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Proposed Water Resource Development Act Projects

NOTICE: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) intends to certify the following projects for funding under the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. On November 21, 2001 Congress appropriated $3 million dollars for projects that would benefit the quality or quantity of source water for the New York City water supply. Two of the projects will contribute to improving the quality of the City’s water supply by increasing the treatment capacity at two Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP) tributary to the Cannonsville Reservoir by eliminating excess flow, and the third project will contribute to improving the quality of the City’s water supply by reducing the amount of suspended sediment flowing in a tributary to the Schoharie Reservoir.

The Village of Walton, Delaware County, is under consideration to receive $400,000 for repair of sewer lines. The sewer lines will be repaired to reduce the amount of Inflow and Infiltration, which has been leading to increased flow to be treated by the Village’s WWTP.

The Village of Stamford, Delaware County, is under consideration to receive $950,000 for repair of sewer lines that have been causing unnecessary extra flow to be treated by the Village’s WWTP. The repairs to the sewer lines typically involve repairing leaks around manholes and repairing sewer pipe joints that are allowing groundwater to infiltrate into the sewer lines.

Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District is under consideration to receive $500,000 to stabilize 4,500 feet of the West Kill which has exposed clay in the stream bed leading to large amounts of suspended clay flowing to the Schoharie Reservoir during rainfall events. The stream will be restored to a stable meander pattern and profile using principles of fluvial geomorphology.

DEC is also soliciting letters of interest from potential local sponsors of projects that will contribute to improving the quality/quantity of the City’s water supply. For the purposes of this Act, the City’s watershed is defined as the land area within the counties of Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess, that contribute water to the water supply system of New York City. The local sponsor may submit a letter of interest, including a brief description and cost of the project, to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Water Compliance Programs, New York City Watershed Section, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany New York 12233-3506. The WRDA program is a reimbursement grant, and the local sponsor must provide 25% of the project cost through non-Federal funds. As WRDA funding becomes available, applications will be sent to appropriate local sponsors who have submitted a letter of interest. All letters of interest and applications will be reviewed for appropriate funding consideration.

More Details and Information: May be obtained from: Francis G. Zagorski, P.E., NYSDEC, 4th Floor, 625 Broadway, Albany New York 12233-3506; Telephone (518) 402-8168; FAX (518) 402-8082; e-mail: fgzagors@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Negative Declaration

Sullivan County - The Town of Fallsburg Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Neversink River Hideaways Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the subdivision of approximately 290 acres into 39 large acreage lots, which are deed restricted to one single family dwelling per parcel. The project is located on the west side of Wartzman Road, Town of Fallsburg.

Contact: Arthur Rosenshein, Town of Fallsburg Planning Board, Town Hall, Railroad Plaza, PO Box 830, South Fallsburg, NY 12779, phone: (845) 434-8811.

Amended Negative Declaration

Westchester County - The State Education Department, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed land acquisition and additions/alterations to the Pelham Memorial High/Middle School in the Pelham Union Free School District, SED Project No. 66-16-01-03-0-001-018, will not have a significant environmental impact. The action involves the purchase of 0.9 acres of land and 115,000 square feet of new additions. The project is located on Colonial Avenue in the Town of Pelham.

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

Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Dutchess County - The Poughkeepsie City School District, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed District-Wide Facilities Plan. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Monday, March 25, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. at the District Administrative Office, 11 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, to accept comments. Written comments on the Draft EIS are also requested and will be accepted by the lead agency until either (1) if mailed, postmarked by April 6, 2002, or (2) if received at the District Office, until Monday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. Comments should be addressed to the contact person listed below, and should state the name and address of the commenting party. The Poughkeepsie City School District proposes to fund and undertake a district-wide facilities improvement plan, the elements of which include: Proposed 26,000 s.f. addition to existing Poughkeepsie High School building; Proposed 20,200 s.f. addition to existing Krieger Elementary School building; Proposed 12,600 s.f. addition to existing Morse Elementary School building; Renovations to existing facility systems, including HVAC, Electric, General Construction (not involving facility expansion), Plumbing, Roofing and Site Work (e.g., landscaping and walkway improvements). The projects are located in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Contact: Robert C. Watson, Sr., Poughkeepsie City School District, 11 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, phone: (845) 451-4950.

Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Westchester County - The New Rochelle City Council, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Rezoning to Build Two New Dormitory Buildings and to Retrofit Existing Dormitory. The action involves (1) changing the zoning classification of former Tax Lots 32 and 34 in Block 1431 in Section 5 from NB (Neighborhood Business) District to CR-1 (College and College Related Uses) District and (2) amending the site-specific restrictions and conditions imposed by Ordinance No. 228 upon Lot 158 in Block 1556 in Section 5 so as to construct and operate two (2) additional dormitory facilities and to retrofit the existing Loftus Dormitory for 38 additional students, making a total of 696 residents, and in addition, a maximum of 20 student advisors, on Block 1556. The project is located in New Rochelle.

Contact: Edward Lynch, City Hall - 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10801, phone: (914) 654-2183, fax: (914) 632-3626.