Supervisor WALDRON offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE FULTON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LEAD AGENCY AND AUTHORIZING THE FILING OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION UNDER SEQR RELATED TO FORMATION OF SEWER DISTRICT NO. 2: VAIL MILLS
WHEREAS, an Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) has been completed on the proposed action to create Fulton County Sewer District No. 2: Vail Mills; and
WHEREAS, Resolution 466 of 2017 classified the proposed Vail Mills Sewer Collection System Project as an Unlisted Action, proposed that the Board of Supervisors serve as Lead Agency and authorizing the distribution of a Part I Environmental Assessment Form to Involved Agencies under SEQR; and
WHEREAS, on December 4, 2017, all potential Involved Agencies were notified, in writing, of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ desire to serve as Lead Agency and were also asked to submit comments on whether the proposed project may have any significant impacts on the environment; and
WHEREAS, the following Involved Agencies responded, in writing, acknowledging their consent to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors serving as Lead Agency:
NYS Department of Conservation
NYS Department of Health
NY Department of Transportation
WHEREAS, no Involved Agency offered any written or oral comments on whether the proposed action will have any significant impacts on the environment nor were any written comments received from the public on whether the proposed action will have any impacts on the environment; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors hereby designates itself as Lead Agency for the purpose of issuing a Determination of Significance under SEQR on the proposed action; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, as Lead Agency, hereby determines that:
1. The requirements of 6 NYCRR Part 617 have been met.
2. The Board of Supervisors weighed and balanced relevant environmental impacts with social, economic and other considerations.
3. Consistent with social, economic and other essential considerations, from among the reasonable alternatives available, the proposed Action is one that avoids or minimizes adverse environmental impacts to the maximum extent practicable.
4. Potential environmental impacts will be avoided or minimized to the maximum extent practicable.
and, be it further
RESOLVED, That based upon its findings, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, as Lead Agency, hereby issues a Negative Declaration under SEQR and hereby concludes the SEQR process for the proposed creation of Fulton County Sewer District No. 2: Vail Mills; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, County Attorney, Planning Director, Village of Broadalbin, Town of Mayfield, All Involved Agencies, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.
Seconded by Supervisor LAURIA and adopted by the following vote:
TOTAL: Ayes: 19 Nays: 0 Absent: 1 (Supervisor Fagan)