Town Working To Take Over Village Campground
Now that the village of Port Henry, N.Y., is no more, it’s up to town of Moriah officials to try to soften the shock of transition, the Sun Community News reported.
“We’re in the belly of the beast right now,” Moriah Town Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava said. “It’s extremely busy; a lot of things to do. We’re doing it and we’ll get it done.”
The village of 1,200 residents dissolved as a municipality on March 31 and the town took over most of its functions and all of its properties on April 1. Village voters made the decision in a 2015 referendum.
The major village property acquired by the town was the Champ RV Park and Campground on Lake Champlain, due to open for the season on Memorial Day weekend in May.
Moriah Town Council members Paul Salerno and Luci Carpenter are in charge of the operation of the former village campground.
“We’ve been trying to make a smooth transition,” Salerno said at a recent Town Council meeting. “We’ve removed some dead trees, and that let us add two campsites.”
The Champ RV Park and Campground had about 100 sites before the tree-cutting.
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