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.
FIRE CHIEF ROBERT BOURGEOIS ALERTS ALL OF GOVERNOR’S BURN BAN DECLARATION THROUGH MAY 21ST
Fire Chief Robert Bourgeois is alerting all residents to a recent extension and expansion of the current New York State burn ban which will now run through May 21st. 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 previously 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 making this very difficult decision to ban all outdoor fires.” Since that time, we have had several recent days of Red Flag Alerts where there was an extreme danger of fire hazard. 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 extension of the ban.” Bourgeois has also stated that even after May 21st 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).
A Board Meeting of the Albany Pool Communities Inter-Municipal Board will be held on Thursday, May 14th at 9am at The Capital District Regional Planning Commission, One Park Place, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205.
Please visit www.cdrpc.org/CSO.html for information about Albany Pool Communities Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control plan or contact Martin Daley, program coordinator, at (518) 453-0850 or email@example.com.
Street Cleaning will be held in the Village on Monday, May 11th starting at 8:00 a.m. The street cleaning will be conducted like our snow removal. The Police Department will travel the streets and announce the time that street cleaning operations will begin. If you do not hear the announcement, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for not moving your vehicle. Vehicles that interfere with street cleaning will receive a TICKET. If you have any questions about street cleaning operations, please call the Department of Public Works at 273-5565. Rain date is Thursday, May 14th.
During Street Cleaning operations, streets are generally swept in the following order. However, this procedure is subject to change based upon various emergency or other conditions, which might arise.
Lower Paine Street
Lower End Side Streets -Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga, Pine and Whitehall
Lower Hudson Avenue
To avoid getting a ticket, residents who work out-of-town or who leave their cars on the streets should make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to move their car for street sweeping operations.
You can also register for the Code Red alert notification system by filling out and returning a form which is available at the Village Offices, located at 20 Clinton Street. Notifications about street sweeping and other important emergencies and announcements will be sent directly to you by email, text and/or phone.
Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
As per the requirements of our general permit with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, the Village of Green Island will hold an annual meeting to present and discuss our Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program on Monday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street.
The 2014-15 annual report and Stormwater Management Program Plan are both available by clicking on the respective highlighted links. Public comments are due by May 18th and can be sent in writing beforehand or presented verbally or in written form at the annual meeting.
Hydrants will be flushed in Green Island and Maplewood on the following days:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6th, THURSDAY, MAY 7th & FRIDAY, MAY 8th
A slight discoloration in the water may occur and washing of laundry is not recommended during this time. If you have any questions, please contact the Water Treatment Plant at 273-4959 or the Village Office at 273-2201.
A fundraising event will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the Legnard Curtin American Legion Post 927 located at 35 Cohoes Avenue in Green Island. The fundraiser will begin at approximately 12 noon with a motorcycle ride from the post directly to I-787 where the motorcyclists will proceed on a 3 1/2 hour ride outside of the village before returning to Green Island. Brief traffic delays may occur at the intersections of Tibbits Avenue and Cohoes Avenue and Tibbits Avenue and I-787 from approximately 12:00 to 12:30pm as the many motorcycles proceed out of the Village. Delays may also occur between 3:00 and 4:00 pm upon their return.
The Green Island Police Department will assist with traffic in the area.
Village Board of Trustees – Meeting Agenda – April 20th, 2015
BT – Agenda for 4-20-15
Homeowners are reminded to call Dig Safely New York every time you dig into the ground, even if in your own back yard. This is so that all utilities in the ground can be located before digging. The number is 811 or 1-800-962-7962. Failure to do so can result in the obvious danger, and can be very expensive, as the utility companies will charge you back for any damages, which could be in the thousands of dollars. We recommend that you call our building department at 273-2201 beforehand if you have any questions. They also have literature about the Dig Safely program for your use.
The Village, Town and GIPA Offices will close at noon on Friday in observance of Good Friday.
Happy Easter to all.