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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Project Summary

The applicant proposes the construction of a single family dwelling on Black Point Road (4.09-1-10).  The project is located on a 1.39 acre parcel in the Moderate Intensity (lake shore portion) and Resource Management (east of Black Point Road) APA Land Use Designation.  The parcel was cleared and graded 8 years ago in preparation for development.  A Lake George Park Commission Stormwater Permit was previously issued.  The proposed project will require a variance from the APA for shoreline setback (100' required and 80' proposed).  The proposed development will be located in previously disturbed area and no additional clearing is proposed.  The proposed dwelling will be 2300 sf.  The dwelling will connect to the Black Point Road Sewer District and have a private well for a water supply.  The project will have a minor stormwater management plan consisting of infiltration galleries to manage runoff from the building and upper driveway and a grass swale is proposed along Black Point Road to manage runoff from the lower driveway.  The project will require a variance from the LGPC for separation from infiltration devices to a well (100' required and 55' provided) and from infiltration devices to the lake (100' required and 34' provided).  Black Point Road is proposed to be regraded towards the proposed swale.  A planting plan was proposed to install a series of shrubs and junipers along the lake shore to improve the buffer.  

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper concerns included:  reducing disturbance, clearing and grading along Black Point Road; provide soil investigations where infiltration galleries are proposed; provide a replanting plan; and show proposed foundation drains to prevent impact to stormwater management system. 

Waterkeeper Comments

Please refer to the Waterkeeper comment letter to the Town of Putnam Planning Board September 2010 and October 2010.

Next Meeting

The Town of Putnam Planning Board reviewed the application at their September 8, 2010 meeting.  The Board accepted the application, deemed it a Type II site plan and tabled requesting additional information:  LGPC stormwater approval, low growth planting west side of road along lake, planting on steep banks and engineered plans for retaining wall behind dwelling.  On September 28, 2010, the LGPC reviewed the variance application and the Commission expressed concerns about off-site runoff onto driveway, maintenance and soils.  The LGPC granted the variance with the following conditions:  1) Prior to backfill, all stormwater measures to be witnessed by staff or licensed professional; 2) Require additional E&S controls between Oct 15 - April 15; and 3) If devices do not work, no construction will proceed without modifications.  The Town of Putnam Planning Board reviewed the application at their October 13, 2010 meeting.  The Planning Board conceptually approved pending APA variance and a scaled site map.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

Black Point Road
Putnam, NY 12861