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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National Grid Gas Main Project Schedule for May 22nd through 26th

National Grid service line replacement* will continue on High Street next week (South of Arch Street).

They will also be starting Paine Street services on Monday with a second crew, starting at Bleeker Street and working their way South.

Once the crew on High Street finishes they will move to finish the services on Bleeker Street and then team up with the crew on Paine Street.

Retirements of old mains are scheduled to start the week of 6/5.

Streets will be closed except for local traffic only when crews are working in the area.

*All service crew personnel must carry identification. Please be sure that they present it before letting anyone into your home. If you suspect that something doesn’t seem right, call 9-1-1 for the Green Island Police immediately and they will check things out.

Vehicles should be moved from the construction area so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

 

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Memorial Day Parade

The annual Memorial Day Parade, which this year coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, will be held on WEDNESDAY, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. Lineup is at 5:30 p.m. starting on Hudson Avenue at George Street. Please note that Hudson Avenue will be closed to traffic in that area during lineup. All residents are encouraged to attend the parade and the brief ceremony and reception at the Legnard Curtin Post that follows. This year’s Grand Marshal is Vietnam Veteran and American Legion Commander Anthony Lazzaro. Please attend and honor Anthony, our veterans and those that made the supreme sacrifice so that we can live with freedom today.

The Green Island Power Authority puts a lot of effort into assembling the Veteran’s float for the parade. To show our appreciation, we would like to fill the float with those who served or are serving our military service. Please contact parade organizer Maggie Alix at 273-2201  if you would like to ride on the float this year.

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Street Cleaning on Thursday

Street Cleaning will be held throughout the Village starting on Thursday, May 18th at 8:00 am. All vehicles must be moved when the Police Department announces or risk getting a ticket. Thank you for your cooperation.

NOTE: Due to National Grid construction, the entire length of High Street, West Street and Paine Street will NOT be done on Thursday. Those not done on Thursday will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced over the alert system. Please sign up if you haven’t already (see Green Island Notification System tab on right side of home page).

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National Grid Gas Main Project Schedule for May 8th through 12th

Parking restrictions for the week of 5/8/2017 – 5/12/2017:

Monday 5/8/2017

West side of Paine St from Swan St to Center St
Intersection of James St & Bleeker St
Intersection of West St & Bleeker St
Service crews* will be on High St starting at Tibbits St and working South

Tuesday 5/9/2017

West side of Paine St from Swan St to Center St
Cohoes Ave from Bleeker St to Arch St
Service crews* will be on High St starting at Tibbits St and working South

Wednesday 5/10/2017

West side of Paine St from Swan St to Center St
Intersection of West St & Arch St
Service crews* will be on High St starting at Tibbits St and working South

Thursday 5/11/2017

Service crews* will be on High St starting at Tibbits St and working South

Friday 5/12/2017

Service crews* will be on High St starting at Tibbits St and working South

Streets will be closed except for local traffic only when crews are working in the area.

*Gas service line replacement to individual homes has begun. All service crew personnel must carry identification. Please be sure that they present it before letting anyone into your home. If you suspect that something doesn’t seem right, call 9-1-1 for the Green Island Police immediately and they will check things out.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

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DRAFT Joint Annual Report SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges and Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP)

The Joint Annual Report and Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) are both for the public to read and is available at www.stormwateralbanycounty.org.

DRAFT Joint Annual Report SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) Permit No. GP-0-10-002 Reporting Period March 10, 2016 to March 9, 2017.

A requirement of all regulated “MS4” municipalities, including the Village of Green Island, is the submission of an Annual Report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation due in FINAL form by June 1. As stated in SPDES Permit No. GP-0-10-002, Part V. C. 2 and referenced in the MS4 Annual Report Form, “MS4s” may submit a Joint Annual Report provided they have a legally binding agreement with other regulated “MS4s”. Effective October 15, 2008, twelve “MS4s” in Albany County formed via an Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County. In July, 2009 the State University of New York (SUNY Uptown Campus) joined the Stormwater Coalition and as a University partner entered into a legally binding agreement which listed as one of the shared activities the preparation of a Joint Annual Report. As a consequence of these two legal agreements which have since been renewed by all of the communities, thirteen regulated “MS4s” in Albany County can submit a Joint Annual Report. Sean Ward (Green Island) had been the uncompensated Chairman of the Board of the Coalition since its inception until he stepped down in 2016 and John Dzialo from the Town of Colonie assumed leadership. Sean is still a member of the Board of Directors representing Green Island. For this reporting period (March 10, 2016 to March 9, 2017) the Stormwater Coalition is submitting a Joint Annual Report (Option 3) such that activities pertaining to Minimum Control Measures 1 and 2 (Public Education and Public Participation) have been recorded for each “MS4”, but submitted as aggregate totals. Information pertaining to Minimum Control Measures 3, 4, 5, and 6 (Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination; Pre and Post Construction Stormwater Management; and Municipal Good Housekeeping) is submitted individually. The entire document is submitted under one Cover Page, followed by Municipal Compliance Certification (MCC) Forms for each “MS4”, followed by joint information (Water Quality Trends; MCM1; MCM2), followed by individual “MS4” information pertaining to Minimum Control Measures 3, 4, 5, and 6. The following MS4/municipalities are participating in this report and in parenthesis is their SPDES permit number:

