December 10, 2012

APA to consider radio network


---- — RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency deliberate on whether to approve a puclic-safety radio system and shared microwave network Thursday at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook. 

The project spans Essex, Warren and Washington counties and involves the installation of telecommunications infrastructure at 14 locations in 12 towns within the Adirondack Park. 

This month’s meeting is one day only and will be webcast live. 

The full agency will convene at 8:45 a.m. for Executive Director Terry Martino’s monthly report.

At 9:15, the Regulatory Programs Committee will convene to determine approvability for the Essex County, State Police and New York State Electric and Gas radio system.  

The proposed project includes the installation of a microwave reflector panel at an undeveloped site in the Town of Lewis and new land use and development on state land.

The committee will then hear a first reading of a proposed wetlands-mitigation banking prospectus for the Adirondack Park. The prospectus involves the State Department of Transportation, APA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Agency staff seek authorization to release the draft prospectus for public comment.

At 11:15, the State Land Committee will come together to determine State Land Master Plan compliance for the Second Pond Boat Launch Unit Management Plan and Reclassification proposal.

The committee will then hear a first reading, informational presentation from Department of Environmental Conservation staff on the Taylor Pond Management Complex Unit Management Plan.

At 12:45, the full agency will assemble to take action as necessary.

The meeting will conclude with committee reports, Review Board, public and member comment.

The January meeting is scheduled for Jan. 10 and 11. The February session is Feb. 14 and 15.

To watch meetings via webcast, go to and click Webcasting from the Contents list.

Meeting materials are available for download at: