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ENB - Region 5 Notices 1/16/2013

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Warren

Applicant: Westchester-Putnam Council, Inc.
41 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Contact for this Project: Peter Ciacci,
Westchester-Putnam Council, Inc.
41 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532

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: 2012-0220

Project Title: Westchester-Putnam Council, Inc.

Location: Palisades Road in the Town of Horicon, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: January 31, 2013

Project Description: The action involves construction of a 24 foot x 24 foot, 65 foot tall climbing tower. The tower will be of wood construction, stained brown with a pitched roof finished with green asphalt shingles. The tower will be located at the edge of a 0.4 acre open meadow which is surrounded by dense, mature forest. The tower will be within ten feet of the forest in proximity to trees as tall as 60 to 80 feet which will screen the structure. No clearing or grading is required for the tower which will not be served by any utilities. The tower site is more than a mile from Palisades Road, the nearest public road. In addition, a 15 foot by 75 foot temporary road will be constructed to facilitate delivery of building materials to the meadow. The project has been granted a height variance by the Town of Horicon which administers an Adirondack Park Agency-approved local review program. The Adirondack Park Agency is coordinating its review with the Town of Horicon.

Negative Declaration

Fulton County - The Town of Caroga Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Caroga Comprehensive Plan will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of a new Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Caroga. The Town's existing Comprehensive Plan was adopted in 2002. In April of 2010, the Town Board adopted a resolution directing the Town Planning Board to review and update the Town's 2002 Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Board began work on updating the Plan in the summer of 2010 and completed work in October of 2011. The key components of the Comprehensive Plan include the creation of a Town Center in the area of the former Sherman's Amusement Park, implementing several initiatives to protect water quality of the lakes in the Town of Caroga, promote expanded housing choices and other initiatives. The vision for the Town of Caroga will be that the Town will continue to be a small rural town where everyone knows everyone. Residents and visitors will have available various year round recreational opportunities, year round hotel accommodations, diverse restaurants and a strong commercial center featuring unique shops and boutiques, arts and crafts store and related retail and commercial businesses. The Town will be recognized for its natural beauty, rich history and heritage and year round outdoor recreational opportunities, which will restore the Town's attractiveness as a place to live and raise a family. The project is located throughout the Town of Caroga, New York.

Contact: Ralph Ottuso, Town of Caroga, 1840 State Highway 10, P.O. Box 328, Caroga Lake, NY 12032, Phone: (518) 835-4211.

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