NOTICE of Special Meeting

February 26, 2018—The Village of Hoosick Falls is notifying the public of a Special Meeting to be held tomorrow (Tuesday, February 27th) at the Municipal Building at 7:00pm. The agenda contains a single resolution that would allow the Village to accept funds from Saint-Gobain and Honeywell in the amount of $330,251.48 to cover certain costs related to expenses the Village has taken on throughout the PFOA situation.

There are several important points to understand regarding this possible acceptance of funds:

  • This is not a settlement agreement: this is simply the Companies reimbursing the Village for certain costs the Village has had to bear.
  • This reimbursement does not in any way alter or give up any rights the Village has relative to costs not being reimbursed. In other words: the Village retains all rights and claims otherwise available against the Companies.
  • This is not an admission by the Companies, and they also reserve all of their rights.
  • The Companies are not receiving a release in any way related to the damages that the Village has incurred.
  • Included in the payment are direct expenses and engineering costs.

This is an important first step in a longer path towards making the Village whole again.

Please note: If the size of the meeting room at the Municipal Building proves to be too small, we will shift over to the Senior Center (Rensselaer County Regional Services Center, 69 Church Street, Hoosick Falls, New York), with an adjusted start time of 7:15pm. This location and start time will only be used in event of a change of location.

Notice of Special Meeting
Meeting Agenda
Resolution to be Considered

SBA makes low-interest loans available to July 2017 flood victims

Small Business Administration

Reps will be in Village Hall this week to answer questions and help with applications

February 20, 2018—With FEMA officially denying NYS's appeal to label the July storm a disaster, we now know that there will not be any FEMA assistance for the July storm.

Fortunately, the U.S. Small Business Administration has made it possible to allow businesses and homeowners to apply for low-interest disaster loans. The SBA will be placing customer service representatives at four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.

Rensselaer County's location is right here in Hoosick Falls - at the Municipal Building, located on 24 Main Street.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday (2/20): 11am - 5:00PM
Wednesday (2/21): 9am - 5:30PM
Thursday (2/22): 9am - 5:30PM
Friday (2/23): 9am - 5:30PM
Saturday (2/24): 10am-2PM
Sunday: closed
Monday: (2/26): 9am - 5:30PM
Tuesday: (2/27): 9am - 3:30PM

You can download the official press release and fact sheet that explains the details of the loan.

From the Mayor: Water Updates

February 17, 2018—We've had several water updates from the February Board Meeting, including how we have expanded our water testing methods to include GenX and other PFOA replacement chemicals. We have shared those results on the water website. Also, testing showed new PFC chemicals detected in the "midfluent" portion of the GAC. This is between tank 1 and tank 2 of the two-tank GAC filtration system. Tap water continues to be non-detect for all PFCs.

Additionally there was an update on alternate water supply, an update on data results from the first round of blood testing (2016-2017), and an update on the second round of blood testing (to begin this spring).

All of the information from this meeting is posted on the Testing page of the water website under the February 14, 2018 entry.

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