Indian Lake Town Hall
During their Sept. 9 meeting at the Indian Lake Town Hall, Town Board members set a series of six workshops dates for the 2014 budget.
They will be held:
•Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., regular board meeting and budget summary
•Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., General Fund, Landfill, Weed District, Fire District, Debt Services, Cash Reserves and A Public Hearing for Weed and Sewer Districts
•Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Highway
•Thursday, Oct. 31, 7p.m., Finish Budget Changes
•Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Preliminary Budget/Public Hearing
All workshop sessions will be held in the Indian Lake Town Hall on Pelon Road.
In other business, Chris Fuller, of Clarkson University, was on hand to discuss and field any questions surrounding the proposal to install environmental instrumentation on the Indian River. Fuller explained that the project has a three- to five-year duration that could be extended. The objective is to measure water quality as it flows into the Hudson River.
Town Supervisor Brian Wells asked whether Fuller could assure the town that this study would not be used in any way to hurt the whitewater rafting business in town. Fuller gave him the assurance that this was not the objective of the study. As to the question of placing the instrumentation behind the fence at the dam, the supervisor thought this placement may be unwise should the dam need to be worked on; therefore, removal of the instruments would become necessary and jeopardize the study.
The decision as to whether to accept the proposal was tabled until Wells, Fuller and Water and Wastewater Superintendent Kevin King can get together and discuss the proposal to greater length and consider instrumentation placement.
•Board voted unanimously to approve the annual snowmobile lease with The Nature Conservancy in the amount of $1,202.42.
•Bid for grader was open that reflected a net price of $66,200 after trade in of current town grader. The bid was accepted.
•A $300 funding of the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board was added into consideration as part of the budget considerations. Supervisor Wells noted that he now sits on this Board.
•Recognition was given to a “Resolution in Support of the Towns of Indian Lake, Long Lake, Newcomb, Minerva and North Hudson Concerning Their Plans for Economic Success.” This resolution was passed by the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages in support of a “Wild Forest” designation for the newly acquired TNC lands. Copies of the resolution are to be forwarded to Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Farley, Sen. Little, Assemblyman Butler, Assemblyman Stec, NYSDEC Commissioner Martens, APA Chairwoman Ulrich, Hamilton County Board of Supervisors and Essex County Board of Supervisors. Copies are also available at the Indian Lake Town Hall.
The next regular meeting of the Indian Lake Town Board will be on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall on Pelon Road.