Saranac Lake board approves raises for mayor, trustees

Will take effect in 2014

— Pelletieri said he’s worked with Village Manager John Sweeney and Village Treasurer Paul Ellis on creating this position.

“We feel we are in need of somebody full time to take care of our parks and our events,” Pelletieri said. “We have at least 15 parks listed in the park use form, so that’s quite a few parks to keep up with.”

Other business

•Chris Lawton, of the engineering firm Barton & Lojuidice, updated the Village Board on the water improvement project, which he said is “95 to 99 percent complete.” They are scheduling the startup of the well site at the end of August or early September, and they started to fill the new water tank on Aug. 13. “We’re pretty close to the end here,” Lawton said.

•Trustees approved a resolution applauding the state for resurfacing State Route 86 this summer, sending their thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald. They also invited Cuomo and McDonald to visit Saranac Lake on the newly surfaced highway, by vehicle or bicycle. They made special note of the DOT’s decision to make more room for cyclists along the roadway by reducing the width of the vehicular lanes. And they took this thank-you opportunity to lobby for more highway improvements, particularly along Lake Flower Avenue, which is State Route 86, “to provide safe and enjoyable passage within the village and along Lake Flower for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles.”

The Village Board meets again at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at the villages offices on the second floor of the Harriestown Town Hall.

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