This past week I was able to attend the Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages membership meeting at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid.  This conference included speakers from the Adirondack Foundation, Empire Forest Products, the APA and DEC, and SLIC Network Solutions.  The topics discussed were the Birth to Three Alliance and Well-being of Infants and Toddlers, the Climate Scoping Plan, Wild Forest Road Mile, and Understanding Fiber Infrastructures, respectively.  One of the biggest lessons I learned was understanding what services run on our utility poles; this will help us verify if the mapping of broadband in our town is correct.  I also learned that if you are a new parent, or will be, dial 211 and you can receive information about Nutrition, Literacy, Health Care, Financial Assistance, and much more. This number is supported by the United Way and can connect you with a variety of services.

I am not the only Town of Jay elected official that is learning and networking with our neighboring towns and villages.  Highway Superintendent, Kevin Lincoln, is attending Highway School given by the NYS Association of Town Superintendents of Highways at Ithaca College.  He will be out of Town from June 6th through June 8th.

As you are doing your spring cleaning around your house, I want to remind you about two Essex County offerings. A Free Tire Collection Day will be held on Thursday, June 16th at the Town of Essex Transfer Site from 2:00pm-5:00pm. You must be an Essex County resident or landowner and there is a limit of 10 tires per household. There will also be Household Hazardous Waste Days throughout July and August.  These days are open to all Essex County Residents, proof of residency is required, sorry no businesses.  The first one is in Lake Placid on Saturday, July 9th from 8:00pm – 1:00pm at the Town of North Elba Highway Garage.

Lastly, I would like to remind you we have a busy week coming up here at the Town of Jay Community Center.  The Planning Board Meeting is Wednesday evening at 6:00pm.  Our Regular Town Board Meeting is Thursday, June 9th at 7:00pm.  On Friday evening, June 10th at 7:00pm we will be having our Free Movie Night at the Community Center, doors will open at 6:30pm.  Hope to see you there!

Have a great week,

Matt Stanley.