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Politics

Speed limit proposed for Mirror Lake, Mill Pond

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees wants to pass a new local law that would impose a new speed limit for motor boats and prohibit electric surfboards from being used on Mirror Lake and Mill Pond. The proposed local law would make two changes to the village’s policy ...

Village to enforce new sign regulations

LAKE PLACID — The way signage is regulated in the town of North Elba and village of Lake Placid joint land use code was recently amended, and Code Enforcement Officer Mike Orticelle said those changes will be enforced starting Friday, July 1. The North Elba Town Council and Lake Placid ...

Public hearing on sewer rate increase set for Tuesday

LAKE PLACID — The Village Board of Trustees is proposing an increase to the village’s sewer rates starting Aug. 1, partially because the village plans to make more than $7 million in upgrades to its sewer plant. Village Treasurer Mindy Goddeau said the proposed sewer rate increase is a ...

Village budget OKed, sees 3.7% tax increase

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees on Monday, June 20 unanimously passed the village’s 2022-2023 budget, which meets the state’s tax cap. The village plans to spend exactly as much money as it plans to take in, according to the new budget, with $6,281,797 in ...

Benita Law-Diao OKed for APA board

Benita Law-Diao — a licensed dietician, activist and avid hiker — could make history as the Adirondack Park Agency’s first Black board member if her nomination is confirmed by the state Senate. Gov. Kathy Hochul recommended Law-Diao to the state Senate Finance Committee, which approved ...

Cases made for Lake Placid STR permits

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Village Board of Trustees on Monday, May 16 heard from two people who have applied for exceptions to the village’s moratorium on issuing new short-term vacation rental permits, and three people from the public gave their opinions on the applications. The ...