Tupper Lake watches as APA prepares for Big Tupper vote

As the Adirondack Park Agency prepares this morning to vote on the Big Tupper resort project, Tupper Lakers are watching closely.

A contingent of supporters has arrived here in Ray Brook.  Jim LaValley, head of the group ARISE, is at right.

(CORRECTION:  I said earlier that Jim was at left.  Thanks to an In Boxer who caught the error.)

A celebration is planned in Tupper Lake this evening, if commissioners vote to approve the resort.

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8 Comments on “Tupper Lake watches as APA prepares for Big Tupper vote”

  1. Bob Cat says:

    Congrats to Tupper Lake! Good Luck Mr Foxman. It’s a shame you had to endure this pointless exercise for so many years.

  2. myown says:

    The willingness of so many Tupper Lake locals to ignore the financial details and implications of the ACR is kind of like someone too desperate for date. In the process of trying way too hard they become even more unappealing. And likely to be taken advantage of – which is just sad.

  3. Hunter says:

    Looks like the Lavalley clan is well represented, Jim & wife, 2 sisters and 2 brother inlaws. Universal support there but not so much in the general population of TL. The old saying rings true here, If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.

  4. just say no says:

    Y’all realize Real Estate Agents are alot like pimps don’t you.
    Sorry Tupper Lake, your azzez have just been sold out from under yourselves.

  5. Paul says:

    “The willingness of so many Tupper Lake locals to ignore the financial details and implications of the ACR is kind of like someone too desperate for date.”

    myown, this may be true but since the real financial details were not a large part of the environmental impact deliberations that were the core of the APA’s work the town now has time to really consider them.

    Even if this project is a total financial disaster it wasn’t the APA’s job to protect Tupper Lake from that. They will have to do that themselves.

  6. myown says:

    A) Financial issues could affect environmental concerns. For instance, if the developer pulls out or a contractor stops work because he is not getting paid and is in the middle of constructing sewage system infrastructure or installing soil erosion and storm water controls environmental damages could easily occur. Financial viability of the project is an important component in assuring permit conditions and environmental mitigation will be completed in a timely fashion. At a minimum, bonding for phases should be required to assure important components are completed promptly.

    B) Locals have had seven years to question the financial viability of the project. From the most recent local election it appears the majority still have no interest in taking a hard look at what they are marrying into.

  7. dave says:

    If I were a real estate agent looking to benefit from this project, I would be partying too.

  8. Mervel says:

    Regardless, seven years of “process” was insane.

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