ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

        
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Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Essex County - The Planning Board of the Town of Essex, as lead agency, has accepted a revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Essex Ferry Dock Expansion. A public hearing will be held on January 16, 2001. Comment period runs until January 26, 2001. The proposed action involves the increase of dock size to accommodate a maximum of 49 passenger vehicles and a total of 3 tractor-trailers on the dock pavement, improved entrance and exit facility, and a new gallows. The project is located on the east side of Route 22 in Essex.

Contact: Edward Cornell, Chairman, Town of Essex Planning Board, Town Hall, Essex, NY 12936, (518) 963-4287.

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS

Saratoga and Schenectady Counties - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft EIS on the proposed additions and alterations to the Stevens, Glenhaven, Pashley and Charlton Heights Elementary; O'Rourke Middle; and the Senior High Schools in the Burnt Hills Ballston Lake Central School District, SED Project No. 52-01-01-06-7-999-002. Comments are requested on the Draft EIS and will be accepted by the contact person until January 19, 2001. The action involves the district wide implementation of a telephone and computer system including the construction of a microwave tower and infrastructure at each building. The project is located in the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, and the Towns of Ballston and Charlton, Saratoga County.

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

Notice of Public Hearing and Variance Project No. 2000-280

Franklin County - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 806(1)(a)(2)of the Adirondack Park Agency Act (Executive Law, Article 27), and 9 NYCRR Sections 572.15(d) and 577.10 (Agency regulations), that the Adirondack Park Agency will hold a public hearing on the application of E. Rudolph Schneider for variances to the shoreline setback provisions of the APA Act and the NY State Wild, Scenic and Recreation Rivers System Act, as implemented by Agency regulations. The applicant seeks a 59-foot variance from the applicable 75-foot APA setback requirements and a 134-foot variance from the applicable 150-foot setback in a designated Recreational River to construct a 1-bedroom dwelling and detached garage.

The project site is approximately 1 acre in size with 200 feet on the Raquette River on the Dugal River Road, in the Town of Altamont. The parcel is located in a Low Intensity Use land use area classified by the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map and in a designated Recreational River Area in the New York State Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers System. There are also wetlands on the parcel.

The hearing will commence at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2001, at the Town of Altamont Town Hall located at 120 Demars Boulevard in the Town of Altamont, Franklin County.

The major issues likely to be considered at the hearing are whether the variances requested are the minimum variances necessary and whether the imposition of conditions of the variances will ameliorate any adverse impacts. Agency staff will recommend the granting of variances for the 1-bedroom dwelling and detached garage, but not as close to the mean high water mark of the river and wetland as the applicant proposes.

Any person may speak at or submit a written statement prior to or during the hearing. All letters received to date, as well as newly received letters of comment, will be offered as hearing exhibits pursuant to 9 NYCRR 580.14(g)(2)(iv) and will be transmitted to Agency Members for their consideration prior to any determination on this project. Any person (other than statutory parties) who desires to become a party to the hearing in order to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses must comply with the procedures set forth in 580.7 of Agency regulations.

Interpreter services will be made available to deaf persons at no charge, pursuant to Section 301 of the State Administrative Procedure Act, upon reasonable notice to the Agency.

The application file is available for public inspection and copying pursuant to Agency regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act during normal business hours at Agency offices, New York State Route 86, Ray Brook, New York. For further information, contact Barbara A. Rottier, Associate Counsel, at P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977 or phone 518-891-4050. Pursuant to 9 NYCRR 580.4, a copy of this notice is being mailed to all landowners within 500 feet of the above project site based on the latest completed tax assessment roll and to others requesting notice.