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Lake Placid to buy new aerial fire truck

Village board meets

Members of the Lake Placid Village Board meet.

Members of the Lake Placid Village Board meet. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The bond resolution is subject to a permissive referendum. That means the public has 30 days to file a petition, with the signatures of at least 20 percent of village voters, which would force a referendum on the fire truck purchase. The 30 days ends April 4.

In other business, a proposal to replace the current sign posts in the downtown business district was quickly adopted by board members. The new sign posts — painted dark green — have an old-fashioned look.

“I think it would add a significant amount of class (to downtown),” Trustee Leon said.

Three options were proposed: 1.) 67 posts from the top of Mill Hill to Mirror Lake Inn and a part of Saranac Avenue up to St. Agnes Church, at a cost of $20,703; 2.) 35 posts from Mill Hill to 1 Main St., across from the High Peaks Resort, worth $10,815; and 3.) 25 posts from the conference center to 1 Main St., at $7,725.

Village board members decided instead to start with one section and add more later on. At the mayor’s request to include the Town Hall, they voted on an amended option three, replacing sign posts from 1 Main St. to the Town Hall.

“It’s a whole lot better than we have,” Holderied said about the new sign posts.

This purchase is credited mainly to the mild winter. The sign posts were not allocated in the current budget; however, the village will be using highway department money that was saved by not removing snow this winter.

Board members took several other actions during their meeting.

•They approved the $16,280 purchase of new software for the wastewater treatment plant, saying the current software is outdated. The new software will also streamline operations and save time, they said.

•They approved Police Chief William Moore’s recommendation to promote Patrolman Francis Strack to sergeant.

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