This week I met with Kelley Tucker of the Ausable River Association to discuss the storm which hit last week.  We discussed the work done in the river in Upper Jay and how well the two locations withstood this flooding event.  The project that ended this fall did a great job at keeping the majority of the flow away from the road, resulting in very limited damage.  We also talked about the culverts that did fail on Grove Road and Hesseltine Road, and how AsRA may be able to help.  We shared information to help find the quickest and most beneficial solution for these areas.  We also discussed a few issues on Rocky Branch Brook which runs near the Water Plant on Nuget Road.  Working together, I feel we will find answers to help us live in harmony with the beautiful resource which runs through our town.

As I sit here in my office finishing my last update of 2023, it marks the midpoint of my first term in office.  Together, we have seen a lot of changes in the Town of Jay and in Essex County.  Thank you Adam Coolidge, Dan Deyoe and Jaime Rose Douglas for your service to the Town of Jay, it has been a pleasure working with you.  Thank you Roy Holzer, Tom Scozzafava, Noel Merrihew and Stephanie DeZalia for welcoming me on the Essex County Board of Supervisors, you who have helped me learn and grow within this position.  I welcome the new faces that will be replacing the old ones to stand alongside us to tackle the challenges we will face together in the future.  We have overcome so much this year to get to where we are, I look forward to what we can accomplish this coming year.

Lastly, The Town of Jay Offices will be closed on Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year’s Day.  Normal Operation will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  Happy New Year!

Hope you have a great week,