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Nassau County - The Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Oyster Bay Cove, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Application for Preliminary Approval of Subdivision-Proposed Redcote Farms Ltd. (portion of Pulling property) subdivision of 72.3 acres into 24 single family residential lots. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 3, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at the East Woods School, Yellow Cote Road, Oyster Bay Cove, New York. Public comments on the DEIS will be accepted at the public hearing, and written comments will be accepted until 10 business days after the conclusion of the public hearing. Written comments should be directed to the contact person listed below. The DEIS is available for public review at the office of the contact person and at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Public Library, 89 East Main Street, Oyster Bay, New York 11771. The action involves Redcote Farm Ltd. applying to the Planning Board of the Incorporated Village of Oyster Bay Cove for preliminary approval of an application to subdivide 72.3 acres into 24 single family residential lots. The premises are known as the Pulling property. The Pulling property consists of approximately 117.52 acres from which 72.3 acres are proposed to be subdivided. The proposed lots will have a minimum gross lot size of 2 acres and a maximum gross lot size of 4.43 acres. The proposal includes a 6.01 acre drainage reserve area in the northeastern portion of the subject property, a 200 foot wide conservation area along Route 25A in the southeastern portion of the site, west of Oyster Bay Cove Road and a 50 foot wide conservation area along the east side of Yellow Cote Road and west side of Oyster Bay Cove Road. Eighteen of the 24 lots are proposed to be serviced by a new roadway on the west side of Oyster Bay Cove Road between Timber Ridge Court and Birch Court and 6 lots are proposed to be serviced by a cul de sac originating at Yellow Cote Road. The project is located on Section 27, Block L, Lots 226, 227 and parts of lots 217, 220 and 229 on the Nassau County Land and Tax Map, Oyster Bay Cove, New York.

Contact: Donna Harris, Incorporated Village of Oyster Bay Cove, Village Hall, 25B Route 25A, Oyster Bay, New York 11771, phone: (516) 922-1016.


Suffolk County - Suffolk County, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Suffolk County Correctional Facility Expansion, Yaphank, N.Y. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 1, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at the Legislative Auditorium, Legislature Building, Veterans Memorial Hwy., Smithtown, N.Y. Public comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until November 14, 2005. The action involves the renovation of and addition to the existing Yaphank Suffolk County Correctional Facility in two stages. In stage I, the existing correctional facility will be renovated and expanded to contain the necessary components and staff to house 600 inmates including detainees from the former Program Facility (DWI Facility). The second phase or Stage II expansion of the Yaphank Correctional Facility will add additional housing for 720 inmates. The remaining core facilities and support functions will create a total capability of housing 1320 inmates, which is currently required by the Commissioner of Corrections. 15 acres at the existing facility are cleared and the proposed expansion will require the clearance of an additional 18 acres of vegetation. The existing facility is currently connected to the Yaphank sewage treatment plant which currently has the capacity to handle the additional flows from the expansion. The project site is not in the Pine Barrens Zone nor is it within a Special Ground Water Protection Area (SGPA). The project is located on the west side of Yaphank Avenue (County Route 21), Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, N.Y.

Contact: James F. Bagg, Council on Environmental Quality, Suffolk County, P.O. Box 6100, Hauppauge, New York 11788, phone: (631) 853-5203 or (631) 853-5204.