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					Washington County Department of Planning & Community Development:
Annual Report for the Year 2006

Planning Department Report
Contact Information
Washington County Department of Planning and Community Development 383 Broadway Building A Fort Edward, NY 12828 Phone: (518) 746-2290 Fax: (518) 746-2293 Website: www.co.washington.ny.us Mark Galough, Director E-mail: MGalough@co.washington.ny.us Catherine Hamlin, Planner E-mail: CHamlin@co.washington.ny.us Karen Prevost, Secretary E-mail: KPrevost@co.washington.ny.us

Training, Professional Advisement and Informational Services
Washington County Planning Department provides the following services, training and information to other county departments, municipalities, consulting firms, not-for-profits and the general public:

Mandatory Training Law
Effective as of January 1, 2007 General Municipal Law (§ 239-c), the General City Law (§ 27), The Town Law (§ 7-712) and the Village Law (§ 7-718) have been amended by Chapter 662 of the Laws of 2006 to require training for members of Planning Boards (including County Planning Boards) and Zoning Boards of Appeals. At a minimum, four hours of training is required, but communities may require more than the minimum if they desire. Extra credits earned in any given year may be carried over into subsequent years. The legislative body approves the type of training that is acceptable. They may choose from a number of formats (on-line, video, traditional classroom and so on) and sources to provide the training and materials. The Department has been working very hard to help communities understand how this will affect them in terms of providing training and how they can achieve compliance with the new law. Our department is working closely with neighboring counties to coordinate presentations by NYSDOS and other organizations. By doing so, we avoid an overlap in subject matter. In addition, it allows us to provide training opportunities for the region throughout the year. We have created a listing of trusted and reliable training programs and providers, many of which are free or low-cost. In addition, we created a model form for communities to use to track and record their board member s training. We also contributed to the development of a model resolution that communities may use to approve the type of training and training programs that are acceptable and to modify the requirements of the law if they so desire.

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This information has been disseminated through e-mails and will be included in our annual department mailing that contains updated department information and other planning related materials. All these forms and other training information can be found on the County website.

Training
The Department hosted a Department of State training seminar on subdivision regulations at the Washington County Municipal Center on March 16, 2006 with approximately 40 attendees. The Department also co-hosted a three-part Department of State training seminar with the Warren County Planning Department on November 13, 2006. Approximately 25 attended the session held at the DEC Offices in Warrensburg. Topics included: County Planning Board Referrals, Community Design Tools-Taking Control of your Community's Character and Land Use Tools for Creating Affordable Housing. Local The Department co-sponsored a presentation by the Warren-Washington County Healthy Heart Program, a partnership of the Glens Falls Hospital called Creating Quality Places: Building Walking Back into our Communities. Approximately 20 people attended the event that was held at the Washington County Municipal Center on February 22, 2006. Other co-sponsors included the Washington County Public Health Office, Warren County Planning Department and the Adirondack/ Glens Falls Transportation Council (A/GFTC). On March 22, 2006, the Department co-sponsored and jointly organized a 1-day conference in the Town of Easton called Planning a Future for Farms; in Rensselaer, Saratoga & Washington Counties. Attended by approximately 180, the conference was such a success that it is serving as a model for other conferences throughout the state.
Government Institute

Planning a Future for Farms
in Rensselaer, Saratoga & Washington Counties

The conference was targeted to elected officials, planning board members and comprehensive planning committees and focused on strategies and tools that proactively address the business and land use needs of farms.

Planning a Future for Farms was made possible by a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and was co-sponsored by the following: Agricultural and Farmland Protection Boards of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties Agricultural Stewardship Association, American Farmland Trust, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties, County Farm Bureaus of Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties, County Planning Departments in Rensselaer, Saratoga and Washington Counties, Rensselaer Taconic Land Conservancy and Saratoga PLAN. In 2006, organizers of the conference, Planning a Future for Farms, began planning two followup events for 2007. The first event will be A Winter Workshop Series consisting of three evening presentations, one to be held in each of the participating counties. The first session is entitled Engaging People in Local Planning: Coming up with a Common Vision that Supports Agriculture, and will be held at the Washington County Municipal Center on February 27, 2007.

