General Board Meeting Minutes: May 16, 2014
- Car Hop: Because of the weather, 11 cars entered the Car Hope last week and $60 was raised for the TLBA in the 50/50 raffle. Next Car Hop is scheduled for June 13th.
- ATV Ride to Benefit The Helpers Fund. 126 riders participated and $2,177 was made for the Helper’s Fund. Another ride is planned in July with proceeds going to the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance. Current TLBA checkbook balance is $1,004.32. Insurance is due as well as the pledged $500 NW Scholarship and these upcoming fundraisers are necessary for the TLBA to continue to function, so please support these worthwhile and fun events!
- Craft BrewFest: Fund raiser on Saturday, May 31st, 5 PM to 8 PM at the Panther Mt. Inn. Come and enjoy a night of Beer tasting with numerous brewers on hand for brief presentations on the history of beer! Panther Mt. Inn will be donating food at their cost. Entrance fee is $25.00 and all proceeds will go to the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance.
- Carol Theatre: The APAC committee’s Open House generated $238 in donations, a DBA has been formed and a separate PO Box and checking account for APAC has been established. It was suggested the group approach the town for startup monies and letters will be going out to businesses for donations to help with advertising and other costs relating to the upcoming performances. No monies will be invested in the theatre or the building itself. Performances and shows are being booked for this summer and can be found on http://adkpac.webs.com or find them on Face Book https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adirondack-Performing-Arts-Council/779926848693531?ref=hl
- Memorial Day Parade is scheduled for Monday, May 26th, in Brant Lake. TLBA will be entering a float with representation from all of our events. The following have volunteered to ‘dress up’ for the occasion: Rum Runners 1920’s: Ellie Tolomeo, Mary Jane Dower & Penni Cargiloi / St. Pat’s Day: Randy & Patti Berg, Don Butler / Chestertown Farmer’s Market: Craig Leggett & Cindy Mead / Music on Main St. Rock Stars: Steve Smith and Al Tolemeo / Winter Carnival Snowman: Jack Bartlett. Anyone else interested in wearing a costume relating to the above events please do as more people would be great and the float is large enough to hold many!!!!! It was voted to get another TLBA banner for both sides of the float. All participants should be at the old Horicon Town Hall (The Hub) at 9am on Monday May 26th. Parade step off is at 9:30.
- Music on Main Street: A huge THANK YOU to the Town of Chester for their allotment of funds to pay for the free to the public community concerts at Music on Main Street this summer! Scheduled for July 10th – Fortlin Road / July 24th – Stony Creek Band, August 7th – Steve Smith and August 21st – Master Cylinders. Concerts will be held on the front lawn of the Chester Town Hall.
- NW Scholarship: Applications for the $500 award to a graduating Senior have been delivered to the Guidance Counselor and should be returned by May 15th when the committee will review the essays.
- Tracey Clothier of the LA Group gave a presentation on a Town Wide Recreation Grant given to Chester from the NYS Dept. of State and First Wilderness Heritage Corridor. They are looking at recreational areas in the hamlet of Chester and Horicon to develop a plan to cluster these areas in a way that would be conducive to the public. Once this study is complete, it will be the Town’s responsibility to obtain funding and implement the plan. Kathy Varney is working on a Creating Healthy Places grant highlighting opportunities within the community to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote physical activity. She has been interviewing local people to see what is needed in our town (playgrounds, benches, bike racks, etc) and $25,000 will be available to the Town of Chester to make the improvements decided upon.
- Rum Runners Weekend: Scheduled for September 12th – 14th. Committee will meet toward the end of June.
- New Businesses: Maureen Diaz announced their new ownership of the Adirondack General Store and they are looking forward to being an integral part of our community. Expanded hours and menus are planned for the summer, as well as continuing the ‘general store’ ambiance from the past. Other new businesses open or soon to be open in the area are the Lazy Moose, The Hub and Suzie Q’s (under new management) in Brant Lake, as well as the Silver Star in Chestertown.
- Golf Tournament Fund Raiser: The TLBA funds are running low and we will be having our annual Golf Tournament Fund Raiser at Green Mansions in June. Date to follow but please plan on joining us for this fun afternoon!
- NW School Budget Vote is May 20th ~ get out and vote! Superintendent Peg Brady went over the budget and the Budget Proposition for roof repair, heating and A/C upgrades to be done on the building. She explained there were funds for this in a ‘Repair Service Fund’ (which does not generate State Aid) that has been set up in past years but in order to obtain the State Aid, it has to be paid for from a ‘Capital Improvement Fund’. Monies will be transferred from the Repair Service Fund to the Capital Improvement Fund after the grant funding has been approved, and voting “Yes” for this proposition will have no cost to the tax payers.
- It was voted to approve an insurance rider from Upstate Insurance to cover all of our events as opposed to getting separate ones as needed. $800 was spent last year to insure individual events and it will cost $250 a year for this ‘blanket’ coverage.
- Town Sign: Committee will be meeting with the towns regarding the proposed electric informational sign to be installed in front of the NW Chamber building to advertise area events, etc.
MANDATORY BOARD MEMBER MEETING: Friday, May 30, 2014, 9 AM @ Panther Mt. Inn for all TLBA Board Members:
Donald Butler, President, Board Member
Greg Beckler, Board Member
Brandon Himoff, Board Member
Fred Holman, Board Member
Linda Muench, Board Member
Helena Robbins, Board Member
Keith Wilkinson, Board Member
Cindy Mead, Secretary
Next meeting is Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9 AM @ the Panther Mountain Inn.
You do not have to be a business owner to attend! We only have two rules:
- Meetings last for only 1 hour.
- Only 1 person speaks at a time