ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Notice

Cutting of Trees in the Forest Preserve

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as required by Commissioner's Delegation Memorandum #84-06 is providing public notice that the construction of a 5-car gravel trailhead parking lot, bulletin board and entry sign will require the removal of 46 trees in an area no more than 1/4 acre (5,000 square feet). The dimensions will be 40 feet by 50 feet with a 16 foot by 64 foot driveway. Some ditching and culverts will be needed. A three car pull-off lot is described at this location in the Sundown Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. A Negative Declaration dated, January 26, 2000, Identifying # 2000-PL\FP-3-25 was prepared to address this project. The parking lot was expanded to accommodate 5 cars instead of 3 as stated in the Unit Management Plan. The project is located South of Dinch Road, Red Hill Parcel of Sundown Wild Forest, Catskill Forest Preserve, Town of Denning, Ulster County.

Contact: George Profous or Jeff Rider, NYS DEC, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696; (914) 256-3082

Negative Declarations

Dutchess County - The N.Y.S. Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), as lead agency has determined that the proposal to stock triploid grass carp in Rudd Pond for the purpose of controlling submerged aquatic vegetation will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation stocking Rudd Pond (68 acres) with United States Fish and Wildlife Service certified triploid (sterile) grass carp. They are proposing to stock up to 10 sterile triploid grass carp per acre of submerged aquatic vegetation in the lake. Their objective is to control excessive growth of submerged aquatic vegetation which currently limits recreational use of the lake. The project is located Rudd Pond, Town of Northeast.

Contact: Michael J. Flaherty, Senior Aquatic Biologist, N.Y.S. Bureau of Inland Fisheries, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561-1696; (914) 256-3069


Dutchess County - The NYS Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Conveyance of Title to Wassaic Developmental Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the conveyance of title to State-owned property at the Wassaic Developmental Center. No specific project plan or proposal for development or a change in the type or intensity of use of the properties is currently proposed, or is being considered for funding, authorization or approval by ESD. Any future development or change respecting the use of the property would be subject to local land use controls and further review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act before it is undertaken, funded or approved by an agency. The project is located at Routes 22 & 5 in the Town of Amenia.

Contact: Matthew Stanley, AICP, Senior Planner, Planning/Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (212) 803-3253


Rockland County - The NYS Urban Development Corporation d/b/a Empire State Development Corporation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Conveyance of Title to Rockland Psychiatric Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed conveyance of title to State-owned property at the Rockland Psychiatric Center. No specific project plan or proposal for development or a change in the type or intensity of use of the properties is currently proposed, or is being considered for funding, authorization or approval by ESD. Any future development or change respecting the use of the property would be subject to local land use controls and further review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act before it is undertaken, funded or approved by an agency. The project is located at 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962.

Contact: Matthew Stanley, AICP, Senior Planner, Planning/Environmental Review, Empire State Development Corporation, 633 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, (212) 803-3253


Westchester County - The Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hunterbrook Ridge - Rezoning and Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the rezoning of 59 acres of its existing 141-acre property from R1-40 (One-Family Residential) to RSP-3 (Age-Oriented Geriatric Community). The rezoning would permit the processing of a site plan application that Field Home has submitted to the Yorktown Planning Board for the development of an 80-bed assisted/special- needs facility and 82 independent living units. The 80-bed facility (the "Adult Home") would provide both assisted living and Alzheimer care for its residents, and would replace the existing 38-bed assisted-living facility at Field Home. The independent living units would be comprised of 62 residences in duplex cottages and 20 apartments connected to the Adult Home. The project is located on both the east and west sides of Catherine Street in the Town of Yorktown.

Contact: Alice Roker, 363 Underhill Avenue, PO Box 703, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598.


Westchester County - The Yorktown Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wynwood Oaks - Re-zoning will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the developing a 5.9-acre parcel located on East Main Street in Mohegan Lake as a Senior Citizen Rental Community of 86 one-bedroom apartments. The rentals shall be restricted to those 62 years of age or older. In order to develop the site as proposed, it is necessary to re-zone the 5.9-acre parcel from C-2 Commercial to RSP-2. The re-zoning would permit the processing of a site plan application under RSP-2. The 86 one-bedroom apartments will be clustered in four residential units each consisting of two floors and containing 20-22 units. There is proposed 87 parking spaces. The property is serviced by public water and sewer. The project is located on the north side of East Main Street in the Town of Yorktown, south of Route 6.

Contact: Alice Roker, 363 Underhill Avenue, PO Box 703, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598

SERP Action - Final Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Town of Rockland Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the Roscoe Rockland Water District Improvement Project -Tennanah Lake Road Area will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves installation of several thousand feet of new and replacement water main in and along Tennanah Lake Road. The project will also require construction of a new well house/ operations building and treatment system. The project is located County Route 92, Tennanah Lake Road in the Town of Roscoe.

Contact: D. Randel Wasson, Wasson Engineering, 31 North Main Street, Liberty, NY 12754, Telephone: (914) 292-0010; Fax: 914- 2923438; Email: asson@warwick.net

Positive Declaration and Acceptance of Draft EIS

Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has required and accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed additions and alterations to the Grimes Elementary School (formerly Mandela Alternative High School Site) in the Mount Vernon City School District, SED Project No.66-09-00-01-0-021-007. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until March 28, 2000. The action involves demolition and 54,800 square feet of new additions on 1.33 acres of existing site. The project is located at 47 S. 11th Avenue in the City of Mount Vernon.

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 accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed new construction of the Longfellow Middle School for the Mount Vernon City School District, SED Project No.66-09-00-01-0-025-001. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until March 28, 2000. The action involves 76,200 square feet of new construction on 6.01 acres of existing site. The project is located at 625 4th Avenue in the City of Mount Vernon.

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

Acceptance of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Rockland County - The Town of Orangetown Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Oak Tree Park Subdivision. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on April 12, 2000 at 8 p.m. at the Town of Orangetown, Greenbush Auditorium, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, New York. Written comments on the draft EIS will be accepted until April 10, 2000. The action involves the subdivision of property into three lots. The property is located within a 100' wetland buffer.

Contact: John Giardiello, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962