Beginning on Monday, January 4, 2021 the Town of Lake George Town Hall will be closed to public access until further notice. This move is due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Warren County. Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson made this decision as the Town is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our staff during this crucial time.
Our staff will continue to work and carry out the regular duties with a staggering work force, Monday through Thursday. We will be assisting the public by e-mail, phone or by appointment only.
NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE TOWN HALL WITHOUT A FACE MASK.
Contact information is as follows:
Town Clerk/Receiver of Taxes 518-668-5722, ext. 2
Comptroller 518-668-5722, ext. 4
Planning & Zoning 518-668-5722, ext. 5
Assessor 518-668-5722, ext. 6
Court 518-668-5722, ext. 7
For Residents of Beatty Road in the Town: The Town will begin Phase 1 of the Southeast Basin stormwater project on the lower half of Beatty Road on Monday 11/30 with contractor Kubricky Construction. They will be working through the week and possibly into the next week and expect to be completed no later than Tuesday 12/8. Phase 2 (upper Beatty Road) will be completed in Spring 2021. Please call Dan Barusch (518-668-5722) or Rob Lanfear (518-668-2742) with any questions or concerns.
Effective September 8, the Transfer Station will resume winter hours:
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Closed Sunday and Monday.
The Transfer Station will be closed on Labor Day.
AS OF JULY 1, 2020
THE TOWN OF LAKE GEORGE TRANSFER STATION WILL BE CHARGING $10.00 PER UNIT FOR FLAT SCREEN
TELEVISIONS AND/OR COMPUTER MONITORS
From: Lake George Town and Village Boards Date: 5/9/2020
To our Lake George Residents, Business Owners and summer visitors,
We have been getting many inquiries from the business community, potential visitors and the residents of the Town and Village regarding potential business reopening, recreation and event schedules and tourism guidance. While we are continuing to work with the Lake George COVID-19 Task Force, Warren County officials and the State of New York to understand the regulations that change on a daily basis, as well as the implications those regulations have on our Lake George Community, the Board figured it would be beneficial to develop a summarized memorandum regarding “NY Forward” and the reopening plan as it pertains to Lake George and our busy summer season. Below you will find info directly from NY Forward, frequently asked questions as well as contact information for those you may inquire to.
Essential Businesses operating under the PAUSE Act
FAQ: I sell food or drinks at my retail store, am I essential?
A: No. Unless you are a designated food/beverage service establishment with operating Department of Health permits and a restaurant business license, you are not essential even if you have food to sell.
FAQ: I sell “essential products” such as PPE at my retail store, am I essential?
A: No. Unless you are a designated essential business on the ESD list made for Executive Order 202.6, just because you have PPE to sell does not mean you are considered essential.
FAQ: When PAUSE is lifted on May 15, does that mean I can open?
A: No. Business reopening will be determined by region, based on the NY Forward Plan (below).
FAQ: Someone said my business is essential and I’m not sure if they are right, how can I find out?
A: If you cannot determine whether or not you are essential based on the ESD guidance list found in the link above, you can reach out to ESD staff and if you cannot contact them, please contact Dan Barusch.
Governor Cuomo outlined a plan to re-open New York State, it can be found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/programs/new-york-forward. The plan focuses on getting people back to work and easing social isolation without triggering renewed spread of the virus or overwhelming the hospital system. New York will re-open on a regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health as businesses re-open. Lake George is in the Capital Region. As of May 8th, the Capital Region has only met 4 of the 7 metrics required to reopen as a region. It is important to note, if we do not meet all 7 metrics by the 15th of May, our region will NOT be able to start reopening yet. Once all of our metrics are met as a region, the industry reopening has been divided into four phases, each separated by a minimum of two weeks and regional/state approval to move to the next.
FAQ: Can I open my retail store under Phase 1 once the phases start?
A: You can only open the retail store for curbside pickup only under Phase 1. Retail stores will have to wait until Phase 2 is approved in order to open for the public to enter their storefronts.
FAQ: Once Phase 2 comes, how will we start operating retail to allow customers inside?
