April will bring some closure to the question of whether or not the Iron Rails should remain on the corridor between TupperLake and the Surrounding Communities.. That’s because 8 Clarkson University Students have taken on this question and will bring their answers to a special meeting of the Village Board in SaranacLake. The Village of Tupper Lake’s Board agrees at Tuesday’s meeting to ask the DOT to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan and hears discussion from local residents and stakeholders on the topic. It was a perfect opportunity for the students to hear not one or two, but many sides of the issue.. Click below to listen to our in depth coverage;
This kind of report, from a group like the Students from Clarkson, while it won’t be the end of the conversation of course, helps us to look at a bigger picture, which was the point many were trying to make at the meeting in Tupper Lake where the Village Board was considering the pros and cons of asking the DOT to re-open the Unit Management Plan, a concept favored by Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau because it will bring all sides to the table, and push the state to consider all of the options… Dean Lefabvre was first to speak.. others on the Agenda included Dan McClelland, Susanne Orlando, Maurine Perozza, and Michelle Kendell
Tupper Lake Trustee Rick Donah brought the motion asking the DOT to re-open the UMP.. and following comments from the board, all of the Trustees voted in favor of the motion – the one dissenting vote came from TupperLake’s Mayor, Paul Maroun.. Who says beware of the Environmentalists..