STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages, is to act as
a representative of the Towns and Villages of the Adirondacks in addressing
issues unique to Local Government and residents within the Adirondack Park.
The organization shall develop a consensus on the resolution of Adirondack issues.
Resolution Supporting The Upper Recreation Hub
October 01, 2013
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE TOWNS OF INDIAN LAKE, LONG LAKE, NEWCOMB, MINERVA AND NORTH HUDSON CONCERNING THEIR PLAN FOR ECONMIC SUCCESS
WHEREAS, we are in receipt of a letter from the Five TNC (The Nature Conservancy) Towns (The
Upper Hudson Recreation Hub/Indian Lake, Long Lake, Newcomb, Minerva and North Hudson)
expressing concerns over the current Adirondack Park Agency process, and
WHEREAS, we deem the "classification" of the newly acquired TNC lands, and the subsequent management of same, as critically important to the future of the Five Towns and the entire Adirondack
WHEREAS, these observations only reinforce the message which was previously sent by the Adirondack Park Agency, when they failed to offer a broader range of options for public consideration during the recent Classification process, specifically the sad reality that no option considered a campsite, or any significant Intensive Use Area, and
WHEREAS, based on this pattern of disturbing facts, we find it critical to weigh in.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Lake Pleasant Town Board hereby asserts that the desires and the direction of the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub (Indian Lake, Long Lake, Newcomb, Minerva
And North Hudson) are absolutely consistent with:
•1. The Common Ground Alliance stated vision for a more sustainable/usable Park.
•2. The Rec Strategies work asserting the need for more recreational opportunities (the Upper Hudson Recreational Hub was actually showcased as a pilot area).
•3. The Adirondack Futures vision for a more usable Park.
•4. The highly touted success story involving the Moose River Plains Partnership.
•5. The Governor's stated vision for these lands.
•6. Commissioner Marten's stated vision for these lands.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that it is critically important that the Adirondack Park Agency recognize the physical and logical reasons to classify these lands as Wild Forest:
•1. There is an existing network of roads sufficient to support higher levels of use.
•2. There are existing bridges, demonstrating these lands are NOT Wilderness Classification.
•3. Rights will remain on these lands for motorized use (authorized through 2018 for lease holders and 2019 for TNC) which is absolutely inconsistent with a Wilderness Classification.
AND ALSO BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the use of an Intensive Use Corridor, similar to the successful example demonstrated in the Moose River Plains, is hereby encouraged. This is to allow roadside camping and greater densities of camping, both of which are designed to entice use away from more environmentally sensitive areas. Plus an Intensive Use Corridor will open up the opportunity for a groomed cross country ski trail connection between all of the participating towns.
AND BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, the Association of Towns and Villages hereby goes on record, with the strongest level of support possible, for the Governor's vision that these lands provide recreational opportunities for all recreational users, which is basically captured in the plan set forth by the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub (The Five Towns), and be it further
RESOLVED, that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to Governor Cuomo, Senator Farley, Senator Little, Assemblyman Butler, Assemblyman Stec, NYSDEC Commissioner Martens, APA Chairwoman Ulrich, Hamilton County Board of Supervisors and Essex County Board of Supervisors.
FINCH - PRUYN LANDS CLASSIFICATION
June 20, 2013
FINCH - PRUYN LANDS TO BE CLASSIFIED
The AATV encourages members and others to attend one of the APA Public Hearings regarding the classification of the newly acquired state land in Hamilton and Essex County. The state land being classified is located within the Towns of Indian Lake, Long Lake, Minerva, Newcomb and North Hudson who have formed the Upper Hudson Recreation Hub and are working together to achieve maximum access and achieve economic benefit for their communities. Your support of their recommendation of wild forest classification is requested through attendance at the hearings or written comments which are due by July 19, 2013 to the APA. The address for written comments is Adirondack Park Agency, POB 99, 1133 NYS Rte 86, Ray Brook, NY 12977.
A resolution adopted by the AATV and the dates of the hearings are attached. Please click on title for page with link.
We encourage local officials, sportsman groups, snowmobile clubs, chamber of commerces and their members to participate in this very important process. This will continue to occur with each phase of land acquisitions and working together we can voice our opinions about the usage of these properties within our communities.
Dates of APA Hearings on classification of lands :
June 12, 2013
June 17, 2013
June 17, 2013
June 19, 2013
June 25, 2013
July 1, 2013
July 2, 2013
July 2, 2013
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