Lake George Park Commission

Meeting #356

26 June 2007

North Queensbury Fire House

Queensbury, NY


Presiding: Bruce E. Young, Chair



Commission Members Present: Thomas K. Conerty James Kneeshaw

Kenneth Parker

Roger Phinney

Thomas Hall

John McDonald, Jr.





Commission Members Absent: Thomas J. Morhouse

John A. Pettica, Jr.

Shauna DeSantis





Commission Staff Present: Michael P. White, Executive Director

Roger Smith, Conservation Operations Supervisor II

Molly Gallagher, Environmental Analyst II

Michelle Way, Keyboard Specialist 1

Peggy Stevens, Principal Account Clerk

Keith Fish, Operation's Director





Commission Counsel Present: Martin Auffredou





Others Present:



Ron Washburn James Mackey Jeffrey Meyer Linda Lynch

Kyle LaVoy Michael O'Connor George Klos Myron Klos

Patricia Rizzio John Owen Christopher Navitsky Mary Alice Leary

Frank Galley, Sr. Curtis Dybas John Brody Buzz Lamb















Item #1 - Introductions, Roll Call, Minutes of Previous Meeting: Bruce E. Young



The 356th 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 were 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 Conerty, seconded by James Kneeshaw, all Commission members present voted affirmatively to approve the minutes of the previous meeting.



Item #2 -- Fiscal Actions Report: Peggy Stevens



Chairman Young said that the May Actions Report was distributed with the meeting package to all of the Commission members for their review. He asked if there were any questions on the report. There were none.



On the motion of Kenneth Parker, seconded by John McDonald, all members present voting affirmatively, the May Fiscal Actions Report was approved as submitted.



Resolution 2007-48 -- Dock Doctors, Retrieval of Benthic Barrier Material



On the motion of Thomas Conerty, seconded by James Kneeshaw, all Commission members present voted affirmatively to approve resolution 2007-48.



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 determined that because of the size and stability controls of a specially equipped vessel and availability of dive support personnel, the named supplier is a single source for providing the desired services which are offered at competitive rates , and



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission authorizes the Executive Director to issue a purchase order to the Dock Doctors for an amount up to $15,000, at the rate shown on the attached schedule, for work to retrieve benthic barrier as part of the Eurasian Watermilfoil management effort.



Resolution 2007-49 -- Purchase of Benthic Barrier Material



On the motion of Thomas Conerty, seconded by James Kneeshaw, all Commission members present

voted affirmatively to approve resolution 2007-49.



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. ending October 31, 2007 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 twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) in total for the purchase of up to two acres of

benthic barrier material.



Resolution 2007-50 -- Purchase of Steel Weight Bars



On the motion of Thomas Conerty, seconded by James Kneeshaw, all Commission members present

voted affirmatively to approve resolution 2007-50.



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 dollars ($10,000) 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 Spa Steel Products of

Malta, NY for steel weight bars in the amount of $10,000 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 -- Project Review -- Public Comments on Pending Applications and Project Review

Resolutions: Molly Gallagher



Molly Gallagher read from a prepared statement (attached) regarding Project Review procedures. She

said that four applications are before the Commission today.



Commissioner Young spoke about the Project Review portion of the meeting.



Resolution 2007-39 -- Acceptance of Project Review Actions Report



Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve resolution 2007-39 which was seconded by James

Kneeshaw and all members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution.



WHEREAS the Commission has received and reviewed the Project Review Actions Report prepared by staff and dated June 12, 2007.



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.



Modification of a Class A Marina submitted by Gary LaVoy, Town of Bolton, County of Warren



Molly Gallagher introduced the first project. She said that the application was submitted by Gary LaVoy

from Bayview Marina in Bolton Landing.



Molly Gallagher said that the applicant is applying to modify their marina permit.



Molly Gallagher said that this is an existing marina with a class a marina permit and they are currently

allowed to make minor vessel repairs on occasion but they are not authorized to do regular sales and

service.



Molly Gallagher said that Mr. LaVoy is requesting to construct a boat maintenance garage and offer

maintenance to boats that are not berthed at the marina. She said that this would occur during the

winter season.



