SARANAC LAKE Mayor Tom Michael appointed Martin Murphy of Ogdensburg as Village Manager for Saranac Lake last week, citing his strong background in planning and development as a bonus. The Village Board voted unanimously in favor. Murphy is the Director of Planning & Development for the city of Ogdensburg where he began work after earning a Masters degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport in 1989. As administrative director of the New York State Empire Zone, Murphy was successful in garnering more than $20 million in grants for redevelopment. He successfully developed and implemented a Historic Downtown Revitalization Program as well as a park master plan that includes a civic center, swimming pool, recreation trails and a visitor center. Murphy will begin work in Saranac Lake the last week of November at a salary of $70,000.