Supervisors FAGAN and KINOWSKI offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION PROPOSING THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SERVE AS LEAD AGENCY FOR THE CREATION OF FULTON COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT NO. 3 (MECO) AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION UNDER SEQRA

WHEREAS, Resolution 484 of 2017 authorized a contract with C.T. Male Associates to update the Map, Plan And Report for Proposed Fulton County Sewer District No. 3 (Meco); and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors classified said Fulton County Sewer District No.3 as an Unlisted Action and proposed that it serve as Lead Agency for the purpose of conducting a Coordinated SEQRA review of the proposed action and for issuing a determination of significance; and,

WHEREAS, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors offered all Involved Agencies the opportunity to comment on the County’s proposal to act as the Lead Agency for the purpose of issuing a determination of significance under SEQR for this action, and during this period, no comments were made contending that potential environmental impacts would result; and

WHEREAS, the only pertinent reply was from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation noting that regulated Freshwater Wetlands GL-2 and PL-3 are within the proposed district and any disturbance within the wetlands or 100-feet buffer area would require an Article 24- Freshwater Wetlands Permit; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby assumes Lead Agency status for the purpose of issuing a determination of significance under SEQR and authorizes the filing of a Negative Declaration for this action, since there have been no significant environmental impacts identified during the SEQR review process; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That the Planning Director is hereby authorized and directed to file a Negative Declaration, as required by the SEQRA Regulations; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Attorney, NYSDEC, NYSDOT, NYSDOH, Empire State Development, Town of Johnstown, Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board and to each and every other institution or agency that will further the purport of their Resolution.

Seconded by Supervisor LAURIA and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Callery, Rice and Waldron)

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