Please be advised that the BOIL WATER ORDER for the Town of Jay W1 Water District (Au Sable Forks users) has been lifted by the New York State Department of Health.

We are pleased to announce that the previous water system has successfully been switched over to the new system. We extend our sincere gratitude to the Environmental Facilities Corporation, Essex County, and the many contractors and Town of Jay employees that made the Au Sable Forks Water Improvement Project #4487 a success.


The Town of Jay Town Board will be conducting a Special Meeting/Budget Work Session on Monday, October 26, 2020. This Meeting/Budget Work Session will be held at the Community Center in Au Sable Forks and will begin at 6:00 pm. In addition to the budget, the Town Board will also consider any and all additional business to come before the Board. The public will not be able to physically attend; however, a transcript will be available upon request.


Please be advised that as of 2:30 pm on October 22, 2020, the Town of Jay has placed Water District W1 (Au Sable Forks users) under a Boil Water Order effective immediately due to a Health Department Order.

This Boil Water Order will be in effect until further notice by the Town of Jay.

Please call the Town of Jay DPW Department with any questions at 518-647-2204 x125


The Town of Jay has a paid part time position available for a Dog Control Officer.  The Board is also searching for people interested in serving on the Planning Board which is a nonpaid volunteer position.  To learn more about these positions please phone the Town of Jay office at 518-647-2204 Extension 2.


The Towns of Jay and Black Brook in conjunction with local Emergency Services present:


“A Reverse Trick or Treating Event”

 On Halloween Night, October 31st, at sunset, be in your costume and ready as our spooky parade comes to your neighborhood with tricks and treats!!!

This hybrid event will be traveling to your neighborhood (or a safe centrally located gathering spot for those who live off the beaten path) handing out bagged candy. All presenters will be practicing and adhering to all NYS mandated guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks to keep everyone safe.

Stay tuned for details, maps and timelines !


As promised, I am writing to provide you with our “Phase One” reopening plan for the Community Center and Supervisor’s Office. I have put a lot of thought into how best to serve the residents of the Town of Jay, all while keeping in mind the health and safety of not only residents, but also Town of Jay staff. With that in mind, to follow, are the details of Phase One, which will be effective beginning September 9, 2020.

The Supervisor’s Office will be staffed Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00 pm. We will be available to residents from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. In an effort to limit the number of people in the office at one time, we strongly urge you to call ahead for an appointment before coming in so that we can ensure that we are following the guidelines of social distancing. Please call 518-647-2204 x101 to reach us.

The Town Clerk’s Office will be open for business on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.,by appointment only. Please call 518-647-2204 x 104 to schedule an appointment with Town Clerk Beatrice Pelkey.

The Assessor’s Office will be open to the public on Tuesday’s from 9:00 am -1:00 pm by appointment only. Please call 518-647-2204 x105 to reach Sole Assessor Timothy Gay.

The Code Enforcement Office will be open by appointment only. You can reach Codes Officer Robbe Baer by calling 518-647-2204 x106.

Tax Collector Susan Richards can be reached via e-mail at, and her office hours will be announced at a later date.

The Community Center Gym will remain closed during this phase.

Please note that all social distancing guidelines will be in place, and masks are required at all times while conducting business in the Community Center. All hard surfaces and restrooms will be disinfected on a regular schedule, and there are hand sanitizer dispensers placed throughout the Community Center.

In closing, I ask you to keep the residents and staff of the Essex Center in your thoughts as they face the challenges ahead. I also ask for your cooperation with the guidelines I have listed for Phase One so that we can ensure the health and safety of both residents and staff as the Town of Jay takes this first step towards reopening.

Stay well,



Town of Jay Supervisor Archie Depo is requesting help from the public regarding a possible theft of materials.

The Town recently, through grant funding, purchased new aluminum bleachers and team benches for the Pattno Park Baseball/Softball Fields, to be dedicated to the memory of long time Jay/Black Brook Youth Commission Baseball/Softball Coordinator Gary Whisher. The bleacher and bench materials were being stored at the park to be assembled at a future date at a Work Bee in his honor.

It was recently discovered by Town of Jay employees that a portion of these materials are missing. Supervisor Depo is asking that anyone who might have any information as to what may have happened to these bleachers contact the New York State Police at 518-897-2000.


Supervisor Archie Depo is requesting that residents fill out the survey at the following link:

This is a quick survey intended to provide insight into needed communications and services with regards to COVID 19. All responses are anonymous and the results of the survey are available immediately once the final question is submitted. To view results, click on “see previous responses”.

Thank you in advance for your valuable input.


Due to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order regarding public gatherings ,the Town of Jay Town Board Meeting for June 11, 2020 will be not be open to the public, but will be available via ZOOM. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and can be accessed with the following credentials:

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Meeting ID : 843 6737 5487

Password:  979257

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