RAY BROOK - A subdivision in the town of Keene is on the agenda as the state Adirondack Park Agency holds its regular monthly meeting Thursday at its headquarters.
The meeting is one day only and will be webcast live on www.apa.ny.gov. (Click "Webcasting" from the "Contents" list to watch.)
The full agency will convene at 9 a.m. for Executive Director Terry Martino's monthly report.
At 9:45, the Regulatory Programs Committee will convene to review a variance request from a private landowner for shoreline property located in the town of Schroon, Essex County. The property owners seek a shoreline structure setback variance for the lateral expansion of their existing single-family dwelling within the recreational rivers area of the Schroon River.
The committee will also consider the aforementioned 13-lot subdivision project proposed by Highland Farms LP in the town of Keene, Essex County.
At 1 p.m., the Economic Affairs Committee will convene for a presentation from Local Government Review Board Executive Director Fred Monroe and Bradford Gentry from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, who will discuss their participation with the July 2012 Berkley Workshop titled "What Do Healthy Rural Economies Look Like In the U.S. and How Might Conservation Organizations Help Support Them?" The conference addressed how resources within conservation organizations can best be used to help rural communities in the areas of forestry, agriculture, tourism, energy and environmental markets.
At 2, the Park Policy and Planning Committee, together with the Public Awareness and Communication Committee, will hear two presentations:
Kate Fish and Bill Farber will provide a follow-up report on the Common Ground Alliance forum held July 18 in Long Lake.
Then Dave Mason and Jim Herman, co-founders of the ADK Futures project, will provide an overview of the strategic visioning work they have completed in partnership with the Common Ground Alliance.
At 4, the full agency will assemble to take action as necessary. The meeting will conclude with committee reports, public and member comment.
Meeting materials are available for download from apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2012/08/index.htm.
The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Provide any requests for specific accommodations to Keith McKeever at 518-891-4050.
The APA will next meet on Sept. 13-14 and then on Oct. 11-12, both times in Ray Brook.