ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

        
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Public Notice

Cutting of Trees in the Forest Preserve

Ulster County - This action involves the cutting of trees at Belleayre Mountain Ski Area to improve public safety and recreational use of the downhill skiing facility. This is to provide notice that a total of 848 trees over 3" in diameter will be removed to accomplish these projects as required by Commissioner’s Delegation Memorandum # 84-06. The Expressway will be extended to connect Dot Nebel, the SkiWee teaching area will be enlarged, the base of Lift #6 Super Chief will be expanded to allow for loading on both sides and a new trail, Onondaga, will be created from the top of Lift #6 to mid-station. An amendment to Article XIV of the New York State Constitution allows for construction and maintenance of 25 miles of ski trails, with 2 miles of trail up to 200' wide on Belleayre Mountain which is part of the Catskill Forest Preserve. Belleayre Mountain will still be well within the constitutional limits afforded for widths and total length of ski trails upon completion of these projects. These projects are included in the approved 1998 revision and amendments to the Unit Management Plan for the ski center. There are no known rare, threatened or endangered plant species located in or bordering the disturbed area. Following tree cutting and stump removal, the trail will be seeded and mulched.

Contact: Carl P. Wiedemann, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, N.Y. 12233-5253, (518) 402-8197.


Negative Declaration

Putnam County The Town Board of the Town of Putnam Valley, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law to Amend Zoning Districts Map will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amendments to Town's Zoning Map to re-classify several parcels of land, principally along Route 301 to reflect current usage, and to eliminate floating commercial zone. The project is located townwide.

Contact: Carmelo J. Santos, 265 Oscawana Lake road, Putnam Valley, New York 10579, phone: (845) 526-2121.


Ulster County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed amendments to the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center Unit Management Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. This action involves the adoption of an amendment to the 1998 unit management plan for Belleayre Mountain Ski Center. The amendment will mean a total of 4 acres of vegetation will be removed to widen a ski trail, extend a trail, expand a teaching area, and install a new well water system. The Dot Nebel trail will be widened to 200 feet to provide a safer course for ski racing, requiring 705 trees over 3" in diameter to be cut. The Expressway trail will be extended to Dot Nebel, connecting the westernmost trail on the mountain to the rest of the trail system. This extension will require the removal of 23 trees over 3" in diameter. Papoose Landing is the teaching area for the children’s program called Ski Wee. Teaching areas are considered an appurtenance, and will be expanded to provide more teaching space and room for our new teaching carousel. 69 trees over 3" in diameter will be cut for this expansion. The spring-fed drinking water supply at Belleayre Mountain is not sufficient to provide the amount of potable water needed for the amount of visitors, and a well water system is required. Three deep wells and two storage tanks will be installed for the purposes of public health and safety. 52 trees will be cut for this project.

Belleayre Mountain is authorized in Article XIV, Section 1 of the New York State Constitution to construct up to 25 miles of ski trails 30 - 200 feet wide, with not more than two miles of trails in excess of 120 feet wide. With these projects, Belleayre Mountain will still be well under all constitutional limits. Amendment of Article XIV of the state’s Constitution provides for the removal of trees to construct ski trails, lifts, and appurtenances. There are no rare or protected species of vegetation located in or bordering the disturbed areas. Following the tree cutting and construction, the cleared areas will be seeded and mulched. The projects are located off Route 28, Highmount/Pine Hill, Town of Shandaken, Ulster County, NY.

Contact: Carl P. Wiedemann, DEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-5253, (518) 457-2500; Fax (518) 457-3285.


Westchester County - The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mohansic Driving Range Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves expansion of the existing driving range at the County's Mohansic Golf Course. Work will include clearing and adding fill to an area of approximately 250 feet by 400 feet on the southeast side of the existing driving range. Barier netting attached to 25-foot high wooden poles will be installed around the new area. the existing tee line will be extended to the east by the construction of a small berm, approximately 150 feet in length and 30 inches in height, to serve the junior school. A temporary road will be installed along the east side of the project site to accommodate construction vehicles. The project is located at Mohansic Golf Course, approximately 500 feet west of entrance off Baldwin Road, Town of Yorktown.

Contact: Gina D'Agrosa, Environmental Planning, 432, Michaelian Office Building, White Plains, New York 10601, phone: (914) 995-4422.


Reaffirmation of Negative Declaration

Orange County - Pursuant to the NYS Clean Water/Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the Kiryas Joel Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the Village of Kiryas Joel Water Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The project involves construction of New Groundwater Sources to help meet the needs of potable drinking water supply for the Village. A Negative Declaration was issued on April 3, 2000, the original SERP reaffirmation was issued on December 4, 2001. The project is located on five separate Village owned properties located outside and inside the Village (two properties added since original neg dec, supplemental LEAF’s filed for each new property) near the Mountain Lakes and Ramapo River, on Seven Springs Road, on County Route 105, on Bakertown Rd. and near the intersection of County Route 105 and Rt 17.

Contact: Gedalye Szegedin, Village of Kiryas Joel, PO Box 566, Monroe, NY 10950, phone: (845) 783-8300, fax: (845) 783-9491.


Positive Declaration

Dutchess County - The Planning Board of the Town of Poughkeepsie, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Woods at Cliff Dale Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session initially scheduled by the Planning Board for August 8, 2002 is being rescheduled to a later date. Notice of the rescheduled scoping session will be provided to you and duly publicized. Comments will be accepted until July 26, 2002. The action involves a subdivision for development of thirty-nine (39) single-family home lots, municipal water and sewer service, and a new Town road. The project site of 56.344 acres is located in the Town of Poughkeepsie on the south side of Spackenkill Road (NYS Route 113) about 0.75 miles west of Vassar Road and the hamlet of Red Oaks Mill.

Contact: Laura Wojtowicz, Town of Poughkeepsie Planning Department, 1 Overocker Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12603, phone: (845) 485-3657.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft EIS and Public Hearing

Westchester County - The Planning Board of the Village of Tarrytown, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Jardim Estates Subdivision. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Monday, August 26, 2002 at 8:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. Written comments will be accepted for a period not less than 10 days following the close of the public hearing. The action involves a subdivision of a 34-acre property into 17 single-family residential lots, including lots for two existing residences. The project is located at 548 South Broadway (Route 9), south of Sheldon Avenue, lake View Drive and Croton Park Avenue, Village of Tarrytown.

Contact: Ivy Kraus, Village of Tarrytown, 21 Wildey Street, Tarrytown, New York, phone: (914) 631-1885.