Indian Lake Town Board meets in Blue Mt. Lake

Indian Lake Town Supervisor Brian Wells noted the larger-than-usual attendance at the Town Board’s Aug. 13 meeting at the Blue Mountain Lake firehouse and thanked all for coming out.

During the public comment section of the meeting, Blue Mountain Lake Association President John Collins praised the appearance of the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake and invited all attendees to take a walk around town and see all the benefits of the hard work of those involved in beautifying the surroundings.

Special attention was paid to thanking the town of Indian Lake for their assistance with the new beach pavilion. Collins noted that it has rapidly become a real asset to the community after only having the ribbon cutting ceremony on July 21.

Mention was made about how the new radar speed devices placed along Route 28 have reduced the number of vehicles speeding through town.

Finally, on the issue of the Blue Mountain Lake water quality, Collins told the Town Board that the entire Blue Mountain Lake community is ready and willing to help make progress on the issue.

Regarding Blue Mountain Lake water quality, Supervisor Wells reported that there has been another notice of violation, but stated that this is more of a function of the standards being further tightened than the water quality getting worse.

“We have a preliminary report from Clough Harbor that contains five alternative remedies to the problem,” Wells said. “We seem to be getting pushed in the direction of drilled wells, but we will see what needs to be done.”

The supervisor went on to mention that there is a meeting scheduled for Aug. 29 and that the Clough Harbor report is available in the town hall to anyone wishing to review it.

Councilman John Valentine requested that anyone having a well in the area to provide depth information to the town and any other relevant information that may impact on the decision process in addressing the issue.

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