Upcoming Workshops

Gould’s Logging on Moose River Plains in the Early 1900’s with Ernest Leigh Portner
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Leigh Portner, owner of  the former Portner’s Sawmill, will narrate a slideshow of images taken during logging on Gould Paper Company lands in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Leigh, born in the Lee Center area in 1933, was a logger all his life and came from a family of loggers. This will be the first time Leigh provides his presentation online, sharing his unique knowledge of the history of logging on Tug Hill and in the Adirondacks.  Click Here To Register

Town Budget Workshop with Laird Petrie
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Altmar, Albion Municipal Bldg, 15 Bridge Street

This free training opportunity is designed to assist town officials in preparing their annual budgets. Villages are welcome to attend, but the workshops are aimed at assisting towns to prepare for the 2022 budgeting process. Topics to be covered include an overview of the budgetary responsibilities of local officials, development of a structurally balanced budget, key elements of the annual budget, tools available for assisting town officials in the budget process and monitoring and amending the annual budget. Please bring questions for Laird to address during the question and answer period!

The workshop is free of charge. Space is limited, so register soon but no later than Monday, September 27 by calling the Tug Hill Commission at 1-888-785-2380 or by emailing tughill@tughill.org. We will follow any applicable county and/or state COVID protocols in place at the time.

Town Budget Workshop with Laird Petrie
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Port Leyden Community Room, 3387 Douglas St

This free training opportunity is designed to assist town officials in preparing their annual budgets. Villages are welcome to attend, but the workshops are aimed at assisting towns to prepare for the 2022 budgeting process. Topics to be covered include an overview of the budgetary responsibilities of local officials, development of a structurally balanced budget, key elements of the annual budget, tools available for assisting town officials in the budget process and monitoring and amending the annual budget. Please bring questions for Laird to address during the question and answer period!

The workshop is free of charge. Space is limited, so register soon but no later than Monday, October 4 by calling the Tug Hill Commission at 1-888-785-2380 or by emailing tughill@tughill.org. We will follow any applicable county and/or state COVID protocols in place at the time.

Agriculture and the Lewis County Experience with Joe Lawrence
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

The history of the Tug Hill Region and its economic successes are strongly tied to its natural resources. From subsistence farming to today’s high-tech practices, agriculture has been a key part of that history. This presentation will share some of the unique history, current happenings, and future opportunities for agriculture in the region.  Click Here To Register

 

Comprehensive Planning with Matt Johnson
Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This free training session will highlight the ins and outs of creating a comprehensive plan for your community. What is a ‘comp plan’? Why do one? How do you do it? How do you use it when it is done? These questions and others will be answered as we detail the process of planning for your community’s future. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to all who attend. Click Here To Register