M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

ARCHIVES OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND POLICY

Finding Aid for the
SAVE THE PINE BUSH, INC.
RECORDS, 1977-2001
(APAP-125)

For reference queries contact M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives Reference staff

Finding Aid Compiled by
Beth Sheffer
July 23, 2002



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York
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VOLUME: 8.87 cubic feet and 2 oversize folders

ACQUISITION: All items in this manuscript group were donated to the University Libraries, M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, by Lynne Jackson in 2001.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Administrative History

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder List:

Alphabetical Listing of Lawsuits in Series 5


Save the Pine Bush, Inc.
Administrative History

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Save the Pine Bush Inc. (SPB), incorporated in 1978, is a non profit, volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the Albany Pine Bush. The Pine Bush is a rare ecosystem in New York State and the largest inland pine barrens sand dunes in the United States. The area is known to contain over 1,500 species of plants, over 300 species of vertebrate animals, and over 10,000 species of insects and other invertebrate animals.[1] The rarest of these inhabitants is the Karner Blue Butterfly, listed on the New York State Endangered Species list in 1978 and the Federal Endangered Species list in 1992.[2] The Pine Bush is located in the heart of the Capital District, concentrated mostly between the cities of Albany and Schenectady. Office buildings and residential developments have played a role in reducing the once 25,600 acre area into 3,000 acres. Concerned with preserving the Pine Bush habitat, the organization, Save the Pine Bush formed to prevent development in the Pine Bush area by suing government agencies and developers, forcing these groups to follow state environmental preservation laws.[3]

The group of advocates joined together in 1978 under the name "Friends of the Pine Bush" to protest the approval for four developments in the Pine Bush: the Dunes, Pinehurst, Pine Circle, and a development proposed by Charles Touhey.[4] The approvals occurred after a public hearing that was poorly attended due to a snowstorm. Friends of the Pine Bush won its first court case in 1978 under the guidance of the lawyer Victor A. Lord by suing the City of Albany over the approval of the four developments. The court ruled in favor of the Pine Bush advocates, stating that the City's approval of these developments was invalid and that the City had to hold another public hearing before they could make a decision on whether to approve the construction of the developments. Another public hearing occurred and the developments in question were again approved. After the approval, the organization officially incorporated, taking the name "Save the Pine Bush" due to the fact that there was already a group registered under the name "Friends of the Pine Bush" Under the guidance of lawyer Dennis Kaufman, Save the Pine Bush was able to postpone the development construction by suing the Planning Board for not posting a bond to insure that improvements in the area such as streets and sewers, were completed as required by law.[5]

From 1979 to the present, Save the Pine Bush has been involved in a number of lawsuits, led by lawyer Lawrence B. Oliver, Jr. Many of the lawsuits involved violations of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) a law that requires municipalities to review housing developments, office complexes and other developments for their environmental impacts.[6] Lawsuits filed include the Madison Avenue Office Park Project, Willow Street, Karner Meadows, Karner Dunes Adventure Park, the Albany Interim Landfill, and the Pine Haven Estates.[7] Several defendants listed in the lawsuits include the City of Albany, Town of Guilderland, developer Charles Touhey, and the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission. Active members of Save the Pine Bush have included Lynne Jackson, Rezsin Adams, John Wolcott, Gregory Bell, and Russell Ziemba.

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1. Save the Pine Bush Introduction to Save the Pine Bush, 2002. http://www.savethepinebush.org/Intro/Intro.html (18 July 2002).
2. Ibid.
3. Save the Pine Bush . Welcome to Save the Pine Bush , June 2002. http://www.savethepinebush.org (18 July 2002). How does Save the Pine Bush stop developers? May 2002. http://www.savethepinebush.org/Intro/How_does.html (18 July 2002).
4. Lynne Jackson. Save the Pine Bush Brief History and Summary, July 1996. http://www.savethepinebush.org/MoreArt/summary.html (18 July 2002).
5. Ibid.
6. Ibid.
7. Series 5: Lawsuits and Challenges, Sub-series 1: Lawsuits. Boxes 1-19.


