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There will be a board meeting of the Lake Placid Central School Board of Education on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. A motion to go into executive session to discuss personnel is anticipated at 6:30 p.m. Executive session will last until 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board of Education Conference Room, Administrative Services Center, 50 Cummings Road, Lake Placid, New York
II. Reports to the Board
A. Director of Special Education Overview by Javier Perez
B. Shared Services Discussion
C. Committee Reports
Policy Committee – First Read
III. Superintendent’s Report
IV. Action Items
A. Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting dated July 3, 2012 and July 17, 2012
Temporary Administrative Appointment
Teaching Staff Resignation
Temporary Teaching Staff Appointment
Extra Service Coaching Assignments
C. Budget Transfers
D. Elementary School Handbook
E. Middle/High School Handbook
F. School Meal Prices
G. Food Service Consultant
H. Sports Mergers
I. Transportation Contract
J. Special Education (July 3, 2012)
V. For the Good of the Cause
- 5 minute time limit
VI. Anticipated Executive Session
Location: ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES CENTER
Lake Placid, New York
Mayor of the Village of Saranac Lake,
The Saranac Lake Board of Trustees and the
Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation Members
Cordially Invite the Honor of Your Presence
To a Grand Reception
Welcoming and Saluting the Commencement of Biotech Operations of
In its New 3 Main Street Saranac Lake Location
Wednesday Evening, August Eighth
Commencing at Five O’clock
In Riverside Park
The Evening’s Theme is
“The Good Old Summer Time”
Old Fashioned Ice Cream and Root Beer
Will be served to the Music
Of a Dixieland Band
With Complimentary Boater Straw Hats
Tours of the New Myriad RBM Facility Will be Conducted During the Reception
RSVP-By August Sixth-VSL Community Development Office
39 Main Street
This Event is Primarily Underwritten By
J. Hogan Refrigeration and Mechanical, Inc.
There will be a regular meeting of the Saranac Lake Central School Board at 6:30pm in the Petrova Library at 6:30pm
REGULAR MEETING 7:00 P.M.
ROLL CALL/PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF July 26, 2012
WARRANT # 15 OF 2012:
GENERAL FUND $2,971.34 342-355
AIRPORT FUND $174,661.44 405-428
GENERAL OUTSIDE FUND $53.14 67-68
HIGHWAY FUND OUTSIDE $47,889.81 138-143
TRUST AND AGENCY $900.00
WATER DISTRICT $1,214.09 1
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HUD $9.00
Authorize Deputy Supervisor to sign Federal/State paperwork for services performed by Passero Associates and M.J. Raymond, LLC for the listed invoices and approval of payments and Federal and State draw downs:
RESOULTION # 16 OF 2012
Authorization for Deputy Supervisor DeFuria to sign grant offer for AIP Project Number 3-36-0105-54-12 in the amount of $627,140.00 for the following project, Reconstruct Transient Aircraft Parking Apron, approximately 140,000 square feet including associated drainage (Design & Construction) Total project amount $660,148.00 FAA Share $627,140.00, Local Share $16,504.00, State Share $16504.00.
Authorization for Deputy Supervisor DeFuria to sign grant offer for AIP Project Number 3-36-0105-55-12 in the amount of $167,770.00 for the following project, Conduct Pavement Management Plan Study; Terminal Expansion – TSA & Passenger Screening (Design Only) Total project amount $176,600.00 FAA Share $167.770.00, Local Share $4,415.00, State Share $4,415.00.
Airport Managers Report
Permission for Airport Manager to attend New York Aviation Management Association Fall Conference and Exhibit Show inNiagara FallsSeptember 19-21. Registration $375, Lodging $109/night for $218, $70 for meals and request permission to use personal vehicle cost of $343.66, grand total $1,007.00.
SPECIAL DISTRICTS LAKE COLBY PUMP STATION FORCE MAIN RELOCATION:
Authorization to go to bid for the relocation of the pump station force main with bidding specifications being done by AES Northeast.
COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS:
The Town of North Elba endeavors to reduce solid waste, promote the recycling of material, and maintain and advance a clean, sustainable and environmentally conscious community. It is the ultimate goal of our program to foster educational links and stimulate collaboration between local government and all segments of our population; our youth, employees, visitors, homeowners, businesses, and seasonal residents. Environmental responsibility requires a commitment from everyone! The Town has formed a Recycling Advisory Committee to help accomplish this mission.
74 Recycle Circle Lane
Lake Placid, NY 12946
The North Elba Transfer Station invites residents of the Town of North Elba to bring Hazardous Waste to the Transfer Station on Recycle Way this Saturday from 8am until 4pm.
New York State Police, Troop “B”, along with theAdirondackMedicalCenter, Tupper Lake Police Department and the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board will be hosting a child safety seat clinic at theMunicipalPark,TupperLakeon Saturday (August 11th, 2012) from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Adults who are responsible for providing transportation for children of all ages are encouraged to attend. Technicians will be on hand to inspect seats, assist with installations, provide information and answer questions regarding child seat safety. For more information contact T/Sergeant Brian Goetz at (518)897-2023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate the Adirondack’s rich snow-sport heritage and support its future!
28th Annual NYSEF Summer Benefit – Saturday, August 11, 2012, 6:30-9:30 pm
Turf & Field Club, Lake Placid Horseshow Grounds
Lake Placid, NY, August 11, 2012 – The New York Ski Educational Foundation (NYSEF) is hosting the 28th Annual Summer Benefit, Saturday, August 11th in the Turf & Field Club at the Lake Placid Horseshow Grounds from 6:30-9:30 pm. Join NYSEF for a special evening to support local youth – step into the past with wooden skis and leather boots, traditional European cuisine, cocktails, music and silent auction.
Adirondack tradition has a history rich in snow sports and Olympic heritage. Let’s preserve that heritage by supporting and investing in its future. Lake Placid has hosted two historical Olympic Winter Games, and continuously aspires to update and maintain the venues for World class competitions and training; and to mold young athletes to pursue their dreams.
NYSEF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing professional guidance and support to athletes of all ages in Alpine, Freestyle, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, Biathlon, and Nordic Combined. NYSEF athletes represent the United States Ski and Snowboard Teams competing at Olympic, World, Jr. World and National Team levels. Join us for an evening to support the continuation of this tradition!
Open to ages 21 and up – advance purchase tickets are $80/person, $150/couple and $40/ages 21-35. Tickets are $90 at the door. For details and to purchase tickets visit NYSEF online at: www.nysef.org or call the NYSEF office at 518-946-7001.
St Joesph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers will host it’s 11th annual golf tournament on August 13th at Lake Placid’s Crown Plaza Mountain Course. Registration begins at 11am and the Scramble format starts at 1pm. This year’s tournament includes a $10,000 putting contest and a $50,000 Shootout. $340.00 per fourseome or $85.00 per individual. Awards Program and Bar B Que following the competition.
Registration: Call 891-5353 x286 to register or for more information
A benefit for the Tri-Lakes Relay for Life – Garage Sale is being held at the Saranac Lake Civic Center Tuesday (Tonight) August 14th from 5pm until 7pm. Everything must go!
ALBANY, NY (08/02/2012)(readMedia)– New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in surveys for two popular game birds: wild turkeys and ring-necked pheasants.
“Citizen science efforts such as these provide our wildlife managers with invaluable data and give people the opportunity to partner with DEC to help monitor New York’s wildlife resources,” Commissioner Martens said. “I encourage you to take the time to record your observations of turkeys or pheasants while exploring the outdoors or driving through the state’s beautiful landscapes this summer.”
Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey
Since 1996, DEC has conducted the Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey to estimate the number of wild turkey poults (young of the year) per hen statewide. Weather, predation, and habitat conditions during the breeding and brood-rearing seasons can significantly impact nest success, hen survival, and poult survival. This index allows DEC to gauge reproductive success and predict fall harvest potential.