Molly Gallagher said that two issues have come up. The first issue is based on the stormwater review by

Roger Smith. Molly said that this issue wouldn't hold up the decision today because it is just a matter

of clarifying the stormwater requirements. The second issue is that the neighbor who owns the

surrounding property has a concern about the fiberglass work that will be done in the garage.



Molly Gallagher said that this will be a two car garage with one side being dedicated to the repair of

vessels. She added that this would be a one boat at a time operation.



Molly Gallagher asked Thomas Hall to address what the impacts of fiberglassing are.



Kyle Lavoy spoke on behalf of the application. He said that he is the only employee of Bayview Marina

and said that his family has already received a permit from the Town of Bolton.



Kyle LaVoy said that he hopes to do some fiberglass work in the winter when he is not too busy at the

marina.



Chairman Young discussed the setback requirements and the need for a variance.



Kyle LaVoy said that his father needed an area variance due to new interpretations of the Bolton Town

Code.



Kenneth Parker asked Kyle LaVoy if there was a reason that the garage was being placed on the top of

the hill and behind the house instead of at the end of the road where the existing garage is located.



Kyle Lavoy said that the reasons they decided to build the garage behind the residence is because the

Town of Bolton requires that they hide the dwelling and also because the parking lot at the bottom of

the hill is used to park cars in the summer.



A discussion continued regarding the size of the garage and the types and sizes of boats that would be

worked on.



Thomas Hall asked Mr. LaVoy if there will be a ventilation point in the building that would help to

eliminate odors.



Kyle LaVoy said that there will be a ventilation point but he is not sure where it will be placed yet.



Thomas Hall encouraged Mr. LaVoy to make contact with the Air Pollution Control Department of the

Department of Environmental Conservation. Mr. Hall said that the quantities emitted are probably

going to be so small that they would be below DEC's jurisdictional requirements.



Chairman Young asked if anyone else was present to speak on the project. There was no response.



Kenneth Parker said that he doesn't have any objections with this project. He said that the Bayview

Marina has always been a well run marina. All members present agreed with Kenneth Parker's

comments.



Chairman Young asked Roger Smith to comment on the stormwater issues. Roger Smith said that the

problem with the stormwater management plan is that the trenches are not sized correctly.



Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2007-40 which was seconded by James

Kneeshaw.



WHEREAS the applicant has applied for a permit to modify an existing Class A Marina by constructing a boat maintenance garage and offering maintenance to boats not berthed at the marina; 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 that the project is an Unlisted action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act 6NYCRR 617.5 and, as Lead Agency for the purposes of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, has made a determination that the project will have no significant impact on the environment; and

 

WHEREAS the action is considered to be a Major project pursuant to 6 NYCRR 645-5.3 and public notice has been published and distributed as required; and



WHEREAS the applicant has demonstrated that the facility complies with the Class A Marina requirements of 6 NYCRR 646-1.2; 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 resolves to approve the above application.



Operation of a Class A Marina submitted by Klos & Sons, Inc., Town of Bolton, County of

Warren



Molly Gallagher introduced this project. She said that the application was submitted by Klos & Sons,

Inc. for the Diamond Village Resort and that they are applying for something that has been on-going for

years.



Molly Gallagher said that the only marina activity that is occurring is the launching of boats.



Kenneth Parker recused himself from the discussion because he is a neighbor of the facility.



George and Myron Klos spoke on behalf of the application. They said that they would rather not be a

marina but they are applying because they have to in order to launch boats. They said that they are

trying to abide by the law.



George and Myron Klos spoke regarding expansion, construction and the sale of gas on the property.

They said that none of this is occurring and they are not applying for this. They said that the only thing

that they would like be permitted to do is launch boats for their guests and neighbors.



James Mackey spoke against the application submitted by Klos & Sons, Inc. for the Diamond Village

Resort. He said that he lives at the second property to the south of Diamond Village. Mr. Mackey

said that he is here to represent himself, the Westover Association, the Rush Island Improvement

Association and 16 other people.



Mr. Mackey said that should a permit be authorized that it include the exemptions so that a full Class A

Marina can not be used by the current owner or any future owners.



Mr. Mackey continued to discuss many of the reasons he believes that a Class A Marina permit should

not be issued. He said that he is not against the launching of boats for patrons and neighbors but still

asks why a permit must be issued.



