Removal of Trees in the Forest Preserve

Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as required by Commissioner's Delegation Memorandum #84-06 is providing public notice that the redesign of the Meads Mountain Road Overlook Mountain Trailhead to increase available parking from 17 to 34 cars requires the removal of 12 trees in an area of approximately 1/10 of an acre. The expansion is almost entirely within the footprint of the existing parking lot or road or within a few feet of the lot. The project is described in the Overlook Mountain Wild Forest Unit Management Plan dated September 16, 1999, and in a Negative Declaration, dated July 15, 1998, Id. #98-PL\FP-3-19. The trees to be removed are red maple: 16", 17"oak, 10", 10",10",13",3" birch 8",8",6" ash 6" and elm 5", diameter breast height. The project Overlook Mountain Wild Forest Unit is located in the Town of Woodstock.

Contact: George Profous, NYS DEC, 21 South Putts Corners Road, New Paltz, New York 12561 (914) 256-3082

Positive Declaration and Adoption of Scope

Westchester County - The City of White Plains Common Council, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Redevelopment of Urban Renewal Parcel No. 26 may have a significant adverse environmental impact, will require the preparation of a draft EIS, and has adopted a scoping outline. (This notice was posted incorrectly in the 12/15/99 ENB as a Negative Declaration.) The action involves amendments to the White Plains Zoning Ordinance regarding the UR-2 Urban Renewal Central Business District and to the Urban Renewal Plan for the Central Renewal Project No. N.Y. R-37 regarding the Office Use Areas to facilitate development of a mixed-use project including a 500 dwelling unit, multiple-family residence and a 168 room hotel. The project is located at the intersection of Main Street and Bank Street, City of White Plains.

Contact: Rod Johnson, Environmental Officer
c/o Planning Department, Municipal Building Annex
255 Main Street, White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 422-1372; Fax: (914) 422-1301.