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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Project Summary

The applicant proposes to construct a single family dwelling at 6630 Royal Anchorage Way in the Royal Anchorage Subdivision (11.8-5-1).  The project is located on a 1.16 acre parcel.  A 1-½ story dwelling with a crawl space is proposed with dimensions of 38' x 27'.  The house is proposed to have a 75 foot setback from the shoreline but it unclear if this includes a porch shown on the house plans.  The dwelling will connect to the Royal Anchorage Sewer District and use the lake for a water supply.  An infiltration trench is proposed for stormwater management down gradient of the dwelling.  At the November 2010 Planning Board meeting, the applicant stated the APA had visited the site and does not have a problem with the proposal and the project is part of an APA approved subdivision.  The applicant has met with the LGPC regarding stormwater and the LGPC stressed concerns about addressing upland runoff.  The applicant stated that 4-5 feet of fill has been brought to the property from the sewer project and silt fence has been in place.  The applicant has submitted an application to the LGPC for a stormwater permit and requires a variance for relief from the 100 foot required separation distance between wells and stormwater infiltration devices.  The applicant modified the stormwater plan to address concerns by the LGPC including - providing 4' of stone topped with 6” of mulch; placed additional stormwater management on the north side and south side of the dwelling; added stormwater management in the driveway and proposes rain barrels.  The applicant made further revisions planning to incorporate a rain garden in area of the blasted rock.  May 2011 - The applicant provided a resubmission to the Town of Planning Board for the May 11, 2011 meeting, which did not include a site plan or stormwater management information.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper concerns include: lack of soil investigations, lack of conveyance measures on the site plan, porch may be located in the shoreline setback and stabilization of the site. May 2011 - The Waterkeeper was concerned about the lack of a site plan submitted for the site plan review.

Waterkeeper Comments

Please refer to the Waterkeeper comment letter to the Town of Putnam Planning Board November 2010 and May 2011.

Next Meeting

The Town of Putnam Planning Board will review the application at the November 10, 2010 Planning Board meeting.  At the November 2010 Planning Board meeting, the Planning Board deemed the project a Type II project and set a public hearing for December 8, 2010.  The applicant failed to provide adequate notice to the Planning Board to postpone the public hearing and the Planning Board determined the application needs to be resubmitted.  The LGPC will discuss the variance request at the December 21, 2010 meeting.   At the December 21, 2011 LGPC meeting, staff supported the application despite the lack of detailed information regarding the amount of rock to be removed or amount of existing soils.  the Commission granted the variance with the following conditions:  1) provide project plan with profiles depicting existing and proposed site conditions including structures, fill grading and stormwater devices; 2) specify the amount of impervious directed to each stormwater device; 3) specify the dimensions of all stormwater devices; 4) specify the composition of all stormwater devices; and 5) provide outlet protection for any upland runoff diversions.  The Town of Putnam Planning Board reviewed the application at their May 11, 2011 meeting.  At that meeting, the applicant provided copies of a permit amendment from the APA to Royal Anchorage Estates allowing an increased living space up to 2,250 sf and provided a copy of the Lake George Park Commission permit.  The Planning Board scheduled a public hearing for June 8, 2011.  At the June 8, 2011 public hearing, it was noted that a revised site plan had not been submitted and the public hearing was extended until the July 13, 2011 meeting.  At the July 13, 2011 meeting, the Town of Putnam Planning Board granted final approval for the site plan review.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

6630 Royal Anchorage Way
Putnam, NY 12861