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Adirondack Park Agency Completed Applications

Applicant: Timothy C. Collins and Bay Pond Condominium
c/o Vincent McClelland
The LA Group
Box 791
Keene Valley, NY 12943

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

Contact: John L. Quinn

Project Number: 2006-316

Project Title: Timothy C. Collins and Bay Pond Condominium

Location: south side of Bay Pond in the Town of Santa Clara

Comment Period Ends: January 11, 2007

Project Description: The action involves a material change to previous Agency permits and to allow construction of an 11,000-square foot building to house a pool, squash court, one-half court basketball court, spa, sauna, restrooms, shower and a deck for private, non-commercial use by the landowner and his guests. The building will be constructed on a 13.08 acre parcel of land (created by subdivision approved by Permit 84-262A) which is now improved by a previously approved single family dwelling, guest cottage and garage (Permits 98-240RA and 98-240B).

Applicant: Preserve Associates, LLC, Tupper Lake Boat Club LLC, Big Tupper, LLC

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: 2005-100

Project Title: The Adirondack Club and Resort

Location: Town of Tupper Lake, Franklin County

Comment Period Ends: January 19, 2007

Project Description: The project is a large scale project, known as Adirondack Club and Resort, to be undertaken in phases over ten years. The project site is about 6,400 acres of property in the Town of Tupper Lake, Franklin County. It includes lands of the former Big Tupper Ski Area (500 acres), the surrounding Oval Wood Dish landholdings (5,900 acres) and the former McDonald's Marina (1 acre). ). Most of the site is located east of NYS Route 30, except for the marina and two other small parcels that are located west of Route 30. The site includes about 1,800 feet of frontage on Simon Pond and about 235 feet on Big Tupper Lake at the marina. The applicant proposes to develop a planned resort development with a ski center, marina, shooting school, 60 unit inn, 675 single family and multiple family residential dwelling units, and 24 great camp lots. The project will be serviced by the Village of Tupper Lake municipal water system and two on-site wastewater treatment plants. The Village municipal electric system will provide power to the site and the roads servicing the site will become Town roads. Funding for the infrastructure (i.e., water, wastewater, electric and roads) is proposed to be financed by bonds issued by the Franklin County Industrial Development Agency. A payment-in-lieu of taxes (PILOT) arrangement with local taxing jurisdictions has been proposed.

Phase I, to be undertaken in project years 1, 2 and 3, includes water, sewer, electric and road infrastructure components including the West Access Road, the By-Pass Road, two wastewater treatment plants, water supply infrastructure and new utility lines. Phase I will also involve major improvements to the Big Tupper Ski Area including new lifts, improved snowmaking and a new base lodge complex. Phase I also includes a new marina and the Orvis Shooting School (i.e., lodge and sporting clays course). Phase I residential development will include the West Slope-side Residential development (75 buildings, 169 units), all but two of the Great Camp lots, two single family dwellings in the Sugarloaf North Development and the main portion of the Simon Pond View Subdivision (25 single family dwellings).

Phase II, to be undertaken in project years 4, 5 and 6, will include continued installation of road, water, sewer and utility line infrastructure, the rest of the Simon Pond View Subdivision (19 single family dwellings), one of the two remaining great camp lots, the East Ridge subdivision (36 single family dwellings), the West Face Expansion development (66 buildings, 126 units), the 60 room West Face Inn and continued improvements to the ski center. The West Face Expansion Development includes a new ski lift and trails to service that development and the East Ridge Subdivision will include a new ski trail from that subdivision.

Phase III, to be undertaken in project years 7 and 8, includes the Cranberry Village (31 buildings, 124 units) and East Village (17 buildings, 68 units) developments, as well as the infrastructure associated with those two developments. Phase IV, to be undertaken in project years 9 and 10, includes the Tupper Lake View North (25 single family dwellings) and Tupper Lake View South (18 single family dwellings) subdivisions and the main portion of the Sugarloaf North (19 buildings, 31 units) and the Sugarloaf East (8 buildings, 32 units) developments, as well as the last great camp lot. Other amenities to be included with the project will be hiking and cross country ski trails and trail heads, and two car top canoe launches, one on the South Bay of Simon Pond and the other on the Raquette River.

The Agency is reviewing the application and project at this time, and must decide within 60 days whether or not to hold an adjudicatory public hearing on the project. Pursuant to Agency regulations, the Board's decision to hold an adjudicatory hearing is based on criteria found in Part 580.2(a) of the Agency's Rules and Regulations. Any person, organization or public agency having an interest in the project may contact the Agency for additional information and may comment in writing. Written comments should address the question of why an adjudicatory public hearing should or should not be held. Any such comments should be received by the Agency at its headquarters in Ray Brook, New York by Friday, January 19, 2007.

The Agency Board directed the applicant's consultant to present the technical aspects of the project application to the Agency's Regulatory Programs Committee on Wednesday January 10, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, followed by a public comment session (legislative hearing) in the evening starting at 6:00 pm. The committee meeting, which is open to the public, and the public comment session will be held at the Harrietstown Town Hall in the Village of Saranac Lake. Oral statements will be limited to three minutes each and written statements are encouraged. Comments previously submitted are part of the project file and need not be repeated.

Negative Declaration

Fulton County - Fulton County, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Fulton County Landfill Utilities Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves Installation of leachate and sanitary sewage pump stations, approximately 4 miles of parallel sanitary and leachate force main piping along the newly acquired Fulton County property (formerly property of Page), Woolrich Road, NYS Route 67 and Union Avenue in the Town of Johnstown, and flow control facilities at the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility (GJJWTF) for discharge of sanitary sewage and leachate into GJJWTF. Additionally, installation of approximately 4,200 feet of parallel water main along the newly acquired Fulton County property, connection to the City of Johnstown water transmission line at the intersection of NYS Route 67 and Fulton County Route 116, prepackaged water booster pump station, elevated water storage tank and landfill water distribution mains.

The original alignment of the water, sewer and leachate lines from the landfill to NYS Route 67 was planned to go along an existing Niagara Mohawk power transmission line easement. The County purchased a parcel of land contiguous to the landfill and Woolrich Road, a dead-end Town road which outlets to NYS Route 67. It is proposed to reroute the utility lines through this recently-purchased land parcel. All environmental impacts were assessed along this revised alignment, and the Environmental Assessment Form has been revised to reflect this change.

Contact: Mr. Jeffrey Bouchard, Fulton County Department of Solid Waste, P.O. Box 28, 847 Mud Road, Johnstown, NY 12095, phone: (518) 736-5501.