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.




WHEN:       Thursday, November 26, 2015 from 7:30 am to approximately 12 noon

WHERE:    The area surrounding the Green Island Bridge, including the south end of George Street, Albany Avenue and Lower Hudson Avenue will be affected with closures, delays and parking restrictions.

WHAT:       The Green Island Bridge will be closed to through traffic from 7:30am to 12 noon on Thursday morning due to the Troy Turkey Trot. The bridge will be closed completely from 7:30-8:30 am. No traffic, including local traffic to the Rivers Edge Apartments will be allowed through during this time. After 8:30am, local traffic will be allowed into the Rivers Edge Apartments but there will still be no through traffic to Troy until the end of the races.

Motorists not participating are advised to avoid the area from Exit 8 of I-787 to the Green Island Bridge including Lower Hudson Avenue, Albany Avenue and the south end of George Street on Green Island. Traffic delays are probable during this time. Participants are also reminded that they are to only park in legal parking spaces and watch for any other parking restrictions as well. Parking on the Green Island Bridge is prohibited.

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Government Offices closed Thursday and Friday

The Village, Town and Green Island Power Authority (GIPA) administrative offices and the Department of Public Works and GIPA garage will all be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes to all throughout the holiday season.

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Saratoga Street Project scheduled to be completed this week

The Saratoga Street project is nearing completion.  The sewer and storm drain separation portion of the project has been completed and is functioning.  Paving of the roadway is scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, November 25th of this week.  The paving will be performed by Callanan Industries who is expected to be on site by 7:00 each morning.  The roadway should be opened up to traffic by the end of the day Wednesday. Thank you to all for your patience throughout this improvement project.

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Village, Town and GIPA Offices closed for Election Day

The Village, Town and GIPA Offices will be closed for Election Day. All other essential departments (Police, Fire, Water/Sewer, DPW) will remain open.

Garbage will be picked up as per their normal schedule.

Please exercise your right to vote! Polling places are located at the Green Island Municipal Center (Districts 1&2) and Heatly School (Districts 3&4).

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Hydrants will be flushed in Green Island and Maplewood on the following days:

Wednesday                                 November 4th
Thursday                                     November 5th
Friday                                           November 6th

A slight discoloration in the water may occur and washing of laundry is not recommended during this time. If you have any questions, please contact the Water Treatment Plant at 273-4959 or the Village Office at 273-220l.  Thank you.

Village of Green Island
Water Department

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Halloween Parade

The annual Green Island Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, October 31st. The parade will form at 5:30pm at the corner of George and Hamilton Streets. The parade will begin at 6:00pm and proceed north on George, west on Arch, north on High, east on Bleecker and then to the Paine Street Park. Prizes will be awarded to those judged to have the best floats and costumes. Cider and donuts will be served at the park.

In the case of inclement weather, parade organizers may move the event under the Collar City Bridge.

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The Village of Green Island will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street, Green Island, NY. A Special Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees will occur immediately after the public hearing.

The purpose of the public hearing is to consider Local Law No. 4 of 2015. A local law amending Chapter 169 – §169-17 – Zoning Map.  The purpose of this legislation is to update the Village Zoning Map to include the Planned Development District for 21 Albany Avenue, Green Island, NY. The Village Board agenda includes items pertaining to the SEQR determination and action on the proposed Local Law No. 4.

All interested parties may appear and be heard.

DATED: October 20, 2015

Anne M. Strizzi, Village Clerk

Village of Green Island

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Traffic Alert-Tibbits Avenue paving

Milling and paving operations will occur on Tibbits Avenue on Thursday, October 15th and Friday, October 16th and will cause traffic concerns.

Tibbits Avenue will be closed between I-787 and Cohoes Avenue on both days. Vehicles should use the Dyke Avenue exit on I-787 for access to the north end of Green Island.

Tibbits Avenue between George and Cannon Streets will experience delays and/or detours during this time as well.


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Notice of Water Interruption on Monday

Water service will be interrupted in the north end of the Village, from Arch Street to Tibbits Avenue, on Monday morning from 9:00am to approximately 12 noon due to the necessary repair of a major water valve. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Please contact the Water Department at 273-4959 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

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Traffic Alert: Area Accelerated Paving Projects Set to Begin Soon

Paving is set to begin on Hoosick Street and Route 787. Construction on a $3.07 million project to repave Hoosick Street (Route 7) in Troy and Route 787 in Cohoes is scheduled to start next week.

The project will pave Route 787 in Cohoes from Tibbits Avenue near Green Island to Saratoga Street (Route 32) in Cohoes and Hoosick Street (Route 7) from 8th Street in Troy to Hillcrest Avenue in the Town of Brunswick.

Paving on the 1.8-mile stretch of Route 787 is scheduled to begin next week and continue through early October. Route 787 work will largely occur during weekday daytime hours using off-peak lane closures. Three Saturday daytime work sessions are also expected to occur. Both directions of Route 787 will remain open at all times, and all properties in the area will remain accessible for emergency vehicles.

Sidewalk work on Hoosick Street in Troy is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 14, with paving of this 1.6-mile stretch to follow. Work will continue into November. To minimize impacts to traffic, all milling and paving on Hoosick Street will occur between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Work on sidewalks may have isolated impacts to traffic between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Otherwise, all lanes on Hoosick Street will be open during daytime hours during NYSDOT’s work, and all properties in the area will remain accessible for emergency vehicles. Work on Hoosick Street will include installing sidewalk ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The City of Troy also is performing a project on Hoosick Street to adjust drainage gates and manhole covers ahead of NYSDOT’s pavement resurfacing.

The contractor for this project is Rifenburg Construction, Inc., of Troy.

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