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Negative Declaration

Cattaraugus and Erie Counties - The Gowanda Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Phase II Capital Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements to school buildings and athletic facilities. Improvements at the High/Middle School (SED Project Control No. 04-28-01-06-0-001-005) include exterior and interior renovations including roof reconstruction, replacement/repair of doors, renovation of toilet rooms, renovation of a portion of the basement into a locker room, replacement of old heating system with hot water heating equipment, and asbestos abatement. Site work includes construction of a parking access drive, repaving the entrance circle, removing concrete slabs from below the water line at creek bed adjacent to the pump station, adding bleachers / softball field fence, air conditioning for the auditorium and two dugouts.

Improvements at the Aldrich Elementary School (SED Project Control No. 04-28-01-06-0-006-003) include roof reconstruction, hot water heating equipment, a new 50-car parking lot, improving kitchen ventilation and reconstructing the baseball field.

Hillis Field (SED Project Control No. pending) improvements include installation of bleachers with asphalt walk and asphalt underneath, a track with football/lacrosse fields, with asphalt walks, bleachers, press box, sound system, lighting and extension of electrical service from the High/Middle School and a new concession/bathroom/storage building.

The projects are located:

Gowanda High/Middle School
10674 Prospect Street
Gowanda, New York 14070

Gowanda Aldrich Elementary School
Aldrich Street
Gowanda, New York 14070

Hillis Field
North Water Street
Gowanda, New York 14070

Contact: Charles J. Rinaldi, Gowanda Central School District, 10674 Prospect Street, Gowanda, NY 14070, phone: (716) 532-3325.

Chautauqua County - The Southwestern Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Improvements will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves various renovation, replacement and upgrade improvements at the District’s High School, Middle School, Elementary School, and Bus Garage.

High School (SED Project No. pending): health and safety / ADA accessibility items including replace exhaust fans, water lines/valves, providing accessibility to restrooms, install paint spray booth, make-up air unit, sprinkler system in wood shop, and grease trap; interior renovations including replace kitchen wall, asbestos floor tile and carpets, doors and install corridor wall and hot water softener, renovate locker rooms; exterior renovations including replace all pavement around school and between the HS/MS, sidewalks, curbs, and stone track, install drainage along the interior perimeter of track and catch basins in parking lots, restore masonry, repoint chimney, replace doors, stairs, basement windows, roof; plumbing work at concession stand

Middle School (SED No. pending): health and safety items including replace ground floor sewer and sewer from HS, connect emergency generator; interior work including replace panel boards, circuit breakers, some ceilings and light fixtures, hardware, repair damaged walls, install water softener, refurbish/replace lockers; exterior work including replace pavement, retaining wall, sidewalks, doors, stairs, roof, install catch basins in parking lot

Elementary School (SED No. pending): interior work including replace pool locker room doors, install water softener; exterior work including repair masonry, reseal flashing joints, install metal extension at roof perimeter

Bus Garage (SED No. pending): interior/exterior work including install new vent/exhaust systems, concrete aprons, dike containment / fire suppression at fuel station, replace roof, windows, doors, wall panels, heaters

The project is located at:

Southwestern High School, Middle School, and Elementary School
600 Hunt Road W.E.
Jamestown, NY 14701 (Chautauqua County)

Southwestern CSD Bus Garage
191 Bentley Avenue
Lakewood, NY 14750 (Chautauqua County)

Contact: Daniel George, Southwestern Central School District, 600 Hunt Road W.E., Jamestown, NY 14701, phone: (716) 484-1136.

Erie County - The Board of Trustees of the Village of Hamburg, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Country Meadows Revised Planned Unit Development will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a Planned Unit Development (“PUD”). The project as approved consisted of 301 residential units, including 21 detached single family homes, 48 detached patio homes, 64 condominium units in 8 two-story buildings, and 168 two and three bedroom apartment units in 21 separate buildings; approximately 336 parking spaces, including 67 garage spaces; a new private access road linking Foxcroft Drive with Brookwood Drive and Crownview Terrace; a new public road connecting Canterbury and Foxcroft Drives; associates utilities, sidewalks and infrastructure facilities, including storm water retention pond; and approximately 24 acres of open space including buffers and landscaped areas; all to be located on a total of approximately 37 acres, inclusive of a 15.06 acre site that was owned by the Village of Hamburg (hereinafter, the “Village Parcel”); approval for the rezoning of the total 37 acre project area as a Planned Unit Development District; and approval for the sale of the Village Parcel to the Applicant, to be combined with the Applicant’s own twenty-two acre parcel for the development (collectively hereinafter referred to as “Previously Approved Project”). The project as previously approved had undergone a full review, including the preparation of Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements, pursuant to SEQRA.

