Community Planning

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…

Lake Placid 2014 Volunteers of the Year

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The Lake Placid North Elba National Volunteer Week Committee has selected both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year for 2014. Dean Dietrich, of Lake Placid, is the 2014 adult volunteer honoree. The two youth volunteer honorees, Julianna Matos and Tony Miller, are both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool. Dean Dietrich, a recently retired…

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Councilor Kelly “Plattsburgh Elections Should Parallel Presidential Election”

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Plattsburgh Councilor Mike Kelly says he’d like to see more voter participation in City Government and he’s proposing a concept that would allow for city elections to Parallel the Presidential schedule.. Kelly says in 2007 there were 19,886 people who showed up to vote in Plattsburgh.. then close to $31,000 in 2008 during the Presidential Election..…

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Plattsburgh Approves Engineering Study for Saranac River Walk Project

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The City of Plattsburgh is moving forward with phase two of the Saranac River Trail… Plattsburgh’s Mayor Jim Calnon says they have funds available as part of a grant which they’re going to use to build a bridge from Saranac Street to Durkee Street…  The 1.6 Million Dollar Grant will fund the construction of a bridge…

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Saranac Lake Wants Control of Speed Limits in Village

If you could set the speed limit on your road, would it be 30 Miles Per Hour, 20 Miles Per Hour? The Village of Saranac Lake has just approved a resolution supporting efforts in the State legislature to allow villages and municipalities to assign their own speed limits rather than be mandated by state law…

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Battle of Plattsburgh Celebrates Bicentennial

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2014 Marks the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Plattsburgh.. An event of historic proportions.. In September of 1814, More than 10,000 British Soldiers invaded Northern New York from Canada while their Royal Navy advanced along Lake Champlain.. The goal was to reach New York City and perhaps divide an infant nation in two.. But…

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K&J – Spring Planning for Community Development

The Community Development Office in the Village of Saranac Lake is focused on a large array of projects, and with spring there’s an influx of requests for building permits, and the continuation of a feasibility study to look at all of the issues relating to placing a beach back on Lake Flower, plus in today’s…

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Adirondack Club and Resort – One Step Closer to Reality

The lengthy battle the ACR has faced is now in the hands of the appellate court judges. On Monday, the State of New York Supreme Court, , heard oral arguments from the attorneys for Protect the Adirondacks, The Adirondack Park Agency and the Adirondack Club and Resort regarding the Article 78 lawsuit. Jim LaValley is…

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Saranac Lake Approves Construction of Skateboard Park

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau is the deciding vote on whether or not to build a Skateboard Park in The Village of Saranac Lake this summer.. The vote was split down the middle with Trustees Allie Pellitieri and Barb Rice Voting in favor of the resolution to begin the construction and Trustee Tom Catillaz and Trustee…

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ANZAC Day for PTS Awareness – Friday April 25th, 2014

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This Friday, in Conjunction with Australia’s Veteran’s Day called ANZAC Day, The Village of Saranac Lake is honoring the day with a resolution naming the 25th.. “Anzac Day for PTS Awareness” Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says “Americans and Australians will gather in remembrance and to talk about Post Traumatic Stress (PTS,) an affliction plaguing…

K&J – Earth Day / Fire Districts

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With the idea of a fire district being discussed, some of the local fire departments have been weighing the pro’s and con’s. The town of Harrieststown, the Village of Saranac Lake, and the SLVFD had recently gotten together and mutually agreed to explore the possibility of forming a fire district. And in that process Brenndon Keogh,…

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Highway Oil Property Heads to Foreclosure

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The City Council is moving forward on the foreclosure of The Highway Oil Property in Downtown Plattsburgh.. Typically, derelict buildings and properties are causing eye sores in local communities and in others actually bringing down property values in the City. The issue extends well beyond Plattsburgh.. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon says typically once the properties have…

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Town of Jay Cleanup Day

The Town of Jay announces their annual clean up day for residents… The Town of Jay Highway Department will be accepting old clothing, furniture, televisions, empty paint cans, vacuum cleaners, carpeting, copper, cast iron, steel aluminium, old computers, stereo systems, radios, bikes, lawn mowers, light fixtures, lamps, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners.. The cleanup day…

City of Plattsburgh Approves Outdoor Restaurant Seating

It may be a little to cold today to think about outdoor dining in Downtown Plattsburgh, but the City Council is once again allowing local restaurants to add to their seating by creating what Councilwoman Becky Casper calls “Parklets” outside of their establishments.. “Concrete barriers may not be the best looking way to separate the…

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K&J – Treasurer Paul Ellis Discusses Saranac Lake’s Village Budget

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An Interview with Saranac Lake Village Treasurer Paul Ellis  Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Paul Ellis who has been the VIllage Treasurer in Saranac Lake since 2008. Our discussion takes us to the general requirements of a village by the state of New York as well as to the Water and Sewer…

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Town Wide Garage Sale in Lake PLacid

Leading up to Earth Day on April 22, Lake Placid and the Adirondacks’ green lodging property, the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, will host a Community Wide Garage Sale and Earth Day celebration this Saturday, April 19, 2014.This annual community event returns with a new spin, offering residents the opportunity to spring clean during a Community…

Mayor’s Office / SUNY Students Focus on Communication

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The Mayor’s office in the City of Plattsburgh is getting a little help from Students in Plattsburgh State University… Four students were in attendance on Thursday during the City Council Meeting. The Group, which is part of 23 students studying under Steve Peters is the Civic Engagement Group. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has been working…

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