Last Updated On:

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Project Summary

Applicant proposes a three lot subdivision on 3.77 acres on Snapping Turtle Lane off Baldwin Road (150.67-4-21.11).  The project will connect to the Baldwin Road Sewer District and have on-site wells.  The project required a stormwater permit from the Lake George Park Commission and required a variance for relief from the requirements for infiltration due to site conditions, i.e. clay soils.  The stormwater management system contains shallow grass swales with underdrains for the house runoff.  Road side swales and a central bioretention facility with an underdrain are provided for stormwater treatment.  An 18” underdrain (14 feet deep) is provided to discharge to treated stormwater northeast of the project site into a separate subwatershed with a channel to Lake George.  

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper has the following concerns regarding the application:  infiltration should be encouraged on site and could be achieved in the top 12” of the site soils and reduce the underdrain; areas of the existing meadow should remain undisturbed and be incorporated into the stormwater management treatment system; existing drainage patterns should be maintain and the large underdrain should be eliminated, which will be a significant cost.

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the Lake George Park Commission February 2010.

Next Meeting

The Lake George Park Commission reviewed the application and variance at the February 23, 2010 meeting and granted approval with conditions.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

Snapping Turtle Lane
Ticonderoga, NY 12883