Community Planning

Saranac Lake LDC Embarks on New Fundraising Initiative

The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation announced a major new fundraising initiative today to fast-track revitalization of commercial and mixed use properties in the Village. Through private donations and grants, the Saranac Lake Revitalization Program will provide bridge funding between the costs of comprehensive improvements to facades and other publicly-important building elements, and the costs…

Saranac Lake Skateboard Park Breaks Ground Next Week

The Village of Saranac Lake will see a groundbreaking on the new Skate Park in the center of town.. Rich Shapiro is one of the volunteers spearheading the project which after more than 10 years of work, may in fact become a reality this fall.. “The DPW schedule has the skate park on their list…

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Armstrong Plans Two Public Forums in July for Ward I

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is holding two Community Forums in July. The first will be held for Housing Authority residents at the McGaulley Conference Room, 57 McGaulley Ave. July 16, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. On July 21, 2014, also at 7:00 pm, a second forum will take place at the Old Base Gym…

K&J – Joint Comprehensive Planning for Lake Placid / North Elba

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of North Elba are moving forward on final approval of the North Elba Lake Placid Comprehensive Plan.. At a Joint Meeting recently, the Chairman of the Development Commission Dean Dietrich spoke with both boards about the changes and some of the wording modifications to help define how…

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Reviewing the Codes – Public Hearing Tuesday

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In The Village of Saranac Lake, the Code Review Committee is holding a public hearing this evening in their efforts to review the code and subsequently make recommendations to the Village Board as to any changes they see as important to bringing the laws up to date.. A resident of Saranac Lake, Caperton Tisot expressed…

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A Monumental Idea for the Bi-Centennial of Plattsburgh

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One advantage of Public Sessions at City Council Meetings is that from time to time, someone actually brings good ideas to the podium and in this case it’s all about commemorating the Bi-Centennial Celebration of the City of Plattsburgh.. Danielle says she understands that the Battle of Plattsburgh is something that happens on an annual…

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Olympic Speed Skating Oval May Get New Fence

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The Lake Placid School Board is moving forward on a project which could give the Olympic Oval a brand new look from the outside.. In October last year, Connie Devlin Cross gave a presentation to the School Board proposing to replace the Fencing.. She proposed having the community raise money for a new fence around…

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Working on “Quality of Life”

The Plattsburgh City Council’s Quality of Life Committee invites City residents to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, June 25th at 5:30 PM in the second floor meeting room of City Hall. On the agenda for discussion will be continued beautification efforts in the City, including invitations to adopt a spot, identification of areas for…

“Grace Under Pressure”

More than 100 local government and school district leaders met at Hudson Valley Community College today for a summit titled Grace Under Pressure: Innovation in a Time of Forced Efficiencies. The event is part of a series of Municipal Innovation Summits hosted throughout New York by the state’s largest municipal associations: the New York State…

Harrietstown Continues to Explore Possible Fire District

The Town of Harrietstown holds a follow up meeting Wednesday on the question of developing a fire district for the region..  Harrietstown Councilman Ron Keough characterized the meeting as a “Very open and candid discussion of the pros and cons of a fire district..” Their goals moving forward, Keough says include completion of a budget…

Plattsburgh Council Reviews Applications for More Funding

There are two Consolidated Funding Applications in the works in the City of Plattsburgh, One is for the City Beach, and the other will allow the City to contemplate how to move forward with phase two of the Durkee Street Project.. At the beach they hope to incorporate a close look at the Crete Civic…

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Saranac Lake Updating Land Use Codes

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The Village of Saranac Lake Comprehensive Plan & Land Use Code Advisory Committee announced today that a draft of the revised zoning code has been released for public review. Copies are available for review at the Village Offices at 39 Main Street and at the Saranac Lake Free Library at 100 Main Street. The draft…

Emergency Preparedness Corps Training in Plattsburgh Saturday June 14th

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Sen. Betty Little, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, Chair of the Clinton County Legislature Samuel Dyer and Mayor of Plattsburgh James Calnon invite all area residents to participate in the North Country Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program. The presentation will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Warren Ballrooms in SUNY…

K&J – A New Historical App for the Saranac River Trail

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If you’ve ever wondered about the history of the sites nearby when you’re walking on the Saranac River Trail, fear not.. The Mayor’s Office, in Conjunction with the Kent Delorde House, is out with a new App for your phone which brings all of the landscapes on the trail into perspective..  Don Wickman is the…

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First Weekends Marks First Anniversary

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The weekend marked The first anniversary of “First Weekends” in Downtown Plattsburgh and one of the event coordinators, Tim McCormick says it continues to grow.. and in a press conference this afternoon, the group announced their plans to take over planning fort the Fourth of July Parade..  For now, though, back to the First Weekend…

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Cleaning Up Nuisance Properties

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Removing Detroit’s blighted residential properties, and small businesses, would cost an estimated $850-million dollars. And another $1-billion to tackle the city’s larger commercial and industrial property. That according to a 330-page task force report on the problem in Detroit.  In Saranac Lake the village board has approved a resolution to declare accumulation of rubbish, garbage,…

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Smaller Parking Spaces Proposed

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A public hearing is scheduled for comments on a few changes to the land use code in Saranac Lake… Community Development Director Jeremy Evans presented the Saranac Lake Village Board with a request to adjust the Land Use Code to make minor changes to Parking Space regulations. “Parking spaces would be reduced from 10 x…

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K&J – Skateboard Park is One Step Closer to Reality

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It’s been more than 10 years since the concept of a Skateboard Park in the Village of Saranac Lake was perceived and since then, different village boards have found their way to approving different locations for a skate park and then different visions of what a skate park should look like..  Right now, for example,…

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Cleaning Up Plattsburgh

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The Plattsburgh Beautification Committee is sponsoring a cleanup on the rails this weekend… Councilor Becky Kasper says cleaning up the rails is really about giving travelers a better view of the city from the train..”It will get underway tomorrow morning at 8:30 at the Smithweed Bridge.. If you go from Weed Street and follow the…

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Lawson to Head Plattsburgh’s Community Development Office

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The City of Plattsburgh has a new community Development Director this morning…  Mayor Jim Calnon says Bruce Lawson will take the position…  and he continued by saying. He was confident the city would recruit someone with outstanding skills… And Mayor Calnon added that Community and Economic Development is critical if Plattsburgh is to thrive in…