LAKE GEORGE - The Lake George Village Board voted in a special meeting last week to draft a $1.7 million bond to fund a septic system upgrade project.
The project calls for reinforcing underground pipes with "slip liners" and prevent leaks or line breaks.
Also, the purchase installation of new bypass pumps and and restoration of sewer system laterals and manholes is called for.
Stemming from a sewer pipe and pump failure occurring in July 2009, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has imposed a September deadline for the village to complete the work.
Village Public Works chief Dave Harrington said that 50 percent of the slip-lining would likely be finished by spring, with the other half by early autumn.
The pipe repair upgrade project is a key element in a $3.8 million program to upgrade the entire sewer system - including pumps and equipment - by early 2012.
At the special meeting, the village board also decided to relax the requirement for election inspectors to be village residents - they may now be residents of Warren County. The change was made due to the necessity of election inspectors to be trained in the use of the new computerized, ballot-scanning voting machines.
Also, the Chazen Co. planning firm was authorized to prepare an application for a grant on the village's behalf, to help fund the Route 9 Gateway Streetscape Enhancement Plan the village is pursuing along with the town of Lake George.
The village trustees also voted to appoint Dennis Barden to the village Zoning Board of Appeals to fill the unexpired term of Tim Hill, who resigned. The appointment is effective through April 1, 2015.