Huntington - The Town of Huntington
Planning Board voted at its October 10 Special Meeting to extend the public
comment period on The Preserve at
Indian Hills Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) from October 18 to
November 4, scheduled a public hearing on the Preliminary Subdivision for
November 20 and hired an outside consultant to assist the Planning Board and
staff on environmental review.
The Planning Board voted to extend
the public comment period on the DEIS for The Preserve at Indian Hills, which
was set to expire on October 18, through November 4, 2019.
The Planning Board also voted to
hire AECOM, of 200 Broadhollow Road, 2nd Floor, Melville, NY, as an engineering
consultant to assist the Planning Board and staff on environmental review,
specifically as it relates to Appendix H-Geotechnical
Engineering Reports and Correspondence of the DEIS for The Preserve at
The Planning Board scheduled a
public hearing for The Preserve at Indians Hills Preliminary Subdivision on
November 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM, pursuant to Sections 276 and 278 of New York
State Town Law.
The public hearing will be held in
the Town Board Hearing Room, Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington.
Interested persons may attend and will have an opportunity to be heard on the
proposed cluster subdivision development.
The Long Islander and The Observer
will advertise the Legal Notice for two (2) consecutive weeks prior to the
are two parts of The Preserve at Indian Hills application happening
concurrently: one part is the DEIS public comment period, now ending November
4, 2019, which follows guidelines established by NYS DEC SEQRA laws; the other
part is the cluster subdivision development, which follows the guidelines
established by NYS Town Law Sections 276 and 278.
Typically, the SEQRA requirement
considering the DEIS and the Preliminary Subdivision hearing occur together as
one public hearing. In this case, the process has been extended, having two
public hearings on separate days – the public hearing on the DEIS was held on
September 18 with the public comment period now ending November 4, and the
Preliminary Subdivision public hearing will occur on November 20 – expanding
the opportunity for public participation.
In addition to the public comment
period on the DEIS and the upcoming Preliminary Subdivision public hearing,
there will be an additional Final Subdivision hearing; the review time period
will extend into next year.