RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency will meet on Friday at its headquarters in Ray Brook.The full agency will convene at 9 a.m. for the executive director's report, at which time the agency will recognize staff members George Outcalt Jr. and Steven Erman for 25 years of state service. During the report, Earth Day will be celebrated.At 9:30 a.m., the Park Ecology Committee will host the Adirondack Park Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Cooperative Agreement signing and receive updates from Dan Spada and Hilary Oles on the New York State Invasive Species Task Force and the Aquatic Nuisance Species Committee.The committee meeting will conclude with a discussion on ecological impact zones, led by agency staff member Mark Rooks and ElizabethDowling of SUNY ESF.At 10:45 a.m., the Regulatory Programs Committee will determine approvability for the installation of an elevated wooden boardwalk on Lake Flower in wetlands that also requires a shoreline setback variance.The proposed boardwalk would be three feet wide by 180 feet long and provide foot access to a proposed 5-by-20-foot-long floating dock. The project site is in the Town of Harrietstown.The project must meet the setback-variance test for practical difficulties and unnecessary hardships. Key issues are wetland impacts.At 1 p.m., the Legal Affairs Committee will convene for discussions on regulatory revision priorities.At 2:30 p.m., the Local Government Service Committee will have a briefing on an upcoming local government training opportunity. The Department of State and the Adirondack Park Agency will offer training for municipal officials on April 25 at the Town of Hague municipal building. Informational sessions will address planning and zoning board procedures.At 3:30 p.m., the Interpretive Programs Committee will hear a summary presentation on recently concluded winter programs at the Visitor Interpretive Centers and discuss the upcoming spring schedule of events.At 4:15, the full agency will convene for committee reports and to take actions, if necessary.Meeting materials are available for download from the agency's Web site at:http://www.apa.state.ny.us/Mailing/0704/index.htm
The next APA meeting is scheduled for May 10 and 11 in Ray Brook.