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Society for the Preservation of Water Resources Records

1918-1999

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Abstract

Documents major projects the society undertook to protect water resources, including the Wilmorite project, the Bonded Concrete project, and the water supply applications of the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam.

Summary

Creator:
Society for the Preservation of Water Resources
Date Coverage:
1918-1999
Quantity:
12.46 cubic ft.  (excludes map portion of collection)

The Society for the Preservation of Water Resources, Inc. (SPWR), was incorporated on June 24, 1981 as the Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, a not-for-profit corporation "to promote the protection of Schenectady County water resources; to encourage citizen participation in the decision making process affecting water resources; to educate the community on issues having direct or implied consequences for county water resources; to spearhead activities designed to protect the County's water resources from compromise; and to raise funds". The members of the association were mostly engineers and scientists, people with the technical background to understand the problems they were addressing.

The administrative structure of the association was simple: a president, a vice-president and a secretary/treasurer. The members met periodically to discuss their concerns and to plan their strategy. They encouraged the public to take an interest in preserving their water resources and they worked together with others to try to reach their goals.

As preserving the purity of the Great Flats Aquifer of Schenectady County was their major concern, the Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer was also known as SPA, an acronym that people could remember. One of the organization's major projects was to prevent Wilmorite, Inc., from building Rotterdam Square Mall (which at one point was being called Westview Mall) over the aquifer. The society came up with alternate sites for the mall, including the site for Broadway Mall, a mall proposed but never built for downtown Schenectady. The group was interested in other possible threats to the aquifer, including the town of Rotterdam's proposed outfall sewer line over the aquifer and the leaking of gas from a Mobil gas station near a critical area of the aquifer. The group also followed the course of the water supply applications that the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam submitted to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The water supply applications were apparent attempts to gain control over and, therefore, protect critical areas of the aquifer. SPWR also worked to keep Bonded Concrete from mining gravel from the aquifer and tried to stop other projects such as the Guildercrest development and the Schermerhorn Hollow Village complex that interfered with the Schenectady County aquifer [Kagay, John, telephone conversation, 24 October 1988].

The bulk of the records of the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources consist of files on the major projects the society undertook, such as the Wilmorite project, the Bonded Concrete project, and the water supply applications of the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam (1982-1985). As most of these projects concerned legal questions, the files consist primarily of legal papers not produced by SPWR, but many include notes by SPWR. The records for each of these projects form a complete record of the legal proceedings for each project including testimony by expert witnesses for SPWR. However, little information about the SPWR's strategies can be gleaned from this material. For instance, the records provide little evidence that the society was interested in the Broadway Mall project (1960, 1980-1981) because they thought the site for the Broadway Mall might be a possible alternate site for Wilmorite's Rotterdam Square Mall.

The news clippings (1978-1992) appear to be complete and these contain some general clippings on water problems as well as much information about the history of the projects that the society worked on, but not necessarily from the point of view of SPWR. These clippings do have some information on entire projects that are not easy to find elsewhere in the records. One instance of this might be the SPWR project that concerned gasoline leaking from a service station over the aquifer. This was a very small project that required no legal moves, and therefore there is no separate series on this project. The news clippings series is probably the best place to find this information. Even the meeting minutes (1981-1987) and the day file (1981-1985) would be little help, because these generally contain little more than sketchy notes and most of them are difficult to read because they are handwritten.

The large maps and photographs (1975, 1978-1981) are often useful to help a researcher visualize where the controversies took place. There is little material in the general files (1981-1985, 1988, 1991), but it does give a broad idea of the goals and the strategies of the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources. Overall, these records greatly favor information from the Wilmorite Project, which makes up nearly half of the available content.

This collection was donated to the University Libraries in two separate accessions 17 yars apart. The first donation consisted of 7 cubic feet of material, while the second donation was over 5 cubic feet of material. Because the first donation of material had already been processed before the arrival of the remaining material, consideration had to be made on how to combine the records. The newer accessioned material was for the most part added to the ends of existing series, so researchers will note that there are separate alphabetic arrangements within series 4, 6, and 8. The records processed in 1988 were not altered, which also explains why series 4, 6, and 8 are not housed in sequentially numbered boxes.

Divided into 10 topical series.

Related Materials

Related Collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives can be found in the subject guide for Conservation and the Environment. Of particular interest are the papers of Vincent J. Schaefer (UA-902.010), who was also opposed to the construction of Rotterdam Square Mall.

