Community Planning

K&J – The Fifth Annual DAFFEST is This Weekend

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The DAFFEST Derby is fast approaching.. In fact DAFFEST seems to have arrived very quickly this year.. It begins Friday night in the Harrietstown Town Hall and today on the K&J show, we’ll be talking with two of the organizers..  Bob Bevilacqua. He’s in charge of the Derby itself which happens on Saturday. And Cherrie…

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K&J – Retiring Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

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Today we’re talking with Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett who recently announced he would be retiring at the end of his term… Since Bassett’s announcement, Councilor Michael Cashman has announced his candidacy for the position and Supervisor Bassett has expressed his support for Cashman to replace him come December 31st… Click on the play button…

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A Green Light for the City’s Stormwater Infrastructure Project

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The City of Plattsburgh is putting it’s support behind a Green Storm-water Infrastructure Implementation Project…  The project is funded by a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program and The City’s Engineer, Kevin Farrington says his office will be advertising for bids from contractors for one piece of the project.. AUDIO – 041715 – Kevin…

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City’s Marina Building Construction on Schedule

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As temperatures begin to melt the Ice in Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh’s new marina is beginning to take shape as well.. In fact, work is well underway, iOn the Building there, if not actually being fast-tracked. The City’s Recreation Superintendent is Steve Peters, says the new facility will not only be functional, but will also welcome…

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Skateboard Park May Finally Become a Reality

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Spring in the North Country finally brings the potential completion of the Skate Park in Saranac Lake..  The project began more than 10 years ago and if the DPW can find time to finish the foundation it looks like there may be a new place for skateboarders come early summer..  Rich Shapiro is one of…

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

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be holding a public hearing this evening at 5:45pm to discuss the proposed budget for the 2015 2016 fiscal year…  and in anticipation of that public hearing, we invite you to join us for the K&J show here on WNBZ… We’ll talk with Village Treasurer Paul Ellis.. Not only…

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Saranac Lake Formalizing Consolidated Funding Application

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Another round of Consolidated Funding Applications are coming due this spring.. and Village Trustee Paul VanCott, along with Mayor Rabideau and the Community Development Director Jeremy Evans, is working on identifying needs in the community.. “We’ve been working closely with members of the Local Development Corporation, and the Downtown Advisory Board to take a look at what…

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7 New Guidelines for Plattsburgh’s Downtown “Parklets”

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The City Council has begun accepting applications for downtown businesses to use parking spaces outside of their locations from May 1st through September 30th…  As part of the application process this year, the city has approved a new set of 7 Parklet guidelines hoping to keep the areas cleaner and well maintained both inside and…

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Mayor Rabideau; “Budget Good for the North Country”

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Mayor Clyde Rabideau found a lot to like in the new state budget approved by state lawmakers last night in Albany, particularly the $1.5 billion earmarked for upstate economic development, broadband installation monies and increased funding for rural hospitals. Rabideau commented, “These three items alone will give the Adirondacks significant help and tax relief.” Rabideau especially…

A Discussion about Regulating Taxis Begins in Plattsburgh

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The City of Plattsburgh has begun a discussion to investigate possible changes to their outdated rules regulating taxis.. In their work-session on Thursday the Council was joined by 5 independent taxi company owners and members of their staff to help identify the issues these operators face on a daily basis.. Plattsburgh’s Mayor, Jim Calnon says most…

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Village Requesting Bids for Wayfinding Signs

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The Community Development Office is requesting bids on their new way-finding signage project in the village of Saranac Lake.. Community Development Director Jeremy Evans told the Village Board on Monday night that they have about $18,000 set aside for signage from one of their grant programs as well as some money provided by the healthy heart network..…

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Saranac Lake Hires New Code Enforcement Officer

The Village of Saranac Lake will have a new Code Enforcement Officer as of Thursday this week. Patrick Giblin has lived in Saranac Lake for about 8 years.. Giblin has a degree in general engineering with a concentration in management.. He has a masters degree in Math education, he has 20 years experience in construction and…

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City Presents “Most on the Coast”

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The City of Plattsburgh Presents The Most on the Coast, an Adirondack Coast Market Day on Saturday, May 2, 10a.m.-4p.m. at the Crete Civic Center.  The Most on the Coast is a diverse showcase of the best that our region has to offer, including handmade crafts, local artists, food vendors, beer and wine tasting, live…

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K&J – City Council Commits to Renovation of Marina Building

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Construction Bids to repair and re-furbish the building which is soon to become the City’s new Marina offices were opened earlier this week… As it turned out, even the lowest bid was about $67,000 higher than originally estimated…  That stirred up conversation from members of the council who initially felt they had been backed into…

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Rabideau Reflects on Approval of Lake Flower Lodge PUDD

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The Lake Flower Lodge, a proposed destination resort hotel on the shores of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake is one step closer to reality this morning… That’s because The Village Board voted unanimously on Monday evening to approve passage of the zoning changes as part of a law creating a Planned Unit Development District for…

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Village Board Hears Update on Lake Flower Beach Proposal

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A report presented to the community Monday on the feasibility of returning the beach to Lake Flower in Saranac Lake says there are no major obstacles to pursuing the concept if that’s the way residents are inclined to go.. Jeremy Evans, Community Development Director in the Village of Saranac Lake says “The footprint of the…

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City of Plattsburgh Updates ADA Grievance Procedures

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The City of Plattsburgh has clarified their grievance procedure.. Mayor Calnon says In years past, the city has regularly looked at policies like this one in order to assure that they’re as up to date as possible.. and this policy specifically looks at issues relating to the needs of the handicapped.. The Grievance Procedure was…

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Proposed Detox Clinic Receives Support of City Council

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The City Council in Plattsburgh is putting their weight behind a plan spearheaded by the Champlain Valley Family Center to set up a Detox clinic in the old Office of Children and Family Services buildings on the Schuyler Falls Campus.  Currently, The closest inpatient detox clinic is located at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, which is a two hour…

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Plattsburgh Ranks 8th as “Top Micropolitan Areas”

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Empire State Development congratulated communities in the Finger Lakes and the North Country regions receiving national recognition by Site Selection magazine, a corporate real estate and economic development publication, as Top Micropolitan Areas for Corporate Facility Investment in 2014. According to the magazine’s report, Batavia in the Finger Lakes ranked 4th and Plattsburgh, Ogdensburg and…