Village of Green Island (NYR20A377)
Albany County (NYR20A359)
City of Albany (NYR20A464)
Town of Guilderland (NYR20A211
Village of Menands (NYR20A144)
Town of Bethlehem (NYR20A208)
Town of New Scotland (NYR20A463)
City of Cohoes (NYR20A243)
Town of Colonie (NYR20A190)
City of Watervliet (NYR20A087)
Village of Colonie (NYR20A076)
State University of New York at Albany (NYR20A234)

This DRAFT Joint Annual Report and Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) is for the public to read and is available at www.stormwateralbanycounty.org as of May 5th. Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged by May 19th and these can be shared electronically using the Stormwater Coalition website interface ( www.stormwateralbanycounty.org); by e-mail (swcoalition@albanycounty.com); by contacting 447-5645; by contacting the individuals listed as Public Contacts on the Coalition website. Hard copies of this Annual Report are located at 175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202 and at 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, New York 12183 upon request.

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West Street Garbage to be Picked Up on Wednesday

Due to the National Grid gas line replacement project, garbage pick-up for West Street, between Tibbits Avenue and Bleecker Street, has been delayed and will now be picked up on Wednesday, May 3rd, starting at 7am. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for May 1st through 3rd

ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REMOVED FROM WEST STREET, HIGH STREET AND BLEECKER STREET BY 8:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR POST CONSTRUCTION STREET CLEANING

Additional parking restrictions:

Monday 5/1

Bleeker St from James St to George St
West side of Paine St from Bleeker St to Arch St

Tuesday 5/2

Bleeker St from James St to George St
West side of Paine St from Bleeker St to Arch St

Wednesday 5/3

West side of Paine St from Bleeker St to Arch St for main project

Street blocks will be closed except for local traffic while we are working in the area.

Individual gas service line replacement will begin on Monday 5/1 starting on West St. All personnel must carry identification. Please be sure that they present it before letting anyone into your home. If you suspect that something doesn’t seem right, call 9-1-1 for the Green Island Police immediately and they will check things out.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

 

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for April 27th & 28th

Parking restrictions on Thursday 4/27 & Friday 4/28

Thursday 4/27:

West side of High St from Tibbits St to Bleeker St

Bleeker St from James St to George St

West side of Paine St from Bleeker St to Arch St

Friday 4/28:

Bleeker St from James St to George St

West side of Paine St from Bleeker St to Arch St

 

Street blocks will be closed except for local traffic while they are working in the area.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for April 20th & 21st

Parking restrictions on Thursday 4/20 & Friday 4/21

West side of High St (entire street)

Street blocks will be closed except for local traffic while they are working in the area.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

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Chief Bourgeois Warns all of New York State Burn Ban through May 15th

Fire Chief Robert Bourgeois is alerting all residents to the current New York State burn ban which will run through May 15th. Exceptions will be made for those that are cooking on a grill provided that the flame is no higher than 6” from the burner source and the cooking grill is equipped with an attached fire proof cover. All other fires are banned during this time. Chief Bourgeois stated, “We are at a very critical time over the next few weeks where the Spring conditions in place now with a dry atmosphere including low humidity and wind put us at the highest risk of fire. We need to do whatever we can to alleviate that risk, which is why I am emphasizing the ban on all outdoor fires.”  Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan added, “Green Island is a community where many of the homes are located in close proximity to each other and the risk of fire from backyard burning during these dry times is too great to allow it to happen. I commend Chief Bourgeois for recognizing this and making the decision to reinforce the ban.” Bourgeois has also stated that even after May 15th he will extend this ban on burning during any period in the future in which the National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag” fire advisory for Eastern Albany County. As always, in case of emergency dial 9-1-1 immediately. Other suggestions from Chief Bourgeois: 1. Those cooking should never leave the grill unattended. 2. Make sure the grill is a safe distance away from your home, deck railings or other structures that can ignite. 3. If the grill flame flares up, try to safely close the cover to smother the flame. 4. Have a source such as a fire extinguisher or baking soda ready to extinguish the grill in case it flares up and out of control (do not use water on a cooking fire). 5. Keep the garden hose ready and nearby in case a structure is accidently ignited while cooking (and call 9-1-1).

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