All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by John Kagay of the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources on March 2, 1988. An additional accession was received in July 2005 from Marjorie Kagay.

Processed by: Geoffrey Huth (October 1988). Revised by Orson Kingsley (June 26, 2006)

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Society for the Preservation of Water Resources Records, 1918-1999. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft.

The series include by-laws, issues files, drafts for a brochure, and other files that deal with the general administration of the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources.

Arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 1Background Information File1981-1982

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1 2By-laws1981-1985

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1 3Coalition to Protect the Aquifer, Committees1982

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1 4Correspondence1981-1983

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1 5Education Program, Plan of Actionca. 1982

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1 6Issues, Statements on1980-1982

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1 7Press Releases1981-1982

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1 8Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, Brochure, Draftsca. 1982

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1 8aAcid Rain Information1988

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1 8bAnnual Reports1981, 1983-1985, 1999
Quantity: 0.9 cubic ft.

A day by day accounting of the work of the SPWR including outgoing and incoming correspondence, notes, entries about telephone calls, and meeting agenda. Also includes, at the beginning of each new chronological group, an enumeration of each item. The size of each chronological group depends on the number of sheets that fit into the ring binder in which each group was originally filed.

Arranged chronologically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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1 9Day Files1981 March-1981 August

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1 10Day Files1981 August-1982 March

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1 11Day Files1982 April-1982 August

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1 12Day Files1982 August-1982 November

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1 13Day Files1982 November

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1 14Day Files1982 December-1983 February

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1 15Day Files1983 March

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1 16Day Files1983 April-1983 July

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1 17Day Files1983 July

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1 18-19Day Files1983 August

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1 20Day Files1983 September-1983 October

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1 21Day Files1983 October-1983 December

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1 22Day Files1984 January-1984 March

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1 24Day Files1984 March-1984 June

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1 25Day Files1984 June-1984 July

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1 26Day Files1984 September-1984 November

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1 27Day Files1984 November-1985 March
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft.

This series includes meeting minutes and agenda, including meeting notices, sign-in sheets for meetings, and notes.

Arranged chronologically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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2 1Agenda1981 May-1981 August

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2 2Minutes and Agenda1981 May-1983 June

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2 3Minutes1983 June-1987 March
Quantity: 5.43 cubic ft.

Records concerning the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources' project to keep Wilmorite, Inc., from building Rotterdam Square Mall over the Great Falls Aquifer. Includes hearing transcripts, intervention papers, petitions, environmental and other studies, draft environmental impact statements (DEIS), briefs, reply briefs, statements of concern, and other papers dealing with this project. A related series is the "Broadway Mall Project" which interested SPWR because the site for that proposed mall might have been an alternate site for Wilmorite's mall. Also related to this series is the water supply applications, which contains records of attempts by the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam to buy land over the aquifer in order to protect their water supply.

The material in this series was acquired in two separate accessions several years apart and the arrangement of the series reflects this. The records accessioned in 1988 can be found in boxes 2-4 and are in alphabetical order. The records accessioned in 2005 can be found in boxes 7-10. This material is arranged by topic, with most of the individual topics being arranged in alphabetical order. Boxes 7A and 9A contain folders with legal size material.

Arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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2 4Aquifer, Reports, Correspondence, News Clippings1978, 1981

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2 5-6Aquifer Preservation Study and Report by Schenectady County1978

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2 7Briefs from City and County of Schenectady and the Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1982

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2 8Briefs from City of Schenectady and Wilmorite1983

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2 9Conservation Publications, Miscellaneous1980-1981

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2 10-11Correspondence1982

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2 12Correspondence from Schenectady County Board of Directors1981

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2 13Cultural Resources Affected by Rotterdam Square Mall1981

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2 14Draft Environmental Impact Statement1981 April

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2 15Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Notes and Allied Material1981

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2 16Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Response to Comments on17 December 1981

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2 17Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Responses1981

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2 18Flood Assessment, Report and Correspondence1977, 1979, 1981

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2 19-21Flood Storage Calculations by John Kagay1981

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2 22Flooding and Drainage Problems, Reports and Correspondence1981

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2 23Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcriptsca. 1981

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2 24Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript11 December 1981

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2 25-26Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Notes by John Kagay1982 January-1982 February

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2 27Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript4 January 1983

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2 28Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript21 January 1983

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2 29Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript26 January 1983

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2 30Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript27 January 1983

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2 31Hearings, Environmental Protection Agency, Statement for1983

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2 32Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady1981

