In attendance for the May 10, 2017 IABA Social at Mulligan's was: Dave Scranton, Jane Slack, Danicia Nerschook, Adele Burnett, Dennis Hudson, Reggie & Paul Chambers, Dave Winslow, Sharon Miller, Marsha Irish, Scott Irish-Bronkie, Henry Bronkie, Lynn Durkin, Tim Brownsell, Sue & Kevin Norris, Mitch Lee, Jeff Haynes, Cherie Landl, Howard Brainard, Darryl Hogan, Margie & Bruce O'Hara, Nancy Jennings, Connie Perry, Jerry Dupuis, Mark Mayer, John & Sarah Frey, Ted Christodaro, Anne Fletcher, Diane Doyle, Stephen Cole, Carrie Stallard, Garet Livermore, Britta & Devlin Hennessy, Taylor Lind.
Dave Scranton called the meeting to order a little after 7:00 p.m. He welcomed everyone and then suggested the Secretary's and Treasurer's Reports be skipped for this meeting.
Membership Report: Danicia Nerschook stated that there are currently 36 paid members for 2017 and thanked those who have submitted payment. She noted that DeerWoods Lodge is the "Featured IABA Business" for the month of May. There is a page on InletNY.com for them (find it here) that is being shared through the IABA's and the Inlet Information Office's Facebook pages. She encouraged all who are on Facebook to like and share the page which is currently pinned on the top of the IABA's Facebook page. June's featured business will be Life in the ADKS. Each paid IABA member that fills out the the Featured Business Blog form (attached) will be featured for one month on InletNY.com. Danicia also spoke about a membership survey she is working on and hopes to get out to the members soon. We want to know what you want and expect from the IABA.
New & Continuing Business: Ted Christodaro briefly spoke about the new website, stating that work continues on it and updates are made often. Events have been featured and the carousel changes with the seasons. He pointed out that all businesses will be listed, and encouraged contractors, etc. to submit their information to be listed.
Dave spoke about the Arrowhead Park Improvements that have been taking place. He pointed out some of these improvements like the new walkways making accessibility to and from the lakefront easier, and the new changing rooms being added to the bathrooms. John Frey thanked Bruce & Margie O'Hara for their many years dedicated to working on the Park Action Committee that helped the Town apply for the LWRP grant and continues to work on the master plan for Arrowhead Park. John also mentioned the work being done to install a canoe and kayak dock on Sixth Lake.
Dave reminded everyone that CAP-21 will start the process of applying for Main Street or Rural Area Revitalization funds this summer for construction to begin in 2018, if there is sufficient interest within an identified area. Contact CAP-21 as soon as possible if are considering any renovations or improvements to your business. 315-369-3353.
Pizza Eating Contest @ Screamen Eagle - May 14
Otter Paddlesports Demo @ Frisky Otter Tours - May 19-21 (Free demos on Fourth Lake!!)
Health, Wellness & Holistic Weekend @ The Woods Inn - May 20 & 21 (Free admission! Lots going on! www.thewoodsinn.com)
Hamilton County Memorial Day Parade @ Inlet - May 29 (Paul Chambers is working on an IABA float for this event. The IABA agreed to purchase banners of all paid IABA members to be displayed on the float. A driver is needed to pull the trailer in the parade that starts at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services building at 2:00 and ends at Arrowhead Park where the American Legion will hold a ceremony with guest speaker Most Reverend Terry LaValley - Catholic Bishop Diocese of Ogdensburg - U.S. Navy Veteran.)
Bikes & Brews @ Old Forge, Inlet, Eagle Bay, Big Moose & Raquette Lake - June 2 & 3 (Follow their Facebook page to see what's going on.)
Black Fly Challenge@ Indian Lake & Inlet - June 10 (Volunteers are needed for this event. We need people to help with Registration & Packet Pickup at Pedals & Petals Friday 9am-9pm in 2-hour slots, we need people at the Fern Park finish line to help with parking and traffic control 11am-2pm, we need a couple people in Arrowhead Park to check people off before they get on the morning shuttle 7:15-8:00 am then a couple people at Inlet Community Church to check people off before they get on the afternoon shuttle (3:30-4:00 pm. If you want to help, contact Adele!)
Margie O'Hara and Jerry Dupuis spoke about "An Evening with the Symphony." This event will take place on Friday, July 28. They both stated that they are looking forward to this year's event and that the support from the community and the sponsors show that they are not alone. Tickets will be available soon at the Inlet Information Office and the Town of Webb Visitor Center. www.eveningwiththesymphony.com
Mitch Lee shared information that the Inlet Historical Society will be able to hire someone to keep the doors open at their building regular hours over the summer. He noted that one of the most recent contributions to the society is the large image of One Square Mile of Hope with all of the pins in it that were used for counting the boats. This will be on display for all to see. He also stated that newspapers from the society will be distributed soon. www.inlethistoricalsociety.org
Dave thanked Mulligan's for hosting this social and stated that our next meeting will be a Bag Stuffing at the Inlet Town Hall on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:00 p.m. We will be stuffing 900 bags for the Black Fly Challenge. Refreshments will be served for anyone wishing to help! There will be no meetings during July and August.
For those who may have missed this the first time, I am sending again the Statement of Interest Form. The Central Adirondack Partnership (CAP-21) is interested in hearing from owners of commercial buildings and mixed-use properties as to their interest in participating in a New York State Main Street Program. This program may provides up to 50% of building renovation and remediation costs for buildings within an identified core revitalization area.
The intent of the Main Street Program is to improve the appearance of the business district, promote downtown revitalization, and to boost additional private investment. The program also seeks to bring vacant storefronts and buildings back to life and to also create affordable rental housing within the core business district.
If you have any plans to do work on your buildings in the near future, you need to fill out this form and send it to CAP-21. If there is enough interest, CAP-21 will apply for Main Street or Rural Area Revitalization funds this summer for construction to begin in 2018.
If you have any questions, you can contact me at 315-357-5501 or email@example.com or contact CAP-21 directly at 315-369-3353.