LAKE PLACID -The village of Lake Placid will spend $20,000 to design a stormwater management plan for Mirror Lake.
Work will focus on the east shore, where stormwater runs directly into the lake.
The more intensively developed west shore, which includes Main Street, already has a stormwater management system that filters out sand, oil, cigarette butts and other debris before drainage enters the lake.
The Lake Champlain Basin Program has given the village a $10,000 matching grant to improve water quality in Mirror Lake, a water body that is part of the Lake Champlain watershed.
The village agreed recently to pull $10,000 from its contingency fund to match the grant.
Mayor Craig Randall said the improvements in water quality are especially important for protecting aquatic life. The spring fed lake is well-known among local anglers for its excellent lake trout fishery.