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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Presidents Day Holiday

The Village, Town and GIPA Offices and the Department of Publics Works and GIPA garages will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.

The Police, Fire and Water/Sewer Departments will be open as usual.

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No Snow Emergency; DPW pushing snow back in areas that move their cars; please clean sidewalks and near fire hydrants

Although an all out emergency hasn’t been called, if residents move their vehicles our DPW crews will be able to plow back to the curb which will open up parking places around the Village. Please remember that tenants and owners are responsible for sidewalks that must be clear of ice and snow within 24 hours after the storm (by Thursday morning). We also ask that when shoveling, take the time to clear the area around fire hydrants near you so that our fire department can access them in an emergency. We greatly appreciate your cooperation.

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Town Court cancelled for February 12th

Due to the inclement weather, the Green Island Town Court for February 12, 2019, has been cancelled. Please contact the Town Office at 518-273-0661 for any additional information or to reschedule.

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VILLAGE OF GREEN ISLAND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PROJECT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PROJECT Notice is hereby given that a public hearing pursuant to Section 859-a(2) of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York (the “Act”), will be held by the Village of Green Island Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”), on the 12th day of February, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., in the Green Island Municipal Center located at 19 George Street in the Village of Green Island, Albany County, New York, in connection with the following matter: South Island Apartments, LLC (the “Company”) has presented an application (the “Application”), on behalf of itself and entities formed or to be formed on its behalf, to the Agency, a copy of which was presented at this meeting and copies of which are on file at the office of the Agency, requesting that the Agency consider undertaking a project (the “Project”) for the benefit of the Company and/or entities formed or to be formed on its behalf, said Project consisting of the following: (A)(1) the acquisition of a leasehold interest in approximately 11.26 acres of land located on 1 Osgood Avenue in the Village of Green Island, Albany County, New York (identified as tax parcels: #33.09-1-1, #33.09-1-3, #33.09-1-2.1, #33.09-1-2.2 and #33.09-1-4) (the “Land”); (2) construction on the Land of four (4) residential buildings and one (1) commercial mixed use building to include a bank, restaurant and/or other retail businesses (collectively, the “Facility”), and (3) the acquisition and installation therein and thereon of various machinery, equipment, furnishings and other items of tangible personal property, including sewer and water improvements (the “Equipment”) (the Land, the Facility and the Equipment being collectively referred to as the “Project Facility”); (B) the granting of certain other “financial assistance” (within the meaning of Section 854(14) of the New York State General Municipal Law) with respect to the foregoing, including potential exemptions from transfer taxes, mortgage recording taxes (subject to certain statutory limitations), real property taxes (only with respect to the residential component of the Project Facility) and sales and use taxes (the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease (with an obligation to purchase) the Project Facility to the Company. The Company will be the initial owner of the Project Facility. The Agency is considering whether to (A) undertake the Project, and (B) provide certain exemptions from taxation with respect to the Project, including exemptions from certain (1) sales and use taxes, (2) real estate transfer taxes on any real estate transfers with respect to the Project, (3) mortgage recording taxes with respect to certain documents to be recorded by the Agency in the Office of the County Clerk of Albany County, New York (subject to applicable statutory limitations), and (4) real property taxes (but not including special assessment and ad valorem levies), subject to the obligation of the Company to make certain payments in lieu of taxes with respect to the Project Facility. A copy of the application filed by the Company with the Agency with respect to the Project, including an analysis of the costs and benefits of the Project, is available for public inspection during business hours at the offices of the Agency located at 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, New York 12183. The Agency will at said time and place hear all persons with views on the nature of the proposed Project and the granting of Financial Assistance with respect thereto.

Dated: January 28, 2019

VILLAGE OF GREEN ISLAND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

By: /s/ RACHEL A. PERFETTI Chairperson

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Maplewood Water Main Break

Due to a water main break, there will be an emergency water shutoff for all Maplewood customers from 12:30 pm until approximately 3:30 pm today, January 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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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:

Pursuant to the Authority conferred in Section 7-700 of the Village Law of the State of New York, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Green Island hereby adopts and enacts Local Law No. 1 of 2015 as follows:

Section 1.

§ 140-7. Removal required

A. It shall not be lawful for any owner, occupant/tenant or any person having the charge or control of any premises, lot, tenement or manufacturing establishment situated within the Village of Green Island to suffer or permit any snow, ice or other substance to collect and remain on any sidewalk fronting on or belonging to said premises so as to impede, obstruct or render dangerous public travel upon such sidewalks, later than twenty-four hours after the same shall have fallen or collected thereon or for more than two hours after being notified by any police officer of the Village, the Village Code Enforcement Officer or the Department of Public Works (DPW) Commissioner or his designee to remove the same. Removal is required to the extent of four feet wide or the width of the sidewalk, whichever is less. These provisions shall apply to all sidewalks within the Village.

B. No owner, occupant, tenant or any person having charge or control of any premises, lot or tenement or manufacturing establishment situated in the Village of Green Island shall suffer or permit any snow, ice or other substance to be deposited into any of the public streets of the Village of Green Island, except that such individuals shall be allowed to deposit snow upon the banks that may already be established along such streets, provided that such snow is deposited along the bank on the same side of the street adjacent to the property from which it is being removed or on adjacent properties with permission from the property owner being affected, and further provided that such snow is deposited in a manner that does not cause such snow to be deposited upon the sidewalks or roadways and further that it does not obstruct parking or otherwise create a dangerous condition by leaving any accumulation of snow in the street.

Section 2.

§ 140-8. Penalties for offenses

A. Any person committing an offense against any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250) or to be imprisoned for a term not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both.

Section 3.

