Public Works / UItilities

Margaret Street adds Re-Paving to it’s “Diet”

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The City Council held a special meeting on Thursday Night to formalize an addition to what City Engineer Kevin Farrington refers to as the Margaret Street Diet near Georgia Pacific..  In the next month or so, Margaret Street from just before McDonalds to Georgia Pacific will become a two lane road with a center turning…

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DOT Announces Changes to Oil Train Regulations

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July 24th, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rules would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance…

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Lapan Sewer Project to Repair “Eminent Failure”

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The Village of Saranac Lake has taken emergency action to repair a section of sewer pipe that if it were to fail, could affect more than 30% of the residents of the village who live on Kiwassa Road and South of the Lapan Highway.. The project is in response to several sections of this sewer which…

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Owens Votes to Replenish Federal Highway Trust Fund

Congressman Bill Owens votes to adopt a bipartisan short-term solution to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. If similar legislation is approved by the Senate, it will provide about $11 billion in infrastructure funding expected to last until spring of 2015. Congressman Owens says “The Highway Trust Fund is a critical pillar supporting many industries throughout…

North Margaret Goes on a “Diet”

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PLATTSBURGH, 07/15/14 – The section of North Margaret Street adjacent to Georgia Pacific is going on a Diet.. That’s because a newly completed joint study by Georgia Pacific and the City of Plattsburgh gives the green light to thinning out the roadway for traffic and adding bike lanes and more visible crosswalks.. A Group of Citizens…

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K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh’s Focus on Student Safety

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It’s the K&J Show on WNBZ.. On Rugar Street, SUNY Plattsburgh, in cooperation with the City Council will be installing two new raised table top cross walks for students.. Representatives from SUNY administration were on hand during the City Council meeting on Wednesday Night and we caught up with one of them… Brian Hartman is…

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Water Rates Considered for S.L. Fire Protection

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The Village of Saranac Lake is asking for public input at a public hearing in two weeks to investigate the issues surrounding the best ways to help protect commercial properties and Businesses in the Village from fire while still charging a fee for the water used, or in this case, most of the time it…

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Broadway Reconstruction Update –

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Wednesday June 18th – It’s almost over! One more day of installation before the undercoating pavement is laid down on Thursday and Broadway will re-open once the asphalt has cooled to a safe level.. Tuesday June 17th Broadway will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 am until 6:00 PM on Wednesday June 18th.  Contractor…

Three Lake Placid Trolleys Looking for New Life in Private Sector

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The Village of Lake Placid continues a regular rotation of their trolley’s for public transportation..  This year, they’ve asked the county to declare three of their trolleys as surplus.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall says there’s a process they go through with Essex County to replenish their inventory of Trolley’s for the village..  Last year, Lake…

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Construction on South Catherine Begins Monday

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Construction is set to begin on South Catherine Street on Monday June 2nd, 2014.. The work according to Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is long overdue.. “I think the people in that neighborhood have been waiting for a long time and I think it’s encouraging to see progress going forward.” Armstrong said, “I’ve heard too many people talk…

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Work on Duprey Street Begins Monday

SARANAC LAKE: The Duprey Street Sewer Main Replacement Project is set to commence on Monday    Duprey street will be closed to all thru traffic between Lake Flower Avenue and Tara Drive.  Traffic will be detoured onto Edwards Street and then Tara Drive.    Only those locals who live on or are conducting business on Duprey…

City Engineer Distributes South Catherine Construction Brochure

The City of Plattsburgh is out with a new brochure for residents detailing the South Catherine Street Reconstruction..   There’s an 11 point checklist for the contractor.. Rifenburg Construction will be working between South Peru Street and South Platt Street..   As for the Scope of the work… 4,860 feet of waterline will be replaced along with…

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Plattsburgh Council Says “$30,000 is Too Much”

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Plattsburgh’s City Council sends City Engineer Kevin Farrington back to the drawing board, literally, to look for a lower cost alternative to designing and planning for mold abatement and new bathrooms on the city’s waterfront…   The proposal by AES Consulting to just create the plans for Mold removal and the construction of Bathrooms is $30,000.00.…

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Road Work on Route 73 Taking a Memorial Weekend Break

It looks like Route 73 from Lisa G’s to the top of the hill by Lamb Lumber will be paved today and  if all goes well, the road will be completely open to traffic by the end of day..  but only for the weekend.. and then on Tuesday morning.. we understand the road will close…

Lake Placid Bridgework Delayed

It’s going to be a few more weeks before construction is complete on Route 73 in The Village of Lake Placid.. Village Trustee Art Devlin Says the portion of the project focused on the Trunk Sewer Line is still finishing on time.. “Right now it looks like the road will re-open on Friday for Memorial…

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Flushing Hydrants in Saranac Lake

In Saranac Lake, DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says they’ll be doing their annual hydrant flushing starting at 7:30 AM tomorrow morning.. The work will continue through Friday this week..  Flushing of hydrants will begin in the Park Avenue section of the Village and the work will move towards the LakeColby end of the Village as…

“Re-Centralizing” a De-Centralized Plattsburgh Government

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In years past, The City of Plattsburgh under the guidance of then Mayor Clyde Rabideau worked under a system of decentralized management that gave managers the autonomy to manage their departments independently of each other..  In the never ending search for savings, Plattsburgh’s Current Mayor, Jim Calnon is looking to Re-Centralize certain aspects of municipal…

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Sanitary Sewer on Duprey Street Faces Colapse

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The Village of Saranac Lake has declared a local emergency for the purposes of securing replacement of 460 feet of sanitary sewer on Duprey Street in the Village due to what is described in their declaration as Imminent failure of the line..  “The Declaration of a Local Emergency by the Village Board allows us to…

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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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South Catherine to Become One Way Street During Construction

In about three weeks, South Catherine Street in Plattsburgh will become a one way street to accommodate the re-construction project..  Kevin Farrington is the City’s Engineer… He says the concept of taking South Catherine Street to one way headed south will make it much easier for the contractor to handle the work and actually allowed…

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