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.

Hoosick Falls Water Website

Pay Water Bill Online


To pay online, click here!

Please note: There is a $2.50 fee for paying online using e-check, and a 2.75% fee for paying online via credit card.

Check payments, bank check, and money order payments can be placed in the drop box in the Municipal Building Main Lobby. Sorry, no cash payments at this time.

GAC Filtration

Once our water is processed through the normal Water Treatment operations, it passes through a GAC filter. Click here to review the latest lab test results.

Hoosick Area CPWG

The Hoosick Area Community Participation Work Group was formed by the NYS Department of Evnrionmental Conservation to help ensure the timely sharing of relevant information related to remediation activities and municipal water supply options.

Visit the CPWG website to stay up to date on the latest information and meetings.

Village Offices

Hours:
7:30am-3:30pm M-Fri

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:
Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

The next Village Board Regular Meeting will in person at the new Highway Garage at 7 Waterworks Road.

Notice of Emergency Meeting November 21st

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY MEETING - Village of Hoosick Falls - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an emergency meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Monday, November 21, 2022, commencing at 6 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Village Hall, Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of consideration of approval of an agreement pertaining to work to be performed on Tahoe Drive, to enter into executive session relative to a collective bargaining matter and a personnel matter, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Notice of Change of Regular Meeting Date for November 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regularly scheduled meeting to be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls for November 2022 will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 6:00PM at the Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York in place of the prior scheduled date of November 8th.

Two Introductory Local Law Public Hearings on November 9th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Village of Hoosick Falls - Introductory Local Law No. 3 of 2022 - A Local Law authorizing the issuance of temporary permits for outdoor dining and for sidewalk sales displays.”

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been introduced before the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, a proposed local law to authorize the issuance of temporary permits for outdoor dining and sidewalk sales displays. A complete copy of the proposed local law is available for inspection at the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk’s Office and via the link above.

NOW THEREFORE pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid introductory local law on Wednesday, November 9th 2022, to commence at 6:00 p.m., at the Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Village of Hoosick Falls - Introductory Local Law No. 4 of 2022 - A Local Law establishing a restriction on the discharge of firearms and crossbows in the Village of Hoosick Falls.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been introduced before the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, a proposed local law to restrict the discharge of firearms and crossbows in the Village of Hoosick Falls. A complete copy of the proposed local law is available for inspection at the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk’s Office and via the link above.

NOW THEREFORE pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid introductory local law on Wednesday, November 9th 2022, to commence at 6:15 p.m., at the Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.

Notice of Emergency Meeting October 28th

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY MEETING - Village of Hoosick Falls - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Friday, October 28, 2022 commencing at 5:00 p.m., at the Village Office in the Municipal Building 24 Main St., Hoosick Falls, New York for the purpose of discussing matters pertaining to the NY Forward Grant any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Village of Hoosick Falls Leaf Pick-up Schedule

Leaf pickup starts on October 24th, 2022, and runs through November 21st. The Village DPW crew will start in 4th ward, and then move to 3rd ward, 2nd ward, and 1st ward. They will continue to cycle through each ward every few days.

  • Please rake your leaves to the curb.
  • Be sure to not have any branches or sticks in the pile.
  • As a reminder, you can take leaves and lawn clippings to the transfer station for free. Just empty your bags in the pile and be sure to take your bags out with you.

Notice of Change of Regular Meeting Date for November 2022

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regularly scheduled meeting to be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls for November 2022 will be held on Wednesday, November 9th 2022 at 6:00PM at the Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, in place of the prior scheduled date of November 8th, 2022.

Job Postings: Police Chief, Part-time Police Officer, Full Time DPW

The Village of Hoosick Falls is looking for qualified candidates for the following positions below:

Please click on any of the above links for details pertaining to the qualifications/requirements. For any further questions, please reach out to the Village Office at 518-686-7072.

Notice of Special Meeting for August 9th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Village of Hoosick Falls - Introductory Local Law No. 2 of 2022 - A LOCAL LAW REPEALING THE EXISTING LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 2008 OF THE VILLAGE OF HOOSICK FALLS AND ENACTING A NEW LOCAL LAW ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW PROVIDING FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND REPAIR OR REMOVAL OF UNSAFE BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, AND SITES”

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been introduced before the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, a proposed local law providing for the identification and repair or removal of unsafe buildings, structures, and sites in the Village of Hoosick Falls. A complete copy of the proposed local law is available for inspection at the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk’s Office.

