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Solar-powered parking meters proposed for West Brook Road

Katie Cassavant and Jason Smegal, of Pittsfield, Mass., inspect one of the pay-and-display meters the village of Lake George installed this year along Canada St. The solar-powered meters accept coins and bills but not credit cards. Officials of the town of Lake George are now considering going one step further — installing pay stations that accept credit cards to serve about 75 parking spaces along property they own on West Brook Road.

Katie Cassavant and Jason Smegal, of Pittsfield, Mass., inspect one of the pay-and-display meters the village of Lake George installed this year along Canada St. The solar-powered meters accept coins and bills but not credit cards. Officials of the town of Lake George are now considering going one step further — installing pay stations that accept credit cards to serve about 75 parking spaces along property they own on West Brook Road.

— “With the tax cap coming up this next year, we have to take a look at generating all the revenue we can,” McCoy said.

This initiative of metered parking along West Brook Road is under consideration in conjunction with the upcoming development of West Brook environmental park.

Aug. 19, consulting planners for the village and Warren County unveiled an ambitious project to build three pedestrian bridges across West Brook — including one with an observation tower — and construct an entrance building develop an amphitheater.

To date, the West Brook park has been envisioned to include a 2.5-acre festival area with public parking, as well as walking and bicycling trails, wildlife-filled marshes, and scenic overlooks.

The festival staging area in the park will be overseen by the county and village, and used for the major events like Americade, the Lake George Car Show as well as community events, craft shows and themed festivals.

A public skateboarding venue is now included for the environmental park, which has a primary purpose of naturally filtering and purifying stormwater before it reaches Lake George.

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