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Public Hearing Notice

Westchester County - PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the PLANNING BOARD of the TOWN OF CORTLANDT will conduct a Public Hearing on the application and on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) submitted by Wilder Balter Partners, LLC for Preliminary Plat Approval pursuant to Sections 276 & 277 of the New York State Town Law and pursuant to Chapter 265 (Subdivision of Land) of the Town of Cortlandt Code. The public hearing on the DEIS is pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. This application is also for Permits pursuant to Chapter 259 (Steep Slopes) and Chapter 283 (Trees) of the Town of Cortlandt Code.

The subject application (and the DEIS as submitted) is for a conventional subdivision with 54 single family residential lots, proposed roads, utilities and other proposed related site improvements on 34.4 acres as shown on a 8 page set of drawings entitled “Jacobs Hill Crossing” prepared by Ralph G. Mastromonaco, PE, latest revision dated November 9, 2001. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement, entitled "Jacobs Hill Crossing" latest revision dated January 9, 2002, prepared by Tim Miller Associates has been completed and accepted by the Town of Cortlandt Planning Board as Lead Agency for the subject application which is a SEQRA Unlisted Action.

As stated in the "Notice of Completion of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Notice of SEQR Public Hearing" dated January 9, 2002, the above mentioned DEIS has been completed and accepted by the Town of Cortlandt Planning Board as the Lead Agency for the proposed action. Comments on the DEIS are requested and will be accepted in writing by the Planning Board until February 18, 2002 (unless extended by the Planning Board).

Potential large impacts of the subject proposed action are as follows:

1) The proposed action may significantly impact existing air quality, ground and surface water quality and quantity, traffic and noise levels and result in a substantial increase in potential for erosion, flooding and drainage problems.

(2) The proposed action will result in the removal and destruction of large quantities of vegetation and fauna and may substantially interfere with the habitat and movement of resident wildlife species.

(3) The proposed action will result in the attracting of a large number of people to a place compared to the number of people who would come to such a place absent the action.

(4) The proposed action will result in a demand for additional community services such as school, police, fire, ambulance, sanitation, roadway maintenance and an additional demand on the Town’s water supply system.

(5) The subject project is located within the emergency evacuation area for the Indian Point Nuclear plants.

(6) When considered with other development in the area, cumulative effects on the above mentioned items (1) – (5) may also be significant. These important environmental issues as well as other relevant issues were identified in a scope for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, latest revision dated January 5, 2001 and adopted by the Town of Cortlandt Planning Board on January 9, 2001.

The subject property of 34.4 acres is located on the north side of Route 6, approximately 200 feet west of the Bear Mountain Parkway Mountain and is designated on the Town of Cortlandt Tax Maps as Section 23.20, Block 1, Lot 1, Section 23.16, Block 5, Lots 2 & 3, and Section 23.20, Block 3, Lot 2 (City of Peekskill).

Persons may review said DEIS, application and drawings at the Planning Office, Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York, between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A limited number of copies of the DEIS are available on a loan basis. A fee will be charged to persons requesting their own copy of the DEIS. A copy of the DEIS is also available for review at the John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak, New York.

SAID HEARING will be conducted in the Vincent F. Nyberg General Meeting Room at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York, on Tuesday evening, February 5, 2002 at 8:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible at which time all interested persons will be heard.

The Town Hall is handicapped accessible.

PLANNING BOARD
TOWN OF CORTLANDT
Revised: January 23, 2002
Steven Kessler
Cortlandt Manor, New York


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law to Amend Zoning Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a local law to amend the zoning map of the Town of Hyde Park to change the zoning district from PB Planned Business to R60,000 Low Density Residential for tax lot 6064-04-873325, known as the site of the James Roosevelt House or the Red House.

Contact: Lawrence Delafield, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538, phone: (845)229-5111.


Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Adopting Greenway Connections will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a local law to adopt the Greenway Connections: the Greenway Compact Program for Dutchess County Communities. The Greenway Program is a voluntary partnership between the Greenway Council and local communities to work toward Greenway goals, help build a network of connecting routes, and use the Greenway guides to improve their local and regional surroundings.

Contact: Lawrence Delafield, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538, phone: (845)229-5111.


Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Establishment of Greenbush Water District will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves approval by the Town Board of the creation of a new water district to provide drinking water to approximately 210 properties, 70 of which have their wells contaminated with MTBE. The project is located in the southern part of Hyde Park along Route 9-G and within the Greenbush development. The new water distribution system will connect with the Town of Poughkeepsie system located approximately 600 feet south of the Greenbush development. The installation will occur within existing roads and lawn areas.

Contact: Lawrence Delafield, 4383 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, New York 12538, phone: (845)229-5111.


