Surplus Land Review – Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith

The surplus land review (SLR) described in the document below has been proposed for categorical exclusion status by the LMAC Chair and Vice Chair based on the de minimus impact that this lease is expected to have on Lake Winnipesaukee. According to LMAC procedures for categorical exclusions, LMAC members have the opportunity to review and comment on the SLR for one week. If no dissenting comments are received, LMAC staff will, on behalf of the committee, respond to CORD that the LMAC has no objection to the proposed SLR.

Please provide comments by COB November 4, 2014. Comments may be sent to Jacquie or Tracie.

DOT proposes to lease up to 300 (minimum 50) linear feet of railroad land in Meredith to the Needle Eye Association to permit construction and maintenance of pedestrian crossing over the railroad track for waterfront access and to repair and maintain an existing dock to Lake Winnipesaukee per RSA 228:57-a.  The Association has an existing 50’ Right-of-Way providing access to the waterfront from Needle Eye Road and according to the approved subdivision plan, a “proposed community beach area” along 300’ of lake frontage.  According to DOT, association owners have encroached on the railroad property since the 1980’s.  At some point, a rectangular dock (approximately 25’ x 10’) was built parallel to the shore that extends from the railroad property into the lake.  For access and maintenance of the deck and use of the waterfront, the Association needs to secure legal access across the DOT railroad.  DOT is willing to lease a limited area at the edge of the railroad corridor, provided that the lessee construct and maintain a crossing facility in the railroad corridor and install appropriate signs to alert pedestrians.  The lease will include a termination clause in the event the area is needed in the future for railroad operations.

SLR 14-024 MEREDITH

SLR 14-024 Site Plan

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Next LMAC Meeting – Fall 2014

The next LMAC meeting has not yet been scheduled, but is planned for fall of 2014. Please watch your e-mail for a Doodle Poll survey regarding the best date for the next meeting. The meeting will be held at the NH DES Offices, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2014.07.17 DRAFT LMAC Minutes

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LMAC Meeting – July 17, 2014

An LMAC meeting was held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Pawtuckaway State Park on Pawtuckaway Lake in Nottingham, New Hampshire. The business portion of the meeting was held at the Group Picnic Shelter Pavilion, and the boat tour of the lake left from the boat corral, which is within walking distance of the Pavilion.

The State Park address (for use with GPS units, etc.) is 40 Pawtuckaway Road, Nottingham, NH 03290. The State Park campground map with our meeting location highlighted can be downloaded here.

RSVPs are mandatory by noon on Tuesday, July 15th in order to arrange free park admittance and ensure that there is enough space in the boats for all attendees. Park staff at the gate will have a list of attendees who will be allowed into the park for the meeting without needing to pay.

  • Dress appropriately for the lake.
  • Bring your lunch! We will bring chips and cookies.
  • Sunscreen and a hat are recommended.

Schedule:

9:30 – 11:00 am LMAC Business Meeting
11:00 – 11:10 am Instream Flow Program and Pawtuckaway Lake Introduction
11:10 – 11:20 am Walk to boats
11:20 am – 1:00 pm Pawtuckaway Lake Tour and Lunch on the Boats

Post-Meeting Documents:

2012 Public Waters Access Advisory Board Report

Meeting Documents:

2014.07.17 DRAFT LMAC Agenda

2014.03.31 DRAFT LMAC Minutes v2

Proposed LMAC P&L Subcommittee Policy and Procedure DRAFT

Link to information about the Water Quality Standards Advisory Committee.

Pawtuckaway Lake Map
PawPrints Article – Article about DES’ work with the Pawtuckaway Lake Improvement Association on Pawtuckaway Lake.

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Surplus Land Review – Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia

The surplus land review (SLR) described in the document below has been proposed for categorical exclusion status by the LMAC Chair and Vice Chair based on the de minimus impact that this lease is expected to have on Lake Winnipesaukee. According to LMAC procedures for categorical exclusions, LMAC members have the opportunity to review and comment on the SLR for one week. If no dissenting comments are received, LMAC staff will, on behalf of the committee, respond to CORD that the LMAC has no objection to the proposed SLR.

Please provide comments by COB June 16, 2014.

DOT proposes to lease approximately 2100 sq. ft. (15 ft. by 140 ft.) to the abutting property owner at 425 Lakeside Ave, Laconia. The owner has encroached on a DOT-owned railroad corridor by building a deck and maintaining a lawn that extend onto state land. No change in land use is proposed, no change in railroad operations will be necessary, and no access to the lake will be lost. DOT will require that the property owner build and maintain a stone wall on DOT property to discourage public access to the railroad by pedestrians.