NOW THEREFORE pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid introductory local law on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, to commence at 6:00 p.m., at the new Highway Garage located at 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.

Note: a previous post had the wrong date and location. The meeting will be on August 9th, and located at the new Highway Garage at 7 Waterworks Road.

Notice of Special Meeting for July 19th Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 19th, to be held at the Village Municipal Building, located at 24 Main Street. The meeting begins at 6PM.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, commencing at 6:00 p.m., at the Village Hall, Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of discussing matters pertaining to the municipal landfill; introduction of a local law pertaining to unsafe buildings, structures, and sites; deliberation on an employment/hiring matter; and together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

The Governor’s Executive Order allowing for the use of an internet platform for the purpose of conducting remote meetings for municipal boards has expired on July 14, 2022. This special meeting will be held in person only.

July Regular Meeting in person, with remote option

The regular July Meeting will be an in-person meeting at the Highway Garage, with the option to join via Zoom. The agenda is available here.

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Notice of Continuation of Public Hearing

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the public hearing opened by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on July 5, 2022, pursuant to Section 5(d) of Hoosick Falls Local Law No. 1 of 2008, to consider the matter of the building located at 59 Church Street (Rensselaer County Tax Map No. 27.15-13-11), owned by Rachel C. Marshall, with such building having been determined by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls to be unsafe, and the repair of said building having been ordered by the Board of Trustees, all in accordance with Local Law No. 1 of 2008, will be continued by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on July 12, 2022 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Hoosick Falls Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York. All those interested will be heard at said time and place.

Notice of Special Meeting for July 5th

There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, July 5th, to be held at the Village Municipal Building, located at 24 Main Street. The meeting begins at 6PM.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, commencing at 6:00 p.m., at the Village Hall, Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of conducting a public hearing under Local Law No. 1 of 2008 concerning an unsafe building located at 59 Church Street, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Please take notice, that a public hearing will be held before the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on July 5, 2022 at 6:00pm, or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Hoosick Falls Village Hall, located at 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York 12090, pursuant to Section 5(d) of Hoosick Falls Local Law No. 1 of 2008, to consider the matter of the building located at 59 Church Street (Rensselaer County Tax Map No. 27.15-13-11), owned by Rachel C. Marshall, with such building having been determined by the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls to be unsafe, and the repair of said building having been ordered by the Board of Trustees, all in accordance with Local Law No. 1 of 2008. All those interested will be heard at said time and place.

Tentative Two-Year Agreement covering Operating Expenses to be considered in 5/31 Special Meeting

The Village will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday night, May 31st at 6PM, to consider a proposed payment agreement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation and Honeywell International. The Special Meeting will be held at the Village Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road.

Consistent with a previous agreement in 2020, this will be a two-year agreement by which the Village will accept payment of $154,080.69 to cover costs the Village will incur for day-to-day operations of the GAC system and routine maintenance for FY 22/23 and 23/24. Consistent with previous agreements, the Village continues to reserve its rights with respect to further claims relating to PFOA in the Village water supply and the environment.

Please recall that DEC issued a Record of Decision in December of 2021, determining that new supply wells should be developed for the Village. We continue to await action on the Record of Decision with regard to whether Saint-Gobain and Honeywell or DEC will perform the construction required by the ROD.

Related Documents for Special Meeting: Proposed Agreement, Resolution, and the Special Meeting Notice.

There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, to be held at the Village Munipal Building, located at 24 Main Street. The meeting begins at 6PM.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, commencing at 6:00 p.m., at the Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of consideration of a payment agreement with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation and Honeywell International, Inc. for certain Village costs, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Police Chief Robert Ashe Retires

On Wednesday, May 11th, the Village was made aware of Police Chief Robert Ashe’s intention to retire. With Friday, May 13th as his last day of employment with the Village of Hoosick Falls, Robert Ashe is now retired. We wish him the best of luck with his future endeavors.

