Thanks to everyone who participated in our Hawaiian Friday! We saw a bunch of ’specials’ in Inlet and some businesses showed up to show us their Hawaiian Shirts. Thanks!! At the Caboose, we had a blast and hope everyone else did too!!
Karl & Jill Marsh (AKA Mō`ī Hau & Mō`ī Wahine Hau - Which means Ice King and Ice Queen in Hawaiian)
Happy Wednesday! Or as we like to call it here at Town Hall - Ice Cream Wednesday!
Last week there was an article in the North Country Chamber's newsletter about Clinton County's sales tax receipts being better than expected. I clicked on the link to the spreadsheet to see how Hamilton County did, and had trouble finding it because it was listed as part of Mohawk Valley instead of North Country. Over all from January to June the there was a decrease of 5.5%, but when you look at each month individually January went up 10.2%, February was up 18.5%, March up 8.5%, April down 30.1%, May down 37.8% & then June was only down 2.2%. Statewide the sales tax receipts for January-June were down 11.8%.
Hamilton Helps has started a Farmers Market Gift Certificate Program and is distributing certificates to seniors throughout Hamilton County, including Inlet. The certificate can be redeemed at the farmers markets in Long Lake, Indian Lake or Speculator. If you know someone who could use these, please let me know. And if you wish to donate towards this program click here.
Just a mask reminder - There is nothing specific to mask wearing in the Americans with Disabilities Act. If a person states they are medically exempt from wearing a mask, you cannot ask for medical documentation, or specific questions about their condition. You can offer to accommodate them in other ways - curbside pickup/take-out/to-go orders - but you do not have to allow them to enter your store or establishment if they cannot or will not comply with the mask mandate. Executive Order 202.34
The U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted a special Path Forward program featuring a conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Chamber president Suzanne Clark. Dr. Fauci offered his perspectives on the state of the pandemic, prospects for a vaccine, reopening schools, and what businesses should be doing to prepare for the coming months. Watch the conversation here.
September Meeting - The first Tuesday of September will be before Labor Day and the second Tuesday will be a Town Board Meeting. The second Wednesday might be a School Board meeting. Do you want to schedule our meeting for Thursday, September 10 @ 6:30 p.m.?