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ENB - Region 5 Notices

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Adirondack North Country Association

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P. O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Contact: Gregory A. Hill
Adirondack North Country Association
28 St. Bernard Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

APA Project Number: 2007-148

Project Title: Town of North Elba Recreation Path

Location: Remsen to Lake Placid Railroad right-of-way in the Town of North Elba, New York.

Comment Period Ends: October 18, 2007

Project Description: The action involves construction of the first of a two-phase shared-use recreation path project. The path will be used by pedestrians, bicyclists, cross-country skiers and be located along and within the Remsen to Lake Placid Railroad (Adirondack Scenic Railroad) right-of-way leading from the Village of Lake Placid to the Village of Saranac Lake. The first phase, for which final approval is now sought, will extend approximately 4.5 miles from Old Military Road to its intersection with the Scarface Mountain Trail near the community of Ray Brook. The path will be hard-surfaced (asphalt paving or crushed stone) and 10 feet in width, except where there are adjacent wooded areas, steep slopes or wetlands where it will be 8 feet in width. The path will be setback between 6.5 and 11 feet from the closest railroad track rail. A 3.5-foot high post and wire fence will be installed for safety purposes where the path will be within 8.5 feet of the closest rail. 4,240 linear feet of the path will involve fill/gabion retaining walls installed in wetlands and 115 linear feet of the path at three locations will be use of an elevated boardwalk with 3.5-foot high railings over open water and wetlands. A total of 0.71-acre of wetlands will be displaced or permanently impacted as a result of this project. This wetland loss is to be compensated for by the creation of 0.76-acre of wetlands at the Village of Lake Placid Snow Dump Site (Tax Map Reference: 42.OKH-1-1). Separate Agency review and approval will be requested for the second and final phase of this project, which will involve the construction of the remaining 3.7 miles of the recreation path from Ray Brook to Saranac Lake, once detailed plans for it have been prepared.


County: Essex

Applicant: Village of Saranac Lake

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P. O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 891-4050, ext. 207

APA Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Contact: Village of Saranac Lake
c/o Cindy W. Garso, P.E.
Northwood Engineering
348 Lake Street
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

APA Project Number: 2007-249

Project Title: Village of Saranac Lake

Location: Village of Saranac Lake wastewater treatment plant off New York State Route 3 in the Village of Saranac Lake, Town of St. Armand, New York.

Comment Period Ends: October 18, 2007

Project Description: The action involves a waste disposal area and a Village of Saranac Police Department vehicle impound area. The waste disposal area involves the annual disposal of less than 3,000 cubic yards of yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, tree branches, limbs and other similar materials) by residents of the Village of Saranac Lake. Yard waste will be composted in piles for approximately 12 months (18 months maximum), piles will be aerated by turning piles weekly with a front-end loader. Brush will be chipped and added to the piles. Composted material will then be used as soil by the applicant at its park and recreation areas. Up to approximately 10 private vehicle loads are expected per day. The waste disposal area will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The vehicle impound area is a 40-foot by 75-foot area enclosed by fence and a locked gate for the storage of up to 10 vehicles impounded by the Village of Saranac Police Department. The impound area is to be paved with milled asphalt pavement. No public access to the impound area is allowed.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Saratoga County Sewer District No.1, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Saratoga County Sewer District No. 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves an expansion which will upgrade 21.3 MGD plant to a 43 MGD facility. The project includes construction of new primary clarifiers, aeration basins, final settling tanks and associated auxiliary buildings, as well as site improvements and storm water management system. The project is located on the Hudson River Road at the intersection of US Route 4/NYS Route 32 and South Main Street, on the rear parcel west of the railroad tracks in the Town of Halfmoon, New York.

Contact: James DiPasquale, Saratoga County Sewer District No. 1, E-mail: sarsewer@govt.co.saratoga.ny.us.



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