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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Updated: 9:40 AM

RAY BROOK -- The Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at its headquarters here Thursday, Feb. 13, and Friday, Feb. 14. Use and click Webcasting from the Contents List to watch the meeting.

The board will come to order at 9 a.m. for Executive Director Terry Martino’s monthly report. Martino will provide an overview of the agency’s 2013 Annual Report. At 10:45 a.m., Chairwoman Leilani Ulrich will lead a discussion reviewing the agency’s actions in 2013 and discussing the year ahead.

At 1 p.m., the State Land Committee will come to order for a first reading of the St. Regis and Hurricane Mountain unit management plans. NYS Department of Environmental Conservation staff will address the future use of the fire towers on these mountains. The board will consider authorizing public hearings to solicit public comment related to Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan compliance for these UMPs.

At 1:30 p.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will convene for a status update regarding the Whiteface Memorial Highway project. The committee will also consider approval for a second renewal of a permit that authorizes the construction of a single-family dwelling. The project is located in the Town of Wilmington, Essex County.

At 2:45 p.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will re-convene. The committee will be briefed on results of permit 2012-219, which authorized the use of the aquatic herbicide Renovate OTF to control Eurasian watermilfoil in Loon Lake (Warren County). The committee will also hear a first reading for two proposed general permits: 2014G-1 Management of Terrestrial Invasive Plant Species In or Within 100 Feet of Wetlands in the Adirondack Park and 2014G-2, Access to and Replacement of Utility Poles in Wetlands. The board will consider authorizing agency staff to accept public comment on these general permits.

Friday, Feb. 14, at 9 a.m., the Park Ecology Committee will hear a second reading for “Guidelines for Appropriate use of Aquatic Herbicides Containing the Active Ingredient Triclopyr (Renovate) to Manage Eurasian Watermilfoil.” Staff will also brief the committee on APA stormwater management review and standard practices.

At 11 a.m., the board will come to order for committee reports and Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board, public and member comment.

Meeting materials are available for download from the website at:

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

The March meeting of the Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners is scheduled for March 13-14 at APA Headquarters in Ray Brook.


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