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Planning Board Public Hearing - Hudson Valley Hospital

Release Date: February 21, 2006

 

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

     PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the PLANNING BOARD of the TOWN OF CORTLANDT will conduct a Public Hearing on the application and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) submitted by the Hudson Valley Hospital Center for Site Development Plan Approval pursuant to Chapter 307 (Zoning) and a Special Permit pursuant to Chapter 307-59 (Zoning) and for Permits pursuant to Chapter 179 (Freshwater Wetlands), Chapter 259 (Steep Slopes) and Chapter 283 (Trees) of the Town of Cortlandt Code.  This application includes a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) prepared pursuant to Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)) of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law.

     TThe subject application (and the DEIS as submitted) is for proposed building additions of 133,200 sq. ft. and a 377 car parking garage located at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center at 1980 Crompond Road as shown on a 6 page set of drawings entitled “Hudson Valley Hospital Center” prepared by Ralph G. Mastromonaco, P.E. latest revision dated February 16, 2006. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement, entitled "Hudson Valley Hospital Center” latest revision dated February 7, 2006, prepared by Tim Miller Associates, Inc. has been completed and accepted by the Town of Cortlandt Planning Board as Lead Agency for the subject application which is a SEQRA Type One Action.

     As stated in the "Notice of Completion of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)" dated February 7, 2006, the above mentioned DEIS has been completed and accepted by the Town of Cortlandt Planning Board as the Lead Agency for the proposed action.  Comments on the DEIS are requested and will be accepted in writing by the Planning Board until March 17, 2006 (unless extended by the Planning Board).

    Potential large impacts of the subject proposed action are as follows:  (1)  The proposed action may significantly impact existing air quality, ground and surface water quality and quantity, traffic and noise levels and result in a substantial increase in solid waste production and generate a substantial increase in potential for erosion, flooding and drainage problems. (2) The proposed action will result in the removal and destruction of large quantities of vegetation and fauna and may substantially interfere with the habitat and movement of resident wildlife species. (3) The proposed action will result in the attracting of a large number of people to a place compared to the number of people who would come to such place absent the action. (4) The proposed action will result in a demand for additional community services such as, police, fire, ambulance, sanitation, roadway maintenance and an additional demand on the Town’s water supply system. (5) The subject property is located within the emergency evacuation area for the Indian Point Nuclear Plants. (6) When considered with other development in the area, cumulative effects on the above mentioned items(1)-(5) may also be significant.

The subject property of 21.45 acres is located on the north side of Crompond Road (NY State Route 35/202) at 1980 Crompond Road and is designated on the Town of Cortlandt Tax Maps as Section 33.08, Block 1, Lots 1 & 4.

     Persons may review said DEIS, application and drawings at the Planning Office, Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A limited number of copies of the DEIS are available on a loan basis. A fee will be charged to persons requesting their own copy of the DEIS. A copy of the DEIS is also available for review at the John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main Street, Shrub Oak, New York. The DEIS is also posted on the Town of Cortlandt Website, www.townofcortlandt.com.

SAID HEARING will be conducted in the Vincent F. Nyberg General Meeting Room at the Cortlandt Town Hall, 1 Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, New York, on Tuesday evening, March 7, 2006 at 8:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible at which time all interested persons will be heard.

     The Town Hall is handicapped accessible.

PLANNING BOARD
TOWN OF CORTLANDT

Dated:       February 17, 2006                Steven Kessler
Cortlandt Manor, New York                 Chairman

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