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ENB - Region 5 Notices 7/11/2018

Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

County: Essex

Applicant/Sponsor Name: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Contact Person for this Project: Diego Rivera
Paul C. Rizzo Engineering - New York
580 White Plains Road, Suite 425
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Office: Adirondack Park Agency (APA)
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977

Phone: (518) 891-4050

APA Contact: Patrick S. Connally

Project Title: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

APA Project Number: 2018-0079

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

For Adirondack Park Agency: Comment Period Ends: 07/26/2018

Project Description: The project involves the removal of the Horseshoe Pond Dam involving wetlands. The dam removal will result in the lowering of the water level in Horseshoe Pond from 1,255.5 feet above mean sea level to 1250.5 feet above mean seal level.


Public Notice

Tree Removal for Construction of Newcomb to Minerva Community Connector Trail, Camp Santanoni to Lake Harris Campground.

The action involves a Work Plan Modification for the Santanoni to Lake Harris segment of the Newcomb to Minerva Community Connector Trail, and is in addition to the ENB public notice published July 9, 2014 and October 28, 2015. An additional 78 trees will be cut in order to ensure proper trail alignment and grade. This project is covered in the 2015 Community Connector Trail Plan and can be found on pages 11-13. The trail will be constructed to Class II (community connector) trail standards in accordance with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYS DEC) Management Guidance on "Snowmobile Trail Siting, Construction and Maintenance on Forest Preserve Lands in the Adirondack Park". Tree cutting will be in compliance with Lands and Forests Policy # 91-2 on Cutting, Removal or Destruction of Trees and Other Vegetation on Forest Preserve Lands.

The project is located in the Town of Newcomb in Essex County, New York.

Contact: Robert Ripp, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209, E-mail: robert.ripp@dec.ny.gov.


Negative Declaration

Essex, Franklin, and Hamilton Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Unit Management Plan Amendment for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex
will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the completion of NYS DEC Unit Management Plan (UMP) amendment for the High Peaks Wilderness Complex. The amendment includes a River Area Management Plan, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Opalescent River. Major proposals in the amendment include: establishing hiking and skiing opportunities; proposing regulations and outreach efforts to effectively educate and inform the public about the High Peaks Wilderness; providing access for persons with disabilities to hand carry launches and designated primitive campsites at several locations; enhancing paddling opportunities, including providing a hand carry launch at Henderson Lake and Chapel Pond; and designation of various primitive camping opportunities throughout the tract including roadside, backcountry, and water access.

The draft UMP amendment is posted on the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) website at: https://www.apa.ny.gov/.

The project is located in the Town of Harrietstown in Franklin County; Towns of North Elba, North Hudson, Keene, and Newcomb in Essex County; and the Town of Long Lake in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: Tate Connor, NYS DEC - Region 5 Office, Division of Lands and Forests, P.O. Box 296, Ray Brook, NY 12977, Phone: (518) 897-1291, E-mail: r5.ump@dec.ny.gov


Essex, Hamilton, and Warren Counties- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Unit Management Plan Amendment for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves the completion of NYS DEC Unit Management Plan (UMP) amendment for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest. The amendment includes River Area Management Plans, pursuant to 6 NYCRR section 666.7, for the Hudson River and Opalescent River. Major proposals in the amendment include: establishment of mountain bike, equestrian, hiking and skiing trails; designating routes for public motor vehicle access, including parking; selecting a preferred alternative for the community connection snowmobile trail; maintaining 9.0 miles of Forest Preserve road for motor vehicle access opportunities and 3.4 miles of additional Forest Preserve roads for seasonal access and camping during big game hunting season; providing access for persons with disabilities to hand-carry launches, equestrian facilities, and designated tent sites along several roads; enhancing paddling opportunities, including providing a hand-carry launch on Boreas Ponds, LaBier Flow and along the Hudson River; designation of various primitive camping opportunities throughout the tract including roadside, backcountry, and water access; and maintaining the historic Boreas cabin at the Four Corners and evaluating potential future administrative uses until a final disposition for the structure is determined.

The project is located in the Towns of Minerva, Newcomb, Schroon Lake, and North Hudson in Essex County; Johnsburg and Chester in Warren County, and Indian Lake in Hamilton County, New York.

