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Lake Placid seeks input on Parkside Drive issues

Public meeting set for Aug. 27

Lake Placid residents are being asked to attend a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at the North Elba Town Hall to share their views on the traffic and parking situation on Parkside Drive, seen here on the lower end. One option is to change the street to one-way traffic. Mirror Lake Drive is in the foreground, and the white car is headed toward Morningside Drive.

Lake Placid residents are being asked to attend a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at the North Elba Town Hall to share their views on the traffic and parking situation on Parkside Drive, seen here on the lower end. One option is to change the street to one-way traffic. Mirror Lake Drive is in the foreground, and the white car is headed toward Morningside Drive. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The mayor told Village Board members he’s cracking down on illegal vendors who have been setting up tents and selling products and services on public and private land during summer events. Two people were caught the weekend of Ironman Lake Placid, one during the canoe and kayak weekend and one person was confronted the day of the Village Board meeting (July 30).

“None of these vendors are licensed to do what they are doing,” Randall said.

Vendors are not allowed to sell anything on public property and must obtain a hawker’s license from the village before selling on private land (with permission of the owner). The village code enforcement officer is in charge of enforcing the vendor situation, Randall said.

Other business

The mayor announced that the village recently sold the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department’s old aerial truck for $10,000 and it was going to be used in Alexandria Bay. The new aerial truck is currently in service and was used for the first time to help pick up debris from the violent storm that swept through the region on July 17, according to Trustee Curtis.

Street paving is winding down this week in the McKinley Street section of the village, and the busy intersection of McKinley Street, Wesvalley Road and Mill Pond Drive (location of the old Barry & Wilson building) was to be closed for several hours Wednesday, Aug. 1 for paving.

“It will be inconvenient as all paving is,” Curtis said.

Traffic was to be rerouted.

Village Board members also passed a resolution supporting the Deep Energy Retrofit project at the St. Eustace Episcopal Church’s rectory. The mayor will send a letter of support to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council in the hope that the project will be nominated for funding.

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