Public Works / UItilities

Work Set to Begin on Lake Flower Avenue Nov 4th

Saranac Lake Village Manager John Sweeney says the village is coordinating with the Department of Transportation and the storm drain work on Lake Flower Avenue is set to begin on Monday, November 4th. If all goes well he says, they’ll be able to focus on both ends of the road, working on one location at…

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Local Residency Law for Lake Placid Employees Repealed

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A New Law in the Village of Lake Placid will become official once filed with the secretary of state.. Or to be more specific, an OLD law will be made obsolete… The Village of Lake Placid has voted to eliminate residency restrictions for employees of the village.. Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall.. says while the old…

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Road Closure: Main Street from Church to Pine

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works will be working on Main Street This week weather permitting… The work focuses on the North East end of the street from Church Street to Pine Street… Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says their goal is to replace a water main. “To Replace a 4 inch main…

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Harrietstown Gets Sandbagged by FEMA

It seems FEMA isn’t interested in protecting the integrity of the Harrietstown Town Hall, or at least they weren’t interested at the most recent meeting of stakeholders to discuss plans to repair the retaining wall which keep the Saranac River from encroaching on the property..Councilman Ron Keough told the board that FEMA is now expressing unwarranted concerns about how a new wall could change the downstream …..

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Parking Screens May Be Getting a Facelift

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Some relief may be on the way for those of us who’ve tried to park in Lake Placid and to read directions on the meters..  The Village of Lake Placid is considering the purchase of new color display screens for the village’s parking meters..  Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randal says there were two proposals requested…

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Culvert Replacement Ahead of Schedule

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Corey’s Road has a new Culvert allowing water to flow from the wetlands into the lake and if all goes well, County and Town workers will complete work on the majority of the project by this afternoon..  We caught up with Harrietstown Highway Superintendent Craig Donaldson at about 4pm on Monday afternoon..

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K&J – An Offer to Purchase the Setting Pole Dam

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The Setting Pole Dam could have a new owner soon and if all goes well, that could mean less flooding for residents and businesses in Tupper Lake.. Dennis Ryan is the Project Manager for ECOsponsible, a company founded in 2007 by a group of SUNY Buffalo under graduate students.. He’s offering to purchase the Setting…

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Corey’s Road Closing Monday for Repair

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In The Parking Lot behind the offices at The Harrietstown Garage there’s a very big aluminum “Thing” which looks like a giant erector set actually – corrugated sections of galvanized aluminum are all bolted together to make a 5 foot high arch and sitting flat on the pavement is a

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Boil Water Order Issued for Olive Street in Saranac Lake

Residents of Olive Street from Sumner to Williams, Leona and Olive Street from Williams to 92 Olive are under a boil water order this morning.. The Boil Water order is being issued as a precaution because a water main break interrupted the water service and caused low water line pressures throughout the distribution system.. That means there’s a possibility that contamination may have been able to enter the distribution system. The Commissioner of Health says water should be boiled in a clean container for at least one minute after a rolling boil is obtained…

An Update on Tupper’s Boil Water Order

The Boil Water Order continues today for residents of Tupper Lake.. But Mayor Paul Maroun says they may have the problem remedied by Saturday.. Tupper Lake, is the beneficiary of an emergency grant to move to groundwater, and the project is now well on its way towards completion of a new system, but the process does…

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Underground Work Nearing Completion on Olive Street

The Saranac Lake Department of Public Works has successfully transferred all of the water services onto the newer 8” main on Olive Street. Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora says Two street mains have also been transferred to the 8” line and Village crews have also ……

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Tupper Lake is Under a Boil Water Order

The Village of Tupper Lake is under a Boil Water Order this morning.. The New York State Department of Health says residents using village water should not drink the water without boiling it first. The order has been issued as a precaution pursuant to section 1107 of the public health law due to the breakdown in Chlorine Disinfection Treatment. This is not the

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K&J – Water Treatment Part II with Kevin Pratt

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Our tour of the waste-water treatment plant in Saranac Lake Continues. We’re touring the facility and heading to the new well water system which has currently become fully operational..

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Monitoring Speeds on Route 60

Julie and Peter Woodcock live on a stretch of Road on County Route 60 – about a mile off of Route 3 in the Town of Franklin …They’re concerned as many are when they live on a main road, that the speed limits are a little too fast compared to the number of houses in the area. Similar communities see reductions in speed from 55 mph to 45 mph

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$9 Million for Lake Placid / St Armand

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The Village of Lake Placid and the Town of St Armand are the latest beneficiaries of Governor Cuomos approval of over $66 million in grants, interest-free loans and low-interest financing to construct major infrastructure improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems across New York State. AUDIO – 081613 – Cuomo approves Water Project Grants for…

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Choosing Sand or Stone or Both

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The Town of Franklin is also considering two bids for 12,000 tons of screened road sand.. Trudeau’s bid was

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Pavement Comes Up on Olive Street Hill

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Milling on Olive Street Tuesday Afternoon… The roads will all have work done on Manholes and Drain caps in preparation for a fresh coat of pavement.. We’ll speak with Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora Wednesday in the Morning News for an update on the Progress..

Chief Says “Table the Frequency Sharing”

The Village of Saranac Lake is headed to a work session to mill over a request by Franklin County Emergency Services to share a radio frequency with the Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department.. Brendan Keough is Saranac Lake’s Fire Chief … he asked the board to table the motion to allow for further discussion.. Rick Yorkey spoke to the board saying his email was opposed to the concept of sharing a radio frequency with Paul Smith’s Gabriels. The board Tabled the decision until the next board meeting.

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