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ENB - Region 5 Notices 2/22/2017

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Tree Cutting Notice - Buck Pond Campground Site 79a

This project will maintain access at Buck Pond Campground in the Town of Onchiota, Essex County, New York. The project involves creation of a replacement site at the campground to offset the loss of an existing site. Twenty-eight trees have been identified for removal to provide room for the new site. This minor tree cutting has been approved by a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) Forester. Tree cutting will be in compliance with the Lands and Forests Policy 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

Contact: Nik McKay, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, 1115 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1310, E-mail: Nicholas.mckay@dec.ny.gov.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

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

Contact for this Project: Robert Fiorentino
NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office
232 Golf Course Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885

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

APA Contact: Leigh Walrath

APA Project Number: 2017-0013

Project Title: NYS DEC - Marion Pond Reclamation

Location: Marion Pond in the Town of Schroon, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: March 2, 2017

Project Description: The project is briefly described as the application of the pesticide Prenfish Toxicant™ (Active Ingredient: 5% Rotenone) to remove non-native golden shiners from Marion Pond. The lake will be stocked to establish a native, heritage strain brook trout population upon natural degradation of the toxicant. This will be the first reclamation of Marion Pond. The project is in compliance with the Guidelines for Fisheries Management in Wilderness, Primitive, and Canoe Areas (Adopted by the Adirondack Park Agency on April 26, 1990 and Amended on July 10, 1992) and is described in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Unit Management Plan.


County: Essex

Applicant: New York RSA No. 2 Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Contact for this Project: Jared C. Lusk, Esq.
Nixon Peabody LLP
1300 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604

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

APA Contact: Virginia Yamrick

APA Project Number: 2016-0047

Project Title: New York RSA No. 2 Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless

Location: On Charley Hill Road in the Town of Schroon, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: March 9, 2017

Project Description: The action involves a subdivision into sites involving the lease of a 100 foot by 100 foot parcel for the construction of a new 75 foot tall above ground level (AGL) telecommunications tower, the top 20 foot to be concealed as a simulated pine tree. The total height of the simulated tree tower will be 80 foot (75 foot tower plus 5 foot crown branch). The tower will be located within a 33 foot by 48 foot fenced-in equipment compound located 556 ± feet (0.1± miles) west of the edge of right-of-way of Charley Hill Road. A vegetative "no cutting" easement will protect trees in the vicinity of the proposed tower. Within the equipment compound, New York RSA 2 Cellular Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless is proposing to install a total of 12 8 foot tall panel antennas on the tower (at a centerline height of 71 foot AGL) and construct a 11.5 foot by 16 foot equipment platform, including a backup generator. Access to the facility will involve construction of a 1,253 ± foot long gravel driveway to accommodate construction and service vehicles. Underground utilities will be located along the 12 foot wide driveway and within the 50 foot wide access and utility easement.


Negative Declaration

Essex County - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Reclamation of Marion Pond UH-P398 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the application of Rotenone to Marion Pond (UH-P398) at a concentration of 1.0 ppm (parts per million) to remove: nonnative golden shiners and the remnant population of brook trout. Marion Pond is a potentially excellent brook trout water which is now dominated by non-native trout competitors. The pond will be restocked with brook trout following the reclamation. The pond has a natural fish barrier 1,000 feet down stream and outlets into Baily Pond Inlet Brook, which is all on State owned land. This project is included in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Unit Management Plan. The project is located in the Hoffman Notch Wilderness Area, Town of Schroon, New York.

Contact: Robert Fiorentino, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1234, E-mail: rob.fiorentino@dec.ny.gov.


Saratoga County - The Town of Ballston Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Kelley Farms Mixed Use Traditional Neighborhood will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves construction on a 26.55 acre project area that includes: 70 residential multi-family units, 27 single family townhouse units, 44,000 square foot of commercial space (4 - 11,000 square foot buildings), a 2.74 acre active park, and approximately 19.67 acres of greenspace. 194 residential parking spaces have been provided and 88 commercial spaces. 650 linear foot of roadway will be dedicated to the Town of Ballston and 1,450 linear feet will be privately-owned roadways. Likewise, the responsibility of operating and maintaining the stormwater management practices will be a combination of private ownership and Town of Ballston responsibility. Parcels of land that the project will be located on are part of the Kelley Farms Subdivision, which was a major subdivision, Type 1 Action, approved by the Planning Board in 2015. Project is located in the Ballston Lake Residential zone, and all adjacent properties are in that zone. The public water will be supplied by the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Water District #2, sanitary sewer will be accepted by Saratoga County Sewer District #1 and stormwater runoff will be managed on site. The project is located at 253 Eastline Road in Ballston Lake, New York.

Contact: Kimberly Kotkoskie, Town of Ballston, PO Box 67, Burnt Hills, NY 12027, Phone: (518) 885-8502 extension 16, E-mail: kkotkoskie@townofballstonny.org.


Washington County - The Town of White Creek Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of Updated Mobile Home Law, Site Plan Review Law, Subdivision Law, and Board of Appeals Law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the adoption of local laws to update the Town of White Creek mobile home law, site plan review law, subdivision law, and adoption of a Board of Appeals (as per 267-a) to be consistent with the Town of White Creek Comprehensive Plan and State Law. The project is located in the Town of White Creek, New York.

Contact: Robert E. Shay, 28 Mountain View Drive, Cambridge, NY 12816, Phone: (518) 677-8545, E-mail: adirondackshay@hotmail.com.


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