Last summer, I was able to get myself and the Town of Jay into the Cloudsplitter Grant Advisor Program based on a recommendation from Rebecca and Craig from the Tahawus Cultural Center.  I have met on a regular basis with my grant advisor, Kara Page, since enrolling in the program.  This week we were able to drill down on a couple of grant opportunities which may benefit the town and business community.  We hope to apply for a grant in conjunction with a local organization to renew and expand Henry’s Trail in the grove.  We are working with AARCH in Keeseville to apply for a grant to help pay for the cost to create a historic district for Au Sable Forks.  We are working with the AuSable River Valley Business Association to apply for a grant to perform a feasibility study about creating a Chamber of Commerce in the Town of Jay.  We are also exploring the possibility of creating more activities for our older adult population with Essex County Office for the Aging.  All of this work is being performed at no cost to the Town of Jay taxpayers for Cloudsplitter’s grant services.

The newest activity at the Community Center is now available, ping-pong!  Thank You to Essex County Office for the Aging for purchasing the equipment and the Town of Jay staff for assembling it.  Paddles and balls are now available in the Supervisor’s Office to enjoy on the stage in the gym during hours of operation.

This coming Monday, February 5th at 6:00pm, the Town of Jay will be holding a special meeting to discuss equipment purchases for the Town of Jay Highway Department and Parks Department and any other business to come before the board.  This meeting, like all others, will be available virtually.

Hope you have a great week,