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For further details of times and locations for all three sessions, please contact our department for a flyer or visit the County s website: www.co.washington.ny.us. The second event will be a bus tour to the Southern Hudson Valley to witness first hand how local governments are taking action to support a future for agriculture. The 2007 Planning for Agriculture Road Show: Touring Communities Taking Action to Support a Future for Agriculture will provide a unique opportunity to visit farms to see innovative development practices in action. This project is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and will take place on May 4, 2007. Further details will be provided as the event nears.

Professional Advisement and Services
Planning staff and the County Planning Board reviews, upon request, and makes recommendations on draft land-use control documents and comprehensive plans. The Department provides information on land use issues, planning and regulations to county municipalities and upon request will provide assistance in the development of land use controls. Throughout the year, planning staff consulted with or made presentations to a number of communities on various planning projects and issues. Among those communities assisted or advised in 2006 were the Villages of Hudson Falls and Granville and the Towns of Argyle, Cambridge, Granville, Hampton, Hartford, Hebron and Whitehall. The Department also disseminated information to all taxing districts regarding Real Property Tax Law (RPTL), Sections 421-f & 457 for their consideration. These statutes allow taxing districts by local law or resolution to offer partial tax exemptions on the increased accessed property value of improvements to residential properties. RPTL, Section 457 allows exemptions for new construction or reconstruction of homes by first-time homebuyers and Section 421-f applies to exemptions for the reconstruction, alteration or improvements to single and two-family residences. Mark Galough participated in a joint meeting with James Fischbeck from County Sewer District II and representatives from the Towns of Fort Ann, Fort Edward and Kingsbury, as well as the Villages of Fort Ann, Fort Edward and Hudson Falls, to discuss the need for inter-municipal cooperation for the provision of water and sewer infrastructure for these communities.

Census and Statistical Information
Basic United States Census information packets for the county, towns and villages of Washington County are available through the Department. Additional census and other statistical information to other county departments, communities, non-profits, businesses and other organizations is provided upon requested.

Flood Hazard and Wetland Information
The Department assisted landowners, banks and real estate professionals in the county with approximately 35 requests for flood hazard and wetland information this year.

Grants
The Department distributes grant information to Washington County communities and not-forprofits. In addition, the Department assists with grant applications by compiling census data and other information, as well as writing letters of support. Community Grant Assistance: Department staff has assisted the Hudson Falls Brownfield Committee and attended meetings when requested. The Department staff has also been assisting the Town of Putman with the Water Quality Improvement Program (WQIP)-Clean Water/ Clean Air Bond Act Grant, as well as preparing an application for New York State Clean Water/ State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) financing for the Black Point Road Sewer District.

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Hudson River Stewardship: The LaBerge Group was awarded the contract to do a study funded through a $149,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant. The study is divided into three parts: 1) water quality impacts in the towns of Easton, Greenwich, Kingsbury and Fort Edward; 2) water quality impacts on the Fort Edward Yacht Basin and Rogers Island; 3) water quality as it relates to homes on Route 4 adjacent to the Hudson River Dredging Project. Economic Development Planning: The LaBerge Group was awarded a contract to develop an Economic Development Strategy for Washington County. The project was funded by a $40,000 Technical Assistance Grant from the Governor s Office for Small Cities. The draft has been completed and is awaiting staff review and public comment.

