Tompkins County
New York

Resolution
2017-127

Making a Negative Determination of Environmental Significance in Relation to Resolution No. 128 of 2017: Appropriating Funds From the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection for the Emerald Necklace/Charles Spencer Preserve: Ott Tract Protection Project

Information

Department:Planning and Sustainability DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Environmental

Resolution/Document Body

              WHEREAS, in Resolution No. 128 of 2017 the County allocates funding from the Capital Reserve Fund for Natural, Scenic, and Recreational Resource Protection to the Finger Lakes Land Trust for the purpose of supporting the acquisition and easement on 157 acres of the Emerald Necklace/Charles Spencer Preserve: Ott Tract Protection Project (Town of Newfield tax parcel 33.-1-7.2), and 

 

              WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Legislature has reviewed and accepted as adequate the Environmental Assessment Forms with respect to these actions, now therefore be it

 

              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee, That Resolution No. 128 of 2017 is an unlisted action,

 

              RESOLVED, further, That the Legislature hereby makes a negative determination of environmental significance in regard to Resolution No. 128 of 2017.

SEQR ACTION:  Short EAF on file with the Clerk of the Legislature

Meeting History

Jun 29, 2017 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting

Mr. Doyle explained this project uses a different funding stream. He said the current balance is $75,000 and is being considered due to the potential connection of natural feature focus areas. The property is located in the Town of Newfield and there is a unique mix of different kinds of conservation uses in this natural features focus area. Mr. Doyle explained that the project involves an easement for 91 acres of the 159-acre parcel. The proposal involves a request for $25,000 to assist in the advancement of the easement.

RESULT:RECOMMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:David McKenna, Member
SECONDER:Michael Sigler, Member
AYES:Martha Robertson, Dooley Kiefer, Michael Sigler, David McKenna
EXCUSED:Carol Chock
Jul 18, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dooley Kiefer, Member
SECONDER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Carol Chock, Martha Robertson