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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Congratulations and Best Wishes to Mike Cocca, Sr. celebrating his 90th birthday!

Cocca Mike 90th BD proclamation cropped photo 2015

Proclamation for Mike Cocca’s 90th Birthday

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Important Notice from the Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service has asked that we forward this information to help prevent unlawful use of your identity:

Taxpayers Receiving Identity Verification Letter Should Use IDVerify.irs.gov

IR-2015-54, March 18, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who receive requests from the IRS to verify their identities that the Identity Verification Service website, idverify.irs.gov, offers the fastest, easiest way to complete the task.

Taxpayers may receive a letter when the IRS stops suspicious tax returns that have indications of being identity theft but contains a real taxpayer’s name and/or Social Security number. Only those taxpayers receiving Letter 5071C should access idverify.irs.gov.

The website will ask a series of questions that only the real taxpayer can answer.

Once the identity is verified, the taxpayers can confirm whether or not they filed the return in question. If they did not file the return, the IRS can take steps at that time to assist them. If they did file the return, it will take approximately six weeks to process it and issue a refund.

Letter 5071C is mailed through the U.S. Postal Service to the address on the return. It asks taxpayers to verify their identities in order for the IRS to complete processing of the returns if the taxpayers did file it or reject the returns if the taxpayers did not file it. The IRS does not request such information via email, nor will the IRS call a taxpayer directly to ask this information without you receiving a letter first. The letter number can be found in the upper corner of the page.

The letter gives taxpayers two options to contact the IRS and confirm whether or not they filed the return. Taxpayers may use the idverify.irs.gov site or call a toll-free number on the letter. Because of the high-volume on the toll-free numbers, the IRS-sponsored website, idverify.irs.gov, is the safest, fastest option for taxpayers with web access.

Taxpayers should have available their prior year tax return and their current year tax return, if they filed one, including supporting documents, such as Forms W-2 and 1099 and Schedules A and C.

Taxpayers also may access idverify.irs.gov through www.IRS.gov by going to Understanding Your 5071C Letter or the Understanding Your IRS Notice or Letter page. The tool is also available in Spanish. Taxpayers should always be aware of tax scams, efforts to solicit personally identifiable information and IRS impersonations. However, idverify.irs.gov is a secure, IRS-supported site that allows taxpayers to verify their identities quickly and safely.

IRS.gov is the official IRS website. Always look for a URL ending with “.gov” – not “.com,” “.org,” “.net,” or other nongovernmental URLs.

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Notice of Water Break and Service Interruption

A water break has occurred at the intersection of George and Bleecker Streets in the village. Water will be shut off at approximately 12 noon for only the one block area of George Street between Arch and Bleecker Streets. It is not known at this time when it will be turned back on.

Bleecker Street between George Street and Hudson Avenue is closed to allow workers access to the repair. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use caution in the area especially when school is being dismissed from approximately 2:15pm to 3:00pm.

Further updates are available here at www.villageofgreenisland.com.

 

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Garbage Pickup Running Late on Tuesday

Tuesday’s garbage pickup is running a few hours late due to a truck malfunction. Please leave your garbage out, crews will be around to pick it up as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

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CDTC ANNOUNCES PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS FOR LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

For Immediate Release                                                                                  March 16, 2015
Contact:          Michael V. Franchini, Executive Director

Capital District Transportation Committee

One Park Place, Albany, New York 12205-2676

518-458-2161

www.cdtcmpo.org

The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC), which is responsible for federal transportation funding and programming in the 4-county region of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties, has announced the schedule for its public information meetings to introduce their new long-range, regional transportation plan, known as New Visions 2040.

CDTC is inviting the public to these meetings to learn about CDTC and what we do, to learn about our New Visions 2040 plan, and to share feedback on the plan.  The meetings will consist of a short presentation, followed by a general question & answer session, and then several interactive workstations where the public can ask specific questions and provide specific comments to CDTC staff.

The agenda for all the meetings will be the same.  Listed below are the dates, times, and locations of each meeting.

CDTC Public Information Meetings:

  • Thursday, March 19th – Sand Creek Middle School, Auditorium, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 25th – Hudson Valley Community College, Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 31st – Empire State Plaza, Meeting Room 6, 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 7th – Saratoga Springs City Hall, 3rd Floor Music Hall, 6:00pm-8:00pm.

The public can learn more about New Visions 2040, the draft subject area papers, and the draft recommendations at our webpage, http://www.cdtcmpo.org/rtp2040/white.htm, and can comment or send questions to newvisions@cdtcmpo.org.

“Transportation and transportation technologies are changing rapidly.  Self-driving cars and trucks, smart traffic signals and street lights, and drone freight deliveries are just some of the new technologies for which we must plan,” said Mike Franchini, CDTC Executive Director.  “In order to plan for the future transportation system in the Capital Region, CDTC needs and welcomes the community’s input!”

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Village of Green Island will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street, Green Island, NY.

The purpose of the public hearing is to consider Local Law No. 1 of 2015.  A local law amending Chapter 140 – entitled “Streets and Sidewalks” of the Code of the Village of Green Island and hereby repealing Section 140-7 and Section 140-8 in their entirety and adopting a new Section 140-7, 140-8 and 140-8.1 pertaining to removal of snow from sidewalks.

All interested parties may appear and be heard.

DATED:  March 5, 2015

Anne M. Strizzi, Village Clerk

Village of Green Island

Note: This law will amend the present local law for cleanup of sidewalks and other property after snowfall.

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Notices of Violation Were Handed Out Today

The following were hand delivered to alleged violators today:

CODE ENFORCEMENT NOTICE

To: Property Owner

From: Maggie Alix, Code Enforcement Officer

Re: Village of Green Island Local Law Sections 140-7 and 140-8

Date: February 18, 2015

You hereby have been put on notice. The Village of Green Island will be enforcing Local Law 140-7. You have until Friday, February 20, 2015, at 12:00PM to shovel your sidewalk(s) without penalty.  Failure to do so will result in a fine up to $250.

Please read Local Law 140-7 and 140-8.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to Maggie Alix at (518) 273-2201.

Section 140-7: 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.

Section 140-8: 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.

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Please Shovel Your Sidewalks Or Risk Getting A Ticket

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.

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Water Interruption Will Continue Until Approximately 9:00 P.M.

The water shut off that is effecting most properties north of Arch Street in the village will continue until approximately 9:00 pm tonight. Traffic detours will remain in effect for the area of the break at Tibbits Avenue until that time. Please contact 9 1 1 if you have any emergency. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

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Cold Weather Message from Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple

See attached message from Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple. Please contact 9-1-1 if you have any emergency in Green Island or elsewhere. Stay safe this weekend.

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