A: The specifics on customer capacity and operational restrictions have not been decided yet. We assume it will be a phased approach and only certain customer capacities will be allowed at first.
FAQ: I have a hotel that is essential, aren’t I allowed to operate before Phase 3?
A: Yes, you can be renting rooms ONLY as hotels/accommodations are essential. Phase 3 is opening of “major amenities” of the hotel, including food service, spas, gyms, play areas, beaches and pools.
FAQ: I have a restaurant that is essential, aren’t I allowed to operate before Phase 3?
A: Yes, you can be serving food for take-out and delivery ONLY, until Phase 3 starts, which allows restaurants to start allowing indoor service/seating. Customer capacity/operational restrictions have not been decided yet.
FAQ: What is included under Phase 4 entertainment and recreation?
A: While the list has not been clarified by the State yet, we expect this phase includes attractions, amusements, arcades, playgrounds and contact sports, concerts, festivals, and other large events.
FAQ: What is the timeframe of the phasing? Do you know what date I’ll be able to open?
A: Unfortunately, the timeframe of the phasing for the Capital Region is still unknown. We as a region must meet the seven criteria delineated by the State in order to start opening through Phase 1. Following that ability to open through Phase 1, we assume (until it changes) that each phase will be spaced in two week intervals, subject to the regional and state approvals to move onto the next phase.
FAQ: Once PAUSE is lifted and we start reopening, will people still have to follow safety precautions? A: Yes. Existing provisions within NY on PAUSE and other executive orders will likely still be intact, requiring personal safety precautions and social distancing measures while out in public. It is expected that while out in public, people will still be asked to continue wearing face masks and stay socially distanced to an extent. All businesses will have to accommodate those expectations through plans that will detail their individual or industry-wide business precautions.
FAQ: Someone told me information that is different than what you’ve told me or different than what is in this memo. How do I know which is correct?
A: Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation circling out there these days. In regards to business openings, everyone is trying to make their own determination on the proposal by the State and without more detail it remains relatively unclear to many. For the purposes of consistency, this memo has been developed from the local governments understanding of NY Forward and will be enforced as such.
Please know that the Town and Village governments are doing everything within our power to provide the assistance and information to our community that is being handed down to us from the State, and in some cases through Warren County. Unfortunately, since we are in uncharted waters, the information, rules and regulations have been changing on a daily basis. We will continue to do our best to keep our community apprised of all of these changes and how they affect Lake George, and we will continue to be here as a resource for all residents, business owners and visitors. Thank you, be well, and stay safe.
Protective Face Masks are available for residents and businesses within Lake George to pick-up at the Lake George Town Hall (20 Old Post Road) on Monday and Thursday by appointment between 9am and 2pm. Additionally, the Planning and Zoning office is willing to deliver masks to front doors or mailboxes for those who cannot make it to Town Hall.
Please call Kim or Patty at 518-668-5722 to schedule a pick-up time on either Monday or Thursday at Town Hall.
Please call Dan or Doug at 518-668-5131(x5) to order a delivery of facemasks to your front door or mailbox.
Town of Lake George
AVAILABILITY OF TOWN OF LAKE GEORGE DRAFT 2020 ANNUAL REPORT FOR MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEMS (MS4)
AGENCY: Town of Lake George
ACTION: Notice of Availability of Draft 2020 MS4 Annual Report
SUMMARY: The Director of Planning and Zoning for the Town of Lake George is providing a notice of availability of the Draft 2020 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Annual Report for the Town of Lake George. The development of an Annual Report is a requirement of the MS4 General Permit issued by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Town of Lake George’s Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP).
DATES: The Draft 2020 MS4 Annual Report shall be posted on Wednesday April 1st, and will be available for public review until Monday May 11th. The MS4 Annual Report and any comments will be discussed at the (tentative) Town Board meeting on May 11th, 2020 for possible adoption.