Our Village Police Officers stepped up and served with distinction and honor over the past several months. We are deeply appreciative of their efforts and dedication. Officer-in-Charge Paul Aleksonis will continue to lead the Village of Hoosick Falls Police Department while they provide their essential service to the Village of Hoosick Falls.

The Village will have no further comment at this time.

Notice of Special Meeting for May 3rd

There will be a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, to be held at the Village Munipal Building, located at 24 Main Street. The meeting begins at 6PM.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, May 3rd, commencing at 6:00 p.m., at the Village Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose entering executive session to discuss personnel matters.

2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report available

The 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is available here for review and/or download. It is also available through the Village Office.

Notice of Public Hearing for April 25th Special Meeting

There will be a Special Meeting on Monday, April 25th, to be held in person at the new Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road. The meeting begins at 6PM.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Monday, April 25, 2022, comencing at 6:00 p.m., at the Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of adopting the final 2022-2023 municipal budget, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

April Meeting, Budget Documents, and Public Hearings

The regular April Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at 6PM in person at the new Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road. The agenda is available here.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been introduced before the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, a proposed local law to create a civilian review and reform board, to be identified as the Village of Hoosick Falls Civilian Review and Reform Board, to serve in an advisory capacity to the Village of Hoosick Falls Police Department. A complete copy of the proposed local law is available for inspection at the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk’s Office.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid introductory local law on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to commence at 6:00 p.m., at the New Highway Garage located 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing has been scheduled on the tentative budget for the fiscal year June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Such tentative budget has been prepared and filed in the Office of the Village Clerk. The tentative budget is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours of the Office of the Village Clerk.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls shall conduct the public hearing upon such tentative budget at 6:15 pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at the new highway garage located at 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, NY, at which time all persons interested may be heard concerning the tentative budget as compiled or any item therein contained. As required by New York State Law, notice is hereby made that the compensation of the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees is as follows: Mayor, $11,673; Board of Trustee Position, $4,245.

Tentative Budget Documents: General, Water, Sewer.

Officer Matthew Waldron

Remembering Officer Matthew Waldron (1996-2022)

The Hoosick Falls Police Department and the Village of Hoosick Falls are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of our Village Police Officers. We offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and to the communities of Mechanicville and Hoosick Falls, who were lucky enough to know him. We ask for prayers and condolences for the family and our officers, and we stand ready to assist and support the family in any way.

SERVICE INFORMATION: Calling hours will be held at St. Luke's on the Hill Church, 40 McBride Rd, Mechanicville, on Friday, February 18, from 3-7 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday in the church starting at 10 a.m., with burial to follow in Hudson View Cemetery.

GRATITUDE: The Village of Hoosick Falls wants to extend our deepest gratitude and thanks to all who have been involved in honoring his life. From the agencies who responded to the accident, to the many local and regional officers and first responders who were at the hospital, to all who were involved in the various escorts of Officer Waldron: we cannot thank you deeply enough for your service, dedication, and honor.


MECHANICVILLE - Patrolman Matthew J. Waldron, 25, lifelong resident of Mechanicville, died suddenly on February 15, 2022 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident early that morning. Born in Saratoga Springs on April 11, 1996, son of the Honorable Joseph D. and Samantha Brooks Waldron of Stillwater and brother of Carrie Anne Waldron.

Officer Waldron

Matt was a 2014 graduate of Mechanicville High School and attended HVCC for a short time. He then decided to follow in his father Joe's footsteps, who was a former longtime Chief and police officer in Mechanicville. He started as a dispatcher for the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department in 2016 and then started his officer career, fittingly in Mechanicville, in 2017. He graduated from the Zone 14 Law Enforcement Academy in 2018. He was most recently working for the Hoosick Falls Police Department for the past 3 years.

A genuinely caring person who always put others ahead of himself, Matt enjoyed spending time with friends. He enjoyed partying with them or time spent with them on the golf course. He also loved his Bernese Mountain Dog, Leo, whom he spent much of his time with.

Survivors in addition to his parents Joe and Samantha, include his sister Carrie Anne Waldron, great aunts and uncles Terry(Kay) Waldron, Elzora Conway, Carole, Jean and Earl(Heidi) Waldron, many loving cousins and friends. Also his god parents Linda and Vince Lavazzo and Sean Fenelon.

