The weather is getting warmer, and this past weekend our park committee in conjunction with Well’s Memorial Library, held a clean-up day at the Upper Jay Community Park next to the Post Office.  There was a tremendous turnout for this event, and I was lucky to work side by side with my predecessor, Archie Depo.  Adirondack Mountain Coffee Café and Sugar House Creamery provided snacks and refreshments for the event.  Thank you everyone for your support.

I am happy to announce; the Town Clerk’s office is back online selling fishing licenses at the Community Center, after a small problem with the printer over the last couple of weeks.  You can stop by, without an appointment, Monday through Friday 9-4 to get your license.

The Assessment Role is now available at the Town Clerk’s office and notices have been mailed.  The entire Town of Jay has had an increase of around 18% due to the recent surge in sales over the last couple of years.  This is not unexpected and not unique to the Town of Jay.  If you have questions, you can contact the Assessor’s Office here at the Town of Jay.  Grievance Day is May 24th, 3:30 to 5:30 and 6:00 to 8:00 by appointment only.

The Town of Jay is partnering with the Jay Volunteer Fire Department to present this year’s 4th of July Celebration. Planning is moving forward and the day will include the usual parade at noon; activities, music, and food at the Fire Department; and fireworks at dark. If you have an entry for the parade, please register here: We are planning many more activities around the hamlet of Jay that day, so please stay tuned!

Lastly, I am excited to welcome our new Clerk to the Supervisor, Michelle Axtell.  She started on May 2, and is a great addition to the team here at the Town of Jay.  Stop by and say hello…

Have a great week,

Matt Stanley.