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 Sacandaga Protection Committee hosted their second annual Summer Cocktail Party on Sunday June 30 at Lanzi’s on the Lake. The SPC attorney from Hodgson Russ and government affairs consultant from Bolton St Johns spoke to over 200 permit holders and community members in attendance. The fundraiser brought in over $18,000 to support the efforts of the Sacandaga Protection Committee. We thank the businesses around the lake who donated items for the silent auction and all those who purchased tickets and contributed to the event.
At their March 12, 2013 meeting the Hudson River Black River Regulating District Board passed a resolution approving a settlement with five downstream counties (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington) over flood control assessments.
A state Supreme Court Appellate panel ruled on May 10, 2012 that the Hudson River Black River Regulating District (HRBRRD) was justified in billing the downstream counties of Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Albany and Rennselaer for flood control. However, the Court ruled that in determining the total flood control bill the HRBRRD must first subtract the flood control benefit received by the State for it’s downstream property and infrastructure.