Meeting Minutes: April 20, 2012
A Wine Social to benefit the Alliance will be held Monday, April 23rd, from 5:30 to 7:30. There will be a $20 admittance fee and raffles throughout the evening. Jacob and Toney will be donating cheese, crackers, etc. and local businesses will donate items to be raffled off. It was suggested we co-ordinate events such as these with the NW Chamber of Commerce to get information out to Chamber members as well.
John Behan of Behan Planning and Design and a representative of the Main Street Enhancement Program spoke on the plans for the Veteran’s Memorial to be built on the front lawn of the Chestertown Municipal Center. There will be a concrete slab with power for outdoor performances and work should be completed by July 7th providing the rest of the monies needed have been raised. Street lights will also be extended on Main Street to the Ice Cream Parlor.
There are still grant monies available for the Town revitalization project and we may want to tap into some of these funds for our projects.
Committee reported that the Town approved our request to replace Forrest Jones’s Christmas Tree signs and the old signs will be taken by the Historical Society and possibly placed in the Municipal Center.
A request was submitted to the Town for a streetlight at the corner of Rte 8 and the Schroon River Rd. Supervisor Monroe will be contacting the DOT regarding this.
A sample of banners to be purchased by local businesses and hung on the town streetlights will be presented at the next meeting in preparation to submission to Town approvals at their next meeting on May 8th.
Discussion was held regarding a cohesive theme for signage, etc. in our towns and it was agreed that the goal of combining the recreational and historical aspects of our communities should be stressed.
Meeting was adjourned at 10am.
Next meeting: Friday, May 4, 2012 ~ 9am ~ at the Panther Mountain Inn.