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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
Bulk Date Coverage:
1981-1999
Quantity:
12.46 cubic ft. (about 12.46 boxes)  (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 Material

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) in 1988.

Collection record created by: Conversion and encoding by ArchProteus,

Published: 2016

EAD file created, 2014

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Copyright Statement

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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. (about 0.1 boxes)
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

nam_apap061-1_1

11Background Information File1981-1982

nam_apap061-1_2

12By-laws1981-1985

nam_apap061-1_3

13Coalition to Protect the Aquifer, Committees1982

nam_apap061-1_4

14Correspondence1981-1983

nam_apap061-1_5

15Education Program, Plan of Actionca. 1982

nam_apap061-1_6

16Issues, Statements on1980-1982

nam_apap061-1_7

17Press Releases1981-1982

nam_apap061-1_8

18Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, Brochure, Draftsca. 1982

nam_apap061-1_9

18aAcid Rain Information1988

nam_apap061-1_10

18bAnnual Reports1981, 1983-1985, 1999
Quantity: 0.9 cubic ft. (about 0.9 boxes)
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

nam_apap061-2_1

19Day Files1981 March-1981 August

nam_apap061-2_2

110Day Files1981 August-1982 March

nam_apap061-2_3

111Day Files1982 April-1982 August

nam_apap061-2_4

112Day Files1982 August-1982 November

nam_apap061-2_5

113Day Files1982 November

nam_apap061-2_6

114Day Files1982 December-1983 February

nam_apap061-2_7

115Day Files1983 March

nam_apap061-2_8

116Day Files1983 April-1983 July

nam_apap061-2_9

117Day Files1983 July

nam_apap061-2_10

118-19Day Files1983 August

nam_apap061-2_11

120Day Files1983 September-1983 October

nam_apap061-2_12

121Day Files1983 October-1983 December

nam_apap061-2_13

122Day Files1984 January-1984 March

nam_apap061-2_14

124Day Files1984 March-1984 June

nam_apap061-2_15

125Day Files1984 June-1984 July

nam_apap061-2_16

126Day Files1984 September-1984 November

nam_apap061-2_17

127Day Files1984 November-1985 March
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. (about 0.1 boxes)
This series includes meeting minutes and agenda, including meeting notices, sign-in sheets for meetings, and notes.
Arranged chronologically.
BoxFolderContentsDate

nam_apap061-3_1

21Agenda1981 May-1981 August

nam_apap061-3_2

22Minutes and Agenda1981 May-1983 June

nam_apap061-3_3

23Minutes1983 June-1987 March
Quantity: 5.43 cubic ft. (about 5.43 boxes)
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

nam_apap061-4_1

24Aquifer, Reports, Correspondence, News Clippings1978, 1981

nam_apap061-4_2

25-6Aquifer Preservation Study and Report by Schenectady County1978

nam_apap061-4_3

27Briefs from City and County of Schenectady and the Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1982

nam_apap061-4_4

28Briefs from City of Schenectady and Wilmorite1983

nam_apap061-4_5

29Conservation Publications, Miscellaneous1980-1981

nam_apap061-4_6

210-11Correspondence1982

nam_apap061-4_7

212Correspondence from Schenectady County Board of Directors1981

nam_apap061-4_8

213Cultural Resources Affected by Rotterdam Square Mall1981

nam_apap061-4_9

214Draft Environmental Impact Statement1981 April

nam_apap061-4_10

215Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Notes and Allied Material1981

nam_apap061-4_11

216Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Response to Comments on17 December 1981

nam_apap061-4_12

217Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Responses1981

nam_apap061-4_13

218Flood Assessment, Report and Correspondence1977, 1979, 1981

nam_apap061-4_14

219-21Flood Storage Calculations by John Kagay1981

nam_apap061-4_15

222Flooding and Drainage Problems, Reports and Correspondence1981

nam_apap061-4_16

223Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcriptsca. 1981

nam_apap061-4_17

224Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript11 December 1981

nam_apap061-4_18

225-26Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Notes by John Kagay1982 January-1982 February

