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Lake George seeking another grant for Charles R. Wood Park

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* Lake George Village Board special meeting, Thursday evening

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* The board is pursuing a $1.6 million grant through the state Environmental Protection Fund’s local waterfront revitalization program to help fund several elements planned for Charles R. Wood Park. If the village received the grant, it would fund the remainder of the planned elements for the park, with the exception of a water feature. The elements included would be a skate park, pathways, lighting and some infrastructure, Mayor Robert Blais said. If the village applies for and receives the grant, it will be the seventh grant in a row related to the park the village has successfully applied for. Blais is confident the village will receive it because there’s interest from around the state in seeing the park finished, including from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, he said.

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* The board approved $1,800 to have Elan Planning, Design & Landscape Architecture pursue a state grant to replace village docks along Beach Road. All six of the village’s public docks were damaged during Tropical Storm Irene. An insurance policy paid for three of the wooden docks to be replaced with metal docks, and village officials are now seeking funds to replace the other three, Blais said.

* The board approved a new special event, called the “Love the Lake Festival,” in Shepard Park Beach. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 21, and is sponsored by the National Canoe Association, which is based in Virginia. The beach will remain open during the event.

* The board is considering a change in its regular meeting time, moving it up from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. “It’s just early in, early out,” Village Deputy Mayor John Earl said. “It’s easier on the employees who attend, and I don’t think it would really affect the public attending.” The board decided to table the proposed move until the next meeting to get input from Trustee Joseph Mastrodomenico, who was absent Thursday.

Next meeting

* 7 p.m. July 16 at Village Hall


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