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September 18, 2013

Your Town: Dannemora

DANNEMORA — Discussions continue about the possibility of bringing broadband to Chazy Lake residents.

During a recent meeting at the Dannemora Town Hall, Director of Government Relations at Charter Communications Thomas Cohan provided preliminary information on the subject.

About 15 people attended, according to Dannemora Town Supervisor Americo “Ves” Pivetta.

“To me, broadband in Chazy Lake is necessary,” he told the Press-Republican, noting that with the hamlet being so remote, it’s important for residents to be connected to the outside world.

Pivetta added that, based on the meeting, it seemed promising that something could possibly be done in the future, and although he wasn’t sure if state or federal grant money would be available for such a project, the town will continue to discuss the matter and explore options.


The supervisor said the town is also currently in talks with multiple companies about bringing a cellphone tower to the Town of Dannemora in an effort to improve cellular service for residents.

Chazy Lake residents, he noted, currently do not have cellphone service either, which is problematic.

“To me, Chazy Lake really needs it in case of emergency,” Pivetta said.

In addition, the supervisor said the town will soon put its current Town Hall building up for sale, and he has written a letter to Clinton Correctional Facility Superintendent Thomas LaValley to see if the state is interested in purchasing the property.

It was reported at a recent Town Council meeting that Town Hall,  located at 78 Town Garage Road in Chazy Lake, was about 50 to 60 percent complete. 

Also at the same meeting:

Town assessor: The council voted unanimously to have the Clinton County Real Property Office act as town assessor through Dec. 31, 2014, at a rate of $20,000 per year.

Noise ordinance: Discussion of implementing a town-wide noise ordinance was tabled. It was noted that, based on the public hearing on the topic held in July, it appears a majority of people don’t favor having one.

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