Lake George Park Commission

Meeting #363

26 February 2008

Fort William Henry

Lake George, NY


Presiding:					Bruce E. Young, Chair
Commission Members Present:	Thomas K. Conerty
	                        Thomas J. Morhouse
	                        Kenneth W. Parker                            
		                James T. Kneeshaw
	                        Roger H. Phinney
	                        Thomas W. Hall	
	                        John C. McDonald, Jr.
				John A. Pettica
Commission Members Absent:	None
                         
                         
Commission Staff Present:
Michael P. White, Executive Director 
Lt. Thomas J. Caifa, Law Enforcement Director
Molly Gallagher, Environmental Analyst II
Michelle D. Way, Keyboard Specialist 1
Keith G. Fish, Operation’s Director
                         
Commission Counsel Present:	Martin Auffredou
Others Present:Barry Kincaid            Kathy Bozony        Brian Nearing       George
Weinschenk  Don Russell              John Caffry                        David Ball               Frank DeNardo
Francine Nemer      Catherine LaBombard Dan Behan, Jr.           Frank Parillo
Gene Flood               Jason Saris                        John Carr           Dennis Phillips
Chris Navitsky      Peter Bauer                             David Decker             Kevin Kalled
Donna Dyer               Bob Sweeney                        
                                                       	
                                                       
                                                       
                                                       
                                                       
                                                       
Item #1 - Introductions, Roll Call, Minutes of Previous Meeting:  Bruce E. Young
The 363rd meeting of the Lake George Park Commission was called to order by Chairman Young at
10:10 a.m. and the roll was taken.
Chairman Young said that the minutes of the previous meeting was distributed in advance of this
meeting to Commission members for their review.  He asked if there were any corrections or
submissions.  There were none.
On the motion of Thomas Morhouse, seconded by James Kneeshaw, all Commission members
present voted affirmatively to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.
     Item #2 — Fiscal Actions Report for December 2007 and January 2008:  Peggy Stevens  
     
     Chairman Young said that the Fiscal Actions Reports for both December and January were
     submitted to the members for their review.  He asked if any members had questions on the
     report.  There were none.
     
     On the motion of John McDonald, seconded by Thomas Morhouse, all members present voting
     affirmatively, the December and January Fiscal Actions Reports were approved as submitted.
     
     Resolution 2008-01 — Purchase of Air Conditioning System
     
     Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-01 which was seconded by James
     Kneeshaw, all members present voting affirmatively.
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission headquarter’s currently uses eight (8) window air conditioning units to provide
               adequate office cooling during the summer months, and
     
               WHEREAS   the existing window mounted units range from 5 to 17 years of age with a total of six (6) units in
               use since 1993 — none of which are Energy Star rated, and
     
               WHEREAS   the use of window mounted air conditioning units reduce window efficiency in both hot and cooler
               temperatures and detracts from exterior appearance of the building, and
     
               WHEREAS   staff has reviewed specification of modern high efficiency central air equipment and identified the
               need to replace the existing window units with same, and
     
               WHEREAS   the new equipment will provide energy savings of approximately 30% over the existing units,
               provide complete and consistent cooling to all interior office spaces and eliminate the need for
               annual installation, removal and storage of window units, and
     
               WHEREAS   staff, with the assistance of area HVAC contractors, has developed a central air conditioning
               system design and layout which meets the needs of the Commission and will work well in the areas
               available, and
     
               WHEREAS   staff has obtained written quotes for the purchase and installation of central air conditioning
               systems and provided a recommendation to the Commission as to the best valued contractor to do
               the work.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission authorize the Executive Director to execute and sign a
     purchase order not to exceed eighteen thousand one hundred and eighty dollars ($18,180.00) to
     NMS of Queensbury for the purchase and installation of new central air conditioning equipment
     consistent with State Finance Law and requirements of the State Comptroller.
     
     Resolution 2008-03 — Purchase of Steel Weight Bars for EWM Program
     
     Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-03 which was seconded by Thomas
     Morhouse, all members present voting affirmatively.
     
