APA approves construction variances, Newcomb land use plan

RAY BROOK — The full board of the state Adirondack Park Agency approved two construction variance permits and a town’s land-use plan Friday.

One of the approved construction variances is on a property in Lake Placid, in which APA board member Art Lussi has a stake. Lussi recused himself from the discussion of the topic both Thursday and Friday. The variance to add two decks to the lakefront house was approved with minor conditions.

Another construction project in Fort Ann was also given the go-ahead.

The Local Government Committee, along with the full board, also approved an amendment to the town of Newcomb’s land use plan.

The Park Ecology Committee noted that July 9 through 15 will be Invasive Species Week, and that the state Department of Environmental Conservation had given a grant to Paul Smith’s College for its Watershed Steward Program. More than 50 stewards, inspectors and boat washers will be in place this summer, more than ever before.

The APA next meets July 13 and 14 at its headquarters in Ray Brook.