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.
Green Island Water Department employees are presently on the scene for an emergency repair of a water break located directly in front of Heatly School, located at 171 Hudson Avenue in Green Island. The repair will result in traffic and parking restrictions in that area, especially during school dismissal time. We ask that parents or those picking up school children be prepared for detours and seek alternative parking away from the front of school. It will be best to park on George or Bleecker Streets near the Paine Street Park or the Ford Motor Company parking lot and walk to the front of school for pick up. Those picking up school children also have permission from McNulty Funeral Home to use their parking lot for temporary parking related to school pickup only. Access from Arch Street and Hudson Avenue to the front of Heatly may not be permissible during the duration of this repair, especially at dismissal time.
At this time, water interruption is not anticipated. If that changes, we will notify the effected users as soon as possible.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and thank you all for your anticipated cooperation through this water repair emergency.
The Green Island Police Department and the New York State Department of Criminal Justice want residents to know who is living in our neighborhoods. One tool that they have provided, for information purposes only, is the sex offender registry. A link is provided below to sign up and be able to obtain information related to sex offenders living in our area.
NYS Sex Offender Registry Website
Due to sewer repair work, there will be NO PARKING on both sides of Arch Street – between James Street and High Street – on Thursday, December 8th from 7am-4pm. We appreciate your cooperation.
It is no longer a matter of IF opiate or heroin addiction will touch someone you know and love, it’s WHEN. Click on link below for an event flyer for the Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain program to be held on December 12, 2016 at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College. This presentation will feature some of the leading experts in the field talking about an issue that is very close to all of us. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this event and learn from current information about one of the most important societal issues we face today, opiates/heroin and addiction.
The Green Island Power Authority has initiated a pilot program recently where they are transitioning some of our old street lights over to new Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) heads when they need replacement. If all works as planned, more and more will be transitioned to the new lighting over time. Unfortunately, the expense to replace all of our lights at once would be too costly unless grant funding becomes available. LED lighting is much more energy efficient and uses the lowest energy consumption of any light product to date (resulting in decreased power cost to the Village).
There are many other benefits including:
- Less environmental concerns as they contain no mercury
- Work well in cold weather
- Instant start up, no warm-up time needed
- More durable (plastic as opposed to glass) and last as long or longer than present bulbs
- Light quality is equal to or greater than existing
Thank you to our hard working GIPA and DPW employees who have taken charge of this program and are shown above installing the latest street light head at George and Swan Streets.
Please let us know what you think and whether or not you notice a difference.
The Green Island Bridge will be closed on Thanksgiving morning due to the running of the annual Troy Turkey Trot. The bridge will be closed from approximately 7:30am to 12 noon. Note that there will be detours and non participants are advised to avoid the area during that time.
Turkey Trot participants and spectators entering from Green Island must be parked legally or they will run the risk of a ticket and/or tow from both public and private areas. Thank you for your cooperation.
National Grid has a planned 5-minute power outage for all Green Island residents and businesses on Wednesday, November 23rd at 8:00am. They do not expect any further interruptions after that. This is a National Grid project so please direct any power related questions to them. Anyone with special medical needs should contact the Fire Department at 273-1041 before the outage or if it is an emergency call 911 immediately.
National Grid thanks you for your cooperation.
Just a reminder that the Village Offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day and Friday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.
The Department of Public Works will be open on Election Day so garbage will be picked up as regularly scheduled, but they will be closed on Friday, November 11th and Monday, November 14th.
The Police, Fire and Water/Sewer Departments will be open as always.
Please remember to exercise your right to vote on Election Day and thank our Veterans for their service on Friday (and everyday).
The Green Island Senior Citizens will be hosting a Chicken Parm fundraiser today, Friday November 4th, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Michael A. Cocca Community Center, 5 George Street. Cost of dinner is S10.00 which includes Chicken Parm, ziti, salad & dessert. Delivery is available for Green Island residents, call 272-7262 to place your order.