February 5, 2013

Of Interest: Feb. 5, 2013


---- — LPCS Board meets today in Wilmington

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Central School Board meeting set for today is not at the usual location.

The board will meet at the Community Center on Springfield Road in Wilmington at 7 p.m.

Agenda items include a principal-search update.

Sessions are open to the public.

Meeting location changed for Champlain dissolution discussion

CHAMPLAIN — The Village of Champlain has changed the location of a meeting set for 5 p.m. Wednesday to review the process for dissolving village government.

It will now take place at the Town of Champlain Office Complex at 729 Route 9 in Champlain to provide space for larger attendance than can be accommodated at the Village Office. 

Sean McGuire from the New York State Department of State will be there to answer questions on the topic. 

A public vote on dissolution is set for March 19.

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

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

Champlain Planning Board meeting canceled

CHAMPLAIN — The Town of Champlain Planning Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7, has been canceled.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 7.

Planning Board meetings are open to the public.

Free spray/neuter vouchers available

PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County Canine Club is once again offering vouchers for free or reduced cost spay/neuter surgeries for dogs at participating local veterinarians. 

The vouchers are available to low-income Clinton County dog owners. 

For more information and an application, visit our website and click “Spay Neuter Program” or write CCCC Spay/Neuter Committee, PO Box 101, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.

ELCS to hold public forum on budget

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board will host a budget-development public forum at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the conference room near the school’s main entrance.

The session, expected to last no more than an hour, is the first in a series of gatherings designed to include the public in the process of creating the 2013-14 spending plan.

“Promoting community engagement has been a priority this school year at Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School,” Superintendent/Principal Scott Osborne said in a press release. “Earlier this past fall, the district conducted a stakeholder survey and learned some valuable information about the school from our community.”

Those attending will be asked to help identify:

▶ How the district can increase operating efficiency and expand partnerships with other school districts and/or municipalities as part of operating as cost effectively as possible.

▶ Priorities and strategies in a tight financial environment, with the interest of preserving district strengths despite declining student enrollment.

▶ Specific suggestions to increase cost effectiveness of a particular program, function, operation or procedure that would reduce costs, conserve time and/or resources.

A packet of materials will be provided to each district resident attending, Osborne said.

CCRS Board to discuss community kiosk

CHAZY — The Chazy Central Rural School Board will hold its regular board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the boardroom at the school.

Topics of discussion will include a community kiosk, coaches, health and wellness, tenure and substitutes. 

The public is invited to attend.