ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Notice

Greenway Fellowship Available

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council is offering a $32,000 fellowship to help design and implement a regional plan involving the 242 governments of New York's Hudson River Valley. Working under a one-year consulting contract, the Greenway Fellow would work with Greenway staff and local, state and regional officials throughout the Hudson River Valley in completing the following work plan:

Specific deliverables required of the fellow would be:

The fellowship candidate should have a bachelor's degree with some planning or related experience or a graduate degree in planning or a related field. Experience in GIS or landscape design desirable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Send resumes to: Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Council, Room 254, Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224. E-mail: hrgreenway@aol.com.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The City of Beacon City Council, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Dia Center for the Arts will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conversion of the existing Federal Paper Board Factory building on the site into a museum of contemporary art (that being the site of Dia's permanent collection), with associated programs including art exhibitions, performances and presentations, art education, lectures and promotional activities, art-related activities such as poetry readings, concerts, recitals, artist's film and web events, and accessory activities including gardens and landscaping, picnic areas, trail linkages and walkways to other riverfront uses, a museum café or restaurant service of food and beverages during museum hours, and bookstore/kiosk sales of artist-related materials. The project is located on Beekman Street in the City of Beacon.

Contact: Clara Lou Gould, Mayor, City of Beacon City Hall, 1 Municipal Plaza, Suite 1, Beacon, New York 12508 (914) 838-5010 Fax: (914) 838-5012


Orange County - The Village of Warwick Village Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Planned Adult Community (PAC) Zoning Amendment will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to amend the zoning law of the Village of Warwick to permit Planned Unit Development intended to primarily house people 55 years of age or older. The project is located in the Village of Warwick.

Contact: Jacqueline Mongelli, Village Clerk, Village of Warwick, 77 Main Street, P. O. Box 369, Warwick, NY 10990 (914) 986-2031.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Cornwall Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Otterbrook Subdivision, Section III will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the request for subdivision approval of a 3-lot subdivision of a 2.8 acre parcel of land in the R-2 zone. The project is located on Brook Hollow Road in the Town of Cornwall.

The conditions imposed are: that the applicant will be required to submit the subdivision to the Orange County Department of Health for review of the proposed sanitary systems.

Contact: Lorraine Bennett, Planning Board Chairwoman, Town of Cornwall Planning Board, Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518 (914) 534-9429.

Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed addition and alterations to the Senior High School in the Croton-Harmon Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-02-02-03-0-001-015, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the addition of 38,000 square feet. The project is located at 36 Old Post Road South in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

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


Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed addition and alterations to the Pierre Van Cortlandt School in the Croton-Harmon Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-02-02-03-0-002-012, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the addition of 43,000 square feet. The project is located on Glen Place in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.

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

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Planning Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed 1105 Warburton Avenue (River Club) may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be scheduled at a later date. The action involves the proposed construction of a 2-building apartment complex consisting of 524 rental units with 777 parking spaces on a 4.6 acre site in the "A" (Apartment High Density) Zone District. The project is located at 1105 - 1135 Warburton Avenue in the City of Yonkers.

Contact: Lee Ellman, Planning director, Yonkers Planning Bureau, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers, NY 10701 (914) 377-6557.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Putnam County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed construction of a new public library in the Mahopac Central School District, SED Project No. 48-01-01-06-6-017-002. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until March 9, 2000. The action involves the construction of 30,000 square feet on 1.07 acre of existing property. The project is located at 668 Rt. 6 in the Town of Carmel.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Town of Fishkill Planning Board, as lead agency has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Honness 52 Subdivision. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on March 9, 2000 at 7:30 PM at the Town Hall Meeting Room – 807 Route 52, Fishkill. Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until March 19, 2000. The action involves the request by the Applicant for subdivision and site development plan approval by the Town of Fishkill Planning Board for the proposed construction of 130 single-family units and associated recreational facilities, roadways and utilities on a 61.7 acre site. The Applicant intends to "cluster" the proposed homes along the northern base of Honness Mountain. The public hearing is intended for the purpose of receiving comments on the Applicant's Revised DEIS. The project is located on the south side of NYS Route 52 in the vicinity of its intersection with Old Grange Road in the Town of Fishkill.

Contact: John A. Morabito, Town Planner, 807 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524 (914) 831-7800 Fax: (914) 831-2964 E-mail: rsaengrs@bestweb.net.

Notice of Acceptance of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

Orange County - The NYS Department of Public Service, as lead agency has accepted a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation's (CHG&E) Generation Divestiture Plan (Case 96-E-0909). On May 3, 1996, the New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) issued a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FGEIS) in Case 94-E-0952. The Commission as Lead Agency has determined that the action in Case 96-E-0909 is a subsequent action to Case 94-E-0952. The subsequent action involves the divestiture of the Danskammer and Roseton fossil-fueled electric generating facilities by Central Hudson Gas &Electric Corporation (Central Hudson). In accordance with the move towards competition, Central Hudson has submitted to the Commission a Fossil Generation Auction Plan pursuant to which it proposes to divest its electric generating facilities. On December 22, 1999, notice of a Draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DSGEIS) in this case was published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin. No comments were received on the DSGEIS.

The Commission has now adopted a Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (FSGEIS) based on the DSGEIS. The FSGEIS identifies two impacts (a decrease in local tax revenues and a possible limitation of public access to a natural spring) that were either not considered or not adequately addressed in the FGEIS. The FSGEIS proposes measures for the mitigation of these impacts. The FSGEIS will be available on or before February 23, 2000. Comments should be received no later than close of business March 6, 2000.

Project Location (include street address/municipality): CHG&E Franchise Territory.

Contact: John Smolinsky, NYS Department of Public Service, 3 Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12223 (518) 474-5368 Fax: (518) 474-5026 E-mail: jhs@dps.state.ny.us.