WHEREAS, the Town of North Hempstead (the “Town”) is contemplating completing a project to stabilize the bluffs at Beacon Hill, Port Washington and finance the cost thereof with bonds of the Town in the amount of $7,500,000.00 (the “Project”); and
WHEREAS, it is required that a “lead agency” be established to review the Project pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and its implementing regulations (the “SEQRA Regulations”); and
WHEREAS, this Board, through action of the Department of Planning and Environmental Protection (the “Planning Department”) pursuant to Town Code §20-4, and having completed efforts to coordinate review of the Project with the County of Nassau, has established itself as lead agency and wishes to render a determination of significance pursuant to the SEQRA Regulations; and
WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the determination of the Planning Department and the Environmental Assessment Form dated December 18, 2018, indicating that the Project constitutes an “Type 1 Action” pursuant to the SEQRA Regulations which will not result in any significant adverse impacts on the environment based upon the analysis set forth in the Environmental Assessment Form for the reasons stated in the Environmental Assessment Form (the “Recommendation”); and
WHEREAS, the Town Board wishes to make certain determinations pursuant to SEQRA and the SEQRA Regulations consistent with the foregoing.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED that the Town Board declares itself “lead agency” under the SEQRA Regulations for the Project; and be it further
RESOLVED that this Board hereby adopts the foregoing Recommendation; and be it further
RESOLVED that the Board hereby determines that the Project is a Type I Action under the SEQRA Regulations which will not result in any significant adverse impact on the environment, based upon the analysis set forth in the Environmental Assessment Forms associated with such Project and upon the testimony and reports adduced at this meeting; and be it further
RESOLVED that this Board hereby authorizes the Planning Department to prepare, file, and distribute such documents as may be required pursuant to Section 617.12 of the SEQRA Regulations to effectuate the foregoing determinations and findings made pursuant to the SEQRA Regulations.
Dated: Manhasset, New York
January 29, 2019
The vote on the foregoing resolution was recorded as follows:
Ayes: Councilperson De Giorgio, Councilperson Russell, Councilperson Seeman, Councilperson Zuckerman, Supervisor Bosworth
Absent: Councilperson Ferrara
cc: Town Attorney Comptroller