The Town of Jay was awarded a New York Main Street Technical Grant for main street revitalization in Au Sable Forks in the amount of $20,000.  The Pride of Ticonderoga helped submit and will help administer this grant, which is supported by Governor Kathy Hochul and the Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC), recognizes our proposal in the 2023 Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) round. It marks a milestone in our efforts to bring much-needed attention and resources to the Town of Jay.  Our project will encompass feasibility studies for building reuse, crafting design guidelines, and engaging in public outreach.  These studies are crucial for laying a solid foundation for Au Sable Forks’ downtown revitalization, ensuring that our approach is both inclusive and effective.  This initial funding is just the beginning. It opens avenues to secure additional grants and resources essential for a comprehensive transformation of our main street.

The Christmas in the Forks Committee has announced the 5th Annual Gary Whisher Memorial Decorating contest sponsored by Northline Utilities and High Peaks Builders.  There is no cost to enter your property or business however the location entered must be within the Towns of Jay and Black Brook. There will be prizes for the top 5 finishers. To enter, please email Randy Douglas at by December 8th. Our anonymous judges will be out reviewing the lights and decorations entered in the contest December 11th through December 15th between the hours of 6 pm and 9 pm so please have your lights on during these dates and hours.

This Thursday evening, November 16th at 6:30pm, we will be holding a public hearing for Local Law #4 of 2023, “A Local Law to Override the Tax Cap.”  Immediately following at 7:00pm, we will hold a special board meeting to discuss and adopt Local Law #4 and discuss and adopt the 2024 Town of Jay Budget.  Both meetings will be able to be attended in person or online.

Hope you have a great week,