APA plans to vote on numerous Adirondack projects next week

These include Lake Placid ski jump expansion, Saranac Lakes Wild Forest

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday at its headquarters, beginning at 9 a.m.

At 9:30, the Regulatory Programs Committee will consider approving a number of changes to the Olympic Ski Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. The state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which operates the complex, plans to install a new chairlift, zip line, tubing hill and ski jumps. ORDA manages all of the 1980 Winter Olympic sites, including Whiteface Mountain and the Olympic Center in downtown Lake Placid. ORDA also manages the other two state-owned ski areas, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Belleayre Mountain in the Catskills.

After that, the APA’s State Land Committee will consider whether plans for the Cranberry Lake and Black River boat launches are in conformance with the Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan.

After lunch, the committee will reconvene to consider APSLMP conformance for plans at the Lake George Battlefield.

The committee will then decide on holding two public hearings on proposed changes to Gore Mountain, as well as voting to send the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s plans for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest and the Grasse River to public comment concerning APSLMP conformance.

At 3:30 p.m., the APA board will hear a presentation from the president of Ward Lumber before the full board convenes for final votes at 4:15.

For more information, including the documents that get sent to all APA board members, go to www.apa.ny.gov.