Public Works / UItilities

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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UPDATE: Work Planned on Station Street – Paving Tuesday

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Tuesday August 5th – LAKE PLACID – If you’re traveling in Lake Placid this morning, you’ll still need to get around Station Street.. Village Trustee Art Devlin says they’ve completed the underground work but the cones are still up and the contractor will be completing the paving portion of the project today…  So one more…

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…