Waterford Memorial Parade - Wednesday May 25, 2022 7:00PM View the Parade flyer
Bike Safety Event May 21, 2022
The Waterford Police Department will be holding a Bike Safety Event at Canal Fest on May 21, 2022. Please check the event schedule for the time.
Throughout the next few months Officers will be handing out Stewart's Shops ice cream passes to children they see wearing a helmet while riding their bikes. These ice cream passes were donated by Stewart's Shops to help promote bike safety.
COVID Vaccination Clinic- June 14, 2022 Waterford Community/Senior Center
A COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be held at the Waterford Community/Senior Center on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. This is made possible through the coordination of the Town of Waterford, Marra's Pharmacy in Cohoes and the Saratoga County Public Health Department. First, second doses and boosters are available. You must sign up prior to June 14th. To register, please call the Center at 518-235-8500. A COVID-19 Questionnaire must be completed prior to receiving the vaccine/booster. Blank forms are available at the Waterford Community/Senior Center. Please bring insurance information on day of the clinic.
WATERFORD HYDRANT FLUSHING
The Water Commissioners will be flushing hydrants 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM starting April 25th through May 27th 2022. Water at times may be discolored, but at no time will bacterial quality be affected. Laundering should be AVOIDED during flushing hours
HUDSON RIVER RD. & VILLAGE April 25th - May 6th
MIDDLETOWN RD. & SIDE STREETS May 2nd - May 13th
FONDA ROAD & SIDE STREETS May 9th - May 20th
NORTHSIDE-DIAL CITY May 16th - May 27th
Town of Waterford Annual Trash Drop Off Program Saturdays Starting April 2, 2022-May 21, 2022 8am to 1pm Town Highway Garage
Passenger Cars... $5 Pick-Up Trucks and Vans... $15 Pick-Up Trucks, Vans and Cars with Trailer... $25 *Per Visit* Click here for full details
NO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES • CREDIT CARDS NOT ACCEPTED
Town of Waterford Electronic Recycling Day - September 17, 2022 8am to 1pm Town Highway Garage Click here for full details
Free Covid-Test Kit Pickup
Waterford residents can pick up a free Covid test kit at the Waterford Town Clerk’s Office, 65 Broad Street, Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. Proof of residency required.
Public Safety Message on Upcoming Traffic Safety Initiatives- 3/11/22
“The Waterford Police Department will be participating in the “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” (April 4th-11th 2022)- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) promoted distracted driving enforcement wave.
Every year the Governors Traffic Safety Committee supports and promotes Operation Safe Stop. Passing a stopped school bus is dangerous and puts our children at high risk when they get on or off the school bus. Thursday April 28th, 2022 is OPERATION SAFE STOP DAY, and the Waterford Police Department will be participating in the one day enforcement effort.
The Waterford Police Department will be participating in the “No Empty Chair” Safe Teen Driver enforcement initiative during the week of April 25th –April 29th, 2022. Officers will be focusing on different traffic safety initiatives throughout the week, to include: Speeding in School Zones, Seatbelts and Child Restraints, Cell Phone Use and Texting and Underage Drinking and Impaired Driving.
The Waterford Police Department will be participating in the upcoming (NHTSA) Click It Or Ticket, Buckle Up New York, Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement Dates — May 23rd – June 5th, 2022.”
Available Assistance Programs For Residents
NYS Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps low income households pay the cost of drinking water and wastewater services. The program can assist households who have past due bills (arrears) for drinking water and/or wastewater services. For more information on the LIHWAP program and to apply click here. You can also call the NYS LIHWASP call center at 1-833-690-0208.
Umbrella of the Capital District
25 Years of Helping Seniors and People with Disabilities Maintain their Homes and Independence. Umbrella is a membership organization. For an annual fee, Umbrella members have access to a screened, skilled group of handy persons who provide a variety of services, including home repairs, housekeeping, lawn and gardening and shopping. Click here for more information on Umbrella of the Capital District.
Update on the Friedrichsohn Cooperage Contaminated PCB Cleanup Project
Update as of December 7, 2021
The removal of contaminated soil is complete and equipment is currently being removed. Restoration of the towpath will begin by December 17th. The coffer dams will be removed in January as well as the work trailers. In the Spring, the area will touched up with topsoil and seeds.
Project and Contact information can be found here: bit.ly/fact-sheet-cooperage.
Important COVID -19 Vaccination Update
Here is the link for the NY State Covid-19 vaccination website:
Here is the telephone number for the NY State vaccination hotline:
NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 VACCINATION HOTLINE
1/22/21 COVID-19 VACCINATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
After lengthy negotiations and extensive legal action which included our retaining the services of a nationally recognized commercial appraisal firm, the Town of Waterford and the Waterford-Halfmoon School District have agreed to settle the assessment lawsuit.
In their lawsuit, Momentive had demanded that the property’s taxable assessed value be reduced from $195 million to $54 million. They also demanded a total refund in excess $12 million from the School District, Town of Waterford and Saratoga County for overpayment of taxes from 2016 – 2019.
The settlement establishes a taxable assessed value of $95 million and a total refund of $5 million to Momentive. The refund will consist of an approximate $3.5 million from the School District, approximately $1 million from the Town, and $500,000 from Saratoga County. The settlement prohibits any further assessment challenges by Momentive for a period of 5 years.
The $1 million Town refund and the ensuing loss of future tax revenues as a result of the reduction in the assessment is expected to negatively impact the Town’s 2021 operating budget. The Town Board will make every effort to offset this by reducing operating expenses and utilizing surplus funds to minimize the impact on Town taxpayers.
The final settlement reduced the potential tax refund liability by more than 50% and prevents Momentive from bringing future assessment challenges for five years. Given the potential for a much larger refund and an even greater reduction in the taxable assessed value, we are confident this settlement is in the best interest of our tax payers.
The Town of Waterford is situated in the southeastern corner of Saratoga County, 12 miles north of Albany at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, and the junction of the Erie and Champlain Canals. It is the home of the “Waterford Flight”, the highest set of lift locks in the world.
Please see the link below for the 2022 Tentative Assessment Roll on the County Website.
2022 Tentative Assessment Rolls
The 2021 Final Town Tax Assessment Roll has been completed and is available for inspection in the Town Assessor's Office during regular hours. The information is also available on the County's website; https://www.saratogacountyny.gov/2021-final-roll
Scroll down and click on the Town of Waterford link and you will have access to the entire Final Roll.
To find a particular property, owner, or address, use the “Find” box. Many residents feel it is important to know the assessments on their properties. If you need help reading the Roll or understanding its abbreviations, the Assessor is usually available to help (call for an appointment: 235-9907).
Using either of these methods can help you decide if your assessment is fair or needs review. If review is your choice, go to www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf or telephone your Assessor.