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Saranac receiving $62,000 for improvements to recreation park

"We want this to be a place for our townspeople to be able to go down, sit beside the river, have a picnic or just sit there and utilize a gem of a piece of property that's been underutilized for years," said Delaney.

The town council will now examine its next steps, said Delaney, which include meeting with the Adirondack Park Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation because of the property being located within the Adirondack Park and its proximity to the Saranac River.

"We're going to make sure we have plans the APA and DEC are comfortable with," said Delaney, who added the agencies were already aware the town applied for the grant.

Once the town has gone through all the proper channels, Delaney said the project should take a minimal amount of time to complete and could begin as early as this summer. "What we're doing isn't huge, but it's still a fairly good size mechanical undertaking," said Delaney. "But, it's not out of the question that it'd only take us a month to six weeks to get it done."

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