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.
The Green Island Police Department has taken several reports of car larcenies, and even a stolen vehicle, over the last few weeks. In many of the reported cases, vehicles were left unlocked and/or valuables were in plain sight.
Please be diligent about locking your vehicles and do not leave valuables, including electronics, in sight of the criminals.
Again, we ask everyone to call 911 immediately if you see something out of the ordinary. If you see something, say something!
We have received a report originating from the Brittonkill School District in Rensselaer County that a man and a woman were taking pictures of buses at dismissal yesterday. There were additional media reports this week from Rensselaer County schools of a couple approaching a child at an elementary playground after school, and a person coming to a high school during the day who attempted to enter through a door that was not the main entrance. There was a similar report from the Ballston Spa School District last week regarding someone taking pictures of school buses at dismissal.
These suspicious activities have been reported in a few local communities close to us recently. We should all be aware to report any suspicious activity and even if you are not sure, call 911. If you see something say something!
The Green Island Bridge will be closed periodically throughout Wednesday, Sept. 21st, between the hours of 9am and 3pm for scheduled maintenance by NYS DOT. It would be best to avoid the area if possible.
As most of you are aware, tomorrow is Primary Election Day in New York State. Please note that Green Island does not have any primary day races and therefore, there is NO PRIMARY ELECTION here tomorrow. We do encourage everyone to vote on General Election Day which this year is on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Please contact the Albany County Board of Elections at 487-5060 if you have any questions.
The Village of Green Island will be holding an Informational Session regarding the development of the Village, State and Federally Funded Black Bridge Connector Trail Project (PIN 1759.77), which will connect the Black Bridge Trail and Upper Cannon Street with a paved multi-use path. The purpose of this meeting is to gain public input, ideas, and comments for the development and eventual construction of this project scheduled for construction in early spring 2017. Proposed amenities of the project include a designated parking area, trailhead, informational/historical kiosks, benches, lighting, and bicycle racks.
People attending are encouraged to bring questions and ideas to the meeting where an open forum question and answer and discussion period will take place immediately following a short presentation.
Please click on links below for draft renderings of the proposed trail. Note that these are just for discussion purposes and your input is very much welcomed into the process.
If there are any special needs or access accommodations required for anyone, please let the Village know by contacting us by Friday, September 16th.
The Information Session will be held on Monday, September 19th, 2016 at 6:45 P.M. in the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street, Green Island, New York.
For questions or any special access needs, please contact Sean Ward at the Village of Green Island 20 Clinton Street Green Island, New York 12183. By phone use 518-273-2201 and by Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.