Last Updated On:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Project Summary

The applicant has made preformed land development activities without site plan approval or permits at 3087 Lake George Way (7.7-2-21).  The applicant has cleared trees between the dwelling and the shoreline, constructed three retaining walls (including one for a beach), enclosed a stream and constructed a shoreline patio.  The Town of Putnam Planning Board requested the applicant to discuss the proposed disturbances with the Board to determine if Site Plan Review was necessary.  The APA and LGPC have visited the site to determine the need for permits.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper visited the site and detailed disturbance to the APA and LGPC.  The Waterkeeper has concerns about the lack of stormwater management, increased runoff from the disturbance activities and the need for a shoreline buffer.

Waterkeeper Comments

Please refer to the Lake George Waterkeeper letter to the Adirondack Park Agency May 2012, to the Lake George Park Commission July 2012 and to the Town of Putnam Planning Board December 2012.

Next Meeting

At the August 8, 2012 meeting, the Town of Putnam Planning Board determined the land use activities at the site required Site Plan Review due to the level of required maintenance at the property.  A public hearing was set for September 12, 2012.  The applicant failed to show for the September 2012 Planning Board meeting.  The applicant was represented by an agent at the October 10, 2012 Planning Board meeting but the application was incomplete.  The Planning Board stated a scaled site plan with information on the stormwater system was missing and feedback from the LGPC was requested.  The Planning Board issued a stop work order at the October 2012 meeting.  The Planning Board reviewed the application at the December 12, 2012 meeting.  After extensive discussion of the plan, the Planning Board approved the plan 5-1 with reservations since it was an after-the-fact with a condition of the submission of the LGPC Stormwater Permit.   

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

3087 Lake George Way
Putnam, NY 12861