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Environmental Assessment for the City of Rochester - Genesee Riverway Trail Project

CITY P.C. 99002 NYSDOT PIN 4753.03

The City of Rochester is developing design studies to construct a portion of the Genesee Riverway Trail between Turning Point Park and Petten Street (south of the O'Rorke Bridge). The total length of the trail project is 2.1 miles, all in the City of Rochester, Monroe County.

An Environmental Assessment has been prepared which assesses the project's effect on the quality of the human environment in accordance with the provisions of Section 102 (2) (c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, P.L. 91-190 (NEPA). The Environmental Assessment shows the project will have minor impacts on adjacent wetlands along the banks of the Genesee River. Alternative trail alignments that avoid traversing the wetlands have been considered in accordance with Executive Order 11990. Portions of the proposed trail alignment will be located within the Genesee River floodplain and floodway. A ROW acquisition and a residential building relocation on Genesee Marina Property is proposed in order to construct the trail along the banks of the Genesee River. The portion of property being acquired will be tested for contaminated material and hazardous waste.

One copy of the Environmental Assessment is available for review and copying during business hours at City Hall, Room 300B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, N.Y. 14614, a second copy is available for review and copying during business hours at the Charlotte Branch Public Library, 3557 Lake Avenue (Britton Road intersection).

Written comments shall be forwarded to JoAnn Beck, RLA (City Landscape Architect), City Hall, Room 300B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614. Comments will be accepted up to 30 days after notice is published.

Public Notice

Notice Pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 120-w

"On October 2, 2003, the County of Ontario Board of Supervisors duly adopted Resolution No. 464-2003, awarding a contract to New England Waste Services of N.Y., Inc., (Casella Waste Systems, Inc.), pursuant to section one hundred twenty-w of the general municipal law for the purpose of lease, operation, and management of the Ontario County Waste Facilities. The validity of this contract or the procedures which led to its award may be hereafter contested only by action, suit or proceeding commenced within sixty days after the date of this notice and only upon the ground or grounds that: (1) such award or procedure was not authorized pursuant to that section, or (2) any of the provisions of that section which should be complied with at the date of this publication have not been substantially complied with, or (3) a conflict of interest can be shown in the manner in which the contract was awarded; or by action, suit or proceeding commenced on the grounds that such contract was awarded in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

Contact: Karen R. DeMay, Ontario County Board of Supervisors, Municipal Building, 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 396-4447.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final Generic EIS

Ontario and Yates Counties - The Ontario County SWCD, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Model Timber Harvesting Local Law. The action involves adoption of a local Timber Harvesting Law by municipalities within the watersheds of Canandaigua and Honeoye Lakes. This local law strives to protect water quality in the area by requiring the use of appropriate Best Management Practices and stipulating specific practices to follow. Some of the major stipulations under this law prohibit harvesting operations within a 15-ft wide buffer zone measured from the shoreline of any surface water and require completion of a full Timber Harvesting Plan in areas with greater than a 15% slope. The Towns will have the authority, with due cause and upon complaint, to enter and inspect properties affected by timber harvesting operations to ensure proper procedures are being followed. They can suspend or revoke a timber harvesting permit upon notification of violations to this law, until such time as restorations are completed.

The proposed law expands on the work started by the Timber Harvesting Committee established as part of the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Management Plan. It is the result of several years of effort and negotiations among the eight municipalities in both Ontario and Yates counties.

Project Location: Towns of Bristol, Canadice, Gorham, Naples, Richmond, and South Bristol in Ontario County, and the Towns of Italy and Middlesex in Yates County.


Tom De Rue, Ontario County SWCD, 480 North Main, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 396-1450 x25, fax: (585) 396-0137.