On March 24, 2003, the Applicant received approval of an amended site plan which was similar in all material respects to the Previously Approved Project, except that the project was divided into two separate construction phases, and the amended site plan provided for a reduction in the number of units from 301 to 278, the substitution of some patio homes for condominium units, and the relocation of certain component facilities in order to facilitate the separation of the project into two phases. The Amendment was subject to a SEQRA Review, including the preparation of a Long Form Environment Assessment Form, as well as a review of the documents prepared under the Original Approved Project, which included a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). This review resulted in a negative declaration.

The proposed amended site plan (“Proposed Amendment”) is similar in all material respects to the Previously Approved Project as amended, except for the following changes: the road connecting the two separate phases will be maintained year round, but will be limited to emergency vehicles only. The Proposed Amendment also provides for a reduction in the total number of units from 278 to 268, by substituting 6 patio homes for 16 apartment units (Phase II) and 32 condominium units for 32 apartment units (Phase I).

The project will be located south of Interstate 90 and is generally bounded by Crownview Terrace, Canterbury Drive, Brookwood Drive, Foxcroft Drive and Forestal Drive in the northwestern portion of the Village of Hamburg, Erie County, New York.

Contact: Robert A. Pauley, Village of Hamburg, 100 Main Street, Hamburg, New York 14075, phone: (716) 649-0200.

Niagara County - The Lewiston-Porter Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves improvements at the District's schools (High School, Middle School, Intermediate Education Center (IEC), Primary Education Center (PEC)) and Community Resource Center and Maintenance Building.

Renovation, replacement and upgrade work to be undertaken includes technology, communications and security improvements; upgrades to building systems including roofs, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, exterior and interior walls, ceilings, doors, flooring, lighting; and renovations to classrooms, library, music, cafeteria, and auditorium spaces, offices, gyms and pools.

Minor construction work includes app. 11,500 sf addition to the High School's main entrance and a new maintenance building of 4000-6000 sf. Other ground-disturbing work includes new/reconstructed parking areas adjacent to the PEC, IEC, Middle and High Schools, a new bus loop shared by the PEC and IEC, realignment of access roads to IEC, Middle and High Schools, sidewalks and lighting. Outdoor athletic facility improvements include a new baseball field, tennis courts, track surface, lighting, cross-country course, synthetic turf field, and renovation of team room/concession building..

Contact: Don Rappold, Lewiston-Porter Central School District, 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174, phone: (716) 754-8281.

Positive Declaration

Niagara County - The Town of Lockport, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Westcott Subdivision may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. Public Scoping Session to be scheduled. The action involves a residential subdivision with 74 lots for single-family homes, with associated roadways, drainage structures and public utilities (sanitary sewers, water, electric, natural gas, etc.) The site is approximately 46.11 acres in size, and is zoned R-1 (single-family residential). The project is located at 1030 Raymond Road in the Town of Lockport, Niagara County, New York, on the west side of Raymond Road.

Contact: Eugene Nenni, Town Building Department, Town of Lockport, 6200 Robinson Road, Lockport, NY 14094, phone: (716) 439-9527.

Wyoming County - The Town of Eagle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Wind Mill Project may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves the construction and operation of an approximately 100 megawatt (MW) wind energy park in the Town of Eagle, including the installation and operation of 67 wind turbines within an approximately 5071-acre area, construction and use of 16 miles of access roads, construction and use of an electrical collection system with approximately 11 miles of overhead lines and 18 miles of undergrund lines, construction and use of a new substation on a 1.5-acre parcel that will tie into an existing 115-kV line, and construction and use of a 5.5 mile overhead transmission line that will connect to the newly constructed substation and an existing substation in the Town of Arcade, NY.

Contact: Joseph Kushner, Town of Eagle, 3560 Main Street, Bliss, NY 14066, phone: (585) 322-7730, fax: (585) 322-9276.