Steuben County - The Village of Arkport, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Arkport Water Improvements 2000 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a ground water pump station, approximately 900 LF of transmission main, and replacement of approximately 1200 LF of distribution main. The project is located on Brush St. and Henry St. in the Village of Arkport.
Contact: David Smith, Village of Arkport, P. O. Box 465, 6 Park Avenue, Arkport, New York 14807, phone: (607) 295-7346.
Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing
Monroe County - The City of Rochester, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Port of Rochester/Harbor
Public Improvements Projects. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on February 6, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, New York. Written comments on the Draft EIS will be accepted until February 22, 2001. The action involves the design and construction of public improvements. The proposed public
improvements include realignment of Beach Avenue, east of Lake Avenue; the reconstruction and extension of River Street
from Stutson Street into the Port area; reconstruction of Latta Road, east of Lake Avenue; a new access road from River
Street, south of Petten, east of the railroad tracks; new access roads from Lake Avenue into the port area; parking and
infrastructure improvements; construction of a parking garage and transit center; redevelopment of the north warehouse;
construction of a Customs Station/Ferry Terminal/Multi-use building and other required border crossing facilities to support
operation of a fast ferry service between Rochester and Toronto, Canada; installation of a public transient docking facility and
new pedestrian trails along the river.
Issues addressed in the DEIS include: location within 100 feet of the Genesee River, the proposed physical alteration of more
than 10 acres, also substantially contiguous to parkland; physical alteration of the quay wall; parking improvements for more
than 1000 vehicles; work within public rights of ways adjacent to an historic park and to structures listed in National Registry
(Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse and the Dentzel Carousel in Ontario Beach Park); disposition of publicly owned property for
private commercial use; installation of new streets; acquisition of property; an amendment to the City-County Parks
jurisdiction operation, and maintenance agreement, amendments to the Official Map; realignment of park boundaries including
relocation of the public boat launch facilities off-site.
Contact: Sandra S. Pinkney, City of Rochester, Room 300 B, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, New York 14614,
phone: (716) 428-7003.