Public Works / UItilities

S.L. Chooses a Christmas Tree for Berkley Green

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If you can’t cut down a tree in the middle of summer.. Maybe no one will notice if you cut it down in the middle of winter…  That’s exactly what’s happening..  The Village of Saranac Lake voted unanimously on Monday to cut down one of three fir trees outside of the Adirondack Carousel to use for…

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Lake Street Closes Between Kiwassa and Petrova Wednesday

The Saranac Lake DPW along with Arold Construction will be closing Lake Street Hill between Kiwassa Road and Petrova Avenue Wednesday November 19th, 2014  between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM for paving.  Traffic will be able to access Kiwassa Road from the Main Street side of Lake Street hill.  Traffic headed to…

Lake Street Hill Closing Monday

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The Saranac Lake DPW along with Arold Construction will be closing Lake Street Hill between Kiwassa Road and Petrova Avenue Monday November 17th, 2014  between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM for exploratory excavation.  Traffic will be able to access Kiwassa Road from the Main Street side of Lake Street hill.  Traffic headed…

Emergency Services vs Free Parking in Plattsburgh

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With colder temperatures on the way, and the possibility of snow around the corner, the question of how to clear that snow from the smaller, residential streets in Plattsburgh has been one that comes up on a fairly regular basis.. This time, the question is whether or not to require alternate side of the street…

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K&J – Adirondack Foundation Communications Mgr Chris Morris

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The Kiwanis Club of Saranac Lake is hosting a new fundraising event called  Heat-A-Palooza.. (on Thursday Night 11/6/14) It’s a concert to benefit those struggling to heat their homes.. and as part of our series this week on philanthropy.. We wanted to find out more about the generosity of donors in the North Country so…

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Town of Plattsburgh / NYSEG Agree on Natural Gas Franchise

The Town of Plattsburgh and New York State Electric and Gas Announced new agreements yesterday that will allow Natural Gas to become one of the primary sources of heating fuel over the next five years..  Councilor Marty Mannix has been very involved with NYSEG and the Public Service Commission to help facilitate the agreements.. AUDIO…

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K&J – Discussing the Town of Plattsburgh’s 2015 Budget

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The Town of Plattsburgh appears in better shape budget wise next year.. and Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with Supervisor Bernie Bassett.. And Plattsburgh’s Finance Manager Pat Bowen..  Two Thirds of Plattsburgh’s Town budget depends on the Sales Tax in Clinton County which keeps the property taxes in the Town well below the…

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Saranac Lake Puts Final Touches on Local Roads

Saranac Lake DPW Superintendant Jeff Dora says the final work on Olive Street is now scheduled for this Friday (October 10th)..   At 6:30 AM on Friday, Olive Street will close to all Traffic and remain closed until about 2:00 PM..   After that, he says…  Paving operations will then move to Will Rogers Drive for the…

Hydrant Flushing Begins Wednesday

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be doing their annual hydrant flushing starting at 7:30 AM on Wednesday October 1st  thru Friday October 3rd.   Flushing of hydrants will begin in the Park Avenue section of the Village and work their way out towards the Lake Colby end of the Village as well as…

O’Connell; “Alternate Side Parking in it’s Infancy”

Plattsburgh Councilor Paul O’Connell says he believes there’s been some miscommunication when it comes to his proposal to implement alternate street parking in the City of Plattsburgh..The goal O’Connell says in the winter, is to allow for the roads to be cleared after a storm.. and in the summer, he added.. is to allow for…

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Social Media Blurring the Truth

In a letter to the community, Town of Jay Supervisor Randy Douglas say some information being passed around in social media about the Stickney Bridge Road is FALSE; Douglas writes “Please be advised that it has been brought to our attention that someone has posted information on social media regarding the closing of Stickney Bridge…

Town of Plattsburgh Joins Oil Train Task Force

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The Town of Plattsburgh is the most recent municipality to agree to participate on an Oil Train Task Force being spearheaded by City Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong..  If you recall, Armstrong had originally suggested the creation of such a task force on the city level but with recommendations from the Mayor and others on the City…

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A Plaque from PASS Says Thank You to the Mayor

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The Margaret Street Re-Striping project is complete.. and vehicular traffic is now two lanes with biking lanes on either side and a turning lane in the center… The PASS Group which was instrumental in facilitating the change took some time on Thursday Evening to thank the City Council for their willingness to make the change..…

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Plattsburgh Fire Dept to get New Roof

Even though they work with water every day to save lives Plattsburgh’s Fire Department will be a little drier come October… That’s because the City Council has approved moving the roofing project for both fire stations out to bid…  In fact, they fast tracked the approval.. Mayor Calnon says the roofing project is something that…

Rabideau Updates Lake Flower Project

Saranac Lake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the sidewalk contract on Lake Flower Avenue is coming to a conclusion this week..  There are a few punch list items, he says that are being performed and Luck Brothers should be wrapped up by tomorrow.. “Milling will commence Wednesday September 3rd, and in the following weeks the village…

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Mr Supervisor “Tear Down That House”

Town of Plattsburgh Officials are now in the final phases of having the burned remains of the property at 310 Stafford Road Demolished.. The work was put on hold by what Councilman Marty Mannix describes as state law forcing more unnecessary expense for the county and for the town.. “They sent an inspector in to inspect…

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Striping Begins Final Phase of Margaret Street “Diet”

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Work on the Margaret Street “Diet” continues this week as the painting contractors arrive to lay down the new two lane design with a center turning lane..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer Kevin Farrington says barring any major weather delays, striping will begin today and should be done by the end of the week.. “The first crew…

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Downtown Committee Recommends Re-Routing Trucks around the Village

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There are several organizations in Saranac Lake who are requesting that trucks be re-routed to Church Street instead of through the Downtown…  Tim Fortune represents the Downtown Advisory Board.. A group of volunteers made up of community members and business owners commissioned by the Village of Saranac Lake..  “As we all know, downtown is a…

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Work Begins on Skateboard Park / Olive Street

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Work begins on the long anticipated Skateboard Park in Saranac Lake this week..  Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ the first step is to remove the asphalt from the parking lot…  “That work will continue through the day Tuesday,” Dora says. “The parking lot will be open with limited parking spaces available.  Dora…

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State “Chipping” in with Paving $ for Town of Plattsburgh

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If you remember in July, the Plattsburgh Town Council voted to hire a surveyor to formally mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3 in Cadyville… The town has operated a park there for years but it was owned by Clinton Community College..  In 2013, Clinton Community College decided to sell the…

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