The village of Saranac Lake and the town of Harrietstown are informing people affected by flooding of the procedure for reoccupying their homes and buildings.
Buildings evacuated due to flooding can't be reoccupied until a Certificate of Occupation is issued by village Code Enforcement Officer Tom Worthington.
Worthington will only issue the certificate after critical building systems like electric, heating, and plumbing have been inspected. A structural assessment of the building must also be completed.
Those buildings that had power turned off by National Grid will need authorization from the Code Enforcement Department before having electric service restored.
Village property owners can contact Worthington at 891-4150 ext. 233. Property owners in Harrietstown can contact Ed Randig at 891-0202.