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Welcome to the web site of the Sacandaga Protection Committee. Formed in 2009 in response to proposed changes to the 80 year old Sacandaga Lake permit system, the SPC's mission is to protect the environmental, economic and legal interests of the entire lake community. Although the permit system rule changes have been put on hold, the SPC continues to support the interests of the lake community. The SPC is active in several onging issues with potential impact to the lake community.

The SPC is a non-profit organization and we rely on donations from the lake community to fund this important effort. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.

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News and Events:

School Districts plan suit against Fulton County for unpaid HRBRRD taxes - July 22, 2010

The School Districts of Broadalbin-Perth, Northville and Mayfield are preparing to sue Fulton County over unpaid taxes from the Hudson River Black River Regulating District. Typically, if school taxes on a property go unpaid the County would pay the taxes and foreclose on the property; however, since the property is owned by the HRBRRD, a state agency, foreclosure is not an option.

Read the Daily Gazette article of July 22, 2010 on this issue here.

HRBRRD Board Member Replaced - July 14, 2010

Vice Chairwoman Pamela Beyor was replaced by Chaumont resident Thomas Stover at the HRBRRD Board meeting on July 13, 2010. Beyor's term had expired; however, she had been continuing to serve on the Board. A seat on the Board remains open as Governor Paterson has yet to name a replacement for Audrey Dunning who resigned in March.

Read the Amsterdam Recorder article of July 14, 2010 on this issue here.

State Legislators Propose to Abolish the HRBRRD - Summary June 22, 2010

The Sacandaga Protection Committee would like to thank all of the people that contacted their state senators, assemblymen and assemblywomen to express their position against the Breslin bill.  The bill, if passed, would have eliminated the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District and placed the operation under the New York State Power Authority.