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.
In an effort to keep our children safe, beginning the first day of school and on all days that school in is session, ARCH STREET between George Street and Hudson Avenue will be CLOSED to all traffic traveling EAST from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. It will also be closed at any time that school is dismissed early. Traffic will be allowed traveling WEST on ARCH STREET.
It simply means that all traffic going to the school will have to travel north on Hudson Avenue from Swan Street, rather than from Arch Street. We think this will improve safety and we are going to give it a trial run. If we find it to be successful, we will take it to the Village Board to make it a local law, just like we did the restricted parking in front of the school a few years ago. PLEASE COOPERATE so we can keep our kids safe.
Please click here to view the New York State Retirement Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for the Elected Officials of the Village of Green Island.
The Village of Green Island Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. at the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street, Green Island, New York to hear the following requests:
Request from Joseph A. Lazzaro, owner of 1-7 James Street, Green Island requesting a Special Use Permit on behalf of prospective tenant, who wishes to open a redemption center for bottles and cans at this location. The property is zoned Industrial (I).
Dated: July 7, 2016
Kristin M. Swinton, Chairperson
Village of Green Island Planning Board
The Seal of the Village of Green Island has been colored teal in honor of former Green Islander Zach Remillard and his Coastal Carolina baseball team (Teal Nation) on the occasion of winning the NCAA National Championship on Thursday afternoon. Zach, a senior third baseman and cleanup hitter, was very instrumental in the outcome and was named to the All Tournament Team. Congratulations to Zach and also to his parents Ernie and Jennifer (Connery) Remillard and brother Will (who is presently with the Chicago Cubs organization). Green Island is very proud of your accomplishments and now look forward to watching you move on to the Chicago White Sox soon.
We are anticipating a large crowd for a rally to be held in support of the United Auto Workers (UAW) on Wednesday, June 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Cohoes Avenue from Tibbits Avenue to Veterans Memorial Drive will be closed to all (except local) traffic starting at 4:00 P.M. Those needing to get to businesses located at 60, 70, 75, 80, 85 and 90 Cohoes Avenue and all of Veterans Memorial Drive will need use the I-787/Dyke Avenue exit to access those sites.
There will be No Parking: 1) on the west side of Cohoes Avenue from Bleecker Street to Tibbits Avenue, 2) on both sides of Tibbits Avenue between Cohoes Avenue and West Street, and 3) the Tibbits Avenue parking lot for Veterans Memorial Stadium. Parking in private lots will be prohibited without the express consent of the owners.
Members of the media should report to event staff on Cohoes Avenue between Tibbits Avenue and Bleecker Street for further direction (GPS: 35 Cohoes Avenue, Green Island, NY 12183).
All UAW Rally participants should park at the former Ford Motor Company parking lot (GPS: 50 Tibbits Avenue, Green Island, NY 12183) located at the intersection of Tibbits Avenue and Cannon Street. This site can be accessed by exiting at Tibbits Avenue from I-787.
Residents on Tibbits Avenue should be aware that there could be significant vehicle (including trucks) and pedestrian traffic during this time.
Those not a part of the rally should avoid this area if at all possible and enter Green Island from the south end of the Village.
Albany County will be doing crack seal maintenance on George Street on Monday, June 13th from 9am to 3pm. There will be no parking on George Street from Tibbits Avenue to the Green Island Bridge during this time and some traffic delays may occur. Sign boards have been placed at both ends of the street as a reminder. Vehicles not moved may be towed so that damage does not occur to your vehicle. Vehicles will be allowed to park in the former Ford Motor Company parking lot, behind the basketball courts on Cannon Street, and the municipal lot at 11 Hudson Avenue. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
We have received a couple of reports of raccoon sightings in Green Island recently. Thus far the complaints have come from the area along Paine and James Streets and north of Arch Street to Tibbits Avenue. It is not unusual to see raccoons in a populated setting and while they prefer to roam at night they do come out during the day too. It is important to know that raccoons in a populated area are probably looking for food and shelter. Please be sure to close garbage can lids (and strap them if possible) and do not leave food (such as pet food, bird feeders, etc.) outside. Please seal up your home and shed so that they cannot access inside them or under porches. You may have to fence in gardens if they become a nuisance (and eat your product).
We have attached a link to the NYSDEC website with a raccoon fact sheet:
If you see a raccoon acting strangely and aggressively, salivating heavily or if it has paralyzed hind legs, this may be a sign of illness and you should call 9-1-1 immediately to report it.
Starting today the basketball courts at the Paine Street Park will be CLOSED temporarily. The Village is having the basketball courts resurfaced and giving the backboards a fresh coat of paint! While this will be an inconvenience for the next 7-10 days, it’s going to worth the wait.
The basketball court area will be barricaded, NO ONE is allowed on the basketball courts or in the work area until the project is complete. The play ground will remain open. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
The Green Island Memorial Day Parade will be held on Thursday, May 26th, forming at 5:30 p.m. near the point at Hudson Avenue and George Street. The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. and after a brief wreath ceremony will proceed north on George Street, then west on Arch Street and finally north on Cohoes Avenue to the Legnard Curtin Post 927 at 35 Cohoes Avenue. A ceremony remembering our fallen soldiers as well as honoring Vietnam Veteran and Grand Marshall David Carl and our other veterans will be held at the finish. Following the ceremony, refreshments will be served by the Legnard-Curtin Post 927. All are invited and encouraged to come out to honor and support our heroes.
Street Cleaning will be held in the Village on Thursday, May 19th starting at 8:00 a.m. 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. Vehicles that interfere with street cleaning will receive a TICKET. If you have any questions about street cleaning operations, please call the Department of Public Works at 273-5565. Rain date is Friday, May 20th.
During Street Cleaning operations, streets are generally swept in the following order. However, this procedure is subject to change based upon various emergency or other conditions which may arise.
Lower Paine Street
Lower End Side Streets -Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga, Pine and Whitehall
Lower Hudson Avenue
To avoid getting a ticket, 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 street sweeping operations.
You can also register for the emergency alert notification system by filling out and returning a form which is available at the Village Offices, located at 20 Clinton Street. Notifications about street sweeping and other important emergencies and announcements will be sent directly to you by email, text and/or phone.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.