Thursday, March 30, 2006

act 250 filed

our act 250 application

here it is: our act 250 application just before going in the mail. i didn't expect it to take three weeks to put it together, but that's what it took. it now goes through a one-week administrative phase where the state checks it for completeness, then it has a 21-day comment period during which abutters can request a hearing if they have concerns that apply.

now, we can move forward with planning the summer, getting construction under way. if all goes smoothly, we will have a new act 250 permit in about a month, which will allow us to move ahead with our new plans. if a hearing is requested and approved, we'll have to go through that process, which will delay the permit a bit. however, our current act 250 permit is still in effect. it allows construction of most of the camp, including the privy, bathhouse, a smaller kitchen, the septic system and all the tenting sites. so, while a delay would be a drag, we'll have plenty to do until the new permit comes through.

Friday, March 17, 2006

more nitty gritty

For the past couple weeks I've been working on our Act 250 re-application. I thought this would be a quicker affair than it's turned out to be. But, it should be out the door in short order. Currently, I'm waiting for state officials to return calls and emails. We have to have approval from our town, wildlife and forestry departments before I can submit the application. While they approved the prior application, they need to review the current one in order for us to proceed.

If you're interested in what the site plans look like they're posted here as PDFs:
site plan
site plan detail