Indian Lake Town Hall
Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells reported at the Town Board meeting Monday, May 14 that Verizon has selected a contractor to build the new cell tower in town.
An on-site meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, May 16. and Wells was expected to be in attendance. His first question was going to be, “When will you have the tower up?”
The cell tower will be built on the Tower Hill Road. The project received approval by the Adirondack Park Agency in April 2011.
Blue Mt. Lake pavilion
In other business, construction of the beach pavilion on Blue Mountain Lake is continuing. Wells said the 90-Miler organization will give the town about $7,500 as a grant to defray some of the costs of building the pavilion.
The project is considered to be a waterfront improvement. Discussions ensued Monday surrounding a public comment suggesting the establishment of a Wi-Fi hot spot at the pavilion. A telephone line is already in the vicinity for use by the lifeguards, and the suggestion was made that a DSL line could be added for summer months. The supervisor said he will investigate the related costs and report back to the board at a future time.
Wells recognized the fine work of the Highway Department and its contractors in getting Parkerville Road repaired and reopened. Also shared was a letter from Indian Lake Central School Superintendent Mark Brand, on behalf of the School Board, thanking the Town Board and Water Department for the quick repair of the water main that broke under the school. Gratitude was expressed for getting the repair done before classes resumed after spring recess.
During the public comment section of the meeting, Bill Murphy informed the Town Board that AmeriCorps will be funding a person to work at the Chamber in developing the Chamber’s website and building a database.
The position will pay $468 per week to a person wanting to devote a year to this public service. In addition, at the end of the completed year, there is a $5,000 scholarship for college and this scholarship would increase if the person decided to initiate or resume study at Syracuse University.
The hopes are that this position could be filled by a graduating senior from the area willing to work a year in public service or a member of our community currently in college who is will to take a year off from study in order to enjoy the benefits of this opportunity.
Murphy pointed out how much he enjoyed the recent Bus Tour sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, remarking that he got to visit two businesses in town that he had not visited previously. He found the visits enjoyable and they led to a better understanding of the businesses and how they fit into the needs of the community.
Murphy also announced that the Chamber fundraiser/dinner would take place on the evening of May 22.
Adirondack Chair Program
Furthering the “Indian Lake–Have a Seat” Adirondack Chair Program, the board members reviewed an ownership transfer agreement drawn up to overcome concerns about possible liability associated with sponsoring the chairs. The form is designed to officially transfer ownership of the chairs to the town for $1. This transfer is regarding any liability surrounding the use of the chairs by the public. The maintenance, securing and storing of the chairs would still remain the sponsors’ responsibility. Board members approved the submission of the agreement to the insurance company for their review and comment.
In other business, the board received four bids for the purchase and hauling away of scrap metal collected by the town. The bids were received from A+ Hydraulics, C&D Processing, Eastside Metals and Recycling, and Ren Wash Salvage. Given the fact that the bids were all provided on different bases, board members voted to accept all bids for review. The supervisor will contact bidders to get the information needed to judge all bids on a fair and equitable basis by the board.
Councilwoman Stanton announced that there will be a Community Planning Meeting on May 23, 7 p.m. at the Indian Lake Town Hall.