Message from Green Island Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan

Welcome to Green Island, New York

Our village is unique in that it couples the benefits of a close-knit, value oriented community with the richness of industry. Our history shows that we have always been at the forefront of economic growth. Green Island was once home to locomotive and railroad manufacturing plants as well as a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Even though many years have passed since they were operational, Green Island continues to be a village of economic and cultural prosperity.

Today the Green Island Power Authority owns and operates a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River, underscoring our commitment to social responsibility by supplying clean, environmentally friendly power. Our Village's Industrial Business Park provides many opportunities for growing businesses, making Green Island the essential location for development, while our close knit community makes Green Island the ideal location to live and raise a family.

Here at Green Island, you can find a home, a community, and a future.

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 updates are provided as information becomes available. Department by Department information regarding Village and Town services can be found by clicking here or on the CORONOVIRUS tab located at the top of this webpage.

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Hudson Avenue Sewer Separation Project to resume starting on Monday

Luizzi Brothers will be starting trench work Monday on Hudson Avenue between Lafayette Street and Market Street. That area will be closed to local and emergency traffic only for the rest of that week . They will be posting detour signs, as well as cones with signs to let residents know they cannot park there. Any vehicle not moved will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense so please pay close attention to the signage. Residents can park in legal spaces anywhere on other streets. We ask for your cooperation during this time.

Luizzi will again be using the portion of the Ford Motor Company lot, between Cannon and George, for their staging area. The area of the lot between George and Hudson will remain open for resident parking. If you have any questions, please call the Village Office at 518-273-2201.

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Green Island-Watervliet Water Interconnect Project Construction Starts Today

A project which would construct a water interconnection between the City of Watervliet and the Village of Green Island started this morning. The project location runs from 25th Street and Broadway in Watervliet to Albany Avenue near Pine Street in Green Island. This project will enable a redundant water supply in the event of emergency or a general need for water. This project has been planned for many years and will enhance public safety through increased pressure and available water and will decrease, although not entirely, the need for shut downs of the entire south end during water breaks.

There will be lane closures, but detours and closures will be minimal through out the construction. The project is expected to take about a month to complete.

The project is funded primarily by a $274,000 grant provided by the New York Department of State through a shared service initiatives grant. The Village of Green Island will provide local share for the balance as well.

Drilling Technologies of Wynantskill is the General Contractor and Weston and Sampson are the project engineers.

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Industrial Development Agency Meeting Agenda

DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, THIS MEETING WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.   IT CAN BE VIEWED VIA “LIVE STREAM” AT WWW.VILLAGEOFGREENISLAND.COM or click HERE

MAY 20, 2020

3:00 P.M.

  1. Call to Order by Chairperson Rachel Perfetti
  1. Roll Call
  1. Consideration of minutes from March 20, 2019
  1. Consideration of Audit of Claims for March 18, 2020 to present
  1. Consideration of letter of request from Starbuck Island Luxury Apartment Community
  1. Consideration of adopting salary schedule for 2020 – 2021
  1. Other Business
  1. Adjournment

Next meeting date – Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

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Green Island Power Authority and Village of Green Island Board of Trustees meeting Agendas

DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, THIS MEETING WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.   IT CAN BE VIEWED VIA “LIVE STREAM” AT WWW.VILLAGEOFGREENISLAND.COM or click HERE

GREEN ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 18, 2020

6:00 P.M.

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  1. Call to Order by Chairperson Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan
  1. Roll Call
  1. Public Forum – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
  1. Approval of Minutes
  2.  Communications
  1. Approval of Claims
  1. Submittal of monthly reports by the Chief Financial Officer
  1. Consideration of renewal of 2020 Transmission Congestion Contracts (“TCCs”)
  1. Other Business
  1. Adjournment

Next meeting date – June 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

VILLAGE OF GREEN ISLAND BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION, THIS MEETING WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.  IT CAN BE VIEWED VIA “LIVE STREAM” AT WWW.VILLAGEOFGREENISLAND.COM

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 18, 2020

6:00 P.M.  Immediately following GIPA Meeting

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  1. Call to Order by Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan
  • Roll Call
  • Public Forum – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications and Actions
  • Approval of Claims
  • Police Activity Report
  • Fire Department Report
  • Submittal of monthly reports of the Treasurer – No report this month
  • Consideration of monthly report of the Parking Violations Bureau 
  • Consideration of adjustments to water and sewer billing for May 2020
  • Consideration of appointment of  the following Tax Collectors for 2020-2021

Ralph Foster, Branch Manager of Catskill Hudson Bank

Theodore Koniowka, employee of Village of Green Island

Michele Bourgeois, employee of Village of Green Island

  • Consideration of bids received for Water Treatment Plant Chemicals for 2020
  • Consideration of bids received for Hudson Avenue from Tibbits Avenue to the Watervliet City Line: Mill & Fill
  • Consideration of setting date for public hearing for the Annual Presentation of the Section 8 Rental Assistance Plan for July 20, 2020 
  • Other Business
  • Board Forum
  • Adjournment

Grievance Night – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Next meeting date is Monday, June 15, 2020

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2020 Memorial Day Parade in Green Island

While many municipalities and organizations have found it necessary to cancel their Memorial Day Parades because of the COVID-19 situation, we have devised a plan to honor our Veterans, although it will be on a much smaller scale than usual.

Green Island residents, U.S. Marines Lance Corporal David Carl, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Elizabeth Brannigan and U. S. Army Sgt. Anthony Bryant will salute at each monument, World War I, Vietnam Veterans and the Legnard Curtin Post 927 memorials.

