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 Indian Lake Town Board Focuses on First Place Win

Brenda Valentine (left) and Christine Pouch (right) share copies of the First Place Award given to Indian Lake for Its role in the Adirondack Challenge Festival.

Brenda Valentine (left) and Christine Pouch (right) share copies of the First Place Award given to Indian Lake for Its role in the Adirondack Challenge Festival.

— As part of Indian Lakes’ April Town Board Meeting, Supervisor Brian Wells announced the fact that during the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference on April 10, Indian Lake was recognized with a First Place Award for Best State-Community Partnership with the 2013 Adirondack Challenge Festival.

On its face, the Award features photographs from the event and reads, in part, “Thanks to the hard work of the Town of Indian Lake, the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and Adirondack Museum, hundreds of thousands of potential new visitors learned about Adirondack heritage and recreational opportunities.”

As a means of recognizing those in the community who helped make the Challenge such a success, Wells presented a copy of the Award to Christine Pouch representing the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce and another copy of the award to Brenda Valentine, representing all the volunteers who diligently worked at making Challenge participants and visitors welcome while helping to assure the event ran smoothly.

Public Comments and Concerns

Brenda Valentine, V.P. of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce opened an update of the Chamber’s activities by calling attention to the fact that all Chamber Officers were in attendance at the Town Board Meeting. In highlighting the Chamber activities, Valentine emphasized a new “packaging project” underway that will consolidate business coupon offers in a brochure package to be given to visitors to the town through various means starting in mid-May. At this time, Valentine reports that, so far, there are 15 businesses participating. It was also pointed out that all 600 participants in the Black Fly Challenge this year will each receive one of these brochure packets as a kick off to the program.

Tracey Eldridge provided an outline of projects and issues from the County level. Eldridge reported that this season will see the replacement of the Beaver Meadow Bridge, the improvement of two miles of Cedar River Rd. and the replacement of the transfer station scale along with the installation of speed bumps within the station in an effort to slow visiting vehicular traffic to a speed conducive of improved safety.

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