               WHEREAS   the Lake George Park Commission is established by Article 43 of the Environmental Conservation
               Law to provide a means for people who visit and reside at Lake George to preserve, protect and
               enhance the unique natural and scenic resources of the Lake George Park, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the New York State
               Department of Environmental Conservation (1986) to convey to the Commission, specific authority
               for the management of nuisance aquatic plants including Eurasian Watermilfoil, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has entered into a contract for the management of Eurasian Watermilfoil with
               Lycott Environmental, Inc.  for the installation of benthic barrier over milfoil beds in the lake, and 
     
               WHEREAS   this installation requires the use of steel weight bars to secure the benthic barrier material on the
               lake bottom, and
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lake George Park Commission is hereby authorized to allocate
     funds not exceeding ten thousand-three hundred twenty dollars ($10,320.00) in total for the
     purchase of up to 20,000 lbs. of steel weight bars, and 
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Executive Director is authorized to execute a purchase order to Anderson
     Son & Specialty of Warrensburg, NY for steel weight bars in the amount of $10,320.00 consistent
     with the findings and requirements of the State Finance Law and Office of Standards and Purchase
     of the Office of General Services procurement guidelines.
     
     Resolution 2008-04 — Purchase of Benthic Barrier Material for EWM Program 
     
     Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-04 which was seconded by Roger
     Phinney, all members present voting affirmatively.
     
               WHEREAS   the Lake George Park Commission is established by Article 43 of the Environmental Conservation
               Law to provide a means for people who visit and reside at Lake George to preserve, protect and
               enhance the unique natural and scenic resources of the Lake George Park, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the New York State
               Department of Environmental Conservation (1986) to convey to the Commission, specific authority
               for the management of nuisance aquatic plants including Eurasian Watermilfoil, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has entered into a contract for the management of Eurasian Watermilfoil with
               Lycott Environmental, Inc. which requires that the Commission provide an adequate supply of
               benthic barrier panel which are installed over milfoil beds in the lake, and 
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has received competitive quotes for the desired materials.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Executive Director is hereby authorized to execute a purchase order
     to IWT Cargo Guard in an amount not exceeding forty seven thousand- seven hundred dollars
     ($47,700) in total for the purchase of up to five acres of benthic barrier material.
     
     Resolution 200-05 — 3/4 Ton Truck Lease
     
     Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-05 which was seconded by John
     McDonald, all members present voting affirmatively.
     
               WHEREAS   the Lake George Park Commission is established by Article 43 of the Environmental Conservation
               Law to provide a means for people who visit and reside at Lake George to preserve, protect and
               enhance the unique natural and scenic resources of the Lake George Park, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the New York State
               Department of Environmental Conservation (1986) to convey to the Commission, specific authority
               for the management of nuisance aquatic plants including Eurasian Watermilfoil, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has entered into a contract for the management of Eurasian Watermilfoil with
               Lycott Environmental, Inc. which requires that the Commission provide and deliver benthic barrier
               materials to various locations around the lake, and 
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has identified the need for a long term vehicle rental consisting of a 3/4 ton, 4
               wheel drive pickup truck to support the 2008 milfoil program, and
     
               WHEREAS   the rental trucks suitable for Commission purposes are not available on OGS State Contract, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission’s Request for Quotation sent to area car dealers/rental agencies resulted in just
               one (1) vendor with a truck to meet Commission needs and schedule.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lake George Park Commission is hereby authorized to allocate
     funds not exceeding $995.00 per month from May 1 through August 31, 2008 not to exceed
     $4,000.00 for the rental, and 
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Executive Director is authorized to execute a rental agreement with Hertz
     Equipment Rental Corporation consistent with the findings and requirements of the State Finance
     Law and Office of Standards and Purchase of the Office of General Services procurement
     guidelines.
     
     Item #3 — Stream Corridor Management & Vegetation Clearing — SEQRA Positive
     Declaration: Michael P. White 
     
     Chairman Young spoke briefly about upland development.  He said that whatever ends up in the
     streams ends up in the lake.  He also spoke about the severed relationship with Saratoga Associates
     and said that some may look at it as a huge victory while others look at it as a huge loss.
     
