Thanks to your strong support, the goal of raising $350,000 to build an emergency services communication tower to serve Big Moose, Eagle Bay, Inlet and Raquette Lake in the Adirondacks is within sight. To date, we have received gifts and pledges for $300,000 and have received a $25,000 matching challenge gift from Martin & Debbie Parent, owners of the Inlet and Old Forge ACE Hardware stores to help us raise the final $50,000. Thus we need to raise an additional $25,000 to reach our goal. Please help us reach that goal. Please visit our donation page to choose the donation method that is best for you. http://adirondacktower.org/donate/
Once funded, what is the next step? Submitting an application and gaining approval by the Adirondack Park Agency to construct the tower. The Town of Inlet will be the owner of the tower and has secured a desirable site, engaged communication engineers and has obtained legal council to help shape the permit application. Currently, the APA Board is without a chair and is missing several members, so the approval process may be protracted. The need for the communication tower is clear for public safety reasons and to empower first responders, so we are optimistic that approval will be granted.
We will keep you updated as we make progress. Once again, many thanks for your continued support.
Joel Millikan and Dennis Hudson, Co-chairs
Adirondack Emergency Communications Tower