ENB - REGION 4 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Designation Of Critical Environmental Area

Columbia County - The Town of Greenport designates the following lands to be designated as the Town of Greenport Source Water Protection Critical Environmental Area. The lands to be so designated shall be all those lands situated in the Town of Greenport bounded by the hillside slopes along the western side of Middle Road on the west; an area mile north of existing Greenport South Well field between Middle Road and NYS Route 9 on the North; Town of Livingston Town Line on the South; and the western slopes of Bercraft Hills and Cross Road on the East. Boundaries of this Critical Environmental Area are depicted on a map entitled "Town of Greenport Source Water Protection Area Map" which is on file at the Town Hall, Town Hall Drive, Hudson, New York. The lands represent a critical portion of the upper Kashaway Creek Watershed which has direct aquifer connections to drinking water supplies within and the Drinking Water supply of the regional Greenport Water District water supply. In addition, the area is a defining natural viewshed for the southern entry into the Town of Greenport along New York State Route 9.

Contact: Albert Bright II, Town of Greenport Attorney, Rappaport, Meyers, Whitbeck & Rodenhausen, LLP. 436 Union Street, Hudson, New York 12534.


Negative Declaration

Otsego County - The Planning Board of the Town of Springfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Verizon Wireless Continental Road - Springfield Telecommunications Facility (SPR-164 (2005-10)) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 180' sdf supporting lattice tower. Antennas to be installed at 176'. In addition a 79' x 89' chain link fence compound will be created to accommodate the 12' x 30' equipment shelter. An access road will be developed following the route of an existing logging road. The project is located at 281 Continental Road, Springfield, NY.

Contact: David Staley, Springfield Planning Board, P. O. Box 406, Springfield Center, NY 13468, phone: (607) 547-2179.


Otsego County - The Planning Board of the Town of Springfield, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Thayer Farm Master Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the renovation of various farm buildings into teaching spaces, laboratories, offices, and a dormitory on approximately 265 acres in he Town of Springfield. The first phase of the project entails the construction of the Upland Interpretive Center on the approximate 2000 sq.ft. footprint of the former farm "sap house" which was determined unsalvageable. The project consists of approximately 100 acres of active farmland, 164 acres of woodlands and old fields, and 1.6 acres of Otsego Lake frontage. The property is located approximately 6 miles north of Cooperstown and 4 miles south of Springfield Center on State Route 80 west of Otsego Lake in the Town of Springfield.

Contact: David Staley, Springfield Planning Board, P. O. Box 235, Springfield Center, NY 13468, phone: (607) 547-2179.


Rensselaer County - The Common Council of the City of Rensselaer, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Zoning Amendment, Certain Lands in City Land Conservation Zoning District and Findings regarding Related Development Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves rezoning of an approximately 29 acre parcel of land from LC (Land Conservation) to R3 (Multiple-Family Residential District). Any future development that conforms to the new zoning of the rezoned lands would constitute a "substantial change" in land use, and will require full environmental impact review by all City involved agencies. A proposed related action is discussed in the City Council resolution and negative declaration, as well as a justification for "segmented" review of the two actions. The project is located on the south side of Partition Street, City of Rensselaer.

Contact: Michael Bridgeford, Rensselaer Common Council, City Hall, Broadway, Rensselaer, NY 12144, phone: (518) 402-4266.


Schenectady County - The Town Board of the Town of Niskayuna, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fillmore/Stanford Sewer Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the extension of Sewer District No. 1 to provide sanitary sewer service to 88 properties consisting of 69 residential homes, 13 vacant residential lots, 3 two family residential lots, 1 multiple residence, and 2 parcels of residential land with small improvements (not for living). The project is located at Fillmore and Stanford Avenues in the Town of Niskayuna.

Contact: Kathleen Matern, Town of Niskayuna, Planning Department, One Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309-4381, phone: (518) 386-4530.