Save the Pine Bush, Inc.
Scope & Content Note

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This collection documents the activities of Save the Pine Bush, Inc., a non profit organization concerned with protecting the rare inland pine barrens sand dunes of the Capital District, known as the Albany Pine Bush. The Pine Bush is the largest ecosystem of its kind and home to the Karner Blue Butterfly, which was placed on the Federal Endangered Species List in 1992.

Included in the collection are the records of three organizations concerned with environmental issues in the 1970s; the University at Albany's Protect Your Environment (PYE) student organization (1973-1975), People for the Pine Bush (1973-1975), and Citizen's For the Environment (CPE), based in Schenectady, New York (1974-1979). Lynne Jackson, one of Save the Pine Bush's founding members and the donor of the collection, was involved in all three of the organizations. The records of PYE and People of the Pine Bush are scarce, consisting mostly of the academic papers by Lynne Jackson, meeting minutes and notes. CPE records consist of meeting minutes, budgets, papers concerning the CPE recycling program, and environmental newsletters CPE and CPE president Linda Hitchcock subscribed to.

The Save the Pine Bush collection includes meeting minutes, agendas, grant proposals, fliers, and other materials from the years 1978-1980. The remainder and bulk of collection consists of litigation papers, Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), Final Environmental Impact Statements (FEIS), correspondence, Save the Pine Bush newsletters and activities announcements, maps, and Freedom of Information Act requested materials concerning various proposed development sites from the years 1978-2001. Earlier papers and lawsuits have the title of Friends of the Pine Bush, the name of the organization prior to incorporation.

A strength of the collection is the Save the Pine Bush Newsletters from 1978-1980 and 1989-2001,even though there is a significant gap of nine years. The collection is also strong in regards to litigation papers, including Notice of Petitions, Briefs, Affidavits, Memorandums of Law, and Appeals. Finally, the collection contains over 35 oversize maps and blueprints of proposed development sites.

The collection is weak in the day to day running of Save the Pine Bush after 1981, and excludes any financial papers discussing funding and expenses. Correspondence consist mostly of material collected through Freedom of Information Act requests rather then specific Save the Pine Bush correspondence.

Several collections in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives provide further information about the construction of Crossgates Mall and the Pine Bush including the records of Concerned Citizens Against Crossgates (APAP-057) and Crossgates Regional Shopping Mall Collection (APAP-067). A complete list of related collections is available at the subject guide for Conservation and the Environment.


Save the Pine Bush, Inc.
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Protect Your Environment/People For the Pine Bush, 1973-1975, .2 cubic feet Organized alphabetically.

Protect Your Environment was the environmental student organization formed at the University at Albany in early 1970s. People for the Pine Bush was a similar environmental organization, a precursor to Save the Pine Bush. The series is a collection of papers, articles, notes, and meeting minutes of both organizations through Lynne Jackson's involvement in the organization as a student at the University at Albany.

Series 2: Citizens Protecting the Environment, 1974-1979, .8 cubic feet Organized by subject.

Prior to Save the Pine Bush, Inc., Lynne Jackson was actively involved in Citizen's Protecting the Environment (CPE) an environmental organization based in Schenectady, New York. The series includes CPE agendas and meeting minutes, brochures, budgets, correspondence, and papers concerning a recycling education class project. Also included are press releases and numerous newsletters from other organizations connected to environmental activism. Though there are a variety of organizations which produced newsletters represented in the collection, there is generally only one or two newsletters per group. One oversize box contains larger newsletters printed on newsprint.

Series 3: Save the Pine Bush Newsletters and Activities, 1978-1980, 1989-2001, .64 cubic feet Organized chronologically.

Series contains newsletters, monthly activities fliers, and press releases produced by Save the Pine Bush. Press releases date from 1978 to 1980. No newsletters are represented between 1981 to 1988. Monthly activities fliers begin with 1989.

