Meeting Minutes for January 13, 2012
Don Butler went over the presentations to the Chester Town Board regarding the extension of snowmobile trails into the town center and looking into a town sewer project. Don Butler will be meeting with the DEC Thursday, January 26th, at 10am to get more information. Anyone interested in attending this meeting, please feel free. Regarding our request for the Town to look into opening up village streets or sidewalks to snowmobiles, we need to do more research and present it at an earlier time next year so we have more meetings for the Town Board to review the topic before the winter season.
ATV ticket sales at the high school are going well and the Ice Fishing Tournament on Brant Lake has been rescheduled for February 4th because of unsafe lake conditions.
*North Creek Alliance has had wine tasting events as fund raisers to provide a shuttle bus from Chestertown to Gore Mountain and it was suggested we do similar fundraisers to possibly provide the same service from the Riverside Train Station to our hamlets. Barb Dunham volunteered to do a wine tasting and tour at Railroads on Parade however they are closed until May. Bill Branagan of Adirondack Moonshine and restaurant/tavern owners also volunteered to assist with this venture. Bill phoned the NYS Liquor authority and they said the 1 day permit must be requested by someone with a “Club License” and not a retail license like his. They also stated we could only taste NY wines. A date and discussion will be set at the next meeting.
*A Farmers Market was suggested for the summer months with fresh produce and homemade goods & crafts (bakery items, jewelry, quilts, etc). Cindy Mead will be looking into this and will report at the next meeting.
*Ron Walker is looking into a Snow Cross (snowmobile races) on a yet to be determined weekend at Green Mansions for this winter. A meeting is being held Friday, January 20th, 9am at Green Mansions and if you’d like to be a part of this or just listen in, please feel free to attend. An update will be provided at the next meeting.
*A suggestion was made to speak with the Northern Warren Trailblazers to see if ATV’s could utilize the existing snowmobile trails during the spring, summer and fall months. This is done in other communities with extensive trail systems such as ours, and could be a boost to the economy during these “off” months.
*Better signage directing people into the Chestertown “town center” was also discussed. Linda Muench volunteered to head this committee.
This and That:
*Horicon Supervisor Ralph Bentley stated that applications for funding from Bed Tax monies have to be submitted by September 1st of each year.
*2013 marks the Bicentennial of Warren County. There is a scheduled parade through Pottersville on August 24, 2013, and Don Butler is working on a Rumrunner/Moonshine weekend with antique automobiles and a mock race reminiscent of Prohibition days.
* Glens Falls Economic/Community Development Director Edward Bartholomew will be guest speaker at the next meeting.
*Pam Morin,Events Coordinator for the First Wilderness Heritage Corridorwill be a guest speaker at a February meeting to further explore how our group can make a difference.
Meeting was adjourned at 10:00am
The next meeting of the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance is Friday, January 27th, 9am @ the Panther Mountain Inn. Hope to see you there!