Guilderland School District
NY

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State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Resolution ROLL CALL VOTE

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              WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Guilderland Central School District (“Board”) is undertaking a project involving the in-kind replacement of an elevator at the Guilderland Middle School with a new hydraulic elevator involving associated HVAC and electrical work consisting of, but not limited to, minor mechanical work for ventilation and electrical work for power supply and lighting, and also consisting of minor additional associated work such as a new ceiling at the machine room and paint at the elevator doors (“the Proposed Action” or “Project”); and,

 

WHEREAS, the elevator that serves the Guilderland Middle School is an existing 1968 vintage device which is no longer efficient to maintain and service to maintain safety and operational efficiency; and, 

 

WHEREAS, the elevator is an imperative component required for the continued safe operation of the Guilderland Middle School for the safe and often legally required use of staff and students; and,

 

              WHEREAS, the Board wishes to fully comply with its obligations under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and the regulations thereunder with respect to the proposed action; and

 

              WHEREAS, the Board has carefully considered the nature and scope of the proposed action; and

 

              WHEREAS, upon review of the foregoing, the Board makes the following determinations:

 

              1.              The proposed action involves the in-kind replacement of an elevator at the Guilderland Middle School with a new hydraulic elevator involving associated HVAC and electrical work consisting of, but not limited to, minor mechanical work for ventilation and electrical work for power supply and lighting, and also consisting of minor additional associated work such as a new ceiling at the machine room and paint at the elevator doors, all of which is in existing space and involves no construction of additions (“the Project”).

 

              2.              The Project represents maintenance or repair involving no substantial changes in an existing facility or structure within the meaning of 6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(1); and/or alternatively the replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction of a structure or facility in kind within the meaning of  6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(2); and/or alternatively a routine activity of an educational institution, including expansion of existing facilities by less than 10,000 square feet of gross floor area, within the meaning of 6 NYCRR § 617.5(c)(8).

 

              3.              The proposed action will in no case have a significant adverse impact based on the environment based on the criteria contained in 6 NYCRR § 617.7(c), and is not otherwise a Type I action as defined by 6 NYCRR § 617.4.

 

              4.              The proposed action is a Type II action within the meaning of 6 NYCRR 617.5 and is therefore not subject to review under SEQRA and the regulations thereunder.

 

              NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board finds and concludes that the proposed action is a Type II action within the meaning of 6 NYCRR 617.5 and therefore is not subject to review under SEQRA and the regulations thereunder.

 

Meeting History

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 PM  Board of Education Regular Meeting

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Guilderland Central School District (“Board”) is undertaking a project involving the in-kind replacement of an elevator at the Guilderland Middle School with a new hydraulic elevator involving associated HVAC and electrical work consisting of, but not limited to, minor mechanical work for ventilation and electrical work for power supply and lighting, and also consisting of minor additional associated work such as a new ceiling at the machine room and paint at the elevator doors (“the Proposed Action” or “Project”); and,

WHEREAS, the elevator that serves the Guilderland Middle School is an existing 1968 vintage device which is no longer efficient to maintain and service to maintain safety and operational efficiency; and,

WHEREAS, the elevator is an imperative component required for the continued safe operation of the Guilderland Middle School for the safe and often legally required use of staff and students; and,

WHEREAS, the Board wishes to fully comply with its obligations under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and the regulations thereunder with respect to the proposed action; and

WHEREAS, the Board has carefully considered the nature and scope of the proposed action; and

WHEREAS, upon review of the foregoing, the Board makes the following determinations:

1. The proposed action involves the in-kind replacement of an elevator at the Guilderland Middle School with a new hydraulic elevator involving associated HVAC and electrical work consisting of, but not limited to, minor mechanical work for ventilation and electrical work for power supply and lighting, and also consisting of minor additional associated work such as a new ceiling at the machine room and paint at the elevator doors, all of which is in existing space and involves no construction of additions (“the Project”).

2. The Project represents maintenance or repair involving no substantial changes in an existing facility or structure within the meaning of 6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(1); and/or alternatively the replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction of a structure or facility in kind within the meaning of 6 NYCRR 617.5(c)(2); and/or alternatively a routine activity of an educational institution, including expansion of existing facilities by less than 10,000 square feet of gross floor area, within the meaning of 6 NYCRR § 617.5(c)(8).

3. The proposed action will in no case have a significant adverse impact based on the environment based on the criteria contained in 6 NYCRR § 617.7(c), and is not otherwise a Type I action as defined by 6 NYCRR § 617.4.

4. The proposed action is a Type II action within the meaning of 6 NYCRR 617.5 and is therefore not subject to review under SEQRA and the regulations thereunder.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board finds and concludes that the proposed action is a Type II action within the meaning of 6 NYCRR 617.5 and therefore is not subject to review under SEQRA and the regulations thereunder.

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Judy Slack, Board Member
SECONDER:Gloria Towle-Hilt, Board Member
AYES:Catherine Barber, Barbara Fraterrigo, Christine Hayes, Teresa Gitto, Seema Rivera, Judy Slack, Gloria Towle-Hilt
ABSENT:Allan Simpson, Timothy Horan