The bi-monthly meeting was held December 30, 2011 at the Panther Mountain Inn and was called to order at 9:00 am by Don Butler.
*The 2nd Annual Bob Whitford Ice Fishing Tournament on Brant Lake on January 21, 2011, starting at 8am with the awards ceremony following at the Panther Mountain Inn.Further details: Keith Wilkinson @ #588-5136.
*The Panther Mountain Inn is also sponsoring a 4 wheeler raffle with tickets being sold by high school students at North Warren Central School. Profits from the raffle will be divided between the participating classes.
* The Art in Chestertown Gallery will be open on weekends from 11AM -5PM all winter this year. The following is their schedule: Holiday Treasures: Closing Reception: Saturday, January 14, 2 – 4PM
Winter Magic:January 20 – March 4, 2012. Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 6 – 8PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2 – 4PM
Spring Blossums: March 16 – April 28, 2012 Opening Reception: Friday, March 16, 6 – 8PM
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 28, 2 – 4PM
Guest Speaker: Fred Monroe – Town of Chester Supervisor
Mr. Monroe discussed the North Creek Alliance and the train: there will be reasonably priced space available for venders, etc. at the old Mountain Border Town building in North Creek. The town is currently working on the ski trails at Dynamite Hill and the solar projects at the Chester Transfer Station, Town Hall, Health Center & Dynamite Hill. Extending the town waterline south of town on Rte. 9 is also in the beginning stages. When asked about a town sewer system, Mr. Monroe said a petition should be submitted to the Town Board to get the process started.
Leaving snow on some village roads to promote snowmobile business into Chestertown was also discussed, using either Theriot Ave or leaving one side of Rte 9 sidewalks unplowed. Mr. Monroe again said a petition should be submitted to the Town Board to get the request considered.
The town received $30K – $35K a year from the Warren County occupancy tax to be used to promote tourism and The Tri-Lakes Business Alliance would be eligible for some of these funds for future projects.
The next Town Board Meeting is Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Chester Town Municipal Center at 7:30pm. There will be petitions for both the Town Sewer System and the opening up of roads to promote snowmobile access to the town center at the Panther Mountain Inn (upstairs lobby), Main Street Ice Cream Parlor, The Crossroads and Gallo Realty for people to sign so we can submit them at this Town Board meeting. We should also have at least 4 or 5 representatives at this meeting to submit these petitions and show our groups support.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:00 am. Next meeting is Friday, January 13, 2011, 9am, at the Panther Mt. Inn.