continued “He (Dora) was, by far, our best candidate who had the most experience across the board and five years of working knowledge with the village of Saranac Lake,” Sweeney told the board.
In February, Village Board members appointed Dora to be the clerk of the works for renovations to the village buildings at 3 and 17 Main St. in anticipation of the new tenants.
Dora replaces Robert Martin, who died in April at the age of 52. Martin had worked for the village for 25 years and was the DPW superintendent for the past 13 years. Dora’s salary is $52,000. This is deemed a “provisional” appointment since Dora still has to pass a Civil Service exam for the job.
In other business, Village Board members approved Sidewalk Replacement Contract 2 at a cost of $371,776. They awarded the contract to Luck Brothers, Inc., of Plattsburgh. The work includes Academy Street, Helen Street, Shepard Avenue, McClelland Street, Charles Street and portions of Main Street.
Board members also approved a $1.184 million contract for Luck Brothers to complete storm damage rehabilitation projects, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This is the first contract awarded to help repair infrastructure damaged by flooding in the spring of 2011, and the project comprises three “large” projects: the reconstruction of Pelkey Lane, Hydro Park and Alpine Terrace.