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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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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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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Green Island Power Authority and Village Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas

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

 GREEN ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY

AGENDA

APRIL 20, 2020

6:00 P.M.

  1. Call to Order by Chairperson McNulty-Ryan
  2. Roll Call
  3. Public Forum – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
  4. Approval of Minutes
  5. Communications
  6. Approval of Claims
  7. Submittal of monthly reports by the Chief Financial Officer
  8. Considerations of monthly adjustments to April 2020 electric billing
  9. Consideration of adopting the Green Island Power Authority budget for 2020-2021
  10. Other Business 
  11. Adjournment

AGENDA

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

APRIL 20, 2020

Immediately following 6:00 P.M. GIPA Meeting

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Call to Order by Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan
  3. Roll Call
  4. Public Forum – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 SITUATION
  5. Approval of Minutes
  6. Communications
  7. Approval of Claims
  8. Submittal of monthly reports by the Treasurer – No reports this month
  9. Consideration of Police Activity Report for March 2020 – No report this month
  10. Consideration of Fire Department Report for March 2020
  11. Consideration of monthly report of the Parking Violations Bureau
  12. Consideration of adopting the proposed budgets for the General Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund and Section 8 Fund for 2020-2021
  13. Consideration of water and sewer adjustments
  14. Consideration of authorizing Mayor to sign CDPHP renewal for June 1, 2020
  15. Consideration of authorizing Mayor to sign MVP renewal for June 1, 2020
  16. Consideration of authorizing Mayor to sign Delta Dental renewal for June 1, 2020 – Not received yet
  17. Consideration of bids received for the Green Island – Watervliet Water Interconnect Project
  18. Other Business 
  19. Board Forum 
  20. Adjournment
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2020 Summer Employment

The Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment. Applications are now available online at www.villageofgreenisland.com.  Click HERE to download the application. All applications must be returned to the VILLAGE OFFICE on or before May 22nd. Applications can be dropped off using the Village Office mail slot. Applications will also be accepted via email at Maggie.Alix@villageofgreenisland.com or Wendy.Richmond@villageofgreenisland.com. If you do not have the ability to print an application from the website please contact the Village Office at 518-273-2201 or email Maggie.Alix@villageofgreenisland.com. Applicants must be 14 years old by July 1, 2020 to be eligible for employment.

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Water Service Interruption

Due to repair of a water main break, there will be no water service on Hudson Avenue, from Market Street to Arch Street, from 1pm to 3pm today. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Department of Public Works to Resume Bulk Pickup; Please check here for new procedures

The Department of Public Works will resume Curbside Bulk Garbage Pickup again on the first and third Thursday of each month, starting April 16th. Because of the COVID-19 issue, we are changing our procedures a little bit:

  1. Residents must submit an email to tara.bourgeois@villageofgreenisland.com with the request for pickup and must attach a description and picture(s) of the item(s) that they want picked up to the email. This email must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the pickup date and time.
  2. We will review our bulk pickup fee schedule and decipher the cost for the item(s) to be picked up.
  3. Resident will be emailed back telling them the cost of the item(s) and that the resident must submit cash or check in the stated amount to the Village Office mailbox in an envelope with their name and address on it, before the pickup date.
  4. A list of the names, addresses and items to be picked up will be submitted to the Commissioner of Public Works before pickup.
  5. Payment must be received prior to DPW picking up the item(s).
  6. DPW will pick up on the first and third Thursday of every month, as was normal before the emergency.
  7. All items must be from Green Island residences that receive regular curbside pickup already.

There will be no tags, DPW will know number of items and what is to be picked up by the list.

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Water Service Interruption

Due to repair of a water main break, there will be no water service on Hudson Avenue, from Center Street to Tibbits Avenue, from 11am until approximately 1pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. As a reminder, please see these important tips once water service resumes.

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Notice of Public Hearing: 2020-2021 Village Budgets

To all residents, please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Green Island will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5:00 P.M., at the Green Island Municipal Center, 19 George Street, Green Island.  The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the proposed budgets for the General Fund, Water Fund, Sewer Fund and Section “8” Fund for fiscal year 2020-2021. The tentative budgets are available for inspection at www.villageofgreenisland.com.  Due to the COVID-19 situation, we recommend emailed comments in lieu of personal appearance. Comments pertaining to any of the above noted budgets will be accepted via email addressed to annes@villageofgreenisland.com until 5pm on April 8, 2020 and will be added to the minutes of the hearing.

DATED:  March 30th, 2020

Anne M. Strizzi, Village Clerk

2020-21 Budget Presentation

2020-2021 Proposed Budgets (General, Water, Sewer, Section 8)

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Green Island Senior Citizens Will Provide Delivered Meals

As you may know, we were mandated to close our lunch program for Seniors because of the COVID-19 situation.  We have been given permission to prepare meals and deliver to our Senior population in Green Island.  In order to make this work, we have some guidelines.  Any Green Island resident over the age of 60 can call and reserve a lunch for Monday through Thursday by calling to Senior Center at (518) 272-7262 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. THE DAY BEFORE the requested meal.  The day of the delivery, someone will bring the meal to your home around 12 noon, ring your doorbell and leave.  If you do not have a working doorbell, please be watching for the person delivering.  They cannot have direct contact with you, so keep track of the number of meals delivered to you and the donation that is usually collected at Seniors can be settled up at a later date when everything calms down.  All this is possible because of the hard work of Green Island Senior Citizen Executive Director, Jill Alix, who is determined to make sure her Seniors are fed, along with some volunteers from law enforcement and village and GIPA employees. 

