The Inlet Area Business Association held a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at ADK Little Cabins (5 Limekiln Road). Thank you to Greg & Toni Rudd for the BBQ around the campfire (S'mores included!) before the meeting and for allowing us to look inside one of your cabins and giving a tour of your Pottery Studio.
Board members in attendance: Lynn Durkin, Jane Slack, Connie Perry, Adele Burnett. Also in attendance: Greg & Toni Rudd, Charlie & Marsha Herr, Paul & Reggie Chambers, Karl & Jill Marsh, John & Sarah Frey, Cherie Landl, Howard Brainard, Dennis Hudson, Sharon Miller, Andi Smith, Holly Koeppe, Tim Brownsell.
Jane Slack gave a brief treasurer's report, during which she shared a profit & loss statement from 2019. Charlie Herr made a motion to accept the Treasurer's Report, seconded by Reggie Chambers.
In the absence of the Membership Chair, Adele shared a list of 43 paid members, including the most recnt member - HerrStory Publications. After some discussion, the group agreed that starting with Charlie Herr's dues, any collected after today would be considered 2020 Membership.
Hopefully, work will resume on the pole banner ideas with a goal for summer 2020.
The Fern Park Committee continues to meet and have changed their regular meeting day to the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room of Inlet Town Hall. All who are intersted in the future of Fern Park are welcome to attend. Ray Kopp is working on updating a draft master plan that the board will review and work on over the next few meetings, with hopes of having something to present to the Inlet Town Board by December or January.
A new sign has been installed at the entrance to Fern Park. The sign was designed by the Fern Park Committee and built by Adirondack AXYZ (Luke Langworthy) of Old Forge. *Photo attached.
Adele will be meeting with ROOST will be at Inlet Town Hall at 1:00 p.m. this Thursday (September 5) to discuss marketing plans for 2020.
The Inlet Town Board is holding a public hearing on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:45 p.m. The hearing will be open to discuss the updated draft Comprehensive Master Plan that the Inlet Planning Board has been working on. A copy of the draft, highlighting the proposed changes, can be found on Inlet's Government Website. Click here.
The Inlet Common School BOE wil hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Inlet Common School. During which, they will open the meeting between 7:00-8:00 p.m. for public input on suggestions/ideas of what to do with the Inlet Common School building(s). All are welcome! If you can't make it to the meeting, but have ideas, you can contact Adele, Chris Holt (Supertintendent) or any school board member (Amanda Miller, Lori Hansen, Jamie Heath). Or mail comments to Inlet Common School Board, PO Box 512, Inlet.
The CAA is beginning to work on their 2020 Vacation Planner. There is a digital version of this planner available online, which means less paper copies are needed. But it is nice to have to hand in the Information Office (and other visitor centers) and to put in event bags. The Town will again purchase a two-page spread and offer ad space for IABA members. Adele will contact everyone which more information. John Frey suggested there should be an app version of the vacation planner.
A third batch of Inlet Outdoor Family Challenge patches has been ordered. There are currently 124 names on the IOFC Roster, which can be found on the IOFC webpage.
Jane Slack talked about the progress being made by HASCA for a Companion Care Program and that it is hoping to soon be able to serve more needs in the Inlet/Raquette Lake area.
Connie Perry stated that the Inlet Town Board passed a resolution during their July meeting to try to be a more aware, climate-smart community. The whole resolution can be found here. She suggested that a subcommittee be formed to look into other ways the IABA can help make the community more ways to "be aware." If you are interested, please contact Connie.
Connie also mentioned that the Troubadours of Divine Bliss would be performing at The Woods Inn on Sunday, September 8 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. They performed at two of the One Square Mile of Hope events. This September the Town of Inlet has held onto the Guinness World Record for the largest raft of canoes and kayaks for 5 years. Listening to the Troubadours would be a nice way to celebrate this.
Andi Smith stated that The Kenmore Cottages are for sale. She said they might be looking for help loading some items in the next couple weeks. Contact her if interested/available.
September 12 is the Inlet Historical Society's last program of the season. It starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be about the Erie/Black River Canals and the State’s Largest ADK Land Purchase.
September 21 & 22 is the 26th annual Inlet Fall Festival at Fern Park. There will be food, beer, live music, jugglers, and lots of vendors selling a variety of products. List of all vendors can be found at InletFallFestival.com
September 28 is the 11th annual Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services Clam Bake & BBQ. Get your tickets before September 23 and save $10! Find the order form here.
October 5 is the 8th annual Adirondack Kids Day at Arrowhead Park & Chambers Commons. There will be horses, live raptors and other animals, face painting, bounce house, hot dogs, a magician, the children's authors & illustrators fair and the always popular French Louie Fishing Derby! Thank you to Kiwanis of the Central Adirondacks, the Adirondack Kids, French Louie's ADK Sports & Adirondack Reader for making this event possible. AdirondackKidsDay.com
On October 11th the Town of Webb School will hold their annual Columbus Day Parade that consisits of six floats each greated by the 7th-12 grade classes. The floats are judged and then then parade them through town from the school to the pavillion at North Street where they will be disassembled and used later that evening for a huge bonfire. The Varsity Soccer teams will be introduced around that fire followed by an alumni game under the lights. The rest of the weekend is their Columbus Day Tournament with 4 games scheduled each Saturday & Sunday.
The Inlet Youth Commission will hold their annual Halloween Parade & Party on October 25 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Soon I will be asking for items for the Christmas on Main Street Basket Raffle. This event takes place November 29-December 1. InletChristmasonMainStreet.com
December 14 the New York Shootout returns to Inlet on Chip & Cindy Sauer's track behind The Ole Barn. THey are looking for sponsors and vendors. NewYorkShootout.com
The next regualr IABA Meeting will begin in Inlet Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. as a bag stuffing for Adirondack Kids Day. We will be stuffing 500 bags for the children. If you have anything you would like us to add to the bags, please make sure it is in the information Office before we start. After the bags are stuffed we will go to Double Eagle for a brief meeting and refreshments. Hope to see you there!
Charlie Herr made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Jill Marsh.
I just wanted to drop a reminder that tomorrow morning (Friday) is the start of the Adirondack Canoe Classic. Arrowhead Lakefront is a great place to watch the boats come across Fourth Lake and paddle through the channel towards Fifth Lake. Weather and on-time start permitting, the first boat usually arrives around 9:30 and they and it takes about 2 hours for all of them to pass.
There will be lots of people in town during this time, and hopefully they will stop in places that are open for business while they are here!