Calling hours will be held at St. Luke's on the Hill Church, 40 McBride Rd, Mechanicville, NY on Friday, Feb 18th from 3-7PM. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday at the Church starting at 10AM, with burial to follow in Hudson View Cemetery.

Officer Waldron

In lieu of flowers, Matt's family has asked that memorial donations be made to Matthew J. Waldron Scholarship, C/O DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, NY 12118 for a future scholarship to support graduates headed into the Criminal Justice field.

February Regular Meeting in person, with remote option

The regular February Meeting will again be a hybrid meeting, with an in-person meeting at the Highway Garage and an active way to join via Zoom. The agenda is available here.

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January Regular Meeting in person, with remote option

The regular January Meeting will be a hybrid meeting, with an in-person meeting at the Highway Garage and an active way to join via Zoom. The agenda is available here.

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Special Meeting Thursday, December 30th

There will be a Special Meeting on Thursday, December 30th at 6PM, held in person at the new Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road. It will also be available to join via zoom. The meeting begins at 6PM. The agenda is available here.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Thursday, December 30, 2021, commencing at 7:30 p.m., at the Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls NY 12090, for the purpose of discussion of the hiring of employees for the Highway Department and Police Department, and discussion of a personnel matter in executive session, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees will be holding the December 30, 2021 special meeting both in person and over the internet. The public may attend in person or through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Direction on participating in the December 30 meeting through the Zoom video conferencing platform will be available on the Village of Hoosick Falls website.

Topic: Special Meeting - Village of Hoosick Falls
Time: Dec 30, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Special Meeting Thursday, December 16th

There will be a Special Meeting on Thursday, December 16th at 6PM, held in person at the new Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road. The meeting begins at 6PM.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Thursday, December 16th 2020, commencing at 6 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Highway Garage, 7 Water Works Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of entering into executive session to discuss a personnel matter, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Notice of Public Hearing during December Regular Meeting

There will be a Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 14th at 6PM, held in person at the new Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road, regarding Introductory Local Law No 3 of 2021: A Local Law Amending Local Law No. 1 of 2018 Pertaining to Parking Restrictions on Certain Sections of Elm Street in the Village of Hoosick Falls. The draft local law is available here. The meeting begins at 6PM.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been introduced before the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, a proposed local law amending Local Law No. 1 of 2018 pertaining to parking restrictions on certain sections of Elm Street in the Village of Hoosick Falls. A complete copy of the proposed local law is available for inspection at the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk’s Office.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid introductory local law on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, to commence at 6:00 p.m., during the Board of Trustees’ regular meeting, to be held at the Hoosick Falls Highway Garage, 7 Water Works Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, at which time all persons interested therein shall be heard.

Interview with Attorney Stephen Schwarz on the Federal Litigation Class Action Settlement

Click here to view the Interview with Attorney Stephen Schwarz (Co-lead class council, from the law firm Faraci Lange) about the Federal Litigation Class Action Settlement in the Hoosick Falls area.

Last month, it was announced that a $65 million class action settlement had been reached with 3 of the 4 defendants. Since that point, we have received a lot of questions about this from Village and Town residents (current and past). To help facilitate the conversation and give people a resource, Stephen Schwarz agreed to sit down for a Q & A over Zoom. In this interview, we talk about a great deal of things related to this settlement, especially how it works, what each part entails, and who qualifies for the various parts of it (and how). The interview was recorded on Tuesday, August 17th 2021.

Feel free to jump around to the various parts of the interview below that apply to your situation. The interview is broken down into 7 total parts, as follows:

  • PART 1: Introduction (beginning)
  • PART 2: Timeline and Deadlines (2:15)
  • PART 3: Background on Class Action Settlements (10:53)
  • PART 4: Property Damage Classes (19:35)
  • PART 5: Nuisance Class (37:49)
  • PART 6: Medical Monitoring Class (49:12)
  • PART 7: Conclusion (1:07:00)

While the Village was not directly involves in this lawsuit and has been on our own path as it relates to PFOA, we felt it important to help get the information out. This is also available on the Village of Hoosick Falls YouTube Page, as well as the Village website.