     Chairman Young spoke about some of the contract requirements that were not fulfilled by Saratoga
     Associates.
     
     Michael White spoke about the EAF Part 1 which was completed on March 10, 2006 and also spoke
     about EAF Part 2 and the possible potential effects.  He said that this initiative will govern and set
     standards for projects in the Lake George Park.
     
     Michael White said that State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the Environmental
     Assessment Form (EAF) are the planning framework.  He said that the resolution before the board is 
     to adopt a full EAF and a Positive Declaration (POS DEC) which will set them on course for reviewing
     a Draft Environmental Impact Statement in the near future. 
     
     Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-13 which was seconded by James
     Kneeshaw and all Commission members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution.
     
     Chairman Young said that he wanted to stress the fact that no draft regulations are in front of us.  He
     said that these are just the steps to get things going.
     
               WHEREAS   Article 43 of the Environmental Conservation Law ECL establishes the Commission’s 
               responsibility to protect the lake’s water quality by developing regulations applicable to stream
               corridor management and vegetation/tree clearing within stream corridors, and 
     
                WHEREAS  on December 20, 2005, the Commission adopted Resolution #2005-86 which set forth the
               Commission’s plan to prepare the rules and an Environmental Impact Statement and to conduct a
               community planning process, and
     
               WHEREAS   during 2007, the Commission held a series of public workshop meetings,  organized stakeholders,
               reviewed a conceptual framework and held a public Commission workshop on preliminary draft
               regulations on November 27, 2007, and
     
               WHEREAS   there has been opportunity for public comments and the Commission has reviewed a significant
               amount of public comments, and
     
               WHEREAS   there are benefits to the communities along the lake to be derived from effective planning and
               there is an opportunity for broad-based agreement on standards that maximize water quality
               benefits while minimizing regulatory impacts, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission notes that a critical next step is the assembling relevant information on the
               probable environmental and economic impacts of alternative approaches and to afford the
               Commission members and public a means to consider alternatives in the context of their
               environmental and regulatory effects.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission authorizes the Chair, Counsel and Executive Director to
     continue a public planning process to fashion regulations.  The process will allow additional
     opportunity for public participation and shall advance along a reasonable schedule, and
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission adopts the attached Positive Declaration pursuant to the State
     Environmental Quality Review Act and 617 NYCRR.  The Commission directs that an Environmental
     Impact Statement be prepared to examine the potential environmental impacts, mitigation
     measures and alternatives, and
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission hereby retains the Center for Watershed Protection, a nationally
     recognized not for profit organization, to perform an environmental evaluation, prepare the
     Environmental Impact Statement and prepare the regulations as set forth in the attached proposal. 
     It is the finding of the Commission that the unique capabilities of this organization related to the
     topics at hand and their expertise qualifies their retainage by the Commission under the
     circumstances, as a single source, and
     
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission retains the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District
     (WCSWCD) to assemble a database in GIS format and prepare a series of maps and exhibits.  The
     purpose, as more fully set forth in the attached work plan, is to assist the Commission in preparing 
     draft and final maps of the specific streams to be protected.  Such information will include a basis
     to evaluate the number and area of parcels of property to be affected by any proposed stream
     corridor buffers.  Such information to be developed in parallel to the Draft Generic Environmental
     Impact Statement (DGEIS) and incorporate therein, and
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Commission authorizes counsel to prepare a draft inter-municipal agreement
     as a basis for discussion with Town and Village governments as a means to coordinate
     implementation of the standards into local regulatory programs.
     
     Item #4 — Eurasian Watermilfoil Management Program:  Michael P. White  
     
     Michael White spoke about the RFP process.  He said that only one bidder submitted a proposal.  He
     also spoke about the term of the agreement, divers and supplies provided by the Commission.
     
     Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-14 which was seconded by Thomas
     Morhouse and all members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution.
     
