Strangely Enough, the best time to think about studies for summer beaches appears to be at the end of the summer… In the case of the Lake Flower Beach feasibility study, it appears the request for a study may have wanted a little too much information… Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott told the village board on Monday that he received a letter from the LA Group, one of the potential consultants on the project, saying the scope of what they were looking for seemed to exceed their budget..
Originally, the board inquired with several consultants as to the investment which may be required for a feasibility study such as the one for moving the beach to Lake Flower and their estimates were between $3,000 and $6,000 but a lot of questions were being asked and those questions were then incorporated into the RFP.. Van Cott said he’d received an initial proposal from a local engineering firm during the preliminary discussion.. He suggested that he could speak with that firm about updating their proposal.
Pellitiere said any activity should of course include the needed information.. One of the questions that has risen close to the top of the list is related to the economic impact of moving a beach and having a beach back on Lake Flower.. There are two camps, one sees a large economic benefit to the region, and the other camp sees a drain on the overall resources of the village. One of the goals of the feasibility study is to answer questions related to these issues so that both sides can have the answers they need to make an informed decision.