Indian Lake Community Development Corporation

About

“The Indian Lake Community Development Corporation (ILCDC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to commercial and residential revitalization and growth in the Town of Indian Lake, New York.”

The Indian Lake Community Development Corporation was organized over the summer of 2010 and continues to be active in planning and guiding the way towards a vibrant, sustainable community. As of 2013, we are a 501c3 non profit organization. Correspondence and donations can be sent to PO Box 355 Indian Lake, New York 12842

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  1. Glenn Sullivan said:

    Thank you for working to revitalize Main Street. In addition to the many good ideas you already have, I’d like to add a few.

    1. Main Street doesn’t look like its in the Adirondacks, and doesn’t present a good first impression to travelers. Some key buildings and homes need a facelift, and there is a lack of evergreen trees such a pines and firs that people associate with the ADKS. Also, our visible lake frontage is comprised of a parking lot and an eroded grass bank. There should be some grant funds available to at least restore the bank with plantings, and hopefully construct a bridge and sidewalk across the dam. Hey, I’m aiming high 🙂
    2. Food – not just lack of dining options, but lack of a positive food-related image. I love Marty’s, and the Indian Lake Restaurant is very good, but that’s not an image. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Make Indian Lake the ADK destination for Mexican, or BBQ (if Mark comes back), or even casseroles – good hearty woodsman food!
    3. Motels – make them provide adult-sized beds, and replace carpets and furniture after 2 decades. “Adirondack” shouldn’t mean “cheap and old”
    4. Winter sports – We have no major draw for winter sports enthusiasts, which is one reason we can’t support the food store in winter. North Creek has Gore, Inlet has snowmobile trails, let’s do something different. Build a Curling facility. Build a skate touring park. Add a trail at the ski hill and make it an awesome terrain park.

    As you can guess, I’m not a permanent resident, though I wish I could be. My family owns a lot near Lake Adirondack, and hopes to put a cabin on it some day. My suggestions focus on increasing tourism, which is really the only feasible growth industry in the center of the Adirondacks. Sure, a grocery store, cell service and broadband are more important immediately, but I’d like to see Indian Lake revitalized for the long term.

    Thanks for reading this.

  2. Michael Redden said:

    Glenn Sullivan’s input and comments are right on target. I’ve been coming to Indian Lake for 59 years and have owned a 2nd Home in Indian Lake since 1981. Starting with the Cell Phone service and Broadband, people who visit Indian Lake need to be provided with basic services otherwise they will stop coming, or visit LESS often. Once Verizon builds that tower, the town needs to put the pressure on AT&T to get on the tower also. Verizon is not the only cell phone provider. The 2 largest mobile providers are Verizon and AT&T. The 100 million AT&T customers will not be able to use their phones in Indian Lake unless AT&T also gets on the tower with their equipment too. We need to Verizon to build and turn on the tower first.

    Also, perhaps a donation of paint by the committee would help some folks paint their buildings in the central part of town. Some either need to be painted or if not possible torn down. (the old Townsend garage is an example) If the committee comes up with a workable plan to help provide a fresh coat of paint to the buildings we all know that need it, I will be glad to chip in a donation. I applaud Adam Puterko and his wife for fixing up that eyesore next to the One Stop and opening a very nice business recently. Way to go! More of that sort of thing is needed to bring people back to downtown. I make about 20 visits a year to Indian Lake. I recall that after the market closed, there are some visits where I never go to downtown Indian Lake. I used to always to the market, but now I stop in North Creek on the way and but what I need. Sad, but true.

    I apologize if this may offend anyone reading my comments, but I am just providing my input based on many years of visiting Indian Lake.

  3. Melissa Mayer said:

    I’m a happy to have come across this website. I recently moved to Indian Lake, and have to admit, I agreed with Glenn upon first glance of Main Street. What I pictured in my mind, did not match what my eyes had shown. I can recall a few weeks back, sitting down at the public dock and having a conversation about how I need to come down here more, it’s only a 3 minute walk from my new place on Main Street and it makes me remember that I am surrounded by one of the most rare and beautiful areas of wilderness left in this Country… I forget that sometimes while sitting at my little apartment. With that said, I do however, believe, that there is potential here. There is so much opportunity for growth. I have no business experience, never have I taken a course in such, but I have always dreamed of perhaps one day, taking a risk, and creating something for not only myself but others to enjoy. There is that expression, “do what makes you happy and you will never work a day in your life,” I can’t help but want to test the integrity of it. I have many talents, interests and hobbies and would love to turn any number of them into something I can do, day in and day out, that not only allows members of the community to have their needs met, but also cultivates my own personal and professional fulfillment. On the drive up to relocate here, I thought, “I love to cook. Perhaps I’ll open a restaraunt.” I thought maybe my angle could be Mexican cuisine ( I lived in New Mexico for a few years and learned a lot), but then I saw “Marty’s.” “Welp, I thought, there goes that idea.” Don’t get me wrong, I can cook just about anything, but couldn’t help but feel a bit defeated. To add to my shrinking wish to open a restaraunt, I noticed after time that most places aren’t open that late nor on most days of the week. It is a bit of an inconvenience, but also think there must be a good reason for it. To embark on a tangent, I’ll add that I also have a background in Art, so I thought, maybe a community studio or something tailored to my more creative side. I have a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s in Art Therapy/Counseling. I love the outdoors and naure. Do you see a theme developing here? There are many possibilities. I suppose I am just rambling now, but my intention as I sat down to write was to ask for feedback and to express my desire to help Indian Lake grow and prosper for many years to come in any capacity I can. I’d like to contribute somehow to that Adirondack make-over, and to see Main Street become a rusticly polished dame, more or less, like myself.

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