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Proposed Permit Increases for 2021

Dear Sacandaga Protection Committee Supporter,

At today’s HRBRRD Board meeting the HRBRRD Board began the formal notification process of increasing fees for the permit system.  The permit system fees are designed to cover the costs of administration of the permit system.  As many of you may know, the permit fees have not been increased in some cases for over 20 years.  Since that time, the costs of permit system administration have increased.  

The SPC believes that a reasonable increase in fees is appropriate to achieve their purpose of appropriately covering these costs, and is in the best interests of permit holders.    

The proposed rate changes reflect a modest increase to permit holders. The rate schedule with the current rates and proposed changes is below and also on our website www.sacandagaprotectioncommittee.org

The Executive Director and Board included the SPC, GSLA, Town of Day Property Owners Association and other stakeholders in preliminary discussions regarding the proposed changes. The SPC thanks them for the opportunity to be part of the process.

The District is required to publish notice of its intent to change the fees, and there will be an opportunity for public comment.  SPC intends to review the proposed fees, together with the costs of administration, and will provide further comment to the HRBRRD Board as part of this process.  We continue to monitor issues of importance to our members and will continue to keep you updated as we receive further information. 

GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE ACCESS PERMIT SYSTEM

      PROPOSED FEES (Effective 2021)

 

New Access Permit Fees                         Current    Proposed 

Basic Survey Fee is $125 per line (Typically Two Lines) – 0’-100’ width

$250.00

$250.00

Clerical Fee

$40.00

$50.00

Sign Fee

$10.00

$15.00

Late Fee Clerical (for payments made between March 15 - April 15)

$20.00

  $20.00

Late Fee Clerical (for payments made after April 15th)

$50.00

  $50.00

Name Change – Marriage, Death, Court Order, etc.(Clerical & Sign)

$50.00

  $50.00

Work Permit

$10.00

  $15.00

Additional 100’ (or portion thereof) Access Area Width

$30.00

$35.00

Permittee Request for New Survey - $125 per line for ‘Re-Stakeout’

$125.00

$125.00

Event – Temporary Permits

$25.00

*$25.00

 

Renewal Access Permit Fees                  Current     Proposed

Administrative Fee

-

*$10.00

Sign Fee

$10.00

  $15.00

Access Permit Area Width up to 10’

$43.00

  $50.00

10.1 – 50’

$48.00

$60.00

50.1 – 100’

$56.00

$75.00

100.1 – 200’

$72.00

$100.00

200.1 – 300’

$92.00

$125.00

300.1 – 400’

$112.00

$150.00

400.1 – 500’ ($25 per extra 100’)

$132.00

$175.00

Additional 100’ (or portion thereof) Access Area Width

$20.00

$25.00

 

New & Renewal Commercial & Special/Association Fees                                                                         Current   Proposed

      Minimum Fee (If less than four Boats)

$150.00

$175.00

      Association – Boat/Slip (Per slip)

$26.00

$30.00

      Marina - Boat/Slip (Per Slip)

$41.00

$45.00

      Gas Pump (Per Pump)

$40.00

$45.00

      Boat Launch

$150.00

$150.00

      Public Recreation Area (Clerical Fee – Commercial)

$75.00

$75.00

      Sewage Pump-out

$40.00

$40.00

 

Penalties Damages & Administrative Fees

Penalty for non-compliance

-

$100

 

*Special Event Temporary Permits will remain $25 but may also include actual Regulating District costs if applicable.  Administrative Fee for renewals waived for online renewals.   

 

Summer 2020 Fundraising Letter

June, 2020

Dear Sacandaga Protection Committee Supporter & Friends,

I hope this letter finds you well. With everything going on in the world, the Great Sacandaga Lake has been a welcome reprieve from the craziness that seems to be everywhere. I cherish what we have here, and have committed 12 years as Co-Chair of the SPC to protect it.

The SPC needs your financial support this year now more than ever. Due to the Covid 19 situation, we have decided to cancel our Summer Fund Raiser. We do not know if we’ll be able to have our Fall event either. These events, along with our annual raffle are our key source of revenue. We are a 100% volunteer organization, and all funds we raise go to pay our lobbyist, attorneys, administrative and NYS mandated organizational fees, and towards fund raising. Our only source of income is from our community supporters. No one on the board is paid. Please consider making your donation and sharing this letter with your neighbors.

We also have another request.  We are looking to add members to our board.

We desperately need help to raise the $65,000 we spend every year. In addition to asking for donations, this year we’re looking to add to our board of directors. We need fresh, new ideas to help us share our story and raise $$, especially when we don’t have a crisis to rally around. If you are interested in making a difference please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Think about what we have and what we might have lost if we didn’t fight to protect the community from some of the crazy plans New York State has proposed.  Twelve years ago the State tried to change the rules of the permit system, proposing that even cutting the grass on a permit area would not be allowed. The state land between private property and the water would be treated as “Forever Wild”, ignoring decades of past practice and the stewardship permit holders have provided. Don’t forget that businesses, such as our local marinas and campgrounds, could be put out of business because the state does not allow private business on Forever Wild land.

Since those battles, National Grid filed suit against the HRBRRD claiming the permit system was illegal. The SPC’s lawyer intervened on the communities’ behalf, and was instrumental in winning in Federal Appellate Court. Two years ago the state legislature tried to include permit holders and upstream communities as beneficiaries. The SPC lead the way and lobbied the Governor to veto a bill that could have targeted permit holders and local communities to be designated as beneficiaries so we could be included in the pool of downstream entities that currently pay for the benefits of flood protection the reservoir provides.

The SPC vetted candidates for the HRBRRD Board, and meets regularly with our lobbyist and lawmakers to make sure our positions are considered.

The SPC is committed to staying vigilant and prepared to protect our way of life around the lake.

You may make a donation on our website www.sacandagaprotectioncommittee.org, or mail a check to SPC, P.O. Box 86, Mayfield NY 12117. Thank you.

Joe Sullivan

Co-Chair