HILLS SCOPING HEARING
JUNE 21, 2006, 7:00 PM
PARK PLANNING BOARD
ALBANY POST ROAD (ROUTE 9)
HILLS is a 77 home development that is proposed for a 230 acre
parcel on Quaker Lane in Hyde Park, just south of Hollow Road
and the Clinton town line. This development bears the potential
to have a major impact on residents in the town of Clinton.
The scoping session on June 21st will be a public hearing.
It will be the first opportunity for Clinton United members
and other concerned individuals to speak out about this subdivision
Clinton Town Board has appointed a committee to present the
Town's concerns about SERENITY HILLS to the Hyde Park Planning
Board. Members of the committee are Jeff Burns, Norene Coller,
Jack Cleary, Michael McCormack, and Blanche Rubin . They have
drafted a letter that covers the following major points: analysis
of the site for large-scale development, traffic, visual impact,
hydrology, wildlife habitats, fire and rescue services, taxes.
The committee members will be present at the Public Hearing
on June 21 st .
Clinton United members are strongly encouraged to attend this
hearing and to voice their concerns. You will be joining many
residents from Hyde Park, many who are members of Hyde Park's
Stop the Sprawl.
To help prepare yourself for the
meeting, review the articles on our web
site listed below: Breaking
Down the SEQR Process, Report on the Hyde
Park Planning Board Meeting of May 3rd
, Update on Serenity Hills Development.
a nutshell: the SEQR process requires the
creation of an environmental impact statement, or EIS. The
Hyde Park Planning Board must determine the scope
of the draft environmental impact statement, or DEIS, to
be completed. The DEIS is a description of the proposed development,
its environmental setting, its purpose and benefits, and
its potential significant environmental effects. Alternatives,
including potential measures to limit environmental harm
or taking no action, must be included in the DEIS.
scope defines what issues must be studied, and in what detail.
The Planning Board has held a 30-day public comment period
for scoping, so people can suggest relevant issues that should
be addressed. While not required to do so, the Planning Board
is now holding a public scoping hearing.
United's response to this proposed development must be pro-active!
We must make an appearance and be heard at every hearing.
Plan on joining us next Wednesday, June 21st , at 7:00 PM.
Update on Serenity Hills Development here
77 lot subdivision SERENITY HILLS
down the SEQR process to understand it here
was on the Hyde Park Planning Board agenda Wednesday, May 3rd.
Details and information on that meeting is HERE