ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Notice of Public Scoping Session

Westchester County - The Village of Sleepy Hollow Planning Board, as lead agency, held a public scoping session on December 4, 2000 on the proposed County House Road LLC Subdivision. Written comments on the scoping outline will be accepted by the lead agency until December 14, 2000. The project involves a cluster subdivision plan approval for 11 lots on approximately 11.9 acres of land located entirely with in the Village of Sleepy Hollow.

Contact: James Margotta, Planning Board Secretary, Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591.

Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town of Pawling Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Quaker Valley Farms will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 1067 acre parcel located in south eastern Dutchess county. The property is bordered by Connecticut to the east, N.Quaker Hill Road on the north and west, and Meeting House Road on the south. The project combines nine separate parcels previously used or intended for single family housing development into one large parcel to be used in the establishment of a state licensed deer farm and a single family residence. The project activities include installation of a perimeter fence, refurbishing/ restoration of agricultural fields, 6000' of trout habitat restoration work on Saw Mill Brook, a 10.5 acre expansion of Brady Pond, installation of 2.5 miles of gravel internal farm roads, construction of a single family dwelling, and construction of an 8-10 horse equestrian facility. The project is located at 320 N. Quaker Hill Road, Pawling.

Contact: Norm Benson, Town Environmental Director, Town of Pawling, 160 Charles Colman Boulevard, Pawling, NY 12564.


Ulster County - The County of Ulster Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Farmworker Housing Rehabilitation Program will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action proposes to upgrade farmworker housing in a projected 27 housing units that serve a projected 177 farm laborers. The project is located in scattered sites within Ulster County.

Contact: Dennis Doyle, Principal Planner, Ulster County Planning Board, PO Box 1800, Kingston, NY 12402.


Westchester County - The Westchester County Board of Legislators, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed V.E. Macy Park Recreation Center and Woodlands Lake Dredge Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action is comprised of two portions: (1) the renovation of the former restaurant, reconstruction of the associated parking and picnic area along Woodlands Lake, and restoration of the northern parking area and driveway into a grass meadow and gravel roadway, respectively; and (2) the dredging of Woodlands Lake and raising of the elevation of two ball fields at the southern end of the park using the dredge spoils material as a subbase. The project is located in the Villages of Irvington and Ardsley.

Contact: Gina D'Agrosa, Director of Environmental Planning, 432 Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, NY 10601, (914) 285-4422.

Conditioned Negative Declaration

Rockland County - The Orangetown Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lowe's Home Center Site Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the construction of a 144,000 sq. ft. retail center, located on 12.30 acres in a LI zoning district.

The conditions imposed are:

Contact: John Giardiello, Director, Office of Building, Zoning, Planning Administration and Enforcement, Town of Orangetown, 20 Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962, phone: (914) 359-5100, fax: (914) 359-8526.

Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Town of Cortlandt Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Preliminary Plat Approval and Steep Slope Permit may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a draft EIS must be prepared. The project involves a 56 lot conventional residential subdivision of 34.42 acres consisting of 56 one family dwellings, including proposed roads, dirveways, lawns, utilities, and other related site improvements. The project is located north of East Main Street (Route 6) at the end of the Pike Plaza access dirve and west of the Bear Mountain Parkway in the Town of Cortlandt.

Contact: Mr. Kenneth Verschoor, Deputy Director, Department of Technical Services, Planning Division, Town of Cortlandt Plannning Board, Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York 10567, (914) 734-1080.

Positive Declaration and Public Scoping Session

Rockland County - The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Haverstraw, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Haverstraw Downtown Waterfront Redevelopment Project may have a significant adverse environmental impact and a draft EIS must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on December 11, 2000 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Haverstraw Village Hall located at 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, New York. The action involves a public/private partnership to revitalize the downtown waterfront area, which currently consists largely of unused industrail properties, through: (i) the development of a total of approximately 850 multi-family market rate housing units on the former industrial sites; (ii) the creation of a publicly owned and accessible recreational promenade/trailway along the Hudson River; (iii) the development of permanent facilities for a public ferry service across the Hudson River to Ossining, including an appropriate parking facility and a pier (iv) programs for the revitalization of the downtown commercial area of the Village through the implementation of facade and streetscape programs and construction of a new Children's Museum; (v) the construction of new public infrastructure both on and off the Project Site such as sidewalks, roads and water and sewer facilities; (vi) the relocation of the Village's Department of Public Works facility; and (vii) the creation by the Village with the developer's assistance of new public recreational facilities, which may include a minimum 25 meter community pool, ballfields, a batting cage facility, a concession stand, lighting and an in-line skating facility. The project is located on First Street/West Street along the Hudson River, Village of Haverstraw.