Mr. Mackey said that by granting the permit "we would be granting someone with something they have

been in violation with for a long time."



A discussion continued among the members regarding the Class A Marina permit.



Martin Auffredou, Commission counsel, said that this appears to be regulated activity that has gone on

for years without a permit.



Michael White spoke to both Mr. George Klos and Mr. Myron Klos. He said that in this situation the

applicant is usually processed through the enforcement process and pays a small fine to remedy

the past situations and this is done before coming forward with an application.



Mr. Klos acknowledged what Michael White had to say.



Thomas Conerty said that he has no problem with the application as proposed.



John McDonald said that he also has no objections to the application as proposed.



All of the remaining Commissioners have no objections with the proposed application.



Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2007-42 along with condition no.1 in the

synopsis which was seconded by James Kneeshaw.



WHEREAS the applicant has applied for a permit to operate a Class A Marina offering boat launching for resort guests; 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 that the project is an Unlisted action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act 6NYCRR 617.5 and, as Lead Agency for the purposes of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, has made a determination that the project will have no significant impact on the environment; and

 

WHEREAS the action is considered to be a Major project pursuant to 6 NYCRR 645-5.3 and public notice has been published and distributed as required; and



WHEREAS the applicant has demonstrated that the facility complies with the Class A Marina requirements of 6 NYCRR 646-1.2; 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 resolves to approve the above application, with the following condition:



"The boat launch is to be utilized by registered guests of Diamond Village Resort only. A registered guest is defined at 6 NYCRR 645-2.1(bf) as "Registered guest means a person who pays a fee and is actually staying overnight in a unit in a hotel, motel, inn, housekeeping cottage, campground or recreational vehicle park licensed by the State of New York."



New Dock Construction submitted by Irving and Marcia Metzger, Town of Bolton, County of

Warren



Molly Gallagher introduced the application. She said that the application was submitted by Irving and

Marcia Metzger to build an "L" shaped addition and a two story closed sided boathouse.



Kurt Dybas spoke on behalf of Irving and Marcia Metzger. He spoke about the proposed placement of

the dock and the fact that the Metzger's have the ability to have three docks on their property.



Mr. Dybas also spoke about conversations he has had with the neighbors, Kris & Brad Irvine, regarding

the placement of the dock.



The Commission members asked Mr. Dybas about the disposition of living quarters and a jurisdictional

request from the APA. They also spoke about the 100' setback that Molly Gallagher had discussed

earlier during the meeting.



Molly Gallagher said that a setback variance is required from both the Town of Bolton and the Lake

George Park Commission.



A discussion regarding the variance continued.



Chairman Young said that the issue that must be decided is whether or not a variance is required. He

said that if a variance is required then the application as it stands has no basis because it would need to

be expanded on. He said that if a variance is not required then the application would be basically a staff

decision.



Chairman Young asked if anyone else is present to speak on the application.



Jeffrey Meyer spoke against the application. He said that he is representing Brad and Kris Irvine and

Dr. and Mrs. Lynch.



Mr. Meyer spoke about the objections the families have regarding the application. Jeffrey Meyer said

that there are numerous visual impacts and safety concerns that are unique to this bay.



Mr. Meyer said that they are also objecting this application based on the size of the boathouse that is

being sought. He said that Commission regulations state that a boathouse can only be 40 feet wide but

this boathouse is being presented as 47 feet wide and 16 feet tall.



Jeffrey Meyer said that this application should be viewed for what it is -- new dock construction of a

whole new boathouse. He said that the boathouse doesn't meet the setback requirements and

therefore a variance will be required.



Mr. Meyer continued to discuss many of the navigational restrictions and safety concerns in the bay.



Linda Lynch spoke against the application. She said that she is approximately 95 feet away from the

Metzger property line.



Mrs. Lynch said that if this application is approved instead of looking at the natural beauty of the lake

they will be looking at garage doors and a large 16 ' wall of yellow wood. She said that this is a house

on the lake.



Mrs. Lynch said that she has a large family with nine grandchildren - all under the age of eight years old.

She said that only two of her grandchildren cannot swim. She said that the Irvine family have three

children - a set of two year old twin's and a five year old boy.



