IL to consider no-smoking law


Express News Staff

BLUE MT. LAKE - The Indian Lake Town Board is considering adopting a no-smoking law.

Supervisor Brian Wells gave the councilpersons a draft of a proposed no-smoking law when the board met at the Blue Mt. Lake Fire Hall Monday, Aug. 12. It will be considered at the board's next meeting.

The law would ban the use of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, at all town owned or operated recreational facilities, including town beaches, parks, playing fields, ice rink, ski hill, etc.

Tobacco-free areas would be designated with signs and fines could be imposed for violating the law.

If the board decides to move ahead with a smoking ban it would have to hold a public hearing before voting on it.


The search for a groundwater source of municipal water for Blue Mt. Lake residents continues. "The town is continuing to search for a suitable property in Blue Mt. Lake for the purpose of exploratory drilled wells and purchase if necessary," Wells said.

Wells also said the town has received proposals from four engineering firms on how to proceed in the search. The proposals are being studied for possible action at the board's next meeting.


Superintendent of Highways Jamie Roblee reported most of the work on Pelon Road and Benton Road is complete. The roads will probably be blacktopped in mid-September, he said.

The department removed the old sidewalk leading to Indian Lake Central School and graded it so a new sidewalk can be poured.

Pouring started Aug. 14, but was halted when it began to rain. It is not expected to resume until next week.

Wells reported the town is advertising for bids on a used all-wheel drive grader for the highway department. The bids will be opened during the board's Sept. 9 meeting.


Al Pouch of the Indian Lake Planning Committee had copies of the new Indian Lake brochure / map, available at the chamber of commerce, town offices and local businesses.

The map shows the locations of businesses, attractions and services in Blue Mt. Lake, Indian Lake and Sabael.

Pouch received permission to work with the Parks Department to set up outdoor kiosks for the brochures.

Pouch also said he would soon be sending out surveys asking local residents for their views on how best to "brand" Indian Lake under three broad categories: Space, Connections or Central.

The Indian Lake Town Board will next meet Monday, Sept. 9, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.