APA to honor Monroe with tree at Thursday’s meeting

RAY BROOK — The state Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, July 14. The meeting will be held at the agency’s headquarters in Ray Brook. The public is welcome to attend in person. Masks are not required but are recommended.

The July meeting will also be webcast live. Go to www.apa.ny.gov and use the link for Live Webcast found in the News and Activities section.

On Thursday at 9:30 a.m., the full agency will convene for Executive Director Barbara Rice’s monthly report, in person public comment, and other procedural actions.

At 10 a.m., the Administration Committee will hear a second reading on an agency policy drafted to authorize the use of videoconferencing for agency meetings.

At 10:30 a.m., the Park Policy and Planning Committee will be briefed by staff from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority on the state’s goals for renewable energy. NYSERDA will discuss various topics including the site selection process, funding, taxes, the interconnection process and decommissioning.

At 11:30 a.m., the agency will celebrate the accomplishments of former Warren County Board of Supervisors Chair and Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board Executive Director Frederick Monroe. A tree in the agency’s Forest of Heroes Arboretum will be dedicated for Monroe. The event is open to the public.

At 1 p.m., the State Land Committee will convene for an update from agency and Department of Environmental Conservation staff on ongoing progress towards implementing a visitor use management framework for state lands. SUNY-ESF will also share their work on the development of an ecological scorecard.

At 2:30 p.m., the full agency will convene to take any necessary actions.

To review the meeting materials and agenda please download from the APA website at: https://www.apa.ny.gov/Mailing/2022/07/index.htm.

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Please provide any requests for specific accommodations to Keith P. McKeever at 518-891-4050.

The mission of the Adirondack Park Agency is to protect the public and private resources of the Adirondack Park through the exercise of the powers and duties of the Agency as provided by law.


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