General Staff Activities
Affiliations
The Planning Department staff serves as a county representative to several local and regional organizations. Staff also participates in various regional projects and initiatives in order to ensure that the county s interests are advanced. As Planning Director, Mark Galough serves on the board, or as the Washington County representative, for the following organizations: New York Association of County Planning Directors Ag. & Farmland Protection Board Tobacco Asset Security Corporation, President PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Inc. PRIDE is a not-for-profit community-based housing organization serving the greater Ticonderoga area, including portions of Northern Washington County that assists with the housing and community development needs of the Towns of Putnam, Dresden and Whitehall. As staff planner, Catherine Hamlin serves on the board, or as the Washington County representative, for the following organizations: Greater Adirondack Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. (R C & D): Serving seven counties in the Greater Adirondack Region, the R.C. & D. undertakes many initiatives that benefit the residents of Washington County including the following: More than 15,000 servings to the needy have been donated since the Venison Donation Program began 4 years ago. 2006 was another successful year due in large part to the generous efforts of area meat processors, including three Washington County processors: Frank Hohman in Fort Ann, John Rozell in Whitehall and Eagle Bridge and Custom Meat in White Creek. R.C. & D, in cooperation with the Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD), continues to address the fire protection needs of the rural communities in the region with the installation of dry hydrants. A $25,000 grant from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded in 2006 helped to install hydrants in twelve additional communities, with three hydrants installed in Washington County. To date a total of twenty-five hydrants have been installed in the county. The Washington County SWCD, assisted by R.C. & D., conducted two assessment surveys as part of a Cossayuna Lake Sediment Control Project for the Town of Argyle. The project received a $24,000 DEC Non-Agriculture/ Non-point, Water Quality Improvement Project Grant to access sedimentation within the Cossayuna Watershed caused by erosion along highways with the watershed.

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The South Bay Handicap Fishing Access Project is set to break ground on February 6, 2007. This was primarily a DEC project made possible with $200,000 in funding from DEC, $45,000 from the DOS and private donations, as well as the assistance and in-kind services provided by the Town of Dresden, Washington County Department of Public Works, Washington County SWCD and R.C. & D. Lakes to Locks The Planning Department continues to support the activities of Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc. A new position of Canal Region Coordinator was created in 2006 to assist the Local Action Committees of Saratoga and Washington County with program administration, public relations, bookkeeping, marketing and fundraising. The Department assisted the new coordinator with the development of a database of Washington County contacts. Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York (CWICNY) CWICNY is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit group that coordinates Water Quality Improvement Project implementation throughout the New York side of the Champlain Watershed. They assist municipalities with federal grant applications. In addition, they help sponsor workshops and conferences, such as a North Country Stormwater Tradeshow to educate local officials, code enforcement officers and contractors on the issues pertaining to water quality, such as on-site wastewater treatment and stormwater management. Washington County Water Quality Committee The staff planner is a member of the state mandated Washington County Water Quality Coordinating Committee (WQCC). In December of 2004, the WQCC applied for and received a grant to fund a Gap Analysis for Stormwater Management requirements. The gap analysis began in January of 2005. The Planning Department staff, working with Sarah Gebbie, Environmental Planning Assistant with the Lake Champlain/ Lake George Regional Planning Board (LC/LGRPB), inventoried and reviewed the land use regulations, controls and practices of the Washington County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities relating to stormwater management and erosion & sediment control, including provisions for administration and enforcement. We reviewed these documents for their consistency with the standards of the Statewide Construction Permit. Due to the large amount of gaps in each municipality s current local laws, it was recommended in a report to each municipality that they adopt the model law in its entirety. The project was completed in August of 2006.