               WHEREAS   the Lake George Park Commission Is established by Article 43 of the Environmental Conservation
               Law to provide a means for people who visit and reside at Lake George to preserve, protect and
               enhance the unique natural and scenic resources of the Lake George Park, and 
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the New York State
               Department of Environmental Conservation (1986) to convey to the Commission, specific authority
               for the management of nuisance aquatic plants including Eurasian watermilfoil, and 
     
               WHEREAS   to fulfill its mission to preserve the lake and to undertake effective aquatic plant control under the
               aforementioned delegation, the Commission has prepared a Eurasian Watermilfoil Management
               Plan, obtained requisite permits and allocated funds each year since 1995, and
     
               WHEREAS   the current contract for milfoil management expires March 2008, and
     
               WHEREAS   on December 10, 2007 the Commission issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seventeen aquatic
               plant management firms who had expressed an interest or who had been identified by the
               Commission as having an interest and on December 10, 2007 published notice of the RFP in the
               New York State Contract Reporter, and
     
               WHEREAS   Lycott Environmental, Inc. was the only proposer, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has reviewed Lycott’s proposal, a draft agreement governing Eurasian
               Watermilfoil services for 2008 and 2009 and a justification for single source award with analysis of
               price reasonableness, and 
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has previously adopted a negative declaration for the Eurasian Watermilfoil
               management program following a coordination of Lead Agency pursuant to the State
               Environmental Quality Review Act 
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission authorizes the Chair to execute a two year agreement
     with Lycott Environmental, Inc. consistent with the terms of the attached draft agreement and work
     plan for Eurasian Watermilfoil management for 2008 and 2009 and further authorizes the Chair,
     Executive Director and Counsel to take such steps that are in their judgement reasonable and
     necessary to implement the program, and 
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Commission finds that the extension of the program for a period of two
     years in accordance with the Commission’s Eurasian Watermilfoil Management Plan (2006) is an
     unlisted action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act, that the Environmental
     Assessment Form adopted by the Commission on February 28, 2006 continues to provide an
     appropriate evaluation of the probable effects of the program, and
     
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Commission finds that the continuation of the program for 2008-09 will not
     have a significant effect on the environment and adopts a negative declaration pursuant to 6 nycrr
     617.
               
     Item #5 — Law Enforcement Committee Report:  Lt. Thomas J. Caifa
     
     Thomas Conerty said that a Law Enforcement was held and turned to Lieutenant Caifa to speak about
     the meeting.
     
     Lieutenant Caifa said that during the Law Enforcement Committee meeting 5 cases were discussed
     including winter carnival events and patrols.  He said that a discussion involved their overall
     impressions of the Winter Carnival regarding this year and the past years.
     
     Lieutenant Caifa and the Law Enforcement Committee members also discussed the ECO’s assigned
     to the LGPC.  He also spoke about the replacement of one of the marine patrol boats and the
     retirement of one of the marine patrol sergeants and said that they will be hiring two new patrol officers
     and will be filling the vacant sergeant position.
     
     Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-15 which was seconded by John
     McDonald and all Commission members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution.
     
               WHEREAS   the Law Enforcement Committee met February 26, 2008 to review matters pertaining to the Lake
               George Park Commission’s Marine Patrol and the Commission's Law Enforcement Program, and
     
               WHEREAS   active Law Enforcement cases and their status were reviewed in Executive Session, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Law Enforcement Committee has reported on the results of that committee meeting at this full
               Commission meeting, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Law Enforcement Committee recommends acceptance of this month's Law Enforcement
               Report.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission accepts the report of the Law Enforcement Committee.
     
     
     Item #6 — Project Review — Public Comments on Pending Applications and Project Review
     Resolutions:  Molly Gallagher 
     
     Molly Gallagher read from a prepared statement regarding Project Review Procedures (attached).
     
     Resolution 2008-06 — Project Review Actions Report
     
     Thomas Morhouse read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-06 which was seconded by Roger
     Phinney, all members present voting affirmatively.
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has received and reviewed the Project Review Actions Report prepared by staff
               and dated February 12, 2008, and
     
               WHEREAS   the Project Review Committee recommends acceptance of this month’s Project Review Report.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission directs that the Project Review
     Report be incorporated in full in the minutes of the full Commission meeting.
     
