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Public Notice/Notice of Public Meeting

County: Hamilton and Herkimer

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Adoption and Implementation of the Moose River Plains Wild Forest Unit Management Plan, Seventh Lake Boat Launch Intensive Use Area and River Area Plans for the South Branch Moose River, Red River and Otter Brook

Contact Person: Keith Rivers
7327State Route 812
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-3521

Project Location: Moose River Plains Wild Forest is located in the Towns of Webb and Ohio in Herkimer County and the Towns of Arietta, Inlet, Long Lake, Lake Pleasant and Morehouse in Hamilton County. The Seventh Lake boat launch is located in the Town of Inlet, Hamilton County.

Project Description: Management actions proposed in the plan include: maintenance and rehabilitation of existing facilities, the designation of five administrative motor vehicle roads as open for disabled access under CP-3 permit, closure or relocation of campsites which do not comply with the guidelines of the APSLMP, construction of two bridges and replacing all snowmobile bridges with 8 foot wide bridges, construction of four accessible water access sites, modification of several existing trails to make them accessible, construction of 8 parking areas and 3 accessible fishing piers, modification, designation or construction of 12 campsites to make ADA compliant, reclamation, liming and fish stocking activities, designation of mountain bike and horse trails, construction of new fish barrier dams and construction of a trail from Cellar Pond to the summit of Wakely Mountain.

A public meeting on the draft unit management plan (ump) will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006, at the Town Hall in Inlet, Hamilton County, located at 160 Route 28. The meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the proposed management actions in the draft ump and provide comment. The DEC will also accept written comments on the draft ump until April 30, 2006.

Negative Declaration

Herkimer County - The Town of Stark, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law #1 of 2006 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves amending land use regulations to provide additional regulations regarding wind energy facilities. The project is townwide.

Contact: Bernard C. Melewski, Town of Stark, PO Box 45, Van Hornesville, NY 13475, phone: (518) 587-9790, fax: (518) 587-9706.

Oneida County - The Village of Vernon, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Vernon Water System Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves installation of approximately 30,000 linear feet of 8-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch and 16-inch ductile iron water main and appurtenances, a 500,000-gallon ground level concrete storage tank, and improvements to the existing pumping station.

Contact: William Sreca, Village of Vernon, PO Box 1137, Vernon, NY 13476, phone: (315) 829-3424, fax: (315) 829-2747.