Mr. Schwarz also announces that there will be a website coming soon (hoosickfallspfoasettlement.com - the site should be up and running in a week or two), and there will be two community informational meetings on September 8th and 9th held at the Town of Hoosick Skating Rink (likely start time of 7PM).

Special Meeting Thursday, July 22nd at 6PM

There will be a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 22nd at 6PM, held in person at the new Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road. The agenda is available here. The meeting begins at 6PM.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Thursday, July 22, 2021, commencing at 6 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Highway Garage, 7 Water Works Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of consideration of the acquisition of property through the Woods Brook Home Buyout Program under a New York State grant agreement, software upgrade at the municipal water treatment plant, and the hiring of a DPW full time employee, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Mayor's Statement on the announced Civil Action Settlement

Today’s announced settlement in the federal class action lawsuit between residents of Hoosick Falls and Saint-Gobain, Honeywell, and 3M is a landmark moment in the entire Hoosick Falls PFOA story. By providing compensation for victims of PFOA contamination and property owners, and by setting up a decade-long medical monitoring program, this settlement is a major step forward in righting a decades-long wrong that was inflicted upon this great community.

While this class action lawsuit is separate from the pursuit of a new water source by the Village of Hoosick Falls and our ongoing discussions with the companies, it is a welcome development. It appears to represent a change in the approach that has been taken up this point by the companies. This is an outcome that is consistent with recognized science, common sense, and fundamental principles of justice and fairness. We hope that the companies will now work with the Village and NYS DEC in a productive manner to finally resolve all of the issues pertaining to the Village’s water supply system.

I am personally grateful to all involved: the residents who opened up their lives to legal scrutiny and the attorneys who fought on behalf of the victims. We as a Village Government stand ready to assist in getting information out to residents when the time comes.

Changes to Solid Waste Pickup begin July 28th

The Solid Waste pickup schedule in the Village of Hoosick Falls will be changing next week. Most residents will not notice a change, but some who are normally scheduled for Friday pickup will be changing to the new Wednesday pickup.

First and foremost, the Thursday pickup schedule will remain unchanged. The current Friday pickup schedule will be split into two groups: those who remain on Friday, and those who are switched to Wednesday.

The new Wednesday pickup (Wednesday, July 28th will be the first Wednesday pickup) include all locations in the Village west of the Hoosic River: River Road, Mechanic Street, and the Clay Hill Area), as well as Church Street, Carey Avenue (including McCaffrey St, Redmond St, Fiske St, Railroad Ave), and Rogers Avenue (including Dale St, Home St, Centre St, and Ashley Dr).

The remaining properties who will stay on the Friday pickup schedule are mainly in 2nd ward - River Street, 1st through 5th St, Hoosick St, Center St, most of Elm St, Willow St, up to Nixon St, Lower John St, Lyman St, and Water St.

Flyers will be left by County Waste this week, preparing residents for the changes that go into effect next week, beginning July 28th.

To view the delivery schedules in map forms by day, click here: Wednesday - Thursday - Friday.

Village Comments on PRAP available

The Village submitted their comments to DEC regarding the PRAP (Proposed Remedial Action Plan) on the future water supply for the Village. The comments are available here.

The PRAP report, along with all NYS DEC documents pertaining to remediation efforts and the pursuit of the alternate water supply, are available on the DEC Hoosick Area Website.

July 13th Regular Meeting in Person; Public Hearing included

As discussed last month, the July regular meeting will be held in person at the new Highway Garage, located at 7 Waterworks Road. The agenda is available here. The meeting begins at 6PM.

LEGAL NOTICE: The Village of Hoosick Falls will hold a public hearing on July 13, 2021 at 6:00PM at the Hoosick Falls Highway Garage on Waterworks Road for the purpose of hearing public comments on the community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2021 program year. The CDBG program is administered by the New York State Office of Community Renewal (OCR), and will make available to eligible local governments approximately $20 million for the 2021 program year for housing, economic development, public facilities, public infrastructure, and planning activities, with the principal purpose of benefitting low/moderate income persons. The hearing will provide further information about the CDBG program and will allow for citizen participation in the developmnt of any proposed grant applications and/or to provide technical assistance to develop alternate proposals. Comments on the CDBG program or proposed project(s) will be received at this time. The hearing is being conducted pursuant to Section 570.486, Supart I of the CFR and in compliance with the requirements of the Housing and COmmunity Development Act of 1974, as amended.

