October 11, 2013

Of Interest: Oct. 11, 2013


---- — APA to continue monthly meeting today

RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency is holding the second day of its monthly meeting today at its Raybrook headquarters. 

Go to and click “Webcasting” to watch the session.

At 9 a.m., the Park Ecology Committee will hear an informational presentation on phase 1 of an ongoing Environmental Protection Agency-funded wetlands project. Next, it will hear a first reading of draft Agency Guidelines and Policy for the appropriate use of the herbicide Renovate and Renovate OTF to manage Eurasian watermilfoil.

At 10:45, the Regulatory Programs Committee, depending on the outcome of the Appeal of Project 2011-95, may assemble to determine approvability for proposed project 2011-95 for a new private airport in the Town of Willsboro.

At 11:15, the full agency will come to order for committee reports, local government review board comment, public and member comment.

Meeting materials are available for download from the Agency’s website at:

The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Request specific accommodations by calling Keith McKeever at 891-4050.

The November agency meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14 and 15 in Ray Brook, with the next session Dec. 12 and 13.


Keeseville to register voters on Saturday

KEESEVILLE — The Village of Keeseville will hold voter registration day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Village Board Room, 58 Liberty St., Keeseville.

Identification is required.


Town of Westport sets special meeting

WESTPORT — There will be a special Westport Town Council meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Westport Town Hall.

The board will be meeting with the Town Building Renovation Committee and representatives of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. 

The session is open to all.


Essex library wins $2,000 grant for Façade Project

ESSEX — The Belden Noble Memorial Library has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the Essex Community Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust. 

The grant was funded by the Charlie Goff Memorial Fund and the Colin Fink Historic Project Fund.

“The library will use the grant to support Phase 2 of the Façade of the Library Improvement Project (FLIP), which is intended to improve accessibility, energy efficiency and the appearance of the front of the library,” said Tom Mangano, library director, in a press release. 

“The grant from the Essex Community Fund through Adirondack Community Trust will give us additional resources we need to continue the project. During the second phase of the project, the front entrance will be made barrier-free, a bicycle rack and bench will be added to the front of the library, the first-floor trim will be repainted and overgrown plantings will be removed and replaced.”

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