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The Village of Speculator was incorporated in 1925 and is located in Hamilton County and the Town of Lake Pleasant. We were incorporated under a special act of the legislature as we are 47 square miles. The Village is the economic center within the Town of Lake Pleasant hosting many dining, lodging and shopping opportunities. There are also recreational facilities and trails including our own pavilion, gazebo and park areas on and across from Lake Pleasant. There are also mountain bike trails, snowmobile trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating in the pavilion, swimming at the Village beach, basketball at the Village court and much, much more. Speculator welcomed tourists post-World War I when it became the preferred training site for heavy-weight boxing champions such as Gene Tunney, Max Baer and Max Schmelling. We welcome visitors to our area and hope you enjoy the Southern Adirondack Mountain experience!
Town of Lake Pleasant website - http://lakepleasantny.org/
The Village of Speculator is developing a list of
residents who may need assistance in the event of
loss of power or a weather emergency. If you know
of someone in the Village that may need to be checked on
during an emergency situation, please contact us at
518-548-7354 or email us at email@example.com.
Village office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Village Board meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday except
Monday holidays when the meetings are held the next day.
Next Regular Board of Trustees meeting is Monday, July 22, 2019
at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall -2875 State Route 8, Speculator.
The next regular Planning Board meeting is scheduled for July 23.
If you have business that needs to be reviewed and approved by the Planning Board,
it must be submitted by the Thursday before the meeting to make certain we have a quorum.
Meetings take place at the Village Hall at 7:00 p.m.
2875 State Route 8, Speculator
AGENDAS CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE HEADING OF MINUTES
- the current agenda is generally posted the Friday before the Board of Trustees meeting.
Planning Board agenda is as soon as possible but no later than the day before the meeting.
NUISANCE BLACK BEAR IN THE VILLAGE OF SPECULATOR
The Department of Environmental Conservation is dealing with one or more nuisance black bear in the Village of Speculator.
Area Residents should take the following steps to avoid attracting the bear to the homes:
NEVER FEED BEARS INTENTIONALLY. Feeding bears intentionally is illegal and can result in a ticket.
Bears that obtain food from humans will continue to seek food from humans and become nuisance bears.
Remove all bird feeders.
Keep garbage, grills, pet food, and bird seed inside a solid, secure structure such as a house, shed or garage.
Put garbage on the curb the morning of collection, not the night before, and use bear-resistant trash containers.
Close garage door and ground-floor doors at night.
ANYONE WHO SEES A BEAR IS ASKED TO REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY TO THE
DEC RAY BROOK DISPATCH AT 518-897-1300
NEW YORK STATE HEALTH EXCHANGE
IPA/Navigators will be available to assist businesses and individuals with the
New York State Health Care Exchange
on Tuesdays from 2 - 4:00 p.m. at the Village office.
If you would like to make an appointment,
please call Becky Brenan at 518-866-5091 or Mark Finkle at 518-857-6705.
Becky or Mark will be happy to meet with individuals and businesses at your business or home
if you can not get to the Village office during that scheduled time.
Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.
We received information from the Housing Assistance Program of Essex
who administers the Housing Assistance Program for Hamilton
Their "goal is to assist at least four households with the
purchase of a home
that will serve them well and be affordable." There
are income limits
and the funds are available to reduce the amount
borrowed from a bank,
pay reasonable closing costs or
provide repair assistance to correct code, health or safety issues.
Funds are available through a Deferred Payment Loan Program.
think you may be eligible you can download an application from www.hapec.org and click on homebuyer assistance.
Further information can be obtained by calling the
Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc. at 518-873-6888 x15.
of Speculator is an Equal
Opportunity Provider and Employer.
To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA
Program Discrimination Complaint Form online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office or call (866)632-9992 to request the
form. You may also write a letter
containing all the information requested on the form. Send your
for or letter to USDA by mail at USDA,
Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400
Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington,
or by fax (202)690-7442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org