The proposed project includes application for $1 million for replacement of the Rogers Avenue Water Tank.

June 8th Regular Meeting

Directions on how to join Tuesday's Regular Meeting are listed below. The agenda is available here. The meeting begins at 6PM.

Also in the meeting are public hearings on two introductory local laws:
Local Law #1 of 2021, a local law establishing rules and regulations for the keeping of chickens, and
Local Law #2 of 2021, a local law amending the Village of Hoosick Falls Zoning Map.

Topic: June Regular Meeting - Village of Hoosick Falls Board of Trustees
Time: June 8, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Notice of Public Hearing: Local Law #1 of 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been introduced before the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, a proposed local law establishing rules and regulations for the keeping of chickens in the Village of Hoosick Falls.

A complete copy of the introductory local law is available for inspection at the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk's Office, and available here.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid introductory local law on Tuesday, June 8 2021 to commence at 6:00 p.m., during the Board of Trustees' regular meeting. Pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order 202.1 as extended, the Village of Hoosick Falls will be holding the June 8 2021 Board of Trustees meeting over the internet, accessible to the general public through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Direction on participating in the June 8 2021 remote Board of Trustees meeting will be available on the Village website. All persons interested in Introductory Local Law #1 of 2021 will be heard at such date and time during the remote Board of Trustees meeting.

Notice of Public Hearing: Local Law #2 of 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been introduced before the Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, a proposed local law amending the Village of Hoosick Falls Zoning Map.

A complete copy of the introductory local law is available for inspection at the Village of Hoosick Falls Clerk's Office, and available here.

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls, New York, will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid introductory local law on Tuesday, June 8 2021 to commence at 6:30 p.m., during the Board of Trustees' regular meeting. Pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order 202.1 as extended, the Village of Hoosick Falls will be holding the June 8 2021 Board of Trustees meeting over the internet, accessible to the general public through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Direction on participating in the June 8 2021 remote Board of Trustees meeting will be available on the Village website. All persons interested in Introductory Local Law #2 of 2021 will be heard at such date and time during the remote Board of Trustees meeting.

May 11th Regular Meeting

Directions on how to join Tuesday's Regular Meeting and Public Hearing on the Tentative 2021-2021 Budget is listed below. The agenda is available here. The meeting begins at 6PM.

Topic: May Regular Meeting - Village of Hoosick Falls Board of Trustees
Time: May 11, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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May 6th Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Thursday, May 6, 2021, commencing at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of conducting an executive session to seek advice of counsel. There will be no other business discussed or acted upon by the Board of Trustees.

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 as extended, the Board of Trustees will be holding the May 6, 2021 special meeting over the internet, accessible to the general public through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Direction on participating in the May 6, 2021 remote meeting (excluding the executive session) will be available on the Village of Hoosick Falls website.

Time: May 6, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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April 29th 6PM Special Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Thursday April 29, 2021, commencing at 6:00pm for the purpose of review and adoption of budget and any other business that may need attention. The meeting is accessible to the general public through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Direction on participating in the April 29 remote meeting will be available on the Village of Hoosick Falls website.

Directions on how to join tonight's special meeting are listed below.

Topic: Special Meeting - Village of Hoosick Falls Board of Trustees
Time: Apr 29, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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April 19th 6PM Regular Meeting and Budget Hearing

Directions on how to join Tuesday's Regular Meeting and Public Hearing on the Tentative 2021-2021 Budget is listed below. The meeting begins at 6PM.

Documents related to the meeting: Budget Cover Sheet - General Fund - Water Fund - Sewer Fund - April Regular Meeting Agenda.

Topic: Regular Meeting & Budget Hearing - Village of Hoosick Falls
Time: Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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April Regular Meeting, Public Hearing postponed until Tuesday, April 20th

We are moving the April Regular Meeting, including the Public Hearing on the Tentative 2021-2021 Budget, to Tuesday April 20th at 6PM. The meeting will be held on Zoom, and the link will be posted online as in the past. You can download the Tentative Budget's Cover Sheet, General Fund, Water Fund, and Sewer Fund documents here, or request a hard copy by calling the Village Office.

