Consolidated SPDES Renewals
Albany County - The Board of Trustees of the Albany Public Library, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Renovation and Expansion of the Albany Public Library System will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed City-wide upgrade to the Albany Public Library. The planned upgrades are a combination of renovations, additions and new construction. The proposed work at each of the locations is more specifically described below (the “Project”).
Howe Branch: The Howe Branch is an existing branch library located at the corner of Schuyler and Broad Streets in Albany, New York. The Library will acquire five residential lots, four of which are currently vacant and one of which contains a two-story house. Four of the lots will be acquired from the City of Albany and the remaining lot will be purchased from private owners. The house will be razed. This site will accommodate a 2,200 square foot addition to the existing library building to house a lobby, elevator, stairs and bathrooms. It will also provide for the construction of a ten car on-site parking lot. Currently, there are no off-street parking spaces for this library branch. Additionally, the building will be completely renovated. The renovations will include new windows, roof, finishes, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. This building has been used as a library since 1928 and its infrastructure is old and outdated.
Delaware Branch: The library currently has an option to purchase the existing Chicorelli Funeral Home located at 331 Delaware Avenue in Albany, New York. As part of the Project, the library proposes to purchase this building and convert it to a new branch library to replace the existing branch which is located in a nearby strip shopping center at City Square Plaza further south on Delaware Avenue. The proposed work will include a complete renovation of the funeral home building. The building’s existing footprint will, however, remain approximately the same. The existing parking lot will be reduced in size by removing asphalt and replacing it with lawn and other landscaping thereby increasing overall green space on the property.
New Scotland Branch: The library proposes to construct a new, two-story, 10,000± gross square feet branch library on a partially vacant lot owned by the City of Albany and a privately owned lot currently occupied by a two-story house at 455 New Scotland Avenue in Albany, New York. The house and its separate 3-car garage will be razed. A parking lot for three cars will be constructed behind the library with access from New Scotland Avenue. This parking will be for library staff only. The current house contains as many as six or more parking spaces on site (three spaces in the garage and three spaces in front of the garage). The project will reduce the amount of parking available on the site to the maximum extent practicable. To the maximum extent possible, the Project will also preserve the Black Walnut trees located near the rear of the property. The new library will replace the existing small public library branch located nearby in School 19.
Pine Hills Branch: The existing branch library currently occupies the first floor of a two-story building located at 617 Western Avenue in Albany, New York. The project will expand the library building by renovating the second floor and occupying both the first and second floors. Canopies at the entries are also proposed. The parking lot will be reconfigured to provide additional parking. The building’s existing footprint will remain approximately the same.
Arbor Hill / West Hill Branch: The project will entail the construction of a new, 13,500± gross square feet library building on Henry Johnson Boulevard, between First and Second Streets in the Arbor Hill community of Albany, New York. Off-street parking for nineteen cars will be provided in a lot accessed from Henry Johnson Blvd and First Street, with egress to First Street. The new building would be constructed on a vacant lot owned by the Albany Local Development Corporation. Currently there is no branch library in the Arbor Hill / West Hill community.
Contact: Jeffrey Cannell, Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210, phone: (518) 427-4379.
Delaware County - The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Delaware Wind Energy, LLC Wind Resource Assessment(Project Number 9006) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the installation of a temporary 50 meter meterological tower eight inches in diameter in a level grassy clearing located off Davis Road in Meredith, NY. The tower will be equipped with wind and temperature measuring devices and will be affixed to the ground using guy wires. The action further involves the temporary monitoring of wind, temperature, and other weather data for a period not to exceed eighteen (18) months.
Contact: Judy Jarnefeld, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, 17 Columbia Circle,, Albany, New York 12203-6399.
Otsego County - The Town Board, Town of Cherry Valley, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Town of Cherry Valley Local Law No. 2, entitled: "Wind Energy Facilities" will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves adoption of a Local Law to regulate the siting, approval, construction and operation of Wind Energy Facilities including windmills in the Town of Cherry Valley. The law will provide review and a permitting process including minimum standards for the siting, approval, construction and operations of such facilities. The project is located in the Town of Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York.
Contact: Thomas Garretson, Town Board, Town of Cherry Valley, 356 Mill Road, Cherry Valley, New York 13320, phone: (607) 264-9045, fax: (607) 264-9045.
Schenectady County - The Town Board, of the Town of Princetown, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Creation of Water District 1 Extension No. 2 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Construction of a public water system to provide municipal water service to a portion of Gifford Church Road, Settle Hill Road and Route 20 in the Town of Princetown.
Contact: Muriel Peterson, Town Board, of the Town of Princetown, 165 Princetown Plaza, Schenectady, NY 12306, phone: (518) 357-4045.
Greene County - The Town of New Baltimore Zoning Board of Appeals, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed William Brandt - Assisted Living Facility may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The action involves construction by applicant on a 4.5 acre parcel of a two-story building (75'x180') to house an assisted living facility with attached one-story building (75'x100') to house the kitchen and dining facilities. The project is located at 12600 U.S Route 9W, West Coxsackie, NY.
Contact: Meave Tooher, Town of New Baltimore Zoning Board of Appeals, 3809 County Route 51, Hannacroix, NY 12087, phone: (518) 756-6671.