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Tupper Lake adult center reps ask town to pave parking lot

September 13, 2012
By JESSICA COLLIER - Staff Writer (jcollier@adirondackdailyenterprise.com) , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - Board members of the Adirondack Adult Center have been waiting to get their side parking lot paved for 10 years, and it might finally happen.

Lee Savard and several other members of the adult center's board of directors appeared before the town board Monday afternoon to ask for the parking lot to be paved.

Savard said the adult center, which is based at the Aaron Maddox Hall at 179 Demars Blvd., bought a patch of land on the side of the building 15 years ago to add to the facility's parking after Franklin County decided to park buses there and the food pantry in the basement started using up parking spots as well.

Savard said he's been asking to get the lot paved for about 10 years, and he never knew until now that he had to ask the town board to pay for it.

The lot is especially bad in the spring, Savard said.

"We have a mud hole," he said.

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Town Highway Superintendent Billy Dechene said he's not sure how much the paving job would cost, since he'd have to measure the lot first.

Town Supervisor Roger Amell told him to do that and develop a good estimate. Amell said it's likely the town will be able to include the improvements in next year's budget, which the town is beginning to develop now.

Amell said it would probably make sense to dig out the lot and pressurize it for the winter so it's ready to be paved in the spring.

He suggested that maybe the town could work with the village on the project, since the village has a blacktop machine.

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Contact Jessica Collier at 518-891-2600 ext. 26 or jcollier@adirondackdailyenterprise.com.

 
 

 

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