Delaware County - The Village of Andes, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Water Supply Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the replacement of existing water distribution lines, rehabilitation of the existing covered water reservoirs and water treatment plant, improved water pressure to the Gladstone Hollow Road service area, establishment of a backup groundwater source, and universal metering (assuming sufficient funds after the above needs are met). The project is located in the Village of Andes.
Contact: Gene McCarty, Trustee, Village of Andes, Village Hall, Andes, NY 13731, (914) 676-4767.
Delaware County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Site Preparation - Delaware #3; Stand A-17 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the post-harvest reduction of undesirable vegetation (striped maple, beech, ferns) from the sites by spraying Glyfos before planting Norway spruce. This action is to take place on two sites totaling four acres. These sites are presently occupied by a stand of red pine, spruce and red maple. This action will remove the target vegetation on the site for a period of time sufficient to allow the spruce to dominate and occupy the site before the influx of herbaceous growth in the two years following the spray action. The only vegetation to be removed is non-threatened or non-endangered species. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. Also, following label instructions for the application will minimize the risk. The project is located one mile southeast of the Village of Deposit, Town of Deposit.
Contact: Paul Wenner, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Rt 10, HC #1 Stamford, NY 12167, Phone: (607) 652-7365.
Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Berkshire Motor Works, Inc will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the reuse of a building for a motorcycle sales and service establishment. The project is located at 3800 State Street, Town of Niskayuna.
Contact: Richard M. Harris, Town Planner, Town of Niskayuna, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309-4381, (518)386-4530.
Albany County and Saratoga County - The New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, as lead agency has determined that the proposed adoption and Implementation of a Master Plan for Peebles Island State Park may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the adoption and implementation of a Master Plan for Peebles Island State Park. The draft plan includes proposals for limited recreational development including a visitor center, improved parking and park administration offices. The north bridge to the park will be reopened to vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Use of the western area of the park will be primarily trails related. The portion of the park on Van Schaick Island would offer low impact river access camping, shoreline access for fishermen and marine related facilities in the area of the Matton Shipyard. The project is located at Peebles Island State Park at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers in the Town of Waterford, Saratoga County and the City of Cohoes, Albany County.
Contact: Donald Kasprzak, Regional Director, Saratoga-Capital District State Park Region, Administration Bldg, Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga, NY 12866, (518)584-2000.