The Adirondack Park Agency could be moving four miles up the road to Saranac Lake. The APA and Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said a feasibility study is underway to move the agency’s headquarters to the historic Paul Smith’s Power and Light building on Main Street.
The village police currently occupy that building, but there are discussions of creating a public safety complex on Petrova Avenue. The APA has $29 million from the state’s 2022 budget for a new headquarters, but whether it’s brand new or renovated, we’ll have to see (read more here).
For those of you on Twitter, an account called, “DoesNYHaveABudget” tweets a budget status daily, and today’s is “No.” Hochul and lawmakers authorized a second budget extender bill today, meaning negotiations could continue to next Monday.
The newly proposed accounting method for some greenhouse gases is no longer on the table—at least under state budget negotiations. The bill sponsored by state Sen. Kevin Parker, a Brooklyn Democrat, is still in play, however. The bill would weaken the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, some environmental organizations and lawmakers say. You can read more about it here (although you might hit a paywall).
Lake Luzerne is the latest community hoping to rid its waters of invasive Eurasian watermilfoil with an herbicide that sparked a debate for Lake George. It was used most recently on Minerva Lake. The town’s application to use Procellacor-EC will be voted on during the Adirondack Park Agency’s May meeting. The APA’s website indicates the board will not be meeting this month. You can read more from my colleague, Zach Matson, here.
Photo at top: The Adirondack Park Agency is studying the feasibility of moving its headquarters to the historic Paul Smith’s Power and Light building at 3 Main St. in Saranac Lake. Photo by Chloe Bennett
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