Meeting Minutes: October 19, 2012
- Rob Simon has our legal papers drawn up and should be ready by Wednesday when President and Treasurer will open a checking account, etc.
- We need to write a letter of request to the Town for a street light at the Crossroads intersection and will submit it to the Town Board.
- Rotary Club Memory Tree Lighting – November 22nd. The “Tree” was initiated last year in an effort to develop a sense of community in Chestertown as well as be a focal point for people to remember and acknowledge those folks that had made, or continue to make, a positive impact on their lives. A by-product of this effort was to raise funds that could be used to help people in the community address difficult times that they might face. Funds that are raised are used to assist in the support efforts of the community and is distributed to the food pantries of Chestertown and Horicon, it helps provide heating assistance to people that need a little help and it goes to other things as required. Last year over 392 people represented on the “tree” with names coming from as far away as the South Pole. Submissions were received from Michigan, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Florida and Ontario, Canada. This year they hope to double that result and be able to light the tree with 800 people being represented by these lights that will be illuminated throughout the 2012 Holiday Season.
- TASTE OF THE TRI-LAKES: The Alliance will be sponsoring a Taste of the Tri-Lakes event the night of the Memory Tree Lighting as a fund raiser for the Alliance. A committee was formed and letters will be prepared and sent out to all local restaurants to promote this event which will be held in the Panther Mountain Inn parking lot and upstairs lobby. We will be providing a small bonfire and “smore fixings” for the children, and hopefully all the restaurants in our Tri-Lake area will participate in this community event.
- The Enhancement Committee has extra strings of Christmas lights for any businesses in need of them – contact Mary Jane Dower.
- Kathy Varney of Creating Healthy Places (Glens Falls Hospital) presented a request for us to ask the Chester Town Board to adopt a complete resolution for “Complete Streets” which will make “roadways that enable safe and convenient access for all users, including bicyclist, pedestrians, children, person with disabilities, motorists, users of public transportation and seniors.” Motion was approved to submit proposed resolution to the board.
- The orange grates are still up on Main Street and a call will be made to the DOT to address this prolonged, unsightly situation.
- Tin Teepee held their Toys for Tots ATV ride last weekend and $1000 was raised for the organization. 43 riders participated and we would like to expand on this event next year by expanding the trail system into the towns.
- Work should be commencing on the Old Ford Building on 10/29/12 with expected completion by 11/9/12. This will include asbestos removal and destruction of the building. The Town is working out legal issues with the bankruptcy court regarding equipment in the building to be removed before demolition. Jupiter Environmental Services of Albany will be doing the work.
- Matt Doheny running for Congressman in our District spoke and answered questions from the audience.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:00 am.
Next meeting: Friday, November 2, 2012 ~ 9am ~ at the Panther Mountain Inn.