The board also discussed the towns intention to explore the feasibility of combining the dam revitalization projects with hydroelectric projects.
Were talking about using the water thats already there, noted Hutchins. Nothing would change, the releases will be the same and water levels will be maintained as they are now.
As part of Indian Lakes emergency response plan, the proposed hydroelectric project could be employed in the instance of major power outages to provide electricity to businesses on Main Street. This move would ensure that emergency supplies and services were available when needed.
Its a slow process but were gaining momentum, stated Hutchins.
In other business the board regretfully accepted the resignation of Marion Duhain after 20 years of dedicated service as secretary to the Zoning and Planning Boards. A motion was made and accepted to begin efforts to fill the vacant position.
Discussions were held regarding the number of rafting slots currently in use and a written request by Middle Earth Expeditions to have four additional positions granted to it. The board deferred any determination on the request pending further review.
A letter from Sen. Betty Little was read expressing gratitude for the towns support of a recent property tax relief program.
Councilman Rathburn brought public concerns forward over a local property that was in violation of vehicle storage ordinances. He also raised concerns regarding a second property in Indian Lake that was being used as a trailer camping area in violation of the towns 120-day grace period. Hutchins commented that the town was aware of both issues and were working with the respective landowners to have the violations resolved.
The towns departmental reports were read and the meeting concluded with their regular executive session.
The next meeting of the Indian Lake Town Board will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m. at the Indian Lake Town Hall.