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Posted on: September 24, 2021

NOTICE CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF RED HOOK - Proposed Sawkill Trail Project

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF RED HOOK

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a continued public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook on October 12, 2021 at 7:45 p.m. local time, at the Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571, to hear all interested persons regarding the proposed Saw Kill Trail project.  The project proposes the construction of the Saw Kill Trail project as a cooperative project pursuant to a proposed cooperative agreement and two easements entitled “Deed of Conservation Easement and Public Access Easement” given by Winnakee Land Trust, Inc. to the Town, each dated February 14, 2020 and filed as Document No. 02-2020945 and 02-2020947, respectively.  The Town Board has reviewed a Part 1 Environmental Assessment Form.  The Town Board has adopted a resolution determining to act as lead agency for purposes of review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and determining that the proposed project is an unlisted action.  In conjunction with its review of the project under SEQRA, the Town Board will undertake a review of the Saw Kill Trail project in order to determine whether and to what extent Red Hook’s zoning laws apply to the proposed Saw Kill Trail project, taking into account the nine factors set forth in Matter of County of Monroe v. City of Rochester, as follows:  (1)  the nature and scope of the instrumentality seeking immunity; (2) the encroaching government’s legislative grant of authority; (3) the kind of function or land use involved; (4)  the effect local land use regulation would have on the enterprise concerned; (5) alternative locations for the facility in less restrictive zoning areas; (6) the impact upon legitimate local interests; (7) alternative methods of providing the proposed improvement: (8) the extent of the public interest to be served by the improvements; and (9) intergovernmental participation in the project development process and an opportunity to be heard.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the Town Hall is closed to the general public except by appointment until further notice.  Pursuant to NY Laws of 2021 Chapter 417, the public will not be permitted to attend in person.  Board members are expected to participate in the public hearing via teleconference or video conference.   Please refer to the meeting agenda to be posted on the Town website at https://www.redhook.org listing the specific link which will allow the public to view and listen to the proceedings live, which is expected to be available at www.pandatv23.org (click on “WATCH live”). Project documents will be posted with the meeting agenda on the Town’s website.

            All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard as follows: 1) The public is encouraged to submit written comments by email or telephone in advance of the hearing to townclerk@redhook.org and 845-758-4606 by 4:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Please note “Local Law No. E (Proposed) of 2021” in the subject. 2) Written comments may be dropped in the Town’s drop box in advance of the hearing at the Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571 by 4:00 p.m. the day of the hearing. Please observe the recommendations of the CDC regarding distancing and use of masks. 3) All comments so received in advance of the hearing will be noted in the hearing record. Interested persons may also comment by email or telephone to supervisor@redhook.org and 845-758-4622 on the date of the hearing from the time of opening the hearing until the close of the hearing. 

All reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities.  In such a case, please notify the Town Clerk in advance at the above address or by phone 845-758-4606 so that arrangements can be made.

            PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of said EAF are available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, Red Hook Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Red Hook, New York 12571.

            By order of the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, dated September 22, 2021.

Deanna Cochran

Town Clerk

Town of Red Hook

 

                                                                        


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