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Lake Placid Main Street task force members named

Lake Placid Mayor Craig Randall describes preliminary concept designs for Main Street upgrades at Monday night’s village board meeting. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)

LAKE PLACID — The village has announced the names of 15 people who will serve on a task force responsible for piecing together a comprehensive plan for the future of Main Street.

People named to the task force are as follows:

¯ Village Trustee Peter Holderied and North Elba town Councilman Jay Rand;

¯ Dean Dietrich and Val Rogers, both members of the Lake Placid-North Elba Development Commission;

¯ William Hurley, president of the Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board;

¯ Palace Theatre co-owner Heather Clark, Bookstore Plus co-owner Marc Galvin, Golden Arrow Sales Director Brandon Montag and Terry Robards Wine and Spirits manager Tim Robinson, all members of the Lake Placid Business Association;

¯ Michael Pratt, president and CEO of the state Olympic Regional Development Authority;

¯ Mary Jane Lawrence, chief of staff at the Lake Placid-based Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism;

¯ Roger Catania, superintendent of the Lake Placid Central School District;

¯ Liz Clarke and Bill Billerman of the Mirror Lake Watershed Association;

¯ Donna Beal, executive director of Mercy Care for the Adirondacks.

The Main Street task force will have three months to put together a comprehensive plan for the Main Street streetscape. They’ll be asked to explore different options for sidewalk aesthetics, landscaping and potential parking solutions, which may include the construction of a parking structure across the street from NBT Bank.

Randall unveiled preliminary concept designs for the Main Street upgrades at the village board meeting Monday. The designs included new paving and layouts in existing parking lots, a parcel where a parking garage could be built, updated traffic lanes and expanded sections of greenery designed to absorb stormwater runoff.

The task force met for the first time on Monday at the Beach House on Mirror Lake. The meeting was not advertised in advance for the public to attend. Randall said it was “very productive.” The next meeting is expected to be held on Oct. 30.

(Correction: The spelling of Dean Dietrich’s last name has been corrected.)

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