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

Village Offices

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

Phone number:

24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

911 or 518-686-7900

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.


A Waypoint Community in Lakes to Locks Passage Hoosick Falls, and the Town of Hoosick is a waypoint community of Lakes to Locks Passage. If you'd like to post your business, an event, or any points-of-interest on the interactive geotourism MapGuide, you can enter them after registering here. Populating the MapGuide will help travelers discover Hoosick. Register and add some info today! Learn more about Lakes to Locks Passage and adding sites to the Geotourism MapGuide.

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Next Board Meeting:
September 10th, 2019

The Village Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Building at 24 Main Street, unless otherwise noted. Download the Regular Meeting Agenda for September 10th.

Hydrant Flushing to be performed September 9th and 10th

The annual flushing of fire hydrants will be performed on Monday, September 9th (Wards 2 & 3) and Tuesday September 10th (Wards 1 & 4).

Early Notice and Public Review of Proposed Activity located in a 100-year floodplain

This is to give notice that the Village of Hoosick Falls has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988 and/or 11990, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management, to determine the potential affect that its activity in the floodplain and wetland will have on the human environment for the Woods Brook Improvements Project under CDBG 546PR31-17.

Phase I of the Woods Brook Improvements Project will seek to increase flood water storage upstream through existing culvert modifications and flood water storage facilities. Future phases will include improvements to existing culverts within the Village, daylighting portions of the stream, and realigning the stream to broaden hydraulic capacity and protect existing structures to remain. Approximately 30 acres of floodplain are mapped within the Project’s assessment limits. Direct impacts will seek to improve the existing floodplains to reduce severity of future flood events. The proposed project(s) is located at multiple locations within the Village of Hoosick Falls and Town of Hoosick, Rensselaer County.

Written comments must be received by The Village of Hoosick Falls at the following address on or before August 16, 2019: Village of Hoosick Falls, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 and 518-686-7072, Attention: Robert Allen, Mayor, during normal business hours. Comments may also be submitted via email

Upcoming Road Work in the Village

UPDATE: Classic Street and Stark Street paving will happen on Monday, weather permitting.

Over the next week, the Village DPW will be repaving some roads. Here is the tentative schedule, which could be affected by any rain or other bad weather.

Snow Street & Classic Street Milling: Tuesday, August 13th. Paving: Wednesday to Friday, Aug 14th - 16th

Albany & Saratoga Streets (in conjuction with the Town of Hoosick DPW): Paving: Wednesday to Friday, Aug 14th - 16th.

Stark Street: repaving will be at the end of the above paving, either late this week or early next week.

PLEASE NOTE: During these times listed above, NO PARKING will be allowed on these streets during the hours of 7am to 5PM each day.

The Village DPW has recently finished drainage and patch fixes on Richmond Avenue and Church Street. We want to thank them for the quality work they are doing, and we also want to thank all of you for your patience in the process.

Notice to Residents in the 3rd & 4th Ward regarding Water Service Interruption on Thursday 7/10

This notice is to residents on the following Village Streets: RENSSELAER - SNOW - CONGRESS - OAK - CARR - ONEIL - PARSONS (from Snow Street to Fairbanks).

Water service will be interrupted on Thursday, July 11th from 8:00am until approximately 4:00PM due to the installation of the new Rensselaer Street Pump Station.

We are asking you to plan ahead and be ready to use no water at all starting at 8am on Thursday. Once the water is turned back on (around 4PM), expect some discoloration for the first few minutes of water use. Let the water run until the discoloration is gone.

This is the final step in water infrastructure improvements in this part of the Village, which included last fall's new water main along Snow Street.

We sincerely thank you for your patience and cooperation in this process. Feel free to contact the Village of Hoosick Falls Water Department with any additional questions at (518) 686-0200.

Village Mayor Robert Allen releases statement regarding New York State's latest announcement to proceed with MCLs on PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4-Dioxane

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced that he is directing the Department of Health (DOH) to begin the process of adopting Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4-Dioxane. This is an essential and important step to assure the protection of public health in New York. We extend our thanks to Governor Cuomo and the Drinking Water Quality Council for proposing the lowest MCLs in the Nation for PFOA and PFOS.

The establishment of the MCLs is not the end of the process. We recognize that the science is advancing and we anticipate that over time those values may need to be lowered as further data is gathered and studies are conducted.

Hoosick Falls has been on the front line of PFOA and PFOS exposure, and the lessons learned from our experiences have played important roles in driving the dialogue across the state and country on PFAS chemicals and drinking water standards. From changes in state legislation to proposed bills in Congress, many residents of Hoosick Falls have given up their time and energy to push forward on this important concern. That effort has been expended out of an awareness that the health and well-being of our families and community are at stake. To all who have participated in this process and who have made their voices heard...Thank you.

This is an important step forward for our state, and especially with the profound lack of a federal response to these contaminants, we appreciate New York becoming a leader in responding to PFAS contamination. We look forward to the completion of the MCL process in a few months.


Agreement covers past and anticipated costs; maintains legal rights for the Village

Tuesday, June 18th: The Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls will consider a new interim settlement agreement with Saint-Gobain and Honeywell in a special meeting to take place this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building.

The interim agreement includes $185,000 for past costs the Village took on as a result of the PFOA contamination, and $70,000 in anticipated costs related to the operation and maintenance of the GAC filtration system for the current fiscal year. Like both previous interim settlement agreements, this will maintain the Village's legal rights going forward.

"This agreement is another small but important step forward as we work to make the Village whole," said Mayor Robert Allen. "Not only does this reimburse the Village for more of the previous financial burden it had to bear, but it also addresses anticipated costs related to the daily costs of operating the filtration system, something the Village began taking on when the system came online in late 2016. Most importantly, we still maintain our legal rights; in short, the Village’s costs are covered and the Village maintains its claims for damages against the companies."

Please click here for the full press release or the Interim Settlement Agreement.

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


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.


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?

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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.


2014 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


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.