     Renewal of Class A Marina submitted by Thunderbird Motel, Town of Bolton, County of
     Warren
     
     Molly Gallagher introduced the project, passed out additional comment letters and reviewed pictures
     from the site inspection.  
     
     Molly Gallagher said that this is strictly renewal of the existing marina permit.  She asked if anyone 
     was present to speak on behalf of the project.  No one was present.
     
     Thomas Morhouse said that he is in favor of continuing the existing marina permit with the
     establishment of conditions regarding the docking issue that is present at the Thunderbird.
     
     Molly Gallagher said that the resolution that was handed out today addresses the dock issue.
     
     Chairman Young said that the dock issue is very difficult for the patrol to address because they can 
     not be there watching the dock throughout the day.  “Fencing had been discussed to prevent people
     from using the dock,” said Chairman Young.
     
     Roger Phinney said that rules have been placed on this dock in the past but are not followed and are
     never reviewed.  He said that he has reservations regarding compliance.  “Things just do not add up,”
     he said.
     
     Patricia Dougall spoke against the Thunderbird Motel project.  She said that she and her husband 
     have a dock in Mddleworth Bay located near the southernmost dock at the Thunderbird Motel.  
     
     Mrs. Dougall said that Middleworth Bay can not accommodate expansion of the motel/marina.  She
     asked that the Commission members read all of the comments letters thoroughly.
     
     Kenneth Parker said that he would be in favor of eliminating the use of the dock.  He continued to
     speak about the pictures he received.  “We give him one set and he takes two,” said Mr. Parker.
     
     A discussion continued regarding the use of the dock in question, operation of the marina and
     regulation 6 NYCRR 645-5-10 regarding suspensions and revocations.
     
     It was noted that a plan for a physical barrier was circulated to the Thunderbird but no reply has been
     received.
     
     John Pettica spoke about the fire law and said that the dock could be an intrusion or hindrance.  He
     said that he would be in favor of tabling the application until the following meeting.
     
     Thomas Conerty said that he would love to hear what the Town of Bolton has to say.
     
     John Pettica made a motion to table the application until the following meeting on April 22, 2008.  The
     motion was seconded by Thomas Morhouse and all Commission members present voted affirmatively.
     
     New Wharf Construction submitted by James & Judith Morris, Town of Lake George, County 
     of Warren
     
     Molly Gallagher introduced this project.  She said that James and Judith Morris would like to construct
     a new wharf.  She said that the project complies with all design limits but was brought before the
     Commission because of visual impact concerns.
     
     Thomas Morhouse said that he visited the site and walked on the ice.  He said that it is a protected
     area and there may be some concerns regarding vegetation.
     
     Kenneth Parker said that he is very much against visual impacts and does not see much of an impact
     here.
     
     Roger Phinney said that he concurred with previous members statements.
     
     John Pettica said that he agrees with Ken Parker.
     
     Thomas Conerty also concurs with the previous member statements.
     
     Chairman Young said that he sees no basis for objection.
     
     Thomas Morhouse read and moved to approve Resolution 2008-09 which was seconded by Roger
     Phinney and all Commission members voted affirmatively.
     
               WHEREAS   the applicant has applied to modify the above permit for wharf modification to increase the width
               of the dock from 28' to 39.5'; and
     
               WHEREAS   the Lake George Park Commission has reviewed the application, supporting documents,
               comments received and other information which appears in the record; and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has made a determination pursuant to 6NYCRR 645-3.6 and the State
               Environmental Quality Review Act 6NYCRR 617.5 that the project is a Type II action and does not
               require further review of potential environmental impacts pursuant to this act; and
     
               WHEREAS   the action is considered to be a Minor project pursuant to 6NYCRR 645-5.3 and public notice has
               been published and distributed; and
     