We will have the Veterans float carry the Legnard-Curtin American Legion Post Color Guard while playing patriotic music, along with vehicles from the Police and Fire Departments.  We will line up on Albany Avenue near Albany Mechanical at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 21st  and proceed to Hudson Avenue going north, then George Street going south, Paine Street going north, James Street going south, High Street going north, West Street going south, John Street going north to Cohoes Avenue, east onto Veterans Memorial Drive, south on Cannon Street, east on Tibbits and back down George Street to Albany Ave where we started.

Basically, since you can’t come to the parade, we will bring the parade to you.

While this is not our ideal way to honor our Veterans, it at least lets them know we appreciate their service and their sacrifice.  We invite everyone to watch from their homes (inside or outside) and please respect the social distancing regulations.

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Street Cleaning Thursday, May 14th

Street Cleaning will be held throughout the Village starting on Thursday, May 14th at 8:00 am. All vehicles must be moved when the Police Department announces your street or risk getting a ticket and $50 fine. Thank you for your cooperation.
Street cleaning is performed like snow removal – both sides at once, not alternating even and odd. The streets are generally done in the following order, however, this procedure is subject to change based upon various emergency conditions which might arise.
1. Clinton Street 9. James Street 17. Hamilton Street
2. Tibbits Avenue 10. High Street 18. Market Street
3. George Street 11. West Street 19. Albany Avenue
4. Hudson Avenue 12. John Street 20. Lower End Side Streets
5. Arch Street 13. Swan Street Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga,
6. Bleecker Street 14. Lafayette Street Pine, Thames, Whitehall, Cannon
7. Center Street 15. Lafayette Park 21. Lower Hudson Avenue
8. Paine Street 16. Lower Paine Street.
All vehicles which are not moved for street cleaning operations will be ticketed. All fines and fees must be paid at the Green Island Village Offices.

Residents and visitors who are on vacation, work out-of-town or who leave their cars on the streets for any reason should make arrangements with a friend or neighbor to move their car. The Police Department travels the streets to announce the time that street cleaning operations will begin. If you do not hear the announcement, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for not moving your vehicle. NOTE: When you move your vehicle, confirm the street you move to has already been cleaned or be prepared to move it again. The Village will also be using the Emergency Alert System to notify residents. Forms to register can be picked up and dropped off at the Village Office. Forms can also be downloaded on our website home page at www.villageofgreenisland.com. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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Hydrant Flushing May 2020

Hydrants will be flushed in Green Island and Maplewood on the following days:

Monday, May 18th
Tuesday, May 19th
Wednesday, May 20th

A slight discoloration in the water may occur and washing of laundry is not recommended during this time. If you have any questions, please contact the Water Treatment Plant at 518-273-4959 or the Village Office at 518-273-220l. Thank you.

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2020 Grievance Day Information

Due to Covid-19 we are forced to make some changes to the May 27, 2020 Grievance Day schedule and process.

For 2020, we will accept e-mailed, mailed through USPS, and hand delivered applications.  All applications must be submitted by the time the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) adjourns at 8:00 p.m. on May 27th.  We recommend you submit your application by May 22, 2020 so you are assured it is timely filed. 

For e-mailed applications please send scans of the application and supporting information to brad.canning@villageofgreenisland.com.  We will respond with a receipt e-mail.

Mailed through USPS applications must be received by May 27, 2020.  We will send a date stamped copy of the front page back to you as receipt.  Post marked on the 27th but received after will NOT be timely filed. 

Hand delivered applications can be put in the Village Hall front door mail slot.  We will send a date stamped copy of the front page back to you as receipt.  Applications must be submitted before the BAR adjourns on the 27th.  Any application submitted to the Village Hall on May 28th will NOT be timely filed.

****If you wish to speak with the BAR please supply a phone number and email address.  We will contact you to set up a conference call or video meeting between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. on May 27th.  Calls or video meetings will last no longer than 10 minutes****

It is not required for you to speak with the BAR.  They will review your application and supporting documentation.  There is no penalty for not speaking with them. The BAR’s determinations will be sent by USPS on July 1, 2020.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!  PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

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Annual MS4 Public Meeting Canceled Due to COVID-19; Comments can be emailed

The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Annual Public Meeting will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 situation. The purpose of the meeting is always to explain the MS4 permit process, our relation with the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County and to highlight Green Island’s efforts to maintain clean water as outlined in our annual report.  The DRAFT Joint Annual Report for the 2019-2020 reporting period and our Storm Water Management Program Plan (SWMPP) is for the public to read and is available at www.stormwateralbanycounty.org . Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged by May 15th and these can be shared electronically using the Stormwater Coalition website interface (http://www.stormwateralbanycounty.org); or by e-mail (swcoalition@albanycounty.com or seanw@villageofgreenisland.com).

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First Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Green Island

Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan stated, “Sadly, I have to report to you today that Green Island has seen our first two confirmed cases of Coronavirus and one death due to suspected COVID-19 complications.  I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, who was a longtime resident and much loved member of our community.  This is a close reminder to all of us that we must do the things that have been asked of us since the COVID-19 Emergency was declared. Please stay home except for essential work, grocery shopping, trips to the pharmacies, etc.  It is okay to go out for a walk or exercise outdoors in open space but you must practice social distancing, wear a mask in public and wash your hands frequently.  We are all in this together, and together we can work to end it sooner rather than later.”

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