Power delivery questioned with Indian Lake cell tower

— The board went on to accept the Ambulance Service Contract and to approve the Blue Mountain Lake water tower removal by the contractor, Ren-Wash Salvage. The removal of the tower is to start this week and Ren-Wash Salvage is to pay the town a minimum of $50 per ton for the materials it is removing.

The board also approved the shared services resolution for Moose River Plains for cooperation among Hamilton County, the town of Indian Lake and the town of Inlet in support of the DEC in maintaining the Moose River Plains Road through 2012. This allows the town to be reimbursed for its support. The board also approved participation in the DEC Fire Tower Stewardship Program, assuring funding from DEC for two stewards sharing time responsibilities on Blue Mountain for the season.

John Collins, of the Blue Mountain Lake Association, was in attendance and took the opportunity during the public comment and period of the meeting to remind the board that there is a secured grant from NYS CAP-21 to be used to enhance the route of the 90-Miler canoe race. Collins said the grant could help fund the Beach Pavilion in Blue Mountain Lake, but that there are deadlines. Wells agreed on moving on the opportunity to participate in the funding quickly.

Christine Pouch, vice president of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce, was in attendance and made announcements that the Chamber website, indian-lake.com, is continuously updated with all information about activities of the chamber within the town for review by the public. In addition, Pouch informed the board that the Chamber building was now a Wi-Fi “hotspot” both inside and outside, allowing access to visitors within the building and from the parking lot.

There were materials left for the board and the attending public covering the Adventure Sports Tour the Chamber will be sponsoring on May 3. The tour will have a focus on the town being the “Rafting Capital of the Adirondacks” and will allow all going along on the tour to visit various town businesses and get to know the respective owners a little better. Tour is free to chamber members and $5 for non-members.

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