Today is the Au Sable Valley Central School budget vote in the cafeteria of the Middle/High School in Clintonville until 9:00pm.  While you are there, you can visit the K through 12 Art Show in the Gymnasium (12:00 – 9:00pm), the AFES/KES combined Elementary Concert in the Auditorium (6:30pm), and/or attend the School Board Meeting in the Conference Room (6:00pm).  Lastly you can check out the grand opening of the all new Fitness Center, which will have open hours for the community.

The Town of Jay annual clean-up of Douglas Park at the Jay Covered Bridge will take place this coming Saturday, May 20th, 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Refreshments will be provided by the Rotary Club of Au Sable Valley.  Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend and participate.  For more information, call 518-647-2204.

This past week we held our monthly Planning Board and Town Board meetings at the Community Center.  As part of our Clean Energy Community Actions grant through NYSERDA, we passed a resolution to begin Energy Benchmarking in our municipal buildings.  This qualifies us for a $5000 grant to be used towards more energy efficiency in the Town of Jay.  We would like to thank ANCA for helping with this and other initiatives through our Climate Smart Task Force.  The video for both of these meetings are available on our website:

Lastly, I hope all of the mothers out there had a very enjoyable Mother’s Day this past weekend.  I can tell you, I would not be where I am without the guidance from my mom and my wife.  It is to you I look to for the inspiration to do what I do.  Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day!

Have a great week,