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2 33Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady1981-1982

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3 1Hearings, Intervention by County of Schenectady1981

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3 2Hearings, Intervention by Department of Environmental Conservation1981

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3 3Hearings, Intervention by Department of Environmental Conservation1982

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3 4Hearings, Intervention by Department of Health1981

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3 5Hearings, Intervention by Schmid, Marjorie L.1981

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3 6Hearings, Intervention by Sierra Club1981

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3 7Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1981

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3 8Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1981-1982

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3 9Hearings, Intervention by Town of Niskayuna1981

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3 10Hearings, Intervention by Town of Niskayuna1982

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3 11Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterday1981-1982

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3 12-13Hearings, Intervention by Wilmorite1981-1982

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3 14Hearings, Notes and Correspondence1981

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3 15Hearings, Witnesses, Expert, for SPA1981

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3 16Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis of Alternate "C" for Rotterdam Square1982

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3 17Interim Decision of the Commissioner7 October 1981

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3 18Maps Granting a Zoning Change, and Notes of Marjorie Schmid1985

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3 19Party Consolidation Summary9 September 1981

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3 20Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall1982

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3 21Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall1984

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3 22-24Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mallca. 1984

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3 25Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, to Rotterdam Town Board1983

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3 26Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, with Notes1981-1983

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3 27-28Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall1983

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3 29-31Poentic Kill, Stream Channel Shading1985 July

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3 32Pre-Adjudicatory Hearing Conference for Proposed Rotterdam Square Mall1981 September

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3 33Real Estate Value Study of Rotterdam Mall Site Value1985

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3 34Reply Briefs from City and County of Schenectady, Wilmorite, and Department of Environmental Conservation1982

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4 1Requests for Party Status by Various Groups1981 August-1981 September

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4 2Resumes of Witnesses1981

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4 3Rulings on Proposed Rotterdam Square Mall, and Reactions1981-1983

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4 4Statements of Concern, Decisions and Responses to, by SPA1982

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4 5Statements of Concern, Impact on Transportation1981

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4 6Statements of Concern, Industry, General Electric1981

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4 7Traffic, Rotterdam Square, Reports and Correspondence1977

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4 8Vedder Family Cemetery1981-1983

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7 1Wilmorite Information1981

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7 2-3Wilmorite Information1982

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7 4Wilmorite Information1983

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7 5Wilmorite Information1984

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7 6Wilmorite Information1985

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7 7-8Wilmorite Information1986

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7 9Wilmorite Information1987

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7 10Wilmorite Information1988

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7 11Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information1982, 1984

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7 12Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information1984, 1986, 1988

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7 13Wilmorite, Ground Water Information1984-1989

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7 14Wilmorite, Schenectady Water Supply1989

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7 15Wilmorite, Test Boring Logs and Jar Sample Classifications1977, 1980

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7 16Wilmorite, Water Initiative and Soil Conservation Service1989, 1993

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7A 1Wilmorite Informationca. 1981

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7A 2Wilmorite InformationUndated

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7A 3Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information1981-1982

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7A 4Wilmorite, Schenectady Water Supply1937, 1952, 1965, 1983-1985

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8 1Wilmorite, Court Documents, Applications and Responses1981-1984, 1986, Undated

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8 2Wilmorite, Court Documents, Applications and Responses1993

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8 3Wilmorite, Court Documents, Briefs1982

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8 4Wilmorite, Court Documents, Briefs1982, 1985

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8 5Wilmorite, Court Documents, BriefsUndated

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8 6Wilmorite, Court Documents, Comments, Responses, and Statements1977, 1982, 1984, Undated

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8 7Wilmorite, Court Documents, Hearings1981, 1983-1985, 1987

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8 8Wilmorite, Court Documents, Memorandums1981-1982, 1984-1985

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8 9Wilmorite, Court Documents, Mitigation Plan1981

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8 10Wilmorite, Court Documents, Permits1982-1985

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8 11Wilmorite, Court Documents, Petitions1983

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8 12Wilmorite, Court Documents, Responses to Comments1981

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8 13Wilmorite, Court Documents, Testimonies1981-1982, 1985, Undated

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8 14Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports1976, 1985, 1988, 1990-1991

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8 15Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports1985-1986, 1988-1989

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8 16Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports1994-1995

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8 17Wilmorite, News Flyers1981, 1984, 1988-1991, Undated

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8 18Wilmorite, Real Estate Value Study1985

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8 19Wilmorite, Rotterdam Town Park and Aquifer Information1993, 1995

