Welcome to our webpage!  Happy 2018 to everyone!

We welcome you to our new web page and ask that you check back frequently as we'll be adding new items and updating frequently. 


The Village of Speculator was incorporated in 1925 and is located in Hamilton County and the Town of Lake Pleasant.  We were incorporated under a special act of the legislature as we are 47 square miles.  The Village is the economic center within the Town of Lake Pleasant hosting many dining, lodging and shopping opportunities.  There are also recreational facilities and trails including our own pavilion, gazebo and park areas on and across from Lake Pleasant.  There are also mountain bike trails, snowmobile trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, ice skating in the pavilion, swimming at the Village beach, basketball at the Village court and much, much more.  Speculator welcomed tourists post-World War I when it became the preferred training site for heavy-weight boxing champions such as Gene Tunney, Max Baer and Max Schmelling.  We welcome visitors to our area and hope you enjoy the Southern Adirondack Mountain experience!  


Town of Lake Pleasant website - http://lakepleasantny.org/



                                                                                                                                          Village office hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Village Board meetings are the 2nd and 4th Monday except of Monday holidays when the meetings are held the next day.






Next Regular Board of Trustees meeting is Monday, February 12, 2018,

at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall -2875 State Route 8, Speculator.


The next regular Planning Board meeting scheduled for January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled.
The next meeting is scheduled for February 27, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
If you have business that needs to be reviewed and approved by the Planning Board,
it must be submitted by the Thursday before the meeting to make certain we have a quorum.
  Meetings take place at the Village Hall at 7:00 p.m.
2875 State Route 8, Speculator


- the current agenda is posted the Friday before the Board of Trustees meeting.
Planning Board agenda is posted the day before the meeting.


IPA/Navigators will be available to assist businesses and individuals with the
New York State Health Care Exchange
on Tuesdays from 2 - 4:00 p.m. at the Village office.
If you would like to make an appointment,
please call Becky Brenan at 518-866-5091 or Mark Finkle at 518-857-6705.
Becky or Mark will be happy to meet with individuals and businesses at your business or home
if you can not get to the Village office during that scheduled time.
Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc. 
We received information from the Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.
who administers the Housing Assistance Program for Hamilton County.
Their "goal is to assist at least four households with the purchase of a home
that will serve them well and be affordable." There are income limits
and the funds are available to reduce the amount borrowed from a bank,
pay reasonable closing costs or provide repair assistance to correct code, health or safety issues.
Funds are available through a Deferred Payment Loan Program.
If you think you may be eligible you can download an application from www.hapec.org and click on homebuyer assistance.
Further information can be obtained by calling the
Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc. at 518-873-6888 x15.

The Village of Speculator is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office or call (866)632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all the information requested on the form. Send your

 completed complaint for or letter to USDA by mail at  USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington, DC 20250-9410

or by fax (202)690-7442 or email program.intake@usda.gov

Tunney Park Dedication 8/28/14
Tunney Park Dedication
Village of Speculator
New Village Hall sign
New Village Hall sign!
Village of Speculator
The dock at the Village Park.