Mrs. Lynch continued to discuss safety concerns regarding the Metzger's 36 foot Hacker Craft boat.



John Brody read from a prepared statement from Dr. Lynch. Mr. Brody said that Dr. Lynch was unable

to make it to the meeting. Dr. Lynch's letter discussed many of the same concerns as previously

discussed such as navigational concerns, view impacts and safety impacts.



A discussion continued among the parties involved regarding a possible compromise and the moving of

the boathouse to a new location. The discussion also included talk about the variance concerns.



The Commission members decided to table the application based on a possible compromise.



Thomas Hall recommended that the Metzger's contact the Adirondack Park Agency.



Variance Request for Modification of an Existing Dock submitted by Brett & Pamela West, Town

of Queensbury, County of Warren



Molly Gallagher introduced the application. She said that Brett and Pamela West would like to expand

their dock to accommodate emergency squad personnel and equipment in cases of an emergency on

the lake.



Michael O'Connor spoke on behalf of the West family. He said that the modification of the dock is for a

dual use. The dock expansion will be for personal use as well as for the use of an emergency situation.

He said that the emergency squad and the fire department would have access to the dock in an

emergency situation.



Michael O'Connor said that this is unique because there are not many facilities in the area that offer

privacy as well as the space for the emergency vehicles and equipment.



A discussion continued regarding the emergency access available at the Assembly Point site. They

spoke about the site being used in the past for emergency access and said that this is a public safety

issue.



John Owen spoke on behalf of the application. He said that he is Co-Captain of the rescue squad and

said that there are very limited spaces that can be used for emergency services. He said that some of

the places that have been used are located at Pilot Knob, Fort Ann Beach, Fischer's Marina and

Assembly Point (the dock we are discussing right now).



Mr. Owen said that they have had to perform emergency services on boats, which is very dangerous.



Thomas Hall asked who was sponsoring the application. Mr. O'Connor said that the West family is

sponsoring the application and applying for the permit.



The Commission members continued to discuss the improvements of the dock. They stated that there

would be limits on the use of the platform and also said that the improvements would have to be

removed if and when the use is withdrawn.



Frank Galley spoke on behalf of the application. He said that Brett West came to him about resurfacing

his dock for emergency use.



Mr. Galley said that the dock would be used for emergency services. He said that the dock has been

used four times this year and it is only June.



Mr. Galley said that with the approval of this application a public benefit would be derived.



A discussion continued among the Commission members. The members decided to approve the

application with the conditions sited in the resolution.



Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2007-44 which was seconded by James

Kneeshaw and all members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution.



WHEREAS Brett & Pamela West (the "applicants") have applied for a permit for the installation of a 23' x 18.5' platform over the slip of an existing dock at their premises; and



WHEREAS the stated purpose of the requested platform is for the North Queensbury Rescue Squad, Inc. (the "Rescue Squad") and the North Queensbury Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. (the "Fire Company") to utilize the platform as a base of operations to emergency rescue and medical services on Lake George; and



WHEREAS the applicants seek to secure the permit to address and accommodate the need for emergency service providers to access Lake George; and



WHEREAS the location of the premises on Lake George is ideal for the stated purpose; and



WHEREAS it has been represented to the Commission that the applicants will voluntarily allow the Rescue Squad and Fire Company to utilize the 23' x 18.5' platform over the slip of the existing dock in order to allow the Rescue Squad and Fire Company to perform emergency services on Lake George; and



WHEREAS the application is supported by statements from the Rescue Squad and Fire Company; and



WHEREAS the 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 would require the granting of a variance to the width of a pier, square footage and offshore distance limitations of the regulations of the Commission; and



WHEREAS municipalities are exempt from the permit requirements of 6 NYCRR 646-1; however, there is no suitable municipally owned location in the Town of Queensbury for the aforestated emergency service providers to utilize; 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 Commission finds that approval of the application is in the public interest, and denial would impose a significant safety burden upon the citizens of the Town of Queensbury and users of Lake George; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED

that the Commission hereby approves the above application with the following condition:

 

"Should the relationship between the Rescue Squad, Fire Company and the owner of the dock cease, meaning that the Rescue Squad and Fire Company no longer have the permission of the owner of the premises to utilize the platform herein authorized, the platform shall be removed immediately."

