Minutes | December 16, 2016
Dynamite Hill Dedication Day for the opening ceremony of the new tow lift will also be held Saturday Dec. 31st t 10 AM with our own Olympic Athlete Abe Studler making an appearance.
Brant Lake Winter Carnival: February 25, 2017. Run By Dogs dogsledders had to cancel so we’re looking for new ideas! Possibly a Human Foosball court???? anyone have ideas on how to build one??? Let us know if you’d like to help out! 3-4 Committee meetings are short & sweet!!!!
Downhill Derby: February 18th. We’re looking for events to fill up the vacation week between the Downhill Derby and Brant Lake Winter Carnival… Snowshoe races at Stone Bridge and Caves? a shopping day? an Ice Fishing Tournament? Anyone with ideas or willing to put something together please let a Chamber or TLBA member know!
TLBA and The Carol Theatre joined the Chamber of Commerce with ‘dues’ paid by Brandon Himoff! Thanks Brandon! Al Tolomeo, Tammy LeGare and Drew Cappabianca also joined the Board to help with ‘cross pollination’ between the two organizations.
Town of Chester Christmas Decorations: It was discussed that the Town of Chester could use a more festive atmosphere during the holidays to entice people to visit and shop/eat/whatever…. again, anyone with ideas or suggestions (and willing to help by getting on a committee) please let us know! The TLBA would be willing to help the town, financially and physically, to get more decorations and spruce up the town for the holidays in future years.
Town Bed Tax Monies for 2017. Most of the TLBA event requests have been submitted to both towns.
Rotary Memory tree made +/- $7,000 so thank you to all who supported our local Rotary in this fund raiser!
Book Signing: of Local Author Donna Lagoy’s book ” Underground Railroad in the Adirondacks Town of Chester” on Saturday Dec 17th. If you can’t make the signing, stop by Main St. Ice Cream Parlor to purchase it at any time as it would make a great present or gift for yourself1
There is still time to Support Alternative #1: Earlier this year, New York State purchased this Adirondack Park property with $14.5 million in taxpayer dollars. Now, environmental advocacy groups are pressuring the New York State Adirondack Park Agency and Governor Andrew Cuomo to greatly limit the public’s access to the property, in effect, closing the Boreas Ponds to the disabled, the elderly, children and anyone who is unable to walk long distances.
To contact the Governor and the APA See link: http://accessadk.com/contact.html .Please stand up for your right to visit this property that you helped pay for. They are bussing in environmental groups from colleges and southern New York to fight Alternative #1 and their numbers are huge so we have to make sure our voice is heard as well. View video: https://www.facebook.com/accessadk/videos/1821177101430953/
The address to send a letter to the APA in support of Alternative #1 for the Boreas Pond, East and West MacIntyre tracts:
Kathleen D. Regan, Deputy Director, Planning
Adirondack Park Agency – PO Box 99 – 1133 State Route 86
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Or you can e-mailed your letters to: [email protected] and addressed it to Director Regan. It’s a good idea to also send copies to our legislative leaders (Elise Stefani, Betty Little, Dan Stec ) If anyone needs additional information I’m sure Fred Monroe or Matt Simpson would be happy to speak with you. The Adirondack Park Agency is also holding a public hearing at the NYSDEC office at 625 Broadway in Albany on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m..
St. Patrick’s’ Day Parade: March 11, 2017
Adirondack Woof Stock: June 3-4, 2017
Fork to Fork: Sometime in the spring.