Express News Staff
INDIAN LAKE - The Town of Indian Lake has officially joined the consortium that wants to share fuel stations in the northern part of the county.
When the Town Board met Monday, March 11, it passed a resolution supporting an application for grant funds that will be made by the county, the lead agency for the project. The county will apply to the NYS Department of State for a 2012/13 Local Government Efficiency Grant of up to $600,000.
The county, the towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake and their three schools; the Indian Lake, Long Lake, Raquette Lake and Blue Mountain Lake fire departments; and the Indian Lake and Long Lake ambulance squads would all share the upgraded county fuel stations in Long Lake and Indian Lake.
The Phase II Hamilton County Fuel Management Consolidation Project would include decommissioning the towns' existing fuel facilities. Sharing fuel stations is expected to save each of the entities both time and money.
The towns of Indian Lake and Long Lake and the county are committed to providing a combined local cash match of $60,000.
-- The contract to take down the old emergency communications tower on Tower Hill and relocate the three antennas on it to the new cell tower was awarded to Advanced Network Services LLC, Albany. ANS bid $9,960, the lowest bid to meet all specifications.
-- The Northern Forest Canoe Trail organization will be allowed to erect at the town beach on Blue Mt. Lake a sign advising paddlers of the need to inspect their boats for invasive plants and remove them before entering the lake.
-- The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will be allowed to use the town bus for overnight trips to its theater performances throughout the Adirondack Park this summer.
The Town Board will next meet Monday, April 8, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.