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ENB - Region 5 Notices 3/6/2013

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Franklin

Applicant: Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks
45 Museum Drive
Tupper Lake, NY 12986

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: 2013-0026

Project Title: Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks

Location: Hosley Avenue in the Town of Tupper Lake, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: March 21, 2013

Project Description: The action involves construction of an observation tower of steel and wood. The 490 ± foot long structure will consist of a series of elevated platforms connected by 8 foot wide bridged walkways. Additional side elements including a spider's web, and a simulated dead tree snag will be connected by 6 foot wide walkways and a swinging bridge. The tallest element will be 41.5 feet in height; the overall height of the structure is 56.5 feet. The "Wild Walk" will provide a 3 season, interactive experience. It will be located more than 400 feet from the Raquette River and will be no taller than the tree canopy in the immediate surrounding area. The structure will be handicap accessible and all lighting will be either contained inside enclosures or will be directed toward the ground. In addition, a silviculture plan is focused on gradually removing the non-native Scotch Pine trees and restoring the site with trees more characteristic of a native Adirondack forest.

Negative Declaration

Fulton County - The Town of Perth Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Town of Perth Business and Technology Zone will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a Zoning Law amendment to create a new Business and Technology Zone on the lands of the former Tryon Youth Detention Facility. The district boundaries and associated regulations will encompass property on both the north and south side of County Highway 107 on the former State-owned property. The project is located on County Road 107 in the Town of Perth, New York.

Contact: Sean M. Geraghty, Fulton County Planning Department, 1 East Montgomery Street, Johnstown, NY 12095, Phone: (518) 736-5660 E-mail: sgeraghty@co.fulton.ny.us.

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