SPECIAL MEETING

The Town of Jay Town Board will take part in a Special Meeting via ZOOM with Essex County representatives and Town of Black Brook officials on Thursday, June 17th at 2:00 pm.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the plans to fund and construct the disinfection upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

TOWN BOARD MEETING-JUNE

Please be advised that the Town of Jay Regular Board Meeting for June will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday June 10, 2021 at the Au Sable Forks Ambulance Garage. This meeting will be open to the public. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Please call the Supervisor’s Office at 518-647-2204 x101 with any questions.

JAY AND UPPER JAY WATER USERS

AN UPDATE FROM TOWN OF JAY SUPERVISOR ARCHIE DEPO TO JAY (W2) AND UPPER JAY (W3) WATER USERS

Please be advised that the BOIL WATER ORDER has been LIFTED by New York State and the Town of Jay. We thank you for your patience during this extended order.

A REMINDER FROM TOWN OF JAY SUPERVISOR ARCHIE DEPO

I hope that you are planning to join us Saturday at the Ice Jam Inn at 9:00 am for an Informal Gathering to discuss the Riverbank Restoration Project.  Officials from the Town of Jay and other related agencies will be on hand for discussions and updates on the project. Pastries and coffee will be available. I look forward to seeing you there.

A MESSAGE FROM SUPERVISOR ARCHIE DEPO

A MESSAGE FROM TOWN OF JAY SUPERVISOR ARCHIE DEPO

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone is enjoying the onset of spring and the warmer temperatures.

I wanted to reach out with some encouraging news. After careful consideration and attention to the latest CDC guidelines, I have made the decision to reopen the Community Center to visitors. We have chosen to continue to enforce a mask requirement in order to enter the building. This requirement applies regardless of vaccination status.

The Senior Nutrition site will be open and we are hosting their first meeting here this coming week. We look forward to activity within the building again!

Unfortunately, I have made the decision not to reopen the gym at this time as I do not feel that we have the adequate ventilation needed to keep everyone safe in that particular part of the building.

Another announcement that I am pleased to make is the reopening of our monthly Town Board Meetings to the public. Beginning with our June 10th meeting, the public will once again be allowed to attend in person. The Au Sable Forks Ambulance Squad has graciously allowed us to use their facility to host this meeting. We felt there was more space and ventilation there, allowing us to offer a safer gathering place for our residents and Board. Masks will be required and social distancing will be strictly adhered to at this meeting.

I am so pleased that together, we have followed the necessary guidelines so that we could relax some restrictions and finally get together in person again. It’s a sign that we are slowly returning to normal. I am excited to see you all again!

Archie

AN UPDATE FOR JAY (W2) AND UPPER JAY (W3) WATER USERS FROM TOWN OF JAY SUPERVISOR ARCHIE DEPO

Please be advised of the following updates regarding the Jay Water System. The new pump in Well #3 at the Nugent Water Plant was successfully installed along with the pit-less adapter gaskets and o-rings. The well has been clean and redeveloped.

We are under the direction of the Department of Health and they have requested the well be disinfected and two raw water samples be taken for total coliform and e coli. Pending results of the absence of coliform and e coli will determine if we can put Well #3 back in service.

Another issue the Department of Health has determined needs to be addressed is the inspection and cleaning of both the Jay and Upper Jay tanks for fear that there might be sediment in both tanks and the increased volume of water will stir things up to an unsafe level. We have a specialist scheduled to come next week to do this work.

I know this has been extremely inconvenient for all of the water users in both Jay and Upper Jay, but I assure you that we are doing everything that we can to get service restored as soon as possible.

In the meantime, please remember that we still have the tanker at the Upper Jay Firehouse filled with fresh drinking water.

AN UPDATE FROM TOWN OF JAY SUPERVISOR ARCHIE DEPO FOR JAY (W2) AND UPPER JAY (W3) WATER USERS

Please be advised that the well pump at the Nugent Plant has been replaced and is up and running. The first of two water samples has been sent away for testing. Per Department of Health guidelines, we must have two consecutive positive test results before the BOIL WATER ORDER can be lifted. We will update you as to those results as soon as we receive them. 

A reminder that fresh drinking water is still available in the water tanker parked at the Upper Jay Fire House for any Jay or Upper Jay residents affected by the BOIL WATER ORDER.