Contact: Robert Ripp, NYS DEC - Region 5 Warrensburg Sub Office, Division of Lands and Forests, 232 Golf Course Road, Warrensburg, NY 12885, Phone: (518) 623-1209, E-mail: robert.ripp@dec.ny.gov.


Saratoga County - The City of Saratoga Springs Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lake Local Special Use Permit will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action is to expand both a water sports rental shop (up to 2,400 square foot), a restaurant (up to 15,000 square foot), and add a Bed and Breakfast (up to 8,230 square foot) and an Inn (up to 22,500 square foot). The site contains a lake front marina which is permit 95 rental boat slips and 14 custom boat parking spaces for the restaurant.

The project is located 550 Union Avenue in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Matt Brobston, The LA Group, 40 Long Alley, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; Phone: (518) 587-8100, E-mail: mbrobston@thelagroup.com


Saratoga County - The City of Saratoga Springs Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Spencer Subdivision will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves a 22 lot residential cluster subdivision on approximately 12.63 acres. The parcels are located within the SR-2 (Suburban Residential) district. Each lot will be served with municipal water and sewer. Storm water will be managed on site.

The project is located on lands between Kaydeross Park Road and Arrowhead Road in the City of Saratoga Springs, New York.

Contact: Brian Osterhout, The Environmental Design Partnership, 900 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065; Phone: (518) 371-7621, E-mail: bosterhout@edpllp.com


Saratoga County - The Town of Wilton Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Exit 16 Northway Self-Storage will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

The action involves a self-storage facility consisting of one 3 story climate-controlled storage building (67,500 square foot) and 14 single-story unconditioned storage buildings of varying sizes. Total square foot of 117,500 with approximately 1,100 storage units. The location is approximately ¼ mile east of Exit 16 of I-87 (Northway) across the street from Commerce Park Drive. Saratoga County Department of Public Works (DPW) curb-cut permit is required. The future driveway entrance to the self-storage facility will create a 4 way intersection with Commerce Park Drive on Ballard Road. The land is undeveloped and wooded. The site is zoned C-3, light industrial and self-storage is permitted as a special permitted use. There at two storm water management area, a well and septic on-site.

The project is located at 163 Ballard Road in the Town of Wilton, New York.

Contact: Lucy Harlow, Town of Wilton, 22 Traver Road, Gansevoort, NY 12831; Phone: (518) 587-1939 ext. 211, Fax: (518) 587-2837, E-mail: lharlow@townofwilton.com


Saratoga County - The Town of Moreau Town Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Creation of Extension Number 5 to Sewer District Number 1 and the Construction of Sewer Infrastructure will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.

This project involves the establishment of a sewer district extension with the installation of approximately 31,000 linear feet of gravity sewers, 27,400 linear feet of forcemain raging in size from 6 to 10 inches and 6 sanitary sewer lift stations. The lift stations will utilize the proposed forcemain to connect with the existing 8 inch forcemain that was constructed for the Moreau Industrial Park. The Industrial Park forcemain transports the sewerage to the City of Glens Falls for treatment. The Town has an existing intermunicipal agreement that allows the Town to purchase treatment capacity from the City. The proposed extension encompasses 86 parcels. The preliminary opinion of probable cost is $16,000,000, with the plan of financing including the issuance of $16,000,000 in serial bonds from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation maturing in annual installments over a period not exceeding thirty years. The annual debt service cost to the property owner is based upon a benefit basis and will be spread across the properties within Extension No. 5 on both an ad valorem basis and a parcel area basis such that the tax rate shall equal $17.64/$1,000 on the ad valorem rate and that the parcel area rate shall equal $194.55/$1,000 for the first year after District formation.

The project is located on Route 9, Northway Exit 17 to 1,500 feet south of Butler Road and a portion of Bluebird Road in the Town of Moreau, New York.

Contact: Theodore Kusnierz, Town of Moreau, 351 Reynolds Road, Moreau, NY 12828; Phone: (518) 792-1802, Fax: (518) 792-4615, E-mail: moreausuper@townofmoreau.org


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