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Warren Co. leaders: 'Mandate drug testing for welfare recipients'

Warren County leaders made a variety of decisions at their recent monthly meeting, held at the county municipal center in Queensbury.

Warren County leaders made a variety of decisions at their recent monthly meeting, held at the county municipal center in Queensbury. Photo by Thom Randall.

— "The fairgrounds are a great asset, and they are totally underutilized,” he said.

  • Authorized an agreement with Washington County to provide backup emergency dispatch services in case of an outage. The Warren County supervisors decided to pursue the agreement after Verizon recently demanded $249,000 from the county for software and hardware upgrades for their in-house backup 911 system that Verizon engineered but said they’d no longer support without the upgrades.

  • Approved requesting an opinion from the state Attorney General on the status of lands in Chester and Horicon involved in the relocation of the Middleton Bridge. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has reportedly asked for a significant offset in state Forest Preserve land due to the pending bridge relocation.

  • Approved modification to an agreement with Lake George Village over sharing the revenue earned from the county-owned Beach Road parking lot – which until recently the village reaped all revenue and village leaders assumed they owned it. The revised agreement calls for the village to operate and collect the parking meter receipts from the lot and pay to the county 25 percent of the proceeds – after paying credit card fees. Beginning in 2013, the village additionally is to share 25 percent of the revenue from gleaned through special events, either in lease payments or other receipts.

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