Last Updated On:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Project Summary

Applicant proposes the construction of a single family residence on Baldwin Road.  The project is designated Moderate Intensity Use on the Adirondack Park Land Use and Development Plan Map.  The project proposes onsite wastewater treatment and will have an onsite water supply.  The stormwater management system proposed will consist of infiltration trenches (1'x3') and rain gardens.  Numerous test pits were performed and results indicated clayey soils with high groundwater and high percolation rates, both of which are not conducive for good stormwater infiltration.  Fill is proposed in the rain garden areas to increase separation to groundwater.  Underdrains were proposed to provide relief during conditions where infiltration is prohibited or limited with an overflow provided to the lake.  The shoreline has several mature trees but the majority of the property is lawn.  A seawall with some evidence of failure exists on the shoreline.  The project will require site plan review by the Town of Ticonderoga Planning Board and a stormwater permit from the Lake George Park Commission.  A variance is required for infiltration systems proposed in soils with percolation rates >60min/in.

Waterkeeper Perspective

The Waterkeeper has concerns about the amount of storage provided that appeared to be less than what is required; additional storage should be required to increase the ability for infiltration at shallower depths; the direct discharge of the underdrain to Lake George should not be encouraged and provide for additional infiltration and a shoreline buffer should be provided.

Waterkeeper Comments

See comment letter to the Lake George Park Commission September 2011.

Next Meeting

The application was reviewed by the Lake George Park Commission at their September 27, 2011 meeting.  Prior to the meeting, LGPC staff produced a comment letter requiring additional storage and additional information on the rain gardens.  Due to the receipt of information past the submission date for Commissioners review and the number of outstanding items, the LGPC tabled the application until the October 2011 meeting.

Related Town

Waterkeeper Comments Document

Project Address

Baldwin Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883