Local notices: May 9, 2024

The Town of Westerlo Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2024 on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 6:00 PM which will be immediately followed by the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting. The meeting will be held at the Richard Rapp Municipal Building (Town Hall) located at 933 County Route 401, Westerlo, NY. The proposed Local Law is to amend Article 12 of the Westerlo Town Code entitled “Supplementary Regulations” and add Section 12.130 which will establish rules, regulations, policies, and code for the enforcement of the construction and maintenance of fences throughout the Town of Westerlo. Proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2024 can be viewed on the Town website www.townofwesterlony.com.
DATED:  April 16, 2024
By Order of the Town of Westerlo Town Board    
Karla J. Weaver, Town Clerk


The annual meeting of the Thompson Lake Rural Cemetery Association will be held on May 17, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Thompson Lake Reformed Church, East Berne, NY.
Sue Jordan



The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Region 4 Division of Environmental Permits (DEP) proposes to issue a new Region 4 General Permit (R4 GP) for certain activities regulated under Article 15 (Protection of Water), Article 24 (Freshwater Wetlands), and Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act. This Notice announces the availability of the draft General Permit, draft GP-4-24-001, for public comment.

DEC Region 4 DEP proposes to issue a new region-wide General Permit (GP-4-24-001) to replace the existing GP-4-19-001, which expires on May 8, 2024. The new R4 GP will authorize the same activities as GP-4-19-001 but has been modified to correct typographic errors, update project-type descriptions and revise permit conditions to improve resource protection. The goal of R4 GP usage is to improve resource protection while still expediting the wetland and stream permit application review process for certain activities that are generally considered by program staff to have minimal potential impacts. The activities authorized by the GP-4-24-001 include projects such as: repair or replacement of existing roadway structures (i.e., culverts, bridges), stabilization and restoration of stream banks and channels, utility maintenance and repair, minor residential property improvements, limited vegetation cutting, replacement of boat docks and launches, habitat enhancement, and emergency repairs due to natural disasters. GP-4-24-001 will have a maximum permit term of 10 years from the date of issuance.

Project Location:
All Region 4 Counties, including Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie.

State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Determination:
The project is a Type I Action and will not have a significant impact on the environment. A Negative Declaration is on file. A coordinated review was performed.

Opportunity for Public Comment:
A draft GP-4-24-001 is available for public review at the DEC Region 4 Headquarters Office in Schenectady and on the Region 4 DEP website at https://dec.ny.gov/regulatory/permits-licenses/environmental-permits/reg.... Comments must be submitted in writing to Kate Malcolm, Regional Permit Administrator, NYS DEC Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 N. Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, no later than May 24, 2024.

Contact: Trish Gabriel, Deputy Regional Permit Administrator, NYSDEC - Region 4 Headquarters, 1130 N. Westcott Road, Schenectady, NY 12306, Phone: (518) 357-2445, E-mail: .

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