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ENB - Region 5 Notices 11/1/2017

Public Notice

Notice of Public Comment Period, and Notice of Public Meeting for the Draft Unit Management Plan for the Sentinel Range Wilderness

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) has completed a Draft Unit Management Plan (UMP) for the Sentinel Range Wilderness. The Plan includes River Area Management Plans, pursuant to 6 NYCRR §666.7, for the West Branch Ausable River and East Branch Ausable River. Major proposals in the plan include: the construction of four new trails; the closure and relocation of primitive tent sites; establishing group size limits; and maintaining the core of the unit as an area without developed trails.

NYS DEC will be holding a public meeting on December 7th, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY.

Written comments are welcome and will be accepted, by mail or e-mail, by the contact person listed below until December 22, 2017. Copies of the draft UMP are posted on the NYS DEC website at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/22589.html.

Copies of the draft UMP will also be available on CD at the following locations: NYS DEC, 625 Broadway, 5th Floor, Albany, NY; NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, 1115 State Route 86, Ray Brook, NY; and the offices of each town in the project location (listed below).

The Sentinel Range Wilderness is located in the Towns of Jay, Keene, North Elba, and Wilmington in Essex County, New York.

Contact: Steve Guglielmi, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 1115 State Route 86, PO Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296, Phone: (518) 897-1200, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov.


Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Washington

Applicant: Michael Morrissey
242 Hadlock Pond Rd
Fort Ann, NY 12827

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

APA Contact: Patrick S. Connally

APA Project Number: 2017-0068

Project Title: Michael Morrissey

Location: New York State Route 149 in the Town of Fort Ann, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: November 16, 2017

Project Description: The project involves an after the fact commercial use permit for two self-storage buildings, boat storage, trailer storage, RV storage, and storage of construction materials including concrete, stone, top soil, and wood chips.


County: Washington

Applicant: William and Angela Brown

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: 2017-0114

Project Title: William and Angela Brown

Location: Charter Brook Lane in the Town of Putnam, New York.

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: November 16, 2017

Project Description: The project involves the subdivision of 51.96 acres into three lots, involving wetlands; Lot 1 is 10 acres in size and is developed by a single family dwelling; Lot 2 is 35.96 acres and is vacant; the third lot (un-numbered) is 6 acres, vacant, and will be merged with adjoining lands of Brown (Tax Map ID 8-2-20.11). No new land use or development is currently proposed.


Lake George Park Commission Notice of Availability for Review

County: Warren

Applicant: Canoe Island Lodge Inc.
3820 Lakeshore Drive
Po Box 144
Diamond Point, NY 12824

Office: Lake George Park Commission (LGPC)
Box 749
Lake George, NY 12845

LPGC Contact: Joe Thouin,

Application Number: 5220-44-17

Application Type: M1 New Major Class A Marina

Location: 3820 Lake Shore Drive in the Town of Bolton, New York.

Comment Period Ends: November 9, 2017

Project Description: The project involves an application for a Class A Marina permit to memorialize existing Tour Boat services provided to overnight guests of Canoe Island Lodge. No material change to existing facility operations is proposed.


Negative Declaration

Clinton County - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Keeseville Waterfront Park will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. NYS OPRHP proposes to fund a project by the Adirondack Architectural Heritage. The project involves creating a new public waterfront park along the Ausable River. The property is partially developed in the form of a large industrial/storage building built in 1954. The project proposes to demolish this existing building, abate the asbestos, and redevelop the site for a park and other related purposes. The project has been identified as a priority project within the community and region because it expands recreational opportunities, "regreens" the waterfront, and helps make the redevelopment of the adjoining historic 1849 Stone Mill possible.

The industrial/storage building is located within Keeseville's National Register historic district and is considered a contributing building. The building is in poor condition, has lost much of its original architectural integrity due to the addition of new siding, and contains more than 35,000 square feet of transite (asbestos) paneling throughout the building (walls, ceiling, and beneath floors). The project is located adjacent to 1745 Main Street, between river and Ausable Street, in the Town of Keesville, New York.

Contact: Steven Engelhart, Adirondack Architectural Heritage, 1745 Main Street, Keeseville, NY 12944, Phone: (518) 834-9328, E-mail: steven@aarch.org.


Clinton County - The Town of Plattsburgh Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed UMS Properties LLC Berm and Clearing Site Plan Modification 2017 will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves a request to construct a 5 foot x 400 foot berm along the west property line with trees and shrubs to provide screening as well as relocating and amending the stormwater management facilities and clearing approximately 3 acres east of the berm for future development. Plans also show conceptual layout of future additional offices, industrial processes, and parking. The project is located at 194 Pleasant Ridge Road in the Town of Plattsburgh, New York.

Contact: Trevor Cole, Town of Plattsburgh, 151 Banker Road, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, Phone: (518) 562-6850, E-mail: trevorc@townofplattsburgh.org.


Essex County - The Town of Essex, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Essex Water Project Improvements and Enhancements at Begg's Park, will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves mandated improvements by New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to the Town of Essex existing drinking water system. The project will involve the renovation and expansion to treatment plant building to accommodate a new treatment process designed for a blended surface and groundwater source supplying drinking water to 170 users; also add public restrooms and building improvements that support recreational use in adjacent Begg's Park which is in the Essex Historic District. Site improvements will provide for enhanced stormwater management and landscape restoration. The project is located at 22 Begg's Point Street in the Town of Essex, New York.

Contact: Edward Gardner, Town of Essex, 2313 Main Street, Essex, NY 12936; Phone: (518) 963-4287, E-mail: ed4essex1@gmail.com.


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