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New information added on March 12, 2006

Updates and News Briefs

"Back Lot Owners Committee (BLOC) Organizes - Notice to Protect Property Owners"
January 2006
The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District has declared war on the Great Sacandaga Lake
's Back-lot permit holders. The permit holders are organizing to preserve their lake access.

"Sacandaga Lake property owner Faults Adirondack Life Article" — Letter to the Editor by Guy Poulin, March 2005
Access permit holders maintain the shoreline, pay income to the Hudson River - Black River Regulating District, and pay premium local property taxes. The April Adirondack Life article attacking the permit holders had many important errors.

 See Also
See Also

APA (Adirondack Park Agency)

Access to Government Lands - New York

Government Control of Private Land

Sacandaga Reservoir - New York Index

Essential Books & Publications
Essential Books
& Publications

Publication Order Form


In-Depth Information

  • Carol W. LaGrasse"Porn Disclosure Subjects APA to Continuing Ridicule" - By Carol W. LaGrasse, Reprinted from the New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 10, No. 1 (PRFA, Winter 2006)
    After the story exploded across upstate New York and the wire service reports that Adirondack Park Agency Director Daniel Fitts was using the State computer for porn, he was forced to resign. The APA tried to quiet the ridicule down, but the commissioners made things worse by appointing Richard Lefebvre, the chairman of the Hudson River Black River Regulating District, as Fitts' successor. Lefebvre had just been accused of sending pornographic e-mails from his State computer.
  • Guy Poulin"Organizing Successfully Against the Sacandaga Reservoir Regulating District"-By Guy Poulin, Speech to the Ninth Annual National Conference on Private Property Rights (PRFA, Albany, N.Y., October 22, 2005)
    Guy Poulin, a resident of Northville in Saratoga County, rallied the shoreline owners on the Great Sacandaga Lake when the Hudson River Black River Regulating District Commission obscurely announced that the access permit fees would go sky high. His researched the law controlling the fees, exposed the new scheme, which was illegal, and aroused the property owners to action.
  • "Landowner Access to Great Sacandaga Lake is Squeezed"
    - By Carol W. LaGrasse (Reprinted from NY Property Rights Clearinghouse, Property Rights Foundation of America, Fall 2003)
    Conflicts raged over the Hudson River - Black River Regulating District. The District tried to raise access permit fees over 300%. Access permit holder John Barber's Hunt Lake Holding Company sued to keep his lake access location, which the District changed without notice.


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