Series 4: Save the Pine Bush Administrative Files, 1978-1981, .2 cubic feet Organized chronologically.

Series contains agenda, meeting minutes, grants, by-laws, fliers, notes and drafts. Also included are a variety of miscellaneous papers. Some papers come from Friends of the Pine Bush, the original unincorporated name of the organization.

The Laws, Statutes, and Regulations folder consists of photocopied papers from 1929-1979. The folder was compiled in 1979 and is organized under that date rather then the 1929 date.

Series 5: Lawsuits and Challenges, 1977-2000, 7.03 cubic feet and 2 oversize folders Organized by site location.

Series is broken into the sub-series Lawsuits and Challenges. The Lawsuits sub-series includes Draft Environmental Impact Statements (DEIS), Final Environmental Impact Statements (FEIS), Freedom of Information Act requested material (mostly photocopies and faxes of developer proposals and developer, city, or town correspondence), and litigation papers such as Notice of Petitions, Affidavits, Briefs, Memorandum of Law, and Appeals Claims. Early Lawsuits may have the name Friends of the Pine Bush, the original unincorporated name of the organization.

Note: Box 9, Folder 7 contains photocopied local laws from 1970-1998. The information was compiled in 1998, so the folder is filed under that date rather then the 1970 date.

Box 2, Folders 10-13 contain a small collection of material on the lawsuit filed by Concerned Citizens Against Crossgates against the construction of Crossgates Mall.

The Challenges sub-series consists of the DEIS, FEIS, correspondence, zoning applications, articles and papers of the Golden Bear Family Golf Center proposed site. It also includes a number of development site proposals. All material excludes any litigation papers, for no lawsuits transpired.

The series concludes with two oversize boxes and 2 oversize folders of maps and blueprints of development sites. Corresponding folders from Boxes 5, 9, 11, 20 and 21 are noted. Oversize boxes are organized by size, sub-series and then chronologically by development site. Map folders are organized by size and listed individually in box and folder list. Several maps consist of photocopied pieces of the original map which must be placed together.


Save the Pine Bush, Inc.
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Protect Your Environment/People for the Pine Bush, 1973-1975

Box 1
Folder

1. Arizona Highways, November 1973
2. Moss Island Project, 1974
3. "SUNYA Recycle" 1974-1976
4. Articles, Notes, Meetings, Minutes. 1974-1976
5. "Exercise in Planning: Waterways 1975"


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Box and Folder List

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Series 2: Citizens Protecting the Environment, 1974-1979

Box 1
Folder

1. Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1974-1976
2. Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1978
3. Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1979
4. Brochures, undated
5. Budget, 1979
6. By-Laws, Revised, no date
7. Correspondence, 1977-78
8. Correspondence, 1979
9. Employment Applications/Resumes, no date
10. Expenses and Income, 1974-1978
11. Fundraising Events, 1976-1979
12. Mailing Lists, no date
13. Membership Applications, 1978-1979
14. Project: Bottle Bill Legislation, no date
15. Project: Recycling Grant Proposal, 1974
16. Project: Recycling Program, Local Education Effort, Includes Negatives, 1978

Box 2
Folder

1. Project: Recycling Program, Memorandum and Sample Letter of Solicitation, no date
2. Project: Recycling Program Volume Figures, 1978
3. Public Relations, Public Service Announcements, 1978-1979
4. Senior AIDES Program, 1978-1979
5. Handbook, Energy on Film, 1978
6. Newsletters, HSPC Review, 1977-1978
7. Newsletters, Soil and Water Conservation, 1978-1979
8. Newsletters, Capital District SUN DAY, 1978
9. Newsletters, North River Friends of Clearwater, 1978
10. Newsletters, ACEMC Newsletter, 1978-1979
11. Newsletters, Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady News, 1978-1979
12. Newsletters, New York Environmental News (NYEN), 1978-1979
13. Newsletters, Region II in View, 1978-1979
14. Newsletters, Cooperative Self Reliance Task Force, 1979
15. Newsletters, Environmental Planning Lobby, 1979
16. Newsletters, Safe Energy Coalition of New York State, 1979
17. Newsletters, Miscellaneous Newsletters and Fliers, 1978-1979
18. Press Releases, 1976-1979
19. Schenectady Employment and Training Administration (SETA), Attendance Sheets, 1979
20. SETA, Contracts, 1979
21. SETA, Correspondence,1978-1979

