Village to auction vacant land

SARANAC LAKE — The village plans to offer up a parcel of land behind a downtown bar for sale to the highest bidder.

The village Board of Trustees set the date Monday for an auction of the vacant, land-locked 0.07-acre tract, located roughly behind Bitters & Bones on Broadway and the Nicastro and Cantwell law office on Olive Street.

The auction will be held at 4 p.m. June 26 on the front steps of the Harrietstown Town Hall. The minimum bid will be set at $3,500, village officials said Monday.

The board approved a resolution declaring the property surplus, saying it has no plans to use it for any public purpose.