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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/16/2011

Public Notice

Public Meeting Notice

Crown Point Historic Area and Campground Draft Unit Management Plan Public Scoping Meeting

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP) have announced their efforts to develop a management plan for the Crown Point Historic Site and Crown Point Campground and Day Use Area. The properties encompass 440 acres along the shores of Lake Champlain. The Historic Site, located on the west side of Bridge Road (State Route 185), is managed by NYS OPRHP and contains the ruins of Fort St. Frederic and Fort Crown Point. The forts were built during the 18th century, St. Frederic by the French and Crown Point by the British and Provincial troops, and have been designated as National Historic Landmarks. The site also is home to a museum that contains displays and presentations on the history of the site and surrounding area. The Campground and Day Use Area located on the east side of Bridge Road is managed by NYS DEC and contains 66 campsites and a boat launch. The historic Crown Point Pier and Champlain Memorial Lighthouse are located on the property.

A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Crown Point Historic Site Museum, 21 Grandview Drive, Crown Point, NY. NYS DEC and NYS OPHRP staff will be on hand to listen to the public's thoughts, ideas and suggestions for future management of these state lands. Comments by mail or email are also welcome and will be accepted by the contact person until January 30, 2012.

Contact: Heather Carl, NYS DEC - Division of Lands & Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4250, Phone: (518) 408-0941, E-mail: lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us.


Notice of Public Hearing on Requested Variance from Adirondack Park Agency Act Shoreline Restrictions Project Number 2011-19

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to §806 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act (Article 27 of the Executive Law) and 9 NYCRR Part 576, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold a public hearing regarding the application of Elk Lake Lodge, Inc. for a variance from the shoreline restrictions in Executive Law §806.

The public hearing will commence on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the North Hudson Town Hall, 3024 US Route 9, North Hudson, NY 12855.

The variance site is located in the Town of North Hudson, Essex County, west of Elk Lake Road, on a 12,113 acre property in an area designated as Resource Management on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. The tax map number of the property is: Section 103, Block 1, Parcel 8.

The variance request involves construction of a logging bridge across The Branch, a river designated to be studied as a wild, scenic or recreational river. The bridge will be 45 feet long and 14 feet wide with a driving surface of 12 feet. New concrete abutments and footers will be installed above the mean high water mark. The bridge will be no less than five feet above normal water levels. The crossing is the site of a previous bridge which was removed in 1968. The existing access road will be utilized. Wetlands associated with the shoreline of The Branch will not be filled or impacted by the project as proposed.

Any person or public agency entitled to individual notice pursuant to 9 NYCRR §576.5(d)(2), and, at the discretion of the APA or its hearing officer, any other persons or public agencies, may participate. The applicants and their authorized representative will have an opportunity to describe the proposal and how it comports with the variance criteria set forth in 9 NYCRR Part 576. The APA or hearing officer will have authority to adopt such procedures as deemed necessary for the orderly conduct of the hearing, including the formal taking of testimony, sworn statements, cross examination of witnesses and reasonable limitations on testimony. The burden of demonstrating approvability under the variance criteria set forth in 9 NYCRR Part 576 rests with the applicant.

Any person may speak during the public comment period of this hearing, and may submit written comments before the hearing and until the close of business Thursday, December 8, 2011. All comment letters received and any responses by the applicant will become part of the unsworn record and will be transmitted to the APA Members for their consideration prior to any determination on the variance request.

Pursuant to §301(2) of the State Administrative Procedure Act, interpreter services will be made available to persons who are deaf at no charge upon written request to the APA within a reasonable time prior to the hearing.

Additional information on the APA variance procedures can be found on the APA's website at: www.apa.state.ny.us.

The application and supporting information are available for public inspection by contacting: Suzanne B. McSherry, APA, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050.


Notice of Public Hearing on Requested Variance from APA Act Shoreline Restrictions Project Number 2010-144

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to §806 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act (Article 27 of the Executive Law) and 9 NYCRR Parts 572, 575, and 576, the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold a public hearing regarding the application of Joseph Fitzgerald for a variance from the shoreline restrictions in Executive Law §806 restrictions and standards set out in the provisions of the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan.

The public hearing will commence on November 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Town of Lake Pleasant Town Hall.

The variance site is located in the Town of Lake Pleasant, Hamilton County, on a 1.2 acre property in an area designated as Moderate Intensity Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. The tax map number of the property is: Section 112.019, Block 2, Parcel 5.

The variance portion of the proposed project requires seeking a 14 foot variance from the minimum 50 foot setback to the mean high water mark of Sacandaga Lake for the construction of an 1,144 square foot, two-story, single family dwelling. The mean high water mark of Sacandaga Lake is at a set elevation of 1729.3 amsl and extends approximately 310 feet into the project site from the navigable portion of the lake into a wetland area. The project also requires an APA permit pursuant to §809 of the Adirondack Park Agency Act for the construction of an on-site wastewater treatment system within 100 feet of wetlands. The leach field portion of the system will be located approximately 73.5 feet from the wetland at its closest point.

Any person or public agency entitled to individual notice pursuant to 9 NYCRR § 576.5(d)(2), and, at the discretion of the APA or its hearing officer, any other persons or public agencies may participate. The applicant and their authorized representative will have an opportunity to describe the proposal and how it comports with the variance criteria set forth in 9 NYCRR Part 576. The APA or hearing officer will have authority to adopt such procedures as deemed necessary for the orderly conduct of the hearing, including the formal taking of testimony, sworn statements, cross examination of witnesses and reasonable limitations on testimony. The burden of demonstrating approvability under the variance criteria set forth in 9 NYCRR Part 576 rests with the applicant.

Any person may speak during the public comment period of this hearing, and may submit written comments before the hearing and until the close of the hearing. All comment letters received by the close of the hearing will become part of the unsworn record and will be transmitted to the APA Members for their consideration prior to any determination on the variance request.

Pursuant to §301(2) of the State Administrative Procedure Act, interpreter services will be made available to persons who are deaf at no charge upon written request to the APA within a reasonable time prior to the hearing.

Additional information on APA variance procedures can be found on the APA's website at: www.apa.state.ny.us.

The application and supporting information are available for public inspection by contacting: Tracy J. Darrah, APA, PO Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone (518) 891-4050.

Any written comments submitted in advance of the hearing should be addressed to Tracy J. Darrah and reference the Project Number above.


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