The last few days have been very productive at the Association of Towns Annual Meeting and Training for Councilman Steve Forbes and myself.  I was able to attend some classes to further my understanding and ability to create better budgets and financial reports through the use of web-based technology, understanding certain budgeting pitfalls, and communicating our financial status better to our town board and to you, the taxpayer.  I was able to voice my opinion about the unreliable cell service in our town and surrounding areas to state representatives.  I think the most valuable information I received was about the grant programs that are available, and how to align what the funding agency is looking to fund with the needs of our town.  Overall, this experience is one that will help shape the way I lead the Town of Jay and present ideas and issues to the Essex County Board of Supervisors.

The Knights of Columbus have scheduled their blood drives for 2023 at Holy Name Parish Center.  Mark your calendar with these 2023 dates: March 2, May 4, July 6, September 7 and November 2; all running from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  With blood supplies low, if you have ever thought about donating, this is a very easy and local option.

Tonight, a Winter Storm Warning has been issued for the Town of Jay and surrounding areas from 7:00pm until Thursday at 1:00pm with total accumulation 8-12+ inches.  If you want updates, we do post weather advisories on our communication app, Voyent Alert!  If you have not registered, it is free to register and be informed about emergencies, snow removal times, and other community events.  Visit https:\\ to register today. 

Hope you have a great week,