The City of Plattsburgh Approves a new mooring law and plans to seek proposals for management of a new City Marina on Lake Champlain.. Interestingly, the biggest issue for two of the outgoing councilors was whether or not their board should be creating the law, or whether it should wait until the beginning of the new year when the new board begins their work on January 2nd..
Mayor Elect Jim Calnon spoke to the board during their regular work session Thursday evening, He said the board should move forward because there’s a timetable on having a Marina in the Summer of 2014 and he continued by saying it’s really difficult to respond to an RFP if you don’t know what your mooring rights are.. Paul O’Connel is one of the incoming Councilors, he’ll be seated on the board following the organizational meeting on January 2nd.. He asked the current board to hold off on the decision..
During the vote, Councilor Chris Jackson commented that this is just a decision to map out specific limits and define boundaries..
Councilor George Rabideau and Councilor Tim Carpenter were opposed, arguing that the vote should be postponed… The board however, voted to approve the law with a few minor changes in wording and will now wait for the 8th of January which is the deadline for proposals from potential operators and if all goes well, the new board on the 16th will be able to begin deliberations on who the City’s new marina operator will become..