I put over 300 miles on my car one day earlier this week–left DeKalb, where I live in St. Lawrence County, drove through Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake to Essex and Westport, then back through Elizabethtown to Lake Placid, St. Regis Falls,...
Lake Placid, NY, Jan 12, 2011 — A local government official in North Elba is accusing the Adirondack Park Agency and one of its commissioners, Arthur Lussi, of unethical conduct. Lussi is partnering with Verizon to build a new cell phone tower on top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Lake Placid.
Now, a member of North Elba's planning and zoning board says Lussi and members of the APA staff tried to manipulate local review of the project.
As Brian Mann reports, the Park Agency says the case was handled properly, despite confusion and miscommunications between state and town officials.
Clarification: The proposed cell tower structure described in this story would be 56 feet high from the ground to peak elevation. The height above the existing roof line would be approximately 20 feet. Go to full article