Library addition moves ahead


Express News Staff

LAKE PLEASANT - The Lake Pleasant Town Board approved signing an agreement between it and Enerondack Engineering and Design Services PLLC, Kaulfuss Road, Lake Pleasant, for Enerondack to provide engineering and architectural services on the Lake Pleasant Library expansion project.

The board approved the agreement Monday, June 17, after hearing from library Board of Trustees President Richard Frisk.

The board's approval was needed because the town owns the library building. Attorney to the Town Monica Duffy reviewed the agreement and the Board of Trustees approved it before it came before the town council.

Frisk said the library board hopes to advertise for bids on the project this fall. "Then we will be off and running," he said.


The agreement provides the following charges: preliminary and final design, preparation of contract documents and evaluation of bids and bidders at a lump sum cost of $20,000 plus printing and plotting fees (a set of plans in black and white costs about $40, color renderings on 24- by 36-inch foam board costs about $30). Printing and plotting fees are estimated at $1,000.

Payments include a $5,000 down payment to start work, and thereafter, starting in the third month of design, will be made upon receipt of the engineer's monthly invoice based on hours spent on the project and expenses paid. No charges will be made for travel to and from the project site.

The balance of the fee shall be paid once the town has issued the building permit.


Under the plan, the library will grow by 2,500 square feet in three stages, from its current 2,300 square feet to 4,800 square feet.

The project is projected to cost $590,000 with $113,600 needed for Phase I. The $113,600 would be partially covered by an $85,200 grant from Southern Adirondack Library System and the rest by fund-raising and donated services.


Jenny Novosel complained about runoff from Golf Course Road onto her property. Novosel said the problem developed a few years ago after the road was blacktopped.

Highway Superintendent Leo Desrochers promised to work on the problem but didn't promise when, because his department is currently involved in other road projects.

Supervisor Neil McGovern said the town would seek an engineering solution to the problem.

Desrochers reported the county Board of Supervisors accepted the $1,300 bid the town made on a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The car will be used for delivering senior meals. The Parks & Recreation Department will get the van formerly used to transport meals.


-- Victoria Buyce was reappointed as assessor, to a six-year term ending Sept. 30, 2019.

-- Toni Morrison has been appointed to the library Board of Trustees, effective immediately through June 17, 2017.

-- Supervisor Neil McGovern reported the town has been notified and congratulated by the state Office of Real Property Services for having achieved a 100 percent equalization rate. This means ORPS has determined the town's properties are assessed at 100 percent of market value.

-- Randy La Varnway, a candidate for superintendent of highways, assured the board that if elected he will continue as an EMT for Speculator Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The town board will next meet Monday, July 1, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.