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Public Notice/Notice of Public Meeting

County: Orange

Lead Agency: NYS DEC

Project Title: Stewart State Forest Draft Unit Management Plan/Public Meeting

Contact Person: Robert Messenger

Address: Paper copies of the plan or electronic copies on CD are available by writing to the address below or calling (845) 256-3082. Electronic copies can be downloaded off the Web at: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dlf/publands/ump/index.html Written comments will be accepted by the DEC until Friday, November 10, 2006 and should be sent to:

Robert Messenger
NYSDEC
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY 12561-1620
Phone Number: (845) 256-3082

Project Location: Towns of New Windsor, Montgomery and Hamptonburg, and the Village of Maybrook.

Project Description: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has developed a draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the 6,700-acre Stewart State Forest. About 5,100 acres of Stewart State Forest was first transferred to DEC in1999 by the NYS Department of Transportation, followed by an additional 1,600 acres in June, 2006 east of Maple Avenue. Stewart State Forest offers many recreational opportunities. The draft UMP will direct management activities at the State Forest for 10 years following its final adoption by the Department. The draft proposes to: maintain the ATV ban, ban snowmobiles, expand access to the public during the fall hunting season, allow camping by permit only and limit campfires, create a coherent trail system, continue to support farming, manage fields and woodlands for wildlife through mowing and forest management, and addresses special recreational uses and situations on the property.

Two public meetings will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at the Town of New Windsor Community Center at 555 Union Avenue to provide information to the public and to receive public comments on the draft UMP. The afternoon meeting will begin at 2:30 PM with an informal session in which members of the public may speak with DEC staff regarding the management proposals in the UMP, and a formal presentation at 3:00 PM, followed by a formal comment opportunity. The evening meeting will begin at 6:30 PM with an informal session, followed by a formal presentation about the draft UMP at 7:00 PM and a formal comment opportunity. Written comments are encouraged with verbal testimony.


Negative Declaration

Dutchess County - The Town Board of Milan, as lead agency, determined that the Town of Milan Comprehensive Plan, 2006 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Comprehensive Plan, last updated for the Town in 1986, focuses on goals to maintain the rural residential quality of life of the town, to conserve natural resources and protect open space, to encourage small-scale commercial activity, and to keep Milan affordable and accessible to current residents.

Contact: John V. Talmage, Supervisor, Town of Milan Town Board, 20 Wilcox Circle, Red Hook, NY 12571, phone: (845) 758-5133, ext. 28.


Dutchess County - The Town Board of Milan, as lead agency, determined that a rezoning action to eliminate the floating light industrial district from the Town's zoning code, and the elimination of some light industrial uses, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. In addition to other uses eliminated, mining is eliminated as a permitted use under the town's zoning code. Remaining light industrial uses in the Town of Milan are permitted in the Highway Business district.

Contact: John V. Talmage, Supervisor, Town of Milan Town Board, 20 Wilcox Circle, Red Hook, NY 12571, phone: (845) 758-5133, ext. 28.


Orange County - The Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed DeBlock Four Lot Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a four lot subdivision creating three new residential lots with a balance of parcel Lot 1 being 164.6 +/- acres. Residential lots range in size from 2.0 thru 2.7 +/- acres. Each lot is served by individual wells and septic systems. Access to the project site is via County Highway Route 56. The location of the project is the south side of County Highway 56, south of intersection of Bates Gate Road, Town of Wawayanda, Orange County, New York.

Contact: Patt Battiato, Town of Wawayanda Planning Board, P. O. Box 296, Slate Hill, NY 10973, phone: (845) 355-5712, fax: (845) 355-5752.


Westchester County - The Village of Ossining Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed site plan approval in order to demolish existing supermarket & replace with new supermarket, rework the parking lot and construct 2 new retail buildings in the shopping center will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the applicant seeking site plan approval in order to demolish existing supermarket & replace with new supermarket, rework the parking lot and construct 2 new retail buildings in the shopping center. The Village of Ossining proposes to dedicate Village owned land for public park purposes. The subject premises is known as 89.14-1-2, 89.10-1-11, 89.10-1-12, 89.14-1-9 & 89.14-1-14 on the Tax Assessment Map of the Village of Ossining.

Contact: Valerie M. Monastra, Department of Planning 101 Route 9-A PO Box 1166 Ossining, NY 10562, phone: (914) 762-6232.


Positive Declaration And Public Scoping

Westchester County - The Town of New Castle Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Chappaqua Crossing (Proposed Multi-Use Development on Former Reader's Digest Headquarters Site)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 Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 7:45 p.m. - Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the New Castle Town Hall, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York.Written comments on the proposed DEIS Scoping Document will be accepted until 4:30 P.M. on Friday, October 13, 2006. Comments may be submitted electronically at chapxscope@town.new-castle.ny.us, or may be mailed to the attention of the Town Clerk, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, New York 10514. The action involves potential adoption of amendments to the Town Development Plan, potential adoption of text and map amendments to the Town of New Castle Zoning Ordinance to establish a new zoning district designation, and potential approval of a subdivision, site development plan and environmental permits required to implement a proposed site-specific development plan. The proposed new zoning district would not include the existing restriction on maximum number of tenants in the office space that is now part of the B-RO-20 District provisions. This combination of actions is required and/or proposed by the Applicant in order to authorize redevelopment of the subject site as a multi-use project composed of 454,000 square feet of multi-tenancy office space in an existing office building (including 225,000 square feet to be occupied by Reader's Digest under a long-term lease); the demolition of 154,200 square feet of existing office space, an existing 10,400 square foot maintenance building, two existing single-family dwellings and several existing parking areas; the construction of up to 348 two- and three-bedroom residential dwelling units, 80% of which are proposed to be restricted in occupancy to persons aged 55 years and older; the construction of a new clubhouse; and the implementation of other ancillary site improvements such as buffer landscaping. Of the total number of proposed residential units, 284 are proposed to be located in six multi-story buildings (four or more stories) with underground parking; the remaining 64 dwelling units are proposed to be two-story townhouses with individual garages.

Primary access to the subject site is proposed from Bedford Road (Route 117) and Roaring Brook Road just east of the Saw Mill River Parkway; emergency access is proposed from Roaring Brook Road approximately opposite the existing access drive to Horace Greeley High School. The subject property includes the 114-acre Reader's Digest corporate campus, one additional undeveloped 2-acre lot and four adjoining residential properties that total approximately 119.7 acres in the aggregate. The subject site is located in the B-RO-20 and the R-1A Zoning Districts.

Contact: Gennaro Faiella, New Castle Town Board, Town of New Castle, 200 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY 10514, phone: (914) 238-4742, fax: (914) 238-2354.