Community Planning

Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour…

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Plattsburgh Ranks 8th as “Top Micropolitan Areas”

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Empire State Development congratulated communities in the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions receiving national recognition by Site Selection magazine, a corporate real estate and economic development publication, as Top Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment in 2014. According to the magazine’s report, Batavia in the Finger Lakes ranked 4th and Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg and…

Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Committee to Meet Again March 11th

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For over a year, Plattsburgh City Council has held many discussions about keeping sidewalks clear of snow during the winter. Residents, the council, the mayor, the Building Inspector, and the DPW Supervisor have all weighed in concerning current local law, property owner responsibilities, and the operational constraints of dealing with complainants and the noncompliant.  Numerous…

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Organizational Meeting Set for Veteran’s Bridge Dedication

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The City of Plattsburgh in December voted to rename the Bridge Street Bridge as a way of recognizing and honoring the dedication and sacrifices of the many men and women of the City who have served in the Armed Forces.. The Bridge Street Bridge is now going to be called Veterans Bridge.. Tonight in the City…

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Village of Saranac Lake Anticipates Legal Troubles with Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Saranac Lake Village Board met Thursday at 4pm in an emergency session in order to authorize Mayor Clyde Rabideau to enter into an agreement with the Law Firm Miller, Mannix, Schachner & Hafner, LLC. Following Monday’s public hearing, the board went into executive session to discuss pending litigation at which time Trustee Paul Van…

Plattsburgh Sidewalk Committee Formed

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Plattsburgh’s City Council will no doubt be hearing regular updates from their new Committee on Sidewalk Snow Removal and Safety…  Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong says there will be 10 members on the newly formed committee providing a wide range of knowledge and opinion as they begin their deliberations. Armstrong says they’ll be holding their first meeting shortly…

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Historic Saranac Lake Hires Public Programs Coordinator

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Historic Saranac Lake says thay’ve hired Chessie Monks who is going to serve as the new Public Programs Coordinator for the Saranac Laboratory Museum. Monks is a trained archivist, and brings experience working with collections and museums..  The organization plans to use her experience to make Saranac Lake history accessible to school groups, local organizations,…

Plattsburgh Council Considers More Regulations for Public Transportation

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun looking at the system of public transportation in and around their local neighborhoods.. and as Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says.. Taxis are a big part of the puzzle.. but not as well managed, as they could be..  Most of their regulations, for example revolve around the drivers, and there…

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Saranac Lake Fire Dept Enters Year of Recruiting in 2015

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The average age of a volunteer at the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department isn’t getting any younger.. That’s according to Fire Chief Brendan Keough.. “Right now the average age of our members is between like 45 and older members like me and 2015 is going to be a big year for recruiting younger firefighters.” Keough…

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K&J – Lake Flower Lodge Developer Chris LeBarge

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Another Public Hearing is now just ten days away for the public to air their feelings about a proposed 93 room Destination Resort Hotel known as the Lake Flower Lodge… Chris Lebarge is one of the developers of the project and joins us today in the K&J Show here on WNBZ.. On Monday, The Village Board…

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Community Development Grant Could Net Funds for Home Repair

A Grant application is now in the hands of the State and if Plattsburgh’s Community Development Office has it’s way, Homeowners in the City will become the beneficiaries of funding to pay for home repairs including leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. Community Development Director Bruce Lawson joined…

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Council May Invite Medical Marijuana Growers to Plattsburgh

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If you think back to July of last year, Governor Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows the medical use of marijuana in New York State.. Thursday Night the City of Plattsburgh was introduced to a resolution that welcomes medical marijuana businesses..   Councilman Josh Kretzer says he would like to see the city reach…

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Report Highlights Recreational Needs in the Town of Plattsburgh

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The Town of Plattsburgh, Clinton County and The City’s Recreation Department just recently concluded a study among local residents in Plattsburgh to help re-define the future of recreation.. The Town’s Newest Councilwoman Meg LeFevre says there was a good percentage of response to the joint survey “They have a good range of demographics for the…

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City of Plattsburgh Plans Application for Home Repair Funding

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City of Plattsburgh residents may soon be able to get assistance with leaking roofs, plumbing, electrical work, or other problems that impact health and safety. The City of Plattsburgh is applying for funding through New York State Homes and Community Renewal, through the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation to repair homes in the City.   If successful,…

CIty of Plattsburgh Hires Sandra Geddes as Special Events Coordinator

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The City of Plattsburgh announced today that Sandra Geddes has accepted the position of Promotions and Special Events Coordinator, effective January 29, 2015.  Mrs. Geddes comes with over ten years of experience in regional fundraising and friend-raising, having spent her career with the American Cancer Society as a Relay Coordinator; with SUNY Plattsburgh as the…

No Word Yet From Independent Consultant on Lake Flower Lodge

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There’s no word yet from an independent consultant helping to provide an expert’s look at the proposed Lake Flower Lodge Project in Saranac Lake…  Village Trustee Barb Rice asked for this extra review to be sure the have all of the information they can before making a final decision as to whether or not to…

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Stakeholders Lay Claim to Train Depot

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Village Trustee Allie Pelletieri says he’s looking forward to working with stakeholders to re-work the village’s lease of the train depot in Saranac Lake… The lease is expiring later this year and Pelletieri says it looks like there’s some interest from the Adirondack Scenic Railroad to take over that lease.. “I’d like to say that…

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City Council Establishes Snow Removal Advisory Committee

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The Plattsburgh City Council continues to struggle with the question of how to deal with snow removal on the sidewalks of the community…  During their meeting Thursday night, the City Council voted to authorize the creation of a citizen committee who would be charged with the task of identifying the issue and proposing solutions for…

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