nam_apap061-4_19

227Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript4 January 1983

nam_apap061-4_20

228Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript21 January 1983

nam_apap061-4_21

229Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript26 January 1983

nam_apap061-4_22

230Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript27 January 1983

nam_apap061-4_23

231Hearings, Environmental Protection Agency, Statement for1983

nam_apap061-4_24

232Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady1981

nam_apap061-4_25

233Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady1981-1982

nam_apap061-4_26

31Hearings, Intervention by County of Schenectady1981

nam_apap061-4_27

32Hearings, Intervention by Department of Environmental Conservation1981

nam_apap061-4_28

33Hearings, Intervention by Department of Environmental Conservation1982

nam_apap061-4_29

34Hearings, Intervention by Department of Health1981

nam_apap061-4_30

35Hearings, Intervention by Schmid, Marjorie L.1981

nam_apap061-4_31

36Hearings, Intervention by Sierra Club1981

nam_apap061-4_32

37Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1981

nam_apap061-4_33

38Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1981-1982

nam_apap061-4_34

39Hearings, Intervention by Town of Niskayuna1981

nam_apap061-4_35

310Hearings, Intervention by Town of Niskayuna1982

nam_apap061-4_36

311Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterday1981-1982

nam_apap061-4_37

312-13Hearings, Intervention by Wilmorite1981-1982

nam_apap061-4_38

314Hearings, Notes and Correspondence1981

nam_apap061-4_39

315Hearings, Witnesses, Expert, for SPA1981

nam_apap061-4_40

316Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis of Alternate "C" for Rotterdam Square1982

nam_apap061-4_41

317Interim Decision of the Commissioner7 October 1981

nam_apap061-4_42

318Maps Granting a Zoning Change, and Notes of Marjorie Schmid1985

nam_apap061-4_43

319Party Consolidation Summary9 September 1981

nam_apap061-4_44

320Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall1982

nam_apap061-4_45

321Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall1984

nam_apap061-4_46

322-24Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mallca. 1984

nam_apap061-4_47

325Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, to Rotterdam Town Board1983

nam_apap061-4_48

326Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, with Notes1981-1983

nam_apap061-4_49

327-28Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall1983

nam_apap061-4_50

329-31Poentic Kill, Stream Channel Shading1985 July

nam_apap061-4_51

332Pre-Adjudicatory Hearing Conference for Proposed Rotterdam Square Mall1981 September

nam_apap061-4_52

333Real Estate Value Study of Rotterdam Mall Site Value1985

nam_apap061-4_53

334Reply Briefs from City and County of Schenectady, Wilmorite, and Department of Environmental Conservation1982

nam_apap061-4_54

41Requests for Party Status by Various Groups1981 August-1981 September

nam_apap061-4_55

42Resumes of Witnesses1981

nam_apap061-4_56

43Rulings on Proposed Rotterdam Square Mall, and Reactions1981-1983

nam_apap061-4_57

44Statements of Concern, Decisions and Responses to, by SPA1982

nam_apap061-4_58

45Statements of Concern, Impact on Transportation1981

nam_apap061-4_59

46Statements of Concern, Industry, General Electric1981

nam_apap061-4_60

47Traffic, Rotterdam Square, Reports and Correspondence1977

nam_apap061-4_61

48Vedder Family Cemetery1981-1983

nam_apap061-4_62

71Wilmorite Information1981

nam_apap061-4_63

72-3Wilmorite Information1982

nam_apap061-4_64

74Wilmorite Information1983

nam_apap061-4_65

75Wilmorite Information1984

nam_apap061-4_66

76Wilmorite Information1985

nam_apap061-4_67

77-8Wilmorite Information1986

nam_apap061-4_68

79Wilmorite Information1987

nam_apap061-4_69

710Wilmorite Information1988

nam_apap061-4_70

711Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information1982, 1984

nam_apap061-4_71

712Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information1984, 1986, 1988

nam_apap061-4_72

713Wilmorite, Ground Water Information1984-1989

nam_apap061-4_73

714Wilmorite, Schenectady Water Supply1989

nam_apap061-4_74

715Wilmorite, Test Boring Logs and Jar Sample Classifications1977, 1980

nam_apap061-4_75

716Wilmorite, Water Initiative and Soil Conservation Service1989, 1993

nam_apap061-4_76

7A1Wilmorite Informationca. 1981

nam_apap061-4_77

7A2Wilmorite InformationUndated

nam_apap061-4_78

7A3Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information1981-1982

nam_apap061-4_79

7A4Wilmorite, Schenectady Water Supply1937, 1952, 1965, 1983-1985

nam_apap061-4_80

81Wilmorite, Court Documents, Applications and Responses1981-1984, 1986, Undated

nam_apap061-4_81

82Wilmorite, Court Documents, Applications and Responses1993

nam_apap061-4_82

83Wilmorite, Court Documents, Briefs1982

nam_apap061-4_83

84Wilmorite, Court Documents, Briefs1982, 1985

nam_apap061-4_84

85Wilmorite, Court Documents, BriefsUndated

nam_apap061-4_85

86Wilmorite, Court Documents, Comments, Responses, and Statements1977, 1982, 1984, Undated

