RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will host its monthly meeting on Thursday and Friday this week at agency headquarters in Ray Brook, and on the agenda are two small projects as well as several state Department of Environmental Conservation plans.
The full agency board will convene at 9 a.m. Thursday. At 9:30 a.m. the Regulatory Programs Committee will decide on a variance for a single-family dwelling on Loon Lake, near Vermontville. The committee will then consider a new excavation business in Fort Ann.
The Fort Ann project involves a new excavation contracting business and includes construction of a 6,000-square-foot building with on-site wastewater treatment system and well-water supply, use of an existing storage building, storage of construction equipment and materials, and site improvements for stormwater management, noise control and appearance.
At 11:15 a.m., the Land Committee will consider State Land Master Plan conformance for the DEC’s generic campground unit management plan, as well as amendments to the Eagle Point and Brown Tract Pond public campgrounds.
After lunch, the Land Committee will vote on a DEC amendment to the Grass River Wild Forest unit management plan, and will then hear presentations from DEC staff on the Blue Ridge Wilderness and Hammond Pond Wild Forest plans.
The Grass River Wild Forest is located in several towns in St. Lawrence County, and the DEC has proposed construction of more than a half-dozen hiking and snowmobile trails as well as a bicycling trail in the roughly 54,000-acre forest.
To round out the first day, DEC staff will begin a presentation at 2:15 p.m. on conservation easements.
On Friday morning at 9:30 a.m., the Park Policy and Planning Committee will consider approving changes to private lands in Westport and will then vote on creating a public comment period for proposed updates to the agency’s Renewable Energy Production, Supply and Conservation Policy.
The full APA board will then convene for votes and comments.