A reminder that the Town of Jay Regular Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the Community Center located at 11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks. The public is welcome to attend. *Please note that there is a mask mandate in place at the Community Center regardless of vaccination status.
There has been a water main break affecting water pressure within the Acres on the Signor System Only. The Health Department has imposed a “boil water” alert for the system. Over the next several days, the Forever Wild Water company will be required to test the water to ensure that it is free of bacteria. This procedure requires testing over several days. The water is safe to use for bathing and washing. But, it should be boiled prior to drinking.
This issue does not include the Kitzbuhel section of the Acres because they operate on a separate system.
FOREVER WILD SIGNOR WATER SYSTEM JAY T., ESSEX COUNTY
BOIL WATER ORDER
YOU ARE HEREBY ORDERED TO BOIL ALL WATER FOR DRINKING AND CULINARY PURPOSES. THIS ORDER IS BEING ISSUED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1107 OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW. THIS ORDER IS BEING ISSUED TO ALL KNOWN WATER CUSTOMERS OF THE FOREVER WILD – SIGNOR WATER SYSTEM.
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil in a clean container, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, use bottled water certified by NYSDOH, or use water from a public water system approved by NYSDOH. Boiled or bottled water certified by NYSDOH should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice.
The Boil Water Order is being issued due to a major water break that impacts the entire water system. Once the water main break is repaired, the water mains will be disinfected and flushed, and chlorine residuals will be evaluated. Consumers will be notified as soon as this Mandatory Boil Water Order is rescinded.
The Boil Water Order shall only be lifted when construction work is completed, the water mains are disinfected, and two consecutive daily samples show no bacteriological contamination.
I hope this finds everyone well. To follow, is some information to keep you informed of what’s been happening around the Town of Jay;
I’d like to begin with a sincere thank you to the Town of Black Brook, (especially Jessie Douglass) for their efforts in organizing the Labor Day Celebration for our community. It was a great day for our community and I thank her and her crew. It was a huge success!
The major renovations to the Au Sable Forks Water infrastructure have been completed with the exception of the water storage tank. Councilman Coolidge and I are in the planning stages of what is needed to refurbish this tank. This work is happening through the Essex County Community Resources Office and the Essex County DPW Department.
One roof at the Highway Garage has been replaced and in a couple of weeks, work will begin to replace the main garage roof.
The flat roof on the Community Center has been put out to bid and the intent is for this project to be completed before winter.
We are in the beginning stages of installing new heat controls and steam traps at the Community Center. This project will allow for better heating and reduced heating costs once completed.
A reminder of the date change of the September Board Meeting, now being held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 16th at the Community Center. Please remember that as a result of the rising cases of COVID 19 and based on Essex County and CDC Guidelines, masks are required in our facility regardless of vaccination status. I thank you for your cooperation with this mandate as we continue to do everything we can to keep our residents safe.
Finally, most of you have probably noticed the heavy equipment in the river in Upper Jay. This work is the beginning of “Riverbank Restoration Project #3”. Christopher Straight of Whispering Adirondacks Radio has done a fantastic interview with Kelley Tucker from the Au Sable River Association. In it, she explains the project very well and I advise anyone who may be interested to listen to it.
In closing, please feel free to reach out to the Supervisor’s Office at 518-647-2204 with any questions or concerns that you may have. I look forward to speaking with you.
TOWN OF JAY ANNOUNCES TOWN BOARD MEETING DATE CHANGE
Please be advised that the Town of Jay Town Board Meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, September 9, 2021 has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 16th at 7:00 pm at the Town of Jay Community Center, located at 11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks. The public is welcome to attend, however, as per CDC and Essex County Guidelines, face masks and social distancing will be required. We thank you in advance for your cooperation as we continue to work for the health and safety of our residents and employees.
Please be advised that as a result of a recent uptick in positive COVID 19 cases, Essex County has now reached “Substantial Status”. Because of this new rating, I feel that it is in the best interest of the Town of Jay residents and employees that we adhere to the CDC guidelines and the directive from Essex County Manager Daniel Palmer, which highly recommends reinstating the mask mandate.
This mandate will be in place, effective Monday, August 16, 2021, and will require all visitors to any Town of Jay office, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask. Town of Jay employees will now be wearing masks while interacting with the public, during meetings and whenever they are away from their workstations or in common areas.
Although we are all disappointed at the need for this new mandate, the Town of Jay takes this situation extremely seriously and is committed to keeping our community and its residents safe. I thank you in advance for your cooperation with this unfortunate situation. Please stay well.
The Stickney Bridge Road (near 186 Stickney Bridge Road) in the Town of Jay will be closed this afternoon until further notice. A large culvert at that location requires extensive emergency repairs. Road closure and detour signs will be in place for the duration of the project.