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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General Snow Emergency Information

During a snow emergency, the streets are generally plowed 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 snow plowing operations will be ticketed and towed. The fine is $50.00, the fee for towing is $75.00 and there will be a storage fee of $5.00 per day after the first 24 hours. All fines and fees must be paid at the Green Island Village Offices before the vehicle is released. There will be an additional charge if special equipment is required to move a vehicle from the street.

Residents 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 for snow plowing operations. The Department of Public Works does an excellent job of keeping our streets open for travel and emergencies until the storm ends and the regular snow plowing operation can be carried out. Some people who have had their cars towed during the past storms have complained that they have moved their car to streets they thought had been plowed and find out that they have not been completely plowed. In order to avoid this problem, PLEASE CHECK WITH A POLICE OFFICER, OR SOMEONE IN CHARGE OF THE SNOW PLOWING OPERATIONS, BEFORE YOU PARK YOUR CAR ON ANY STREET YOU THINK HAS BEEN PLOWED.

The Police Department travels the streets to announce the time that snowplowing operations will begin. If you do not hear the announcement, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for not moving your vehicle. 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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Troy Turkey Trot Traffic Advisory

The Green Island Bridge will be closed for the Troy Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 28th from 7:30am to approximately 12 noon.

The bridge will be closed completely from 7:30-8:30 am. No traffic, including local traffic to the Rivers Edge Apartments, will be allowed thru during this time. After 8:30am, local traffic will be allowed into the Rivers Edge Apartments but there will be no thru traffic to Troy until the end of the races.

The area surrounding the Green Island Bridge, including the south end of George Street, Albany Avenue and Lower Hudson Avenue will be affected with closures, delays and parking restrictions.

Motorists not participating are advised to avoid the area from Exit 8 of I-787 to the Green Island Bridge. Traffic delays are probable during this time. Participants are also reminded that they are to only park in legal parking spaces and watch for any other parking restrictions as well. Parking on the Green Island Bridge is prohibited.

Thank you for your cooperation. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Parking Restrictions on Hudson Avenue

No parking on Hudson Avenue between Arch Street and Center Street on Thursday (11/7), Friday (11/8), Monday (11/11) and Tuesday (11/12) between the hours of 6am to 6pm due to construction. Milling and paving of the trench areas will occur on Tuesday. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Village, Town and GIPA Offices closed for Election Day and Veterans Day

The Village, Town and GIPA Offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for Election Day. Please note that DPW will be working and garbage pickup will remain on regular schedule.

In lieu of Election Day, the DPW will be closed on Friday, November 8th.

All offices and DPW will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

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Power Outage

UPDATE: GIPA has identified the weather related issue and it will require coordination with outside resources to repair. This will take several hours.

GIPA is aware and investigating the power issue. The weather that we are experiencing now is a serious issue that they are tackling as well. Please be patient.

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Green Island Halloween Parade

The annual Halloween Parade will form at 5:30 pm at the intersection of George and Hamilton Streets and start at 6:00 pm by proceeding north on George Street; west on Arch Street; north on High Street and east on Bleecker Street directly to the Paine Street Park. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and floats. Refreshments will be served at the Paine Street Park after the parade.

Expect minor traffic delays and detours along the parade route while this event is occurring.

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What To Do After a Water Main Break or Hydrant Flushing:

VILLAGE OF GREEN ISLAND WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT

Village of Green Island Water and Sewer Department

20 Clinton Street

Green Island, New York 12183

Administration/Billing (518) 273-2201 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm

Plant/Street Operations (518) 273-4959 Open 24/7/365

What To Do After a Water Main Break or Hydrant Flushing: After experiencing a water main break or after periodic hydrant flushing, the water system is flushed and disinfected by the Water and Sewer Department to the extent possible. In most cases you will not notice any difference in your water, though there is a chance that you may have air in the water pipes or notice a discoloration of the water. Natural mineral scale is on the inside of the pipes, and changes in the flow of water (such as during a water main break or flushing) often cause mineral scale to slough off and discolor the water or produce particulate matter. These mineral compounds pose no health threat. Following a water main break or flushing, the Water Department recommends you flush the COLD water lines in your home or business. It will cost you pennies to take this important step.

