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New information added on December 5, 2009

Updates and News Briefs

"Adirondack Park Agency Maps 'Watershed Protection Area' that Specifies Visibility from Sacandaga Reservoir" - News Brief, PRFA, Summer 2009

"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

Access to Government Lands - New York

Waterways Issues - New York

Hudson River Black River Regulating District


In-Depth Information

  • Carol W. LaGrasse"Shorefront Owner Access Rights to Sacandaga Threatened" - By Carol W. LaGrasse, Reprinted from New York Property Rights Clearinghouse, Vol. 13, No. 2 (PRFA, Spring 2009)
    A brief essay commenting about the environmentalist effort to lock out Sacandaga Reservoir shorefront access permit holders, where the Hudson River Black River Regulating District is picking off the permit holders one facet or group at a time.
  • 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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