Stormwater Management
All eight MS4 municipalities in the Glens Falls Urbanized Area continue to work together toward meeting Environmental Protection (EPA) Agency s Phase II requirements with the assistance of Lake Champlain/ Lake George Regional Planning Board (LC/LGRPB), as well as Warren and Washington Counties Planning Departments, SWCD and Departments of Public Works. In Washington County, the MS4 communities include the Villages of Hudson Falls and Fort Edward and the Towns of Kingsbury and Fort Edward. The four Washington County MS4 communities applied for two grants with the assistance of the LC/LGRPB. These grants will reimburse the communities for the costs associated with adopting local laws necessary for compliance with the Phase II regulations, as well as to pay for upgrades to roadways, such as drainage ditches and other infrastructure improvements. The MS4 communities meet annually to go over the preparation of annual reports. The MS4 communities also have a display each year at the Washington County Fair to meet the educational component of the MS4 permit. They continue to explore inter-municipal solutions, such as the formation of a stormwater district, in order to jointly address reporting requirements,

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enforcement and funding issues related to the Phase II regulations. This year the Warren County SWCD began mapping outfalls for both counties using a GPS unit purchased with funding provided by the $100,000 EPF/Water Quality Improvement Projects (WQIP) Grant. These grant funds also helped to sponsor two representatives from each MS4 community to attend the North Country Stormwater Tradeshow.

Staff Training
Staff attends various training courses, conferences and symposiums to remain informed about planning and municipal issues, as well as grant opportunities and new technology. Some of the topics covered were as follows: NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Grants/ Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) grants, NYS Department of Transportation/ Transportation Enhancement Project Funding, Quality Communities/ Main Street Design Guidelines, Suburban Commercial Corridors Renewal Initiatives, Stormwater Management & EPA Phase II Regulations & Requirements, Tech Valley Initiatives, Agricultural Districts, Transfer of Development Rights, Conservation Subdivisions, Purchase of Development Rights, Zoning for Agriculture, Planning & Zoning Case Law, Ethics for Planning & Zoning Boards, County Planning Board Referrals, Public Infrastructure Planning, Impact Analysis using GIS, Reading & Interpreting Maps & Plans, Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems (introduction and advanced), Pictometry and Kronos.

Intern
The Department hired a part-time summer intern, Valeria Ivan, who assisted the department with the development of the Planning Department s webpage. Valeria also compiled survey information for the Town of Hebron and assisted Cathy with the creation of a PowerPoint presentation on Comprehensive Planning.

Support Services
The Department provides administrative assistance and staff support services to the following:

Agricultural Stewardship Association
The Department works with the Agricultural Stewardship Association to administer the Purchase of Development Rights Program.

Washington County Association of Snowmobile Clubs
The Department assists with preparation of grant materials for the Snowmobile Trail Fund Program. They submit a voucher with supporting documentation to the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for the grant.

Washington County Historic Preservation Council
The Department s staff coordinates the Annual Historic Preservation Council s Awards Program. Staff duties for this program include but are not limited to the following: General meeting preparation Public Notice (press releases) Notice to board members Logistical arrangements Prepares minutes Conducts all general correspondence, maintains records, prepares certificates for awarded projects and orders award plaques. Produces Awards Project booklet, which contains information on the Historic Preservation Council and the projects to be awarded.

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Washington County Tourism Association Tourism
Annual Golf Outing Helps to track information on donations, gift certificates, players and signs. Assists with preparation of mailings, including maintaining and updating contact list. Annual Membership Drive Assists with preparation of mailings, including, maintaining and updating contact list. Tourism Directory Helps to update directory information. Distributes Touring Guides and other County materials to various travel information centers. Assists with quarterly billing for the I Love NY program.

Department of Weights & Measures
Planning department staff tracks budget amounts, submits county vouchers and does the payroll for the Department of Weights & Measures.

