Ulster County is proposing to construct a public safety radio tower and associated improvements (“the Project”) in the Town of Saugerties at 35 Quarry Raod. The Project includes the construction of a 150-180 foot radio tower with an equipment shelter, generator fencing, and security lighting.
Access to the site will utilize an existing road and electrical needs are expected to be met with existing service at the site. It is anticipated that an approximately 60’x75’ enclosure will be needed to protect the equipment and include the tower, equipment shelter, and generator.
The project is an unlisted action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Ulster County is acting as the lead agency and conducting a coordinated environmental review. In addition, the County will complete the necessary coordination with federal agencies under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The County is also coordinating with the Saugerties Planning Board for a determination under the Balance of Public Interest Test that the project will not be subject to the Town of Saugerties Zoning Statute. The County will include the Saugerties Planning Board in all aspects of the Project and consider their comments and concerns as well as those of the public.
Studies and Plans
- Site Plan
- Viewshed analysis with visual simulations of sensitive areas
- Typical Tower Design
- Coordination with the State Historic Preservation Office
- Radio Coverage Analysis
- Lead Agency/SEQRA Documentation
A virtual public meeting is scheduled for September 17th at 7:00 PM. To register for the event, click here.
Public comments will be accepted until September 30, 2020, via email to ddoy[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us or at the following address: Ulster County Planning Department Box, 1800 Kingston NY 12402