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ENB - Region 5 Notices 10/13/2010

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Town of North Hudson

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

APA Contact: Holly Kneeshaw

APA Project Number: 2010-0083

Project Title: Town of North Hudson Sand and Gravel Extraction

Location: US Route 9 in the Town of North Hudson, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 19, 2010

Project Description: The action involves the extraction of sand and gravel, involving removal of 4,000-8,000 cubic yards of sand per year (100,000 ± cubic yards over a 25 year life of mine) by the Town for use on town roads. Operating hours will be year-round from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


County: Saratoga

Applicant: John W. Ferguson
P.O. Box 356
Johnstown, NY 12095

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

APA Contact: Tracy J. Darrah

APA Project Number: 2008-45

Project Title: John W. Ferguson

Location: Sinclair Road in the Town of Edinburg, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 28, 2010

Project Description: The action involves a seven lot subdivision of 134 acres on Sinclair Road. The 14 ± acre portion of land on the lakeside of Sinclair Road is located in the Town of Edinburg's Lakefront Residential District (1.3 acres) and the portion of land on the opposite side of Sinclair Road is located in the Town of Edinburg's Rural District (8.5 acres). A four lot subdivision is proposed on the lakeside portion for construction of one new single-family dwelling on each lot. The portion on the opposite side of Sinclair Road is proposed to be subdivided into a 47.7 ± acre lot and a 64 ± acre lot, each to be developed with one new single-family dwelling, and an 8.5 acre lot containing the existing single-family dwelling and associated accessory structures.


County: Warren

Applicant: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower - Johnsburg

Contact for Project: Jacqueline Phillips Murray, Esq.
The Murray Law Firm, PLLC
10 Maxwell Drive, Suite 100
Clifton Park, NY 12065

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

APA Contact: Ariel Diggory

APA Project Number: 2010-0229

Project Title: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower - Johnsburg

Location: NYS Route 28 in the Town of Johnsburg, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 28, 2010

Project Description: The project is a subdivision into sites involving the lease of a 100 foot by 100 foot parcel for the construction of a new 105 foot tall (above existing ground level) telecommunications tower within a 70 foot by 70 foot fenced-in equipment compound. The compound will be located 1,800 ± feet (0.34 miles) north of NYS Route 28. The tower will be painted a dark charcoal gray or black with a non-reflective flat or matte finish. A vegetative "no cutting" easement will protect trees in the vicinity of the proposed tower.

Within the fenced-in equipment compound, AT&T Mobility - Upstate NY is proposing to install 6 panel antennas on the tower (with future co-location of 3 additional panel antennas at the same height) and construct a 20 foot x 12 foot equipment shelter along with a backup generator. Access to the facility will be by an existing driveway and trail, 2,205 ± feet (0.42 miles) in length, which will be upgraded to accommodate construction and service vehicles. The access drive will disturb a 0.01 acre area of wetlands, but a 0.01 acre of mitigated wetlands will be created immediately adjacent to the disturbance. Underground utilities will be located along the road.

Room for three additional carriers is available both within the compound and on the tower.


County: Washington

Applicant: Charles Friedman Excavating, Inc.
54 North Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

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

APA Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

APA Project Number: 2009-0210

Project Title: Charles Friedman Excavating, Inc.

Location: 1011 County Route 16 in Fort Ann, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: October 28, 2010

Project Description: This is a reissued notice to correct facts regarding the months of operation. Changes noted in italized text below. A commercial sand and gravel extraction involving 25.1 ± acres (Phase 1), and 53.9 ± acres over the four phase, 40 year life-of-mine.

The mine was established in 1966 and has since been operated continuously. At some point in time, the mine expanded to the extent that it exceeded the 25% jurisdictional threshold for Agency jurisdiction. The 25% expansion is measured by either volumes of material excavated or surface area disturbed. In 2007, the Agency discovered that since May 22, 1973, the enactment date of the APA Act, the mine's surface area disturbance had increased from 3.3 ± acres to approximately 21 acres without the required Agency permit. The Agency is reviewing that expansion, after-the-fact, pursuant to a settlement agreement for Enforcement Case E2007-34.

In addition, the project includes a proposed overall mining plan for the 40 year life-of-mine, involving 53.9 ± acres, in total. The plan calls for excavation, processing and trucking at the same rate that has occurred for the last 5 years, specifically: production of 52,000 cubic yards sand and gravel on average per year and a maximum of 100,000 cubic yards per year; an average of 35 to 40 truck trips, and a maximum of 105 daily truck trips daily (trips are loaded trucks); and screening and washing of materials on-site. The mine will operate year-round with proposed hours of operation to be Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays 6:00 a.m to Noon, and no operations on Sundays or Holidays. Reclamation will be an on-going process. Excavation and processing will occur during the months of March through December. Operations during the months of January through March will be limited to loading and trucking of materials.

An Agency permit, if issued, would authorize operations for a 5 year term, concurrent with any permit issued by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

As proposed by the applicant, the project would not increase the existing rate of extraction or the existing truck traffic associated with this operation based on levels of mine operations on-going since 2005.

In addition, there is no proposal currently for blasting/hard rock mining, a component of an earlier proposal which has been withdrawn by the applicant.

The closest distance from the excavation to the nearest residence is 550 feet. While the Agency must consider all traffic impacts associated with this project, the existing environmental setting includes truck traffic generated by other mining activity in the region which is not part of this project.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Town of Moreau Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Winterberry Woods Realty Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a proposal by the applicant, SRH-TJM LLC, to subdivide a 37.69 ± acre parcel into 60 new single family building lots, retaining the existing farmhouse and accessory buildings on a separate parcel. The subdivision will yield a total of 61 parcels and several open space parcels. A homeowners association will own and maintain all open space areas and stormwater management retention facilities. The proposed subdivision will develop approximately 4,200 linear feet of new public road. Stormwater runoff from the public roads and other impervious areas will be treated at on-site stormwater management areas. The subdivision will connect to a public sanitary sewer collection system and a public water supply. The project is located at 257 Fort Edward Road in the Town of Moreau, New York.

Contact: F. Joseph Patricke, Town of Moreau, 61 Hudson Street, South Glens Falls, NY 12803, Phone: (518) 792-4762.


Saratoga County - The City of Saratoga Springs Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Choloe's Way will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a 31 lot subdivision in an Urban Residential 2 (UR-2) district. The project will extend municipal storm and sanitary sewer to the project, provide on-street alternate parking and provide for all stormwater to be retained on-site. A 25 foot no cut buffer at the rear of all 31 lots is a condition of approval. East Broadway will also be reconstructed from Reservation Drive to Clevelenad Avenue as part of the project. The project is located on East Broadway in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Kate Maynard, City of Saratoga Springs, City Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, Phone: (518) 587-3550.


Warren County - The City of Glens Falls, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Canoe/Kayak Launch will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a canoe/kayak launch along the Feeder Canal in Haviland's Cove (city owned land). The project consists of the construction of a 4 foot x 20 foot dock and a 10 foot x 16 foot sand canoe/kayak launch with some minor grading along the Feeder Canal bank. There will also be the construction of a gravel unloading area alongside the existing path and a 5 foot wide path to get to the new dock. The project is located on Bush Street in Haviland Cove City Park in the City of Glens Falls, New York.

Contact: Robert Murray, City of Glens Falls, 94 Glenwood Avenue, Queensbury, NY 12804, Phone: (518) 798-6627, E-mail: shelterplanning@albany.twcbc.com.






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