DEC issues streambank violation to Skaneateles mayor’s construction site

The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a notice of violation to the mayor of Skaneateles for an unpermitted streambank disturbance to a Skaneateles Lake tributary.

Skaneateles Town Supervisor Jim Lanning said village of Skaneateles Mayor Marty Hubbard, owner of M. Hubbard Construction, was building a basketball court at his property at 2570 West Lake Road, which borders Minnow Brook. Though the project had been approved by the town this summer, Lanning said its footprint was about five times the approval size, trees had been clear cut and sediment bypassed silt fences through a drain that contractors had installed in the middle of the property. Lanning said the drain led to the brook, and eventually to the lake.

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