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Solar farms, Fish Creek on APA agenda

Adirondack Park Agency to hold monthy meeting Thursday and Friday

RAY BROOK — Solar farms, Fish Creek Campground and visitor use management are on the agenda of the state Adirondack Park Agency’s monthly meeting this coming Thursday and Friday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public must watch the meeting by live webcast. Remote access information is at www.apa.ny.gov.

On Thursday at noon, the full APA board will convene for Executive Director Terry Martino’s monthly report.

At 12:15 p.m., the Local Government Services Committee will be briefed by agency staff on existing Adirondack Park local government-administered land-use controls and regulations in place for solar generating facilities.

At 1:30 p.m., the Park Policy and Planning Committee will convene for an informational presentation by agency staff detailing the parkwide distribution of existing and proposed solar generating facility projects.

At 2:30 p.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will consider authorizing a permit for a 5-megawatt solar generating facility located on leased land in the town of Moriah, Essex County. Road access to the proposed site would be from Tarbell Hill Road and Dugway Road.

On Friday at 9:15 a.m., the State Land Committee will consider authorizing an Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance public comment period for proposed unit management plan amendments for Fish Creek Campground in the Franklin County town of Santa Clara.

The committee will also be briefed by state Department of Environmental Conservation and APA staff on joint efforts ongoing related to visitor use management and wildlands monitoring.

At 11:15 a.m., the full agency will convene to take any necessary actions and hear member and Local Government Review Board comment.

To review the meeting materials, download them from the APA website at https://www.apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2021/05/index.htm For anyone who wishes to submit a general comment in accordance with APA meeting public comment policy, send via email at AgencyMeeting.PublicComment@apa.ny.gov.

The mission of the APA 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.