TOWN OF JAY NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING- APRIL 9, 2020

Please take notice that the Town of Jay will hold and conduct their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on April 9, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

The Meeting will be conducted at the Town Hall for Town officials.

The public will not be able to physically attend.

The meeting will be recorded and transcribed for the public and posted to the Town website.

Should any member of the public request a copy of the recording or transcription, the public may request the same from the Town Clerk by calling (518)647-2201.

The Town Board will take up all matters, as well as matters which may be raised from the floor.

The proposed resolutions will be available for review on the Town website.

The Town of Jay thanks you for your cooperation during these trying times.

STATE OF EMERGENCY

Due to the Novel Corona Virus, as of today, March 23, 2020, the Town of Jay has declared a State of Emergency, which will remain in place until further notice. Although a State of Emergency has been called, action will only occur should conditions require it.

LATEST TOWN OF JAY COVID-19 UPDATE

Please be advised of the following Town of Jay updates with regards to COVID-19 from Supervisor Archie Depo :

  1. The Town of Jay Supervisor’s Office will be managing business via e-mail and telephone only.  Our contact information is as follows; Supervisor Depo, 518-647-2204 x103 or 518-534-8152 or by e-mail at  supervisor@townofjayny.gov or Clerk to the Supervisor Carol Greenley Hackel at 518-647-2204 x102 or by e-mail at supervisorsclerk@townofjayny.gov. Supervisor Depo will be in the office and appointments to meet with him may be made by calling ahead.
  2. The Town of Jay Court announces the following; As per Executive Order there will be no court appearances for the next 30 days and no personal appearances. Please contact the court for information by calling 518-6472204 x 107 or by email at court@townofjayny.gov
  3. The Town of Jay Tax Collector Susan Richards has suspended office hours until further notice and will be available by phone on a regularly checked answering machine at 518-647-2204 x 108 or by e-mail at jaytaxcollector@gmail.com only.
  4. The Town of Jay Town Clerk’s Office will be suspending office hours until further notice. Please direct any inquiries or requests for death certificates, birth certificates, marriage licenses, dog licenses or handicap hangers to Deputy Town Clerk Carol Greenley-Hackel via e-mail at supervisorsclerk@townofjayny.gov

These measures are a direct result of Governor Cuomo’s latest directives on social distancing and the requirements that New York State has put in place in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As I said in a previous statement, I have no doubt that the residents of the Town of Jay will be strong and united in a spirit of community and service to others while navigating the difficult and uncertain days and weeks ahead. Please stay safe and if at all possible, stay home.

TOWN OF JAY DPW COVID-19 UPDATE

Please be advised of the following COVID-19 update from Town of Jay DPW Director Kevin Zaumetzer;

  1. The Town of Jay Highway Employees are taking the necessary precautions and disinfecting the cabs and personal areas of all Town of Jay trucks and heavy equipment regularly in an attempt to keep our drivers as safe as possible.
  2. The Town of Jay Highway Garage common areas, office spaces and restrooms are being disinfected on an aggressive schedule in an attempt to protect against the spread of the Corona Virus
  3. The Highway Garage Office is staffed and conducting business as usual, however, we are requesting that if at all possible, you contact us via e-mail or telephone in an attempt to say in compliance with Governor Cuomo’s request for social distancing. You can reach out to us by phone at 518-647-2204 extension 125 or by e-mail at hwyclerk@townofjayny.gov .

I thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of our current situation. Rest assured that we are working diligently to keep our employees as safe as possible in the attempts to stop the spread of the Corona Virus. I am extremely proud of their efforts to serve our community while maintaining high levels of safety for themselves, their families and the community. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions or concerns.

COVID-19 UPDATE

An update from Supervisor Depo;

  1. The Town of Jay Community Center Gym is closed until further notice. We felt that this was a necessary measure in order to help stop the spread of the corona virus. It is an extremely large space and we did not feel that we could safely keep it disinfected.
  2. Extra measures are being taken to ensure that the Town Offices are being cleaned and disinfected on an aggressive schedule. Hard surfaces and restrooms are regularly wiped down with quality cleaning products.
  3. The Supervisors Office is staffed and conducting regular town business, however, we are requesting that if at all possible you contact us by phone or e-mail with any requests or questions so as to keep in compliance with Governor Cuomo’s request for social distancing. Please do not hesitate to contact us via phone at 518-647-2204 or by e-mail at supervisorsclerk@townofjayny.gov or supervisor@townofjayny.gov 

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate the days and weeks ahead. Residents of the Town of Jay have dealt with difficult situations in the past and have always pulled together with kindness and community spirit. I have no doubts that we will approach this situation with the same strength and courage. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

POSTED ROADS

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 40, Section 1650 of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law that certain roads within the Town of Jay will be posted on or about as of March 20, 2020 to any motor vehicle in excess of seven (7) tons. These postings will remain in effect until removed by the Highway Superintendent.

Permit Applications for those performing essential services are available at the Town of Jay Highway Office. Cooperation during spring thawing will protect the public investment in our roads.

Per Kevin Zaumetzer, Town of Jay Highway Superintendent

TOWN OF JAY PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING “NOISE ORDINANCE”

Per Town of Jay Supervisor Archie Depo; I have been made aware of several posts and discussions regarding the upcoming Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm at the Town of Jay Community Center. It is important that the community be aware of several facts. First, at this point the ordinance in question is “proposed “which means it does not go into effect without Town Board approval by Resolution and this Board has not voted on the future of this ordinance, nor have they passed a Resolution in favor of adopting it. The second point is that this ordinance was drafted as a result of a group of Town of Jay residents who attended a recent Town of Jay Town Board Meeting and presented their request to have such an ordinance adopted in the Town of Jay. The purpose of calling this Public Hearing is to create a possibility for any and all concerned citizens to attend and speak their opinions. As Supervisor, I encourage you to attend and share your opinions before the Board votes on this draft ordinance. Please remember that this is your Town and I strongly encourage you to attend and make your voices heard.

BOARD MEETING CHANGE

 Please be advised that the Town of Jay Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The meeting will take place at the Town of Jay Community Center located at 11 School Lane, Au Sable Forks, NY at 7:00 pm. The Public Hearing regarding the Noise Ordinance will also be re-scheduled for March 11, at 6:00 pm, also at the Community Center in Au Sable Forks.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING

Please be advised that the Town of Jay Town Board will be conducting a Special Board Meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm, at the Town of Jay Community Center located at 11 School Lane in Au Sable Forks. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Au Sable Forks Water Project # 4487.

Please contact the Supervisor’s Office at 518-647-2204 with any questions.

COMMUNITY CENTER SHELTER

Town of Jay Supervisor Archie Depo has been in contact with the representatives of our local Red Cross Chapter and as a result of the impending storm forecasted to hit our area Sunday night and Monday, the Town of Jay Community Center is preparing to be utilized as a potential shelter in the event of power outages and emergency situations. Updates from the Supervisor’s Office will be issued as information becomes available.