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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Project Summary

Applicant seeks Planning Board approval to create a filtered view on Lot 8, Deer Creek subdivision located off 4818 Lake Shore Drive (186.07-1-6.4). The project is located in the RCH Zoning District and is designated as Hamlet on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map. The applicant proposes the construction of a 9760 sf single family dwelling with a 1285 sf guest cottage and a detached garage on Lots 2 & 3 of the Truffalo subdivision, which total 1.95 ac.  The project requires Site Plan Review for a major stormwater plan that proposes to disturb 43,000 sf.  The project will have an onsite wastewater treatment system sized for 7 bedrooms.  The project will be serviced by municipal water.  Stormwater management is proposed through a vegetated infiltration basin, eave trenches and infiltration trenches.  An indoor pool and outdoor spa pool is provided, neither is connected to a drain system.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper has concerns about the proper separation between the OWTS and stormwater infiltration basin (100' required and 50' proposed); depth of infiltration trenches for the garage and cottage; it is our opinion the infiltration rates should be reduced in the stone trenches due to the area occupied by the stone; need to provide a Stormwater Management Agreement and requested a public hearing.

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the Town of Bolton Planning Board for April 2012.

Next Meeting

The Town of Bolton Planning Board reviewed the application at their April 19, 2012 meeting. Despite receiving 3 requests for a public hearing, the Bolton Planning Board refused to schedule a public hearing.  The applicant stated the intent was to save as many trees as possible and proposes to plant a total of 52 trees.  The applicant's engineer modified the stormwater management plan to address the Waterkeeper's concern on the depth of the stone trenches but claimed there was no problem with the separation between the OWTS and the stormwater basin.  The Planning Board approved the project with conditions: 1) Limited construction hours; and 2) Downward facing and shielded lights.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

3 Lake Shore Drive
Bolton Landing, NY 12814