Public Works / UItilities

Plattsburgh Votes to Restrict Hydraulic Fracturing

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The City of Plattsburgh Votes Unanimously Thursday Night to ban Hydrofracking within the City Limits and to prohibit activities associated with Hydraulic Fracturing such as the use of the City of Plattsburgh’s Wastewater Collection system for the disposal of waste-water from Hydraulic Fracturing.. Mary Dufore lives in Plattsburgh.. She commended the board for their actions.. …

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NY Senate OKs Town Speed Limit Mandate Relief

Legislation that would authorize towns to set speed limits within their own jurisdictions was approved today by the State Senate. Current law requires most towns to petition the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to do so but exempts villages, cities and about 80 towns with large populations. Senator Betty Little sponsors the legislation…

K&J – Team Plattsburgh, A Collaboration Between City and Town

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The City of Plattsburgh and the Town of Plattsburgh are developing a new level of collaboration called Team Plattsburgh..  At a special meeting of councilors and department heads the two municipalities began to work on the questions of sharing resources, specialized skills, contributing to efficiency and effectiveness of local government and achieving cost reductions based…

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Councilor Mike Kelly Proposes a Ban on Hydraulic Fracturing in Plattsburgh

The City of Plattsburgh is on it’s way to a vote on banning Hydraulic Fracturing.. The resolution is the brainchild of Councilor Mike Kelly who says he’s observed that approximately 210 municipalities in the State of New York have passed similar resolutions.. Kelly says the first goal of his resolution is to prohibit Hydraulic Fracturing from…

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K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett. In addition to a meeting with City Councilors and department heads in the City, the town has been the beneficiary of the work of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council with transportation manufacturing receiving the benefits of the Governor’s $180 Million…

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K&J – Snow Removal, Sidewalks and the Plattsburgh DPW

The snowfall in the north country is above 12 inches as a result of this most recent storm. In February, following the ice storm, we found ourselves at the Plattsburgh City Department of Public Works with DPW Superintendent Mike Brody…   Our conversation begin on the main floor just downstairs from Mike’s Office which is upstairs…

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Gillibrand; DOT Must Update Guidelines for Hazardous Liquid Transport

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After another derailment of tankers carrying crude oil, this time in the Capital Region, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand renewed her call for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to urgently update and implement guidelines for safer transport of hazardous liquids. According to the Association of American Railroads, oil shipments have increased from 9,500 carloads in…

Council Reviews Plattsburgh’s Sidewalk Clearing Policy

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Snow is melting this weekend but the topic of slippery sidewalks isn’t going away..  Especially in Plattsburgh where the City Council is deliberating on the question of how to deal with residents who are required to clear their sidewalks..  The discussion begins with Councilwoman Becky Kasper referring to the code itself as a starting point…

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L.P. Electric Customers Targeted by Phone Scam

A company Called American Energy Corporation is calling Lake Placid Electric customers and threatening to shut off their eclectic service if they do not receive an immediate payment. Peter Holderied is the Electric Commissioner in Lake Placid and He says he has received several calls from customers that have been contacted by this company. One of the…

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North Margaret Street May Get a Biking Lane

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Georgia Pacific is throwing it’s support behind a Bike Path on North Margaret Street in Plattsburgh…  In fact, they’ve agreed to spend $5,000 for a study of the traffic patterns…Councilwoman Becky Kasper says the idea originated from a group of citizens who live in the residential areas around North Margaret..  Theresa Paige is part of the…

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FILLING IN THE POTHOLES

It seems as though there’s a direct correlation between a winter thaw and the amount of potholes drivers have to deal with on the roads… and in the North Country, especially following a cycle of warm and then very cold, it’s as though someone purposely dug a four inch trench right in our tire tracks…

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It seems as though there’s a direct correlation between a winter thaw and the amount of potholes drivers have to deal with on the roads… and in the North Country, especially following a cycle of warm and then very cold, it’s as though someone purposely dug a four inch trench right in our tire tracks…

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K&J – Broadband Survey Continues in Harrietstown / Franklin

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Today we head to the Supervisors office in the Town of Harrietstown for an in depth look at how access to the internet can have a profound effect on a population base..  In Franklin County, The Town of Harrietstown and the Town of Franklin are engaged in reaching out to their population base.. Asking residents…

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Analyzing Broadband in Franklin County

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Town of Franklin Supervisor Art Wilman and Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua are reaching out to property owners in their Towns and asking them to to take part in a brief survey evaluating internet service over the next month.  FranklinCounty legislator Barb Rice says “The goal of the survey is to collect data to support a…

Clarkson Studying Residential Wood Pellet Heat in Saranac Lake

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$3 million has been awarded to 18 research institutions, technology developers and biomass-fuel businesses to encourage the growth of high-efficiency, low-emission wood-fired heating equipment. These projects support…..

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S. Catherine Street Repairs Approved

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The Department of Transportation announces the final $3 Million Dollar grant for the re-construction of South Catherine Street in Plattsburgh..  Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon says they would like to see the work started as soon as feasibly possible.. The Mayor says practically speaking the middle of April is about the eariest they’ll be able to…

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A Culture of Safety

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Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau says the village has been stressing a culture of safety among the workforce in Saranac Lake.. Recognizing there’s been a lot of focus on safety over the past year, he turned the floor over to Kevin Pratt, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in Saranac Lake.  Pratt tells the board all employees and…

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Work Begins Behind Harrietstown Town Hall

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Construction work on the Electrical System at the rear of the Harrietstown Town Hall could have an impact on Winter Carnival Events scheduled in the Auditorium.. As February approaches, work will begin on the Electric Service to the Building and as Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua explains, that means access to the emergency exits in the Auditorium…

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Friday at Noon Ends Christmas Tree Pickup in Saranac Lake

Friday at Noon is the deadline for having the Village of Saranac Lake haul away your Christmas Trees… Saranac Lake DPW Superintendent Jeff Dora tells WNBZ that there are two options. If the village picks up your tree from the sidewalk, it will be taken to the compost facility behind the waste water treatment plant…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Water and Sewer Project on Broadway

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The Village of Saranac Lake is finalizing plans for a major infrastructure project in April that could change the flow of traffic through the village, not only at night when the road will be closed completely and most of the work is planned, but also during the day when Broadway will become one way heading…

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