M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY

Finding Aid for the
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF WATER RESOURCES
RECORDS, 1918-1999 (Bulk 1981-1999)

(APAP-061)

The Society for the Preservation of Water Resources, The Great Flats Aquifer...in Schenectady County, 1979
The Great Flats Aquifer: A Unique Source of Pure Water in Schenectady County, March 1979, Series 4: Wilmorite
For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Geoffrey Huth
October 1988
Revised by
Orson Kingsley
June 26, 2006







M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York 
1400 Washington Avenue / Albany, New York 12222 / (518) 437-3935


VOLUME: 12.46 cubic ft. (excludes map portion of collection)

ACQUISITION: 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.

ACCESS: Access to this record group is unrestricted.

COPYRIGHT: The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.


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Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:


Society for the Preservation of Water Resources
Administrative History

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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.[1]


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1. Kagay, John, telephone conversation, 24 October 1988.


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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.

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.


Society for the Preservation of Water Resources
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Series 1: General Files, 1981-1985, 1988, 1991, 0.1 cubic ft., arranged alphabetically.

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.

Series 2: Day Files, 1981-1985, 0.9 cubic ft., arranged chronologically.

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.

Series 3: Meeting Minutes and Agenda, 1981-1987, 0.1 cubic ft., arranged chronologically.

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

Series 4: Wilmorite Project, 1918-1919, 1937, 1952, 1965, 1976-1991, 1993-1995, 5.43 cubic ft., arranged alphabetically.

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.

Series 5: Water Supply Applications, 1982-1985, 1.2 cubic ft., arranged alphabetically.

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.

Series 6: Bonded Concrete Project, 1960-1961, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1982-1992, 1994, 1.65 cubic ft., arranged alphabetically.

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.

Series 7: Broadway Mall Project, 1968, 1980-1981, 0.2 cubic ft., arranged alphabetically.

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.

Series 8: News Clippings, 1971, 1978-1992, 1998-1999, 0.63 cubic ft., arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

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.

Series 9: Maps, Photographs, Drawings, 1975, 1978-1982 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.

Series 10: Other Projects, 1986-1991, 1994-1995, 0.66 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically by project.

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.


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Series 1: General Files, 1981-1983

Box 1
Folder

1. Background Information File, 1981-1982
2. By-laws, 1981-1985
3. Coalition to Protect the Aquifer, Committees, 1982
4. Correspondence, 1981-1983
5. Education Program, Plan of Action, circa 1982
6. Issues, Statements on, 1980-1982
7. Press Releases, 1981-1982
8. Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, Brochure, Drafts, circa 1982
8a. Acid Rain Information, 1988
8b. Annual Reports, 1981, 1983-1985, 1999


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Series 2: Day Files, 1981-1985

Box 1 (continued)
Folder

9. March-August 1981
10. August 1981-March 1982
11. April-August 1982
12. August-November 1982
13. November 1982
14. December 1982-February 1983
15. March 1983
16. April-July 1983
17. July 1983
18. August 1983
19. August 1983
20. September-October 1983
21. October-December 1983
22. January-March 1984
24. March-June 1984
25. June-July 1984
26. September-November 1984
27. November 1984-March 1985


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Series 3: Meeting Minutes and Agenda, 1981-1983

Box 2
Folder

1. Agenda, May-August 1981
2. Minutes and Agenda, May 1981-June 1983
3. Minutes, June 1983-March 1987


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Series 4: Wilmorite Project, 1977-1991, 1993-1995

Box 2 (continued)
Folder

4. Aquifer, Reports, Correspondence, News Clippings, 1978, 1981
5. Aquifer Preservation Study and Report by Schenectady County, 1978
6. Aquifer Preservation Study and Report by Schenectady County, 1978
7. Briefs from City and County of Schenectady and the Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, 1982
8. Briefs from City of Schenectady and Wilmorite, 1983
9. Conservation Publications, Miscellaneous, 1980-1981
10. Correspondence, 1982
11. Correspondence, 1982
12. Correspondence from Schenectady County Board of Directors, 1981
13. Cultural Resources Affected by Rotterdam Square Mall, 1981
14. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, April 1981
15. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Notes and Allied Material, 1981
16. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Response to Comments on, 17 December 1981
17. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Responses, 1981
18. Flood Assessment, Report and Correspondence, 1977, 1979, 1981
19. Flood Storage Calculations by John Kagay, 1981
20. Flood Storage Calculations by John Kagay, 1981
21. Flood Storage Calculations by John Kagay, 1981
22. Flooding and Drainage Problems, Reports and Correspondence, 1981
23. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcripts, circa 1981
24. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript, 11 December 1981
25. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Notes by John Kagay, January-February 1982
26. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Notes by John Kagay, January-February 1982
27. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript, 4 January 1983
28. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript, 21 January 1983
29. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript, 26 January 1983
30. Hearings, Department of Environmental Conservation, Transcript, 27 January 1983
31. Hearings, Environmental Protection Agency, Statement for, 1983
32. Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady, 1981
33. Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady, 1981-1982