Box 3:Oversized Newsletters
Folder

1. Newsletters, Clamshell Alliance News, Vol. 3 Nos. 5 and 6, 1979
2. Newsletters, Maine Land Advocate, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1979
3. Newsletters, NYS Environment, 1979
4. Newsletters, Rappin' with SCAP, 1977
5. Newsletters, 765 Hotline, 1977-1979
6. Newsletters, Sunday Times, March 1978
7. Newsletters, The Waste Paper, 1979


Save the Pine Bush
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Series 3: Save the Pine Bush Newsletters and Activities, 1978-2001

Box 1
Folder

1. Press Releases, 1978-1980
2. Newsletters, 1978-1980
3 Newsletters and Activities, 1989-1993
4. Newsletters and Activities, 1994-2001


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Box and Folder List

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Series 4: Save the Pine Bush Administrative Files, 1978-1981

Box 1
Folder

1. Community Development Grants, 1979-1981
2. DEC Task Force, Environmental Base Analysis, 1979
3. Friends of the Pine Bush and Save the Pine Bush, Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1978-1980
4. Friends of the Pine Bush, By-Laws, no date
5. Laws, Statutes, and Regulations, 1929-1979
6. New Jersey Pine Barrens, 1978
7. Proposed Legislative Bill, 1979
8. Public Debate Announcements, 1979
9. Save the Pine Bush Fliers, no date
10. Save the Pine Bush, Miscellaneous Papers, 1979, no dates
11. Save the Pine Bush, Notes and Drafts, 1980
12. State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) Regulations, 1978


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Series 5: Lawsuits and Challenges, 1977-2000
Sub-series 1: Lawsuits, 1977-2000

Box 1
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Property Values, 1967-1977
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Environmental Assessment, 1978
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Appendix on Behalf of Petitioners-Respondents, 1980
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Respondents-Interveners-Appellants Brief in Support to Leave for Appeal, 1980
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Brief Submitted on Behalf of Respondents-Appellants, 1982
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Submitted on Behalf of Respondents-Appellants, 1982
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Respondent-Interveners-Appellants Appendix, 1982
8. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Notice of Motion for Leave of Appeal, 1983

Box 2
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Correspondence, 1984-1987
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Supplement to Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1985
3-4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows Notice of Petition, 1986
5 Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Appellant's Brief on Appeal, 1987
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Meadows, Counterclaim, 1987

Box 3
Folder

1. Friends of the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Pine Circle, Dunes and Pinehurst, Correspondence, 1978
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Pine Circle, Testimony, 1979
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Pine Circle, Litigation, 1979
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Pine Circle, Notice of Motion, Affidavits, 1979
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Pine Circle, Order to Show Cause, 1979
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Pine Circle, Brief and Appendix on Behalf of Appellants, 1979
7. Friends of the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Dunes and Pinehurst, Appeals, 1980-1982
8. Friends of the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Dunes and Pinehurst, Maps and Development Progress Report, no date
9. Friends of the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Dunes and Pinehurst, Brief and Appendix on Behalf of Interveners-Respondents and Reply brief on Behalf of Appellants-Respondents, 1983
10. Crossgates Mall, Fliers and News Clippings, 1978-1980
11. Save the Pine Bush vs. Pyramid Crossgates, Subpoenas, 1980
12. Pyramid Crossgates Company, Notice of Motion, 1980
13. Concerned Citizens Against Crossgates, Brief and Notice of Motion for Leave of Appeal, 1982-1983

