Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend and has set New Year’s resolutions that will make you happy, healthy, and fulfilled.  I know here at the Town of Jay we are ready to build on the successes we had in 2022 to make 2023 better.  We look forward to starting more upgrades to the Community Center through a grant, breaking ground on the Wastewater Treatment upgrade, building a better and more efficient Parks Department, and continue to improve our services to you.

Speaking about improving services to you, last week we unveiled a new alert system that the Town of Jay has purchased for $2,700.  Voyent Alert! is an opt-in service that provides Emergency Alerts, Town Notices and events via Text, Phone, and/or the Voyent Alert! app on your smartphone.  The Town of Jay administers this app, so you will get information that affects you with 24/7/365 support from Voyent Alert!.  We will be able to issue emergency evacuation alerts in times of floods, fires or ice jams.  You can get alerts to sidewalk cleaning, boil water notices and/or town events.  You customize the information you want. If you are not interested in non-emergency alerts, you can opt out of those but still receive emergency alerts.  Register now at

Unfortunately, it is that time of year, tax season. The Town of Jay Tax Collector, Lori Ducharme has set office hours for Monday & Wednesday 5:00pm – 7:30pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 2:00pm.  If you have any questions, you may email Lori at or call(518) 647-2204 Ext. 108 to leave a voicemail during non-office hours.

Lastly, I would like to thank Russ Coonradt for his service this past year as Deputy Town Clerk.  Russ has decided to enjoy his retirement with his family.  To take his place, the Town of Jay will welcome Tamber McCabe as our new Deputy Town Clerk.  Tamber is no stranger to the Town of Jay, having worked in the Supervisor’s office in the past.  Welcome back Tamber, so glad to have you as part of the team!

Have a great week,