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Imperial Acres approved after drainage questions

Imperial Acres approved after drainage questions

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QUEENSBURY — A drainage pond will be placed near an existing home to give a developer room to build more houses.

Imperial Acres, off Moon Hill Road, received unanimous approval from the Planning Board last week.

The new subdivision will have seven houses.

Neighbor Jeff Grenier objected to the plan, particularly the drainage pond and entrance road to the new subdivision.

“It basically makes my property a corner lot,” he said.

He wanted the pond built on the other side of the entrance road.

An engineer for the project noted that the land in question is the natural drainage area.

Moving the proposed pond to the other side of the road would cut into one of the subdivision’s housing lots. Each lot must be 3 acres, but one would not be large enough because of the drainage.

It would also require more clear-cutting.

Planning Board members agreed the engineers had presented the best possible solution.

More trees will be planted near Grenier’s property to shield him from the pond, and the town engineer will review the plans to make sure no drainage water encroaches on his land.

You can reach Kathleen Moore at 742-3247 or kmoore@poststar.com. Follow her on Twitter @ByKathleenMoore or at her blog on www.poststar.com.

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