The Town of Jay would like to welcome back Paul Mintz as a full time employee. Paul has been filling in as our Water/Wastewater Operator for the last six weeks. During the monthly meeting, the Town Board created the 2 positions for Water/Wastewater, an Operator (Department Head) and an Assistant Operator. After the meeting, Paul accepted the job of Operator. He will begin in his full-time capacity on October 30th. We will be filling the Assistant Operator position in the near future. Thank you Paul for bridging the gap the last several weeks and we look forward to your expertise to help oversee the upcoming projects and the day to day operation of our facilities.

The ADA upgrades to the Community Center are underway. The engineering has been completed by AEDA and the project has gone out to bid. This project will replace the ramp, stairs and doors to the main entrance and install a lift to the second floor. This project is fully funded by a Community Development Block Grant which was won in 2022. The construction phase of this project should begin early spring and be completed by next November. We look forward to better accessibility to the entire building.

The Hesseltine Road is now open. The construction replaced the culverts washed out by the flooding which occurred during Irene. This project started late spring and is now open to 2-way traffic once again. This was the last Essex County FEMA project in the county from the Irene flooding. Thank you to Essex County and DPW Director Jim Dougan for getting this project completed.

On Wednesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 19th at 7:00pm, we will be holding budget workshops to discuss and work on the 2024 Town of Jay Proposed Budget. The Tentative Budget is available in the Town Clerk’s office. I would be more than happy to discuss it with you prior to the meetings this week.

Hope you have a great week,