General Board Meeting Minutes: July 24, 2015
Car Hop: Next one is August 14th – 50/50 raffles have been going well. Main Street Ice Cream Parlor will be donating trophies and Tri-Lakes Storage will donate for the September Car Hop.
Farmers Market: Past weeks have had 1105, 1035 and 1205 people pass through the gate in the four hours the Market is open for the past three weeks! A Town Board member mentioned moving the Market to Dynamite Hill citing damage to the town ‘lawn’ (lawns are meant to be walked on?) and the traffic (compared to Warrensburg during Garage Sale weekend or Bolton Landing any day of the week?). If that happens, the Market Committee has unanimously agreed that they will all resign. TOPS volume increases by 30% on market days and other businesses in town have reported similar increases in business. The purpose of the TLBA is to bring commerce into our towns (not get off the Northway, go to Dynamite Hill then stop at Stewarts and get back on I87), and the Market (and its current location) have obviously made that happen.
Meet the Candidates Night: The Loon Lake Park District Association is trying to organizing a Meet the Candidates Night for the people who are running for Chester Town Supervisor and possibly whoever is running for the Town Board. More info to follow.
Horicon Day: August 1st. Fun for all and a great fireworks display in downtown Brant Lake. Vendors, Food and Fun all day so make sure you check it out!
Adirondack Shin Dig: August 8th. Yard Sales 9AM-3PM (contact Peggy for a space #494-4430). City Limits Band 5PM-8PM, Food all day, dancing, Free Admission! Sponsored by the Horicon Historical Society Museum Annex.
Golf Outing: The annual Golf Outing to benefit the TBLA will be held Friday October 2nd at Cronins. 1PM start with dinner afterward. Doug, Donnie, Cindy, Angie Mead, Al Tolomeo, John MacMillan, and Randy Berg will be on the committee. Donations for raffles are being requested from any businesses willing to help out. To sign up your team please call Doug O’Brien @ #494-4565 or email [email protected].
Rum Runners Weekend: September 17, 18, 19 so mark your calendars and invite your friends! A new Casino Night is in the works for Thursday night in conjunction with the Chestertown Rotary, and John MacMillan will be checking with the Rotary. A location still needs to be determined (Conservation Club? NW Trailblazers Club House?). Meetings will start 2nd week of August and anyone interested in helping on the committee can contact[email protected].
Sportsman’s Weekend: Sponsored by the NW Chamber of Commerce and The Crossroads September 11, 12 & 13, will have hunting and fishing lectures, guest speaker from a major hunting magazine editor and possible archery lessons and/or demonstrations. Events will be held at Dynamite Hill and both the Chester and Horicon Town Halls.
Canoe Poker Run: Plans are on ‘hold’ until next year. Ideas were brought up to involve all lakes and have a final cook out in a central location, just do Brant, start at Hoyts and end at the Mill Pond having cookout at the town hall (so canoes have to portage the dam) or make it a Bicycle Poker Run instead and have The Hub host the event. Ideas and suggestions are welcomed!
Carol Theatre: Georgie Wonder concert scheduled for July 25th. It was suggested to do a 50/50 raffle (cash appeals to everyone and it’s likely they’ll spend it in town!), raffle off a $50 Visa card (same deal!) or give away 2 free tickets to a performance of one’s choice in lieu of raffling off restaurants certificates.
Electric Sign Update: Now goes to Chestertown Zoning for approval.
Theriot Ave: Another town review regarding the closing of Theriot Ave. and public hiking trails on Panther Mt. is scheduled for the next Chester Town Board Meeting August 11th @ 7PM.
Advertising Representative: The TLBA and the theatre group need an individual to take over the advertising for our events and performances. There are a lot of free advertising opportunities out there and we need someone to co-ordinate the advertising campaigns for our events. If interested, please call Al at #494-5318.
Next Meeting Friday, August 7, 2015
at 9:00 a.m. at Panther Mountain Inn