Rhinebeck – Notice of Public Hearing on Mining Overlay Local Law

Town of Rhinebeck

Amendment of Town

Code Chapter 125, Zoning


The Town Board of the Town of Rhinebeck shall conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, December 8, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at the Rhinebeck Town Hall, 80 East Market Street, Rhinebeck, New York, at 7:00 p.m. on Proposed Local Law No. __, 2014,   Local Law Amending the Town of Rhinebeck Zoning District Maps Established Pursuant to Town Code Chapter 125(“Zoning”), Article II (“Establishment of Districts”), Section 125-16 (“Zoning District Maps”) and Amending the Boundaries of the Mining Overlay District (Mi-O).

Proposed Local Law No. __, 2014, includes the following amendments to Town Code Chapter 125: [1] The Town Zoning District Maps established pursuant to Town Code Chapter 125, Article II , Section 125-16 will be corrected and amended to change the boundaries of the Mining Overlay District (Mi-O); [2] the Mining Overlay District boundaries will be corrected and amended and redrawn so as to coincide with the“life of mine” boundaries as shown on the DEC approved Mined Land Reclamation Plan of any current, existing mines having valid mining permits in place from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as of the effective date of the Local Law and using the “life of mine” boundaries established by the NYSDEC in connection with those existing, valid permits; [3] the Town Zoning Districts Map, as authorized by Article II, Section 125-16 of the Town Code entitled “Zoning Districts Maps,” will be amended to depict the new boundaries of the Mining Overlay Zoning District as those amended boundaries are established and described in the Local Law.

The enactment of the above proposed local law has been classified as a Type I Action under SEQRA for which the Town Board, as the sole agency with authority to enact the local law, is the SEQRA Lead Agency for environmental quality review.

Copies of the proposed local law, proposed draft of the new zoning district map, and a negative declaration under SEQRA are on file in the Office of the Town Clerk and may be examined during normal business hours.

Comments in writing are invited for receipt by the Town Clerk not later than 12 noon on Monday, December 8, 2014.  Comments may also be personally made at the Public Hearing at which time all interested persons will be afforded the opportunity to be heard.

By Order of the Town Board

Elizabeth Spinzia

Town Supervisor