1. Begin with the highest tap (faucet) without an aerator (a bathtub spigot is preferred) in your home, and then open other faucets one at a time, moving from your highest floor to your lowest floor. If the dwelling is one story, use the fixture closest to where the water service enters the building.

2. After five (5) to fifteen (15) minutes, or until the water is clear and any air in the line is depleted, turn off your faucets and tub spigot(s) in reverse order, from lowest to highest.

3. If the water does not clear, wait thirty (30) minutes and flush the COLD water lines again.

4. Following restoration of water service, check your toilets for any leaks. The temporary change in water pressure may have caused the toilet flapper to seat improperly after water has been restored. 

Do not use discolored water for any purposes that require clean water, such as preparing food and beverages, medical and dental procedures, and laundry. 

Do not flush the cold water through a faucet or tap (such as a refrigerator water line) that has a filter connected to it, or the sediment may clog your filter.

Do not use a hot water tap because it could draw sediment into your hot water tank.

Please contact the Water and Sewer Department at 518-273-4959 if discolored water persists or should you have any questions or require additional information. Thank you.

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Hudson Avenue Improvement Project, Phase 1, begins Wednesday

Luizzi Brothers will be starting trench work on Wednesday at the intersection of Swan and Hudson. This dig is their deepest and will take up most of the roadway. Hudson Avenue will be closed for local traffic only between Swan and Arch Streets for a few days while that work is being done. 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, around the Paine Street Park, on George Street or the Ford Motor Company lot on the river side only.

***School traffic will be have to enter from Arch Street during this time.***

Luizzi will 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 or school parking. If you have any questions, please call the Village Office at 518-273-2201.

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Additional road work and travel advisories

We have 2 additional road projects happening this week – intersection striping on George Street, and paving of Dudley Avenue and the Veterans Memorial Stadium lower parking lot. Please expect delays in both areas.

Green Island and Albany County DPW’s will be striping the George Street intersections Wednesday (9/25/19) and Thursday (9/26/19) from 6:30am-12:30pm. They will be starting at Tibbits Avenue and working south.

Thursday (9/25/19) from 7am-7pm, Luizzi Brothers will be paving Dudley Avenue (the entrance road to the “big field”) and the entire parking lot. Access to the stadium and little league will be from Tibbits Avenue only. Local traffic only will be allowed on Arch Street (west of Cohoes Avenue) during this time.

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Village street paving to start this week; Notice of Parking Restrictions and Detours

Contractors from New Castle Paving, LLC will be paving Lafayette Street (between George and Paine), Market Street (excludes intersections at George and Hudson), Clinton Street (between Hudson and George and George to end-excludes Hudson and George intersections) and a portion of Tibbits Avenue (between George and James) on Thursday and Friday of this week and possibly Monday 10/23. The plan is to mill the streets on Thursday and pave them on Friday and/or if needed, Monday. Their scheduled order is Lafayette, Market, Clinton and then Tibbits. They plan on working from 7 am sharp to approximately 7 pm on all three days.

New Castle will be posting the area on Wednesday to notify residents of no parking on Thursday, Friday and Monday during the working hours. Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic when they are working on them (block by block). They will also have flaggers during the work to assist through intersections. It is probable that residents can park their vehicles on the street overnight during this time, but would have to move them by 7 am the following morning. Please follow signage to be sure.

The Village Office, Police Department and Fire Departments will all be open during this time but may only be accessible by sidewalk. Please contact the office at 518-273-2201 if you have any questions or concerns.

We will be sending alerts out with any up to date information. If you have not signed up to receive them yet, please contact Michele Bourgeois at micheleb@villageofgreenisland.com as soon as possible to get on the list before this occurs.

Thank you for your patience as we make upgrades to our streets.

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