Box 3
Folder

1. Hearings, Intervention by County of Schenectady, 1981
2. Hearings, Intervention by Department of Environmental Conservation, 1981
3. Hearings, Intervention by Department of Environmental Conservation, 1982
4. Hearings, Intervention by Department of Health, 1981
5. Hearings, Intervention by Schmid, Marjorie L., 1981
6. Hearings, Intervention by Sierra Club, 1981
7. Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, 1981
8. Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, 1981-1982
9. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Niskayuna, 1981
10. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Niskayuna, 1982
11. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterday, 1981-1982
12. Hearings, Intervention by Wilmorite, 1981-1982
13. Hearings, Intervention by Wilmorite, 1981-1982
14. Hearings, Notes and Correspondence, 1981
15. Hearings, Witnesses, Expert, for SPA, 1981
16. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis of Alternate "C" for Rotterdam Square, 1982
17. Interim Decision of the Commissioner, 7 October 1981
18. Maps Granting a Zoning Change, and Notes of Marjorie Schmid, 1985
19. Party Consolidation Summary, 9 September 1981
20. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, 1982
21. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, 1984
22. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, circa 1984
23. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, circa 1984
24. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, circa 1984
25. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, to Rotterdam Town Board, 1983
26. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, with Notes, 1981-1983
27. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, 1983
28. Petitions Against Rotterdam Square Mall, 1983
29. Poentic Kill, Stream Channel Shading, July 1985
30. Poentic Kill, Stream Channel Shading, July 1985
31. Poentic Kill, Stream Channel Shading, July 1985
32. Pre-Adjudicatory Hearing Conference for Proposed Rotterdam Square Mall, September 1981
33. Real Estate Value Study of Rotterdam Mall Site Value, 1985
34. Reply Briefs from City and County of Schenectady, Wilmorite, and Department of Environmental Conservation, 1982

Box 4
Folder

1. Requests for Party Status by Various Groups, August-September 1981
2. Resumes of Witnesses, 1981
3. Rulings on Proposed Rotterdam Square Mall, and Reactions, 1981-1983
4. Statements of Concern, Decisions and Responses to, by SPA, 1982
5. Statements of Concern, Impact on Transportation, 1981
6. Statements of Concern, Industry, General Electric, 1981
7. Traffic, Rotterdam Square, Reports and Correspondence, 1977
8. Vedder Family Cemetery, 1981-1983

Box 7
Folder

Wilmorite Information, pre-1981 (see Box 7A)
1. Wilmorite Information, 1981
2. Wilmorite Information, 1982
3. Wilmorite Information, 1982
4. Wilmorite Information, 1983
5. Wilmorite Information, 1984
6. Wilmorite Information, 1985
7. Wilmorite Information, 1986
8. Wilmorite Information, 1986
9. Wilmorite Information, 1987
10. Wilmorite Information, 1988
Wilmorite Information, undated (see Box 7A)
Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information, 1981-1982 (see Box 7A)
11. Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information, 1982, 1984
12. Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information, 1984, 1986, 1988
13. Wilmorite, Ground Water Information, 1984-1989
Wilmorite, Schenectady Water Supply, 1937, 1952, 1965, 1983-1985 (see Box 7A)
14. Wilmorite, Schenectady Water Supply, 1989
15. Wilmorite, Test Boring Logs and Jar Sample Classifications, 1977, 1980
16. Wilmorite, Water Initiative and Soil Conservation Service, 1989, 1993

Box 7A
Folder

1. Wilmorite Information, pre-1981
2. Wilmorite Information, undated
3. Wilmorite and Sear-Brown Information, 1981-1982
4. Wilmorite, Schenectady Water Supply, 1937, 1952, 1965, 1983-1985