               WHEREAS   the application complies with regulatory design limits; and      
     
               WHEREAS   interested parties have brought forth concerns about potential visual impacts of the project; and
                         
               WHEREAS   the Commission finds that the proposed project is reasonable and necessary and will not cause
               unreasonable, uncontrolled, or unnecessary damage to the natural resources of the state,
               including soils, forests, water, fish, shellfish, crustaceans and aquatic and land-related
               environment; and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission finds that the project will have no adverse impact on the health, safety or welfare
               of the public, the environment or the resources of the Park; will not alter the essential character of
               the area in which it is proposed; will not lead to congestion in the Park and will not have an undue
               visual, cultural or audible impact on the neighborhood or the Park.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lake George Park Commission hereby approves the above
     application.
     
     Wharf Modification submitted by Barbara Johnson, Town of Hague, County of Warren
     
     Molly Gallagher introduced the project.  She said that this application has been looked at several 
     times.
     
     Molly Gallagher said that the Johnson family made changes to the project solely for the Ball family.
     
     Gene Flood spoke about the installation and removal of the dock, quotes received on dock structures
     and about the burden to physically handle the dock sections.  He said that it is difficult and costly to
     keep a removable dock.
     
     Mr. Flood said that the dock is not visible to any year round resident.  A discussion continued
     regarding the dates in which the dock would have restrictions placed upon it.  Mr. Flood said that he
     would be happy to leave that judgement up to the Commission members.
     
     Chairman Young said that he commends Mr. Flood for being such a good neighbor and for bending
     over backwards for the Ball family.
     
     David Ball said that he is part owner of the neighboring property and said that he is present for a
     few reasons.  He said that the first reason is to let Mr. Flood know that he deeply appreciates that his
     proposal has taken their views into consideration.  The second reason is to discuss a letter that was
     written which was solely written for the future.  He said that it was not designed for the Johnson’s but 
     for future owners of the property.
     
     John Caffry spoke about the letter and several of the items in the letter and asked that the Commission
     use May 1st as a permit condition.  A discussion continued regarding the standard dates.  Mr. Caffry 
     said that these dates are fine.
     
     James Kneeshaw asked if there were any current objections from the neighbor to the south.  Molly
     Gallagher said that there are no objections to the neighbor to the south.
     
     Thomas Morhouse read and moved to approve the resolution which was seconded by Kenenth Parker
     and all Commission members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution with the stated
     provisions (dates and distance of dock).
     
               WHEREAS   the applicants have applied for a permit to remove an existing dock and construct a 30' long, 17'
               wide, L-shaped articulating dock and a 30' long, 5' wide articulating dock; and
     
               WHEREAS   the Lake George Park Commission has reviewed the application, supporting documents, comments
               received and other information which appears in the record; and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission has made a determination pursuant to 6NYCRR 645-3.6 and the State
               Environmental Quality Review Act 6NYCRR 617.5 that the project is a Type II action and does not
               require further review of potential environmental impacts pursuant to this act; and
     
               WHEREAS   the action is considered to be a Minor project pursuant to 6NYCRR 645-5.3 and public notice has
               been published and distributed; and
     
               WHEREAS   the Commission finds that the project will have no adverse impact on the health, safety or welfare of
               the public, the environment or the resources of the Park; will not alter the essential character of the
               area in which it is proposed; will not lead to congestion in the Park and will not have an undue
               visual, cultural or audible impact on the neighborhood or the Park.
     
     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
                         The Lake George Park Commission hereby approves the above application.
      
     Wharf Modification submitted by Scrimshaw Ventures Homeowners Association, Town of Lake
     George, County of Warren
     
     Molly Gallagher introduced this project.  She said that Scrimshaw Ventures HOA was before the
     Commission and additional information was requested from the applicant.
     
     Molly Gallagher said that they are in need of a variance to modify an “L” shaped dock.  She said that
     there are 12 homeowners in the subdivision and they would like to add 4 fingers so that one dock 
     space is available for each member.
     
     Tom DeNardo, president of the association, spoke about the floating docks they used to have and
     spoke about the installation of their current 100' dock structure.
     
