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For Immediate Release: September 08, 2017

Contact:
Keith P. McKeever | keith.mckeever@apa.ny.gov 
Public Information Officer | Adirondack Park Agency | Press Office | (518) 891-4050



September 2017 APA Board Meeting Agenda

RAY BROOK, NY - The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook, NY on Thursday, September 14th, 2017. The September meeting will begin in the afternoon and include a field trip to Lyme Timber Companys Colton-Piercefield tract in the town of Piercefield, St. Lawrence County. The field trip is open to the public.

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

The Full Agency will come to order Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs Richard Weber will brief the Board on the Agencys exercise of delegated authority in regards to the Town of Essexs proposed variance for their municipal water system.

At 1:00 p.m., the Full Agency will hear an informational presentation from the New York State Department of Transportation on the Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan. The Board will take no action on the plan at this time.

At 2:00 p.m., the Agency will host a tour with Lyme Timber Company representatives Sean Ross (Director of Forestry Operations), Eric Ross (General Manager of Adirondack Operations) and Susan Scofield (Forester), of a recently harvested site. Agency Permit 2015-28, issued 4/23/15, authorized timber harvesting on 549 acres of Lyme's 16,159 acre Colton-Piercefield Tract in the Town of Piercefield. A variety of silvicultural treatments were employed on the site, including overstory removal, thinning, clearcut, shelterwood establishment and seed tree establishment. The tour will take place at the harvest site.

The tour is open to the public. Anyone interested in participating will be responsible for their own transportation. To review Lyme Permit please goto -https://www.apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2017/09/fullAgency.htm

Directions: Starting at the Save-A-Lot grocery store on Route 3 in Tupper Lake (next to the Oval Wood Dish Plant with the tall smokestack), proceed west on Route 3 for exactly 10 miles. The access road to the project site is on the right hand side, just before the entrance to a Town of Tupper Lake sand and gravel pit.

Meeting materials are available for download from the APA's website at: http://www.apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2017/09/index.htm

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please provide any requests for specific accommodations to Keith P. McKeever at 518-891-4050.

The October Agency Meeting is scheduled for October 12-13, 2017 at the Adirondack Park Agency Headquarters in Ray Brook, New York.

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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