Message from Green Island Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan

Welcome to Green Island, New York

Our village is unique in that it couples the benefits of a close-knit, value oriented community with the richness of industry. Our history shows that we have always been at the forefront of economic growth. Green Island was once home to locomotive and railroad manufacturing plants as well as a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Even though many years have passed since they were operational, Green Island continues to be a village of economic and cultural prosperity.

Today the Green Island Power Authority owns and operates a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River, underscoring our commitment to social responsibility by supplying clean, environmentally friendly power. Our Village's Industrial Business Park provides many opportunities for growing businesses, making Green Island the essential location for development, while our close knit community makes Green Island the ideal location to live and raise a family.

Here at Green Island, you can find a home, a community, and a future.

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National Grid Improvement Project starts April 3rd

National Grid will be making improvements to the natural gas system on the following streets in Green Island:

Bleecker Street from George St to Cohoes Blvd;
High St from Tibbits Ave to the south end of High St;
Paine St from Center St to Bleecker St;
West Street from Tibbits Ave to Arch St.

Construction is expected to begin on or about the week of April 3, 2017 and continue for approximately three and a half (3 1/2) months. This may result in detours, street closures and parking restrictions. The Village will make every effort to keep residents informed by way of emergency alerts, website posts and Facebook.

Once the construction work is complete, National Grid restoration contractors will follow and make any necessary repairs, including concrete, asphalt or new topsoil and seeding.

Thank you for your patience as they upgrade our natural gas system and make it much more efficient and safe.

If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please call National Grid directly at 1-800-642-4272.

 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGETS

To all residents, please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Green Island will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 5:00 P.M., at the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street, Green Island.   The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the proposed budgets for the General Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund and Section “8” Fund for fiscal year 2017-2018.  The tentative budgets are available for inspection at the Village Office, 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, NY.

Dated: March 24, 2017

Anne M. Strizzi
Village Clerk

 

                                                                       

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Please Shovel Your Sidewalks Or Risk Getting A Ticket

Just a reminder, please cooperate for the good of our community and residents:

Code of the Village of Green Island:

All inhabitants of said village are required to keep the highways and sidewalks before their respective dwellings and to the extent of their respective occupancies free from all encumbrances of every description and to sweep the same as often as may be deemed necessary to preserve cleanliness and to secure at all seasons of the year a comfortable and commodious passage. It is expressly enjoined upon all inhabitants and occupants of dwellings that they are to remove all snow from off their respective sidewalks within six hours after it has ceased snowing. All persons are strictly prohibited from shoveling any snow from the roof of any building to the sidewalks of the village without removing the same immediately.

Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.

Thank you.

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Snow Emergency is Over

The snow emergency originally declared on Tuesday is now over and parking restrictions have been lifted. Our contractors will still be out cleaning up corners and sidewalks. Please be patient and cautious around them, they are just doing their job to make things easier for you. Thank you all who cooperated with our snow emergency operation, for the first time in memory we did not tow one single vehicle. Also, a special thank you goes out to our Village and GIPA employees for a job well done for what will be long remembered as a historic storm event.

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40 Years Ago…Green Island Bridge Collapse

Forty years ago, on March 15, 1977 (“The Ides of March”), the collapse of the Green Island Bridge made the national news. At about 2:25 pm that day, New York Telephone Company employees Bill McLaughlin and Larry Marinucci, Green Island native Rob Bouchey and a few others heard loud noises and realizing that the bridge was collapsing, sprung into action. They quickly stopped traffic from going on the bridge and were credited with saving many lives. They were honored by local officials afterward for their actions. Soon afterward, one span fell off and collapsed into the Hudson River. Five hours later, at around 7pm, the 85 foot west tower collapsed into the river as well. The collapse was blamed on old age and high waters from Spring runoff and 2.7 inches of rain the weekend prior. It was amazing that nobody was hurt as the bridge carried over 22,000 vehicles per day at that time. The collapse affected life in the Village for several years as we were isolated from downtown Troy. The present bridge was opened on September 12, 1981 and it cost $23,000,000 to build. Click on link to see rare video of the bridge taken shortly after the collapse: https://youtu.be/9gXd6qb_LwY

Green Island Bridge Collapse March 15, 1977Green Island Bridge headline in Record 3-16-77  Green Island Bridge postcard 3-15-1977

*Information was compiled from media reports

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Snow Emergency Declared; Wednesday garbage to be picked up on Friday

Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan, Mayor of the Village of Green Island has declared a Snow Emergency. All vehicles must be removed from Village streets by 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, March 15, 2017 beginning in the area of Clinton Street, Tibbits Avenue, George Street and Hudson Avenue. Updates can be found here at www.villageofgreenisland.com. Other important information is below.