During the month of August, survey participants record the sex and age of all flocks of wild turkeys observed during a participant’s normal travel. Those interested in assisting DEC with the turkey survey can download a Summer Wild Turkey Sighting Survey form from the DEC website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/48732.html. Detailed instructions are available with the survey form. Survey cards can also be obtained by contacting a local regional DEC office, calling (518) 402-8886, or by e-mailing email@example.com (type “Turkey Survey” in the subject line).
Monitoring Pheasants in the Genesee Valley Focus Area
Since 1945, farmers in the 13 counties that comprise the Lake Plains of New York have partnered with DEC to help survey wild pheasant populations and this effort will continue in the newly established “Pheasant Habitat Focus Area” in the Genesee Valley (portions of Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming and Monroe counties) see: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/72543.html. This new focus area was created as a part of DEC’s ten-year management plan for ring-necked pheasants. The goal of this focus area is to concentrate the efforts of public and private habitat conservation programs to benefit pheasants and other grassland birds. This survey assists DEC to monitor pheasant populations and evaluate the success of habitat management efforts in the focus area.
DEC requests that farmers in Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming or Monroe counties, consider participating in the Farmer-Pheasant Inventory. No special observations are required; just those made during normal spring and summer farming activities. Farmers interested in participating should contact DEC at (518) 402-8886 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org (type “Farmer-Pheasant Inventory” in the subject line).
Those that do not farm but would like to contribute pheasant observations from Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming and Monroe counties are asked to join the Summer Pheasant Sighting Survey. During the month of August, survey participants record the sex and age of all pheasants observed during normal travel. A survey form is available on the DEC website http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/wildlife_pdf/summerpheasantsurvey.pdf or by calling (518) 402-8886.
For more information on Citizen Science initiatives with DEC, see: Citizen Science Initiatives at http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/1155.html.
The annual Re-Dedication Ceremony of Whiteface Mountain to the Army’s 10th Mountain Division based inFortDrum, happens today at noon..
The ceremony honors the World War II 10th Mountain Division veterans and the modern day 10th Mountain Division Soldiers serving throughout the world. A memorial plaque is located on the summit of Little Whiteface Mountain. Today’s ceremony will be held at Whiteface outside the Base Lodge, and will include a Military Band, Color Guard, and Firing Detail. This event is open to the public and free of charge.
For more information on ORDA’s Olympic venues and events, visit www.whitefacelakeplacid.com.
MONTHLY MEAL Wednesday August 15th
The Saranac Lake Adult Center sponsors their Monthly Meal on Wednesday August 15th. Bingo starts at 2pm, social hour begins at 4pm with dinner at 5pm. The dinner menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, ice cream sundae bars. The cost is $5.00 per person. call 891-2980 for reservations.
PLATINUM LEED HOUSE IN LAKE PLACID
Creative Healing Connections, a North Country nonprofit group that provides arts and healing retreats, is hosting a benefit cocktail party at the new home of Larry and Nancy Master in Lake Placid on August 16th. The home just received a Platinum LEED Certification.
“We use the arts in nature to help women with cancer and chronic illnesses, female veterans and female military spouses to heal,” commented CHC board president and founder Naj Wikoff of Keene Valley. “What an incredible opportunity to see a platinum LEED certified home that is lovingly built with the planet’s health in mind, while learning about healing women in nature.”
LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is an international standard created to help building owners with green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community has met their standards so that the homeowner or home buyer can be assured that it was constructed in an environmentally sound manner and built to last.
Founded in 1999 and also built to last, Creative Healing Connections gives scholarships to nine out of ten of its female participants, and this event will help raise scholarship funds for 2012 and 2013.
“In May we held the nation’s first retreat for female military spouses and partners in Saranac Lake,” said CHC director Martha Spear of Upper Jay. “It was a huge success and we are so grateful to all our funders for making it possible.”
“We are offering three more retreats this year,” remarked CHC co-founder Fran Yardley, of Tupper Lake, who also leads retreats. “Two for female veterans in August and one for women with cancer and chronic illnesses in September. All the retreats are filling up fast.” Yardley, a storyteller, will be one of several featured guests at the Masters’ home.
