Posts Tagged ‘Town of Jay’

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Town of Jay releases online survey to gather community input on parks management

 

AU SABLE FORKS, NY — The Town of Jay invites residents and visitors of Au Sable Forks, Jayand Upper Jay to complete an online survey about town parks available through October 31 at www.bit.ly/jay-parks-survey.

Information gathered through the survey will be used by town officials to make decisions regarding parks maintenance and management. This outreach follows community engagement sessions that took place in person in Au Sable Forks, Jayand Upper Jay on October 1.

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Another large resort subdivision. Still no conservation design.

jay subdivision

I just skimmed through Eric Stackman’s recent replies to the Adirondack Park Agency. See the APA website, apa.ny.gov, large-scale subdivisions. Mr. Stackman, a Miami, Florida developer, wants to construct a 120-lot resort subdivision in Jay, Essex County, above the East Branch of the Ausable River, apparently within sightlines near Whiteface Mountain, Asgaard Farm and many other viewing locations

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Jay Task Force Formed To Boost Economic Vibrancy

jay covered bridgeAn effort is underway to spur economic growth in the town of Jay by growing its tourism sector and increasing the housing inventory.  Members of a newly formed Jay Task Force have been meeting since March to investigate and identify initiatives. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Ausable River East Branch Restoration Project Announced

east branch ausable river restoration projectThe Ausable River Association (AsRA) and its partners will lead a $1.1 million effort to increase flood resilience and stream health in the East Branch of the Ausable River.

The East Branch team is expected to use field data, hydrologic and geomorphic models, guidance from the Town government, and input from Jay residents and business owners to develop a comprehensive plan for flood resilience for the East Branch in the Town of Jay.

The plan is expected to be completed by 2019 and include conceptual designs of all identified stream and floodplain projects and a scoring matrix for ranking them.  Two to five of the highest ranking projects will be fully designed, with construction scheduled to start in the summer of 2019. Collection of technical data describing the current state of the river and its floodplain has already begun.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

New Flood-Resilient, Fish-Friendly Culvert Installed in Jay

Nugent Rd culvertThe Ausable River Association (AsRA) has completed installation of a flood-resilient, fish-friendly culvert in the Town of Jay. The 19-foot-wide aluminum arch is designed to reduce flood risks on Nugent Road, near Glen Road.

“The old culvert, undersized and badly deteriorated, consisted of two, 30-inch pipes that could not contain the full flow of the stream and frequently flooded the road,” an AsRA announcement to the press said. “Now, the restored stream flows freely underneath the wide bottomless arch, allowing native brook trout and other wildlife safe passage under the road.”

The Nugent Road site is on a tributary of Rocky Branch, a natural stream system that descends from the Jay Mountain Wilderness and supports an abundance of wildlife. Five genetically distinct native strains of brook trout have been identified in its waters. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Conservancy Acquires 135 Acres At Otis Brook In Jay

otis brookLake Placid Land Conservancy recently acquired a 135-acre habitat and open space conservation easement in the Town of Jay, that was donated by local resident Gregory Claude Fetters. The property includes approximately 44 acres of northern Appalachian-Acadian, conifer- hardwood, acidic wetlands and over 90 acres of Laurentian-Acadian pine forest.

Conservation of the property permanently protects a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, and allows the property to remain available for sustainable timber harvesting and eligible for enrollment in New York’s 480-A forest tax law. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

An Innovative Culvert Replacement At Otis Brook In Jay

Aluminum Arch CulvertThe Town of Jay, Ausable River Association, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and NYS Department of State are restoring an upstream portion of Otis Brook, a tributary of the Ausable River’s East Branch.

The partners are replacing an undersized, 30-inch pipe culvert under Jay Mountain Road – a frequent source of flooding that requires repeated maintenance by the town highway department – with a 17-foot wide aluminum arch culvert designed and sized specifically for the site. The new culvert will allow Otis Brook, its population of native brook trout, and other wildlife to move unimpeded under the road. » Continue Reading.



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