Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Rail Trail, Camp Santanoni, Snowmobile Trails At APA Thursday

APA Seeks Comments On Camp SantanoniThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Among the issues set to be addressed by the Agency Board are changes at Historic Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb, new development for snowmobiles in the Black River Wild Forest; and the legality under the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan of tearing up a portion of the railroad on the Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor.

At 10:15 a.m., the State Land Committee will convene to deliberate the adoption of a resolution for Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for the Santanoni Historic Area Unit Management Plan (UMP).  Camp Santanoni is located north of the Town of Newcomb in Essex County.  It is the only Adirondack Great Camp entirely in public ownership and stewardship.

The committee will then hear an informational presentation from Department of Environmental Conservation staff on a proposed amendment to the Black River Wild Forest UMP.  The Black River Wild Forest is located in the Towns of Ohio and Webb in Herkimer County, the Town of Forestport in Oneida County, the Town of Lyonsdale in Lewis County and the Town of Morehouse in Hamilton County. The unit contains approximately 121,506 acres.

At 1:00 p.m., the State Land Committee will reconvene to deliberate the adoption of a resolution for Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance for the Remsen to Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan amendment.  The rails would be retained within the Corridor from Remsen to Tupper Lake (Segment 1) and the rails would be removed within the Corridor from Tupper Lake to Lake Placid (Segment 2).

At 2:00 p.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will assemble to consider approval for the second renewal of a permit to build a single-family dwelling in a designated recreational rivers area along the Sacanadaga River.  The project is located in the town of Wells, Hamilton County.

At 2:45 p.m., the Legal Affairs Committee will come to order for a presentation from staff on proposed revisions to Agency’s Freedom of Information Law regulations. The committee is expected to review public outreach and discuss initiating the rule making process for a consensus rule.

At 3:45 p.m., the Full Agency will come to order for committee reports, Local Government Review Board, public and member comment.

The meeting will be webcasts at apa.ny.gov; the meeting materials are available for download from the Agency’s website.

The March Agency Meeting is scheduled for March 10-11, 2016 at the Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook, New York.


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3 Responses

  1. Boreas says:

    Looks like they are going to devote an hour to the rail/trail issue.

  2. Joe Smith says:

    Hopefully it is a done deal, looking forward to a great bike trail.

  3. M.P. Heller says:

    Anyone know what the substance of the changes to their Freedom of Information rules will be?

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