The official website of the Village of Hoosick Falls, NY—the Grandma Moses Discovery Village. Located on the Hoosic River, among the bucolic foothills of the Green Mountains in the town of Hoosick, in northeast corner of New York's Rensselaer County. Home of the historic Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machinery Company—once the largest company of its kind in the world. The former factory town is now a picturesque quaint village with scenery that still inspires artists like it did with Grandma Moses in years past.

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Village Offices

Hours:
8:30am-3:30pm M-F

Phone number:
518-686-7072

Address:
24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

POLICE:
911 or 518-686-7900

NOTICES
will be posted here.

Economic Development

Hoosick Rising Hoosick Rising is the economic development initiative of the Village of Hoosick Falls and Town of Hoosick.

Events

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Next Regular Board Meeting:
November 13, 2018

The Village Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Building at 24 Main Street, unless otherwise noted. For the November 13th 2018 agenda, click here.

Detour Map for John Street Work

Construction Work on Upper John St/Route 22

Scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 14th

November 11th, 2018—The Village of Hoosick Falls wants to make you aware of an upcoming construction project that will be happening this week. The Village will be working with the owner of 9-11 John Street (Byte) to install a new water line for the purposes of operating the building sprinkler system. This fits into the Village’s long term goals of economic development and overall public benefit, especially in the downtown commercial section of the Village

This work will likely be a 1 to 2 day project starting on Tuesday, November 13th, although we have left open the entire week, should weather or other unforeseen circumstances delay or extend the project. The hope is that the bulk of the work is on the first day (Tuesday, weather permitting), and because of the nature of the work (breaking up the pavement, digging across most of John Street, laying and testing new pipe, and filling), it will likely take 12-14 hours on the first day. This includes an early start time (6:00am, with the louder work beginning around 6:30am) and work extending into the evening hours. If the work continues past sunset, we will have lights on hand to continue the work until we are able to open the road again.

During this work, there will be a detour to avoid the construction project, and flaggers to help maintain a steady flow and to assist trucks.

  • NORTH-BOUND TRAFFIC on 22 will be directed to turn right onto lower Classic Street (the one-way road) and then straight onto Route 22. Flaggers will be in both locations.
  • SOUTH-BOUND TRAFFIC on 22 will be directed down Main Street to take the right turn onto Elm Street (by the Armory), and then left on to Church Street/Route 22. Flaggers will be in both locations.

We want to make you aware of this construction project so that you can plan ahead and know what to expect. We are excited to see more businesses investing in Hoosick Falls, but also acknowledge and apologize for the inconveniences this may cause. We will post any updates on our website, as well as on the "Town and Village of Hoosick Falls" Facebook page.

For a larger version of the detour map, please click here.

Ann Bornt

Obituary and Service information for Ann Marie Bornt

November 11th, 2018—At the request of the family, we are posting the obituary and service information for Ann Bornt here on our Facebook page and additionally on our website.

Ann Marie Bornt “Mimi” 75, passed away on November 8th at her residence peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Dennis Bornt.

Ann was born on September 21, 1943 in Hoosick Falls, daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Unavitch) Hayes. She was employed by the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk's Office. Ann enjoyed gardening, trips to Maine, and annual girls shopping trips. In addition Ann’s love of the Village and Community was known and felt by many. Ann was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Survivors include her children Kari Bornt of Troy, NY, Kent (Linda) Bornt of Nashville, TN and Scott (Fay) Bornt of Hoosick Falls,sisters Patricia Callahan of Hoosick Falls, Sandy Freeman of Lake Luzerne, NY and Helen Stuetzel of Gansevoort, NY, brother Tony Hayes of Hoosick Falls, grandchildren Corey Prince, Matthew Bornt, Mackenzie Miller, Justin and Staci McCullough, great granddaughter Brooklyn Miller.

Funeral services will be Monday November 12th, at 1:00 pm at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls, NY. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 am until the start of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Karen & Molly McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Hoosick Falls, New York 12090. E-Mail Address maharfuneralhome@yahoo.com Phone: (518)686-5123

Village Office Staff

Village announces the passing of Village Clerk Ann Marie Bornt

November 8th, 2018—We are brokenhearted to announce the passing of Village Clerk Ann Marie Bornt.

