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ENB - Region 5 Notices 5/31/2017

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant: William Walton
166 Averyville Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946

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: 2017-0076

Project Title: William Walton

Location: NYS Route 73 in the Town of North Elba, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: June 15, 2017

Project Description: The project involves a two lot subdivision creating a 7.2 ± acre parcel improved by an existing single-family dwelling, and a vacant 71.6 ± acre parcel to be improved by a new commercial use within 300 feet of the edge of NYS Route 73, a designated Highway Critical Environmental Area (CEA). The applicant is proposing an adventure ropes course, zip line, and guide service.


County: Franklin

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: 2017-0020

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

Location: Country Club Road (Golf Course) in the Town of Tupper Lake, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: June 15, 2017

Project Description: The action involves installation of a new 25 foot tall utility pole with a 3 foot tall micro-cell antenna attached at the top for an overall tower height of 28 foot. Additionally, a 2 foot x 4 foot equipment cabinet is proposed and will be served by existing overhead utilities. The micro-cell tower is to augment an existing nearby telecommunications tower on top of Mt. Morris.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The City of Plattsburgh Common Council, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Saranac River Trail - Phase II will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The Saranac River Trail (SRT) Phase II project is the second of a multiphase initiative to provide a safe system of shared-use paths along the Saranac River from the Lake Champlain shoreline through the City and Town of Plattsburgh, New York. This project will provide a new shared-use path and/or dedicated bike lanes between the existing trail terminus at the Saranac Street Bridge, Stafford Middle School, and MacDonough Park. An essential element of this project will be the construction of new pedestrian bridges across the Saranac River at the terminus of Durkee Street and Saranac Street. These bridges will reduce travel times and increase safety by directly linking Downtown to adjacent neighborhoods to the South as well as Phase I of the SRT. The project is expected to promote tourism, and therefore economic development, within the City of Plattsburgh.

The following improvements are planned for construction under this project:

  • Modify Durkee Street from the northern project limit to end of Durkee Street to improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.
  • Construct a new "signature" pedestrian/ bicycle bridge to span the Saranac River from the end of Durkee Street to the New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) coal tar remediation site.
  • Construct a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge to replace the Saranac Street crossing, which was removed during the summer of 2016.
  • Construct a new 10 foot wide multi-use path around the perimeter of the NYSEG remediation site along the edge of the Saranac River.

The project is located along Saranac Street to Durkee Street through the NYSEG Lot in the City of Plattsburgh, New York.

Contact: Kevin Farrington, City of Plattsburgh, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, Phone: (518) 583-7730, E-mail: kfarrington@cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov.


Clinton County - The City of Plattsburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed City Hall Window Restoration Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the restoration of fifty seven (57) original wood framed single hung windows (lower sashes operable) and one (1) metal framed replacement window that is located in a former exterior door opening. The windows are in poor condition with the majority exhibiting the following conditions:

  • peeling and chipping paint from the exterior of the windows;
  • deterioration of wood sills;
  • deterioration of lower portion of bottom sash;
  • the installation of non-original hardware to improve weather tightness;
  • installation of new window shades to help reduce drafts;
  • cracked glass;
  • lack of screens.

All windows contain divided light sashes with single pain glass. Given the condition of the windows and the single pane glazing, the LI-value is well below the current energy code requirements. The project goal is to improve energy efficiency, window operation and safety through a restoration process.

The project is located at 41 City Hall Place in the City of Plattsburgh, New York.

Contact: Kevin Farrington, City of Plattsburgh, 41 City Hall Place, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, Phone: (518) 583-7730, E-mail: kfarrington@cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov.


Essex County - The Town of Newcomb, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Amendment to Zoning and Site Plan Review Local Law 2007 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the amendment of the Town of Newcomb's current zoning laws by adding new permissible "commercial uses", as follows, requiring Site Plan Review. The project is located throughout the Town of Newcomb, New York.

Contact: Wester Miga, Town of Newcomb, 8639 NYS Route 28N, Newcomb, NY 12852, Phone: (518) 582-3211, E-mail: wester.miga@frontiernet.net.


Notice of Acceptance of Draft SEIS and Public Hearing

Essex County - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA), as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Map Amendment 2017-02. A public hearing on the Draft SEIS will be held on June 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Crown Point Town Hall, 17 Monitor Bay Road, Crown Point NY 12928. Written comments on the Draft SEIS will be accepted until July 3, 2017. The Draft EIS is available from the APA, 1133 NYS Route 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977 and on line at: www.apa.ny.gov.

The action involves amendments to the Official Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map in the Town of Crown Point to reclassify an approximately 201 acre area from Low Intensity Use to Moderate Intensity Use pursuant to Section 805 (2)(c)(1) of the Adirondack Park Agency Act. The project is located along Creek Road, between Pearl Street and Factoryville Road in the Town of Crown Point, New York

Contact: Matthew Kendall, APA, P.O. Box 99, Ray Brook, NY 12986, Phone: (518) 891-4050, E-mail: MapAmendment_comments@apa.ny.gov.


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