nam_apap061-4_86

87Wilmorite, Court Documents, Hearings1981, 1983-1985, 1987

nam_apap061-4_87

88Wilmorite, Court Documents, Memorandums1981-1982, 1984-1985

nam_apap061-4_88

89Wilmorite, Court Documents, Mitigation Plan1981

nam_apap061-4_89

810Wilmorite, Court Documents, Permits1982-1985

nam_apap061-4_90

811Wilmorite, Court Documents, Petitions1983

nam_apap061-4_91

812Wilmorite, Court Documents, Responses to Comments1981

nam_apap061-4_92

813Wilmorite, Court Documents, Testimonies1981-1982, 1985, Undated

nam_apap061-4_93

814Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports1976, 1985, 1988, 1990-1991

nam_apap061-4_94

815Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports1985-1986, 1988-1989

nam_apap061-4_95

816Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports1994-1995

nam_apap061-4_96

817Wilmorite, News Flyers1981, 1984, 1988-1991, Undated

nam_apap061-4_97

818Wilmorite, Real Estate Value Study1985

nam_apap061-4_98

819Wilmorite, Rotterdam Town Park and Aquifer Information1993, 1995

nam_apap061-4_99

820Wilmorite, Traffic Reports1984

nam_apap061-4_100

821Wilmorite, Schmid, Marjorie1988

nam_apap061-4_101

822Wilmorite, Maps1981, 1984

nam_apap061-4_102

823Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Poentic Kill Fish Problems1980-1983

nam_apap061-4_103

824Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Poentic Kill Fish Problems1984-1985, 1988-1989, 1991, 1995, Undated

nam_apap061-4_104

91Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, "A Visit to the Vedder Cemetery", and Other News1982

nam_apap061-4_105

92Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Surveys and Archeology Reports, Comments on1982

nam_apap061-4_106

93Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Cemetery, Forms1982

nam_apap061-4_107

94Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, DeForest, Henry Schermerhorn1917-1918

nam_apap061-4_108

95Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family, Letters and Responses1982

nam_apap061-4_109

96Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Schenectady History and Cemetery Information, News Clippings1985

nam_apap061-4_110

97Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family Information, Miscellaneous1982-1984

nam_apap061-4_111

98Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family Information, Miscellaneous1983-1984

nam_apap061-4_112

99Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery1983, 1985, Undated

nam_apap061-4_113

910Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery: Wright, Henry D.1982-1983, 1985

nam_apap061-4_114

9A1Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery, Pre-19801982

nam_apap061-4_115

9A2Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers1983-1984

nam_apap061-4_116

9A3Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers1985-1988, 1994-1995, Undated

nam_apap061-4_117

101Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 April-1985 May

nam_apap061-4_118

102Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 June-1985 July

nam_apap061-4_119

103Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 August-1985 October

nam_apap061-4_120

104Correspondence on Wilmorite1985 November-1986 March

nam_apap061-4_121

105Correspondence on Wilmorite1986 April-1986 June

nam_apap061-4_122

106Correspondence on Wilmorite1986 July-1986 December

nam_apap061-4_123

107Correspondence on Wilmorite1987 January-1987 May

nam_apap061-4_124

108Correspondence on Wilmorite1987 June-1987 December

nam_apap061-4_125

109Correspondence on Wilmorite1988

nam_apap061-4_126

1010Correspondence, Miscellaneous1981-1989
Quantity: 1.2 cubic ft. (about 1.2 boxes)
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

nam_apap061-5_1

49-10Appraisal Reportca. 1985

nam_apap061-5_2

411Correspondence1984 September

nam_apap061-5_3

412Correspondence1984 September-1984 November

nam_apap061-5_4

413Correspondence1984 November

nam_apap061-5_5

414Correspondence1984 December-1985 October

nam_apap061-5_6

415Freedom of Information Requests and Material, Schmid, Marjorie1985

nam_apap061-5_7

416Hearings, Cobblestone Church Case1985

nam_apap061-5_8

417Hearings, Groundwater Management Program, and Summary1984

nam_apap061-5_9

418Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady1984

nam_apap061-5_10

419Hearings, Intervention by the Department of Environmental Conservation1984

nam_apap061-5_11

420Hearings, Intervention of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen1985

nam_apap061-5_12

421Hearings, Intervention by Mantica, Paul F.1985

nam_apap061-5_13

422Hearings, Intervention, Miscellaneous Material1985

nam_apap061-5_14

423Hearings, Intervention by Rustay, Robert C.1982-1985

nam_apap061-5_15

424Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer1984-1985

nam_apap061-5_16

425Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, Appraisal Report1985

nam_apap061-5_17

426Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, Correspondence and Notes1978, 1981-1984

