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North Elba approves grant application for rec fields

North Elba Town Supervisor Roby Politi, left, goes over some agenda items with Councilman Derek Doty prior to the Town Board’s July 10 meeting at the Town House in Saranac Lake.

North Elba Town Supervisor Roby Politi, left, goes over some agenda items with Councilman Derek Doty prior to the Town Board’s July 10 meeting at the Town House in Saranac Lake. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— When grant money arrives, the town and village would need state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials to sign off on the plan for retrofitting the fields, including rerouting the methane vents.

This grant has two components, each with its own funding source.

The first part of the grant is for the landfill redevelopment and is being filed with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The total cost of this project is $875,000. The application is asking for no more than $500,000.

The second part of the grant is for an update to the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Comprehensive Plan and is being filed with the New York Department of State’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The total cost of this project is $47,200. The application is asking for no more than $50,000. The village of Lake Placid is partnering with the town of North Elba on this section of the application since they share the comprehensive plan.

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