BOCES Asks North Elba for Support

AUDIO – 071112 – BOCES vs SUNY on Whiteface Summit

The Town ofNorth Elba Boards Meets at the North Elba Townhouse inSaranacLakeyesterday..  and Supervisor Robi Politi Reads a letter from Boces Administration asking forNorth Elba’s Support as they work to re-design their emergency services planning and communications for busses in the region.. The top of Whiteface has always presented a challenge for weather researchers and state agencies looking to make use of the location for emergency services and communication..  We asked Councilman Jay Rand to

The Board Meets At the North Elba Townhouse in Saranac Lake

give us an overview of the facilities.. (In the Audio Mr Rand says that there are many different pieces of equipment in and around the summit including Boces. The FBI, New York State Police and other municipal agencies utilize the summit as a location for their repeaters)  Currently Boces appears to be having difficulty working with SUNY to identify a location that would be dryer, and more conducive to housing an expensive piece of electronic equipment that they say will provide emergency communications for the busses which transport students in the local region. The bottom line, Boces says there’s an empty space in the building and they wants to move in. but SUNY, another arm of New York State is saying no…  The Board agreed to look into the type and mode of emergency communication any formal answer was put off until the nature and the importance of the emergency communication link could be ascertained.

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