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PRELIMINARY AGENDA

NEW YORK STATE ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY

OCTOBER 10-11, 2002

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 0, 2002

 

Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters

Ray Brook, New York

 

FOR FULL AGENCY (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) Large Conference Room

 

(1)  Call to Order

 

(2)  Pledge of Allegiance

 

(3)  Introduction of Guests (R. Lefebvre)

 

(4)  Public Comment (R. Lefebvre)

 

(5)  Approval of September Draft Minutes

 

(6)  Executive Director’s Report (D. Fitts)

 

(7)  Recusals

 

(8)  Appeal of Enforcement Case E90-98 (Longtemps) (P. Van Cott)

 

(9)  Appeal of Enforcement Case E2001-111 (Monda) (P. Van Cott)

 

(10) Motion to Convene in Committees

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS (10:00 AM – NOON)

 

Regulatory Programs – Large Conference Room

 

Regulatory Programs Committee

 

(1)  Approval of Draft Committee Minutes for September

 

(2)  Director of Regulatory Programs Report (M. Sengenberger)

 

(3)  Update on Adirondack Northway Motorist Aid Call Box Replacement Project (M. Sengenberger)


(4)  New Projects

 

     2002-211           Village of Lake George

     (G. Outcalt)       Warren:  Lake George (village)

                        Hamlet

 

                        810(1)(a)(4)

                        60-Day Clock: 11/12/02

                        90-Day Clock: 12/12/02

 

                        Construction of steel water tank

 

                        Staff Recommendation: Approve with

                        conditions

 

2001-200           Christopher M. Penney

(T. Saehrig)       Washington: Fort Ann

                   Moderate Intensity Use

 

                   810(1)(b)(4)

                   60-Day Clock: 10/15/02

                   90-Day Clock: 11/11/02

 

                    New commercial use (self-storage business)

 

                   Staff Recommendation: Approve with

                   conditions

 

     2002-201           The Nature Conservancy

     (G. Outcalt)       Hamilton: Long Lake

                        St. Lawrence: Piercefield

                        Resource Management

 

                        810(1)(e)(1)(b) and (3)

                        9 NYCRR Part 578

                        60-Day Clock: 10/15/02

                        90-Day Clock: 11/14/02

 

                        3-lot subdivision

 

Staff Recommendation: Approve with conditions.


 (5) Presentation

 

     2002-180           Fort William Henry Corp.

     (J. Quinn)         Warren: Lake George

                        Hamlet

 

                        810(1)(a)(3) and (4)

                        60-Day Clock:

                        90-Day Clock:

 

                        97-unit hotel 68 ft. in height

 

Staff will make a presentation regarding this project. With board concurrence and assuming no issues are raised by the Agency or public comments which identify significant adverse impacts not addressed by the project application, the Deputy Director of Regulatory Programs intends to make the permit decision after the close of the public comment period which expires on October 17, 2002.

 

(6)  Old Business

 

(7)  New Business

 

LUNCH (NOON - 1:00 PM)

 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS (1:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

 

Planning/State Land – Large Conference Room

 

Park Policy and Planning Committee

 

(1)  Approval of Draft Committee Minutes for June

 

(2)  Planning Division Report (J. Connolly/E. Hood)

 

(3)  Map Amendment 2002-6 (Shearer – Town of Ephratah)

 

Request for approval of the DSEIS and authority to the Executive Director to prepare and issue the FSEIS for this matter.

 

(4)  Old Business

 

(5)  New Business


COMMITTEE MEETINGS (1:30 PM - 2:45 PM)

 

Legal/Enforcement – Large Conference Room

 

Enforcement Committee

 

(1)  Approval of Draft Committee Minutes for September

 

(2)  Associate Counsel’s Report (B. Rottier)

 

(3)  Update on Enforcement Public Hearings (J. Banta/P. VanCott)

 

(4)  Local Government Review Board Advice in Committee Meetings

     (J. Banta)

 

(5)  Enforcement Cases

 

     E99-217                  Frank Rudolph

     (E. Snizek/P. Van Cott)  Herkimer: Webb

                              Moderate Intensity Use

 

Greater-than-25% expansion of Stillwater Shop

 

     E2001-14                 Steve and Lisa Brousseau

     (M. Hannon/M. Goroski)   Clinton: Saranac

                              Rural Use

 

New commercial use without Agency approval

 

(6)  Old Business

 

(7)  New Business

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (2:45 PM – 3:30 PM) Small Conference Room

 

Deliberation on Appeal of Enforcement Cases E90-098 (Longtemps) and E2001-111 (Monda)

 

COMMITTEE MEETING (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

 

Local/Economic – US Olympic Training Center, Lake Placid

 

Note: The Agency will gather briefly in

the LCR to organize for the visit to the OTC and

to cover the other business of the Committee

as listed on the agenda.

