Anthony Cesare, Commissioner email@example.com
Steve Mason, Foreman
50 Cohoes Avenue
Green Island, NY 12183
Phone: (518) 273-5565
*Please call the Village Office at 518-273-2201 for bulk pick-up questions
The Department of Public Works provides essential services that are an integral part of our Village’s everyday life. The delivery of services is key in maintaining and improving the quality of life for our residents and businesses.
Public Works is responsible for the maintenance of:
- The streets we drive on
- Storm and wastewater collection system maintenance
- Snow and ice control
- Leaf collection
- Street sweeping
- Water main repairs
- Recycling and garbage collection.
SNOW PLOWING AND REMOVAL
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 Streets
5. Arch Street 13. Swan Street Walnut, Harlem, Saratoga,
6. Bleecker Street 14. Lafayette Street Pine, Thames, Whitehall,
7. Center Street 15. Lafayette Park Cannon
8. Paine Street 16. Lower Paine Street 21. 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 an additional $125.00 and there will be a storage fee of $10.00 per day after the first 24 hours (fines increased as of January 2020). 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.vginew.wpengine.com. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.