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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Notice of Road Closure and Parking Restrictions

Arch Street between George Street and Hudson Avenue will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, August 17th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm due to tree removal operations.

There will also be parking restrictions on that section of Arch Street and a small 100′ portion of Hudson Avenue (near Arch Street) as well. Please watch for barricades and signs in the area.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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GREEN ISLAND POLICE ARREST SEX OFFENDER AGAIN

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at approximately 07:30a.m. Green Island Police Officers arrested WILLIAM GOODMAN (DOB: 10/20/1974) on the charge of failing to register internet accounts/identifiers within 10 days of creation while registering as a sex offender , after the subject was released from Saratoga County Jail. GOODMAN is a registered sex offender, previously involved in an incident investigated by Waterford PD in July 2017. GOODMAN was arrested by Waterford PD and lodged at the Saratoga County Jail following that incident. Information was received from various sources, including messages to Green Island Police Department social media accounts from concerned citizens, regarding GOODMAN’s online social media activity. An investigation was launched by Green Island Police Department officers and an arrest warrant was obtained for GOODMAN’s arrest.
GOODMAN appeared in Green Island Town Court on 08/08/2017 for arraignment. GOODMAN was remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. GOODMAN will reappear at a later time/date in Green Island Town Court where representatives from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office will assist in handling the case.
The success of this investigation once again relied on our department’s relationship with our community and a citizen’s willingness to assist in reporting suspicious activity.

WILLIAM GOODMAN
DOB: 10/20/1974
Charges: Failure to Register & Verify – NYS Corrections Law 168(f) Sub 4

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Sex Offender Registry Update

We have just now received the following OFFICIAL notice from DCJS:

Issued By: NYS-DCJS
Affected Jurisdictions: Albany, Saratoga Counties

Headline: Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice

NY Alert is sending this notice because you registered to receive notification when an offender moves into or out of your requested area. We are notifying you of a move into/out of the area you specified. WILLIAM GOODMAN has moved from 8 SWAN STREET #2, GREEN ISLAND, NY 12183 to Saratoga County Jail 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move. Thank you.

http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=39444

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NYSDOH Reports on PFC Testing of our Water System

In addition to the regular testing associated with our annual water report that is posted on this site every year (see Water/Sewer tab), The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Albany County Department of Health (ACDOH) this year sampled for the presence of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) that are commonly known as PFOA and/or PFOC. These are the compounds that made the news recently when they were found in very high concentrations in Hoosick Falls and surrounding areas. This testing occurred in June and the report was made available to us this week. While small concentrations were found in our water, the report will show that we are well below the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acceptable levels and our “water is acceptable for all uses”. Although the Health Department has assured us that our water is safe for all uses now, as an additional precaution we have been consulting with area municipal water plant operators and the Albany County Department of Health to look into adding additional layers of carbon filters (we already have some) to our process so that we can remove all of it. Carbon filters have been used to lower concentrations in other communities with high readings and have proven very effective. Please contact Sean Ward at 273-2201 or seanw@villageofgreenisland.com if you have any questions. You can see the entire report by clicking on the link below:

NYSDOH PFC Testing 7-19-17

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Water Service Interruption near George and Clinton Streets

Water customers on Clinton Street and George Street between Market and Center Streets may experience a loss of water for an period of time due to a water break in the area. We are sorry for any inconvenience and we thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

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Notification of Level 3 Sex Offender

The Village of Green Island received official notification from New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) this morning at 10:00 am of a Level 3 Sex Offender that is residing in the Village. It is the policy of the Village to release the identity of Level 3 Sex Offenders living in our community when we are officially notified by DCJS. The subject, William Goodman, lives at 8 Swan Street, 2nd floor in Green Island. If you see this individual out and acting suspicious please contact the Green Island Police Department immediately by calling 9-1-1. Do not attempt to approach this individual, please let the police handle any situation. Please follow the link below for further details about this subject.

http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=39444

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Parking Restrictions on Saturday, July 22nd

The following parking restrictions are in place on Saturday, July 22nd starting at 7:00 am:

1. The west side of High Street from Swan to Arch Streets and Bleecker Street to Tibbits Avenue.

2. The west side of West Street from Bleecker to Arch Streets.

3. The north side of Bleecker Street from George to Paine Streets.

These areas are posted with orange cones and signs.

