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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Project Summary

The applicant proposes a two lot subdivision to subdivide the owner's house from the remainder of the camp located at Warick Road. The property is designated Moderate Intensity Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Map.  The proposed lot will have access on the existing drive for the camp and will require a waiver from requirement of public road frontage.  The property will require easements for septic system and maintenance and access to existing dock, driveway access.  Wastewater treatment will still be provided by the camp.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper recommends the need for proper legal easement for the wastewater treatment system and specifications on maintenance.  Regarding the 12/11 resubmission, the Waterkeeper had concerns about the lack of soil investigations for the alternative onsite wastewater treatment system, need to show footprint of the existing dwelling, detail the wastewater treatment easement and obtain APA jurisdiction letter.

Waterkeeper Comments

Please refer to the Lake George Waterkeeper comment letter to the Town of Putnam Planning Board, November and December 2011.

Next Meeting

The Town of Putnam Planning Board reviewed a sketch plan for the proposed 2 lot subdivision at the November 8, 2011 Planning Board meeting.  The Board stated a waiver would be required from the requirement for public road frontage.  The Board stated the need to show an alternative location for wastewater treatment on the proposed lot.  The Board said all easements would be required for the Preliminary Plan.  The Planning Board reviewed a revised application at their December 14, 2011 meeting and accepted the application and deemed it a minor subdivision.  A waiver was granted for the required frontage on a public road due to no change in the road width or surface.  The Board expressed concern about the lack of verification on the wastewater system location and requested contact with the Code Enforcement Officer.  A public hearing was scheduled for January 11, 2012.  The Waterkeeper expressed concern at the public hearing regarding the need to provide testing to verify a suitable location for wastewater treatment, which one Board felt uncomfortable approving the subdivision without.  The Town of Putnam Planning Board approved the 2-lot subdivision without conditions 4-0.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

Warick Road
Putnam, NY 12861