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Bridges, culverts, annual report top APA agenda

The state Adirondack Park Agency hosts its regular monthly meeting tomorrow morning at the APA Headquarters in Ray Brook.

The February meeting is one day only. The meeting will be webcast live at www.apa.state.ny.us.

The full agency will convenes at 9 a.m. Thursday morning for Executive Director Terry Martino's report, during which she will present the agency's 2010 annual report.

At 10:45 a.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee considers a request for a shoreline structure setback variance to authorize the construction of stairs onto an existing boathouse.

The project site is located on First Bisby Lake in the Herkimer County town of Webb.

Then, two officials from the state Department of Transportation will brief the committee on the status of bridges and culverts inside the Blue Line. Presenting to the committee are DOT Regional Design Engineer Jim Bridges and DOT Structure Engineer Tom Hoffman.

At 1 p.m., the full agency will convene for the Community Spotlight presentation. This month, Brighton Supervisor John Quenell will discuss issues and opportunities facing his Franklin County town.

At 1:45 p.m., the Local Government Services Committee will consider approving an amendment to revise the town of Queensbury's existing zoning law.

The committee will also hear a presentation from the town of Westport to utilize a Planned Unit Development (PUD) in conjunction with a linked agency map amendment process to establish growth areas within the town.

At 3 p.m., the Economic Affairs Committee will hear a presentation from Jenn Holderied-Webb of the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid on "green programs."

The Golden Arrow Resort has implemented unique initiatives to establish itself as an environmentally friendly resort.

At 3:45 p.m., the State Land Committee will hear a presentation on alpine meadow vegetation.

At 4:15 p.m., the full agency assembles to take action as necessary and conclude with committee reports, public and member comment.

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