Welcome to The Town of Lake Luzerne, NY,and our small, family-friendly community!

Last Updated: November 22nd, 2021 @ 5:41 PM

Come to Lake Luzerne to Enjoy a Confluence of Waters…

Here, the Hudson River squeezes into a narrow gorge, tumbling over the dramatic Rockwell Falls. Water from the Great Sacandaga Reservoir joins the river in a flurry of white water. Further downstream, the river widens into “The Bay,” a stretch of water broad enough for water skiing. For those who seek quiet water, a chain of four beautiful lakes offer fishing, camping and boating with two public swimming beaches on Lake Luzerne itself. Lake Luzerne has catered to visitors since President Grant came here for rest and recreation after the Civil War. The grand old hotels of that day have given way to modern inns and restaurants, while new tennis and basketball courts, a miniature golf course, and three local history museums, along with summer concerts and craft shows, offer a variety of family fun. Two riverside parks also flank the downtown area.

Lake Luzerne is the home of a worldwide renowned music camp. In winter, snowmobilers can ride over 200 miles of forest trails. Signs for the “Dude Ranch Trail” hearken back to the days after World War II, when the old logging camps found new life as Dude Ranches. The Rodeo is still going strong after more than 60 years and several stables along Route 9N still offer horseback riding.

A special thanks to Bob English & Luzerne Productions for this amazing video about our community! Click here to visit Luzerne Productions’ website to learn more about the services they offer.

Visit our Event Calendar to see what happenings are going on in and around Lake Luzerne!

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For more information about the Town of Lake Luzerne, visit the Lake Luzerne Chamber of Commerce’s website.


Public Notice

September 10th, 2021

Re: All public meetings shall be conducted remotely/virtually, via Zoom, through January 15th, 2022.

 

 

Please be advised, effective immediately, all Town Board meetings shall be held remotely, via Zoom.

Due to the escalating levels of the COVID-19 Delta variant throughout Warren County and the Town of Lake Luzerne, the recent possible exposure of two (2) Town of Lake Luzerne employees to COVID-19 and now confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test result from a worker with a presence in the Town municipal building, all Town Board meetings shall be held remotely/virtually, via Zoom, through January 15th, 2022.

This temporary change will reduce the need for congregation at public meetings while the Delta variant is prevalent and will prevent further community spread of COVID-19, while ensuring public business will continue in an open and transparent local government.

The Town municipal building shall remain open for daily business, with COVID-19 protocols in place. However, all in-person public congregation shall be suspended during this time, with all public meetings being held and accessible remotely/virtually via Zoom.

On September 2nd, 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed legislation (S.50001A/A.40001) extending virtual access to public meetings under New York State’s Open Meetings Law, which allows New Yorkers to virtually participate in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town Board of Lake Luzerne takes this action pursuant to the above law, with the health, safety, and welfare of the employees and the residents of the Town of Lake Luzerne being paramount.

Thank you for your time and understanding.

 

Respectfully,

The Town Board of Lake Luzerne


Announcements

LAKE LUZERNE TOWN HALL OFFICES UPDATE #2 | Town Hall Offices will be closed tomorrow, November 25th (Thanksgiving) and Friday, November 26th.

HHHN MOBILE HEALTH UNIT AVAILABLE TO ALL LAKE LUZERNE RESIDENTS | Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health Unit will begin seeing patients in Lake Luzerne, NY. The Mobile Health Center will be parked at Lake Luzerne Town Hall (539 Lake Avenue, Lake Luzerne, NY) on alternate Thursdays beginning on Thursday, December 2nd. Appointment types include primary care visits for adults and children, with women’s health services, chronic disease management, same-day sick visits, and preventative health screenings. Individuals must become a patient of Hudson Headwaters Health Network to make an appointment at Hudson Headwaters Mobile Health. Community members may establish as a patient and/or make appointments by calling (518) 623-0871 or by visiting www.hhhn.org/mobilehealth. For the full press release, click here.

LAKE LUZERNE SENIOR CENTER WINS AWARD | The Lake Luzerne Senior Center was awarded the Friend of Extension Award for the 2020-2021 year! This award is given to organizations who have worked closely with Cornell Extension during the year, and the Lake Luzerne Senior has been exemplary in collaborative work with the nutrition and healthy living program. Click here to read more about this honor in the Lake Luzerne Senior Center’s November newsletter.

STREET LIGHTS | In an effort to keep all street lights working, we are asking that if you see a light that is not on, please get the numbers off the pole and call the Town Hall with the numbers and location, so a repair request can be made to National Grid.  The number to call is (518) 696-2711, ext 2.

 


Preserving Our Lake, Our Watershed, & Our Property Values

 

In the continuing battle against milfoil and invasive species, Councilman Dan Waterhouse joined volunteers from the Lake Luzerne Association this week to examine milfoil and its remedies. In addressing the invasive species growth in our lake, Waterhouse notes, “The Lake Luzerne Town Board is committed to a healthy lake; working in coordination with the Lake Luzerne Association, New York State’s Environmental Conservation Department, the APA and the entire local community, we can indeed make our lake the healthy lake it can be through sustainable solutions!”

 

Proper lake water management is key, working constructively with all shareholders in the Town of Lake Luzerne…residents, boaters, visitors, business owners and those who fish the lake. Together, we are building on the progress made over the past decade to improve water quality throughout the watershed. During the 2021 summer season, the Lake Luzerne Association conducted it’s annual C-SLAP Water Collection, promotion of the boat washing facility at each public beach, and a comprehensive plant study is now underway to identify the biological plant life found in our lake. While our watershed is generally recognized as healthy, we all need to be vigilant in protecting our waters from foreign invasives and be aware of measures necessary to keep our lake free from disease.

 

Copy provided by Howard Schaffer.

Upcoming Meetings

PUBLIC HEARING

Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

The purpose of this Public Hearing regards the consideration of a local law to increase the salary of the Highway Superintendent for fiscal year 2022.

 

PLANNING BOARD MEETING

Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Please note, the Planning Board will not be meeting on the 4th Wednesday of November, but the 4th Tuesday due to Thursday’s federal holiday (Thanksgiving).

 

 

Agendas can be found on the respective group’s section of the town’s website as they are made available. Meetings are available via Zoom Code: 902 687 9764. Please refer to the above Public Notice for more information on the accessibility of meetings via Zoom.

To access the meetings on Zoom, click here to visit www.zoom.us in order to create a free account and download the Zoom Client app. Once you have downloaded the app, please enter the 10-digit access code: 902 687 9764. For more information on accessing meetings on Zoom, click here for their support article.


ZONING ENFORCEMENT, KAREN PUTNEY | Effective July 1, 2021 Zoning Office hours will be Monday thru Thursday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Call 518-696-2711, EXT 4 and leave a message, or email Karen at [email protected]