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Residents want to make downtown SL 'sparkle'

"It's a very subjective standard and I'd have to defer to our community development director about the law," Rabideau said. "But it's a very subjective standard when you say, 'spruce it up,' you know?"

Brown says the village is starting to look more inviting and more welcoming. He points to a project undertaken by the Saranac Lake Youth Center which placed old bicycles decorated with colorful paint and flowers throughout the greater downtown area.

"We're starting to pick up," he said. "But somehow we've got to encourage and get private commercial owners to take care of things a little better on our Main Street so that we've got the image of Saranac Lake that we expect to have."

He adds that the current board has shown a flare for creative ideas to generate more interest in Saranac Lake.

Rabideau says he and trustees will get together with Jeremy Evans from the Community Development Office to discuss how the village might take action on the suggestions made by Brown and Griebsch.

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