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ENB Region 4 Notices 3/3/2021

Negative Declaration

Columbia County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Harlem Valley Rail Trail - Orphan Farm Road to Black Grocery Road will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by NYS OPRHP to construct a 1.3 mile long missing link in the 23 mile long Harlem Valley Rail Trail. Included will be an asphalt paved 10 foot wide trail along with necessary safety amenities and drainage improvements. At the project's northern terminus, a pedestrian bridge will be built over NYS Route 22 in order to connect with the existing trail near Black Grocery Road. In order to construct the project, approximately 500 trees will need to be cut from the north side of Orphan Farm Road to the south side of Route 22. The majority of these trees (all but approximately 14) are in the railbed or the immediate vicinity of the railbed. The area is densely overgrown with vegetation from low lying brush to mature trees. Existing trees range from 1 inch to 24 inch diameter breast height. All stumps within the limits of the proposed trail will be removed. The project is located rom Orphan Farm Road to Black Grocery Road in the Town of Copake, New York.

Contact: John Blair, NYS OPRHP, 9 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580, Phone: (845) 889-3845, E-mail: john.blair@parks.ny.gov.


Greene County - The Town of Windham Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Windham Phase 3 Water Interconnection and Improvements Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The Town of Windham has been planning and implementing a water improvement project over the past decade to improve the water systems serving the Hamlets of Windham and Hensonville. The project included connecting two water supply wells and treating them for arsenic and sulfur, replacing old water mains and installing new water mains along State Route 296, County Routes 40, 65 and 65A, and Reservoir, Chase and Elm Ridge Roads in the Hamlet of Hensonville, and installing new water mains on South Street and Church Street in the Hamlet of Windham to enable an interconnection with the Windham Mountain water system.

The Town expanded the Hensonville Water Improvement Project northward on State Route 296 and replace an additional 2,800 linear foot of deteriorating cast iron water mains and construct 400 linear foot of new water main in order to consolidate the Hotel Vienna public water supply into the Hensonville water system. The Town has further expanded the project to include an interconnection of the Windham water distribution system to the Hensonville water distribution system. The interconnection includes 2,800 linear foot of 10 inch water main along South Street from the Golf Course to Panarama Lane which will connect the Windham water distribution system to the Hensonville water distribution system and provide additional redundancy for all three water distribution systems located in the Town of Windham.

The future connection will be a new 4,544 foot main along Route 23, between Route 296 and Route 21, turning and crossing the bridge on Route 296 to form a complete loop and installing a pressure reducing valve to the bus garage pump station.

The project is located on NYS Route 296 in the Hamlet of Hensonville, Town of Windham, New York.

Contact: Kevin Schwenzfeier, Delaware Engineering, 28 Madison Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203, Phone: (518) 452-1290, E-mail: kschwenzfeier@delawareengineering.com.


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