EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Town of Jay Highway/DPW Department is accepting applications
for a Full-Time Motor Equipment Operator Trainee. Applicants must
be willing to obtain their CDL license within 1 year. Town residents will
have priority. Starting pay is $16.00 per hour with a benefit package
included. Please call the Highway Dept. at 518-647-2204 Ext. 125 or
email hwyclerk@townofjayny.gov for an application.

FROM CHRISTMAS IN THE FORKS

🌲🌲🌲 The Christmas in the Forks Fundraiser held  last Saturday night at 20 Main Tavern was a huge success . We would like to publicly thank everyone who donated such beautiful items for our silent auction, donated financially , or participated in the  annual Chili cook-off , or  donated their time in helping setting up the whole event, selling raffle tickets , etc. . The overwhelming volunteer support was just heartwarming . The large crowd enjoyed the music entertainment of Mingo , and Jumping Joe , with Brianna Atkins  assisting on  the bongos . A big thank you goes out to our gracious host Dave and Jean Wiswell , along with Jess Bola . Also a special thank you goes out to this years volunteer celebrity guest bartenders Javier Perez and Kathy Parker as they did a tremendous job . The Christmas in the Forks Committee has a weekend  of Christmas holiday spirit events and festivities for all to enjoy on tap for Friday , December 3rd , and  Saturday December 4th , 2021 concluding with a parade  through Main Street scheduled to begin at 6 P.M. on Saturday , December 4th , and ending at the Town of Black Brook Time Square followed by the Tree lighting Ceremony, and a fabulous fireworks display provided by Santore’s World Famous Fireworks  to close out the ceremonies . Please stay tuned to all the local media outlets , and the JCN as we provide more details over the next few weeks . Until then be good because Santa is always watching . The Christmas in the Forks Committee

A MESSAGE FOR THE DESK OF THE SUPERVISOR

From the Town of Jay Supervisors Desk

I am pleased to announce that last night, at the October 28th Special Board Meeting and Public Hearing, the Town of Jay Town Board approved and adopted the 2022 Preliminary Budget. This budget will now become the Adopted 2022 Budget. I would like to thank the members of the public who came to last night’s Public Hearing, we truly appreciated your input.  Your questions were thought provoking and showed a true interest in the future of our town.

I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge Councilman Coolidge and Councilman Sauer for their positive involvement in this year’s budget process. They put in the hours and showed us all that teamwork is alive and well on the Town of Jay Town Board. Together, with the Board and my Clerk, Carol Greenley Hackel, we are confident that we have presented the people of the Town of Jay a budget that will take us successfully through 2022.

I would also like to extend my sincere congratulations to the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Fire Department, who were successful in their bid for a new firehouse. The public was informed of their intentions through various forums, mailings and informational meetings and when it came to a vote, the people spoke in favor. We wish them continued success as they move forward with this undertaking.

Once again, the Towns of Jay and Black Brook have joined forces to offer a community wide event that’s sure to please! We hope that you are planning to join us on October 31st for our 2nd Annual Halloween Parade which begins at 6:00 pm and will travel the streets of downtown Au Sable Forks. This year, we made it bigger and better so the fun does not stop there! The parade will end at the Town of Jay Community Center (which will be fully “dressed” for the occasion) where there will be awards for parade floats, music, trick or treating and a campfire with s’mores. Please plan to stay a while!

In closing, although there are some challenges ahead, I have no doubt that the Town of Jay will continue to move forward into 2022 with strength and determination.

Sincerely,

Tom McDonald

Town of Jay Deputy Supervisor

PHONE ISSUES

It has come to our attention that the Town of Jay Offices are unable to correctly receive calls at this time. We are working with our provider to get this repaired. In the meantime, if you need to reach us, please dial 518-647-5594. This line is working sporadically. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF JAY, ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF JAY

FOR THE YEAR 2022

Notice is hereby given that the preliminary budget of the Town of Jay for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2022, has been filed at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Jay at the Town Offices located at 11 School Lane, Au Sable Forks, Essex County, New York 12912, where it is available for inspection by any interested person during the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

The Town Board of the Town of Jay shall hold a Public Hearing on said preliminary budget on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Town of Jay Community Center, 11 School Lane, Au Sable Forks, New York, so any such changes, alterations and revisions as shall have been made thereon by the Town Board of the Town of Jay. At such hearing any person may be heard in favor of or against the preliminary budget as compiled or for or against any item or items therein contained. Immediately following the Public Hearing at 7:00 pm will be a Special Board Meeting. The purpose of this Special Meeting will be to adopt the 2022 Budget and any other business that may come before the Board.

Pursuant to Town Law Section 108, the following are the proposed 2022 salaries of certain Town Officers of the Town of Jay:

Supervisor: $43,483.00

Town Clerk: $11,087.00

Councilpersons: 4 at $5,801.00             

Town Justice: $12,360.00

Tax Collector: $7,210.00

Superintendent of Highways/ DPW Director: $50,429

Citizens have the right to provide written and oral comments and ask questions concerning the entire budget and the relationships of entitlement funds to the entire budget.

Dated: October 19, 2021

(S) Carol A. Greenley-Hackel, Deputy Town Clerk

BUDGET SESSION CANCELLED

Please be advised that the Budget Workshop Session originally scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The next session will be held Wednesday, October 13th at 6:00 pm at the Community Center. A reminder that a mask mandate remains in place.

AU SABLE FORKS FIRE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC FORUM

The proposed project is the construction of a new fire station in the Town of Black Brook at a maximum estimated cost of $5,900,000. A special election will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, between 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm at the current fire station approving or rejecting the project and the issuance of $5,900,000 in bonds to be paid by the district.  All eligible fire district residents are eligible to vote. Please see attached Public Notice.

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.213/2ae.4e6.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/affd-vote.pdf

TOWN OF JAY SPECIAL BOARD MEETING OCTOBER 7, 2021

The Town of Jay will be holding a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Community Center located at 11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Community Center Roof Bids and any other business that comes before the Board.

Please remember that a mask mandate is in place at the Community Center regardless of vaccination status.

Town of Jay Special Board Meeting
Thu, Oct 7, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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