Monday, March 11, 2019

Hammond Pond Wild Forest Changes Highlight APA Agenda

APA Building in Ray Brook NYThe Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday, March 14th and Friday March 15th, 2019. Thursday’s meeting will begin at 1 pm and Friday’s session will commence at 9:30 am.

The meeting will feature a presentation on final draft of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan and consideration of a public comment period regarding conformance of the plan to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan. Also a presentation on road salt reduction initiatives around Lake George is on the agenda, and more.

What follows is the agenda issued by the APA:

On Thursday at 1 pm, the Full Agency will convene for Executive Director Terry Martino’s 2018 Annual Report.

At 1:45 pm, the Regulatory Programs Committee will consider approval for a third renewal for a permit for the construction of a single-family dwelling in the Town of Broadalbin, Fulton County.

At 2:30 pm, the State Land Committee will come to order to hear a presentation from Department of Environmental Conservation staff on the final draft of the Hammond Pond Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. The Board will then consider authorizing a public comment period regarding conformance of the plan to the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

At 3:30 pm, Park Ecology Committee will hear an informational presentation from Chris Navitsky, the Lake George Waterkeeper, regarding road salt reduction initiatives around Lake George.

On Friday morning at 9:30 am, the Economic Affairs Committee will host a presentation from the Tupper Lake based local business – Birch Boys Chaga. Garrett Kopp and Loretta Buerkle will brief the Board on the company’s business strategy, sustainability plan and highlight the local sources used in the production of their products.

At 10:30 am, the Full Agency will convene to take any necessary actions and hear member and Local Government Review Board comment.

Meeting materials are available for download from the APA’s website. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Provide any requests for specific accommodations to Keith P. McKeever at (518) 891-4050. The April Agency Meeting is scheduled for April 18-19, 2019, at the Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook.

Photo: Adirondack Park Agency (APA) Building in Ray Brook.

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