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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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Recent News Regarding Exclusive Use - October 25, 2010

The issue of Exclusive Use is the number one priority of the SPC.  We are working with the Governor’s office and the NYS Senate and Assembly to bring a legislative solution to this matter.  Our lawyers and lobbyists are ready to continue negotiations with the new Governor and DEC Commissioner. 

A dispute involving Exclusive Use of Beach Permit has recently drawn attention in the Broadalbin area.  It is our understanding that this is a long standing dispute between several neighbors, all of them permit holders. 

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SPC Prevails Over National Grid In Federal Court - September 30, 2010

On September 30, 2010, United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue issued a decision dismissing National Grid’s latest attempt to avoid shouldering its share of the costs for maintaining Great Sacandaga Lake and the Conklingville Dam.  In the suit, National Grid claimed that many of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District’s operations, including the GSL Permit System, were preempted by federal law and contrary to the United States Constitution. 

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Executive Director of the HRBRRD Retires - August 20, 2010

Glen LaFave who has served as the Executive Director of the Hudson River Black River Regulating District since 2005 retired on this week.  Mr. LaFave has been replaced by Michael Clark the Hudson River Area Administrator. Read the Leader-Herald story - River District Director Retires of August 20, 2010.