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

NY Forward Grant

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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

Economic Development

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

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Next Regular Board Meeting:
Wednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 6PM.

Regular Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6PM
at the new Highway Garage at 7 Waterworks Road.
For previous Agendas and Minutes, click here

Notice of Public Hearing on June 12th 2024

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Board of the Village of Hoosick Falls will hold two public hearings during its meeting on Wednesday, June 12th 2024 at 6:00PM at the Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, regarding proposed Local Law D of 2024 – a local law that would authorize municipal purchasing based on best value instead of lowest bids. The Local Law will be posted on the website and in the Municipal building for all to review. All interested persons will be heard at the Public Hearings.

Notice of Special Meeting Wednesday, May 29th 2024 at Highway Garage

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of holding the Village’s Organizational Meeting, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Notice of Planning Board Public Hearing May 21st 2024 at Municipal Building

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Board of the Village of Hoosick Falls will hold two public hearings during its meeting on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 at 7:00PM at the Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, regarding:

  • the site plan application of Stewart's Shop concerning their potential future project to demolish a current structure and build a new Stewart's Shop at 129 Church Street, and
  • the final site plan application of a bar and bakery at 24 Classic Street. All interested persons will be heard at the Public Hearings.

All interested persons will be heard at the Public Hearings.

Zoning Board - Notice of Meeting Tuesday, May 21st at 6PM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Hoosick Falls will hold meeting on Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of reviewing sign related variance requests for the Stewart's Shop monument sign for their potential future project at 129 Church Street and to review a variance request from Jasen VonGuinness to build a house at 7 Hoosick Street (in C-I zoning) and two fence applications: 44 River Street (Bedney) for a 6-foot fence in the backward, and 46 4th Street (Bailey) for a 6-foot fence around the backyard.

Notice of Zoning and Planning Board Meetings Monday April 29th 2024 at Municipal Building

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Hoosick Falls will hold meeting on Monday, April 29th 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of reviewing three fence-related varaince requests (5 Barton Avenue, 15 Easy Street, and 99 Classic Street) and to review a variance request to build a house at 7 Hoosick Street (in C-I zoning).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Board of the Village of Hoosick Falls will hold meeting on Monday, April 29th 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of receiving an informational update from Stewart's Shop regarding their potential future project at 129 Church Street, and to review an application for a bar and bakery at 24 Classic Street.

Notice of Special Meeting Monday, April 29th 2024 at Highway Garage

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 29th, 2024, commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of discussing and adopting the 2024-2025 Municipal Budget, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tentative 24-25 Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing has been scheduled on the tentative budget for the fiscal year June 1, 2024 through May 31, 2025. 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 Wednesday, April 10th at the Hoosick Falls Highway Garage, 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.

Tentative Budget Files: General Fund, Water Fund, or the Sewer Fund.

Notice of Special Meeting Wednesday, April 24th 2024 at Municipal Building

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Wednesday, April 24th, commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Village Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of discussing and adopting the 2024-2025 Municipal Budget, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Notice of Special Meeting Monday, February 5th 2024 at Municipal Building

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Monday, February 5th, 2024, commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Ann Bornt Municipal Building, 24 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of appointing a part-time police officer and appointing a CRRB members, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Notice of Special Meeting Monday, January 22nd

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hoosick Falls on Monday, January 22, 2024, commencing at 6:00 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Highway Garage, 7 Waterworks Road, Hoosick Falls, New York, for the purpose of appointing part-time police officers, appointing members to the Village’s Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, and to introduce a local law, together with any other business that may come before the Board of Trustees.

Hoosick Falls wins $4.5 million NY Forward Program

Today, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Village of Hoosick Falls was one of two Capital Region winners of the NY Forward Program’s second round. Along with the Village of Schuylerville, Hoosick Falls will receive $4.5 Million through the program. Many members of the Village Board of Trustees and the committee members who worked on the 1st and 2nd round applications over the last two years were on hand for the announcement, which was held in Lake George.

Hoosick Falls Mayor Robert Allen had this to say: “On behalf of our entire community, we are elated to be the recipient of this grant and to once again partner with the state to better serve and provide for our communities. We are extremely grateful for this honor and look forward to hitting the ground running.”

“This program is the work product of an amazing group of Village leaders, community members, residents, and small business owners, many of whom have worked on this for the past two years,” Mayor Allen continued. “This group put together a proposal for the first round that included survey results from over 700 community members. After not being chosen, they immediately went to work adjusting and improving on their original proposal. The second proposal led to a guided tour on location with members of the group and many of the state committee members, which in turn led to a final round presentation where more detailed questions could be asked.”

The New York Forward Program is a relatively new program that comes on the heels of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, or DRI. From the 2023 DRI/NYF Brochure: “New York’s downtowns are both a reflection of our past and a catalyst for future growth and revitalization. They are centers for commerce, culture, diversity, entrepreneurship, ideas, and entertainment. The DRI and NY Forward will accelerate and expand New York’s downtown revitalization. The overarching goals of the two programs are to revitalize downtowns and reinvigorate local and regional economies by creating a critical mass of vibrant downtown destinations in each region.”

