I am sorry for missing a weekly update last week. Due to meetings, power outages, phone calls, people stopping in and getting ready for the musical at AVCS, it was a full week. I did want to congratulate the cast of Grease, which included several children from the Town of Jay, for a historic run of their show. For the first time in my 12 years of directing the musical, this was the first time we had a sold out show. That sell out was then followed by overselling out and adding chairs to the floor for Sunday’s performance. The 4 show run totaled over 1900 tickets, a record for sales in their 30-year history!
The monthly board meeting on March 9th was the best attended meeting I have seen in my first term as Supervisor. We had a full room and an additional 15-19 people watching virtually as the meeting progressed. Kelley Tucker from the Ausable River Association gave an update on Project 2 in Upper Jay, slated for construction this summer. She also let us know Project 13 in Au Sable Forks is almost engineered and is close to going out to bid. I gave an update on my meeting with Pride of Ticonderoga Executive Director Nicole Justice Green about revitalization in the Town of Jay. This discussion included the creation of an Economic Development Committee for our town. I have worked over the last week having conversations with several individuals about being a part of this committee and will bring the list of members to the board next month. The contract for ambulance service was unanimously approved. We also unanimously approved a new water contract with Black Brook until their new water system goes online. You can view the recording of the meeting on our website under the Board heading, and follow the Minutes and Agenda Link: https://townofjayny.gov/town-board-meetings-agendas-minutes/
Lastly, I would like to welcome back to the Town of Jay Highway Department, former Highway Superintendent, Robbie Lincoln. His years of service and experience will be a huge benefit for our town. I would also like to welcome back retired Town of Jay Highway employee Chris Benway and Greg Hall as per diem employees to our highway staff. We still have open positions at the highway department, please contact Kevin Lincoln at 518-647-2204 x-125 for more details.
Have a great week,