Boreas Pond Compromise Proposed – Snowmobile Trail Included

The Adirondack Park Agency has announced that they will take up the classification of the Boreas Pond Tract of state land at their next board meeting scheduled for February 1, 2018.   The preferred classification allows for snowmobile use of the entire Gulf Brook Rd which will be connected to other Class II trails into Newcomb, Minerva and North Hudson.   While we are disappointed that snowmobiles will not be permitted at the dam or to travel around the pond, we are please that the preferred classification allows for all of the Gulf Brook Road to become a trail.  You can watch the APA board meeting next week through their streaming connection.

For Immediate Release:  01/25/18   

Contact: Keith P. McKeever |

Adirondack Park Agency | Press Office | (518) 891-4050

 

 

February 2018 APA Board Meeting Agenda

2016-2017 State Land Classification Package on Agenda for Action

 

RAY BROOK, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday February 1 and Friday 2, 2018 beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

Please use http://www.apa.ny.gov and click Live and Archived webcast from the News and Activities list to watch the meeting.

On Thursday at 9:00 a.m., the Full Agency will convene for Executive Director Terry Martino’s monthly report.

At 9:30 a.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will consider approval for phase 2 of NYSEG’s proposal to rebuild a portion of an existing 46kV transmission line in the Town of Saranac, Clinton County.  NYSEG requests approval to replace existing 46-foot tall poles with 65-foot tall poles. 

At 10:30 a.m., the State Land Committee will convene to consider the 2016/17 State Land Classification Package.  Agency staff will begin with an overview of the required process and review criteria including State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) requirements and Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) requirements. 

Staff will then brief the committee on the Park-wide recommendations for thirty-two State land classifications, eleven reclassifications and fifty-six technical map corrections.  The committee will then be asked to recommend a resolution to the Agency Board determining that these actions meet SEQRA and APSLMP requirements. 

At 1:00 p.m., the State Land Committee will reconvene to begin deliberation on the 20,543 acre Boreas Ponds Tract.  Staff will detail the physical, biological and intangible considerations.  Retained property rights and existing facilities, structures and improvements will be explained.  Public comment will be summarized.  Staff will then present the classification alternatives considered for the Boreas Ponds Tract, including the Preferred Alternative, and will provide the committee with a comparative analysis of those alternatives.

                 

On Friday morning at 9:30 a.m., the State Land Committee will come to order to further deliberate the Boreas Ponds Tract classification proposal.  The committee will then be asked to recommend a resolution to the Agency Board determining that the proposed classification of the Boreas Ponds Tract meets SEQRA and APSLMP requirements.

At 10:30 a.m., the Full Agency will convene to vote on a resolution for the Boreas Ponds Tract.  The Board will also consider an additional resolution for the 2016/17 State Land Classification Package.  In addition, the Agency will take any other necessary actions and hear member and Local Government Review Board comment.      

To review the meeting materials, including the State Land Classification Package, please download from the APA website at: https://www.apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2018/02/index.htm

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please contact Keith McKeever for any specific requests for accommodations.

The March Agency Meeting is scheduled for March 8-9, 2018.

 

The mission of the Adirondack Park Agency is to protect the public and private resources of the Adirondack Park through the exercise of the powers and duties of the Agency as provided by law.

 

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Keith P. McKeever

Public Information Officer

 

NYS Adirondack Park Agency

PO Box 99

1133 NYS Route 86

Ray Brook, NY  12977

 

Office (518) 891-4050 | BB: (518) 354-9698 |

www.apa.ny.gov

 

 

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