Box 4
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Madison Avenue Office Park, Verified Answer and Notice of Petition 1985
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Madison Avenue Office Park, Counterclaim, 1985
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Madison Avenue Office Park, Brief of Appellant Willard T. Andersen, 1986
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Madison Avenue Office Park, Brief on Behalf of Plaintiff-Petitioner-Respondents, 1986
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Madison Avenue Office Park, Brief of New York State Builders Association, 1986
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Madison Avenue Office Park, Responsive Brief on Behalf of Plaintiff-Petitioner-Respondents, 1987
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, The Woodlands at Pine Ridge, Notice of Petition, 1986

Box 5
Folder

1-3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1986-1987 [See Box 22, Folder 1 for map]
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Memoranda, 1986
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Various Litigation Papers, 1986-1989
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Final Regulatory and Revised Regulatory Impact Statement, 1987
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Comments of Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1988
8. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Press Releases, 1988-1990
9. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Petition for Party Status, 1988
10. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Affidavit and Memorandum, 1989
11. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Interrogatories, 1989
12. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Notice of Motion, 1989
13-14. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Amicus Testimony of John Cryan, 1989

Box 6
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Pre-filed Testimony Paul Opler, 1989
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Pre-filed Testimony Don Rittner, no date
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Pre-filed Testimony John Shuey, 1989
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Memo to Parties, Rulings, 1989
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Briefs, 1989
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Permit to Construct, 1990
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Decision, 1990
8: Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Supreme Court Litigation, 1990
9: Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Affidavit, 1991
10: Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Affidavit, 1991
11: Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Verified Answer, 1991

Box 7
Folder

1-2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Notice of Petition, 1992
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Affidavit, 1992
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Verified Answers and Affidavits, 1992
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Reply Affidavit, 1992
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Freedom of Information Act Request, 1993
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Freedom of Information Act Papers, 1993
8 Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion , Appeal (copy 1), 1993
9. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Appeal (copy 2), 1993
10. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, Correspondence, 1994-1996

Box 8
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, SEFCU, Correspondence, 1986
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, SEFCU, Affidavits, 1987
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, SEFCU, Notice of Motion/Notice of Appeal, 1987
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, SEFCU, Memo of Law/Brief, 1987

Box 9
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Annexation, 1988
[See Box 22, Folders 2-7, for maps]
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Full Environmental Assessment Form, 1990
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Evictions, Water Issues, 1990-1991
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Albany City Record Resolutions, 1994-1995
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Press Releases and News Clippings, 1995-1998
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Correspondence, 1995-1999
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Local Laws, 1970-1998
8. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Albany Pine Bush Commission Correspondence, 1998
9. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Affidavits, 1998
10. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Preliminary Injunction, 1998
11. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Notice of Entry, 1998
12. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Donald Zee Correspondence, 1998

Box 10
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Donald Crospy Correspondence, 1998
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Planning Board Memoranda and Correspondence, 1998
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Notice of Complete Application, 1998
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Planning Board Minutes and Agendas, 1998
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Plaintiff Lists, 1998
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Declaration of Deeds, 1998
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Notice of Petition, 1998
8. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Lynne Jackson's Correspondence and Drafts, 1998
9. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Freedom of Information Act Request, 1998
10. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Notice of Cross Motion, 1998
11. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Lewis Oliver Letter, 1998
12. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Harmon Homes, 1999
13. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Harmon Homes, 1999
14. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Reply Brief, 2000
15. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Memorandum and Order, 2000

Box 11
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, 40 Karner Rd. and 300 Washington Ave. Extension, Reply Affidavit, 1991
[See Box 22, Folder 7 for map]
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, 40 Karner Rd. and 300 Washington Ave. Extension, Reply Memorandum of Law, no date
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany - 40 Karner Rd. and 300 Washington Ave. Extension, Affidavit, 1992
4-5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Pine East Office Rd. 300 Washington Ave. Extension, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1994
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Pines, Brief on Behalf of Appellant (copy 1), 1992
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany Karner Pines, Brief on Behalf of Appellant (copy 2), 1992
8. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Pines, Brief and Appendix, 1992
9. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Pines, Brief on Behalf of Respondents (copy 1), 1992
10. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Karner Pines, Brief on Behalf of Respondents (copy 2), 1992