“This is yet another example of the resilience, determination, and spirit that is present here in the Village of Hoosick Falls,” Mayor Allen said, reflecting on many of the past several years of events within the Village. “This is the same resilience that pushed state and federal regulators to action on PFAS water contamination, the same determination that allowed the Village to partner with the State to make significant improvements on flood mitigation after the 2017 flood, and the same spirit that recently led to the reopening of the Immaculate Conception Church in time for this year’s Christmas Eve Vigil Mass. It is a tremendous honor to be part of such an incredible and special community.”

Huge thanks and recognition go to the members of the committee who have worked for the better part of two years on this effort:

  • Village Trustee Doug Sauer, the organizing and driving force behind both applications.
  • Marianne Zwicklbauer, President of Hoosick Rising and a local business owner of Hoosick Provisions, who has invested incredible amounts of her time, energy, and resources into our community and its economy.
  • Village Trustees Dan Schuttig and Kevin O’Malley, who were active members for most of the duration, the latter of which was the first to advocate for the Village to pursue this program.
  • Samantha Graves, our grant writer, for her incredible and beautiful work that encapsulated our vision for this grant.
  • The remaining Village Board members: Deputy Mayor Robert Ryan, Trustee Megan Walraed, local business owner and Trustee Deb Alter, and former Board Member Robert Decker.
  • Trish Bloomer, local business owner of the Sand Bar.
  • Barbara Sussman and Jayne Stokes of the non-profit CiviCure, which owns the Wood Block building.
  • The Hoosic River Greenway Committee, led by Paula Kamerman.
  • James Monahan, local resident and part owner of the Thorpes Block.
  • Yucel Erdogan and Ilze Melngailis of the Byte building on John Street.
  • Craig Kennedy, community member and Vice President of AOW Construction.
  • Jasen VonGuinness, local resident and business owner of UniHog.
  • Mike Willemsen, community member and developer of the Salluzzo Building.
  • Mike Danforth, local resident.
  • Janet Spitz, local business owner of Hoosick Falls Jewelry.
  • Aaron Buzzinski, local resident and owner of Wilders Cabinet
  • Jamie Jerome, owner of the Hoosick Falls Country Club.
  • All those who provided letters of support, including Rensselaer County Executive Steven McLaughlin, Rensselaer County Office of the Majority, Town of Hoosick Supervisor Mark Surdam, President and CEO of Southwestern Vermont Medical Thomas Dee, Abigail Brown of Brown’s Brewing Company, and Christian Marsh of Marsh Hometown Realty LLC.
  • The over 700 community members who responded to the committee’s survey, many of which were local high school students and residents.

More information on the New York Forward Grant Program, and the Village’s application and presentations, will be available on the Village website.

The Governor’s Press Release can be found here.

Village announces the retirement of Police Chief Tim Colaneri

Hoosick Falls Police Chief Tim Colaneri has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2023 to the Village Board and the Hoosick Falls Police Department, bringing a close a career in law enforcement that spanned four decades. “I am truly humbled and grateful to have been part of such a great community,” he said. “I am looking forward to enjoying my retirement with my family and friends,” and pointed out one of the things he is most excited about: spending time with the newest additions to his family: twin boy grandchildren.

Chief Tim Colaneri

Hoosick Falls Mayor Robert Allen thanked Chief Colaneri for his service to law enforcement and for bringing his experience to the HFPD and called the news bittersweet. “I am very sad to be losing you as our Chief and grateful for the time you spent with us… giving us a new direction and new priorities. You will be missed. At the same time, if there is ever a great reason to step back and out of employment, it is for the wonderful role of grandfather!”

Tim Colaneri began his law enforcement career in the Troy Police Department, where he rose through the ranks as an Evidence Technician, a member of the Police Color Guard, a 16-year member of the SWAT Emergency Response Team as a Police Sniper, a Sergeant, and a Detective. Before his retirement from the Troy PD in the spring of 2023, he had worked in multiple areas within the department, including the Domestic Violence Unit, the Street Crimes Unit, and the Community Police Unit. He retired in May of 2023, and thereafter interviewed and was appointed the Chief of Police of the HFPD.

“Even though [Chief Colaneri’s] time leading the HFPD was shorter than we all had hoped,” Mayor Allen said, “he was able to set a new trajectory quickly and successfully for the department, help us establish short-term and long-term priorities, and work well with our officers, Trustees, and community members, all with the aim of better supporting the HFPD and their work.”

HFPD Sergeant John Hudson will be appointed as the Officer-In-Charge of the Hoosick Falls Police Department, where he plans to continue the same initiatives that Chief Colaneri set for the department.

Chief Colaneri had some parting words of advice for members of the HFPD: “Continue to be humble and proud that you protect our citizens and always display integrity, show kindness to your fellow officers and to the public. Never forget: our job is to serve and protect. I wish all of you success in this amazing journey and I know that you will continue to make me proud.”

The Village again thanks Chief Colaneri for lending his time, experience, wisdom, and leadership to the Hoosick Falls Police Department and our community. Congratulations to you and your entire family on your retirement and your new role as a grandfather!

The newspaper of record for the Village of Hoosick Falls is the Eastwick Press. 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.