Plans in the works for redesigned Veterans Park

The concept sketch for Veterans Park, which was most recently approved by the village's board of trustees and DPW, has now been forwarded on to the Department of State for approval, said McManus. The village will need the state's approval before any work can begin. It's most likely, however, work won't begin until later this year, with the majority of work to be completed in the spring, she said.

Portions of the project not handled by the DPW will need to be put out for bid, which is a process that would likely take place over the winter, McManus added.

Mayor George A. Rivers said the hard work of the project advisory committee will make all the difference when the project is complete.

"The work they've done is very important," said Rivers. "This will be a project that will complete our waterfront development along Montgomery Street straight through to Route 2. This will create a nice area for people to enjoy Lake Champlain and maybe have a picnic if they want while they're on the waterfront. I think this is going to be a very nice project for everyone to enjoy."

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