Community Planning

Plattsburgh’s Volunteer Shoveling Program Takes Shape

It wasn’t below freezing during the City of Plattsburgh work-session but the sky was clearing Thursday evening and the temperature was in fact dropping..  And Plattsburgh’s City council was again finalizing a plan to help people shovel their city sidewalks when they’re simply not able on their own.. That’s Ward Two Councilor Mike Kelly… He’s been…

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North Elba’s Food Waste Recycling Plan – First in NY

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The Town of North Elba is embarking on a project to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the region….  Tammy Morgan teaches Environmental Science and Biology at Lake Placid High School.. She says they’ve received a grant to develop a source separated organics recycling program for the North Elba Region. The Project highlights…

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A Proposal for Term Limits in Plattsburgh’s CIty Council

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Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly says he’d like to separate the question of re-defining terms and term limits from the proposed charter commission and try to have a decision from the council on the issue before the next election.. “Basically” He says… So that voters can weigh in on the issue… Kelly he’s looked at several…

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Plattsburgh’s Town Planners Given Appropriate Titles / Salary

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Two Planners in the Town of Plattsburgh have new titles this morning and with the title comes no more responsibility… That’s because between Phillip Von Bargen and Trevor Cole, in their old capacities in the Planning Department, they were already doing all of the work, if not more but according to civil service weren’t receiving…

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Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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Saranac Lake Chamber Supports Lake Flower Spa & Resort Project

In an email to WNBZ, The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, says they have carefully considered the value of the Lake Flower Spa & Resort project over the last several months. Thier goal was to determine the best course of action for our local economy’s progression and community as a whole. After…

K&J – Community Development in Plattsburgh

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On the K&J show today, we’re talking Community Development… In the City of Plattsburgh with Bruce Lawson who is the City’s new Director of Community Development and brings a new perspective to growth in the community..  The Department’s Mission; “To improve the quality of life for all City residents by identifying and pursuing state and federal…

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A New Tax Incentive for Homeowners in Saranac Lake

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There are three public hearings which have been called and are now scheduled for just prior to the next village board meeting in Saranac Lake on Monday September 8th at 5:30pm… The First is to hear from the public on the village’s proposal to require trucks to detour around downtown using a marked truck route,…

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K&J – The Public Discusses the Lake Flower Lodging Project

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Developers of the Lake Flower Lodging Project in Saranac Lake are asking the Village’s Planning Board for a favorable opinion to be sent to the Village Board as the community contemplates allowing for a new zoning district to be created in the form of a Planned Unit Development Designation or P U D D…    In…

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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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Mold Remediation Begins at City Waterfront

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If Plattsburgh’s Mayor has his way, there WILL be a marina at the City docks come spring 2015..  Until then, there’s still work to be done, however slowly it’s getting out of the starting gate…  and so the next step in the process.. getting rid of the mold in the building..  Plattsburgh’s City Engineer is…

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Town of North Elba vs Grimditch Estate Heads to Florida

You know those boathouses on Lake Placid that the Grimdich family built and the Town said would have to come down.. They’re still being used by tenants of the property which has been rented most of the summer and that….  If what the neighbors says is happening…. Is just going to add to the overall…

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Plans for a Dog Park at Cliff Haven Recreational Park

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If Plattsburgh’s Recreation Department is successful, Cliff Haven Recreational Park will have a specially designed park for dogs, big and small…  Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman is participating in a meeting at the Cliff Haven Park building on August 13th..  WNBZ caught up with him at the Town Offices and I asked him to give us…

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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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Town of Plattsburgh Plans 6 New Parcels on Route 3

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Cadyville Park in the Town of Plattsburgh will be getting a new look on Route 3 this fall.. That’s because the Town Board has voted to retain a surveyor to mark off 6 new one acre residential parcels on Route 3.. As you may know, The town has operated a park there for years but…

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Adirondack Council Announces 1st Annual Diversity Symposium

Civil rights leaders, community activists, social scientists and organizations will get together in this wild central Adirondack Park community in mid-August to discuss the need to broaden diversity in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender-identity among this enormous park’s residents and visitors. A symposium entitled Towards a More Diverse Adirondacks will feature an entire day…

A New Finance Committee in the Town of Plattsburgh

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The Town of Plattsburgh is one step closer to their goal of recruiting members of the community to sit on a newly formed Finance Committee.. At their Regular Meeting on Monday night, the board approved the appointment of Carol Rugar..who works with the Vice President for Student Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh and she and her…

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Saranac Lake LDC Embarks on New Fundraising Initiative

The Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation announced a major new fundraising initiative today to fast-track revitalization of commercial and mixed use properties in the Village. Through private donations and grants, the Saranac Lake Revitalization Program will provide bridge funding between the costs of comprehensive improvements to facades and other publicly-important building elements, and the costs…

Saranac Lake Skateboard Park Breaks Ground Next Week

The Village of Saranac Lake will see a groundbreaking on the new Skate Park in the center of town.. Rich Shapiro is one of the volunteers spearheading the project which after more than 10 years of work, may in fact become a reality this fall.. “The DPW schedule has the skate park on their list…

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Armstrong Plans Two Public Forums in July for Ward I

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Plattsburgh Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong is holding two Community Forums in July. The first will be held for Housing Authority residents at the McGaulley Conference Room, 57 McGaulley Ave. July 16, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. On July 21, 2014, also at 7:00 pm, a second forum will take place at the Old Base Gym…