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Snowmobilers get new privilege in Lake George

A pair of snowmobile riders skim across Lake George during 2010 during the Lake George Winter Carnival, which annually attracts hundreds of sled enthusiasts in February. The Lake George Village Board voted Dec. 19 to establish snowmobile parking at the former Gaslight Village site during all the winter months so more snowmobilers will be attracted to downtown Lake George.

A pair of snowmobile riders skim across Lake George during 2010 during the Lake George Winter Carnival, which annually attracts hundreds of sled enthusiasts in February. The Lake George Village Board voted Dec. 19 to establish snowmobile parking at the former Gaslight Village site during all the winter months so more snowmobilers will be attracted to downtown Lake George. Photo by Thom Randall.

— He noted that to start off 2012 in this spirit, a joint town-village board meeting would be held in early January.

In other business, the board approved allowing the Lake George Music Festival to use the Shepard Park Amphitheater for a free orchestral concert on Aug. 23 — a presentation, complete with fireworks, that wraps up their week-long series of classical chamber music concerts in village churches.

The board also approved an agreement to work with the Lake George Park Commission on a project that is intended to solve a stormwater buildup problem on Sewell Street.

Additionally, the trustees approved the induction of three new firefighters into the Lake George Fire Department: Matthew Oswald, Dennis Mitchell, and Kenneth Miller. The approval is pending satisfactory physical examinations.

Also, Blais announced that the Special Olympics NY Polar Plunge held Nov. 19 at Shepard Park raised $72,000 for the organization.

A proposed local law regulating LED and digital signs was tabled so trustees could review and evaluate the opinions of experts on the law’s provisions including square footage restrictions.

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