Ann had served the Village of Hoosick Falls for over 40 years in many forms: as a Deputy Clerk, Treasurer, Trustee, and as Village Clerk, a position that she held the longest. She worked for 6 Mayors, including the late Don Bogardus, the late Bernie Graney, Laura Reynolds, Matt Monahan, David Borge, and current Mayor Robert Allen. In addition to spending many years overseeing the Zoning and Planning boards, she served as a Trustee from 2006 to 2011.

“Ann was an incredibly hard worker whose deep dedication to and love of the Village of Hoosick Falls was extraordinary,” Mayor Allen said. “Her knowledge of the history of Hoosick Falls people and events is nearly unparalleled. She was deeply proud of and committed to the Village, and was a great friend to many Trustees, Mayors, Village employees, and most certainly to the Village Office staff, who she worked with for over 30 years. As a Village, we are all deeply grieving her loss.”

“Ann served and loved our community every day, in every way,” former Mayor David Borge said. “We are so much better because of her love and devotion to Hoosick Falls and the Greater Hoosick Area.”

“Everything she did was for the betterment of Hoosick Falls,” former Mayor Matt Monahan said. “She was an incredible asset to the community, and she leaves a big hole behind.”

In honor of Ann’s passing, Mayor Allen has ordered that the flag at Wood Park be flown at half mast until sunset on Wednesday, November 8th, in honor of Ann’s service to the Village of Hoosick Falls.

Pictures from left to right: Village Clerk Ann Bornt, Treasurer Denise McMahon, and Deputy Clerk Judy VanDerKar.

Special Meeting to be held Monday, October 29th

October 26, 2018NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Monday, October 29, 2018, commencing at 6 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Village Hall, Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of reviewing bids and award of contract for demolition of unsafe structures within the Village; authorization of purchase of pump station equipment in connection with Snow Street Water Main Project; review and possible action on engineering agreement in connection with CDBG grant for Woods drainage improvements; together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Click here for the tentative agenda.

EPA to present the final TANA report at Village Board Meeting

DEC will provide an update on community engagement and an updated Hoosick Falls website

September 7, 2018—Officials from EPA will be on hand to present to the Board of Trustees and the community the final TANA (Technical Assistance Needs Assessment) report. This will include an overview of the process, its findings, and recommendations.

Additionally, DEC will provide an update on community engagement and an updated website that would be specific to cleanup efforts that are ongoing in Hoosick Falls. Both presentations will be at the start of the Board Meeting.

The Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 11th at 6PM at the Municipal Building (24 Main Street). EPA and DEC will also be presenting the previous night (9/10) at the Town of Hoosick Board Meeting, beginning at 7PM at the Armory.

Download the TANA report.

Construction Project on Snow Street in the Village

New Water Main being installed over the next few weeks

September 7, 2018—Over the next few weeks, contractors will be installing a new water main on Snow Street in the Village of Hoosick Falls.

This work is made possible thanks to a $350,000 grant from Senator Kathy Marchione's office. This is also the first of a two step process the Village is implementing to improve water pressure in this part of the Village.

For more information, read the letter the Village sent to residents who will be near the construction work.

the Hoosic River

Hoosick Falls Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan Workshop

Help Develop a Vision for the Hoosick Falls Waterfront

September 7, 2018—The event will take place on Wednesday, September 12 from 5:30-7:30pm at Unihog BBQ, 2 Center Street Hoosick Falls.

Why: The Village of Hoosick Falls received a grant from the NYS Department of State Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure to conduct a comprehensive community-based waterfront revitalization plan. To create a successful and inclusive plan, participation from members of the public like you is needed. The plan will address enhancements to the Hoosic River and Woods Brook shorelines such as improvements to accessibility, resiliency, development, and connections to key community destinations. This workshop will be focused on establishing the vision of the Hoosick Falls Waterfront, goals that will help achieve it, and specific actions - such as improving access points to the river Downtown - that will help us get there. Come join the conversation!

