Public Notice

Notice is given pursuant to Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands Act) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and the Freshwater Wetlands Mapping and Classification Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 664) that NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposes to amend Map 13 of 18 (Delmar quadrangle) of the Albany County Freshwater Wetland Maps filed on February 27, 1985. The amendment is to remove Wetland D-6, located just south of the Port of Albany in the Town of Bethlehem, from the map. This wetland is currently a Class II wetland. The rationale for this amendment is that recent investigations have shown that much of the area currently mapped as D-6 does not meet the definition of wetland found in ECL Article 24. Consequently, the site does not meet the 12.4-acre regulatory threshold for wetlands specified in ECL Article 24. A map showing the proposed revision is available at the Bethlehem Town Clerk's office, Albany County Clerk's office, and the Region 4 DEC office in Schenectady.

The public may submit comments on the proposed amendment in writing to the person listed below through November 1, 2000. If a public hearing will be held, further public notice will be given.

Contact: Arthur Johnsen, Regional Wildlife Manager, NYSDEC Region 4, 1130 North Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, phone: 518-357-2066
Negative Declaration

Schenectady County - The Planning Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Somerset Hill will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of 10.4 acres of land into 22 residential building lots. The project is located on Somerset Street and North Alandale Avenue in the Town of Niskayuna.

Contact: Richard Harris, Town of Niskayuna, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309-4381, phone: (518) 386-4530

Rensselaer County - The Town Board of the Town of Brunswick, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Preparation and Adoption of the Town Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the Town Board of the Town of Brunswick has passed Resolution No. 63, 2000 adopting determination of significance under SEQRA and has determined that the preparation and adoption of the proposed Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant affect on the environment. The project is located Town of Brunswick.

Contact: Phil Herrington, Supervisor, Town of Brunswick, 308 Town Office Road , Troy, NY 12180, phone: (518) 279-3461

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Delaware County - The Town of Middletown, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Hanah Country Inn and Golf Resort - Phase 2: Site Development and New Facilities. The action involves the construction of a 15,700 sq .ft. clubhouse; a 3,900 sq .ft. spa/pool building; a 30-room guest unit building; three guest chalets; and a 24-unit guest unit building and associated parking lots on a 27+acre, "upper" parcel within the 920 acres of land holdings owned by the project owner. The project will also involve the demolition of existing structures and septic system on the "lower" original development - at the site of the existing facilities on NYS Route 30, and the construction of a new subsurface sewage disposal system in its place. New water supply wells are also proposed. A new site access road/driveway will be constructed at the new facilities directly off of West Hubbell Hill Road on a forested slope. A golf cart path will be extended from the golf course at the lower site up to the new facilities on the upper site. The FEIS is a Phase 2 Specific Supplement to the Generic Environmental Impact Statement for Hanah Country Inn and Golf Resort from 1991. The project is located at the existing Hanah Country Inn and Golf Resort, located at NYS Route 30 and West Hubbell Hill Road, Town of Middletown, Delaware County, NY.

Contact: John Mathiesen, Town of Middletown, P.O. Box 577, Main Street, Margaretville, NY 12455, phone: (845) 586-2344