Long Lake cuts electric bills

By PETE KLEIN

Express News Staff

RAQUETTE LAKE - The Town of Long Lake will save about $3,000 yearly on its electric bills by having one supplier rather than several.

The town board agreed to standardize the electric supplier portion of its bills from New York State Electric & Gas for each building it owns.

Deputy Supervisor Cindy Thompson said research done by the office determined $500 can be saved every other month by making NYSEG the one and only energy supplier instead of having several.

Thompson chaired the Wednesday, April 24, town board meeting because Supervisor Clark Seaman was out of town due to a death in his family.

The board also authorized an agreement with High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care Inc., Saranac Lake. The town will pay $1,000 for High Peaks' services, which represents the town's share for 2013.

High Peaks Hospice is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation that provides end-of-life care to residents of Hamilton, Essex, Warren and Franklin counties, regardless of ability to pay.

OTHER BUSINESS

-- The annual town-wide cleanup collection will be May 13-24.

-- U.S. Waterski Show Team volunteers will be allowed to camp at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion July 19. The show will be July 20.

The next Long Lake Town Board Meeting will be Wednesday, May 29, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall.

peterklein@hamiltoncountyexpress.com