But capital improvements have looked to private resources in order to spare town budget increases.
“Harrietstown, which founded the recreation center in 1980, has provided steadfast operating support for 33 years, but its current budget cannot provide capital funds without exceeding the New York state tax cap law,” Morris said.
“Recent gifts allow the project to proceed without the added logistical and interest expenses of bonding through the Town of Harrietstown, which had proposed to advance funds this year.
“The town board has been actively involved in planning to ensure that the new building meets its standards for long-term durability and ease of maintenance.”
Harrietstown Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua and Councilor Ron Keough are dedicated supporters of Dewey Mountain.
“The vision and dreams of young athletes are personified in the Olympians who got their start skiing at Dewey,” the town officials said in a joint statement.
“The programs and everyday use and enjoyment by all ages year-round reflect the benefit of the return on investment at Dewey Mountain.”
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HOW TO HELP
An online fundraiser for Dewey Lodge has been launched via Adirondack Gives, a crowdfunding site for Adirondack region nonprofits administered by Adirondack Foundation. As of Friday, it had brought in $1,025 toward the $2,500 goal.
The website is: http://tinyurl.com/qzc2r8f. Donations can also be made through the Dewy Mountain website: http://tinyurl.com/om65dbr.
Dewey Mountain is open to residents and visitors alike. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Nordic skis and snowshoes are available for rental at Dewey's warming lodge.
A schedule of upcoming events and free rental nights is posted at deweymountain.com.