Contact: Emma L. Velez, Village Clerk, Village of Haverstraw, 40 New Main Street, Haverstraw, NY 10427, phone: (845) 429-0300, fax: (845) 429-0353, e-mail evelez@nysnet.net

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Dutchess County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a draft EIS on the proposed land acquisition and addition/alterations to the Middle/High School in the Rhinebeck Central School District, SED Project No. 13-18-01-04-0-002-014. The action involves the purchase of 11 acres of land and 97,000 square feet of new additions. The project is located on North Park Road in the Village of Rhinebeck.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The City of Yonkers Planning Bureau, as lead agency, has accepted a draft EIS on the proposed 1105-1135 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY. A public hearing on the draft EIS will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at Yonkers city Hall, 4th Floor, Nepperhan Avenue and Broadway, Yonkers, NY. The comment period shall end the later of 45 days after publication of notice in the Federal Register, or January 8, 2001. The action involves the construction of a 524-unit apartment complex at 1105-1135 Warburton Avenue including 58 units of affordable housing in compliance with the Affordable Housing Section of the Zoning Ordinance. The project is located at 1105-1135 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers.

Contact: Lee Ellman, Planning Director, City of Yonkers Planning Bureau, 87 Nepperhan Avenue, Suite 311, Yonkers, NY 10701-3892, phone: (914) 377-6558, fax: (914) 377-6552.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft Supplemental Generic EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Town of North Salem Town Board, as lead agency, has accepted a draft supplemental generic EIS on the proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments Proposed to address the Continental Decision and Rezoning of Supplemental Site 4. Comments on the draft supplemental generic EIS may be submitted until December 22, 2000. A joint public hearing on the completed Draft Supplemental Generic EIS and on the proposed rezoning will be held on December 12, 2000 at 8:00 p.m. at the town of North Salem Town Hal, in the Annex, 274 titicus Road, North Salem. The project involves the creation of new zoning designations for high and medium-density residential development and for planned development, including assisted and independent-living dwelling units and the corresponding rezoning of specific sites to these new zoning districts and the proposed revisions to existing zoning provisions, related to the determination of development density in all residential zoning districts and the requirements for the creation of affordable housing. The project is located in the Town of North Salem.

Contact: Elizabeth Axelson, AICP, Director of Planning, Town of North Salem Town Hall, 270 Titicus Road, Noth Salem, New York 10560, phone: (914) 669-4393.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - Town of North Castle Town Board and the Town of Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals, acting as co-lead agency, has accepted a final EIS on the proposed Seven Springs Golf Course/Residential Development. Comments on the final EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact persons until December 31, 2000. Public hearings on the final EIS will be held as follows: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 8:00 p.m., North Castle Public Library, Whippoorwill Hall, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, New York 10504 and Thursday, December 14, 200 at 8:00 p.m., West Patent Elementary School, 80 West Patent Road, Bedford Hills, New York 10507.

The proposal involves the development of a 213-acre site as a private membership club which would include an 18-hole championship golf course with pro shop, putting green, practice range, and maintenance building; a clubhouse in the existing Seven Springs estate house with dining facilities, lounge areas, locker rooms and overnight suites accommodating up to twelve (12) club members; a separate guest house in the existing Nonesuch estate house with overnight suites accommodating up to twelve (12) club members, a swimming pool and a tennis court; parking areas and appurtenant facilities; and the construction of one (1) single-family home. Part of the golf club, including the clubhouse and the maintenance area would be located in the Town of North Castle. Part of the golf club, all of the Nonesuch facilities and one (1) single-family home would be located in the Town of Bedford.

Since the completion and circulation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), the Proposed Action has been modified to eliminate all activities within the Town of New Castle, including six (6) single-family homes and the subdivision road connection Sarles Street (except for a possible emergency access, not recommended by the applicant). Other substantial modifications include: elimination of two (2) residential lots in North Castle, redesign of golf holes # 10, 11, 12 and 15, modification of wetland and wetland buffer disturbance, elimination of the short game area, additional site access restrictions to the maintenance area, redesign of the Nonesuch area, addition of emergency access from Oregon Road North and elimination of professional tournaments and other events involving a paid spectator gallery.

At the local level, the proposal will require special permit approval from the North Castle Town Board; site plan, wetlands permit, tree removal permit and soil excavation permit approvals from the North Castle Planning Board; special permit and variance approval from the Bedford Zoning Board of Appeals; subdivision, site plan, steep slope permit and tree removal permit approvals from the Bedford Planning Board; and wetlands permit approval from the Bedford Wetlands Control Commission.

The project is located in the Towns of North Castle, Bedford and New Castle with access from Oregon Road in Bedford.

Contact: Joanne P. Meder, AICP, Frederick P. Clark Associates, Inc., 350 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, New York 10580, phone: (914) 967-6540.