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FIELD NOTES: EDUCATING FOR THE WILD

Vote Yes on Proposal #3 on November 7
By Dave Gibson, Managing Partner Adirondack Wild

The 250-acre Forest Preserve Health and Safety Land Account is an amendment to Article 14 of the NYS Constitution that provides for:

  • Addressing dangerous curves and grades and reconstructing hazardous bridges along local and county highways in the Adirondacks and Catskills that, without this amendment, would each require a separate constitutional amendment because Forest Preserve comes up against the highway ROW or bridge abutment;
  • Modern telecommunications including broadband to be co-located on poles along highways abutting the Adirondack and Catskill Forest Preserve;
  • Undergrounding of utilities within the highway ROW when possible;
  • Bicycle paths within the ROW when feasible;
  • Municipal water supply near the highway if necessary and feasible;
  • Use of the 250-acres only when no other feasible alternative exists, and only when DEC determines that its use meets all eligibility requirements;
  • 250-acres to be acquired for the Adirondack and Catskill  Forest Preserve in exchange for 250-acres used for these highway purposes;

Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve and a host of other organizations worked to ensure that many earlier, problematic uses of a “land bank” were removed from this constitutional amendment. This amendment is strictly focused on local highways, and on compelling public purposes of health, safety, utility upgrades and maintenance along these highways. On Nov. 7, Adirondack Wild encourages a “Yes” vote on Proposal 3.



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