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Hunting cabins, LP housing development top APA agenda

The state Adirondack Park Agency convenes later this week for its regular monthly meeting.

The meeting will be webcast at www.apa.state.ny.us.

The full agency convenes at 9 a.m. Thursday for acting Executive Director James Connolly's report, during which he'll review monthly activities and introduce a resolution in support of Earth Day and the International Year of Forests 2011.

The Regulatory Programs Committee meets starting at 9:15 a.m., during which staff will present a proposed shoreline setback variance for a series of structures within the mean high water mark of Lake Champlain in the town of Moriah.

Commissioners will also consider a proposed permit amendment to approve after-the-fact hunting and fishing cabins on lands owned by the Heartwood Forestland Fund. Staff will also present on a proposal to construct an 85-unit multi-family housing development in Lake Placid.

At 1:45 p.m., the Enforcement Committee hears a first reading of the revised Civil Penalty Guidance. The guidance is intended to assist Agency staff determine appropriate, fair civil penalties for violations.

On Friday, the Local Government Services Committee will hear a presentation by Roger Trancik and Bill Johnston on the recently completed "Hamlet 3" project, which examines ways to design residential and commercial growth areas by building on existing community centers.

The full agency convenes again at 10:45 a.m. to take any necessary action.

The complete agenda for the April meeting is available at www.apa.state.ny.us.

Next month's meeting is scheduled for May 12 and May 13 at Agency headquarters in Ray Brook.

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