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. 


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

Highway                                             518-668-2742

Landfill                                               518-668-2963

Attached are the final Map, Plan and Report for the proposed Lake George EMS district, as well as the official Public Hearing Order approved by the Board on December 14th, 2020. The Public Hearing for the proposed special District approval is scheduled for January 11th, 2020 via Zoom. Both of these documents are filed in the Town Clerk's Office and available for review if requested. For any technical questions, please contact either the Town Board at 518-668-5722, or Dan Barusch, EMS District Steering Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

pdf EMS Map Plan Report

pdf Public Hearing Order


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



To: Public

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

Through the remainder of the PAUSE Act, until May 15th, only essential businesses are allowed to operate pursuant to Executive Order 202.6. The entire list of essential businesses can be found here: you are unclear if you are an essential business or when/how you can operate, please contact Dan Barusch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at


Grocery, convenience stores and gas stations are all considered essential. Restaurants and Bars are also essential and may operate, but only for take-out and delivery. For non-essential retail establishments, they may only complete delivery for orders placed remotely via phone or online, provided that only one employee is physically present at the business to fulfill orders; no customers may enter the storefronts.

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.

NY Forward: Reopening Business in Lake George

Governor Cuomo outlined a plan to re-open New York State, it can be found here: 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.

Phase One

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing and wholesale supply chain
  • Select retail using curbside pickup only (this applies to any retail in Lake George)

Phase Two

  • Professional services, Finance and insurance
  • Retail (this means customers will start to be allowed to come inside)
  • Administrative support
  • Real estate and rental leasing

Phase Three

  • Restaurants and food service (this means customers will start to be allowed to eat inside)
  • Hotels and accommodations (this means amenities/restaurants/spas/gyms/etc.)

Phase Four

  • Arts, entertainment and recreation (this means concerts, large events, sports, attractions)
  • Education (no matter what, schools are closed for the rest of the current academic year)

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.

NY Forward: Business Precautions and Plans

Business Precautions: Each business and industry must have a plan to protect employees and consumers, make the physical work space safer and implement processes that lower risk of infection in the business. Plans should include:

  • Adjust workplace hours and shift design as necessary to reduce density in the workplace
  • Enact social distancing protocols
  • Restrict non-essential travel for employees
  • Require all employees and customers to wear masks if in frequent contact with others
  • Implement strict cleaning and sanitation standards
  • Enact a continuous health screening process for individuals to enter the workplace
  • Develop liability processes

The Regional Chamber of Commerce is developing industry-wide plans for all local businesses and industry sectors to follow, which is being developed in conjunction with the County and a Task Force of local industry leaders. While not required, if you are a business owner that intends on developing your own safety plan, feel free to send it to Dan Barusch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for comment. As of May 8th, these plans do NOT need to be submitted for individual “approval”.

Contact Info

Supervisor Dennis Dickinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; O: 518-668-5722(x1) Mayor Robert Blais: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; O: 518-668-5771(x8)

Dan Barusch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; O: 518-668-5131(x5); C: 518-322-5517

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.

Also email is available:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan Barusch, Director of Planning and Zoning / Stormwater Management Officer, 20 Old Post Road, Lake George, NY 12845; 518-668-5131(x5); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 1, 2020


Attention residents:

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.

Kathie Erceg

Town of Lake George

Highway Department

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.

Monday December 9, 2019 5:30-6:30pm

Lake George Town Hall, 20 Old Post Road


Stormwater Management Program

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 Stormwater Related Concerns

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:

  • East Brook / Snug Harbour – Beach Road, Beatty Road and Cedar Lane
  • Lakeview Subwatershed – Tahoe Resort / Lake View Circle / Middle Road / Carefree Lane
  • West Brook Subwatershed – West Brook / Prospect Mountain Brook

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.

Please contact Dan Barusch, Director of Planning and Zoning, Town of Lake George at 518-668-5131 (x5) or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for questions.

Residents are encouraged to review the Climate Action Plan which has been developed and is available at the Green Initiatives page of the website.

Notice of Receipt of Tax Roll and Warrant

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 GeorgeBolton, 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 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