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.


Green Island Sponsors Red Cross Blood Drive

The Village of Green Island is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive this Saturday, October 18th from 8 a.m until 1 p.m. at the Community Center at 5 George Street. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment may call Ellen McNulty-Ryan at 271-6965.

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2015 Albany County Emergency Preparedness Calendars Available

The Albany County Health Department Citizen Corps has made 2015 Albany County Emergency Preparedness Calendars available at no cost to residents.

The calendar has very helpful emergency service contact information as well as tips and information about what to do in many emergency situations. These calendars are geared for everyone, especially families with children, pet owners, those with disabilities, senior citizens and more.

These calendars are in stock now and can be picked up at the Village Offices at 20 Clinton Street while supplies last.

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Albany County Rural Housing Alliance (ACRHA) Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance Grants Available

ACRHA has 8 grant slots left to assist income qualified first time home buyers with down payment for purchases in Albany County (outside the City of Albany).  This grant is for those who are ready to purchase but have NOT YET signed a contract.

For information contact:

Stephanie Riley, Home Ownership Program Manager

Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc.

PO Box 83, 10 Cayuga Plaza

Cohoes NY 12047

518-235-3920 phone

518-590-0052 fax

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911 Issue Resolved

The Albany County Sheriff’s Office informs us that the glitch that occurred over a multiple County area yesterday has been resolved and that 911 service has been restored. Please call 911 for any police or fire emergency.

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The Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets has been arranged by the Albany County Department of Health in cooperation with the Capital District Veterinary Medical Society.  On Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. for cats and ferrets and 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for dogs at the Public Works Garage, Cohoes Avenue.


All dogs, cats and ferrets must be on leashes or in carriers.  A record of prior vaccination will be required for a three-year immunization.  If no record is present, a one-year vaccination certification will be issued.  The clinic is open to any Albany County resident.  Any inquiry can be directed to Division of Environmental Health Services at 447-4620 or 447-4625.  There will be an $8.00 donation per animal.

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The Village of Green Island Board of Trustees has declared the following Green Island Police Department vehicles as surplus property and hereby offers them for sale by sealed bid:

2008 Ford Crown Victoria-“Unit 103”          2008 Ford Crown Victoria-“Unit 104”

VIN#2FAFP71V58X177848                             VIN# 2FAFP71V58X177849

Mileage 89,171 Upset Price: $500                   Mileage 81,823 Upset Price: $500

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Village Office, 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, New York 12183 on or before Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:00 am where they will be publicly opened and read. Submittals shall be placed on a sheet of clean paper with the description of the item(s) (must specify which vehicle) and amount of bid(s) legibly and clearly written or typed along with contact information including name, address, email address and phone number for said bidder. Bids shall be placed in a sealed envelope with the words “Surplus Vehicle Bid” written on the front and submitted to the Village Office before the deadline. Winning bidders will be notified and required to pay said winning bid amount by cash or certified check and to sign a purchase agreement within one week of notification of award. Vehicles will be sold “as is” and “where is” without any warranties, express or implied and without any warranty as to fitness for any particular use. The Village of Green Island has the right to accept or reject all bids.

Please contact Sean Ward at the Village Office (273-2201) or if you have any questions about the bid process.

2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Vehicles

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1:45 p.m., Sept. 29, 2014

On Monday, September 29, starting at 1:45 p.m., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will perform a full test of the RPIAlert system. The RPIAlert system is used to provide information quickly to the community during an emergency and could help save lives.

During the test, the RPIAlert system will sound a siren throughout the campus community and extending into the neighboring community. The siren test will last about five minutes.  The system will also send text messages, voicemails, and emails to members of the RPI community.

Anyone with questions can call the Rensselaer Department of Public Safety at 518-276-6656.

Go to to learn more.  During an emergency, this will be the initial source of information for the Rensselaer community, the media, and our neighbors in the community.

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1981 American LaFrance Pumper

You are probably wondering what happened to our old 1981 American LaFrance engine truck that served the Green Island Fire Department for many years. It has been sold and retired from front line duty and now entertains thousands of children as a play set at Halls Farm in Charlotte NC.

1981 American LaFrance at Halls Farm Charlotte, NC 9-24-14GIFD 1981 ALF Engine at Halls Farm Charlotte NC 9-26-14

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Save Money on your Phone Bill

The New York State Public Service Commission has alerted us to a program which may be of benefit to some of you. The New York State Lifeline Discounted Telephone Service is an assistance program offered by many telephone providers, including some wireless and cable companies (Verizon and Time Warner Cable are participants), to help income-eligible consumers save money on their phone bills. Follow link to for more information.

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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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