Land Use
Local Laws and Comprehensive Plans
The Department maintains files of local laws for each municipality in the county and maintains a database of existing land use documents. In addition, we attempt to track the development of new documents. Many communities are in the process of drafting new documents or updating existing documents. Listed below are communities that adopted new land use documents or updated existing documents this year: Town of Argyle: Mobile Home Law Village of Cambridge: Updating Zoning Law Town of Fort Edward: Amended Zoning Law to incorporate Stormwater Regulations Village of Fort Edward: Comprehensive Plan Village of Granville: Revised Zoning Law (Repealed 1928 Law) Town of Greenwich: Drafting Zoning Law (1st ) Village of Hudson Falls: Revised Zoning Law Town of Kingsbury: Amended Zoning Law to incorporate Stormwater Regulations

General Municipal Law Referrals: Guide
The Department updated its guide, General Municipal Law Referrals: A Guide for Local Officials. Designed to help municipal boards understand the referral process and its requirements, the guide concisely addresses frequently asked questions regarding what planning actions need to be referred and under what circumstances. The newer version of the guide, along with referral application forms, were mailed to all municipal clerks and attorneys, as well as to the chairs of all municipal planning boards and zoning boards of appeal.

General Municipal Law Exemption Agreements
The Department renewed its Exemption Agreements this year, which expired on July 1, 2006. General Municipal Law, Article B, Section 239 l & m, requires that communities with land use controls refer certain planning actions to the county for review. The purpose of the exemption agreement is to relieve communities of the requirement to refer some actions to the county. Communities may continue to refer exempted actions to the county for their advice and recommendations. In doing so, however, such referrals shall comply with and be bound by all the

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requirements and timeframes associated with General Municipal Law. The new agreement will be in effect until June 30, 2009. To date, approximately 12 municipal boards have signed on.

Planning Department Goals for 2007
Provide further training opportunities, especially in light of new legislation mandating such training, for county and municipal planning boards, zoning boards of appeals, code and zoning enforcement officers, attorneys and elected officials. To expand the Department s cooperative efforts with our neighboring counties planning departments to share training opportunities and information. In particular to coordinate NYSDOS sessions with Warren and Saratoga Counties and to participate more and have a greater presence at the Annual Saratoga Conference. Lastly, to continue to work with the organizers of the Planning a Future for Farms conference on follow-up events, such as the scheduled Winter Workshop Series and the Agriculture Road Show bus tour. To increase public awareness of Department services available to municipalities, not-forprofits, consultant firms and the general public. To expand the Department s Webpage offerings. To increase services and advisement on land use issues, planning and regulations to the towns and villages of Washington County. To continue to assist Washington County Communities to meet EPA Phase II requirements. To continue to update the Department s inventory of land use control documents. Continue to provide support services to the Washington County Tourism Association, Washington County Association of Snowmobile Clubs, Washington County Local Development Corporation, the Agricultural Farmland Protection Board and the Washington County Historic Preservation Advisory Council. Support Washington County s involvement in various on-going projects and programs, such as PRIDE of Ticonderoga, Inc., The Ag. and Farmland Protection Board, Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc., the Greater Adirondack Resource Conservation and Development Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Champlain Watershed Improvement Coalition of New York and the Washington County Water Quality Coordinating Committee. Provide technical support to various programs, such as the County Agricultural Districts, Agricultural Economic Development and the Purchase of Development Rights Program.

Washington County Planning Board Report
Pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 239-C and in accordance with Washington County Planning Board Bylaws, an annual report consisting of a summary of the actions taken by the County Planning Board accompanied by a bound and certified copy of the Minutes of the Washington County Planning Board for the Year 2006 shall be presented to the Chair of the Board of Supervisors.

Meetings
The Washington County Planning Board usually meets the second Monday of each month. The Planning Board bylaws require that any regularly scheduled meeting that falls on a holiday observed by the county will be moved ahead by one week.

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Membership
New Members
The Washington County Board of Supervisor s Agriculture, Planning & Tourism Committee recommended by resolution, the reappointment of two members and the appointment of one new member to the Washington County Planning Board in 2006: Mr. Theodore Ted Bigelow of the Village of Hudson Falls was appointed on February 17, 2006 to fill the vacancy left by Charles Caputo of Kingsbury. This term will expire on December 31, 2011. Mr. William Lawrence of the Town of Hampton and Mr. George Medick of the Town of Hartford were both reappointed to their second terms on the Board with both terms set to expire on December 31, 2013. Please note that Mr. William Eberle informally resigned his position before January of 2007 and has since submitted his resignation in writing. The Planning Department conducted a search and has a candidate for which it will seek a recommendation for appointment at the February 2007 Agriculture, Planning & Tourism Committee meeting.

