Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Greene County - The Town Board of the Town of Lexington, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lexington Zoning and Subdivision Law Amendments and Zoning Map Update will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Town’s Zoning and Subdivisions Laws to reflect the Comprehensive Plan which the Town adopted in 2003. The zoning map update shows the zoning boundary between conservation and rural residential to reflect the 2,400 feet AMSL line. The Hamlet District has been expanded to areas within walking distances of the Hamlet Centers.
The Zoning Law amendments include a Floodplain Overlay and Stream Corridor Overlay District, comprehensive adult entertainment regulations, cluster development provisions to encourage conservation, as well as flag lot standards. The Zoning Law also provides guidelines for the Planning Board to follow in reviewing site plan applications.
The subdivision amendments include procedures for the review of applications, general requirements and design standards for major and minor subdivisions, and procedures for obtaining variances and waivers. The project is located in the Town of Lexington.
Contact: Kenneth Becker, or Rose Thompson, Town of Lexington, P.O. Box 28, Lexington, NY 12452, phone: (518) 989-6476, fax: (518) 989-6618.
Albany County - The Town Board of the Town of Bethlehem, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Adoption of the Town of Bethlehem Final Draft Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Regulations. A public hearing on the Draft Generic EIS will be held on June 22, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. Written comments on the Draft Generic EIS will be accepted by the contact person until July 2, 2005. The action involves adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, Zoning and Subdivision Amendments by the Town which will have a positive impact on open space and recreation in the Town. The plan recommends the creation of a Farmland and Open Space Protection Program that may include the use of a variety of voluntary tools such as the purchase of development rights, fee-simple acquisition, or donation of conservation easements. In addition, the plan recommends considering a town-wide referendum to establish funding for the preservation of open space. The plan also suggests the creation of a Citizens Advisory Committee on Conservation to explore conservation projects with willing landowners. Relating to recreation, the plan recommends establishing a Park Master Plan to inventory existing parks and identify a community-based need for future facilities. An incentive zoning mechanism is included in the amended zoning regulations to encourage the protection of open space and recreational facilities.
Contact: Theresa Egan, Town of Bethlehem, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, New York 12054, phone: (518) 439-4955.