Local towns and villages continue to throw their support behind the Adirondack Club & Resort project in Tupper Lake.
Last Tuesday, the town of North Elba issued a resolution in support of the development on and around Mount Morris and the Big Tupper ski area.
Then, on Thursday of last week, the Harrietstown Town Council passed a resolution of its own.
Board members unanimously voted to back the town of Tupper Lake in its call for region-wide support of the Adirondack Club & Resort, which is the largest development plan ever to go before the state Adirondack Park Agency.
Meanwhile, trustees from the village of Saranac Lake passed a resolution supporting the project at last night's regular board meeting.
Mayor Clyde Rabideau read the resolution aloud - it later passed unanimously.
"The undersigned, which would be all five trustees, encourages the special interest groups like the Adirondack Council and Protect the Adirondacks and other parties to the hearing, to stop the various stall tactics and discovery motions filings, allowing the adjudicatory hearing to move quickly and allow the regulatory agencies to reach final permit approval in a timely manner," Rabideau said.
Trustees in Saranac Lake also called for more municipalities to lend their support to the project.
"And be it further resolved that the undersigned encourages all Adirondack towns and village to provide further support of the Adirondack Club & Resort by passing similar resolutions and in any other way they deem appropriate," Rabideau said.
Public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday at the L.P. Quinn Elementary School in Tupper Lake. The hearings begin at 3 p.m. in the school cafeteria, and officials recommend that members of the public arrive early.
The rest of the hearings are at APA headquarters in Ray Brook.
George Earl contributed to this report.