Box 12
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Loop Road, Freedom of Information Act Papers, Notes, Maps, 1992-1993
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Loop Road, Freedom of Information Act Papers, 1993-1994
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Loop Road, Notice of Petition, 1994
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Loop Road, Decision and Order, 1994

Box 13
Folder

1-4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1993
[See Box 23, Folder 1-4 for maps 1, 2, and 5; see Oversize Folder 1 for maps 3 and 4.]

Box 14
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Correspondence, Notes, Board Minutes, 1993-1995
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Order to Show Cause (copy 1), 1994
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Order to Show Cause (copy 2), 1994
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Memorandum of Law/Intervener's Supplement to Memorandum of Law , 1994
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Memorandum of Law (copy 2), 1994
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Brief in Behalf of Petitioner-Appellant (copy 1), 1995
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Brief in Behalf of Petitioner-Appellant (copy 2), 1995

Box 15
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, Notice of Petition, 1993

Box 16
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Notice of Petition/Verified Petition, 1993
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Memorandum of Law on Behalf of Petitioners, 1993
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Notice of Motion to Dismiss Petition, 1993
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Memorandum of Law/Dismissal of Petition, 1993
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Intervener Reply to Memo of Law, 1993
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Memorandum of Law in Behalf of Petitioners-Appellants (copy 1), 1994
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Memorandum of Law in Behalf of Petitioners-Appellants (copy 2), 1994

Box 17
Folder

1-3. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Record on Appeal Vol. 1, 1994
4-6. Save the Pine Bush vs. Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Record on Appeal Vol. 2, 1994
7-8. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Pine Haven Estates, Record on Appeal Vol. 4, 1994

Box 18
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Karner Dunes Adventure Park, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1994
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Karner Dunes Adventure Park, Freedom of Information Act Material, 1994
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Karner Dunes Adventure Park, Notice of Petition, 1994

Box 19
Folder

1-3. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Karner Dunes Adventure Park, Notice of Petition (copy 1), 1994
4-6. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Karner Dunes Adventure Park, Notice of Petition (copy 2), 1994


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Series 5: Lawsuits and Challenges, 1977-2000
Sub-series 2: Challenges, 1984-1998

Box 20
Folder

1. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Energy Law, 1984
2. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Articles, 1990-1995
3. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Robert Abrams Paper, 1997
4. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Development Plans and Zoning Application, 1997
5. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Non-Save the Pine Bush Correspondence, 1997
6. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Miscellaneous Notes and Papers, 1997
7. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Town of Colonie Board Meeting Agendas, 1997
8-10. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, 1997
[See Box 22, Folder 9 for maps]
11-12. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Final Environmental Impact Statement, 1997
[See Box 22, Folder 10 for maps; for 36" x 48" site maps see Oversize Folder 2.]

Box 21
Folder

1. Pine Valley Development, 1986
2. ANSWERS Watershed Waste Authority, 1992
3. Spawn Road Subdivision, 1992
[See Box 22, Folder 8 for maps]
4. Guilderland American Legion Post Building, 1994
5. New Hope Gospel Fellowship, 1994
[See Box 23, Folder 5-7 for maps]
6. Rose Garden Subdivision, 1994
[See Tube 2, No. 1 for map]
7. Guilderland YMCA Development Project, 1996-1997
[See Tube 2, No. 2 for maps]
8. Guilderland YMCA Development Project, Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement, 1997
9. Colonie Developments, 1997
10. Morris Road Park, 1997
[See Box 23, Folder 8, for map]
11. Guilderland Water Interconnect, 1998
12. Fenney Subdivision, 1998
[See Box 22, Folder 11 for map; see Oversize Folder 2for maps]
13. Guilderland Comprehensive Plan, 1998-2000
14. Northeast Welders Supply Limited,1999
[See Oversize Folder 2 for maps]

