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Proposed airport land purchase irks county politician

Queensbury at-large supervisor Mark Westcott makes a point about capping spending during a recent meeting of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Westcott urged the board July 20 to do what they could to avoid spending $700,000 to purchase land near the airport that the Federal Aviation Administration has deemed necessary to assure safety for planes landing on the county airport's backup runway.

Queensbury at-large supervisor Mark Westcott makes a point about capping spending during a recent meeting of the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Westcott urged the board July 20 to do what they could to avoid spending $700,000 to purchase land near the airport that the Federal Aviation Administration has deemed necessary to assure safety for planes landing on the county airport's backup runway. Photo by Thom Randall.

— • 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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