 


Economic Affairs Committee

 

(1)  Approval of Draft Committee Minutes for August

 

(2)  Special Assistant for Economic Affairs Report (S. Erman)

 

(3)  Old Business

 

(4)  New Business

 

(5)  Presentation and Tour: US Olympic Training Center

 

     •      USOTC staff will discuss the role of the Olympic Training Center in preparing American athletes for Olympic competition. Part of the presentation will also focus on the impact of the Center and its operations to the North Country economy. The presentation will be followed by a tour of the facility.

 

• Presentation of Certificate of Appreciation to

  Jack Favro, Manager, USOTC (R. Lefebvre)

 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2002

 

Visitor Interpretive Center

Paul Smiths, New York

 

COMMITTEE MEETING (8:30 AM – 10:00 AM)

 

Ecology/Interpretive – VIC Great Room

 

(Members are encouraged to wear comfortable

clothing and footwear.)

 

Interpretive Programs Committee

 

(1)  Approval of Draft Committee Minutes for July

 

(2)  Introduction of Milt Adams, Environmental Educator

     (R. Lefebvre)

 

(3)  General Discussion and Overview of Fall (July-October) Programs and Intro to Winter (November-March) Programs

     (M. Brennan)

 

(4)  Ongoing Outreach Initiatives (A. Flynn)

 

(5)  Interpretive Programs Division Plan (M. Brennan)

 

Staff will discuss the Interpretive Programs Division Vision Statement and detail plans for its completion. Staff will also discuss the Interpretive Programs Division’s development of program goals.

 

(6)  Old Business

 

(7)  New Business

 

FOR FULL AGENCY (10:00 AM)

 

1.   Grand Opening of the New Wetland Exhibit

     (R. Lefebvre/C. McCann)

 

Colleen Hickey and Julie Silverman, Lake Champlain Science Center (LCSC), will join the Agency in this event. The LCSC had a lot to do with helping the Agency secure this exhibit and are partners in a number of other environmental education initiatives.


2. Dedication of the Frank M. Hutchins Wildflower Garden

     (R. Lefebvre)

 

 

The Agency will recess for socializing followed by an informal tour of improvements at the Paul Smiths VIC.

 

 

 


FOR FULL AGENCY (10:30 AM) VIC Great Room

 

(1)  Call to Order

 

(2)  Pledge of Allegiance

 

(3)  Introduction of Guests (R. Lefebvre)

 

(4)  Public Comment (R. Lefebvre)

 

(5)  Recusals

 

(6)  Public Use Data Strategy (Dr. Chad Dawson, College of Environmental Science and Forestry)

 

     This is a general discussion which will also include elements to be included in the Bog River Complex Unit Management Plan review.

 

(7)  Interim Reports

 

     Park Ecology Committee

     Administration Committee

     State Land Committee

     Legal Affairs Committee

     Local Government Services Committee

 

(8)  Committee Reports

 

     Regulatory Programs Committee

     Park Policy and Planning Committee

     Economic Affairs Committee

     Enforcement Committee

     Interpretive Programs Committee

 

(9)  Wall of Pride

 

(10) Old Business

 

(11) New Business

 

(12) Member Comment

 

(13) Local Government Review Board Comment (J. Rota)

 

(14) Public Comment

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

APA/API LUNCHEON (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM) VIC Great Room

 

The Agency has invited the members and staff of the Adirondack Park Institute to join them in an informal luncheon.

 

NOVEMBER AGENCY MEETING – November 14-15, 2002, Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters, Ray Brook, NY


 

ADIRONDACK PARK AGENCY

AGENCY MEMBER COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

 

                            

 

                                                         

Regulatory Programs

Richard Lefebvre, Co-Chair

Katherine Roberts, Co-Chair

James Frenette

William Kissel

DOS

 

 

      Legal/Enforcement                    Planning/State Land

     Cecil Wray, Co-Chair                James Frenette, Co-Chair

   James Townsend, Co-Chair             William Kissel, Co-Chair

        Frank Mezzano                      Katherine Roberts

         Deanne Rehm                               DEC

                                                 DOS

 

                                                                  

Ecology/Interpretive Programs                Local/Economic

 Katherine Roberts, Co-Chair           Frank Mezzano, Co-Chair

  James Frenette, Co-Chair             James Townsend, Co-Chair

        Cecil Wray                           William Kissel

            DEC                               Deanne Rehm

                                                  DED

                                                  DOS

 

 

Administration

William Kissel, Co-Chair

Richard Lefebvre, Co-Chair

Frank Mezzano

Deanne Rehm

Katherine Roberts

DED