Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Moose River Plains Meeting Tues May 25th 2010 (Still Closed)

Moose River Plains Meeting Tues May 25th 2010 (Still Closed)

Bill Farber Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, John Frey Town Of Inlet Supervisor and Barry Hutchins Town Of Indian Lake Supervisor met with, The New York State DEC in Albany today to try and find a way to open the gates of the Moose River Plains Recreation Area.
Chris Demato, Rob Davies, and DEC Commissioner Peter Grannis, plus Assemblyman Marc Butler, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, Sen. Betty Little also gathered to participate in the meeting.
Mr. Grannis said that although this was not an easy decision, (Closing the Moose River Plains) they understand the pressure from organizations and federations to have a process move forward to have the gates open but this would require commitments from many different places.
Even though monetary amounts were discussed for infrastructure, the town and county representatives kept the focus on in kind service of fuel, trucking & staff with shared services. The TRP to fix the road was discussed and will move forward but to have the road open by Memorial Day weekend would be difficult. A working structure with a frame work for road repair and stewardship was discussed at length. Mr. Farber stressed the need for a mentoring program of at least one assistant ranger to help us open up oversight that was previously done by the Assistant Ranger Program. Rob Davies in the DEC discussed what that could look like. The Towns and Counties representative’s pledged to move forward in cooperation on the stewardship mentoring program for the area.
Mr. Frey “Wants to thank all of the various organizations who helped us get to the table with DEC to move forward with a solution”.
At this Time the Moose River Plains Remains Closed, and your support is still needed.
Thank You
Mitch Lee


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