The Police Department will announce street by street before removing vehicles. Vehicles not moved will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Off street parking for village residents is available at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, Ford Motor Company parking lot, Cannon Street (directly behind the Paine Street Park), 11 Hudson Avenue municipal lot, Cornerstone municipal lot (adjacent to the Green Island Bridge), Lafayette Park lot and the Bottle and Can Company lot (thank you Ashlee). These parking lots will be available at about 8:00 pm Tuesday evening. Those needing or wishing to move their vehicles before that will be allowed to park on the east side (Hudson River side) of the Ford Motor Company lot at your own risk of maybe being under a lot of snow.

Cars will not be allowed back on the streets until snow removal operations are completed. Please call the Green Island Police Department at 655-7854 or the Village Office at 273-2201 during regular business hours if further information is needed.

In addition, garbage normally picked up on Wednesday will now be picked up on Friday. Please shovel a path from your sidewalk to the road so that DPW employees will be able to gain access to barrels in an efficient manner. Failure to do so will result in the barrel not being emptied until such time as it can be accessed.

Thank you all for your cooperation.

More Snow Emergency Information:

During a snow emergency, streets are generally plowed in the following order.  However, this procedure is subject to change based upon various emergency conditions, which might arise.

Clinton Street
Tibbits Avenue                             
George Street                                   
Hudson Avenue                           
Arch Street
Bleecker Street 
Center Street
Paine Street 
James Street 
High Street
West Street
John Street 
Mohawk Street
Swan Street  
Lafayette Street              
Lafayette Park          
Lower Paine Street     
Hamilton Street    
Market Street
Albany Avenue
Lower End Side Streets -Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga, Pine and Whitehall
Lower Hudson Avenue

All vehicles which are not moved for snow plowing operations will be ticketed and towed.  The fine is $50.00, the fee for towing is $75.00 and there will be a storage fee of $5.00 per day after the first 24 hours.  All fines and fees must be paid at the Village Office-Parking Violations Bureau during normal office hours or the Green Island Police Department after hours before the vehicle is released.  There will be an additional charge if special equipment is required to move a vehicle from the street.

Residents who work out-of-town or who leave their cars on the streets should make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to move their car for snow plowing operations.

The Department of Public Works does an excellent job of keeping our streets open for travel and emergencies until the storm ends and the regular snow plowing operation can be carried out.  Some people who have had their cars towed during the past storms have complained that they have moved their car to streets they thought had been plowed and find out that they have not been completely plowed.  In order to avoid this problem, PLEASE CHECK WITH A POLICE OFFICER, OR SOMEONE IN CHARGE OF THE SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS, BEFORE YOU PARK YOUR CAR ON ANY STREET YOU THINK HAS BEEN PLOWED.

The Police Department travels the streets to announce the time that snowplowing operations will begin.  If you do not hear the announcement, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for not moving your vehicle.

You can also register for the emergency alert notification system by filling out the form on the home page at www.villageofgreenisland.com and returning it to the Village Offices at 20 Clinton Street. Completed forms can also be emailed to Michele Bourgeois at micheleb@villageofgreenisland.com. Notifications about snow removals and other important announcements will be sent directly to you by email, text and/or phone.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

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Garbage Pickup Postponed on Wednesday; Will Be Picked up on Friday now

Due to the winter storm, Wednesday, March 15th garbage pickup is postponed and will now be picked up on Friday, March 17th. Thank you for your cooperation. Stay tuned for further announcements about the snow emergency.

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Green Island Government Offices Closed Today

Due to the weather conditions, the Village of Green Island, Town of Green Island and Green Island Power Authority Administrative Offices as well as the Green Island Senior Citizen program will be closed today. All essential departments remain open. As always, if you have an emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Green Island Garbage Pickup Remains on Schedule but Recyclables Canceled Tomorrow

Due to the anticipated winter storm, Tuesday garbage pickup will still occur as scheduled, however, recyclable pickup is canceled until next week. Residents are asked to please hold onto them until next week. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Green Island Town Court Is Canceled on Tuesday

Due to expected inclement weather, the Green Island Town Court is canceling their scheduled Tuesday, March 14th session. Those scheduled to appear on that date should contact the Town Court at 273-0661 to reschedule.

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