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New board of trustees tackles parking, trustee benefits

Another issue from the March election, trustee stipends and benefits, also generated some discussion. Randall said each trustee that promised to forego stipends and fringe benefits has submitted a letter to the board.

"This just covers our bases," said trustee Zay Curtis. "So that no one can come back in six months and demand payment. This way, it's in writing."

In the future, Randall said he would like to see something on the books so that new trustees can see their options regarding salary.

"At some point, we should address the need for a policy on this matter," he said. "Perhaps a form for new members to fill out stating which benefits they will or will not take."

In other business, the board announced village clean-up day is slated for Saturday, April 25. Trustee David Jones noted that the North Elba landfill will be waiving tipping fees on that date.

The board also approved the new slate of officers for the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department. Randall congratulated Lianne Colby for her election as the first female chief in the department's long history.

"It's a great year for the department," he said. "We wish all the new officers the best in the coming year."

The next village board meeting is May 4 at 7 p.m.

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