City Council to meet tonight
PLATTSBURGH — The City of Plattsburgh Common Council will take action on several items at tonight’s meeting.
Among them are a request from Stephens Mundy, chair of the Strand Capital Campaign, to close Brinkerhoff Street from Oak Street to Marion Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, for a celebration revolving around a motorcycle ride to benefit the Strand, and a request from Municipal Lighting Department Manager Bill Treacy to advertise for bids for a circuit breaker and a circuit switcher for St. Lawrence substations No. 1 and No. 2.
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.
Choppers inspecting power lines
PLATTSBURGH — NYSEG is inspecting its high-voltage power lines from low-flying helicopters the next three days in Clinton, Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties. In the event of inclement weather the schedule will be pushed out.
“We are conducting routine inspections of our transmission lines to help ensure safe, reliable delivery of electricity to our customers,” said Mark S. Lynch, NYSEG president. “These high-voltage power lines are the backbone of our electricity delivery system. Our goal is to spot potential problems and correct them before they inconvenience our customers.”
Lynch said using helicopters makes for quick and efficient transmission line inspections.
As well, NYSEG will also be using high-tech infrared scanning to enhance the inspections.
Members sought for Fern Lake committee
AUSABLE FORKS — A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Black Brook Town Hall, 18 North Main St., to form a committee to look ways to eliminate possible invasive species in Fern Lake.
The committee will consist of six people, including two who live on Fern Lake and two town councilors, said a press release from the office of Black Brook Town Supervisor Ricky Nolan. And because money from the general fund is used to support Fern Lake, two residents of Black Brook will be chosen as well.
Anyone wishing to serve on the committee should plan to attend the meeting, set only to choose the members.
For more information, call 647-5411.