Columbia County - The Town of Stockport, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Approval of Senior Citizens Housing District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the creation of new zoning district for senior citizen housing. The project is located in the Town of Stockport, New York.
Contact: John Funk, Town of Stockport, 2787 Atlantic Ave., Hudson, NY 12534, phone: (518) 828-9389.
Rensselaer County - The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Hudson Valley Community College Stadium will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 4,500 seat baseball stadium and associated relocation of several athletic fields on the campus of the Hudson Valley Community College ("HVCC"). The stadium will be home to a New York-Penn League professional minor league baseball team. In addition to its use for playing baseball games, the stadium will be designated as an academic building within HVCC's sports management program. It is expected to include classrooms, a computer lab, a sports management office and a fitness center. The project is located at Hudson Valley Community College,
80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY.
Contact: Frank Vinci, Sr., Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, 515 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207, phone: 518-257-3219.
Schoharie County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Preparation; Clear-cut, Schoharie RA #7; Stands A-26, 42, 48, 54, 58 and 59, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the removal of 60 acres of red pine and spruce which are 65 years old. The 60 acres of clear-cuts are in six separate stands scattered over the State Forest. The clear-cuts are necessitated by the loss of vigor and some mortality of the red pine due to shallow soils. A portion of the area will be reforested and a portion will regenerate naturally to hardwood species.
After harvesting the red pine and spruce, there will be a reduction of undesirable vegetation (forbs, ferns, other herbaceous plants) from a portion of the project area by spraying Glyfos before planting Norway spruce. This action is to take place on 36 acres presently occupied by a stand of red pine and spruce. This action will remove the target vegetation on the site for a period of time sufficient to allow the spruce to dominate and occupy the site before the influx of herbaceous growth in the two years following the spray action. The only vegetation to be removed is non-threatened or non-endangered species. Impact on public health is minimal. Personnel will be equipped with safety equipment. Also, following label instructions for the application will minimize risk. The project is located four miles east of Summit, Town of Fulton.
Contact: Clarence Putman, NYS DEC, Rt 10, HC 01, Stamford, NY 12167, (607) 652-7365.
Albany County - The Planning Board of the City of Albany, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Site Plan Review, Teresian House Nursing Home, may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves approval to allow the construction of two four-story apartment buildings, 24 single-family cottage homes and an associated community building. The project is located at 190 Washington Avenue Ext., City of Albany.
Contact: Nichalos DiLello, Office of Planning and Neighborhood Development, 21 Lodge Street, Albany, New York 12207, phone: (518) 434-2532, Ext. 28.