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Erie County - The Village of Angola Village Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Angola Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Village of Angola has prepared a new Comprehensive Plan in response to a number of factors affecting the Village’s quality-of-life and character. The Plan updates the policies contained in the Village’s 1970 Comprehensive Plan to take into account the changing demographic and land use trends and the need for greater protection and enhancement of community and natural resources. The recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan are intended to enhance the Village’s traditional community character and to provide additional protection of its natural resources. The Comprehensive Plan includes a number of recommendations specific to natural resource protection, land use and zoning, historic preservation, urban design, economic development and tourism, transportation, and community facilities and services. The project is located in the entire Village of Angola.

Contact: Hon. James R. Carlson, Mayor, 41 Commercial Street, Angola, NY 14006, phone: (716) 549-1126, fax: (716) 549-5130.

Erie County - The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Seneca Babcock Redevelopment Urban Renewal Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the establishment and implementation of an Urban Renewal Plan for the Seneca-Babcock area within the Valley and Babcock neighborhoods. The proposed project will be a multi-year undertaking and will include, but is not limited to, the following components: a)implementation of a Phase I Redevelopment Program on a vacant 21.5 acre site at 1056 and 1070 Seneca Street to allow for the future construction of low impact commercial and light manufacturing facilities; b) acquisition of property; c) future clearance of substandard structures and improvements thereon unless rehabilitation should prove to be feasible; d) rehabilitation of existing structures of all types; e) assembly of cleared/vacant land into parcels whose size, shape and loction will allow for economically feasible future commercial and residential development; f) repair/replacement of public utilities; g) repair/replacement of sidewalks, curbs and streets; h) landscaping; i) installation of new lighting; j) provision for other future off-street parking; and k) possible park improvements/expansion. The entire site is approximately 250 acres. The project is located within the area generally bounded by Elk Street on the south, Bailey Avenue on the east, rail road lines (south of Dorathy Street) on the north, and rail road lines (west of Peabody Street) on the west, City of Buffalo.

Contact: Gregory J. Bernas, Assistant Environmental Program Coordinator, Office of Strategic Planning, Room 901, City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202, phone: (716) 851-5083.

Niagara County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Mawhiney Trucking, Inc.; DEC No. 9-2924-00115/00001 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Mined Land Reclamation permit application for expansion of an irrigation pond by 14 acres, to a total of 20 acres, on Helmich property located at 2752 Ridge Road, approximately 1700 feet west of the intersection of Route 429 and Route 104 (Ridge Road), in the Town of Lewiston.

Contact: Penny R. Dempsey, 270 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203-2999, phone: (716) 851-7165, fax: (716) 851-7168, e-mail: prdempse@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Niagara County - The City of Niagara Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Niagara Falls Water Board Acquisition, Operation and Finance of the Niagara Falls Water, Wastewater and Stormwater System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves entering into Acquisition, Operation and Financing Agreements by and between the City, the Niagara Falls Water Board and the Niagara Falls Public Water Authority. The Acquisition and Operation Agreements provide for the transfer of ownership of the City’s water, wastewater and stormwater facilities, including but not limited to, all intake, treatment, distribution and collection facilities over the City’s approximate 10,240 acres of land, (collectively the “System”) to the Niagara Falls Water Board. The Niagara Falls Water Board is a public benefit corporation organized and existing under the laws of New York State. The City’s current employees assigned to the Water and Wastewater Departments will be transferred to the Water Board. The Acquisition and Operation Agreements also provide for the performance by the Niagara Falls Water Board of various obligations with respect to the System, including the daily management, operation, repair and maintenance of the System, and the System’s present and future capital improvement program. The City will continue to provide the Niagara Falls Water Board with general overhead services and facilities, including the services of the City’s employees for administrative, billing and collection matters and the use of the City’s facilities for meetings and other administrative matters. The project is located in the City of Niagara Falls.

Contact: Gerald G. Grose, 5815 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY 14302, phone: (716) 283-9770, Ext. (208), fax: (716) 283-9748, e-mail: ggrose@falls.niagara.ny.us