I was able to attend a press conference about the World University Games by Governor Hochul at Mount Van Hoevenberg.  She expressed the commitment NY State has to the North Country by providing $500 Million in state funding to upgrade the Olympic Venues.  She also announced that our region will be highlighted through coverage of the event on ESPN.  The final design of the medals was showcased and announced there will be more medals given during this event than during the 1980 Winter Olympics.  The economic impact to the region is expected to be more than $250 Million to the local economy!  Tickets for the events go on sale September 1st.  I was able to catch up with her after the event and express to her some of the other opportunities in the area.  I look forward to collaborating with her and the rest of our state leaders.

The first “Town of Jay News” newsletter has been published during my time here in office.  We sent out close to 700 copies to residents in the Town of Jay.  If you did not receive a copy, you can find them around town.  If you still cannot find a copy, stop into my office at the Community Center to say “Hi” and grab your copy today!

This week I am meeting with our Highway Superintendent Kevin Lincoln and Code Enforcement Officer Robbe Baer to plan our first Amnesty Day in several years.  We have received information on pricing and now are working on location and date.  We are tentatively looking at a day in September at the Highway Garage.  We will keep you posted about an exact date and what items will be accepted.

One of issues I was looking at during my campaign was communication with the residents of the Town of Jay.  I feel we have done a good job at being transparency with what we have been doing the last several months.  The next step is to have better communication about emergencies, town events, road closures, etc.  Today, I had a Zoom with a company that can do all of this through Texts, Robo-Calls, Emails, and their phone app.  I hope to have something available in place here at the Town of Jay before the first snowflake falls!

Have a great week,