“You’re turning over staff so quickly. They’re trying to make more money per hour or they’re shifting for a different place to live or there are transportation issues. All those things come together to degrade the employees that support the businesses.”
Davis College, a bible school in Johnson City, will relocate for one year as an extension at the Word of Life Institute in the Adirondacks, according to a letter provided to the Adirondack Explorer.
The restrooms will be by the sidewalks along River Street. Four toilets and two sinks will be available at the facilities for boaters and visitors.
The advocacy group AdkAction and two local paddlers, Tyler Merriam and Scott McKim, have asked the state for $404,000 in Downtown Revitalization Initiative funds.
“We’ll figure something out, either a partnership or a sale,” ownership leader Michael Foxman said. “It’s a pause, if you will.”
Protect the Adirondacks reviewed 40 years of U.S. Census Bureau and other data that show park towns and their 130,000 inhabitants mirror national trends in some economic categories while outperforming most small communities in others.
“Sustainable farms, local food and local businesses are essential to the park’s quality of life,” Adirondack Council Executive Director William Janeway said
Snowmobilers spend money in communities, but their machines also cause noise and fumes that wilderness seekers shun.
The closure brings the latest round of job uncertainties for a mine that New York voters in 2013 agreed to support by amending the state constitution to allow an Adirondack land swap that has yet to happen.
Research revealed there are 45,633 businesses in the 14-county Adirondack North Country region, which spills out of the park on its northern and western flanks. Taking into account demographic trends, at least 10,000 of those business owners could be getting ready to retire in the next few years.