Broome County - The Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Chenango, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Nextel Partners, Inc. will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the co-location of its telecommunication antenna on an existing tower. A public hearing will be held on February 27, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Chenango, 1137 Front Street, Binghamton, New York. Written comment period ends March 9, 2001. The project is located at 8 John Smith Road.
Contact: Diane Aurelio, Town of Chenango, 1137 Front Street, Binghamton, New York 13901, phone: (607) 723-8304.
Tompkins County - The Board of Representatives of Tompkins County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Tompkins County Public Safety Communications Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction and operation of a public safety communications system using 800 MHz frequencies and a digital, trunked technology. As a part of the project, opportunities to collaborate with the New York State Office of Technology's Statewide Wireless Network will also be explored. The project will be located in Tompkins County, New York.
A draft scope for the Draft EIS will be released for public comment on February 23, 2001, and a public information meeting regarding the project will be held that evening. The County has advertised that public comments on the draft scope will be accepted from February 23 to March 26, 2001.
Contact: Stephen Whicher, Tompkins County, 125 East Court Street, Ithaca, New York 14850, phone: (607) 274-5560.
Positive Declaration and Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS
Onondaga County - The Planning Board of the Town of Clay, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Clay Shopping Center may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been prepared. The action involves development of a Shopping Center of approximately 570,000 square feet, including all supporting on- and off-site infrastructure, on 70 acres of vacant commercial land on New York State Route 31 in the Town of Clay. The Shopping Center is to be developed in phases, with the first phase consisting of approximately 480,000 of retail space including outparcels. An additional 90,000 square feet of retail space with supporting on-site infrastructure is antitipated to be completed over the next five years. The project is located on the north side of New York State Route 31; south of a Power Authority of the State of New York electric transmission right-of-way; east of an existing railroad line which crosses Route 31; and west of an adjacent Dell Center Drive, in the Town of Clay.
Contact: David Tessier, Town of Clay, Planning and Development, 4483 Route 31, Clay, New York 13041, phone: (315) 652-3800.