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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Parking Restrictions on Albany Avenue the week of August 25th

There will be no parking on Albany Avenue on Monday, August 25th from 8am until approximately 3 pm while DPW crews perform cleaning and maintenance duties on the road and catch basins.

Parking will also be restricted on portions of the west side of Albany Avenue on Thursday, August 28th from approximately 10:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Vehicles in the no parking zone on either day will be ticketed and towed at owners expense.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

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Tonight’s GIG Concert Cancelled due to weather

Tonight’s Green Island Gazebo (GIG) Concert has been cancelled in its entirety due to severe thunderstorm warnings from the National Weather Service. The concert will be rescheduled at a later date, if possible.

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Road Repair and Construction Alerts

Be aware of a few Green Island traffic alerts for next week:

Starting on Monday morning and continuing at least all day, contractors will be repairing two catch basins located in the middle of the road on Arch Street between Paine and George Streets (Arch Street side of Pioneer Bank). At least one lane will be open but very narrow. There will be no parking allowed on either side of the Arch Street in that area during this construction.

Starting on Tuesday morning and again lasting at least the day, repairs of a water service line will occur at the busy intersection of Cohoes and Tibbits Avenues. Traffic delays and detours may occur from this project as it is a very busy intersection. All traffic looking to enter into Island Park locations should access to and from the Dyke Avenue intersection in Cohoes to avoid the area.

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Water Break Causes Shutdown

A water break just north of the Green Island Bridge has caused water to be shut off in the south end of the Village. The water will be off for several hours. Please call 911 if you have any emergency.

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Spring Clean-Up and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day

When it rains, stormwater runoff picks up then discharges pollutants into our streams, rivers, and ponds. By removing motor oil, paint, pesticides, and household cleaners from the waste stream, we can help protect our local waterways.

Spring Clean-Up and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day will be held together on Saturday, May 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the D.P.W. Garage on Cohoes Avenue.  This service is for GREEN ISLAND RESIDENTS ONLY. Clean Up will be limited to one pickup truck load or two SUV/station wagonloads for the MONTH, not each week.  HHW will be taken as stated. Residents will be required to sign a form stating that the HHW and refuse came from their residence.  PLEASE NOTE THAT PROPANE TANKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the D.P.W. Garage at 273-5565 or the Village Office at 273-220l.

HHW Acceptable Materials

  • Aerosols
  • Labeled household chemicals
  • Household waste
  • Driveway sealer
  • Paints and stains
  • Automotive fluids and paints
  • Batteries
  • Chemistry sets
  • Caulks and adhesives
  • Garden products
  • Gasoline and oil
  • Propane cylinders
  • Herbicides and insecticides
  • Pesticides and fertilizers
  • Lacquers
  • Lawn care products
  • Pet supplies
  • Mineral spirits
  • Varnishes
  • Thinners
  • Fixers
  • Photography chemicals
  • Rodent control products
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Electronic equipment
  • Computer equipment
  • Televisions

HHW Unacceptable Materials

  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Biological waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • All regulated Hazardous Waste
  • Infectious waste
  • Unknown substances

*For residents of Green Island ONLY. Proof of residency is required*

 

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MS4 ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING AND DRAFT ANNUAL REPORT

The Village of Green Island Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer Systems (MS4) Annual Public Meeting will be held on Monday, May 19th at 5:30 p.m. (prior to the start of the Green Island Power Authority meeting at 6:00 p.m.) at the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street.  A brief presentation of our 2013 Annual Report and our overall storm water program will be followed by questions and answers.  Please visit www.stormwateralbanycounty.org to view the draft joint annual report that has been prepared together with other Albany County communities.  Please contact Sean Ward at seanw@villageofgreenisland.com if you have any questions or comments related to the draft annual report.

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Memorial Day Parade

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Thursday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  Lineup is at 5:30 p.m. on Hudson Avenue.  Please note Hudson Avenue will be closed to traffic at George Street during lineup.  All residents are encouraged to attend the parade and the brief ceremony at the Legnard-Curtin Post that follows.  Please attend and honor our veterans and those who made the supreme sacrifice.  The Green Island Power Authority puts a lot of effort into assembling the Veteran’s float for the parade.  We would like to fill the float to show our appreciation to our military service men and women.  Please contact Maggie Alix at 273-2201 if you would like a ride on the float this year!

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Street Cleaning to be held on Monday

Street Cleaning will be held in the Village on this Monday, May 12th.  This year the street cleaning will be conducted like our snow removal.  The Police Department will travel the streets and announce the time that street cleaning operations will begin.  If you do not hear the announcement, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for not moving your vehicle.  If you have any questions about street cleaning operations, please call the Police Department at 273-2401 or the Department of Public Works at 273-5565.  Vehicles that interfere with street cleaning will receive a TICKET.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

The order of streets to be swept (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, Thames

Lower Hudson Avenue

 

 

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SPRING CLEAN-UP

Spring Clean-Up will be held on the next two Saturdays, May 10th and 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the D.P.W. Garage on Cohoes Avenue.  This service is for GREEN ISLAND RESIDENTS ONLY and will be limited to one pickup truck load or two SUV/station wagonloads for the MONTH, not each week.  Residents will be required to sign a form stating that the refuse came from their residence.  PLEASE NOTE THAT PROPANE TANKS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the D.P.W. Garage at 273-5565 or the Village Office at 273-220l.

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Household Hazardous Waste Day

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the DPW Garage in Green Island

10:00am – 2:00pm

*For residents of Green Island ONLY. Proof of residency is required*

The DPW Garage is located at 50 Cohoes Avenue in Green Island.

Please call DPW Garage at 273-5565 for more information

When it rains, stormwater runoff picks up then discharges pollutants into our streams, rivers, and ponds. By removing motor oil, paint, pesticides, and household cleaners from the waste stream, we can help protect our local waterways.  

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