nam_apap061-5_18

427Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam1984-1985

nam_apap061-5_19

428Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam1982, 1985

nam_apap061-5_20

429Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam1984

nam_apap061-5_21

430Hearings, Intervention by Wilmorite1985

nam_apap061-5_22

431-32Hearings, Kagay's Notes1985

nam_apap061-5_23

51Hearings, Real Estate Appraisals1985

nam_apap061-5_24

52Hearings, Reply Brief of City of Schenectady and Town of Niskayuna1985

nam_apap061-5_25

53Hearings, Reply Brief of Reformed Church Intervenors1985

nam_apap061-5_26

54Hearings, Reply Brief of Rustay, Robert C.1985

nam_apap061-5_27

55Hearings, Reply Brief of Schmid, Marjorie L.1985

nam_apap061-5_28

56Hearings, Reply Brief of the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources1985

nam_apap061-5_29

57Hearings, Reply Brief of Town of Rotterdam1985

nam_apap061-5_30

58Hearings, Reply Brief of Wilmorite1985

nam_apap061-5_31

59Hearings, Schedule for Briefs, and MacArthur's Opening Statement1985

nam_apap061-5_32

510Hearings, Transcripts of Testimony of Putman, George W.Undated

nam_apap061-5_33

511-14Post-Hearing Briefs1985
Quantity: 1.65 cubic ft. (about 1.65 boxes)
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

nam_apap061-6_1

515Correspondence, Preliminary1982

nam_apap061-6_2

516Decisions by Department of Environmental Conservation1984

nam_apap061-6_3

517Draft Environmental Impact Statement1982

nam_apap061-6_4

518Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Supplement1982

nam_apap061-6_5

519Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Supplement III, Mining and Reclamation Plan1985

nam_apap061-6_6

520Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Correspondence and Comments1982

nam_apap061-6_7

521Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Correspondence and Comments1983

nam_apap061-6_8

522Hearings, Correspondence Concerning1983

nam_apap061-6_9

523Hearings, Exhibits1960-1961, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1982

nam_apap061-6_10

524Hearings, Notes by Kagay1983

nam_apap061-6_11

525Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clemente, Andrew E.1983

nam_apap061-6_12

526Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clemente, Salvatore1983

nam_apap061-6_13

527Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clesceri, Nicholas L.1983

nam_apap061-6_14

528Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, DeLuke, Lewis A.1983

nam_apap061-6_15

529Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Dunn, James R.1983

nam_apap061-6_16

530Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, George, Carl J.1983

nam_apap061-6_17

531Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Hewitt, Philip C.1983

nam_apap061-6_18

532Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Hubbard, John E.1983

nam_apap061-6_19

533-34Hearings, Technical Reports for Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl & Coan1983

nam_apap061-6_20

61-4Hearings, Transcripts1983

nam_apap061-6_21

65Hearings, Transcripts and Revised Ruling1983

nam_apap061-6_22

66Maps, Property of Bonded Concrete and the Aquifer1984

nam_apap061-6_23

67Mining Permit, Correspondence Concerning1983-1984

nam_apap061-6_24

68Track Safety Standards, Federal Railroad Administration1982

nam_apap061-6_25

111Application Information, Appeals, and Interim Decisions1990

nam_apap061-6_26

112Application Responses1987

nam_apap061-6_27

113Application Responses1988-1989

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114Bonded Concrete Information1985, 1987-1988

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115Bonded Concrete Information1989-1990

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116Bonded Concrete Information1991

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117Bonded Concrete Information1992, 1994, Undated

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118Comments and Environmental Impact Statements1986

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121Correspondence, Bonded Concrete1989 May-1989 December

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122Direct Examinations1982

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123Drafts of a Manuscript by John Kagay1991

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124Exhibits 1-2, 4-6, 8, 10-111987, 1989

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125Engineering Reports1987

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126Federal Register1987, 1989

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127Permit Material, Public Hearings, and Memorandums1985, 1987, 1989

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128Position Statements and Presentation1989

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129Questions, Permit Conditions, and Maps1983

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1210Schenectady Chemicals, Inc.1991
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft. (about 0.2 boxes)
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.
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69-10Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Reference Material1968, 1980-1981

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611Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Related Materials1981

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612Draft Community Impact Analysis1980

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613Environmental Assessment Form and Related Material1980-1981

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614Economic and Market Study of Downtown Schenectadyca. 1980
Quantity: 0.63 cubic ft. (about 0.63 boxes)
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.
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615Crossgates Mall and General1981-1986

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616General1982 June-1983 April

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617General1983 April-1983 December

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618General1984 January-1984 December

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619General1985 January-1986 June

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620General1986 July-1986 December

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621Old News Clippings File1971, 1977-1982

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622Wilmorite News Clippings1978-1982

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131News Clippings, Pre-1987Undated

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141News Clippings1987-1988

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142News Clippings1989

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143News Clippings1990-1991

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144News Clippings1992, 1998, 1999
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (about 2 boxes)
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.
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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. (about 0.66 boxes)
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.
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151Correspondence, Guildercrest Development1989-1990

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152Guildercrest Development1986-1991

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153Guildercrest Development1991

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154Schermerhorn Hollow Village1994-1995