June 5, 2014

Of Interest: June 5, 2014


---- — Plattsburgh City Council to award contracts tonight

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

Among them are giving the OK to award a contract for breaker replacements at St. Lawrence Substation 1 to Northline Utilities for $648,000, and awarding a contract for roadway and utility improvements on West Court Street for $442,442 to Luck Brothers Inc.

The council will also vote again on a contract to remove mold from a city-owned building at Dock Street Landing.

The council denied a request at the last meeting to do the work, citing the high cost of about $30,000, but the estimate for the job has been re-worked and lowered to $20,604.

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

Both are open to the public.

Plattsburgh City School Board to meet Thursday

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh City School Board will meet on Thursday, June 5, at the Duken School Building.

If an executive session is needed, it will be held at 6 p.m. The board will reconvene in public session at 7:30 p.m.

Agenda items include a report from the students in the German American Partnership Program and results from the Veterans Exemption advisory poll taken during the May 20 budget election.

The board will also act on various personnel and business items

The public is welcome. Find the complete agenda at

DWI Crackdown nets offenders, police say

PLATTSBURGH — Local law enforcement made 10 driving while intoxicated arrests over the course of its Memorial Day Crackdown, between May 22 and 27.

Participating in Clinton County were State Police, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, SUNY University Police, Plattsburgh City Police, State Park Police and ENCON Police.

On Friday, May 23, a traffic checkpoint from midnight to 4 p.m. saw five DWI arrests and one for driving while ability impaired/drugs.

There were a dozen designated drivers behind the wheel, a press release said, with 23 taxis passing through.

A total 178 vehicles were stopped during that effort, the release said.

Other patrols during the six-day span resulted in five more DWI arrests with a total 20 vehicles stopped. Eight designated drivers were on the job, totaling 20 encountered by law enforcement during the Crackdown.

War of 1812 Museum adjusts visiting hours for Museum Days

PLATTSBURGH — The War of 1812 Museum will be closed on Friday, June 6, in preparation for Museum Days weekend and the grand opening of Plattsburgh Air Force Base Museum, set for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at 31 Washington Road on the Old Base. 

The War of 1812 Museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Museum Days weekend on June 7 and 8 and will then resume its regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 

Starting Wednesday, June 11, the Air Force Base Museum will follow the same schedule.

For more information, contact Dave Deno at the Battle of Plattsburgh Association at 566-1814 or

ELCS Board to discuss opinion poll on Veterans Exemption

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, in the Conference Room. 

It is anticipated the board will convene in executive session immediately to discuss negotiations, gather advice of counsel and discuss employment history of particular employees.

The board will reconvene in public session at 7 p.m. to: recognize outgoing board members; adopt district policies pertaining to students, programs for students, smoking and other tobacco use on school premises and School District administrative staff; consider various personnel appointments; and receive the report on the opinion survey for the Veterans Exemption.

The public is encouraged to attend.  Find agenda materials and public packet at the day of the meeting.

No Champlain Planning Board meeting this week

CHAMPLAIN — The Town of Champlain Planning Board has canceled its meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 5.