April 1, 2020
Click on the link for the Press Release
Please do not leave garbage receptacles in the road, the plow wings will hit them. Section 103-4 (C) of the Town Code states:
Persons utilizing authorized private receptacles shall not leave full receptacles out by the road for collection for more than one week in any instance. In no case shall authorized private receptacles, full or empty, be left roadside for the winter season.
Town of Lake George
518-668-2742 ext 2
The Town and Village of Lake George MS4 staff are holding a joint-public workshop to discuss the two municipalities’’ efforts in the implementation of its Stormwater Management Program and other Stormwater related concerns. Meeting date, time and location are below, as are the topics to be discussed.
Lake George Town Hall, 20 Old Post Road
The Town and Village have developed and have been imlpementing their Stormwater Management Program(s) based on the requirements established under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase II (NPDES Phase II) regulations for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). EPA’s NPDES Phase II Stormwater Management program provides a framework for improving the quality of stormwater discharges to waterways through the identification of six minimum control measures (MCM’s). The Town and Village’s joint Program identifies stormwater management activities that address the NPDES Phase II program’s six MCM’s, which are: public education and outreach; public participation and involvement; illicit discharge detection and elimination; construction site runoff control; post-construction site runoff control; pollution prevention and good housekeeping measures.
Other concerns include the discussion and assessment of problem stormwater areas / subwatersheds in the Town and Village of Lake George. Some of these areas include:
Residents in these areas are invited to attend this public workshop to discuss major problems, occurrences, and potential community-driven solutions to the stormwater issues related to these areas and their associated bodies of water.
2019 Lake GeorgeCentral School District
Take Notice, that having received the Tax Roll and Warrant, August 21, 2019, for the collection of taxes for Lake George Central School District No.1 (Town of Lake George, Bolton, and Fort Ann), I will collect taxes at the Lake George Town Center, 20 Old Post Road, Lake George, New York, beginning September 3, 2019 due to the Holiday… Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, daily except for Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. Taxes may also be paid on line at www.lakegeorgetown.org Receiver of Taxes beginning Sept. 1, 2019
Take Further Notice, the last day without penalty will be September 30, 2019 A two (2) percent penalty will be charged from October 1, 2019, to October 31, 2019. A three (3) percent penalty will be charged from November 1, 2019 to November 4, 2019, the last day of the collection for Town of Lake George and Bolton. The last day of collection for Fort Ann will also be November 4, 2019.
Take Further Notice, that pursuant to the provisions of the Law, the Tax Roll for the Towns of Lake George and Bolton shall be returned to the County Treasurer of Warren County before the 15th of November, 2019. The tax roll for the Town of Fort Ann shall be returned to the County Treasurer of Washington County before the 15th of November, 2019
Deborah A. Foley RMC
Receiver of Taxes
Town of Lake George
Lake George Central School District No. 1
(Towns of Lake George, Bolton and Fort Ann)
Section 925-b of the New York State Real Property Tax Law permits a municipality to provide an additional five (5) business days for certain persons 65 years of age or older who have an ENHANCED STAR OR SENIOR CITIZENS EXEMPTION, to pay their taxes without interest or penalty. The Lake George Town Board passed Resolution No. 107-2019, ‘Resolution Authorizing An Extension Of Up To Five Days For Payment Of Real Property Taxes’. This resolution states in part the following:
‘The Lake George Town Board hereby authorizes its Receiver of Truces and Assessments to accept payments from Town residents, aged sixty-five or older, who have received an exemption pursuant to Subdivision four of Section 425 or Section 467 of the New York State Real Property True Law of real property taxes, special ad valorem levies and special assessments for Town, County and School true collection not more than five business days after the date such taxes would otherwise be due, without penalty or interest’.
Seniors with exemptions cannot use the online option during those 5 penalty free business days. If you try to pay online, the penalty will already be configured. In order to utilize the penalty free option, payments may be made at the office or mailed with a United States Postmark.
If you have any questions regarding this new option, do not hesitate to call my office at (518) 668-5722, ext. 2.
Deb Foley, RMC
Town Clerk & Receiver of Taxes Town of Lake George