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ENB - Region 6 Notices 4/4/2012

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: St. Lawrence

Applicant: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower

Contact for this 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 Lynch

APA Project Number: P2011-156

Project Title: Independent Towers Holdings, LLC Telecommunications Tower

Location: Columbian Road, near Cranberry Lake in the Town of Clifton, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: April 12, 2012

Project Description: A subdivision into sites involving the lease of a 100 foot by 100 foot parcel for the construction of a new 100 foot tall (above existing ground level - AGL) telecommunications tower to be concealed as a simulated pine tree. The total height of the simulated tree will be 110 feet (100 foot tower plus 10 foot crown branch). The tower will be located within a 75 foot by 75 foot fenced-in equipment compound located 1,150 ± feet (0.22 miles) west of Columbian Road. A vegetative "no cutting" easement will protect trees in the vicinity of the proposed tower. AT&T Mobility - Upstate NY is proposing to install nine panel antennas on the tower (at a centerline height of 100 feet AGL) and construct a 20 foot x 11.5 foot equipment shelter along with a backup generator. St. Lawrence County Office of Emergency Services is proposing to install one 5 foot tall whip antenna to the top of the tower (total height 105 feet AGL). Access to the facility will follow an existing trail, except where deviation is necessary to avoid wetlands, and be upgraded to a 1,550 foot long gravel driveway to accommodate construction and service vehicles. Underground utilities will be located along the 12 foot wide driveway and within the 30 foot wide access and utility easement. Room for four additional carriers is available both within the compound and on the tower. Project plans show how Verizon Wireless equipment would fit on the tower (at a centerline height of 90 feet AGL) and in the compound, though they are not part of the application.

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Carthage Central School District, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Carthage Central School District Capital Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves additions and alterations to the District's facilities, including general construction, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, technology and hazardous materials abatement, as well as alterations to the District's athletic complex. The project is located at the following Carthage Central School District locations:

Carthage High School
36500 NYS Route 26
Carthage, NY 13619

Carthage Middle School
21986 Cole Road
Carthage, NY 13619

Carthage Elementary School
Beaver Lane
Carthage, NY 13619

Black River Elementary School
160 Leray Street
Black River, NY 13612

West Carthage Elementary School
21568 Cole Road
Carthage, NY 13619

Great Bend Elementary School
25059 Woolworth Street
Carthage, NY 13619

Contact: Judy Waligory, Carthage Central School District, 25059 Woolworth Street, Carthage, NY 13619, Phone: (315) 493-5000.

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