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Village of Tuxedo Park, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed DOW Forestry will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the cutting, chipping, harvest of 520 trees. The project is located in Tuxedo Park.

Contact: P. J. Regna, Village of Tuxedo Park, Lorillard Road, P. O. Box 31, Tuxedo Park, New York 10987.


Orange County - The Town Board of the Town of Warwick, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of 2002 Zoning Law of the Town of Warwick will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of Zoning amendments that will guide growth and development of the Town in the near future and implement the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. These changes will introduce new incentive-based zoning concepts that can help the Town achieve “smart growth,” through an intermunicipal Transfer of Development Rights program, Traditional Neighborhood development, ridgeline and aquifer protection, and many other techniques to protect the Town’s rural and agricultural character. The project is located in the Town of Warwick.

Contact: Michael Sweeton, Town of Warwick, 132 Kings Highway, Warwick, New York 10990, phone: (845) 986-1124, fax: (845) 986-9908, E-mail: supervi@warwick.net


Ulster County - The City of Kingston Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wilbur Avenue wastewater pretreatment and pumping station will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a wastewater pretreatment and pumping station to replace the existing pretreatment and diversion chamber in the same vicinity. The project is located in the City of Kingston.

Contact: John C. Kwak, City of Kingston, phone: (845) 331-0080, ext. 3967.


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Heimbach two lot subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves the subdivision of two lots in the R1 zoned district and lot line change. The project is located on Maples Road in the Town of Wallkill.

The conditions are:

Contact: Gary W. Lake, P. O. Box 398, Middletown, New York 10940, phone: (845) 692-7814.


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed NICAJ nine lot subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves an approximate 28.98 acre parcel being subdivided into nine lots in the RA zoned district. The project is located on Sands Road in the Town of Wallkill

The condition is:

Contact: Gary W. Lake, P. O. Box 398, Middletown, New York 10940, phone: (845) 692-7814.


Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Allen construction of a new garage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact provided specific conditions are met. There will be a 30 day public comment period commencing with the date of this notice. The action involves an approximate 5424 sq. ft. garage for equipment storage along with outdoor storage yard for building equipment and supplies on an approximate 174,260 sq. ft. parcel located in the P.I.D. zoned district. The project is located on City Route 76, Allen Lane in the Town of Wallkill.

The conditions are:

Contact: Gary W. Lake, P. O. Box 398, Middletown, New York 10940, phone: (845) 692-7814.


Positive Declaration and Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of Bedford, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bedford Park South, Senior Citizen Development may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on February 5, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at 425 Cherry Street, Bedford Hills, New York. The action involves the development of 50 units of senior citizen housing on a 12.6-acre site. The site is currently zoned for single-family homes with a minimum lot area of 2 acres. The proposal calls for a rezoning to EL, a senior citizen zoning district in Bedford which requires that 20 percent of the proposed units be affordable. The project is located north of Route 172 and west of McLain Street, in the Town of Bedford, adjacent to the Village of Mount Kisco. A portion of the site is within the Village of Mount Kisco.

Contact: Jeff Osterman, Bedford Town House, 321 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, New York 10507, phone: (914) 666-5140.


Westchester County - The Planning Board of the Town of Lewisboro, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Boniello Land and Realty Falcon Ridge Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on March 12, 2002 at 7:30 p.m., Increase Miller School, Route 138, Goldens Bridge, New York. The action involves a subdivision of approximately 95.6 acres of land within an R-2A one-family residence. The action seeks to subdivide the existing undeveloped parcel into eighteen residential building lots. The project is located on the northerly side of Waccabuc Road in the Hamlet of Golden's Bridge, Town of Lewisboro.

Contact: Aimee Hodges, 99 Elmwood Road, Onatru Farm Park, South Salem, New York 10590, phone: (914) 763-5592.


Westchester County - The Planning Board of the Town of Lewisboro, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Trails at Waccabuc may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on March 12, 2002 at 7:30 p.m., South Salem Fire Department, Route 35, South Salem, New York. The action involves the subdivision of approximately 111.9 acres of land, consisting of two separate and nonabutting parcels which are located in proximity to each other and are commonly owned. The project is located in the Waccabuc Hamlet of the Town of Lewisboro.

Contact: Aimee Hodges, 99 Elmwood Road, Onatru Farm Park, South Salem, New York 10590, phone: (914) 763-5592.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Village of Chester, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Townsend Homestead. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on February 26, 2002 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village of Chester Village Hall, 47 Main Street, Chester, New York. The action involves approvals for a proposed senior citizen housing development consisting of 32 rental apartments. The project is located on Main Street and Academy Avenue, in the Village of Chester.

Contact: Richard Ramsdell, Village of Chester Village Hall, 47 Main Street, Chester, New York 10918, phone: (845) 469-4856.