By PETE KLEIN
Express News Staff
INDIAN LAKE - Tim Pine was recognized as Citizen of the Year when the Indian Lake Town Board met Monday, June 10.
Pine, owner of Pine's Country Store, has volunteered many hours through the years for numerous organizations, one of them currently being as fire commissioner for Indian Lake Volunteer Fire Department as well as fire dispatcher. Pine installed a fire phone in his business to take emergency calls throughout the day.
Pine also serves on the Hamilton County Industrial Development Agency, Indian Lake Central School District Shared Decision Making Committee, the Great Adirondack Moose Festival Steering Committee and the board of the Indian Lake Community Development Corporation.
He was instrumental in organizing and coaching the local youth hockey teams and has ice skates to "borrow" at his business for those interested in trying the ice.
When accepting the award Pine said, "I love living here and I thank you," then hurriedly left the meeting to attend a meeting of the fire commissioners.
NEW STATE LANDS
The board followed the lead of the Long Lake Town Board and the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors in unanimously passing a resolution that strongly opposes any land use classification that does not allow all forms of recreational activities including but not limited to hiking, canoeing, camping, snowmobiling, skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, dog sledding and ATV riding on the 69,000 acres of former Finch, Pruyn and other Nature Conservancy lands recently purchased by the state.
The Adirondack Park Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a public hearing on classification at Indian Lake Central School Tuesday, June 25, starting at 6 p.m.
Supervisor Brian Wells urged all to attend and make their views known.
-- Meade Hutchins was reappointed as assessor to a term starting Oct. 1, 2013 and running through Sept. 31, 2019.
-- The board accepted an offer by the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce to purchase and erect a sign to be placed near the entrance of Chain Lakes Road calling attention to Indian Lake as "The Whitewater Capital of New York."
-- Community organizations holding events open to the general public may use town property for banners and signs promoting their events. The Parks and Recreation supervisor will review all requests and only town personnel may affix signage and banners.
The Town Board will next meet Monday, July 8, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.