Town of
Lake Pleasant
LP Municipal Center 2019-06/10
Municipal Center 2019-06/10
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The Town of Lake Pleasant is surrounded by vast sections of the six-million-acre Adirondack Forest Preserve: the Silver Lake Wilderness Area, the West Canada Lake Wilderness Area, the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area, and the Jessup River Wild Forest. Many public recreational opportunities exist within the Jessup River Wild Forest and adjacent lands owned by Lyme Timber. Lake Pleasant and Sacandaga Lake are the “crown jewels” of the many lakes within the town.

  The Village of Speculator is the economic and social center of the town with many dining, lodging, and shopping facilities. Incorporated in 1925, the village is a center for activities such as downhill skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, swimming, tennis, basketball, and much more. Speculator gained world-wide notoriety shortly after World War I, when it became the preferred training site for such heavy-weight boxing champions as Gene Tunney, Max Baer, and Max Schmelling.

  For those interested in the history and environment of the area, Speculator boasts an interpretive river walk called Sacandaga River Community Park. This handicapped-accessible pathway is visited and enjoyed by thousands of people each year; it consists of boardwalks and trails starting at the ball field and winding through an Adirondack wetland.

  The Town of Lake Pleasant and Village of Speculator welcome you to our website.  We hope you will find it a useful resource throughout the year. 

2019 Flu Clinics Set
September 11, 2019
Ambulance/Fire Truck Access
August 20, 2019

Code Enforcement Officer Bob Benkovich stresses the importance of easily seen house numbers and driveways ambulances and fire trucks can navigate. House numbers should be visible from the road, 4 inches tall and reflective. International Fire Code Section 511 requires driveways leading to detached one- and two-family dwellings having received local site plan approval after Jan. 1, 2011 be a minimum unobstructed width of 12 feet and a minimum unobstructed height of 13 feet 6 inches. Dead-end driveways longer than 500 feet are supposed to have a turnaround suitable for fire trucks, and if less than 20 feet wide must have turnouts of 50 feet long and 20 feet wide at least every 500 feet.

Coyote Bites Dog
July 24, 2019

Town of Lake Pleasant Animal Control Officer Mike Peck reports an unleashed dog on the Lake Pleasant Central School soccer field was bitten by a coyote Saturday evening, July 20, while the dog’s owner watched.

Peck learned of the incident when he was notified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC Division of Fish and Wildlife Big Game Biologist James H. Stickles believes the incident happened because the dog was about 25 yards from its owner, and suggests the town make efforts to publicize it leash law.

“The dog was about the size of a large coyote so it sounds like a territorial attack,” he wrote in an email to Peck. The dog survived the attack.

Peck will post notices of the law in public places. He says the leash law is intended to protect pets as well as people. The pertinent section reads: "It shall be unlawful for any owner of a dog in the Town of Lake Pleasant to permit or allow such dog to:

"A. Run at large, unless the dog is restrained by an adequate leash or unless it is accompanied by its owner or a responsible person and under the full control of such owner or person. For the purpose of this Article, a dog or dogs hunting in company of a hunter or hunters shall be considered as accompanied by its owner."