ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Town of Peru
Town Hall
NYS Route 22

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
PO Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Contact: George V. Outcalt, Jr.

Application No.: APA Project 99-221 - Town of Peru Water Supply Reservoir

SEQR: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

Comments Due: March 30, 2000

Project description and location: The proposed project involves: 1) construction of a 6 ft. high fence around the Town of Peru's water supply reservoir; 2) the dredging of wetlands from the shoreline of the reservoir (i.e. a 5 ft. strip of wetlands along the shoreline of the reservoir; and 3) the cutting of vegetation adjacent to the shoreline of the reservoir. The proposed fence and vegetative cutting adjacent to the shoreline of the reservoir require variances to shoreline structure setback and vegetative cutting restrictions of Section 806 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act and 9 NYCRR Part 575. A public hearing will be held Monday March 29, 2000 at 1:00 pm at the Town of Peru Town Hall, on the proposed variances to the shoreline restrictions. The project is located on Reservoir Road in the Town of Peru, Clinton County.


Applicant: Town of Wilmington
Springfield Road
Wilmington, NY 12997

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
PO Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Contact: John L. Quinn

Application No.: 2000-32 pursuant to Section 809 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act.

SEQR: Project is not subject to SEQR because it is a Type II action.

Comments Due: March 30, 2000

Project description and location: Project involves a two-lot subdivision of 35 acres in Resource Management of conveying a 2 acre lot to the Town of Wilmington to expand the Town cemetery by more than 25%. The current property owner will retain the remaining 33 acres. The project site is located in a Resource Management land use area as designated on the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map in the Town of Wilmington, Essex County.

Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Fish Reclamation of Palmer Pond will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of rotenone at 1.0 parts per million to Palmer Pond to remove all fish including non-native golden shiners and the remaining brook trout and lake chub populations. The project is approximately 17 acres in size and will take 2-3 days to complete. Palmer Pond is located in the High Peaks Wilderness Area and the project is included in the High Peaks Wilderness Complex Unit Management Plan, dated March 1999. The pond will be restocked with lake chubs and brook trout. The project will restore a native fish community to the High Peaks Wilderness. The project is located in the High Peaks Wilderness, Town of Harrietstown, Franklin County.

Contact: Mr. Lawrence E. Strait, Regional Fisheries Manager, New York State DEC, Ray Brook, NY 12977 (518) 897-1200 Fax: (518) 897 1370 E-mail: lxstrait@gw.dec.state.ny.us


Warren County - The New York State Department of Transportation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed project identification No. 1056.17 Route 8 over the Hudson River (at Riparius) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of the existing (one-way) truss bridge with a similar truss on existing alignment. The new bridge will allow two-way traffic and provide shoulders and sidewalks on each side of the structure. Traffic will be maintained via a single lane temporary bridge on the north (upstream) side of the existing bridge. Approach work includes approximately 120 m (400 feet) of reconstruction on each side of the river crossing, intersection improvements at Riverside Station Road and Campground Road and sidewalks to these intersecting roads. Additional amenities and safety features include a gated railroad signal system for use by the Upper Hudson River Railroad tourist train, improvements to the existing canoe launch and accompanying parking area on the southwest corner of the bridge, over-wide (1.8 m or 6 foot) sidewalks to accommodate train customers and spectators of various river events, context sensitive bridge elements such as a similar truss design, architecturally-treated abutments, decorative pedestrian railings and a pictorial plaque of the original 1871 wood suspension bridge and the existing 1920 steel truss. The project will enhance the Riparius historic district and maintain the charm and character of this Adirondack hamlet. The project is located in the Towns of Chester & Johnsburg.

Contact: David R. Capobianco, NYS DOT, 84 Holland Avenue, (518) 473-6639.

Positive Declaration

Fulton County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed the acquisition of land and purchase of residential building for the Mayfield Central School District, SED Project No.17-08-01-04-7-008-001, may have a significant environmental impact and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the land acquisition of 0.36 acres adjacent to existing property. The project is located at 31 School Street in the Village of Mayfield.

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