continued In a separate post-meeting conversation with Supervisor Brian Wells, he brought the issue of not having cell service to a more immediate level when he commented, “I mean, I don’t want to be ghoulish, but one has to wonder if we would have had a different outcome to the rafting tragedy if cell service were available.”
During the Public Comment section of the meeting, John Collins, President of the Blue Mountain Lake Association raised the issue surrounding Invasive Species Law, mentioning that Blue Mountain Lake is one of the few lakes free of invasive species and that the community is eager to see the law adopted as soon as possible to protect the Lake. Other attendees also pointed out that Indian Lake is also free of invasive species at this time and that as of 2011 Adirondack Lake and Lake Abanakee were also stipulated as free of invasive species and the time to protect these resources is now. Supervisor Wells pointed out that Councilwoman Sally Stanton is heading up the review of the law and that the Town Board is in the process of getting as much information as possible to help assure that it’s decision surrounding the law is well supported and well made. John Collins reminded the Board that what is wanted is protection from all invasive species whether they be aquatic, terrestrial, or animal.
The Board was presented with the 2013 budget. The point was made that copies of the budget are available for review and that the Town Board will be holding budget workshops and the public is welcomed to attend. The workshops will be held on October 11th, 17th and 25th, with a preliminary budget public hearing on November 8th. All meetings will be at 7PM in the Indian Lake Town Hall on Pelon Road in Indian Lake. The budget must be passed by November 28th.