Lake Placid Village, Inc.
Please be advised that some of our Village electric customers have reported that they have received a call from American Energy Corporation, telephone number 1-866-221-6804 x3200 (James Pierce) telling them that if they do not pay their electric bill immediately their power will be shut off.
Please be advised that this is NOT the Lake Placid Village Electric Department, nor are they associated with the Village. If you have any questions regarding your electric account, please call the Village directly at 518-523-2597.
There is expected to be a surge in the Village of Lake Placid's electric bills over the next couple of months. This year's colder than normal temperatures have made this a particularly challenging winter season for customers due to the significant increase in electricity supply costs. Lake Placid Mayor, Craig Randall, said Lake Placid, which buys electricity through the New York Power Authority and distributes it locally, is clearly experiencing more electrical use due to the cold winter, and with the increased use comes higher costs. "I'd like to give people a heads-up," Randall says. "They might experience higher costs in the next two months." The Mayor is giving the warning because he is not sure if outside relief will come to assist the village. He notes that the same appears to be affecting neighboring communities. Peter Kroha, head of the Village's Electric Department, said he expects rates to increase. "Basically, we have been using an exorbitant amount of power," Kroha says. "It's been very cold. Everbody is using electric heat." Kroha says the Village was forced to go over its 28-megawatt allotment of hydroelectric energy. "When we buy extra power off the grid, it costs more." he said. Krohas says that, depending on the severity of the increased cost, the Village would spread out payments over a two-month period.
Welcome to the Village of Lake Placid official website. The Village of Lake Placid was incorporated in 1900 and is located in the Town of North Elba in the Adirondack Mountains in the northwestern corner of Essex County, New York. The Village is internationally known having proudly hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 1932 and 1980 and is the site of the "Miracle on Ice" when the USA men's hockey team defeated the heavily favored USSR team to go on and win the Gold Medal in the '80 Olympics. Lake Placid is also home to one of only three year-round United States Olympic Training Centers and periodically hosts world-class competitions in downhill and Nordic skiing, biathlon, ski jumping, luge, bobsledding, skeleton, speed skating and figure skating.
In a setting offering incredible views of the Adirondack Mountains including New York State's highest peak at Mt. Marcy, Lake Placid provides a plethora of outdoor activities from downhill skiing on Whiteface, the Olympic Mountain, to cross-country skiing, year-round hiking, fishing, ice-climbing, cycling, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and snowmobiling. The Village of Lake Placid annually host the Empire State Winter Games in February, the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horseshows in late June, and the Lake Placid Ironman in July.
In addition, the Village of Lake Placid offers outstanding dining experiences at its many restaurants, hotels and resorts, unique shopping experiences along its picturesque Main Street and many cultural activities. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts offers year-round music, dance, theatre, film and family programs. The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is a summer chamber orchestra whose musicians come from larger orchestras and university faculties throughout the country. For six weeks in the summer the Sinfonietta offers weekly classical performances at the Center for the Arts on Sunday evenings, in Mid's Park on Main Street on Wednesday evenings, and at various locations in the Adirondacks. The Lake Placid Film Forum was co-founded in 2000 by author Russell Banks, former New York Daily News Critic Kathleen Carroll and artist Naj Wikoff and is an annual mid-June event which, like a film festival, exhibits a series of films and often features the filmmakers and cast members who attend the screenings. The Lake Placid Institute creates opportunities for learning, sharing, and enjoying the cultural life of the Adirondacks.
A small town with a big city feel, the Village of Lake Placid is a great place to raise a family. Both public and private schools offer a well-rounded education to our children at the Lake Placid Central School, North Country School, Northwood School and National Sports Academy. Excellent health care facilities are provided by Adirondack Health with 24-hour emergency services, outpatient services and primary and specialty care services.
The Village of Lake Placid maintains this website to provide village related news, meetings, documents and contact information to our residents and visitors alike.
With fluctuating winter temperatures, dangerous icy conditions on roadways, sidewalks and driveways can be hazardous. Stay safe and follow some of these precautions as provided by CVPH Medical Center occupational therapist, Troy Canada.
KEEP YOUR FOOTING ON ICE
. Think about the best route to your destination and plan on a little extra time to get there.
. Take your time, avoid rushingor taking shortcuts over areas where snow or ice removal is incomplete.
. Select appropriate footwear ~ flat footwear with rubber soles provides better traction on ice and snow than leather-soled or high-heeled shoes.
. Take small steps to keep your center of balance under you.
. Walk slowly and never run on icy ground.
. Keep both hands free for balance, rather than in your pockets.
. Use handrails where you can.
. Avoid carrying lots of heavy shopping bags, especially on steps.
. Always be aware of your surroundings.
. Many slips and falls occur during entry or exit from vehicles; be particularly cafeful and hold onto the vehicle for support.
. Keep paths free and clear of debris, water, ice and snow.
. When entering a building, be sure to use floor mats to remove moisture from the soles of your shoes as this will protect you as well as others who follow from having to walk on wet or slippery surfaces.
Lake Placid Village, Inc.
North Elba Town Hall
2693 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-2597
Fax: (518) 523-1321
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER:
Craig H. Randall, Mayor
Phone: (518) 523-2584
Fax: (518) 523-1321
Ellen M. Clark, Village Clerk
Peggy L. Mousaw, CMFO, Village Treasurer