|David Clouser (left), Ryan Weitz (right)|
Photo: Julie Metz
Weitz also talked about the Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF), noting that Part 1 is completed by the applicant, and Part 2 is completed by the lead agency, which in this case of the Greenport Planning Board. Weitz indicated that for nine of the eighteen items on Part 2, the appropriate response was "Moderate to large impact may occur." Those nine items were (the number in parentheses is the item number on the SEQR form): Impact on Surface Water (3); Impact on Flooding (5); Impact on Plants and Animals (7); Impact on Aesthetic Resources (9); Impact on Open Space and Recreation (11); Impact on Transportation (13); Impact on Noise, Odor, and Light (15); Consistency with Community Plans (17); Consistency with Community Character (18). Recognizing these potential impacts is sufficient to trigger a positive declaration.
|Photo: Julie Metz|
Throughout the presentation of the findings, Pat Prendergast, Colarusso's engineer, appeared to be chomping at the bit to respond to various issues, but DePietro would not permit it. At one point, Prendergast said, somewhat demeaningly, "I feel bad for these guys, because they don't have the information." By "the information" Prendergast meant the revised narrative. It seems the Zip drive turned over to them from the previous engineer, Ray Jurkowski, did not contain the revised narrative.
The Planning Board was asked to decide if they were happy with the letter and wanted to present it to the Greenport Planning Board. After some discussion, it was decided that the letter would be presented; Clouser and his associates would consider the new information from Prendergast; the board would ask the Greenport Planning Board to postpone the hearing now scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, to give the engineers from Barton & Loguidice more time to review the project.
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