Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Corrections on Saranac Lake Marina Commentary

The Adirondack Almanack has removed the commentary by Tom Jorling “Weighing in on Saranac Lake Marina plans” because it contained inaccuracies brought to our attention by representatives of the Marina. For the record, Mr. Jorling’s comments are filed publicly with the Adirondack Park Agency. We regret the inclusion of incorrect and outdated information on the Almanack.

From a spreadsheet of facts provided by Matt Norfolk of Norfolk Law, Lake Placid, representing Saranac Lake Marina:

  • The total application is 64,051 square feet of covered floating docks; variance request is 36,368 square feet.
  • The structures are floating, 5” diameter pipes are placed into the lake bottom to secure them in place.
  • Boat slips proposed are 10.5’ wide: two boats share the 22’ wide space.
  • .25 acres (net) will be impacted at the annex marina.
  • LS Marina has support from some neighbors in Crescent Bay.
  • Docks sstem is floating. 5” diameter pipes are used to hold in place. Typically, 7 are used per dock.
  • There are 292 boat slips in total (11’ wide)

The public comment period for the Saranac Lake Marina project continues through Thursday, Aug. 27 on the APA website. (Photo by Mike Lynch/Adirondack Explorer)

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

2 Responses

  1. Walker says:

    Just to clarify your statement above, Melissa: “Mr. Jorling’s comments are filed publicly with the Adirondack Park.” This may be technically true, but not practically. They must be requested by filing a Freedom Of Information Law Request (FOIL) with the APA. The APA takes a minimum of two days to respond; then the electronic file takes a minimum of two hours to download, if the average person’s computer is able to download a file that large. So the concept of “publicly available” is relative.