Village of Hudson Falls

Information

REMINDERS

Village Taxes are due June 1st

Water Bills are due Sept. 1st and March 1st

The Village Board meets the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. All residents are encouraged to attend.

Other Important Numbers:

Village Hall (518) 747-5426
General Information – Ext. 202

Ellen Brayman, Clerk/Treasurer – Ext. 205
Francis Cortese, Code Officer – Ext. 207
Randy Diamond, Chief of Police – Ext. 215
Curtis Pedone, Deputy Chief of Police-Ext. 216
Penny Ward, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer-Ext. 203

Village Hall Hours of Business: Village Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You may contact our office with questions or comments by phone at (518) 747-5426 or by email here.

SERVICES AVAILABLE AT VILLAGE HALL

Building Permit Forms
Filing of Complaints
Water Turn on/Shut-off Requests
Use of Village Owned Property
Applications
Village Tax and Water payments in person or by mail
Water/Tax Payment Drop Box (located at front entrance)
Freedom of Information Requests
Handicapped Permits

  • LEAF& BRUSH PICKUP INFO:SUMMER: June 1st to October 4th – Monday pickup of bagged leaves and bundled trimmings. (Tree trimmings must be bundled and should be no longer than 6 feet.) Yard waste must be placed in biodegradable bags beginning June 1st.  The Village will no longer pick-up plastic garbage bags. We thank you in advance for your cooperation
  • FALL:October 15th to December 15th – DPW will pick up loose leaves and brush (must be in separate piles – no complete trees or stumps)
  • SPRING: April 15th to May 30th – DPW will pick up loose leaves and brush (must be in separate piles – no complete trees or stumps)
  • PARKING RESTRICTION:December 1st to April 15th No parking on Village Streets between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • SIDEWALKS: Village residents are responsible for sidewalk maintenance and condition. The Village will remove old sidewalks for replacement with a 25¢ per square foot reimbursement. A free permit is required.
  • SEWERS: The sewers in the Village are controlled by the Washington County Sewer Agency. Any problems or concerns should be directed to that agency at 747-6967.
  • STORM WATER: Over half of the Village storm water system discharges into the sanitary sewer. The intent of the Village is to remove as much as possible from the sanitary sewers to save the expense of treatment at the sewer plant.
  • STREET LIGHTING: Street lighting is provided to the Village through a lease with National Grid. If you notice any street lights that do not work or that stay on during the daytime, please report those conditions to the Hudson Falls Police Department at 747-4011.

Village Tax Info:

2012: Tax Rate: 7.36/1,000 – Tax Levy:  $2,342,281

2013: Tax Rate: 7.46/1,000 – Tax Levy: $2,341,629

2014: Tax Rate: 7.583/1,000 – Tax Levy: $2,376,721

WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION

  • Winter Parking Ban The all-night parking ban for the winter season will commence each year on November 1 and continue to April 1 of the following year.  The hours of restriction are 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on all village streets and municipal parking lots.The superintendent of Public Works has the authority to remove any and all vehicles that are parked or abandoned during snowstorms, snow removal and other emergencies.This ordinance will be strictly enforced and violators ticketed.
  • Section 174-20. Removal from sidewalk required; time limit. Every owner, lessee, occupant or other person having charge of any building or lot of land in the Village of Hudson Falls fronting or abutting upon a sidewalk on any public street or highway in the Village shall, within 12 hours after the cessation of every fall of snow or the formation of ice on the sidewalk, remove or cause to be removed such snow or ice from the sidewalk; provided, however, that the time between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. shall not be included in the above period of 12 hours.
  • Section 174-21 Placement on public way prohibited.  No person shall, in removing snow or ice from a sidewalk or from property adjoining a public street or highway, cause the same to be placed in or upon such public street or highway.

CROSSWALK SAFETY TIPS

Whether you walk, bike or drive, take 5 seconds to follow crosswalk safety guidelines.

Pedestrians
• Always cross at marked crosswalks.
• Obey any pedestrian signals and look left-right-left.
•If a vehicle approaches, make eye contact with the driver.
• Look before walking past stopped vehicles.
• Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians.

Drivers
• Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and at intersections.
• Be prepared to stop.
• Be alert for bicyclists and skateboarders.
• Come to a complete stop.
• Wait until pedestrians have crossed at least one lane past the lane you are in.
• Never pass another vehicle that has stopped or is slowing down at a crosswalk.

Bicyclists
• Yield to pedestrians.
• Remember that bicyclists are not considered pedestrians
• Use marked bike paths or multi-use paths when available.
• Obey vehicular traffic signals and laws on the roadways.
• Use extra caution as you transition between bike paths, roads and sidewalks.

VILLAGE CURFEW LAW

Curfew Law § 82-3. Curfew established.

It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any minor to remain, or loiter, or to be in, on, or upon any public place within the Village of Hudson Falls between the hours of 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 5:00 a.m. (also known as the “curfew hours”).

  • 82-6. Parental responsibility.

It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for a parent knowingly to permit or by inefficient control to allow a minor to he or loiter or remain in, on or upon a public place in the Village during curfew hours under circumstances not constituting an exception to or an exemption from or otherwise beyond the scope of this chapter.

Board Vacancies: The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals are in need of representatives. If you are interested please contact the Village offices at 747-5426

Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant -The Village Board recently adopted a resolution showing its interest in becoming a member of a consortium led by the City of Glens Falls to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions.

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