Current Washington County Planning Board Membership

Member
Ruth Bates Theodore Bigelow Lee Comar Tom Jarrett Tom Kearney William Lawrence Robert E, Liebig Louis Marchaland George Medick Mason Ormsby Willy Grimmke Phyllis Cooper

Community
White Creek Hudson Falls Granville Fort Ann Cambridge Hampton Hartford Easton Hartford Fort Edward Ex-officio Ex-officio

Term Expires
2007 2011 2010 2010 2012 2013 2007 2007 2013 2008 N/A N/A

Officers
At the regularly scheduled meeting of January 9, 2006, the Washington County Planning Board on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee, moved to nominate George Medick, Ruth Bates and Tom Jarrett as Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary, respectively. The motions were carried unanimously.

Professional Advisement and Services
Planning Department staff offers professional planning advice and staffing services to the County Planning Board. In accordance with the Washington County Planning Board Bylaws the staff planner acts as the secretary to the planning board and with the assistance of the planning staff, performs the following secretarial duties: General meeting preparation Public Notice Notice to board members (packet includes agenda, previous minutes, review materials and additional informational materials).

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Reviews and prepares materials of proposed actions referred for review Logistical arrangements Records and prepares minutes Notice to referring bodies of board decisions regarding reviews Conducts all general correspondence Maintains records of board activities including general correspondence, informational materials, agendas, minutes, memorandums, GML review materials, notifications of decisions and the municipal boards notification of final actions. Maintains board membership records, including attendance, mileage, appointments, terms and contact information. Prepares annual report

2006 General Municipal Law Reviews
Under General Municipal Law Section 239C, municipal planning actions specified by the statue are subject to review by the Washington County Planning Board. In addition, communities are welcome to refer any planning actions not specified by the statue to the board on an advisory basis. There were 41 GML referrals to the Planning Board in 2006, down from 43 in 2004 & 2005. The following is a listing, by community, of the referrals reviewed by the County Planning Board for the year 2006:

Town of Argyle
Land Use Document and Local Law Reviews
Reviewed on August 14, 2006 Local Law No.2 of 2006: Mobile Home Law (new Local Law Regulating mobile homes and mobile home parks).

Village of Cambridge
Site Plan Applications
Reviewed on December 11 & October 16, 2006 -Two different referrals for the same site. Applicant: Patrick Harrington Location: 15 East Main Street (near intersection NYS Route 22 & NYS Route 372) Reviewed on April 10, 2006 Applicant: Common Sense Location: 16 East Main Street Reviewed on June 12, 2006 Applicant: Common Sense Location: Route 22 (near intersection NYS Route 22 & 313) Reviewed on June 12, 2006 Applicant: Cambridge Valley Community Development & Preservation PartnershipFreight Yard Revitalization Project Location: 25 East Main Street

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Town of Fort Ann
Site Plan Applications
Reviewed on February 13, 2006 Applicant: Ashley Substation: Niagara Mohawk Corp. Location: County Route 16 (near intersection with NYS Route 4) Reviewed on May 8, 2006 Applicant: Ed Davis Location: NYS Route 149 (near intersection with Ridge Road)

Town of Fort Edward
Land Use Document and Local Law Reviews
Reviewed on January 9, 2006 Revision to Town Code: Addition of Stormwater & Erosion Control Provision

Village of Fort Edward
Land Use Document and Local Law Reviews
Reviewed on January 9, 2006 Comprehensive Plan

Village of Granville
Land Use Document and Local Law Reviews
Reviewed on July 10, 2006 Zoning Code Revised (previous code to be repealed)

