reconstruction of existing facilities. The project is located at 54 State St. in Malone.

Contact: Carl Thurnau, The State Education Department, Facilities Planning, Rm 1060 EBA, Albany, NY 12234