Box 8
Folder

1. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Applications and Responses, 1981-1984, 1986, undated
2. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Applications and Responses, 1993
3. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Briefs, 1982
4. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Briefs, 1982, 1985
5. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Briefs, undated
6. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Comments, Responses, and Statements, 1977, 1982, 1984, undated
7. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Hearings, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987
8. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Memorandums, 1981-1982, 1984-1985
9. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Mitigation Plan, 1981
10. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Permits, 1982-1985
11. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Petitions, 1983
12. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Responses to Comments, 1981
13. Wilmorite, Court Documents, Testimonies, 1981-1982, 1985, undated
14. Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports, 1976, 1985, 1988, 1990-1991
15. Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports, 1985-1986, 1988-1989
16. Wilmorite, Environmental Publications and Reports, 1994-1995
17. Wilmorite, News Flyers, 1981, 1984, 1988-1991, undated
18. Wilmorite, Real Estate Value Study, 1985
19. Wilmorite, Rotterdam Town Park and Aquifer Information, 1993, 1995
20. Wilmorite, Traffic Reports, 1984
21. Wilmorite, Schmid, Marjorie, 1988
22. Wilmorite, Maps, 1981, 1984
23. Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Poentic Kill Fish Problems, 1980-1983
24. Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Poentic Kill Fish Problems, 1984-1985, 1988-1989, 1991, 1995, undated

Box 9
Folder

1. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, “A Visit to the Vedder Cemetery,” and Other News, 1982
2. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Surveys and Archeology Reports, Comments on, 1982
3. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Cemetery, Forms, 1982
4. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, DeForest, Henry Schermerhorn, 1917-1918
5. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family, Letters and Responses, 1982
6. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Schenectady History and Cemetery Information, News Clippings, 1985
7. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family Information, Miscellaneous, 1982-1984
8. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Vedder Family Information, Miscellaneous, 1983-1984
Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery, Pre-1980, 1982 (see Box 9A)
9. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery, 1983, 1985, undated
10. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery: Wright, Henry D., 1982-1983, 1985
Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers, 1983-1984 (see Box 9A)
Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers, 1985-1988, 1994-1995, undated (see Box 9A)

Box 9A
Folder

1. Wilmorite, Historic Land Preservation, Wilmorite and the Vedder Cemetery, Pre-1980, 1982
2. Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers, 1983-1984
3. Wilmorite, Schenectady Aquifer, Wilmorite and the Army Corps of Engineers, 1985-1988, 1994-1995, undated

Box 10
Folder

1. Correspondence on Wilmorite, April 1985-May 1985
2. Correspondence on Wilmorite, June 1985-July 1985
3. Correspondence on Wilmorite, August 1985-October 1985
4. Correspondence on Wilmorite, November 1985-March 1986
5. Correspondence on Wilmorite, April 1986-June 1986
6. Correspondence on Wilmorite, July 1986-December 1986
7. Correspondence on Wilmorite, January 1987-May 1987
8. Correspondence on Wilmorite, June 1987-December 1987
9. Correspondence on Wilmorite, 1988
10. Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1989-1981


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Series 5: Water Supply Applications, 1978, 1981-1985

Box 4 (continued)
Folder

9. Appraisal Report, circa 1985
10. Appraisal Report, circa 1985
11. Correspondence, September 1984
12. Correspondence, September-November 1984
13. Correspondence, November 1984
14. Correspondence, December 1984-October 1985
15. Freedom of Information Requests and Material, Schmid, Marjorie, 1985
16. Hearings, Cobblestone Church Case, 1985
17. Hearings, Groundwater Management Program, and Summary, 1984
18. Hearings, Intervention by City of Schenectady, 1984
19. Hearings, Intervention by the Department of Environmental Conservation, 1984
20. Hearings, Intervention of International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, 1985
21. Hearings, Intervention by Mantica, Paul F., 1985
22. Hearings, Intervention, Miscellaneous Material, 1985
23. Hearings, Intervention by Rustay, Robert C., 1982-1985
24. Hearings, Intervention by Society for the Preservation of the Aquifer, 1984-1985
25. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, Appraisal Report, 1985
26. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, Correspondence and Notes, 1978, 1981-1984
27. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, 1984-1985
28. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, 1982, 1985
29. Hearings, Intervention by Town of Rotterdam, 1984
30. Hearings, Intervention by Wilmorite, 1985
31. Hearings, Kagay's Notes, 1985
32. Hearings, Kagay's Notes, 1985

Box 5
Folder

1. Hearings, Real Estate Appraisals, 1985
2. Hearings, Reply Brief of City of Schenectady and Town of Niskayuna, 1985
3. Hearings, Reply Brief of Reformed Church Intervenors, 1985
4. Hearings, Reply Brief of Rustay, Robert C., 1985
5. Hearings, Reply Brief of Schmid, Marjorie L., 1985
6. Hearings, Reply Brief of the Society for the Preservation of Water Resources, 1985
7. Hearings, Reply Brief of Town of Rotterdam, 1985
8. Hearings, Reply Brief of Wilmorite, 1985
9. Hearings, Schedule for Briefs, and MacArthur's Opening Statement, 1985
10. Hearings, Transcripts of Testimony of Putman, George W.
11. Post-Hearing Briefs, 1985
12. Post-Hearing Briefs, 1985
13. Post-Hearing Briefs, 1985
14. Post-Hearing Briefs, 1985


