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Negative Declaration

County: Ontario and Yates

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption of the Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan

Contact Person: Gretchen Cicora
7291 Coon Road
Bath, NY 14810
Phone: (607) 776-2165 Ext. 29

Project Location: Canandaigua Highlands Unit: Italy Hill State Forest, Towns of Italy and Jerusalem in Yates County, High Tor Wildlife Management Area, Towns of Italy and Jerusalem in Yates County and Naples and South Bristol in Ontario County.

Project Description: The Canandaigua Highlands Unit Management Plan sets forth the proposed goals, objectives, management actions and associated costs for the management of 8,214 acres on 2 parcels of state land in Yates and Ontario Counties. It includes Italy Hill State Forest and High Tor Wildlife Management Area. The plan details management activities for a 10-year period, from 2004 - 2014. Public participation has been sought via mailings and a public meeting on October 15, 2003. Full consideration for public input has been sought prior to completion of the final draft.

Management activities planned for this unit include: The general maintenance and improvement of the facilities, public access to the state land, and managing the vegetation and wildlife, including the creation and maintenance of open fields and logging an average of 113 acres per year. Other activities include the construction of one forest access road on High Tor Wildlife Management Area north of Hatch Hill. One parking lot will be constructed on Brink road at the Finger Lakes trailhead on the High Tor Wildlife Management Area, and more if needed, to increase public safety and access. Other projects include construction of a lean-to on the High Tor Wildlife Management Area, the creation and maintenance of up to 52 small water hole amphibian activity centers, and designating trails for recreational use. Best management practices for the control of erosion, and integrated pest management for the control of insects will be followed.

Ontario County - The Town of Hopewell Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Widewaters Commons Shopping Center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant Widewaters's Hopewell LLC seeking approval for an amended site plan application to incorporate an additional 66,000 s.f. of retail development to a site plan approved by the Planning Board in May, 2003. In addition, the applicant submitted applications for a nine-lot subdivision, an area variance and two special use permits. The project is located on Rts. 5 and 20 and Recreation Drive, Canandaigua, NY.

Contact: Luther Sharp, Town of Hopewell Planning Board, 2716 County Road No. 47, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 394-0036.

Notice Of Acceptance Of Final EIS

Ontario County - The Ontario County Board Of Supervisors, as lead agency, has accepted a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed New Auditorium Building and Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center renovations. The action involves a two phase project. Phase 1 is an expansion of the concert shell at the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center to provide covered seating for 5,000, expand stage to allow full theater productions, raise fly house over the stage to allow full theater stage sets, renovate kitchen, concession, and restroom facilities, replace sound and lighting systems. Phase 2 is the construction of an approximately 70,000 square foot, new, free-standing, building to house the theater, communications, and music programs of the Visual and Performing Arts Program, including a 600 seat auditorium and academic office. The project is located at 4335 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY.

Contact: Thomas Harvey Ontario County, 20 Ontario Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424, phone: (585) 396-4455, fax: (585) 393-2960.