Green Island Snow Emergency Declared

Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan, Mayor of the Village of Green Island has declared a Snow Emergency. All vehicles must be removed from Village streets by 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, December 18, 2020. Updates can be found here at Other important information is below.

The Police Department will announce street by street before removing vehicles. Vehicles not moved will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Off street parking for village residents is available at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, Ford Motor Company parking lot, 11 Hudson Avenue municipal lot, Cornerstone municipal lot (adjacent to the Green Island Bridge), Lafayette Park lot and the Bottle and Can Company lot (thank you Ashlee). These parking lots will be available soon. We suggest that you move your vehicles to those lots tonight.

Cars will not be allowed back on the streets until snow removal operations are completed. Please call the Green Island Police Department at 518-655-7854 or the Village Office at 518-273-2201 during regular business hours if further information is needed. Please note the Parking Violations Bureau at the Village Office is open Monday-Friday from 9am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4:30pm. If your vehicle was towed, please call 518-273-2201 and ask for Parking Violations Bureau or check to pay online or for information on how to get your car back.

Thank you all for your cooperation.

More Snow Emergency Information:
During a snow emergency, streets are generally plowed in the following order. However, this procedure is subject to change based upon various emergency conditions, which might arise.
Clinton Street
Tibbits Avenue
George Street
Hudson Avenue
Arch Street
Bleecker Street
Center Street
Paine Street
James Street
High Street
West Street
John Street
Mohawk Street
Swan Street
Lafayette Street
Lafayette Park
Lower Paine Street
Hamilton Street
Market Street
Albany Avenue
Lower End Side Streets -Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga, Pine and Whitehall
Lower Hudson Avenue

All vehicles which are not moved for snow plowing operations will be ticketed and towed. The fine is $125.00, the fee for towing is $125.00 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 Village Office-Parking Violations Bureau by putting payment in the mail slot and calling 518-273-2201 during normal office hours. There will be an additional charge if special equipment is required to move a vehicle from the street. More information about paying online (quickest method of payment) and getting your vehicle back can be found at

Residents who work out-of-town, are on vacation or those that are presently QUARANTINED or who otherwise leave their cars on the streets 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.

You can also register for the emergency alert notification system by filling out the form on the home page at and returning it to the Village Offices at 20 Clinton Street. Completed forms or pertinent contact information can also be emailed to Michele Bourgeois at Notifications about snow removals and other important announcements will be sent directly to you by email, text and/or phone.

Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.