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Series 6: Bonded Concrete Project, 1960-1961, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1982-1991

Box 5 (continued)
Folder

15. Correspondence, Preliminary, 1982
16. Decisions by Department of Environmental Conservation, 1984
17. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1982
18. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Supplement, 1982
19. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Supplement III, Mining and Reclamation Plan, 1985
20. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Correspondence and Comments, 1982
21. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Correspondence and Comments, 1983
22. Hearings, Correspondence Concerning, 1983
23. Hearings, Exhibits, 1960-1961, 1972, 1974, 1979, 1982
24. Hearings, Notes by Kagay, 1983
25. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clemente, Andrew E., 1983
26. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clemente, Salvatore, 1983
27. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Clesceri, Nicholas L., 1983
28. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, DeLuke, Lewis A., 1983
29. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Dunn, James R., 1983
30. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, George, Carl J., 1983
31. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Hewitt, Philip C., 1983
32. Hearings, Rebuttal Testimony, Hubbard, John E., 1983
33. Hearings, Technical Reports for Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl & Coan, 1983
34. Hearings, Technical Reports for Higgins, Roberts, Beyerl & Coan, 1983

Box 6
Folder

1. Hearings, Transcripts, 1983
2. Hearings, Transcripts, 1983
3. Hearings, Transcripts, 1983
4. Hearings, Transcripts, 1983
5. Hearings, Transcripts and Revised Ruling, 1983
6. Maps, Property of Bonded Concrete and the Aquifer, 1984
7. Mining Permit, Correspondence Concerning, 1983-1984
8. Track Safety Standards, Federal Railroad Administration, 1982

Box 11
Folder

1. Application Information, Appeals, and Interim Decisions, 1990
2. Application Responses, 1987
3. Application Responses, 1988-1989
4. Bonded Concrete Information, 1985, 1987-1988
5. Bonded Concrete Information, 1989-1990
6. Bonded Concrete Information, 1991
7. Bonded Concrete Information, 1992, 1994, undated
8. Comments and Environmental Impact Statements, 1986

Box 12
Folder

1. Correspondence, Bonded Concrete, May 1989-December 1989
2. Direct Examinations, 1982
3. Drafts of a Manuscript by John Kagay, 1991
4. Exhibits 1-2, 4-6, 8, 10-11, 1987, 1989
5. Engineering Reports, 1987
6. Federal Register, 1987, 1989
7. Permit Material, Public Hearings, and Memorandums, 1985, 1987, 1989
8. Position Statements and Presentation, 1989
9. Questions, Permit Conditions, and Maps, 1983
10. Schenectady Chemicals, Inc., 1991


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Series 7: Broadway Mall Project, 1968, 1980-1981

Box 6 (continued)
Folder

9. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Reference Material, 1968, 1980-1981
10. Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Reference Material, 1968, 1980-1981
11. Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Related Materials, 1981
12. Draft Community Impact Analysis, 1980
13. Environmental Assessment Form and Related Material, 1980-1981
14. Economic and Market Study of Downtown Schenectady, circa 1980


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Series 8: News Clippings, 1971, 1977-1986

Box 6 (continued)
Folder

15. Crossgates Mall and General, 1981-1986
16. General, June 1982-April 1983
17. General, April-December 1983
18. General, January-December 1984
19. General, January 1985-June 1986
20. General, July-December 1986
21. Old News Clippings File, 1971, 1977-1982
22. Wilmorite News Clippings, 1978-1982

Box 13
Folder

1. News Clippings, Pre-1987

Box 14
Folder

1. News Clippings, 1987-1988
2. News Clippings, 1989
3. News Clippings, 1990-1991
4. News Clippings, 1992, 1998, 1999


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Series 9: Maps, Photographs, Drawings, 1975, 1978-1982

Oversize

1. Broadway Mall (assumed), Downtown Schenectady, Alternate Site, aerial photograph, circa 1981.
2. Broadway Mall (assumed), Downtown Schenectady, Alternate Site, blueprint of aerial photograph, circa 1981.
3. Broadway Mall, Downtown Site Development, 4 sheets, 18 May 1979.
4. Great Flats, Flood Levels, flipcharts (handdrawn charts and maps) by J. Duccan, circa 1981.
5. Great Flats, Flood Storage Volume, manuscript map on graph paper, areas planimetered by John Kagay, circa 1981.
6. Great Flats, Portions of Randall Sheets No. 23, 24, 25, 46, 47, 48, composite topographic map by C.T. Male Associates, P.C., December 1978.
7. Rotterdam Square, blueprint maps by Haley and Aldrich, Inc., June 1981:

a. Groundwater Flow in Delta Sand Deposits (Fig. 8A).
b. Thickness of Near-Surfaces Low-Permeability Soil (Fig. 9A).
c. Piexometric Countours and Groundwater Flow Pattern (Fig. 7A).
d. Site Area and Subsurface Explorations (Fig. 2A).