Town of Greenwich
Site Plan Application
Reviewed on March 13, 2006 Applicant: Warren/Washington Counties ARC Location: 18 Galesville Road Reviewed on March 13, 2006 Applicant: Joseph & Carol Facin Location: 2536 NYS Route 40 Reviewed on April 10, 2006 Applicant: Cliff Bliss Location: 10 Dix Bridge Road (County Route 70)

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Reviewed on July 10, 2006 Applicant: Nancy Goslin Location: 1166 State Route 29 Reviewed on June 12, 2006 Applicant: Cossayuna Volunteer Fire Department Location: Bunker Hill Road Reviewed on June 12, 2006 Applicant: Greenwich Family Dentistry Location: 2651 NYS Route 40

Town of Hampton
Site Plan Application
Reviewed on January 9, 2006 Applicant: Fred Coleman (Hampton Holdings) Location: Golf Course Rd. Reviewed on July 10, 2006 Applicant: Green Hills Organic, LLC, William Troutman Location: 15 Douglas Way Reviewed on August 14, 2006 Applicant: Gary Ramey Location: 11935 NYS Route 4

Town of Hartford
Site Plan Application
Reviewed on January 9, 2006 Applicant: Sandra Sawn Location: 29 County Route 23 Reviewed on May 8, 2006 Applicant: Stewart s Shop Location: 8062 NYS Route 40 Reviewed on August 14, 2006 Applicant: Charles & Vickie Walsh Location: 7280 NYS Route 40 Reviewed on October 16, 2006 Applicant: Jeffery Washburn Location: 3359 NYS Route 196

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Village of Hudson Falls
Land Use Documents and Local Laws
Reviewed on January 9, March 13, & July 10, 2006 Revisions, corrections and additions to Zoning Ordinance Local Law No. 1 of 2006

Use Variance Applications
Reviewed on January 9, 2006 Applicant: Shawn McCormick Location: 54 & 56 River Street Reviewed on April 10, 2006 Applicant: Mark Brenneisen Location: 15 Broad Street

Site Plan Applications
Reviewed on February 13, 2006 Applicant: Deborah Liebig Location: 155 Main Street Reviewed on February 13, 2006 Applicant: Pamela Geroux Location: 160 Main Street Reviewed on February 13, 2006 Applicant: Gerry Strong Location: 287 Main Street Reviewed on February 13, 2006 Applicant: Dennis Hogan Location: 346 Main Street Reviewed on April 10, 2006 Applicant: Traci & Paul Mastroeini Location: 119 Main Street

Town of Kingsbury
Land Use Documents and Local Laws
Reviewed on December 11, 2006 Amend Zoning Law to incorporate Stormwater Regulations

Area Variance Applications
Reviewed on May 8, 2006 Applicant: Warren-Washington Counties IDA Location: Casey Road & County Line Road at Queensbury Ave. & Hicks Rd.

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Site Plan Applications
Reviewed on January 9, 2006 Applicant: Michael Dickenson Location: Dean Road (near Dix Avenue and Dean Road intersection) Reviewed on July 10, 2006 Applicant: Michael Dickenson (second referral- significant changes made to the site plan following local review). Location: Dean Road (near Dix Avenue and Dean Road intersection) Reviewed on August 14, 2006 Applicant: Ken Brownell Location: NYS Route 4 & Dix Avenue Reviewed on October 16, 2006 Applicant: Robert Bergman Location: County Line Road & Park Road (Warren /Washington County Industrial Park).

Town of Salem
Reviewed on October 16, 2006 Applicant: Eli Truehart Location: Blossom Road (near County Route 153)

Agricultural Reviews
Consolidated Agricultural Districts
The changes (change requests) to Consolidated Agricultural District (CAD) Number 7 was reviewed and approved by the Washington County Planning Board at their July 10, 2006 meeting upon the recommendation as presented in a report prepared by the Washington County Office of Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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