Posts on Apr 2013

Adirondack Day in Albany

Critical issues are facing residents and property owners and all New Yorkers who own over three million acres of land in the Adirondacks. On Monday, April 29, 2013 local Adirondack leaders head to Albany to swarm the capital with all things Adirondacks to bring attention to the region and shake the political trees in Albany. Visitors to the Well Wall at the Legislative Office Building will have the opportunity to visit with Live Wild Animals, hear the sounds of the forest and sample the foods of the Adirondacks and learn more about new recreational opportunities stretching across the park.

Hot topics include the recent acquisition of the Essex Chain of Lakes Property, slated for opening to the public sometime this summer pending a public hearing process across the state to find out from the people what they want to see happen to the Essex Chain of Lakes. The DEC has made their recommendation to the APA and soon it will be up to the public to put forth their input.

Another huge topic on the docket is the settlement of the Township 40 dispute in Raquette Lake.

What is Township 40?
The State of New York claims it owns over 90 percent of “Township 40.” About 220 parcels of land covering slightly more than 1,000 acres in Raquette Lake, once Township 40 of the Totten and Crossfield Purchase, are contested.

Township 40 was never surveyed into lots, so deeds were often unclear as to exactly what lands were being conveyed.

The Legislature passed the amendment in 2012, but constitutional amendments must pass two consecutive sessions of the Legislature before they can be presented to voters in a statewide referendum. The Township 40 issue must be voted on again before this Albany legislature finishes their session in June. This is the opportunity to make sure this critical amendment continues down its path to completion. When the amendment is passed it will be heading to a statewide constitutional ballot vote in the fall and put to the voters to decide an issue over 100 years in the making.

What does this mean for Raquette Laker’s?

Provisions of that legislation would list the more than 200 parcels of land in Township 40 in Raquette Lake in Hamilton County, allow those with disputed titles to opt in or opt out of the settlement process and require a payment from occupants which would be used toward purchase of replacement land of greater benefit to be added to the Adirondack Park.

The legislative arrangement would provide this and future generations of shoreland owners free and clear title to their properties, a significant and enduring benefit to them, their children, the Village of Raquette Lake, Town of Long Lake and Hamilton County. It would remove for all time the threat, the uncertainty and the costs involved in a challenge from the State.

Join residents, leaders and the politicians at Adirondack Day, Monday, April 29, 2013 from 11am to 5pm.

So where is this Well Wall? Albany, “Well” of Legislative Office Building – Concourse Level, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York, 12234

Sources

D. Gibson, May 29, 2012, A New Proposal for Township 40. < http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2012/05/dave-gibson-a-new-proposal-for-township-40.html >

twp40@frontiernet.net, March 3, 2013. Township 40 Website for Pertinent Information. < http://twp40.com/5101.html >

C. Meixner, RL Land Bill Could Be Voted on Soon. April 11, 2012. < http://www.hamiltoncountyexpress.com/News/04112012_land >

B. Mann, RL Constitutional Amendment Passes in Albany. June 21, 2012. < http://blogs.northcountrypublicradio.org/inbox/2012/06/21/breaking-raquette-lake-constitutional-amendment-passes-in-albany/ >

Tame the Trout Charters

About
Tame The Trout Charters is based out of and operated on pristine Tupper Lake in the beautiful Adirondack Park in Northern New York. Specializing in deep water trolling tactics for Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, Walleye and Pike.

Bobby Helms has been fishing the waters of Tupper Lake and surrounding areas his entire life. Bobby’s experience and passion drives him to make your fishing trip the best it can be.

Rates: $300 for 4 hrs “Lines in the Water” fishing. Add $50 for each additional person (4 person max).
$450 for 8 hours “Lines in the Water” fishing. Add $50 for each additional person (4 person max).
Choose from a of variety fishing trips including Lake Trout/ Landlocked Atlantic Salmon. Combined Lake Trout afternoon and night walleye fishing. Afternoon Northern Pike and night Walleye fishing.
Morning Lake Trout and afternoon Northern pike, Bass and Walleye.
Afternoon and night trips: Lines in the water at 4pm, back at the dock at 12:30am.
Full 8 hour days, Lines in the Water by 7am, back to the dock at 3:30pm.

Tupper Lake, New York 12986
Phone (518) 637-6046
Email helmsbigtuppercharters@gmail.com

Almar Travel

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1174 Main Street, Long Lake, NY 12847
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Garbage Pick UP

Too busy to take your garbage to the dump? Call Craig Wamback for local pick up at 518-955-6768. Will pick up house hold garbage and recyclables weekly in Long Lake for a small fee. Call Craig for more details

Adirondack Residents Cards Issued

Update: April 8, 2013 – This BLOG POST WAS POSTED ON APRIL 1, 2013 AS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE. THIS ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE.

In a bold move the New York State Office of Housing and Residential Development, an off-shoot of the recent expansion of the New York State Office of Development for Homes and Humans and Health announced today that the Adirondacks are closed for repairs. No visitors or vendors will be allowed inside the blue line until further notice until every single road has been fixed. The official date for closing is April 8th to give residents time to apply for residential cards and to stock up on larger supplies that won’t be able to arrive by traditional truck delivery.

Photo submitted to the Adk Explorer (from Facebook)

Notices went out to all local businesses to stock up on necessary items for their customers as it was unclear when the roads would re-open to all delivery trucks in the region. NYSOHRD was anticipating all roads would be open by mid-summer in time for the new big Paddling Race that has been the talk at the state capital since it announced as the next must “get” big event in the Adirondacks.

Residents in Raquette Lake were thrilled to learn that the road connecting their community to Blue Mountain and Inlet was finally going to be addressed in light of the swift action taken to repair route 28N connecting Long Lake and Newcomb. Some community members noted they were worried about how they were going to get supplies. One resident asked this reporter, “if vendors can’t get to town, does that mean food delivery trucks? What about my chicken fingers at the Tap Room?”

To expedite the road fixing, the offices of the NYSOHR AND NYSDHH have requested that residents go to their local municipal offices and fill out applications to receive a Adirondack Resident’s card. This card is $45 for adults, $20 for children and free to seniors. This card will enable you to move freely between the blue line and the outside of the area. There will be check points at all entrances to the park. A representative from the NYSDHH who wished to remain anonymous, “If you don’t have a resident’s card, don’t bother coming in. Just turn around, because the Adirondack Park is closed until all the roads are fixed. It is simply a necessity in light of all the properties being purchased by the state. Road access must be made safer and available to everyone.” 


Local town clerks will be issuing the Adirondack Residents Cards.

The only towns that don’t require an Adirondack Residents Cards are Lake Placid and Lake George.

Long Lake