Tompkins County
New York


Making a Negative Determination of Environmental Significance in Relation to Resolution No. 132 of 2017: Appropriating Funds from the Tompkins County Natural Infrastructure Capital Project For The Etna Swamp - Brotherton Farm Protection Project


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Resolution/Document Body


              WHEREAS, in Resolution No. 132 of 2017 the County allocates funding from the Tompkins County Natural Infrastructure Capital Project funds for the purpose of supporting the easement on the 324-acre Etna Swamp - Brotherton Farm Project (Town of Dryden tax parcel 46.-1-4.22), 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. 132 of 2017 is an unlisted action,


              RESOLVED, further, That the Legislature hereby makes a negative determination of environmental significance in regard to Resolution No. 132 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 described the Etna Swamp - Brotherton Farm Natural Infrastructure Capital project as a wetland system that is a unique natural area and the property owner owns the majority of the wetland that drains to Fall Creek. The proposal is for $20,000 to protect the farm with the major focus being on the swamp and a buffer zone to the swamp. The parcel includes 323 acres located along Route 13 and on both sides of Ringwood Road and is currently actively farmed.

Mr. Doyle stated the wetland area currently has a Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) protected buffer and this project includes an enhancement of that buffer. Matching funds will be required from the Finger Lakes Land Trust for the advancement of protection for an easement.

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
MOVER:Dooley Kiefer, Member
SECONDER:Anna Kelles, 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
EXCUSED:Carol Chock, Martha Robertson
AWAY:Peter Stein