8. Rotterdam Square, blueprint map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C., Exhibit O, Limit of Flooding Due to the Possible Backwater of the Mohawk River, 3 Jun 1981.
9. Rotterdam Square, blueprint maps by Sear Brown Associates, P. circa, 6 Feb 1981.
a. Plan Showing Relocation and Widening of Campbell Road.
b. Total Area of Wetlands Within Projected Site; Total Area Eliminated by Proposed Construction; Wetlands to Remain.

10. Rotterdam Square, blueprint maps by Sear Brown Associates, P. circa:
a. Exhibit D: Existing Conditions--Development Site, rev. 26 Jun 1981.
b. Exhibit E1: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions Poentic Kill and limits of wetlands), 9 Feb 1981.
c. Exhibit E2: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions Flow and limits of wetlands), 14 Jun 1981.
d. Exhibit E3: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions (Flow), 14 Jun 1981.
e. Exhibit E4: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions (Bridges, roads, walls and ditches along Poentic Kill), 9 Feb    1981.
f. Exhibit E5: Poentic Kill--Existing Conditions (Profile of kill), 9 Feb 1981.
g. Exhibit E6: Poentic Kill--Location Map, 26 Jun 1981.
h. Exhibit E7: Poentic Kill--Centerline Profile, Poentic Kill Dike, Sans Souci Bridge, Southeasterly, 22 June 1981.
i. Exhibit F: Existing Conditions--Park Parcel, 6 Feb 1981.
j. Exhibit G: Rotterdam Square--Grading and Drainage Plan, 6 Feb 1981.
k. Exhibit H: Rotterdam Square--Utility Plan, 6 Feb 1981.
l. Exhibit I: Rotterdam Square--Creek Relocation and Erosion-- Siltation Control, 6 Feb 1981.
m. Exhibit K2: Creek Cross Sections, 26 Jun 1981.
n. Exhibit P1: Poenties Kill--Centerline Profile, Campbell Road, Northwesterly, 2000 Feet Along Poenties Kill, Profile No. 3, 22 Jun 1981.
o. Exhibit P2: Poenties Kill, Centerline Profile, Campbell Road, Southeasterly Along Northeasterly, Radio Station Property Line, Profile Nos. 1 and 2, 22 Jun 1981.
p. Exhibit P3: Poentic Kill Dike, Centerline Profile, Sans Souci Bridge Southeasterly, Profile No. 4, 22 June 1981.

11. Rotterdam Square, blueprint sketches by J. Duccan, circa 1981:
a. Wilmorite--Problems: Traffic, Flooding, Wetlands, Stream, Salt, Sewage, Aquifer.
b. Wilmorite--Area Traffic Flows: Schenectady, Scotia Glenville, Rotterdam.

12. Rotterdam 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 Aquifer, circa 1981.
13. Rotterdam Square, Great Falls Area and Alternate Proposals for Floodwater Storage Mitigation, map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C., 6 Feb 1981, revised 26 Jun 1981.
14. Rotterdam Square, Planting Plan, by Sear Brown Associates, P. circa, 24 Feb 1981.
15. Rotterdam Square, Water District Extension Map, Exhibit M, blueprint map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C., 6 Feb 1981.
16. Rotterdam, Town, Sewer District No. 2, Water Treatment Facilities Project, Contract # 1, Outfall Sewer, 28 pages of maps by C.T. Male Associates, P.C., June 1980.
17. Schenectady, City, Tax Map by Aero Service for Real Property Tax Service Agency, 19 Dec 1975.
18. Schenectady, Scotia, Rotterdam, blueprint of aerial photograph, circa 1981.
19. Westview Mall, Preliminary Site Plan, map by Sear Brown Associates, P.C., circa 1981.


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Series 10: Other Projects, 1986-1991, 1994-1995

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1. Correspondence, Guildercrest Development, 1989-1990
2. Guildercrest Development, 1986-1991
3. Guildercrest Development, 1991
4. Schermerhorn Hollow Village, 1994-1995


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