     A discussion continued regarding a limitation on the size of boats in the association, additional fingers 
     to be added and the impact of adding these additional fingers to the dock structure.
     
     Martin Auffredou spoke regarding the variance issue.  He said that if the Commission is going to make
     a decision it must be based on the record.  He said that we need dollars and cents analysis.
     
     Mr. Ravelli spoke about the dollars and cents analysis he sent to Holly Kneeshaw of the Adirondack
     Park Agency.
     
     Martin Auffredou said that a little more analysis needs to be done.  He suggested something more
     independent.
     
     Mr. Ravelli asked about having an independent relator come in and speak about the value.  He also
     spoke about deeded dock rights.
     
     Martin Auffredou said that some of the criteria the Commission is looking for are as follows:  
     dollars and cents; impacts to the environment and impacts to health, safety and welfare.
     
     Kenneth Parker made a motion to table the application which was seconded by Thomas Morhouse and
     all Commission members present voted to approve the motion. 
     
     Modification of an Existing Class A Marina submitted by Bolton Landing Marina, LLC, Town of
     Bolton, County of Warren
     
     Molly Gallagher introduced this project.  She said that this is an existing Class A Marina that would like
     to add 6 additional boat slips, increase quick launches from 160 to 185, increase winter storage to 191
     vessels and add minor service and reduce on-site parking from 137 to 124 vehicles.
     
     Molly Gallagher spoke about the history of the Bolton Landing Marina.  She said that the marina went 
     to a public hearing in 1987.
     
     Bob Sweeney spoke on behalf of the marina and said that the marina is more than 20 years old and 
     the operation of BLM had been proven.
     
     Mr. Sweeney said that the Bolton Planning Board has given site plan approval.  He also said that no
     physical changes have been requested.
     
     Kenneth Parker asked about the parking areas in Bolton.
     
     Dan Behan said that parking is available on the south side of the House of Scott’s as well as the
     municipal town parking lot.
     
     A discussion continued regarding boat limitations, parking areas, fire plans and berthing spaces.
     
     Kathy Bozony said that she had an opportunity to speak with the applicant on a separate water quality
     issue and said that he is willing to comply.
     
     Jason Saris said that he owns and operates Performance Marine.  He said that he is not here to
     represent Bolton Landing Marina but wanted to say that the parking issues in Bolton are not related top
     the marina.  He asked that the Commission look favorably on this application.
     
     Item #5 — Public Comments
     
     Lake George Association
     
     Kathy Bozony spoke on behalf of the LGA.  She thanked the Commission for going through with the
     Positive Declaration, the Environmental Assessment Form and the SEQRA processes.  She said that
     she is looking forward to moving forward with this project.
     
     The FUND for Lake George, Inc.
     
     Peter Bauer spoke regarding the Stream Corridor and Tree Cutting Initiative.  He thanked the
     Commission for following through and said that he too looks forward to moving forward.
     Lake George Waterkeeper
     
     Christopher Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper, said that he would like to echo the comments of 
     Kathy Bozony and Peter Bauer regarding the Stream Corridor and Tree Cutting project.  He said that 
     he is also looking forward to moving forward with this project.
     
     Lake George Watershed Conference
     
     Not present.
     
     Public Comments
     
     George Weinschenk spoke regarding the Tree Clearing and Stream Corridor Protection Initiative.  He
     asked if the project was still going forward and he spoke about the SEQRA process.
     
     Barry Kincaid said that he is a part of the Lake George Property Owners Group.  Mr. Kincaid thanked
     the Commission for adding the meeting agenda to the website.  He said that he would like to see the
     Commission members involved (personally involved) in the whole process.
     
     Item #6 — Adjournment
     
     There being no further business, on the motion of Thomas Conerty, seconded by Thomas Morhouse 
     the meeting was adjourned at 12:35 p.m.
      
     Respectfully submitted,
     
     
     
     Michelle D. Way 
     
     
     
     
     
          Secretary’s Note:	The next Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 10:00
          a.m. at the Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY.