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Village considers raising health premium payments

The property now hosts two docks extending into Lake George, but they are against zoning regulations, Blais said, and will likely have to be removed.

Having turned over police protection of the village decades ago to the county was saving the village taxpayers more and more money, Blais told the board. He noted that vehicle liability premiums for municipalities with police departments were set to increase 5 percent this year, while Lake George's was likely to decrease 20 percent.

In other business the village board:

• set Friday July 3 for the annual Independence Day fireworks display, with an eye on extending the holiday weekend;

• voted to spend $17,280 to purchase a new heating system boiler for the village water treatment plant after the one purchased 5 years ago failed due to extensive corrosion. Village Public Works Superintendent David Harrington said that humid conditions contributed to the boiler's failure, and that village employees have learned that firing it up occasionally during the summer can prevent corrosion, a practice which he said will be followed with the new boiler.

• decided to cut $630 from a $1,645 contract with Sunshower Services of South Glens Falls for starting up lawn sprinkler systems in spring and shutting them down in the fall for winter. Town employees will now undertake the work on the sprinklers at the Village hall, those off Lake Ave. and at the water treatment plant. Sunshower will continue to service the systems at the baseball and soccer fields and along Beach Rd.

• approved spending $5,200 for a new length of fire hose and nozzle to replace some of the faulty hose lengths now on fire trucks. Some spare hoses will also need replacement soon, Blais said. The board also designated Tyler Fire Equipment Service of Elmira to conduct annual maintenance of fire apparatus for $6,672.

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