LAKE PLACID — The town of Lake Placid continues to weigh the benefits and liabilities of annexing a mobile home park, while reported misinformation about the issues complicated negotiations between the city and the park owner.
At its June 9 meeting, the town council discussed a proposed annexation and water agreement with the Paradise Village mobile home park.
After a lengthy discussion, which included concerns about the mobile home park’s water lines, council took no action on the agreement.
Councilman Ray Royce suggested that town staff consider council’s concerns and then come back with a recommendation.
Town Administrator Phil Williams said recently that after the meeting, misinformation reported, “incited everybody in Paradise Village and the owner.
“It made making a deal a lot harder,” he said. “I am just trying to let everything simmer down on that.”
Williams stressed that the mobile home park does not yet have an agreement with the town, and he indicated to Highlands Today that garbage pickup rates may not go up.
Mayor John Holbrook said he believes annexing the mobile home park would be good for the town, but there are some issues, such as those concerning water lines, which will probably take some time to resolve.
“If and when we take that over, we are going to be responsible for all those [water] lines,” he said. “That’s a big issue.
“We are working on it and I think we are getting closer on it every day.”
Paradise Village is located east of Lake Placid at 60 Paradise Lake Drive, off of County Road 621.