All related Public Notices are listed below.

Notice of Cancellation and rescheduling of April 13 2021 Board of Trustee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls scheduled for April 13, 2021 at 6:00PM is hereby cancelled, and such Board of Trustees meeting is hereby rescheduled and will be held on April 20, 2021 at 6:00PM. The Board of Trustees meeting will be holding the April 20, 2021 meeting over the internet, accessible to the general public through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Direction on attending the April 20 remote Board of Trustees meeting will be available on the Village of Hoosick Falls website.

Notice of Public Hearing On Tentative 2021-2022 Village Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing has been scheduled on the tentative budget for the fiscal year June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022. Such tentative budget has been prepared and filed in the Office of the Village Clerk. The tentative budget is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours of the Office of the Village Clerk.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls shall conduct the public hearing upon such tentative budget at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at which time all persons interested may be heard concerning the tentative budget as compiled or any item therein contained. As required by New York State Law, notice is hereby made that the compensation of the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees is as follows: Mayor, $11,673; Board of Trustee Position, $4,245.

The public hearing will be held during a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, which will be held over the internet, accessible to the general public through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Directions on attending the April 20 remote Board of Trustees meeting will be available on the Village of Hoosick Falls website.

March 23rd 6PM Special Meeting

Directions on how to join tonight's special meeting, including the public hearing regarding the report created by the Comprehensive Police Practices Review Committee, are listed below.

Topic: Special Meeting & Public Hearing - Report by Comprehensive Police Practices Review Committee
Time: Mar 23, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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March 16th 2021 Election Results

Election Results are in for the March 16th 2021 Village of Hoosick Falls Election. There were a total of 140 votes cast (115 in person votes, 25 Absentee Votes).

For the Mayor position, Robert Allen received 112 votes.

For the three Trustee seats (2 year terms), Bobby Ryan received 104 votes, Kevin O'Malley received 100 votes, and Emily Marpe received 72 votes.

For the one Trustee seat (1 year term) decided by write-in votes, the individual receiving the highest amount of write-in votes was Bob Decker with 59, followed by Megan Walraed with 37, Dan Schutting with 11, and Mare O'Niel with 1.

Thank you to all who were involved in making today's election happen, as well as to all who voted and to all who offered to serve on the Board.

Notice of Special Meeting and Public Hearing

To review the report put together by the Comprehensive Police Practices Review Committee, click here. You may also contact the Village office for a hard copy of the report.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, commencing at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of review of a report addressing reform of Village of Hoosick Falls Police Department policies and procedures in accordance with New York Executive Order 203 and to receive public comment thereon, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

NOW, THEREFORE, NOTICE IS FURTHER HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, to commence at 6:00 p.m., for the purpose of receiving public comment on a report addressing reform of Village of Hoosick Falls Police Department policies and procedures in accordance with New York Executive Order 203. The report is available for public review and inspection at the Village Hall during regular business hours. All interested persons will be heard at the public hearing.

Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 as extended, the Board of Trustees will be holding the March 23, 2021 special meeting and public hearing over the internet, accessible to the general public through the Zoom video conferencing platform. Direction on participating in the March 23 remote meeting will be available on the Village of Hoosick Falls website.

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

leaf pick-up

Leaf Pick-up

Fall leaf pick-up will begin October 21 and will end November 15th. The highway crew will begin in the 4th Ward, and then move on to wards 3, 2, and 1. After initial run-through, the Highway Department will return to any areas that have to be picked up through November 15th. After the 15th, leaves may be bagged in proper leaf bags and left curbside, or brought to the transfer station. Residents are strongly urged to obey the Leaf Pickup Rules.

Notice

Sidewalk Improvement Program

The Village of Hoosick Falls sidewalk improvement program works with homeowners and contractors to repair/replace sidewalks that have become difficult to comfortably traverse because of wear, age, or damage. This is a cost-sharing program between the Village and homeowner whose sidewalks are being replaced, and generally saves the homeowner 50% of the total cost to repair/replace the problem sidewalk. Forms and guideline sheets for the program can be picked up at the Village Clerk's office or downloaded here.

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.