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Public Notice

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.

$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

Dutchess County - The Town Board of the Town of Wappinger, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law Amending the Zoning Law and Zoning Map of the Town of Wappinger for Properties off All Angels Hill Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a Local Law amending the Town of Wappinger Zoning Law and Zoning Map. The Local Law would change the zoning to R-40 Residence of three parcels, totaling approximately 9.01 acres, that are currently split-zoned between R-40 Residence and GB General Business. The project is located in the Town of Wappinger, Dutchess County. The subject property is located on the west side of All Angels Hill Road approximately 1,300 feet south of the intersection with New Hackensack Road.

Contact: Joseph Ruggiero, Town of Wappinger Town Board, Town Hall, 20 Middlebush Road, P.O. Box 324, Wappingers Falls, New York 12590-0324, phone: (845) 297-2744, fax: (845) 297-4558, Email: wappsupv@bestweb.net


Conditioned Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Planning Board of the Town of Wallkill, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed King Road 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 a two lot S/D in the RA zoned district. The project is located on King 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.

Positive Declaration

Westchester County - The Town Board of the Town of North Castle, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed MBIA Insurance Corporation - Headquarters Expansion may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves an application for an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map for properties located adjacent to the Current MBIA site on Route 120 and known as the Cooney Hill area. The proposed action involves the rezoning of 17 parcels, 14 of which are owned by MBIA. The current zoning of the properties is R-1A, Single-family Residential. The applicant is proposing to rezone these properties to DOB-20A. The application also involves the expansion of the existing 261,000 square foot office building to allow the construction of an additional 165,000 square feet plus an additional 73,000 square feet of amenities space, including a meeting house. The proposed expansion will also include a multi-level parking garage, which will provide approximately 1,155 parking spaces. The project is located at 113 King Street, Armonk, Town of North Castle.

Contact: Ann Leber, North Castle Town Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Armonk, New York 10504, phone: (914) 272-3321.


Notice of Acceptance of Final EIS

Sullivan County - The Planning Board of the Town of Bethel, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Chapin Estates Residential Subdivision. The action involves a 49-lot subdivision with 48 building units on approximately 494 acres of land entirely within the Town of Bethel. The project is located on Pine Grove Road, Town of Bethel.

Contact: Herman Bressler, Town of Bethel Planning Board, Town Hall, Box 300, White Lake, NY 12788, phone: (845) 583-4350.


Westchester County - The Council of the City of New Rochelle, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed construction of Iona College Dormitory. The action involves changing the zoning classification of part of Lot 158 in Block 1556 from Zoning District NB to District CR-1 amending the site specific restrictions and conditions imposed by Ordinance No. 228 upon Lot 158 in Block 1556, so as to construct two additional six story dormitory buildings, and to retrofit the Loftus Dormitory for 38 additional students, making a total of 696 residents on Lot 158 in Block 1556. The project is located at the southwest corner of Summit Avenue and North Avenue in the City of New Rochelle.

Contact: Edward Lynch, Department of Development, City Hall, 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, New York 10801, phone: (914) 654-2185.