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8 20Wilmorite, Traffic Reports1984

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8 21Wilmorite, Schmid, Marjorie1988

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8 22Wilmorite, Maps1981, 1984

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8 23Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Poentic Kill Fish Problems1980-1983

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8 24Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Poentic Kill Fish Problems1984-1985, 1988-1989, 1991, 1995, Undated

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9 1Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, "A Visit to the Vedder Cemetery", and Other News1982

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9 2Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Surveys and Archeology Reports, Comments on1982

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9 3Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Cemetery, Forms1982

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9 4Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, DeForest, Henry Schermerhorn1917-1918

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9 5Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family, Letters and Responses1982

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9 6Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Schenectady History and Cemetery Information, News Clippings1985

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9 7Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family Information, Miscellaneous1982-1984

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9 8Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family Information, Miscellaneous1983-1984

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9 9Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery1983, 1985, Undated

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9 10Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery: Wright, Henry D.1982-1983, 1985

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9A 1Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery, Pre-19801982

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9A 2Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers1983-1984

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9A 3Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers1985-1988, 1994-1995, Undated

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10 1Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 April-1985 May

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10 2Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 June-1985 July

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10 3Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 August-1985 October

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10 4Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 November-1986 March

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10 5Correspondence on Wilmorite1986 April-1986 June

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10 6Correspondence on Wilmorite1986 July-1986 December

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10 7Correspondence on Wilmorite1987 January-1987 May

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10 8Correspondence on Wilmorite1987 June-1987 December

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10 9Correspondence on Wilmorite1988

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10 10Correspondence, Miscellaneous1981-1989
Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft.

This series includes records concerning applications to buy land over the Great Flats Aquifer that the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam submitted in order to protect their water supply. Includes correspondence, hearing transcripts, intervention papers, reply briefs, and post-hearing briefs.

Arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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4 9-10Appraisal Reportca. 1985

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4 11Correspondence1984 September

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4 12Correspondence1984 September-1984 November

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4 13Correspondence1984 November

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4 14Correspondence1984 December-1985 October

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4 15Freedom of Information Requests and Material, Schmid, Marjorie1985

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4 16Hearings, Cobblestone Church Case1985

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4 17Hearings, Groundwater Management Program, and Summary1984

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4 18Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady1984

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4 19Hearings, Intervention by the Department of Environmental Conservation1984

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4 20Hearings, Intervention of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen1985

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4 21Hearings, Intervention by Mantica, Paul F.1985

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4 22Hearings, Intervention, Miscellaneous Material1985

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4 23Hearings, Intervention by Rustay, Robert C.1982-1985

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4 24Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1984-1985

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4 25Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, Appraisal Report1985

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4 26Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, Correspondence and Notes1978, 1981-1984

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4 27Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam1984-1985

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4 28Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam1982, 1985

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4 29Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam1984

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4 30Hearings, Intervention by Wilmorite1985

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4 31-32Hearings, Kagay's Notes1985

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5 1Hearings, Real Estate Appraisals1985

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5 2Hearings, Reply Brief of City of Schenectady and Town of Niskayuna1985

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5 3Hearings, Reply Brief of Reformed Church Intervenors1985

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5 4Hearings, Reply Brief of Rustay, Robert C.1985

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5 5Hearings, Reply Brief of Schmid, Marjorie L.1985

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5 6Hearings, Reply Brief of the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources1985

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5 7Hearings, Reply Brief of Town of Rotterdam1985

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5 8Hearings, Reply Brief of Wilmorite1985

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5 9Hearings, Schedule for Briefs, and MacArthur's Opening Statement1985

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5 10Hearings, Transcripts of Testimony of Putman, George W.Undated

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5 11-14Post-Hearing Briefs1985
Quantity: 1.65 cubic ft.

This series includes records concerning SPWR's project to prevent Bonded Concrete from mining gravel in the Great Flats Aquifer. Includes draft environmental impact statements (DEIS), hearing transcripts, correspondence, application responses, and related material.

Arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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5 15Correspondence, Preliminary1982

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5 16Decisions by Department of Environmental Conservation1984

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5 17Draft Environmental Impact Statement1982

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5 18Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Supplement1982

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5 19Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Supplement III, Mining and Reclamation Plan1985

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5 20Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Correspondence and Comments1982

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5 21Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Correspondence and Comments1983

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5 22Hearings, Correspondence Concerning1983

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5 23Hearings, Exhibits1960-1961, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1982

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5 24Hearings, Notes by Kagay1983

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5 25Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clemente, Andrew E.1983

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5 26Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clemente, Salvatore1983

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5 27Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clesceri, Nicholas L.1983

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5 28Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, DeLuke, Lewis A.1983

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5 29Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Dunn, James R.1983

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5 30Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, George, Carl J.1983

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5 31Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Hewitt, Philip C.1983

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5 32Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Hubbard, John E.1983

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5 33-34Hearings, Technical Reports for Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl & Coan1983

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6 1-4Hearings, Transcripts1983

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6 5Hearings, Transcripts and Revised Ruling1983

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6 6Maps, Property of Bonded Concrete and the Aquifer1984

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6 7Mining Permit, Correspondence Concerning1983-1984

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6 8Track Safety Standards, Federal Railroad Administration1982

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11 1Application Information, Appeals, and Interim Decisions1990

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11 2Application Responses1987

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11 3Application Responses1988-1989

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11 4Bonded Concrete Information1985, 1987-1988

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11 5Bonded Concrete Information1989-1990

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11 6Bonded Concrete Information1991

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11 7Bonded Concrete Information1992, 1994, Undated

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11 8Comments and Environmental Impact Statements1986

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12 1Correspondence, Bonded Concrete1989 May-1989 December

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12 2Direct Examinations1982

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12 3Drafts of a Manuscript by John Kagay1991

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12 4Exhibits 1-2, 4-6, 8, 10-111987, 1989

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12 5Engineering Reports1987

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12 6Federal Register1987, 1989

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12 7Permit Material, Public Hearings, and Memorandums1985, 1987, 1989

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12 8Position Statements and Presentation1989

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12 9Questions, Permit Conditions, and Maps1983

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12 10Schenectady Chemicals, Inc.1991
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft.

The records in this series concern plans to build Broadway Mall in downtown Schenectady, which was of interest to the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources as a possible alternate site for Wilmorite's Rotterdam Square Mall. Includes draft environmental impact statements (DEIS), environmental assessment forms (EAF), and related material.

Arranged alphabetically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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6 9-10Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Reference Material1968, 1980-1981

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6 11Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Related Materials1981

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6 12Draft Community Impact Analysis1980

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6 13Environmental Assessment Form and Related Material1980-1981

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6 14Economic and Market Study of Downtown Schenectadyca. 1980
Quantity: 0.63 cubic ft.

The news clipping files cover matters of interest to the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources. Included are general files of contemporary news clippings as well as files for older clippings. The news clippings are very strong from the years 1987-1992, and are in chronological order. Most clippings are glued onto binder paper.

Arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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6 15Crossgates Mall and General1981-1986

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6 16General1982 June-1983 April

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6 17General1983 April-1983 December

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6 18General1984 January-1984 December

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6 19General1985 January-1986 June

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6 20General1986 July-1986 December

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6 21Old News Clippings File1971, 1977-1982

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6 22Wilmorite News Clippings1978-1982

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13 1News Clippings, Pre-1987Undated

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14 1News Clippings1987-1988

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14 2News Clippings1989

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14 3News Clippings1990-1991

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14 4News Clippings1992, 1998, 1999
Quantity: 2 cubic ft.

This series includes all large cartographic and pictorial records. Included are some for the Broadway Mall project, Rotterdam Square project, and maps of the city of Schenectady and the town of Rotterdam. There are over forty maps that are included in this series that have not yet been flattened or processed and as a result, the size of this series is not accurate at the present time.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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Oversized 11Broadway Mall (assumed), Downtown Schenectady, Alternate Site, aerial photographca. 1981

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Oversized 12Broadway Mall (assumed), Downtown Schenectady, Alternate Site, blueprint of aerial photographca. 1981

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Oversized 13Broadway Mall, Downtown Site Development, 4 sheets18 May 1979

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Oversized 14Great Flats, Flood Levels, flipcharts (hand drawn charts and maps) by J. Duccanca. 1981

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Oversized 15Great Flats, Flood Storage Volume, manuscript map on graph paper, areas planimetered by John Kagayca. 1981

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Oversized 16Great Flats, Portions of Randall Sheets No. 23, 24, 25, 46, 47, 48, composite topographic map by C.T. Male Associates, P.C.1978 December

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Oversized 17Rotterdam Square, blueprint maps by Haley and Aldrich, Inc.1981 June

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a. Groundwater Flow in Delta Sand Deposits (Fig. 8A)Undated

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b. Thickness of Near-Surfaces Low-Permeability Soil (Fig. 9A)Undated

