The issue of exclusive use of the permit area remains our highest priority. We understand that this is extremely important to all permit holders and without exclusive use, property values around the lake would fall dramatically. The SPC successfully convinced HRBRRD to reinstate the "Exclusive Use" terminology on the permit signs and yearly permit renewals. We continue to be engaged in active threats to exclusive use (i.e., Niagara Mohawk lawsuits) and monitor the activities of the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and others who would potentially threaten exclusive use.
We plan to continue our active legal participation in the ongoing Niagara Mohawk / National Grid lawsuits and continue to engage a lobbyist with goals of advocating for local representation on the HRBRRD Board and monitoring the activities of the DEC.