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					                                   CITY OF HUDSON
                                  COMMON COUNCIL
                          RESOLUTION NO.     JANUARY 16, 2007
                      A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A FULL SEQRA REVIEW
                             OF THE WIDEWATERS SHOPPING MALL
                           PROPOSED FOR THE TOWN OF GREENPORT


WHEREAS, a proposal for a 565,000 square foot shopping mall to be constructed by the
Widewaters Group on Route 9 is currently before the Planning Board of the Town of Greenport;
and

WHEREAS, this shopping mall expects to draw customers from a twenty-mile radius of its
proposed site on Route 9 near Joslyn Boulevard; and

WHEREAS, all traffic traveling to the site from the south and the west across the Rip Van Winkle
Bridge must travel by way of Routes 9 and 9G and pass through the City of Hudson; and

WHEREAS, the increased traffic from the trucks making deliveries required for such a retail
facility will have significant negative impacts on the quality of life in the City of Hudson, as well
as on the city’s infrastructure and its historic buildings; and

WHEREAS, the cars for shoppers and employees will also significantly impact traffic in the City
of Hudson, particularly on Green Street and Harry Howard Avenue and other arteries in the City
seen to be “shortcuts” to the site; and

WHEREAS, the traffic study done by The Widewaters Group is inadequate because it studies
only a small area of Route 9 immediately adjacent to the proposed site and was done in late
August when traffic is traditionally the lightest;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council of the City of Hudson finds
that the traffic impacts from the project are likely to have a significant impact upon the City of
Hudson, its infrastructure, historic buildings, and quality of life, and therefore recommends and
requests that:

(1) the Planning Board of the Town of Greenport issue a Positive Declaration under SEQRA and
direct the applicant to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement; and

(2) the City of Hudson be listed as an “interested agency” in the SEQRA review.




Introduced by_____________________________

Seconded by______________________________

                                                   Approved:_______________________________

                                                   By:______________________________________
                                                                    Mayor

				
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