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Town of Huntington, NY - News Details

8/22/2019 - DEIS for The Preserve at Indian Hills Published for Public Review and Comment Through October 18

Public Hearing Set for September 18 Planning Board Meeting at 6 PM

 

Huntington – The Town of Huntington has published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for The Preserve at Indian Hills after the Planning Board, at its August 21 meeting, scheduled a public hearing on the document for its Wednesday, September 18, 2019 meeting at 6:00 PM, also setting the public review and comment period to end Friday, October 18, 2019.

 

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for The Preserve at Indian Hills, comprised of multiple files, can be found on the Town’s website under the Planning & Environment Department page, under Site Specific Plans, Reports & Studies (select Senior Living Projects or Residential Projects) or the files can be viewed directly at this link:  http://www.huntingtonny.gov/indian-hills-deis-july2019

 

Those wishing to speak at the public hearing may do so by signing up to speak upon arrival to Town Hall for the 6:00 PM Planning Board meeting on September 18. Individuals who cannot attend the meeting have until Friday, October 18, 2019 to submit comments on the DEIS via email to planning@huntingtonny.gov  or by postal mail addressed to:

 

Huntington Town Hall

Department of Planning & Environment (Room 212)

Attn: The Preserve at Indian Hills DEIS

100 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743

 

The resolution accepting the DEIS for public review was originally set to end the public review period on October 2; newly appointed Planning Board Vice Chairperson Mara Manin Amendola offered an amendment from the dais extending the public review period by 16 days to end on October 18, a measure which passed unanimously.

 

New York State State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requires the public hearing to be set at least 15 days after the DEIS is accepted; the full public review and comment period must be set to end at least 30 days after acceptance.

 

A revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for The Preserve at Indian Hills was submitted to the Planning Department on July 23 with information requested by the Planning Department that had been missing from a previous version of the document submitted on April 17.

 

Town Planning Department staff had requested additional information identified in the Project Scoping that was not adequately covered in the proposed DEIS submitted on April 17. The additional information sought was primarily in the areas of natural environmental resources, water and air resources, ecological resources and community-related character and services.

 

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