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North Elba to give skatepark equipment to Saranac Lake

— Miller, however, said he never received any alternative suggestions from Leff.

“At some point, we have to fish or cut bait,” Miller said.

The town would give the equipment to the village of Saranac Lake, rather than the Saranac Lake Skatepark Committee.

On May 29, Saranac Lake Village Board members approved preparations for the skatepark area next to the police station, using village materials and manpower. The prep work will entail:

•excavating the section of the hill adjoining the parking lot to allow for the expansion of the plat level area;

•building a retaining wall to secure the hillside;

•digging a trench around the area to provide adequate drainage;

•transporting gravel from the sand pit and progressively build up a tamped down gravel under-base for the concrete pad;

•and preparing the site to be build-ready for the pouring of the concrete pad for the installation of the skateboard ramps and features.

Yet not every Village Board member was ready to make the in-kind donation. Trustee Tom Catillaz, who is running for Harrietstown supervisor this fall against Town Councilman Bob Bevilacqua, voted against the resolution, saying, “This is a fad that I think is gone, and I think this thing ought to be forgotten about.”

The measure passed 3-1.

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