Box 22
Lawsuits
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Landfill Expansion, no date
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court, Seven Maps, 1991
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court 1779 (photocopy) no date
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court Grading Plan (2 copies), 1990 [Map 1 has 4 pages, Map 2 has 5 pages]
5. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court Plan (3 copies), 1990
[Map 1 has 5 pages, Map 2 has 7 pages, Map 3 has 3 pages, missing left half of map]
6. Save the Pine Bush vs. Town of Guilderland, Willow Street/Tera Court Utility Plan (2 copies), 1990 [Map 1 and 2 have 9 pages]
7. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, 40 Karner Rd. and 300 Washington Ave Extension, 1992

Challenges
Folder

8. Spawn Road Subdivision, 1992
9. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Maps, 1997
10. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Maps, 1997
11. Feeney Subdivision Proposal,1998

Box 23
Lawsuits
Folder

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Map 1 of DEIS, 1993
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Map 2 of DEIS (copy 1), 1993
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Map 2 of DEIS (copy 2), 1993
4. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Map 5 of DEIS, 1993

Challenges
Folder

5. New Hope Gospel Fellowship, 1994
6. New Hope Gospel Fellowship, 1994
7. New Hope Gospel Fellowship, 1994
8. Morris Road Park, 1997

Oversize Folder 1

1. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Map 3 of DEIS, 1993
2. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Map 4 of DEIS, 1993
3. Save the Pine Bush vs. City of Albany, Columbia Circle, Map 4 of DEIS, 1993
4. New Hope Gospel Fellowship, 1994
5. New Hope Gospel Fellowship, 1994
6. New Hope Gospel Fellowship, 1994
7. Morris Road Park, 1997

Oversize Folder 2

1. Rose Garden Subdivision, Concept Plan, 1992
2. Guilderland YMCA Development Project, Site Plan, 1997
3. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Concept Plan (copy 1), 1997
4. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Concept Plan (copy 2), 1997
5. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Preliminary Floor Plan (copy 1), 1997
6. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Preliminary Floor Plan (copy 2), 1997
7. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Site Analysis Plan (copy 1), 1997
8. Golden Bear Family Golf Center, Site Analysis Plan (copy 2), 1997
9. Fenney Subdivision, Concept Plan (copy 1), 1998
10. Fenney Subdivision, Concept Plan (copy 2), 1998
11. Northeast Welders Supply Limited, Site Analysis Plan (copy 1), 1999
12. Northeast Welders Supply Limited, Site Analysis Plan (copy 2), 1999
13. Northeast Welders Supply Limited, Main Building Concept Floor Plan,1999
14. Northeast Welders Supply Limited, Flammable Storage and Coverage Storage Buildings Covered Floor Plans, 1999


Save the Pine Bush, Inc.
Alphabetical Listing of Lawsuits in Series 5:

Back to table of contents

Albany Landfill Expansion, Boxes 5-7, 22, Folder 1
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission, Box 15
Columbia Circle, Boxes 13-14
Crossgates Mall, Box 3, Folders 10-13
Dunes and Pine Hurst, Box 3, Folders 1, 7-9
Karner Dunes Adventure Park, Boxes 18-19
Karner Meadows, Boxes 1-2
Karner Pines, Box 11, Folders 6-8
40 Karner Rd. and 300 Washington Ave. Extension, Box 11, Folder 1-5. Box 22, Folder 7
Loop Road, Box 12
Pine Haven Estates, Boxes 16-17
Madison Avenue Park, Box 4, Folders 1-6
Pine Circle, Box 3, Folders 1-6
State Employees Federal Credit Union, Box 8
Willow Street/Tera Court, Boxes 9-10, 22, Folders 2-6
Woodlands at Pine Ridge, Box 4, Folder 7


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