ENB - REGION 5 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Public Notice

County: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington in the Adirondack Forest Preserve and Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster in the Catskill Forest Preserve

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Forest Preserve Roads Policy

Contact Information: Copies of this proposed Policy can be obtained by contacting the person indicated below. The Policy is also available on the Department’s website at: www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/index.html . Written comments are welcome and should be sent to the contact person listed below until April 11, 2005.

Contact Person: Peter Frank
NYS DEC
Division of Lands and Forests
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4254
(518) 473-9518

Project Location: This policy applies to roads in the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the Counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren, and Washington and in the Catskill Forest Preserve in the Counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan, and Ulster.

Project Description: This is a new policy that will be adopted that establishes procedures and protocols for the maintenance, rehabilitation, relocation, widening and new construction of roads and State truck trails under the jurisdiction of the DEC in the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserves. It applies to Forest Preserve lands in units classified by the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) as Wild Forest, Primitive, or Canoe Area or classified by the Catskill Park State Land Master Plan (CPSLMP) as Wild Forest.

Road and State truck trails are nonconforming in areas classified by the APSLMP and CPSLMP as Wilderness. In addition, this policy does not apply to roads or State truck trails in Intensive Use Areas and Administrative Use Areas.

This policy is intended to be consistent with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency which provides guidance concerning ordinary maintenance, rehabilitation, and minor relocation of conforming structures and improvements on Forest Preserve lands in the Adirondack Park.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Matthew Martin

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891–4050, ext. 207

Contact: : Colleen C. Parker or Theresa LeBaron

Project Number: 2004-178

Project Title: Matthew Martin

Location: Town of Webb, Herkimer County, New York State Route 28 and Rondaxe Road; Tax designations 38-2-63.1, -66, and -67

Comment Period Ends: February 24, 2005

Project Description: A three-lot subdivision of the vacant 24.2 acre project site is proposed, creating: Lot 1, 9.5 acres; Lot 2, 7.4 acres; and Lot 3, 7.3 acres. The construction of one new single family dwelling with on-site wastewater treatment system and water supply is proposed on each of the three new lots. The subdivision will occur within 150 feet of NYS Route 28, a statutory "critical environmental area" (CEA); however, no new structures will be located within the CEA.


Applicant: Wendy’s North Country Florist, Inc.
PO Box 174
Northville, NY 12134

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891–4050, ext. 207

Contact: Colleen C. Parker or Theresa LeBaron

Project Number: 2005-2

Project Title: Wendy’s North Country Florist, Inc.

Location: New York State Route 30, Town of Northampton, Fulton County Tax designation 45.02-4-20

Comment Period Ends: February 24, 2005

Project Description: The action involves the change in use of a preexisting commercial structure; a used automobile sales and repair shop will be changed into a florist/gift shop. No expansion of the preexisting building or parking area/ driveway will occur. No additional bathrooms or toilets are proposed and no increase in effluent to the preexisting on-site wastewater treatment system will occur. The project site is located within a statutory "critical environmental area" (Rural Use area within 150 feet of the NYS Route 30).


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Halfmoon Town Board, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Minor Zoning & Subdivision Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves revisions to the zoning code and subdivision regulations relating to a number of issues including stormwater regulations, sewer district regulations, bulk regulations, definitions, parking, and lighting, to name a few. These represent the problematic issues that have arisen over several years during site plan review for numerous projects. The project is located in the Town of Halfmoon.

Contact: Ken DeCerce, Town of Halfmoon, 111 Route 236, Halfmoon, NY 12065, phone: (518) 371-7510.


Saratoga County - The City of Saratoga Springs City Council, as lead agency has determined that the proposed Rezoning of the Southern Weibel Avenue District to rural Residential - 1 District will not have an adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of an amendment to the Zoning ordinance of the City of Saratoga Springs. The amendment is to address the recommended policies in the 2001 Comprehensive Plan, the 2002 Opan Space Plan and the 2003 Weibel Avenue - Gilbert road Study Report, to create low-intensity, rural residential zoning (RR-1) in a 123 acres, sub-area of the city, previously zoned Southern Weibel Avenue District.

Contact: Geoffrey Bornemann, City of Saratoga Springs, City Hall, Room 10, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, phone: (518) 587-3550.