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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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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Water System to Experience Service Interruptions

Due to a water main break on Tibbits Avenue, there will be intermittent water shut offs this evening north of Swan Street. Water service north of Swan Street will also be shut off at 9am on Friday morning.  At this time, it is not known how long the water will remain off. Road closure and/or detours will occur in this area as well. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Village Email System Experiencing Issues

The Village of Green Island email network is currently experiencing issues related to a suspected virus that has infected it. Please do not open any unsolicited emails from those with the @villageofgreenisland.com or @greenislandpowerauthority.com domain names at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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Snow Emergency is Over

The snow emergency originally declared yesterday is now over. Thank you all who cooperated with our snow emergency operation and a special thank you goes out to our Village and GIPA employees for a job well done.

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Water Break Will Cause Service Interruption on WEDNESDAY

A water break at the corner of High Street and Tibbits Avenue will result in a water shutoff in that area on Wednesday morning starting at 9:00 am. The interruption of service should effect all those on High Street between Bleecker Street and Tibbits Avenue. Depending on the severity of the situation, it may effect West and James Street residents north of Bleecker Street as well. It is not known at this time how long the interruption will be. Please contact the Green Island Water Department at 273-4959 if you have any questions.

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Snow Emergency Declared/Garbage Pickup Postponed to Thursday

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 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, February 10, 2015 beginning in the area of Tibbits Avenue, George Street and Hudson Avenue.  The Police Department will also be announcing 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, Honeywell/Bendix lot (Tibbits Avenue lot only), Cannon Street (directly behind the Paine Street Park), 11 Hudson Avenue municipal lot, Cornerstone municipal lot (adjacent to the Green Island Bridge) and the Lafayette Park lot. Please note that the lot at 66 Hudson Avenue is for Village and Town Office use only, that is not a lot for public parking. These parking lots will be available at about 6:00 pm this evening and we suggest that residents move their vehicles to these lots tonight. Other information can be found as a separate post on this webpage.

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, Tuesday’s garbage and recycling pickup is postponed until Thursday. Wednesday pickup will proceed as normally scheduled.

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IMPORTANT SNOW EMERGENCY INFORMATION POSTED

A snow emergency has been declared. 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.

Tibbits Avenue                             

George Street                                   

Hudson Avenue                           

Arch Street

Bleecker Street 

Center Street

Paine Street 

James Street 

High Street

West Street

John 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 Green Island Police Department 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 First Alert notification system by filling out the form at https://alertregistration.com/VillageofGreenIsland/ and returning it to the Village Offices at 20 Clinton Street. 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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