Talham Construction will be seal coating portions of those areas during that time. Please cooperate so as to avoid any damage to your vehicles.

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Black Bridge Trail Project Final Design Presentation Materials

Village of Green Island officials and project engineers from Barton & Loguidice presented the final design of the new Black Bridge Trail Project to the community for the first time on Monday, July 17th at 6:45 pm (after the Village Board meeting).

This project has been several years in the making and the final product incorporates several ideas that were derived from a public meeting that was held in September of 2016 and during a public comment period held during the same timeframe. Amenities include two overlook areas with views of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers, two seating areas with benches, trash and pet waste receptacles and a small parking area adjacent to the trail. A good group of residents and stakeholders attended Monday’s presentation which included a question and answer period afterward.

Contractor bids for the project will be opened on August 1st with the authorization of bid award expected to be acted on at a Special Village Board Meeting to be held on August 7th at 5:00 pm. Construction should be completed in Fall 2017.

A copy of the brief visual presentation can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

Black Bridge Trail Public Info Mtg Materials 7-17-17

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Power Outage Due to Storm

Update Tuesday 7:30 am: Power has been restored. Thank you all for your patience.

Update Monday 11:26 pm: It is confirmed that the storm damaged two sections of a National Grid transmission line coming into the Village. In order to make the repairs, all power has been shut off. National Grid repair crews are on the scene. No time frame for restoration yet, but this outage could last several hours. Please call 911 if you have an emergency.

Update Monday 10:20 pm: It appears the storm damaged two sections of a National Grid transmission line coming into the Village. In order to make the repairs, all power must be shut off immediately. This will happen shortly. National Grid repair crews are on the scene. No time frame for restoration yet. Please call 911 if you have an emergency.

Original Monday 8:40 pm: The Green Island Power Authority is presently experiencing a partial power outage related to the storms that just passed through. Crews are evaluating the situation at this time. Please turn off and unplug all appliances such as televisions, air conditioners, etc. to prevent power surge when electricity is restored.

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Fireworks facts; Sparklers legal, all others illegal

We here at the Village of Green Island encourage everyone to celebrate our independence on the 4th of July. However, your safety is more important than anything, which is why Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan, Police Chief Christopher Parker and Fire Chief Robert Bourgeois want you to know what is legal and what is not.

A recent change in New York State Penal Law and Albany County Law now allows for the sale and use of only a specific category of consumer fireworks known as Sparkling Devices. All other fireworks are still illegal in New York State.

Sparkling Devices are ground based or handheld devices that produce a shower of colored sparks and or a colored flame, audible crackling or whistling noise and smoke. The law limits the type, size and construction of Sparkling Devices and requires that these devices must be hand held or mounted on a base or spike and be limited in sizes that range from 1 to 500 grams of pyrotechnic composition.

Sale and use of Sparkling Devices are legal only in counties and cities that have enacted a local law pursuant to section 405.00 of the Penal Law of NY. Albany County has enacted this law. There is still danger involved and precautions needed with legal sparkler devices. Please read below for further information.

SAFETY TIPS:
• Always follow the directions located on the packaging
• All sparklers are for outdoor use only, never use indoors
• Always wear eye protection when using sparklers
• Never light more than one sparkler at a time
• Never point a sparkler tube towards anyone or any part of your body
• Keep sparklers and novelty devices in a safe secure location when not in use
• Never use sparklers when under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Always keep an approved fire extinguisher nearby during a display
• Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
• Douse malfunctioning and spent devices with water before discarding to prevent a fire
• Purchase sparklers and novelty devices from NY State registered retailers

FACTS:
• Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 F
• It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy or use sparklers in NY State
• In 2013 there were 8 deaths and 11,400 reported injuries in the United States related to fireworks. Sparklers accounted for 31% of these injuries. Many of these injuries were to people under the age of 18.
• Sparklers and certain novelty devices are the only consumer fireworks that are legal in certain parts of NY State. Learn more at: www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/news/sparklingdevices.cfm

Please follow the law and use common sense so that nobody gets hurt. Happy Fourth of July!

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