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Friday, November 20, 2009

Project Summary

The applicant proposes a two-lot subdivision of a 5 acre parcel on the west side of Dark Bay.  One lot would be 2-¼ ac with an existing house, boathouse and workshop and the second would be 2-¾ ac.  The Planning Board expressed concern about the creation of a landlocked parcel, according to the interpretation of the Town Code, each lot must have frontage on a public right-of-way (Town owned or maintained road).  The access to the proposed lots would be through an existing easement.  Soil investigations were provided but not certified.  A non-jurisdictional letter has been received from the Adirondack Park Agency.  October 2009 - The Planning Board consulted the Town Counsel regarding the required frontage on a public road and it was stated there is a need to provide safe access for emergency vehicles.  The applicant requested a waiver from the required frontage on a public road.  Additional information was provided regarding the percolation tests and setbacks to the lake which was 215 feet.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper has concerns about the ability to provide a compliant wastewater treatment system as well as stormwater management for all development, existing and proposed.  The Lake George Waterkeeper recommended site plan review for any future development as well as locating existing wastewater treatment systems.

Waterkeeper Comments

Please refer to Lake George Waterkeeper comment letter to the Town of Putnam Planning Board November 2009.

Next Meeting

The Town of Putnam Planning Board tabled the application at the September 10, 2009 pending additional information - justification of right-of-way or waiver request and certified percolation tests. At their October 14, 2009 meeting, the Town of Putnam Planning Board granted a waiver the requirement for frontage on a public road and scheduled a public hearing for November 11, 2009.  At the November 11, 2009 public hearing, information was provided on the existing septic system which was installed in 1984.  The Town of Putnam Planning Board approved the subdivision 6-0 with the condition future development would require site plan review.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

West side of Dark Bay
Putnam, NY 12861