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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BURN BAN UNTIL MAY 15TH

FIRE CHIEF ROBERT BOURGEOIS FOLLOWS NYSDEC ACTION WITH A BURN BAN IN GREEN ISLAND

     In response to the recent New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) ban on residential brush burning, Fire Chief Robert Bourgeois has also ordered that there be no outdoor burning allowed within the limits of the Village of Green Island until May 15th. Exceptions will be made for those that are cooking on a grill provided that the flame is no higher than 6” from the burner source and the cooking grill is equipped with an attached fire proof cover. All other fires are banned during this time.

     Chief Bourgeois said, “We are at a very critical time over the next few weeks where the Spring conditions in place now with a dry atmosphere including low humidity and wind put us at the highest risk of fire. We need to do whatever we can to alleviate that risk, which is why I am making this very difficult decision to ban all outdoor fires.”

      Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan added, “Green Island is a community where many of the homes are located in close proximity to each other and the risk of fire from backyard burning during these dry times is too great to allow it to happen. I commend Chief Bourgeois for recognizing this and making the decision to implement a ban.”

      Bourgeois has also stated that even after May 15th he will extend this ban on burning during any period in the future in which the National Weather Service has issued a fire advisory for Eastern Albany County.

      As always, in case of emergency dial 9-1-1 immediately.

Other suggestions from Chief Bourgeois:

     1.     Those cooking should never leave the grill unattended.

     2.     Make sure the grill is a safe distance away from your home, deck railings or other structures that can ignite.

     3.     If the grill flame flares up, try to safely close the cover to smother the flame.

     4.     Have a source such as a fire extinguisher or baking soda ready to extinguish the grill in case it flares up and out of control (do not use water on a cooking fire).

     5.     Keep the garden hose ready and nearby in case a structure is accidently ignited while cooking (and call 9-1-1).

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STORMWATER COALITION OF ALBANY COUNTY

The Stormwater Coalition of Albany County was formed in 2008 via an inter-municipal agreement between 13 municipalities and the University at Albany. The Village of Green Island is a charter member and Executive Assistant to the Mayor Sean Ward has been Chairman of their Board of Directors since its inception. The purpose of the Coalition is to foster cooperation and to provide for the provision of joint shared services related to compliance with the NYSDEC SPDES Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Permit program and Federal Clean Water Act requirements. For more information about the Stormwater Coalition please log on to their website at www.stormwateralbanycounty.org . This website has very specific information about how our community benefits from the program and includes educational components for homeowners, businesses and contractors. We also do our own outreach as well and periodically mail out flyers to many businesses that show best management practices as it relates to their operations. This is just an example of the many efforts to educate the public in our quest for clean water. For further information about Green Island’s MS4 program contact Sean Ward at 273-2201 or seanw@villageofgreenisland.com.

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Runnin’ of the Green Will Cause Road Closings and Delays on Saturday

The “Runnin’ of the Green” 4 mile championship road race will draw 700 runners and with it traffic detours and delays to the entire Village of Green Island on Saturday morning, March 15th. The race will start and finish at the Legnard Curtin American Legion Post at 35 Cohoes Avenue.

Cohoes Avenue between Bleecker and Tibbits Avenues will be closed from 8:00 am to 12 noon. Tibbits Avenue will be closed at I-787 from approximately 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Expect heavy traffic delays, detours and closings for long periods of time during the hours of 9:00 am to 12 noon. Most of the Village will be subject to short delays while runners pass through, but the 1/4 mile area near the intersections of Cohoes and Tibbits Avenue will see long delays and closures during this time. We are advising that all vehicle traffic avoid this area during this time and use the south end of the Village to enter and exit. Those using I-787 are advised to avoid the Tibbits Avenue and Dyke Avenue intersections and instead use the 23rd Street exit/entrance ramps in the south end of town.

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Snow Emergency Declared

Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan, Mayor of the Village of Green Island has declared a Snow Emergency. All vehicles must be removed from Village streets starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, February 15, 2014 beginning on Tibbits Avenue.

Please note that there has been some changes to the normal order that the streets will be plowed. The new order is posted below but is always subject to change due to conditions or other issues that come up. Always listen for the Police as they will announce each street prior to ticket and tow. 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. These parking lots will be plowed and available soon and we suggest that residents move their vehicles to these lots as soon as you can today so that DPW crews can start prepping the streets for Saturday.

Cars will not be allowed back on the streets until snow removal operations are completed. Please call the Green Island Police Department at 273-2401 or the Village Office at 273-2201 during regular business hours (Village Office will be closed on Saturday) if further information is needed.

New order of streets to be plowed (subject to change if necessary; please listen for Police announcements):

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, Whitehall

Lower Hudson Avenue

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Senior Citizens Valentine’s Day Dinner – Postponed

The Seniors “Valentine’s Day” Chicken Parm Dinner scheduled Friday, February 14th, 2014 has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather.  

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Snow Emergency is Over

The snow emergency is now over and parking restrictions have been lifted. DPW crews are still working on removing snow from corners so please remain cautious.

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Snow Emergency Declared

Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan, Mayor of the Village of Green Island has declared a Snow Emergency. All vehicles must be removed from Village streets starting at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning, February 6, 2014 beginning on Tibbits Avenue.

Please note that there has been some changes to the normal order that the streets will be plowed. The new order is posted below but is always subject to change due to conditions or other issues that come up. Always listen for the Police as they will announce each street prior to ticket and tow. 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. These parking lots are available now and we suggest that residents move their vehicles to these lots as soon as you can.

Cars will not be allowed back on the streets until snow removal operations are completed. Please call the Green Island Police Department at 273-2401 or the Village Office at 273-2201 during regular business hours if further information is needed.

New order of streets to be plowed (subject to change if necessary; please listen for Police announcements):

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, Whitehall

Lower Hudson Avenue

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Senior Citizens Valentine’s Day Dinner

The Seniors will be hosting a “Valentine’s Day” Chicken Parm Dinner on Friday, February 14th, 2014.  The cost is $9.00 a person and will include a salad, chicken parm, ziti, bread & butter, coffee, tea, and dessert.  Dinner will be served and take-outs will be available from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  For more information or to make a reservation/take-out order, please contact the Senior Center at 272-7262.

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Village Office Hours to Change

 EFFECTIVE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014 the Village Office will be closed from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Office hours will now be Monday through Friday from 9:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm.

Water, Sewer and Electric payments may be placed in the Village Office mail slot during non-business hours.  Payments must be in a sealed envelope and include your name and account number.

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NYS Retirement Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution

Please click here to view the New York State Retirement Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for the Appointed Officials of the Green Island Power Authority, for calendar years 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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