“While this event is a fund-raiser for CHC, we want anyone to come who is interested in enjoying this private house and garden opening,” said event co-chair Susan Rose Hockert of Wilmington. “Entry to the event is free, with an optional donation of $50 per person suggested.”
Larry and Nancy Master are “best friends who have been married for 40 years,” according to the website of the Adirondack Community Trust where they have a donor advised fund. Larry serves on the board of several environmental and conservation groups, while Nancy serves on the board of the North Country SPCA. The new home is the fulfillment of their lifelong dream to live lightly on the land.
“I am very happy we can do this for Creative Healing Connections,” said Larry in a recent phone call.
“Relatedly, please save the date for our 2013 Mad Hatters Ball featuring Roby Politi as the Mad Hatter: Thursday, March 21st at 5:30 p.m. at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid,” added Franny Preston, of Saranac Lake, who co-chairs the event with Hockert and Erin Perkins of Lake Placid.
To RSVP for this event please contact director Martha Spear at 518-390-3899 or email@example.com.
August 18th – The Town of Wilmington will be holding it’s annual community wide yard sale. A map of the town listing sale locations will be available at local businesses and registered yard sale sites. If you would like to be included on the map, please register your site at the town hall. $5.00 per site. Booth spaces are also available at the Whiteface Range Hall.
Contact Roy Holzer at 946-2274 for more information.
Saturday August 18, 2012. 15th Annual Olga Memorial Footrace. Berkeley Green, Saranac Lake.
5K Walk and Run, 10K Run and 1/2 K kids
Fun Run. $15 mailed entry by 8/11 or $20 race day. $5 Fun Run.
Race day registration 8AM. Fun run starts at 9:15, 5K/10K to follow. Refreshments, awards and post race raffle.
Benefits the Saranac Lake SkatePark. Contact: 518-637-4297 or slskatepark @yahoo.com.
American Legion Open
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Craig Wood Golf & Country Club
Gross, Net, Callaway, Men & Women
Longest Drives & Closest to the Pins
Entry Fee includes:
Green Fees & Awards Buffet at the American Legion Home
CWGA Members $30
For information & Tee Times contact
Craig Wood ~ 523-9811
There will be a regular board meeting of the Lake Placid Central School Board of Education on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m. A work session will be held from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m. The regular meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board of Education Conference Room, Administrative Services Center, 50 Cummings Road, Lake Placid, New York.
7pm – The committee assigned to consider options in Malone will meet to hear from individuals and stakeholders. The committee is looking into the question of dissolution for the villlage of Malone along with questions about consolidation of services, and a police department.
The Saranac Lake School Board Meets tonight at 6pm in the Petrova Elementary Library.. The agenda includes a discussion with Principals from Brushton Moira and St Regis Falls to lear more about the concept of shared services among school districts, including the concept of sharing a superintendent – which is the case with these two districts.
A scheduled Power outage inTupperLakethis Thursday… beginning at 6am, the Village Electric Department will be working on upgrades to the substation.. The outage will affect 27 locations and streets in the regions serviced by the substation..
Here’s a list of the affected areas;
Brentwood Avenueand Parkway
Charlands Roadand all points South of Charlands Road
Park Streetfrom hosley Avenue toHill Street
Raquette River Drive
Rounds Avenue Area
Route 30 South fromStetson Road
Simond Pond Area
Wawbeek AvenuefromBroad StreettoStetson Road
The Business Park Committee of the Town of Harrietstown will meet Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the Bionique facility at the Harrietstown Business Park at 9:15 A.M. The purpose of this meeting is to tour the Bionique facility and discuss the future of the biotech industry with Mr. Dan Lundine.
The Town Board in the Town of Harrietstown will hold their regularly scheduled board meeting at the Town hall at 7pm in the board room..
Craig Stevens of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce will be present to give an update of the Chamber’s strategy plan.