The planned menu for the rest of March is:

          -Monday, March 23rd is Baked Ziti

          -Tuesday, March 24th is Beef Stew

          -Wednesday, March 25th is Meatloaf

          -Thursday, Marcy 26th is Boneless Pork Chop

          -Monday, March 30th is BLT Sandwich

          -Tuesday, March 31st is Oven Fried Chicken

We will post April’s menu on this website and put in a copy in next week’s meal deliveries.

We will also be doing “well checks” by phone on our Senior and Shut In lists.  If you are alone and would like to have someone check on you, please call the Village Office at (518) 273-2201 and leave your contact information.

Stay home and stay safe.

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COVID-19: Green Island Department by Department

Village of Green Island Emergency Services including Police, Fire & EMS, Waste Collection, and Water & Sewer Services Continue to Be Available

Many Non-Emergency Services Will Only Be Available Remotely, Including Bill Payments and Permit Applications

Green Island Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan and Town Supervisor Rachel A. Perfetti to Prohibit the General Public from Entering any Village and Town Buildings Unless Expressly Stated Below and to Prohibit Certain Actions during COVID-19 Outbreak

ORIGINAL 3/16/2020 UPDATED 5/16/2020

GREEN ISLAND, NEW YORK – Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan and Town Supervisor Rachel A. Perfetti have announced that the Village and Town Offices and all Green Island public buildings, including fire and police headquarters, will now be closed to the public through Friday, May 29, 2020 by the Governor’s Executive Orders, except in very limited circumstances as detailed below. That date will be re-evaluated as it nears.

The Green Island Police Department and Green Island Fire Department will continue to respond to all emergency calls, and the Department of Public Works will continue curbside waste collection pickup as scheduled.

“We apologize for any inconveniences created by these closures and changes in procedures, but the health and well-being of our employees and our residents must be our highest priority. We will continue to re-evaluate these changes as we learn more”, said Mayor McNulty-Ryan. 

A department-by-department list of municipal services currently available and unavailable can be found below:

Green Island Police Department:

  • GIPD will continue responding to all emergency calls 24/7. Officers will be practicing social distancing procedures when interviewing and may not enter buildings unless the emergency warrants it.
  • Minor calls for service, such as minor property complaints, may be handled via phone or through report.
  • Access to administrative reports, including police incident reports and FOIL responses, will be handled via email and/or phone through the Village Clerk at annes@villageofgreenisland.com. No in-person document requests will be facilitated at Police Headquarters. The Police Department will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Call 911 for any non-emergency or emergency Police Department call or use the callbox located in the front of the Police Station.

Green Island Fire Department:

  • GIFD will continue responding to all fire and EMS emergency calls for service 24/7. For EMS calls, dispatchers will be asking questions related to COVID-19 symptoms so that responding personnel are aware of the situation. If COVID-19 symptoms are reported, personnel will respond as per protocols established through our Medical Director.
  • Access to administrative reports, including fire incident reports, will be handled via email to the Village Clerk at annes@villageofgreenisland.com.  No in-person document requests will be facilitated at Fire Headquarters.
  • The fire department will be closed to the public until further notice.
  • Call (518) 273-1041 for more information on non-emergency Fire Department information.  In an emergency, please dial 911.

Department of Public Works/Green Island Power Authority Garage:

  • All curbside waste collection and recycling pickup will continue as scheduled.
  • The DPW/GIPA garage is closed to the public.   Individuals can call (518) 273-5565 or email dpw@villageofgreenisland.com with any questions.
  • Spring Cleanup has been postponed indefinitely.
  • Thursday bulk pickup has resumed as of April 16th but with new guidelines. Interested parties must register at tarab@villageofgreenisland.com. Click here for further information.
  • Green Island Power Authority bills may be paid online at www.villageofgreenisland.com or by mail. Exact payment can also be put in a sealed envelope and through the mail slot at 20 Clinton Street as per normal procedures. The office is closed to the general public.
  • If you have a power emergency, the Green Island Power Authority can be contacted through Albany County dispatch by dialing 911.