§ 140-8.1 Village action for noncompliance
If the provisions of §140-7 and §140-8 are not complied with, the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Green Island may elect to do one of the following:

A. Serve written notice, either personally or by mail, upon the owner, lessee or occupant or any person having the care and/or control of any such lot or land to comply with the provisions of §140-7 and §140-8. If the person upon whom the notice is served fails or neglects to remove any snow, ice or other substance within two hours after receipt of such notice, or if no person can be found in the Village who either is or claims to be the owner of said lot or land or who represents or claims to represent such owner, the Code Enforcement Officer may cause any such snow, ice or other substance to be removed. The actual cost for such removal, plus 25% for inspection and other additional costs in connection therewith, shall be certified by the Code Enforcement Officer to the Village Treasurer and shall there upon become and be a lien upon the property and shall become and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes.

B. Said notice shall also contain the date, time, and location at which the Village will conduct a public hearing to determine whether the owner, lessee or occupant or any person having the care and/or control of any such lot or land did fail or neglect to remove said snow and/or ice from said sidewalks. Said notice shall state that the property owner, his/her agent, lessee or occupant is entitled to be heard at such hearing and present evidence or testimony. The date of such public hearing must be at least ten (10) days after service or mailing of the notice of violation. Notice of the public hearing shall be published in a paper of general circulation in the Village at least five (5) days prior to the date of the public hearing.

C. Nothing contained herein shall require notice as a prerequisite to the issuance of a summons or appearance ticket for a violation of this chapter.
Section 4.

This local law shall take effect upon filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York.

Thank you.

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Snow Emergency is Over

The Snow Emergency has ended and all parking restrictions have been lifted. Please exercise caution as crews are still clearing intersections and sidewalks. Thank you all for your cooperation.

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Snow Emergency Has Been 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 by 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, January 21, 2019 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 are available now. We suggest that you move your vehicles to those lots today, Sunday.

Cars will not be allowed back on the streets until snow removal operations are completed. Please call the Green Island Police Department at 518-655-7854 or the Village Office at 518-273-2201 during regular business hours if further information is needed. Please note the Parking Violations Bureau at the Village Office will be open from 9am to 3pm on Monday. All other Village, Town and GIPA Offices will be closed on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.

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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Snow Preparation: Things to Know

In anticipation of the potential heavy snow forecast for the weekend we have a few tips to think about. A few inches of snow may fall on Friday morning, please take caution. As of now though, a major storm is forecast with heavy snow starting on Saturday night and continuing through Sunday. Please stay tuned for notification system alerts, website and Facebook posts and media releases which will keep you informed. If it falls as stated, it is possible a snow emergency will be called starting on Monday morning:

1. Please plan to remove your vehicles from Village streets if the snow comes as expected. If an emergency is called, all vehicles MUST be removed or they will be ticketed and towed. If you are away or sick and unable to move your vehicle, please contact family or friends ahead of time to see if they will move it for you. Any dumpsters or unattached trailers must be removed today (they should have been off the street by now anyway).

2. If your vehicle is ticketed and towed, you can report to the Parking Violations Bureau at the Village Offices, 20 Clinton Street to start the process of reclaiming it. You will be expected to pay $50 for the ticket and $75 for the tow before you can claim your vehicle. Please make note that Monday is a federal holiday but our non-emergency office staff have volunteered to work that day if an emergency is called so that those towed can get their cars back the same day. Please treat them with respect and even thank them for their dedication, they have nothing to do with the ticket or tow.

3. In the event we get snow but an emergency is NOT called, it is still a good idea to voluntarily remove your vehicles from the streets so that plows can move snow back to the curb and create more space for emergency vehicles to get through and open up parking spaces for you and your neighbors as well.

4. Municipal parking lots will be available for parking during an emergency but please do not park in them until DPW has cleared them out beforehand. The Ford parking lot area on the east side (closest to the river) is available anytime at your own risk of being plowed in. All other lots will be barricaded now until DPW clears them for emergency parking (most likely Sunday afternoon or evening). Municipal lots include Lafayette Park, lot on south side of Cornerstone Housing (next to Green Island Bridge), 11 Hudson Avenue, Cannon Street behind basketball courts, Dudley Avenue near the Little League and the former Ford Motor Company lot.

5. If you have not signed up for alerts yet, please do so now by contacting micheleb@villageofgreenisland.com, 518-273-2201 or coming to the Village Office to sign up. Better to do that now rather than visit the office to pay a ticket and tow after (we would rather you sign up).

6. Be safe out there, especially when shoveling heavy snow. Please remember that Village Code requires owners and tenants to clear their sidewalks of snow within 24 hours of the end of the storm.

7. Please check on your family, friends and neighbors throughout, especially the elderly, to be sure they are okay.

8. As always, call 911 in the event of any emergency.

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Snow Plowing/Emergency Information

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

1. Clinton Street 9. James Street 17. Hamilton Street
2. Tibbits Avenue 10. High Street 18. Market Street
3. George Street 11. West Street 19. Albany Avenue
4. Hudson Avenue 12. John Street 20. Lower End Side Streets
5. Arch Street 13. Swan Street Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga,
6. Bleecker Street 14. Lafayette Street Pine, Thames, Whitehall, Cannon
7. Center Street 15. Lafayette Park 21. Lower Hudson Avenue
8. Paine Street 16. Lower Paine Street

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 Village Offices 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 are on vacation, work out-of-town or who leave their cars on the streets for any reason 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. The Village will also be using the Emergency Alert System to notify residents. Forms to register can be picked up and dropped off at the Village Office. Forms can also be downloaded on our website home page at www.villageofgreenisland.com. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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