February 28, 2013

Of Interest: Feb. 28, 2013


---- — Agenda planned for Common Council meeting

PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council will take action on several items at tonight’s meeting.

Among them are a request from the city engineer to advertise for bids for improvements to Boynton Avenue, North Catherine Street and Lozier Place; and a request that a contract for laboratory services for the Water Pollution Control Plant be extended for one year to Adirondack Environmental Services for the total amount of $100,300.

The meeting begins with a work session at 5 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Both meetings are open to the public.


Moriah Clerk’s Office to close early Friday

MORIAH — The Town of Moriah Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office will be close at 2 p.m. this Friday. 

Regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, will resume on Monday, March 4. 


Champlain Village Board changes meeting date

CHAMPLAIN — The regular monthly Champlain Village Board scheduled for Monday, March 11, has been rescheduled to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4. 

The session will be held at the Village Office, 1104 Route 9, and is open to the public.


Champlain Village session moved to new location

CHAMPLAIN — The venue has changed for the next Village of Champlain meeting on dissolution, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

To accommodate larger attendance, the session has been moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3 Oak St., in the Village of Champlain.

At the meeting, which will continue a review of how dissolution would progress, Wade Beltramo from the New York Conference of Mayors answer questions on the topic.

Villagers will vote March 19 on whether to dissolve the municipality. A yes vote would require the village to do a study and plan on dissolution, then, unless a petition forces another public referendum, the Town of Champlain would absorb village government.

A no vote would bar further investigation on the issue for four years. 

The meeting is open to the public, and the public is being encouraged to attend. 

For further information, call the Village Office at 298-4152.


Scholarship opportunities available through ACT

LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Community Trust offers $165,000 in scholarship opportunities this spring. 

Students and families seeking financial aid for higher education can learn more from their school guidance counselor or by visiting for a list of the scholarship grants available to area students, application information and deadlines for submission.

The deadline for most applications is April 15. 

“Thousands of generous people use ACT to support the things they care about,” a press release said, among them education, arts, human well-being, disaster relief. 

For information about giving with ACT, contact Executive Director Cali Brooks at 523-9904,


Gillibrand named to President’s Export Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has been appointed to the President’s Export Council.

Created in 1973, the council is the primary U.S. advisory committee on international trade. It makes recommendations to the president on matters relating to U.S. export trade, by conducting surveys and evaluating the expansion practices of the communities represented by its members.

“I will use this opportunity to harness our full potential and stamp more products with the words ‘Made in America’ that we can make right here in New York to strengthen our economy, and support more New York jobs,” Gillibrand said in a press release.

She said she will use her position “to ensure that the priorities of New York’s economy, including manufacturing, agriculture, finance and research and development, are providing an expanded and competitive playing field.”

The senator also wants to ensure all federal resources are made available to small businesses and entrepreneurs, allowing them to access new markets through exports.

The senator, the release said, “will also use her position to ensure that rules governing labor and environmental protections contained in current Free Trade Agreements are enforced and strengthened in future agreements.”