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ENB - Region 5 Notices 7/24/2013

Public Notice

Construction of the Catamount Snowmobile Trail from the Forestdale Road to Taylor Pond

County: Clinton

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Location: Taylor Pond Wild Forest, Town of Black Brook, New York.

Project Description: The approved Taylor Pond Management Complex (TPMC) UMP proposes development of a Community Connector snowmobile trail and parking area within the TPMC to connect with the Community Connector snowmobile trail proposed in the Wilmington Wild Forest (WWF) UMP. This project was approved in the Taylor Pond Management Complex UMP (February 2013). This project will be constructed in accordance with the Department's Management Guidance on "Snowmobile Trail Siting, Construction and Maintenance on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park" and includes removal of 133 trees.

Construction of this new snowmobile connector trail will be approximately one quarter of a mile, beginning at the current Catamount trailhead. The trail will follow the current foot trail before leaving public land to travel across private property. The trail will return to public land at Taylor Pond and join the existing Taylor Pond Loop Trail.
Any tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forest Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve lands. Best management practices will be followed during construction.

Contact: Robert Daley, NYS DEC - Region 5 Ray Brook, Division of Lands and Forests, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291.


Construction of the Catamount Parking Lot

County: Clinton

Lead Agency: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)

Location: Taylor Pond Wild Forest, Town of Black Brook, New York

Project Description: The approved Taylor Pond Management Complex (TPMC) UMP proposes development of a parking area for the Catamount Mountain foot trail. This project was approved in the Taylor Pond Management Complex UMP (February 2013). This project includes the removal of 347 trees. This new parking area at the Catamount Trail Head will be approximately one quarter of an acre.

Any tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forest Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve lands. Best management practices will be followed during construction.

Contact: Robert Daley, NYS DEC - Region 5 Ray Brook, Division of Lands and Forests, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: Scott and Kim Feeley
815 Stowerville Road
Lewis, NY 12950

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

APA Contact: Trevor Favor

APA Project Number: P2013-0032

Project Title: Scott and Kim Feeley

Location: On or near US Route 9 in the Town of Lewis, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: August 8, 2013

Project Description: Convert a multiple family dwelling into a commercial "general store" with meat market and bakery. Store will operate between 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., 7 days per week. There will be eleven designated parking spots for the public in the existing asphalt parking area and four new "employee" parking spots constructed in a grassy area on the north side of the building. New York State Departments of Transportation, New York State Department of Health and New York State Office of Agriculture and Markets have been involved in the development of this project proposal. Other state agency permitting will be required before the business will be allowed to open. One apartment will also remain in the structure.


Negative Declaration

Franklin County - The Village of Malone, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Village of Malone Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves certain improvements to the Village of Malone's Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) and sewer collection system, which will be financed through the issuance of serial general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $13,000,000.00 in aggregate principal. The project is located in the Village and Town of Malone, New York.

Contact: Todd LePine, Village of Malone, 14 Elm Street, Malone, NY 12953, Phone: (518) 483-6308.


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