Who Should Attend: Local Citizens, Business Owners, Property Owners, Non-Profit Organizations, Government Oficials, Developers and Realtors, Lenders, and Special Interest and Advocacy Groups

Public input and discussion will play a key role in formulating these important revitalization planning processes. No one knows your neighborhood better than those who live and work there. We would greatly appreciate your insight and participation.

Download the flier.

The newspaper of record for the Village of Hoosick Falls is the Troy Record. Public notices will be posted in the paper.

Community

Volunteer Opportunities in Hoosick

Local Girl Scout Samantha Brewer has created a Volunteer Opportunities booklet as a resource for those looking for information about community organizations in Hoosick. The project was for her Girl Scout Gold Award. This is a great resource for anyone looking for a way to help out the greater Hoosick community. The booklet can be downloaded here. Thank you Samantha!

Things To Do

Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail

The Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail is ready! A community-wide celebration of art and rural culture in Hoosick created by members of the community. 31 barn quilts have been hung throughout the Hoosick area, all built, painted and hung thanks to a coordinated community effort. Maps are available at the HAYC3 Armory to drive the route and view the quilts among our pastoral countryside. If you drive the trail, be sure to take a selfie and share it on your social networks using the hashtag #BQSelfie!

A printable version of the map is available to download.

Waste Water news

Public Notices

Emergency: Dial 911
911 is the quickest way to receive help from the Police, Fire Department or Rescue Squad in an emergency. In non-emergency situations, dial the police at 686-7900. If the desk officer is on patrol, your call will be rolled over to 911 automatically and County Dispatch will forward your request to the Village Police.


The Village Board meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the Municipal Building.


Water and Solid Waste information can be found under the Village Departments tab.

Regulations for open burning in the village have been adopted and can be viewed here.

The Village of Hoosick Falls Annual Water Quality Report is available here.

Hoosic River Greenway logo
The Hoosic River Greenway is a joint project between the Village of Hoosick Falls, the Hoosic River Watershed Assn. (HooRWA), and a committee of volunteers. The mission is to develop a greenway along the east bank of the Hoosic River with hiking and biking trails, river access, and other recreational amenities.

The steering committee is always looking for new members. Meetings are held monthly at 6:00 pm in the Village offices. The meeting dates are posted on the Village calendar.

Notice

yard waste

Spring/Summer Yard Debris

Leaves and yard waste will NOT be picked up curbside. Village leaf pick-up only happens in the fall. Leaves and yard waste must be brought to the transfer station. Placing yard waste in the gutter causes road hazards, and may clog the storm drain system.

Did You Know?

swimming pool

Swimming Pool Filling

Did you know? The Village Water Department does pool filling. If you would like to use a hydrant to fill your pool, contact them at 518-686-0200. The rate is $100 for hooking up to the hydrant and monitoring the fill plus the water rate per thousand gallons, $4.50. This will save you time and money over alternative pool-filling services.

Did You Know?

CO Be Aware

Bottle Redemption for the HACA Food Pantry.

If you take your empty bottles and cans to Nickel Back Redemption at 25 Carey Avenue you can donate the money to the Hoosick Area Church Association (H.A.C.A.) Food Pantry? This money would go toward purchasing food for the pantry, preparing Thanksgiving baskets, and outfitting and supplying backpacks to children at the start of the school year. Every nickel counts!

Home Safety

CO Be Aware

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the “invisible” killer. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. Every year more than 100 people in the United States die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide associated with consumer products. To read more about CO poisoning, and what you can do at home to prevent it, read the literature below from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The Invisible Killer
Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Fire Safety in the Home

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection would like to remind consumers of fire dangers and pass along useful tips that will help you stay safe.
Consumer Alert: Fire Safety Tips

Notice

Used Clothing Drop-off now at the Transfer Station

drop-off signAll USABLE clothing and fabric items such as; clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, table linens, and stuffed toys will be accepted. (Please, no rags, fabric scraps, pillows, plastic toys, or non-fabric household items.) Your donations will not be cut up or shreaded, but will be used to help people in need.

  • Send clothing to people who can use it all over the US and the world.
  • Help the environment by keeping usable clothing out of landfills
  • Receive a tax deduction for your donation (forms are at the drop-off location)
Please help us keep your donation clean and dry by putting items in sealed plastic bags.