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LP plans to lower electric bills

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - Updated: 3:13 PM


Express News Staff

LAKE PLEASANT -- The Lake Pleasant Town Board has approved spending up to $9,500 on electrical upgrades suggested in an energy audit conducted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.

When the board met Monday, July 7, NYSERDA's recommendations for the town hall, highway garage and new pole barn were approved to be acted upon. But the board put off upgrades recommended for the library and medical center.

It also chose to pay the $9,500 cost of improvements up front, rather than spreading payment over one or two years in the town's electric bills. Paying up front earns a 15 percent discount and saves interest charges that would be part of an installment plan.

The board expects the upgrades to lighting and fixtures in the town hall, highway garage and pole barn will be recouped in electric savings within about three years.

In other business, Superintendent of Highways Randy La Varnway reported he and the garbage collection crew have been receiving some complaints about the new countywide law requiring all garbage be in clear plastic bags.

The clear plastic bag rule went into effect in January. Clear plastic garbage bags are available at Charlie Johns Big M in Speculator, Stephenson's Lumber in Lake Pleasant and Pine's Country Store in Indian Lake.

Supervisor Neil McGovern reported the Village of Speculator Board of Trustees has accepted the donation of the Rt. 66 collection of little buildings and the town will help move and set them up, probably in the fall.

The Town Board will next meet Monday, July 20, starting at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.


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