ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Public Meeting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) will be conducting public information meetings on their feasibility study to develop public swimming facilities along the Hudson River Estuary between the Troy Dam and Manhattan. The study is a component of the Governor's Hudson River Estuary Action Plan, adopted in 1998. The study is addressing possible locations for swimming beaches, limitations on swimming, such as water quality, currents and wakes from boats, as well as policy issues which could improve the use of the Hudson for swimming in the future.

Members of the project team will discuss the objectives of the program and present their preliminary findings and will hold an informal question and response period following a short presentation. Attendants will be invited to make comments either verbally or in writing.

Meetings are scheduled for the following times and locations:

Date: Thursday, July 20
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: The Cliff House at Bear Mountain State Park,
Rt 9W, Bear Mountain NY
Date: Tuesday, July 25
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: Elk's Lodge
45 North Jefferson Ave
Catskill, NY 12414

The feasibility study to develop swimming sites is part of Governor George E. Pataki's ongoing efforts to improve public access and enjoyment of the Hudson River and to rehabilitate and protect the Estuary's world-class natural assets for current and future generations.

For more information contact:

Barbara Fratianni
Hudson River Estuary Program
NYSDEC
200 White Plains Rd.-5th floor
Tarrytown, NY 10591-5805
phone: 914-332-1835 ext 369
email: bcfratia@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Directions:

Bear Mountain:

Cliff House
Hessian Drive

Take 87 Thruway to exit 16 (Harriman). Go through tolls, take the NY 32 exit towards US 6 East/NY 17 South/Harriman. Turn LEFT onto NY-32 East, this becomes NY-17 East. Turn LEFT to take the US-6 East Ramp. Merge onto US-6. Enter first traffic circle and take the first exit to stay on US-6 East/Palisades. Proceed to Bear Mtn traffic circle. Take the first exit off the Bear Mtn traffic circle which is 9W South (Haverstraw). The first immediate RIGHT after the exit is Hessian Drive where will you will find the Cliff House.

Elks Club:

Catskill Elks Lodge
45 North Jefferson Ave
Catskill, NY
518 943-9842

From Exit 21 off of NYS Thruway - pay toll and take a LEFT at the stop sign. Continue straight on Route 23B - you will be going through a residential section. On your right hand side you will see a Cumberland Farms and on the left Mid- Hudson Cablevision. Mid-Hudson Cablevision is at the intersection of North Jefferson Ave. Turn LEFT onto North Jefferson Ave. and continue straight. This is a dead end road and at the bottom of the hill you will be in the Elks Club Parking Lot.

If you miss the turn at North Jefferson and reach construction, you have gone too far.

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Newburgh Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Adoption of Local Law #3 of 2000 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal to rezone 74.2 acres from R3 to IB off an industrial road, Jeanne Drive, to expand the business potential of otherwise land locked vacant land and to rezone 77.6 acres along Route 9W for various purposes to residential or business uses to benefit the adjacent neighborhoods and business community in the area. The project is located off Jeanne Drive, Route 300; Route 9W at Ulster County border; Route 9 W, east side between Oak Street and Hill Lane; Old Post Road between Balmville Road and Route 9W and Route 9W south of Fostertown Road.

Contact: George Bucci, Supervisor, 1496 Route 300, Newburgh, New York 12550, phone: (914) 564-4552.


Ulster County - The Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Adoption of Master Plan for Route 32 Property will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a master plan for the continued development of the approximately 42 acre property owned by the UCRRA. Components of the plan include an existing solid waste transfer station, existing administrative office building, proposed materials recovery facility, proposed vehicle maintenance facility, proposed C&D processing facility, and a proposed organic waste composting facility. The project is located on the east side of Route 32 in the Town of Ulster just south of Route 199.

Contact: Charles P. Shaw, Executive Director, PO Box 6219, Kingston, New York 12402-6219, phone: (845) 336-0600.

Notice of Public Scoping

Westchester County - The City of Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency, as lead agency is conducting a Public Scoping for the Liberty Plaza Senior Campus Project. Written comments on the draft scope will be accepted until July 31, 2000. A public scoping session will be held on July 19, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Vernon City Hall in the Mayor's Conference Room. The project is located in the City of Mount Vernon, New York.

Contact: Constance G. Post, Secretary, Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York 10550, phone: (914)699-1435.

Notice of Acceptance of Supplemental Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Sullivan County - The Mamakating Town Board, as lead agency has accepted a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of Mamakating Comprehensive Plan and Adoption of Amendments to Chapter 199, Zoning of the Code of the Town of Mamakating. A public hearing on the Supplemental Draft EIS will be held on July 18, 2000 and August 1, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at Mamakating Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, New York. Written comments on the Supplemental EIS will be accepted until August 11, 2000. The action involves adoption of a Comprehensive Plan to guide future development in the unincorporated area. The changes involve the creation of a Planned Resort Office zoning district that would allow planned resort development, and a change to the proposed RVP district to allow limited mixed use resort development within 2,000 feet of Exit 114 of the Quickway. The project is located in the Town of Mamakating, Sullivan County, New York.

Contact: Jean Dougherty, Town Clerk, Mamakating Town Hall, 2948 Route 209, Wurtsboro, New York 12790, phone: (914) 888-3025.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The White Plains Common Council, as lead agency has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed "Bank Street Commons", Mixed Use/Residential Redevelopment of Disposition Parcel No. 26, Central Renewal Project. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on August 7, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at the White Plains Common Council Chambers, Municipal Building, Second Floor, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York 10601. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until August 8, 2000. The action involves the redevelopment of Disposition Parcel No. 26 in the Central Renewal Project, Project No. NY R-37 which will include: residential development with approximately 500 dwelling units in two buildings; a hotel with approximately 200 rooms; limited retail uses; associated parking; and various public improvements. The project involves several actions to encourage mixed use/residential development in the downtown area including an amendment to the White Plains Zoning Ordinance regarding the UR-2 Urban Renewal Central Business Zoning District; an amendment to the Office Use Area regulations of the Urban Renewal Plan for the Central Renewal Project; approval of a Land Disposition Agreement with the designated developer RMAP Partners; a site plan approval; and other related actions necessary regarding the redevelopment of Disposition Parcel No. 26. The project is located City of White Plains, Westchester County.

Contact: Rod Johnson, City of White Plains Environmental Officer, Planning Department, Municipal Building Annex, 255 Main Street, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: (914) 422-1372.