Department of Water & Sewer:

  • Your tap water is safe to drink – the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.  Learn more about the virus and water/sewer infrastructure by visiting https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater#boil
  • With the reports of toilet paper being hard to get, we are anticipating that some are considering the use of baby wipes or other paper towels. Please do not flush these down the toilet. They will cause clogs and backups, which may bog you down with costly plumber bills or messy backups during these already trying times. Those deemed “disposable wipes” also cause problems with our sewer system and could cause the same issues. The only items that should be flushed down a toilet are human waste and toilet paper.
  • Water/Sewer bills may be paid online at www.villageofgreenisland.com or by mail. Exact payment can also be put in a sealed envelope and through the mail slot at 20 Clinton Street as per normal procedures. The office is closed to the general public.
  • If you have an emergency (back up, sink hole, water main break, flooding) please call 911.
  • Non-emergency Water Department calls can be made to 518-273-4959.

Village Clerk:

  • FOIL Requests or questions about Village bids must be done via email to annes@villageofgreenisland.com.
  • Handicap Parking Permit requests can be made by calling 518-273-2201. If no answer, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Certificates of Residency will not be issued during this time.
  • Notary services are not available at this time.

Town Clerk & Vital Statistics:

For list of services that will continue to be accessible please call the Town Office at 518-273-0661 or email jiannone@townofgreenisland.com:

Service provided:

  • Death Certificates

Services that are suspended until further notice include:

  • License applications for Marriages & Domestic Partnerships
  • Sporting licenses

Buildings & Codes Department:

  • All permit applications and other transactions will take place via phone at (518) 273-2201 (leave message) or email to maggiea@villageofgreenisland.com.
  • All non-emergency inspections are suspended until further notice.
  • Construction inspections (for essential projects only), emergency inspections, and vacant building inspections will continue to occur.
  • Transactions that must be facilitated in-person may only occur by appointment.  Individuals must email maggiea@villageofgreenisland.com to set up an in-person appointment.

Planning, Zoning & Industrial Development Agency:

  • All permit applications and other transactions may take place via email to annes@villageofgreenisland.com at the Village Clerk’s Office. 
  • Meetings of the IDA, Planning Board and Board of Zoning Appeals may be held via teleconference and will not be open to the general public during this emergency.  More information will be included as part of each meeting’s public notice, including access to “live stream” broadcasts at www.villageofgreenisland.com.

Department of Recreation/Green Island Senior Citizens:

  • All indoor Recreation facilities and programs will be closed effective immediately to evaluate further precautions necessary to safeguard the health and well being of community members and staff.
  • The Paine Street Park is closed. All other parks and trails remain open. Please do not use tables and benches, including the gazebo at the River Park.
  • For Food Pantry requests, call (518) 273-2201 and leave a message. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • All Senior Citizen in house programs are suspended until further notice. A lunchtime meal delivery program started Monday, March 23rd for Green Island residents only. ORDERS MUST BE PLACED THE DAY BEFORE DELIVERY. Click here for more details.
  • We are now accepting applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program. This program is contingent upon the COVID-19 situation allowing for it. Information is available by clicking here.

Parking Violations Bureau:

  • Tickets can be paid as per the instructions on the tickets themselves, with the exception being that in person payment must be put in the sealed envelope provided and left in the mail slot at the Village Office, 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, NY 12183. Please contact the Parking Violations Bureau by calling (518) 273-2201 (leave message) or micheleb@villageofgreenisland.com.

Assessor:

  • For questions regarding exemptions or anything Assessor related, please contact (518) 273-2201 phone (leave message) or email brad.canning@villageofgreenisland.com.
  • Grievance Day will be held on May 27th. Anyone wishing to grieve their assessment must contact brad.canning@villageofgreenisland.com before the 27th. Click here for important information about the amended process due to the COVID-19 situation.

Public Meetings, including meetings of the Village Board of Trustees, Town Council, Green Island IDA, Planning & Zoning Boards, Green Island Power Authority and all Public Hearings:

  • Effective March 17th, all municipal meetings and other gatherings of Green Island public boards, authorities, and commissions that have not already been cancelled will be physically closed to the public until further notice.
  • Public hearings may be required to be open to the public but will have restrictions. In lieu of appearing personally, speakers are encouraged to submit comments via the procedure outlined below and your testimony will be entered into the meeting minutes.
  • Meetings that continue as previously scheduled may be held via teleconference and would be available by live stream at www.villageofgreenisland.com. Public comment can be submitted and received ahead of time via mail at Village Clerk, Village of Green Island, 20 Clinton Street, Green Island, New York, 12183 or email to annes@villageofgreenisland.com.  All messages received on time will be entered into meeting minutes as is already done in the normal course of business. 

Town Court:

Effective immediately, the following changes to the Town Court schedule have taken effect as per the New York State Office of Court Administration’s memo:

  • All scheduled court dates have been adjourned until June 2nd.
    • A notice will be sent that will include a new adjudication date
    • Please do not come to Court to adjudicate the applicable case – a notice will be sent that will include a new adjudication date
  • Please contact the Court Clerk at (518) 273-0661 or via email at jiannone@townofgreenisland.com with any additional questions.

COVID-19 Prevention and Symptom Information:

As a reminder, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health and the Albany County Department of Health for the most recent guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions and symptoms.  You may also find a variety of COVID-19 response information specific to the Village and Town of Green Island by visiting www.villageofgreenisland.com.

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