Public Hearings-Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Public Hearings-Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Public Hearings-Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Public Hearings-Let Your Voice Be Heard!

Jan./Feb. 91

Tuesday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.-Meeting of the Town Board of
An area of the Pine Bush has been proposed to be re-zoned to R-40,
one house per acre in a clustered development. If this land cannot be
purchased for preserve (the best option), then this re-zoning is the
next best as it will allow corridors of undeveloped land to be
preserved. The developers are expected to ask for R-20, which would
double the number of houses allowed. The meeting will be held at the
Guilderland Town Hall.

Thursday, January 24, 7:30 p.m.-Public Hearing on The Pines
The Pines is a private psychiatric hospital proposed for the east
side of Rapp Road in the Pine Bush. The hearing on the draft EIS and
re-zoning will be held at the Albany City Hall in the Common Council
Chambers on the second floor. For more information, call Lynne
Jackson at 434-1954.

Editor’s note: This proposal was finally dropped This is another
example SPB’s history chasing away prospective developers.

Monday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.-Public Scoping Meeting of the Albany
Pine Bush Preserve Draft Management Plan/EIS

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission will hold this public
meeting to gather information and identify issues to be addressed in
a draft management plan/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). All
members of the public are invited to speak about their views about
Pine Bush preservation.
The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the Town of Colonie
Community Center, 1653 Central Avenue, Albany.

In case of bad weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Tuesday,
January 29. For more information, contact Darwin Roosa (518)
It is important for all people who are concerned with Pine Bush
preservation to come to at least one of these public hearings or
meetings. The more people speak out about the importance of Pine Bush
preservation, the more likely that government officials will listen.
If you are concerned that you do not know what to say, or don’t know
what is expected at these hearings, please call Lynne Jackson at
434-1954 for some pointers.

Editor’s note: Save the Pine Bush was so effective in its
lawsuits that the New York State Legislature created the Albany Pine
Bush Preserve Commission. But, you can see what SPB is up against
with this heavy schedule of hearings.

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