The board tabled a law that would limit the number of tables and racks Lake George businesses could set out for designated sidewalk sale days, customarily during the village craft shows and on labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. A proposed law restricted the tables to one per business, but councilman Ray Perry said the number of tables should be according to the size of the storefront. Also, the law's first draft called merchants to leave 5 feet of free space or more on sidewalks for pedestrians, and Perry suggested the law should allow 10 feet. The proposed law was tabled for redrafting as Perry proposed, and re-submission to another public hearing.
The board also discussed a proposed companion law that allows the village planning board to determine what type of furnishings and lighting that restaurants, taverns and shops have outdoors, and prohibit the use of picnic tables. The law would also restrict the number of menu boards allowed. Blais said he's received complaints about picnic tables being set outdoors in front of Canada Street businesses.