This is going to be released to the public February 10th. There is a tentatively planned public meeting for the evening of February 25th, likely to be held at Paul Smiths college campus. There would then be a 30 day comment period before the UMP Amendment would go to APA (45 days from 2/10/10).
The Comprehensive NYS Fire Tower Plan that we were waiting for the last two years has been changed by DEC to a “study” which is now complete, and will be released on the same date as the UMP on the 10th.
According to DEC this Fire Tower would not be removed during peak summit use months or during Thrush mating season, so likely removal would not happen until late fall of this year.
Please feel free to contact your local elected representatives to share your feelings. As further information becomes available we will update this site.