SLR 14-023 LACONIA

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LMAC Meeting – March 31, 2014

An LMAC meeting was held Monday, March 31, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with a subsequent public information session about the Wetlands Program Rulemaking and Process Improvement Effort from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The meetings was held at the NH DES Offices, rooms 111 and 112, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. LMAC members were encouraged to attend the Wetlands Program session.

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2014.03.31 LMAC Agenda

2013.12.05 DRAFT LMAC Minutes
2013.12.05 Draft JOINT RMAC/LMAC Minutes

Link to the most current version of the 2014 RMAC-LMAC Legislative Tracking Spreadsheet can be found on the Legislation page.
Proposed LMAC P&L Subcommittee Policy and Procedure DRAFT

DES Lake Assessment Program Update – Trophic Survey Program Summary for LMAC_2014.03.31

DRAFT New Hampshire Non-Point Source Management Plan – Please read at least the Overview (page 1) and hopefully the Introduction (pages 2 -3) even if you do not have time to read the complete 88 page document.

Ossipee Lake Natural Area – background information

2014 PSU Report – “NH’s Citizens Value and Use Water in Many Ways” – Executive Summary

Wetlands Program Public Information Session:

Wetlands Program Discussion Guide

Wetlands Program Rulemaking and Process Improvement Effort - webpage and background information

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Surplus Land Review – Laurel Lake in Fitzwilliam

LMAC Members: Please review the proposed Surplus Land Disposal below. Lakes Program staff are recommending a categorical exclusion with two conditions based on the de minimis impact on Laurel Lake resulting from the sale. If you disagree with this decision and feel that this SLR should be discussed and voted on in an LMAC meeting, please respond to Lakes Program staff by 12:00 PM on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Summary: NHF&G is proposing to sell 1.5 acres to the town of Fitzwilliam near Laurel Lake. F&G had purchased the property with the idea of creating a parking area for users of the boat ramp that is directly across the street, but which is on a very narrow strip of land between the lake and the road such that there is no room for a parking lot next to the lake. Since the F&G purchase, the town has taken ownership of the boat ramp, and would like to purchase the property for a public parking area for users of the ramp. Because the sale of the property will maintain the use for which the property was originally purchased, and because it will enhance public access to the lake, we suggest not opposing the sale with two conditions: 1) the parking lot is truly public (the information provided indicates it will be, but there is nearby on-street parking limited to town residents for using the town beach, so we want to be sure) and 2) that stormwater BMPs, including maintenance of a forested buffer next to the road, be used to eliminate any runoff from the new parking area into the lake as a result of at least a 1-inch storm event. The lot is relatively steep, and runoff from it could be a significant source of pollution to the lake if the parking area is not built to prevent it.

SLR 14-020 FITZWILLIAM

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December 5, 2013 LMAC and Joint LMAC/RMAC Meetings

The next LMAC meeting and joint LMAC/RMAC meeting will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the NH Fish & Game Offices, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

Meeting Times:

  • LMAC Meeting 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
  • Joint RMAC/LMAC Meeting- 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM

New! Post-Meeting Documents:

LMAC Meeting – SB60 Report, Chapter 245:1, Laws of 2009
- HB588 Report (NH F&G Sustainability)

Joint Meeting – Map of State Managed Land Abutting Water (as of 2007)

LMAC Meeting Documents:

2013.12.05 LMAC Meeting Agenda

2013.11.07 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes

The list of proposed 2014 LSRs to track can be found on the Legislation page. We will be reviewing the 2014 LSRs to determine which ones the LMAC should track.

NH Comprehensive Lake Inventory – We will be presenting an overview of the NH Lake Inventory method developed by the LMAC in 2010. We recommend quickly skimming the document prior to the meeting, unless you are fascinated and have time to read all 127 pages.

DRAFT DES 2012 Annual Report to the Public Waters Access Advisory Board

Joint LMAC/RMAC Meeting Documents:

2013.12.05 JOINT RMAC-LMAC Meeting Agenda

Instream Flow Program – The Lakes and Rivers Subcommittee’s recommendation to DES for policy regarding Comprehensive Surface Water Resource Management.

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LMAC Meeting November 7, 2013

The next LMAC meeting will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in Room 112  at the DES Offices in Concord, NH.

Meeting Documents:

2013.11.07 LMAC Agenda

2013.07.25 DRAFT LMAC Meeting Minutes

The list of proposed 2014 LSRs to track can be found on the Legislation page.

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