ENB - REGION 3 NOTICES

Completed Applications
Consolidated SPDES Renewals

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The City of Middletown Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Monhagen Estates will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a single-family residential community that is located on Uhlig Road in Middletown, New York. The project consists of 104 single-family residential lots ranging in size from a minimum of 10,000sf up to over 4.5 acres.

The zoning for the site is C-3 General Business District with a tax map designation of Section 65, Block 1, Lot 1. The zoning permits single-family residents under Special Use Permit and is subject to the requirements in R-1 Zone. The current plan demonstrates proper planning by working with the sites natural features and surrounding neighborhood.

The site consists of 72.64 acres with 15.74 acres of ACOE Jurisdictional Wetlands and .6 acres of non-jurisdictional wetlands. The site is partially wooded with mixed deciduous cover and brush/meadow that is in a very early stage of succession. As typical with sites of this nature and maturity, the large trees are located along existing stone walls, old hedgerows, and barrow ways where they were not impacted by past land use practices. The proposed development will be accessed by two (2) road intersections to Uhlig Road. In addition, the applicant has secured a right of way for access to County Route 108 through the adjoining property to the east. The site is located on the northeast side of Uhlig Road, southeast of the intersection with County Highway 49 in the City of Middletown, County of Orange, New York.

Contact: Robert Moson, City of Middletown Common Council, 16 James Street, Middletown, New York 10940, phone: (845) 346-4101.


Rockland County - The Nanuet Union Free School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Acquisition of the Saint Agatha Home for development of athletic and recreational uses and possible future District expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the District acquiring the Saint Agatha Home and developing it for athletic and recreational uses for District students. The project is located at 135 Convent Road, Hamlet of Nanuet, Town of Clarkstown, NY.

Contact: Mark McNeill, Nanuet Union Free School District, 101 Church Street, Nanuet, NY 10954, phone: (854) 627-9881.


Ulster County - The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed four prescribed, training burns proposed for the Northern Shawangunks will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Each prescribed burn ranges in size between 5 and 7 acres. Three proposed burn units are located in former agricultural fields at Mohonk Preserve and one burn unit is part of a larger chestnut oak forest at Sam's Point Preserve. The action is being implemented by experienced wildland firefighters from The Nature Conservancy and Mohonk Preserve on behalf of the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership. This action will provide: a) information regarding fire behavior and fire effects in the Northern Shawangunks and b) valuable wildland firefighter training to members of the Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership and local volunteers. The project is located in the Village of Ellenville and the Towns of Wawarsing, Marbletown and Rosendale. The project is located in Ulster County in the Towns of Wawarsing, Marbletown and Rosendale and the Village of Ellenville.

Contact: William Rudge, Natural Resources Supervisor, NYSDEC Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, phone: (845) 256-3092.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town of Somers Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Somers Realty Planned Hamlet Development – Application for Site Master Plan Approval may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. A public scoping session will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Somers Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, New York. The action involves the approval of a conceptual master plan for the development of an approximately 80-acre vacant parcel of land that makes up the Planned Hamlet “PH” District in Baldwin Place. The site is located on the southerly side of U.S. Route 6 between the Somers Commons Shopping Center on the east and Mahopac Avenue on the west. It contains approximately 9.7 acres of wetlands and 9.85 acres of slopes of 15% and greater. The conceptual master plan for the site involves the proposed development of approximately 152 residential dwelling units (140 base density units, 14 of which will be designated as “affordable” housing units, and an additional 12 density incentive units) as well as the proposed development of 275,000 square feet of nonresidential uses. The nonresidential uses are currently proposed to include 60,000 square feet of professional office space, 35,000 square feet of general office space, a 9,000-square feet community center, 10,000 square feet of restaurant space, 21,000 square feet of retail space, a 95,000-square foot assisted living facility containing approximately 100 units and a 45,000-square foot skilled nursing facility containing approximately 64 beds. Vehicular access to the site is proposed from a driveway on the southerly side of U.S. Route 6 as well as from a connection to the existing westerly driveway serving the Somers Commons Shopping Center. The new development is proposed to be serviced by public water and public sewer utilities. In addition to other agency approvals, the proposed development will also require Town of Somers approval of one or more applications for site plan approval, wetlands permit approval, steep slope permit approval and tree removal permit approval, none of which has been submitted at the present time. The project is located at the southerly side of U.S. Route 6 east of Mahopac Avenue, Town of Somers.

Contact: Marilyn Murphy, Town of Somers Planning Board, Town House, 335 Route 202, Somers, NY 10589, phone: (914) 277-5366, fax: (914) 277-4093.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Ulster County - The Village of New Paltz Planning Board, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Victorian Square: Proposed 90 unit Residential Development. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on November 29, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, NY. Comments are requested and will be accepted by the contact person until December 16, 2005. The action involves an Application for Site Plan Approval and a Special Use Permit. The site is approximately 10.76 acres in the Village of New Paltz on which the applicant proposes to construct 90 two-bedroom rental units, 61 of which would be reserved for senior citizen occupancy in accordance with the Village of New Paltz Zoning Code. The project would utilize both municipal water and sewer services. Principal access to and from the site is proposed to be a private driveway leading directly from South Manheim Boulevard (NYS Route 32 South). The site includes approximately 7.35 acres of wetlands. As proposed, the project would involve filling or otherwise disturbing approximately 3.2 acres of undisturbed and/or previously disturbed wetlands as well as the restoration of approximately 1.1 acres of previously disturbed wetlands located within the site. The property location is approximately 10.76 acres of vacant land located between South Manheim Boulevard (Route 32 South) and Cicero Avenue in the Village of New Paltz, New York. The easternmost portion of the property borders directly on the Town of New Paltz. It is designated on the Tax Map of the Village of New Paltz as parcel numbers 86.042-07-Lots 1-13 and 1-17. It is currently zoned R-2.

Contact: Alison Shestakofsky, Village of New Paltz Planning Board, 25 Plattekill Avenue, New Paltz, NY 12561, phone: (845) 255-3055.