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.


Brief Village Tree Dedication to be held tonight at 6:20 pm

The new Village tree will be officially dedicated in a brief ceremony to be held at approximately 6:20pm tonight at the Memorial Park at 19 George Street (“The Point”) in Green Island. Anonymous donors have purchased the new tree and a beautiful monument that replaces the longtime landmark tree that adorned the entrance to the residential section of the Village for years and had to be taken down for safety reasons a few months ago. It will be dedicated to long time Village official John J. Pulenskey who served in various capacities, including as Deputy Mayor and Police Commissioner, starting in 1966 and was a long time benefactor and friend to the Village and Town of Green Island. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Officer Pollay Promoted to Sergeant in Troy

Congratulations to Christopher Pollay, who was promoted to Troy Police Department Sergeant today. Chris (center) is shown here with Green Island Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan and Troy Police Chief John Tedesco. Chris also does a great job for us as an Officer for the Green Island Police Department.


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Campaign Signs

It is the time of year when political campaign signs start popping up around all municipalities, including Green Island. As a reminder, political campaign signs can be displayed on private property and at the expressed consent of the owner. Any signs put on public property will be removed by DPW and can be retrieved at the garage up until November 11th. After that, they will be disposed of. Please contact the DPW Garage at 273-5565 if you have any questions or to make arrangements for pickup.

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Message from Police Chief Parker re: recent car break-ins

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!

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Message from Police Chief Parker re: area schools

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!

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Green Island Bridge Maintenance

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.

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No Primary Election in Green Island

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.

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Black Bridge Trail Project-Notice of Public Information Meeting

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



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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.

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NYS Retirement Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution

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.

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