Veterinarians want old village hall


Express News Staff

SPECULATOR - The Village of Speculator Board of Trustees has agreed to sell the former Village Hall on Elm Lake Road to a husband and wife veterinarian team.

Mark and Liselotte Collins offered $55,000 for the property, which the board accepted Monday, Oct. 1. The property was listed for $115,000. A closing had not yet been scheduled.

The Collinses plan to renovate the building into an apartment and a veterinary clinic.

Mayor Letty Rudes says the couple is Swedish.


According to Town of Lake Pleasant Supervisor Neil McGovern, the town’s plan to repair and move the River Trail has finally been approved by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

“This, along with the village board’s support to develop an alternative [trail] to merchant access by 2015, ensures necessary sidewalk passage for this season…,” McGovern wrote in his Oct. 1 Notes About Town.

Clerk Bonnie Page reported Ed Brooks, Pam Palmer, Bill Paestella, Bob Carr, Rick Swift and Dave McComb have volunteered to form a committee to study snowmobile trails in the village and town.

In other business:

-- Superintendent of Highways Roger Blanchard Jr. reported the water at the beach has been shut off, the beach cleaned up, sand for snow and ice control has been stored and minor equipment maintenance continues.

-- Blanchard expected blacktopping at the heliport near the fire hall to be done before the end of the week.

The village board will next meet Tuesday, Oct. 15, starting at 7 p.m. in Village Hall.