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Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Saratoga County

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050, ext. 207

Contact: George Outcalt, Jr.

Project Number: 2006-220

Project Title: Saratoga County Emergency Services Radio Communication System

Location: Towns of Corinth, Day, Edinburg & Hadley, Saratoga County and Lake Luzerne Warren County

Comment Period Ends: November 8, 2006

Project Description: The project is that portion of a new county-wide emergency radio communications system in the Adirondack Park. The new system will involve six sites within the Park and two sites outside of the Park to provide emergency radio communications to that portion of the County inside the Park. The two sites outside of the Park are Providence and Mount McGregor. Providence, Mount McGregor and Spruce Mountain will also provide County emergency radio communications to areas outside of the Park. The six sites in the Park are the Corinth School Site, the Lake Luzerne Water Tank Site, the Conklingville Site, the Lakeview Site, the Spruce Mountain Site and the Fraker Mountain Site.

Two sites, the Corinth School and Spruce Mountain will utilize existing structures. Two half parabolic microwave dishes will be attached to a chimney at the Corinth High School. An existing 140 ft. tall triangular lattice tower owned by the County will be replaced with a new slightly wider lattice work tower of the same height at Spruce Mountain and will have one new microwave dish. The County may also decide to not replace their 140 foot lattice tower and instead relocate their antennas and microwave dishes to a nearby existing 180' guyed tower owned by National Grid. In that case, the 140 foot tower would be removed and not replaced.

The County proposes new towers at the other four sites. A new 110 ft. monopole with 6 whip antennas, a half parabolic microwave dish and a lightening rod extending to a maximum height of 125.5 feet is proposed for the Lake Luzerne Site. A new 109 ft. monopole with two whip antennas, a half parabolic microwave dish and a lightening rod extending to a maximum height of 124.5 feet is proposed for the Conklingville Site. A new 94 ft. monopole with two whip antennas, a half parabolic microwave dish and a lightening road extending to a maximum height of 109.5 feet is proposed for the Lakeview site. A new 81 ft. monopole with 6 whip antennas, two half parabolic microwave dishes and a lightening rod extending to a maximum height of 106 feet is proposed for the Fraker Mountain Site.

The proposed emergency communications system will use an 800MHz radio system projected to cover 95% of the County's population within the Park 95% of the time and a High Band VHF radio system to cover the remaining less populated portions of the County within the Park. A 960MHz microwave system will be used to link the radio coverage in the Park with the rest of the system outside of the Park. Minor wetlands impacts will occur along the access road to the Fraker Mt. site.


Applicant: John E. and Mary Jo Hutchison Jr.

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050, ext. 207

Contact: Suzanne B. McSherry

Project Number: 2004-31

Project Title: John E. and Mary Jo Hutchison Jr.

Location: Rock Street and Union Falls Pond, Town of Franklin, Franklin County

Comment Period Ends: November 2, 2006

Project Description: The action involves a 21-lot subdivision of 299 acres involving wetlands and having 10,500 feet of shoreline on Union Falls Pond, an impounded portion of the Saranac River, a designated Recreational river under the NYS Wild, Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act. Building lots range in size from 3.11 to 20.1 acres. One lot consisting of 136.6 acres is designated as an open space preserve to be held in common by the homeowner's association. Covenants and provisions of the homeowner's association will limit each building lot to one single family dwelling and one guest cottage having a combined maximum of 5 bedrooms and total building footprint of maximum 5,000 square feet. Two of these lots will have similar, but slightly different restrictions on square footage. Further, any guest cottage shall be no larger than 1000 square feet in size and shall contain no more than one bedroom. Boathouses are prohibited.

One dock four feet wide or less will provide water access to each of the building lots. One of those docks involves wetlands. The dwellings and guest cottages will be served by new individual on-site well water supplies and conventional (in-ground or shallow absorption trench) wastewater treatment systems. Access to the building sites will be served by five individual and shared driveways entering Rock Street, a paved public highway.

All existing structures, including 11 cabins, which are located within 150 feet of the mean high water mark of Union Falls Pond will be removed from the property and cleared areas will be revegetated.


Applicant: Town of St. Armand

Office: Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99, Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Phone: (518) 8914050, ext. 207

Contact: Michael P. Hannon

Project Number: 2006-236

Project Title: Town of St. Armand

Location: 2 miles north east of the Hamlet of Bloomingdale on the west side of Moose Pond Road, Town of St. Armand, Essex County

Comment Period Ends: November 9, 2006

Project Description: The project is the removal of twelve trees within 100 feet of the Saranac River. The trees to be removed are a posing a threat to the existing development on the lot.


Negative Declaration

Saratoga County - The Saratoga Springs Planning Board, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Norstar Condominiums will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the demolition of a vacant college residence hall and the construction of two new residential buildings that will contain up to 18 condominium units. The project involves area variances from the Zoning Board of Appeals, site plan review approval from the Planning Board and historic review approval from the Design Review Commission. The project is located at 46 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, NY.

Contact: Geoff Bornemann, Saratoga Springs Planning Board, City Hall, Room 10, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, phone: (518) 587-3550, ext. 517.


Saratoga County - The Saratoga Springs ZBA, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Area and Use Variance for Home of the Good Shepard property - 45 Greenfield Avenue will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Area and Use Variance to convert the property into a 9-unit condominium. The use variance is an "unlisted action"; however, since the property is located within a National Register District, this action becomes a Type 1 action. The project is located at 45 Greenfield Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Contact: Anthony Tozzi, Saratoga Springs ZBA, City Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, phone: (518) 587-3550.


Notice Of Acceptance Of Draft EIS And Public Hearing

Fulton, Hamilton and Herkimer Counties - The New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, as lead agency, has accepted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Completion of the Draft Unit Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and Notice of Public Meeting on the Ferris Lake Wild Forest. A public hearing on the Draft EIS will be held on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Caroga Lake Town Hall in Caroga Lake, New York. Public comments will be accepted by the contact person until November 24, 2006. The action involves a public meeting on the draft Unit Management Plan/EIS for the Ferris Lake Wild Forest. Proposed management actions include: improving trail information and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, including the development of accessible camping sites and two canoe access sites; designating and improving approximately 8.8 miles of existing unmarked foot trail and the development of approximately 7.0 miles of new trail; closing approximately 16.7 miles of snowmobile trail and maintaining the remaining trails and bridges in compliance with DEC standards and policies, the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP), and the 2003 DEC/APA Memorandum of Understanding; posting a number of roads against motor vehicle use, posting open roads for continued motor vehicle use, and temporarily closing one road to public motor vehicle use until it is rehabilitated; recommending reclassification of the West Lake Boat Launch to an Intensive Use Area; enacting special regulations to manage public use at Stewart Landing, such as parking, camping, swimming and trailered boat launching restrictions; and establishing and maintaining several quality fisheries. The project is located in the Towns of Stratford, Caroga, Oppenheim, Ephratah, Morehouse, Arietta, Salisbury and Ohio.

Contact: Eric J. Kasza, New York State Department Of Environmental Conservation, P.O. Box 89, 225 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY 13350, phone: (315) 866-6330.