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ENB Region 3 Notices 7/14/2021

Public Notice

Tree Removal for the Relocation of a Section of the Long Path Trail

The action involves cutting and removal of 1,267 trees three inches or larger in diameter at breast height (DBH) to facilitate the relocation and construction of six miles of new multiple-use trail that will allow snowmobile use during appropriate weather conditions. This project will be completed through an approved work plan and is identified in the approved 2019 Sundown Wild Forest and Vernooy Kill State Forest Unit Management Plan. Trail construction will not exceed standards for Class B trail as defined in Office of Natural Resource Policy #2, Snowmobile Trails - Forest Preserve. Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The project is located in the Sundown Wild Forest in the Towns of Rochester and Wawarsing, New York,

Contact: Ian Dunn, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) - Region 3 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY 12561, Phone: (845) 256-3083, E-mail:

Negative Declaration

Orange County - The Town of Cornwall Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Storm King Golf Course will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the modifications to an existing golf course which includes clearing, grading, modifications to greens and tee locations, installation of an irrigation system and
modifications to the site's water supply. Based on the amount of clearing proposed, the application requires a Clearing and Grading Permit per Chapter 75 of the Town Code. No new buildings or structures are proposed to be constructed. The subject property is in the Town's Agricultural Rural Residence (ARR) Zone. The project is located with frontage on Hasbrouck Avenue, Ridge Road and The Boulevard in the Town of Cornwall, New York.

Contact: Neil Novesky, Town of Cornwall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall, NY 12518, Phone: (845) 534-9429, E-mail:

Orange County - The Town of Montgomery Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of the Town of Montgomery 2021 Comprehensive Plan entitled 20/20 Vision: A Plan for Montgomery through 2030. This will guide land use and policy decisions in the unincorporated area of Montgomery. The Plan seeks to locate new mixed-use and residential development in areas of existing settlement; to protect and enhance the character of the community; to protect historic, cultural, natural, and scenic resources; preserve existing farmland, open space and recreation; improve stormwater management and minimize drainage issues; increase transportation and pedestrian safety; and preserve the quality of life for existing and future residents. Additionally, the Plan promotes economic growth by continuing to foster small business; enhance the profitability and viability of supporting working farmland; increase the potential to attract tourism spending and employment to the Town based on agricultural and rural character; continue to attract new users to remaining vacant land; and attracting new innovative low-impact businesses where growth is desired. The intent of this comprehensive planning document is to guide future growth in a sustainable manner that preserves the Town's rural character. The project is located throughout the Town of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: Cindy Voss, Town of Montgomery, 110 Bracken road, Montgomery, NY 12549, Phone: (845) 457-2600, E-mail:

Orange County - The Village of Montgomery Board of Trustees, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Local Law 3 of 2021 Zoning Amendments will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal for the adoption of a Local Law which will amend various sections of the Village Zoning Code and Zoning Map with the overall purpose of implementing various recommendations of the Village's Comprehensive Plan. Said Comprehensive Plan Update made 87 short and long-term recommendations across a wide span of areas including, but not limited to, Natural Resource Protection, Downtown Revitalization, Economic Development and Land Use and Planning and was adopted in 2020. The project is located throughout the Village of Montgomery, New York.

Contact: L. Stephen Brescia, Village of Montgomery, 133 Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY 12549, Phone: (845) 457-9661, E-mail:

Westchester County - Westchester County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Living Shoreline and Artificial Reef at Read Sanctuary/Playland Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the establishment of a living shoreline and artificial reef along an approximately 1,000 foot long section of Long Island Sound shoreline at the Edith G. Read Natural Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and Playland Park in the City of Rye to protect and restore natural resources and county-owned infrastructure, create viable habitat for marine and coastal fish and wildlife, and improve water quality in the Sound. The living shoreline will consist of the re-establishment of a shrub and tree buffer, vegetated dunes and tidal wetlands protected from excessive wave action by an artificial reef comprised of "reef balls" immediately below the intertidal zone. The project is located at 1 Playland Parkway in the City of Rye, New York.

Contact: David Kvinge, City of Rye, 148 Maritine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, Phone: (914) 995-4400, E-mail:

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