The Speculator Village Beach will CLOSE for the season on August 21, 2019. Hope to see you again next year!
Clerk-Treasurer - Crystal L O'Brien
DPW Superintendent - Roger Blanchard Jr.
WWTP Chief Operator - Edward Scharpou
Responsible Operator in Charge - Water Dept. - Edward Scharpou
Land Use Enforcement Officer (Zoning) - David M. McComb
Fire & Building Code Inspector - Robert Benkovich
Business Manager/Deputy Clerk-Treasurer - Claire H Craven

We welcome you to our new web page and ask that you check back frequently as we'll be adding new items and updating frequently. 



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 speculat@frontiernet.net.


     Village office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 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, October 15, 2019

at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall -2875 State Route 8, Speculator. 




The next regular Planning Board meeting is scheduled for October 22.  
  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


- 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.
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. 

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 County, Inc.
who administers the Housing Assistance Program for Hamilton County.
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.
If you 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.

The Village 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

 completed complaint for or letter to USDA by mail at  USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington, DC 20250-9410

or by fax (202)690-7442 or email program.intake@usda.gov

Village of Speculator
New Village Hall sign
New Village Hall sign!
Village of Speculator
The dock at the Village Park.
Winter Schedule - Garbage and Recycling
September 27, 2019


Winter Garbage & Recycle Pickup Schedule

Starting October 1, 2019



Residential Garbage Pickup: Monday

Residential Recycle Pickup: 2nd and Last Tuesday of the Month


Holiday Adjustments:

Columbus Day: October 15th

Veterans Day: November 12th


LAST Joint Cleanup Day: October 16, 2019

2018 Annual Water Quality Report
April 22, 2019
This report will be mailed to all of our water customers with the May 1 Water-sewer bill.
Department Pages:

New Village Hall - 2875 State Route 8
New Village Hall - Summer Pic
New Village Hall - Summer Pic

Tunney Park Dedication 8/28/14
Tunney Park Dedication
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