On April 30 there will be a public meeting in Long Lake at 11 am at the Long Lake Town Hall to explore the Hamlets 3 study
LONG LAKE – INDIAN LAKE SITE VISIT AGENDA – April 30, 2013
Hamlets 3 Phase 2: Training and Implementation Workshops
11 A.M. Long Lake Town Hall – General introductions and discussion of local planning issues with committee and board members to identify current planning proposals, needs, and opportunities for hamlet growth and expansion in Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake.
12 NOON Long Lake Town Hall – PowerPoint presentation of Hamlets 3 smart growth project for the Adirondack Park:
- Smart growth hamlet planning guidebook (free copies available)
- Community values, visions and cornerstones
- Applying the Hamlets 3 expansion model in the local hamlets
- Time frame for subsequent 2013 workshops in the local hamlets
1-3 P.M. Site Tour (walk/drive) – of potential expansion sites in the local hamlets and surrounding areas:
- Changes in the hamlets that have occurred over time
- Availability of desirable land for hamlet expansion
- Base information and other project development needs
The hamlets of Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake have been selected to participate in the 2013 Hamlets 3 Phase 2 training and implementation workshop series. The goal of this workshop series is to develop a viable approach for implementing hamlet expansion and smart economic growth in the hamlets with a particular emphasis on destination tourism.
Today, hamlet/village expansion is very timely in the Adirondack Park because many communities have expressed a need for residential and commercial growth. Providing smart growth areas by building on existing community centers has two important benefits:
- It enables the community to integrate land suitable for development into the fabric of the existing hamlet
- It complements the protection of open space by discouraging visually unappealing and inefficient sprawl and strip development
The recently published Hamlets 3 guidebook illustrates the process, tools and guidelines for smart hamlet expansion in the Adirondack Park and will be used in the workshops.
The guidebook can be found online at www.adkhamlets.org.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 10, in the Indian Lake Central School Library* at 6:30 PM. Location change is due to conflict with the Planning Board meeting.
Food availability: Bob and Sandy Scanlon
Marketing: Report on brand concepts that are being offered for testing
Main Street: NY Main Street Grant Program
Jobs: Adk Teleworks
Snocade 2014: February 14-23 2014
Next Meeting: May 8, 2014, 6:30PM
* Directions to the ILCS Library: Use the school parking lot on Crow Hill Road. Enter through the newly constructed entrance. Take the stairs ahead up two flights. The first door on your right is the library. See you there.
Main Street Revitalization Sub-Committee Meeting
7:00 PM, March 6, 2013
NY Main Street Main Street Grant Program
Prior to the meeting the committee reviewed the grant summary to become more knowledgeable with the objectives and potential positive impact for Main Street – Indian Lake. All were encouraged to attend the attend 3/13 CDC Meeting to encourage and support the submission of a 2013 Indian Lake grant application.
NY State “Path Through History” Weekends
The committee is researching cultural heritage activities to include in the Indian Lake Path Through History Weekends events, June 1-2. The Indian Lake Path Through History activities will focus on the logging industry, which were the beginnings of the town. Communities/organizations interested in participating in the program are required to submit their plans to the program sponsoring agency. If selected to participate in the program, communities/organizations will receive state and national public relations and promotional opportunities.
Finch Land Issue
Jack provided an educational overview of the Finch Land issue. He has taken a very visible/aggressive role in the issue. A copy the letter he sent to key North County leaders and politicians was distributed to the committee for review and discussion.
Indian Lake Property Owners Maintenance Issue
The summary of external municipal property owner’s maintenance ordinances, prepared by Annelies, was discussed. The Committee will consult with Jim Erceg regarding our next steps.
National Trust Main Street Center
The program was briefly discussed, more to follow during April meeting.
Our next meeting of the planning committee is on March 13, at 6:00PM in the large meeting room of the Town Hall. All welcome to attend and contribute! The group continues to meet and go forward with new ideas and accomplishments towards community improvements.
As a result of meeting with DEC staff on Feb. 7, and their recommendations made to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) regarding public access and State land classification of former Finch-Pruyn lands, it is imperative that the Town of Indian Lake develop our own proposal and plan for those lands impacting our community. The Town Board is very concerned that the DEC proposal will severely limit our community’s access to these lands and negatively impact the future recreational and economic opportunities promised by the Governor and State agencies.
The next meeting of the Indian Lake Planning group is February 13, at 6:00 PM at the Indian Lake Town Hall. The main focus of this meeting will be building our snowmobile economy. Four representatives from organizations that support snowmobiling in Indian Lake have volunteered to attend.
Read the minutes to the last meeting January meeting minutes
Agenda: Indian Lake Community Development Corp
Indian Lake Town Hall
February 13 , 2013
Call to order
Not for Profit : ACT
Blue Mt. Lake Assoc?
Reps: Bruce Wells: Parks and Rec
Kim Mitchell: Fish and Game Club
Andy Meyers: Snow Warriors Snowmobile Club
Darrin Harr: www.ilsnow.com
Next Meeting : Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Join your neighbors for the first meeting of 2013 of the Indian Lake Planning Committee and Indian Lake Community Development Corporation
Indian Lake Planning Committee / meeting of the Community Development Corporation
Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 7 PM Town Hall- All Welcome!
- 2012 in Review: Priorities and Accomplishments
What worked/ what needs work
- Priorities for 2013 and action steps
- Review of the Minutes of the last meeting
- Committee Reports:
Main Street Committee
- Old Business
- Communications- better use of web, facebook, parents and school, town groups, senior groups chamber, etc
- Prioritizing projects: resubmission for funding
- Working with other community development groups
- New Business
Plans are underway to expand the Adirondack One Stop in Indian Lake by about 900 feet. According to the 1/9/13 “Hamilton County Express”, the expansion has been planned to meet the demand for fresh food in Indian Lake. The One Stop is an independent, locally owned business