Ironman has come and gone for another year.  On Thursday last week, I met with area leaders and some of the management of Ironman.  I feel we had a very productive meeting, not just discussing race day and its impact to the area, but how the training cycle before, also impacts the area.  An idea that has come out of this day was to look at the bike course and identify locations that could be used for “pit stops.”  These “pit stops” would be out of the way, with bathrooms, bike repair stations, and locations that coaches could get out of the roadway.  These areas could then be circulated, via a map, to training camps, coaches, and athletes to keep our roads safer and cleaner during training.  We will see if this can be incorporated next year, alongside some of the efforts from this year.  We all agree that communication between Ironman, athletes and the community needs to be our highest priority.

I would like to thank Councilman Sauer, ARVBA, my staff, and Ironman for helping promote the businesses and events in and around the Town of Jay.  Ironman gave us a booth at the Ironman Village from Thursday to Saturday to showcase the Town of Jay.  Councilman Sauer put together the table and pulled together staffing to cover all shifts.  While I was there, I was told stories about what people loved the most about the Town of Jay, and also told by others they never knew what we had to offer.  I think it was a great way for people to learn more about our wonderful town.

The Town of Jay and Town of Black Brook met last night to discuss the impending upgrades at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  Since we last met to pass a bond to approve the required Disinfection Upgrade, new funding has become available to include the much needed Lagoon Upgrade.  We jointly decided to amend that bond resolution to include the Lagoon Upgrade.  We will be holding a joint public hearing on August 12th at 5:30pm at the Town of Black Brook offices.  If the additional funding is not awarded, we will only proceed with the Phase 1, required, Disinfection Upgrade.

Lastly, I wanted to invite all of our senior residents for “Get Moving”, a range-of-motion, strengthening, and endurance exercise program on Wednesdays at 11:00am at the Community Center. You can follow ADK Seniors in Motion on Facebook!  Contact Samantha Davis with any questions at 518-962-4810.  Following the class, stay for lunch which is served on Mondays and Wednesdays at Noon!  Call Tiffany to confirm your meal at 518-647-8173. 

Have a great week,