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Logging, construction debris, you can see the wetland damage. Where is DEC? Where is town of Greenfield?
It is private property. If you check the property records you will see that it is private, not state lands.
Some of the building that is going on has the permits and others don't. The town has to take the lead on this. In rural places, especially where you have multiple towns boardering, like along this road, it becomes an unwached area. Washington County has many places like this.
Here you have 3 towns coming together, and you have to look at the map really closely to see who is where and what jurisdiction.
It becomes a real pain for the towns when one parcel is yours and the next one is another towns and then the next one is another towns, then the next one is yours.
It is really hard to keep track of, and along here, you actually have some parcels that are in all 3 towns, and that is a paperwork nightmare.
If you look at Clifton Park and Halfmoon, you will see many parcels that are in both towns. Often, almost always, they either use just the Halfmoon side, or just the Clifton Park side of the property.
This is to avoid the paperwork and added expense of being in 2 towns.
Until all three towns re-@#$%, they will not know there is any building going on there.
I have seen the building along there, it has been going on for years now.
Once they do find it, they will issue tickets, and the people will have to pay a fine, but there is no chance they will make them tear down what is already built.
I have seen this play out hundreds of times.
A lot of these properties are not full time residences, they are summer homes, and under an LLC, so they can tack a ticket to the door, but it may be 6 or 8 months before the owner is back to property.
My advice to you would be to get video and every licence plate number and contractor name, if they are using any, and check with the town to see if they have the proper permits.
A good indication is if there is a permit tacked to the trees nearby. Whenever I have done work, I have always had to prominately display these permits, and anyone following the law will make a point to put up these so that everyone can see them to avoid people stopping and questioning the work.
I did notice that some of the properties actually have blocked their long driveways with huge logs to prevent getting back to where the work is going on without walking in.
There are also large gas and water mains along here. If you don't see the bright paint markings for underground utilities, then they probally don't have permits.
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