Viewpoint regarding annexing American Management Association

I also have heavy legal reading from the Internet, some against village interests, and some incomplete. Agreement, 21 pages — Easement, 23 pages — A.M.A. Way cost, 10 pages — Other, 23 pages and much more.

On April 11, 2013 an Enterprise headline by Mike Lynch reads: “A.M.A. annex gets final approval 3-0.” I do not think that was a final approval. This is only one small step in a very long process to conform to Article 174-46 and 47 of the village code. The process must meet the same requirements of Bruce Sapiro in his One Dewey Mountain village development off Lake Street, which were very long and very expensive. See pictures and pages 18, 37, 38, 39 and 40 of my 70 page book.

Also the village must meet the same requirements that Robert Scheefer did for his Hawk Ridge (Dewey Mountain) development near Glenwood, which included a stop work order, a cease and desist order, plus years of hard work at great cost. See pages 19, 20, 41, 42, 43 with pictures in my 70 pages book.

The annexing process may take years, and may end up a failure as is happening to the Adirondack Club and Resort in Tupper Lake.

Further, A.M.A. has enjoyed complete control, peace and reduced traffic for many years. When the gates and their streets are open to the public, there will be greatly increased traffic, cars and trucks, some at high speed, on their way to the ski hill, Malone, Bloomingdale and Plattsburgh. A.M.A. will be a much different place. No such thing that the HUD process will solve these problems, especially after the mayor moves on. If the village tries to bypass its own law and approval process, they can expect long expensive lawsuits. The Tupper Lake Adirondack Club and Resort has millions invested and after 8 years is not even close to construction. Who will carry this on after Clyde is gone?

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