Express News Staff
INDIAN LAKE - Make that plural. The Indian Lake Planning Board approved a new business when it met Wednesday, March 6, and several others were considered for approval when the board next meets in April.
Nicole Delcore's and John Carbone's plan to locate an interior design business in the house they have built on the site that included the Sabael Post Office, which was destroyed by fire in January 2011, was approved.
About 300 square feet in the front of the house will be used as a showroom and office. There will be parking for six vehicles.
The former Pick-It Patch at the corners of state routes 28 and 30 is being refurbished, and now those who have wondered know why.
James and Jennifer Zumpano, who have purchased the property from Jack Hall, have submitted an application for a conditional use permit that would create three new businesses in the building and save the well-loved summer business, The Ice Cream Garden.
An insurance business, a tax preparation business and a floor and tile store are planned for the building.
Back in December David and Kim Ameden saw their plans to open a floor and tile store in the former Pick-It Patch began to take shape when the county Industrial Development Agency granted them a $35,000 five-year loan at 1 percent interest.
That dream came closer to being a reality when the Planning Board accepted their application and agreed to hold a public hearing on the project in April.
OK SLIP POND
It was only a formality but it was a needed formality for The Nature Conservancy and the Northern Frontier Brigade Camp.
Todd Dunham from TNC asked the Planning Board to stamp a map he had tried to file at the Hamilton County Clerk's Office. He was told the Indian Lake Planning Board must stamp the map before it could be filed.
The map reflects a two-lot subdivision approved by the Adirondack Park Agency so TNC can sell land to NFBC. When the sale is complete NFBC will own all the land around OK Slip Pond instead of just part of it.
Dunham told the board the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation does not want to be responsible for part of the pond when the state purchases the land on the south side of the Hudson River Gorge from TNC.
NFBC is a private inholding in the center of the tract. It leases the land around it from TNC and has an easement on the access road that goes back to when it leased the road from former owner Finch, Pruyn and Company and will continue to be able to use it after the state acquires the property.
Eventually the public will be able to hike the road to OK Slip Falls and the Blue Ledges, but not until after the state purchases the balance of the property from TNC.
The Planning Board will next meet Wednesday, April 10, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. This is a week later than usual, because several members of the board will not be able to attend on the first Wednesday.