Item #5 -- Stormwater Management Report: Michael P. White



Michael White said that a stormwater report was sent out with the meeting information and said that

everyone should have received a copy. He asked if there were any questions. There were none.



Item #6 -- Lake George Park Sign Law: Kenneth Parker



Kenneth Parker read and moved to approve Resolution 2007-46 which was seconded by John

McDonald and all Commission members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution.



WHEREAS The Commission desires to retain a special counsel/advisor to assist the Commission in consulting with stakeholders and evaluating the alternatives relative to the Lake George sign law and



WHEREAS The Commission has received a proposal for such services by attorneys at hourly rates that are competitive.



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission authorizes the Chair to retain the firm of Young, Somner et al,

counselors at law, to undertake a review of existing laws, regulations and frameworks; consult with the Commission; and

thereafter assist the Commission in its objectives. And be it further resolved that the Executive Director is authorized to

execute a purchase order for an hourly rate in accordance with attached proposal for a total amount not to exceed $8,000.



Item #7 -- A Watershed Protection Plan Governing Stream Corridor Protection and Tree

Cutting: Michael P. White



Michael White said that this item is a hold over from the April and May Commission meetings. He said

that the idea would be to adopt a Positive Declaration and review a draft scoping document but said

that he has yet to receive these documents from Saratoga Associates.



Mr. White said that he had the opportunity to speak with Matt Rogers. Mr. Rogers said that he would

be getting in touch with Mr. White regarding the documents.



Item #8 -- Ad Hoc Committee Report -- Review of Competitive Proposals: Michael P. White



Michael White said that the Ad Hoc Committee consisted of five members, himself, Keith Fish, Bruce

Young, Thomas Hall and Kenneth Parker. Mr. White said that an Ad Hoc Committee meeting to review

competitive proposals was held on June 20, 2007.



The Ad Hoc Committee recommended that the Firm of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart and Rhodes represent

the Commission in their legal affairs based on the scores of each firm.



Mr. White said that the highest rated firm is Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart and Rhodes with a score of 478;

the second highest rated firm is Bond, Schoeneck and King, PLLC with a score of 345, Higgins,

Roberts, Beyerl and Coan, P.C. with a score of 303 and Harris Beach, PLLC with a score of 253.



Mr. White said that the term of the contract will be for a period of three years. The contract start date

will be October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2010.



Thomas Conerty read and moved to approve Resolution 2007-47 which was seconded by James

Kneeshaw and all Commission members present voted affirmatively to approve the resolution.



WHEREAS the Commission retains legal counsel under a contractual arrangement based upon an evaluation of competitive proposals, and



WHEREAS the term of the current agreement expires on September 30, 2007, and



WHEREAS the Commission prepared a Request for Proposals which was distributed to a number of area law firms and notice of which was published in the New York State Contract Reporter, and



WHEREAS four proposals were received in response to the RFP and were reviewed by the Ad Hoc Committee on June 20, 2007 in accordance with the methodology set forth in the RFP, and



WHEREAS the firm of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart and Rhodes received the highest rating by the Ad Hoc Committee and the Committee has forwarded its recommendation to the Commission.



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commission accepts the proposal of Bartlett, Pontiff, Stewart and Rhodes to

provide legal services to the Commission for the period October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2010, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chair is authorized to execute a contract with the firm to provide legal services at the

hourly rates specified in the proposal for a maximum of $51,000 per year and $153,000 for the three year term of the

agreement and is also authorized to take such other steps in his judgement that are reasonable and necessary to implement

the agreement.



Martin Auffredou thanked the Commission and said that he looked forward to working with the

Commission for another three years and hopes that he can maintain the trust of the Commission.

 

Item #9 -- Public Comments



Lake George Association



Not present.



The FUND for Lake George, Inc.



Not present.



Lake George Waterkeeper



No comments.



Lake George Watershed Conference



Not present.



Item #10 -- Adjournment



There being no further business, on the motion of James Kneeshaw, seconded by Roger Phinney the

meeting was adjourned at 12:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,







Michelle D. Way

Keyboard Specialist









Secretary's Note: The next Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 10:00 a.m. at the Bolton Town Hall, Bolton, NY.