Snow Plowing and Removal

In preparation for snow plowing and removal, and as announced in last months newsletter, all inoperative or unregistered motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, dumpsters and all types of trailers must have been removed from village streets by November 1, 2013.  All illegally parked motor vehicles, recreational vehicles, dumpsters and trailers will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

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      

2. Albany Avenue   

3. Pine Street, Walnut Street, Cannon Street (South End)

4. Lower Hudson Avenue, Saratoga Street, Whitehall Street, Harlem Street

5. George Street          

6. Arch Street          

7. Hudson Avenue         

8. Lafayette Street & Park        

9. Lower Paine Street

10. Hamilton Street

11.  Market Street                                                                               

12.  Center Street & Court                                 

13.  Upper Paine St.                                                             

14.  James Street                              

15.  High Street                               

16.  West Street                

17.  John Street                                  

18.  Mohawk Street                              

19.  Swan Street

20.  Bleecker Street                                 

21.  Tibbits Avenue                         

22.  Cohoes Avenue               

23.  Veterans Memorial Drive                      

24.  Cannon Street (North End)

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 Police Department between the hours of 10 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday before the vehicle is released.  There will be an additional charge if special equipment is required to move the vehicle from the street.

Residents who work out-of-town or who 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 operations can be carried out.  Some people who have had their cars towed during 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.  The Village will also use the First Call emergency notification network to make announcements as well as this website. If you are not signed up for First Call please do so by calling the Village Office at 273-2201. If you do not hear or see any of the announcements, it will not be considered a legitimate excuse for failure to move your vehicle.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.