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ENB - Region 5 Notices 3/16/2011

Public Notice

Meeting Notice

Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area Draft Unit Management Plan/Public Meeting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed this Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area. Key proposals in the Draft UMP include: the construction of foot bridges over Hoffman Notch Brook near north end of Hoffman Notch Trail and over East Branch on the Big Pond Trail; the re-routing of ¼ mile portion of Hoffman Notch Trail north of Big Marsh to west side of Hoffman Notch Brook; the construction of an improved parking lot along the Blue Ridge Road to serve as the northern trailhead for the Hoffman Notch Trail; and the designation of two primitive tent sites on Big Pond.

A public meeting will be held on April 26, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Schroon Town Hall, 15 Leland Ave., Schroon Lake, NY. Comments are welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until May 13, 2011. The Draft Unit Management Plan is posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22600.html. Copies of the plan will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC's headquarters in Albany, NY (5th floor); NYS DEC's Region 5 office in Ray Brook NY; NYS DEC's Region 5 sub-office in Warrensburg, NY; the offices for the Towns of North Hudson, Minerva, and Schroon; and the Schroon Lake Public Library.

This Wilderness Area is located in the Towns of Schroon, North Hudson and Minerva in Essex County.

Contact: Benjamin Thomas, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub-Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1200, E-mail: r5ump@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Warren

Applicant: William Aiken

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: 2010-0025

Project Title: William Aiken

Location: North side of Moffitt Road in the Town of Chester, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: March 31, 2011

Project Description: A four-lot subdivision involving wetlands, creating four building lots for construction of one new single-family dwelling on each lot. Each single-family dwelling will have a maximum of four bedrooms, a maximum footprint of 2,000 square feet, and be served by an on-site wastewater treatment system, well and public utilities. One lot contains land within the Hudson River Recreational River Area.


County: Warren

Applicant: The Fund for Lake George - Peter Bauer
P.O. Box 352
Lake George, NY 12845

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

APA Contact: Leigh Walrath

APA Project Number: 2011-0043

Project Title: Eradication of Asian Clams in Lake George

Location: Suction-dredging and benthic mat installation will occur in the Village of Lake George, within southwesterly most corner of the lake and (approximately) from tax parcel 251.14-3-47 to the south to tax parcel 251.11-2-2 to the north. Sediment de-watering bags will be located on Lake Avenue (a village street) and associated Beach Area and on tax parcel 251.14-3-31.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: March 31, 2011

Project Description: The project as proposed is summarized as the removal of Asian Clams (Corbicula fluminea), an invasive non-native, from the waters of Lake George. The project involves four basic components: the suction dredging of approximately 2.58 acres of sediment around docks and within 10 feet of the shoreline for a distance of 1,800 ± linear feet, the installation of approximately 600 new 7.67 foot by 50 foot PVC barriers over 3.25 acres of lake bottom, the de-watering of suction-dredged sediments, and the disposal of dredged sediments. The project is expected to begin immediately after ice-out and be substantially complete by July 31, 2011.



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