Public Works / UItilities

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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Cuomo Announces Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Grants for the North Country

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of approximately $67 million in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation enhancement projects that will encourage tourism and economic development opportunities across the state. The projects include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation services, construction of new bicycle and…

Committee to Make Recommendations to City Council..

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There may be a new marina on Lake Champlain this spring… That’s provided the City of Plattsburgh can come to a decision regarding which of the two proposals to accept for operation of the city waterfront. Mayor James Calnon hopes they can… The Plattsburgh Boat Basin is proposing to provide the requested 25 Moorings and…

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NYSEG Responds to Ice Storm

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The Ice storm affected more than 48,0000 across northern portions of the United States. In Plattsburgh, close to one hundred emergency planners are on duty at New York State Electric and Gas…  Dick Marion is the Public Liason Officer for the storm event in NYSEG’s Plattsburgh Division.. We spoke with Marion just outside NYSEG’s Storm Command…

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ICE STORM 2013

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An Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 7pm Sunday Evening for locations in the deeper valleys of the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley. Freezing rain and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is expected in the region before tapering off to areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle this afternoon. Travel will be hazardous…

Harrietstown Fire Contract Increases $35,000

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Before the Town of Harrietstown even gets started on next year’s budget, they’ll have to pay back money they borrowed from an emergency fund designed to be there in times of need. That’s because the Town of Santa Clara has chosen to enter into the Tupper Lake Fire Contract, as opposed to the Saranac Lake…

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Roadwork on Lake Flower may Cause Delays

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The Village of Saranac Lake will be closing the backside of the Sears parking lot starting Monday – Saranac Lake’s Superintendent of Public Works is Jeff Dora.. He says the work will continue all next week until it’s completion… Most likely Friday November 22nd .  The parking spaces that will be affected are the ones…

No ECOSponsibility for the Setting Pole Dam

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There appear to be two different versions of a letter from Dennis Ryan announcing his withdrawal from the bid process for the Setting Pole Dam… His company, ECOSponsible had originally offered $450,000 for the purchase of the Setting Pole Dam and the surrounding property. The bid itself was contingent upon the approval of Ryan’s attorney.…

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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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