Please join us for this free 7-part webinar series. Click 2020 virtual conference schedule to register.
The Constable Chronicles Part 2: Constable Hall and Everyday Life in the 1800s
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
The Constable Hall Association and the Tug Hill Commission are hosting a series of webinars called “The Constable Chronicles.” Part 2, The Constable Family and Everyday Life in the 1800’s, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. To register via Zoom, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Nef7l2d2T02DR-mR54_F6Q. The webinars are free and open to all.
The Constable Chronicles series looks at the Constable Family and Constable Hall, Jewel of the North Country, from a personal perspective with facts, some fiction, and family lore. Part 2 focuses on the people living at the Hall in the 1800s and their everyday life on the estate. Narrator Martha Constable Murray, a direct descendant of William Constable Jr., the builder of Constable Hall, will have all the details plus a look at how laundry was done and how butter was made. And yes, there will be that quiz at the end.
Part 1 of “The Constable Chronicles” titled The Construction, Renovation and Restoration of the Hall, took place on September 22, 2020 and was also narrated by Martha Constable Murray. In case you missed it, the video recording can be found here on the Commission’s YouTube Channel.
How to Enhance Transparency in Planning Proceedings
Webinar June 23, 4 pm
Public confidence in government is low. Local leaders must find opportunities to bring the public “under the tent” as it relates to planning decisions. Simply “checking the boxes” in terms of open meetings requirements is not enough to ensure that the public understands projects and their potential impact. This session will examine best practices and inexpensive (or free) tools to ensure the public understands the impact of proposed projects and your thought process in arriving at a final decision. Please register in advance for this webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_998O8LDGQ3WQgBkvq6odxg.
SPEAKER: Matt Horn, ICMA-CM, Director of Municipal Services at the MRB Group, www.mrbgroup.com. Matt is a former city manager with a strong background in infrastructure planning, strategic development, and community engagement. He has extensive experience in municipal budgeting and finance, collaborative service delivery, comprehensive planning, downtown revitalization and economic development. His municipal consulting background includes internal process auditing, public relations assistance and guidance, and development of local government management capacity, as well as long-term strategic planning for community growth.
The commission is gathering resources and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the current pandemic. Please click here for more information.
Presentations can be found here: https://tughill.org/projects/black-river-projects/black-river-watershed-conference/
We are excited to announce the availability of an issue paper titled Protecting Town Roads From Snow Plowing Demands: A Checklist.
The commission has just completed a new issue paper titled The Next Generation of Wind Farms on Tug Hill. As of September 2016, there are six proposed wind farms being planned for the Tug Hill region; four are in various stages of the permitting process and two in early stages of planning. The issue paper provides answers to common questions that municipalities may have about commercial wind farms, how they are permitted, what should be considered and steps municipalities can take to be sure they are part of the planning process. The paper is available on our website
or you can contact us for a copy.