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Public hearing to address milfoil, boat launch

But so far, the proposals put forth by the Shore Owners have been met with inaction, Wilson said.

"Basically, our proposals have been reasonable and responsible," he said. "To date, and I'm sorry to say this, the reaction of the village board has been to do nothing. We need to take some action so that next summer, when we see traffic ramping up again, we can be assured that the lake water - the source of the drinking water for the entire village - is protected."

The town of North Elba has said it will help mitigate invasive in Lake Placid, but has not yet committed to an exact number financially because the council is still wading through the budget for next year.

Trustee and Deputy Mayor Zay Curtis suggested that a public forum be slated so all sides can discuss the future of Paradox Bay and the village marina. That meeting has not been set, but the board is expected to choose a date before next Monday's meeting.

Following last week's meeting, Wilson said he understands the issues surrounding the launch require time to be solved correctly.

"These things take time," he said. "I'm aware of that. But at the same time we have to keep putting pressure on the board to act."

He added that it would be a huge mistake to do nothing and leave the problem unaddressed - noting that inaction could usher in another milfoil invasion.

"It takes some time and I hope we're getting there," Wilson said.

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