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 Village of Green Island and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office will be co-sponsoring a Heroin Awareness Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Heatly School, 171 Hudson Avenue, Green Island, New York 12183. The meeting will be led by Green Island Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple and will feature speakers from Catholic Charities, Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc., Albany Medical Center Hospital and New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS). Amongst the topics will be the status of the heroin epidemic, where overdoses are occurring, preventive tips, how addiction starts and where to get help. All attendees will have an opportunity to receive lifesaving NARCAN training while there. Please make every attempt to attend this meeting and learn valuable information about what is now a public health epidemic. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. A link to the event flyer is below, feel free to distribute.
Heroin Town Hall Meeting in Green Island 10-11-17
In conjunction with the completion of the gas main replacement project, National Grid will be performing street cleaning operations in the project areas of the Village on Monday, September 11th, starting at 8:00 am. All vehicles must be moved from the entire length of West Street, High Street, Upper Paine Street, Bleecker Street and the one block section of Cohoes Avenue from Bleecker to Arch Streets. The Police Department will announce street by street prior to the sweeper coming through. Thank you for your cooperation.
UPDATE: Power has been fully restored as of 5 p.m. George Street will be open to all traffic shortly. Thank you to GIPA and Harlan Electric crews for their hard work and dedication on Labor Day.
Due to a vehicle accident early this morning near the corner of Lafayette and George Streets, customers are experiencing a power outage from the Collar City Bridge and south. Repair crews are on the scene and en route but it may take several hours to repair the damage caused by this accident.
In addition, George Street is closed entirely between Lafayette Street and the Green Island Bridge causing detours there. Traffic entering or exiting Green Island should do so in the north end of the Village at Tibbits Avenue.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.
As always, if you have an emergency or otherwise need assistance from the Police or Fire Departments, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Hurricane Harvey Donations
Resident Joann Wilson is working with the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany to collect personal items for the people of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey. They are in need of everything, including toothbrushes, hair brushes, shampoo, soap, dippers and toilet paper. Items may be dropped off to her at 7 High Street throughout the week and then she will deliver it to Veterans Miracle Center. They are looking to fill as many truckloads as possible so please feel free to share. She would like to thank you in advance for your kindness.
Department of Public Works crews from Albany County, with assistance from Green Island, will be striping and painting crosswalks on George Street in Green Island from Monday, August 21st through Friday, August 25th. Traffic delays, detours and closures may occur in that area during this time. Please pay attention to flaggers and signage during this project. It is always best to avoid the area if it is possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
Arch Street between George Street and Hudson Avenue will be closed to all traffic on Thursday, August 17th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm due to tree removal operations.
There will also be parking restrictions on that section of Arch Street and a small 100′ portion of Hudson Avenue (near Arch Street) as well. Please watch for barricades and signs in the area.
Thank you for your cooperation.
On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at approximately 07:30a.m. Green Island Police Officers arrested WILLIAM GOODMAN (DOB: 10/20/1974) on the charge of failing to register internet accounts/identifiers within 10 days of creation while registering as a sex offender , after the subject was released from Saratoga County Jail. GOODMAN is a registered sex offender, previously involved in an incident investigated by Waterford PD in July 2017. GOODMAN was arrested by Waterford PD and lodged at the Saratoga County Jail following that incident. Information was received from various sources, including messages to Green Island Police Department social media accounts from concerned citizens, regarding GOODMAN’s online social media activity. An investigation was launched by Green Island Police Department officers and an arrest warrant was obtained for GOODMAN’s arrest.
GOODMAN appeared in Green Island Town Court on 08/08/2017 for arraignment. GOODMAN was remanded to the Albany County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. GOODMAN will reappear at a later time/date in Green Island Town Court where representatives from the Albany County District Attorney’s Office will assist in handling the case.
The success of this investigation once again relied on our department’s relationship with our community and a citizen’s willingness to assist in reporting suspicious activity.
Charges: Failure to Register & Verify – NYS Corrections Law 168(f) Sub 4
We have just now received the following OFFICIAL notice from DCJS:
Issued By: NYS-DCJS
Affected Jurisdictions: Albany, Saratoga Counties
Headline: Alert-Sex Offender relocation notice
NY Alert is sending this notice because you registered to receive notification when an offender moves into or out of your requested area. We are notifying you of a move into/out of the area you specified. WILLIAM GOODMAN has moved from 8 SWAN STREET #2, GREEN ISLAND, NY 12183 to Saratoga County Jail 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move. Thank you.
In addition to the regular testing associated with our annual water report that is posted on this site every year (see Water/Sewer tab), The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Albany County Department of Health (ACDOH) this year sampled for the presence of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) that are commonly known as PFOA and/or PFOC. These are the compounds that made the news recently when they were found in very high concentrations in Hoosick Falls and surrounding areas. This testing occurred in June and the report was made available to us this week. While small concentrations were found in our water, the report will show that we are well below the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acceptable levels and our “water is acceptable for all uses”. Although the Health Department has assured us that our water is safe for all uses now, as an additional precaution we have been consulting with area municipal water plant operators and the Albany County Department of Health to look into adding additional layers of carbon filters (we already have some) to our process so that we can remove all of it. Carbon filters have been used to lower concentrations in other communities with high readings and have proven very effective. Please contact Sean Ward at 273-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. You can see the entire report by clicking on the link below:
NYSDOH PFC Testing 7-19-17
Water customers on Clinton Street and George Street between Market and Center Streets may experience a loss of water for an period of time due to a water break in the area. We are sorry for any inconvenience and we thank you for your anticipated cooperation.