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c. Piexometric Contours and Groundwater Flow Pattern (Fig. 7A)Undated

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d. Site Area and Subsurface Explorations (Fig. 2A)Undated

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Oversized 18Rotterdam Square, blueprint map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C., Exhibit O, Limit of Flooding Due to the Possible Backwater of the Mohawk River3 June 1981

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Oversized 19Rotterdam Square, blueprint maps by Sear Brown Associates, P. C.6 February 1981

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a. Plan Showing Relocation and Widening of Campbell RoadUndated

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b. Total Area of Wetlands Within Projected Site; Total Area Eliminated by Proposed Construction; Wetlands to RemainUndated

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Oversized 110Rotterdam Square, blueprint maps by Sear Brown Associates, P. C.Undated

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a. Exhibit D: Existing Conditions--Development Site1981 June 26

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b. Exhibit E1: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions Poentic Kill and limits of wetlands)9 February 1981

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c. Exhibit E2: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions Flow and limits of wetlands)14 June 1981

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d. Exhibit E3: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions (Flow)14 June 1981

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e. Exhibit E4: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions (Bridges, roads, walls and ditches along Poentic Kill)9 February 1981

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f. Exhibit E5: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions (Profile of kill)9 February 1981

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g. Exhibit E6: Poentic Kill--Location Map26 June 1981

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h. Exhibit E7: Poentic Kill--Centerline Profile, Poentic Kill Dike, Sans Souci Bridge, Southeasterly22 June 1981

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i. Exhibit F: Existing Conditions--Park Parcel6 February 1981

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j. Exhibit G: Rotterdam Square--Grading and Drainage Plan6 February 1981

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k. Exhibit H: Rotterdam Square--Utility Plan6 February 1981

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l. Exhibit I: Rotterdam Square--Creek Relocation and Erosion-- Siltation Control6 February 1981

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m. Exhibit K2: Creek Cross Sections26 June 1981

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n. Exhibit P1: Poenties Kill--Centerline Profile, Campbell Road, Northwesterly, 2000 Feet Along Poenties Kill, Profile No. 322 June 1981

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o. Exhibit P2: Poenties Kill, Centerline Profile, Campbell Road, Southeasterly Along Northeasterly, Radio Station Property Line, Profile Nos. 1 and 222 June 1981

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p. Exhibit P3: Poentic Kill Dike, Centerline Profile, Sans Souci Bridge Southeasterly, Profile No. 422 June 1981

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Oversized 111Rotterdam Square, blueprint sketches by J. Duccanca. 1981

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a. Wilmorite--Problems: Traffic, Flooding, Wetlands, Stream, Salt, Sewage, AquiferUndated

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b. Wilmorite--Area Traffic Flows: Schenectady, Scotia Glenville, RotterdamUndated

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Oversized 112Rotterdam Square--Critical Aquifer Area: Water Lines and Planned Sewer Main, map with overlay transparency of outfall sewer line, prob. by Society for the Preservation of the Aquiferca. 1981

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Oversized 113Rotterdam Square, Great Falls Area and Alternate Proposals for Floodwater Storage Mitigation, map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C.6 February 1981, 1981 June 26

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Oversized 114Rotterdam Square, Planting Plan, by Sear Brown Associates, P. C.24 February 1981

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Oversized 115Rotterdam Square, Water District Extension Map, Exhibit M, blueprint map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C.6 February 1981

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Oversized 116Rotterdam, Town, Sewer District No. 2, Water Treatment Facilities Project, Contract # 1, Outfall Sewer, 28 pages of maps by C.T. Male Associates, P.C.1980 June

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Oversized 117Schenectady, City, Tax Map by Aero Service for Real Property Tax Service Agency19 December 1975

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Oversized 118Schenectady, Scotia, Rotterdam, blueprint of aerial photographca. 1981

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Oversized 119Westview Mall, Preliminary Site Plan, map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C.ca. 1981
Quantity: 0.66 cubic ft.

Both the projects in this series, the Guildercrest Development and the Schermerhorn Hollow Village were projects in Rotterdam that centered around developing land that would have an impact on Schenectady County's aquifer. The series include correspondence, draft statements, and court material.

Arranged chronologically by project.

BoxFolderContentsDate

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15 1Correspondence, Guildercrest Development1989-1990

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15 2Guildercrest Development1986-1991

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15 3Guildercrest Development1991

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15 4Schermerhorn Hollow Village1994-1995