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Conservation Advisory Council to Hold Its First Meeting

In June the Village Board passed Local Law #4 which created a Conservation Advisory Council (CAC). The council’s job is to, among other things, advise the Village Board on “matters affecting the preservation, development, and use of the natural and human-made resources, features and conditions of the Village”. The first meeting of the CAC will …

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August Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the August edition of the Village newsletter!  Click here to view online. You can also subscribe to get the latest updates from the Village of Athens directly to your inbox. Either click here or on the link in the newsletter itself!  

A Note from the Athens Cultural Center

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS~DUE BY 8/12 The Athens Cultural Center is pleased to announce a call for submissions for our upcoming window exhibition, “Self-Reflection While In Isolation.” “Self-Reflection While In Isolation” is a 2020 ACC members-only group show that revolves around the theme of self-portraiture made during the course of the current pandemic. Submissions and questions are …

Hydrant Flushing

The Village of Athens Department of Public Works will begin hydrant flushing on Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Some residents have been experiencing discoloration in their water and this will help to address that issue. While the water is aesthetically displeasing, tests show we are in compliance with state regulations. Thank you! At the same time, …

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RX Disposal Bags Now Available in Athens

A note from the Athens Addiction Awareness Council: Did you know that a common cause of opioid addiction is left-over prescription medication? That’s because friends or family members may gain access to addictive medication and abuse it without your knowledge. So, help fight the opioid epidemic by inactivating unwanted and unfinished prescriptions in special disposal …

Town and Village of Athens Ask for Input for Updated Comprehensive Plan

For immediate release: Athens – July 20, 2020 Athens officials are asking Town and Village community members to fill out a survey to help plan the communities’ future. “The threats and opportunities that we face in the village today are significantly different than they were even 10 years ago. The comprehensive planning process will ensure …

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July Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the July edition of the Village newsletter!  Click here to view online. You can also subscribe to get the latest updates from the Village of Athens directly to your inbox. Either click here or on the link in the newsletter itself!  

Village Office Reopens

The Village Office reopened on Wednesday, July 1st. There are Covid-19 related protocols in place. Please be advised of the following: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OFFICE HOURS FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN THE VILLAGE CLERK’S OFFICE ARE 10:00AM TO 2:00PM YOU MUST WEAR A MASK. YOU MUST ADHERE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES. ALL PAYMENTS ACCEPTED ONLY VIA …

Athens Summer Recreation Program 2020

Monday-Friday: July 6th thru August 14th We will be holding this year’s Summer Recreation program at the park off of North Franklin St. The guidelines for summer programs require children to have a daily health check in which we will take their temperature every morning with a touch-less thermometer. They will also need to wash …

June 24th Village Board Meeting Agenda

The agenda for tonight’s Village Board meeting is available here. The meeting begins at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85191680446 Or dial in at: (646) 558-8656 using meeting ID: 851 9168 0046 Thank you.

Link For the June 24th Village Board Meeting

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will, again, take place via Zoom. This week is the monthly public agenda meeting. We will share that agenda as soon as it’s available. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85191680446 Or dial in at: (646) 558-8656 using meeting …

Village Playgrounds Reopen Today

Hello Neighbors! Mayor Bradicich ordered playgrounds to reopen effective immediately. Though the protocols in effect elsewhere will be in effect for playground use. To continue reducing the spread of Covid-19 in Athens, social distancing must be practiced when using the playground. In other words, stay at least six feet away from people you do not live with. In addition, a face covering …

Community Choice Aggregation Webinars

Next week, Good Energy is hosting two webinars on Community Choice Aggregation. This is a great chance to learn more about this money saving program. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions during these events. This is in addition to mailings and other informational materials you may have already received. So, use the …

Community Choice Aggregation: More Info!

Hello Neighbors! Here’s some more info on Community Choice Aggregation from the folks at Good Energy: The Village of Athens will launch the Village of Athens Community Choice Aggregation program for residents and businesses beginning in August 2020 going through August 2022. The primary goals of the program are to provide annual savings and rate …

Call For Members: Conservation Advisory Council

Dear Neighbors, During the June 10th board meeting, the Athens Village Board (VB) passed local law number 4 of 2020 creating a Conservation Advisory Council (CAC). The CAC is a new committee to advise the VB on environmental issues such as: trees in the Village and Village certification as Climate Smart Community in addition to …

Link for June 10th Village Board Meeting – Agenda to Follow

Hello Neighbors, We’re sticking with Zoom for Village Board meetings until public gathering restrictions are eased. This week is the monthly department heads meeting. We will share the agenda as soon as it’s available. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87555687381 Or dial in at: (646) …

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June Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the June edition of the Village newsletter!  Click here to view online. You can also subscribe to get the latest updates from the Village of Athens directly to your inbox. Either click here or on the link in the newsletter itself!

Link and Agenda: May 27th Village Board Meeting

Hello Neighbors, We’re sticking with Zoom for Village Board meetings until public gathering restrictions are eased. This week’s public agenda includes hearings on three local laws. You are welcome to tune (or dial) in, but please keep all comments brief. You can view or download the agenda here. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and …

Mayor’s Note: Memorial Day From the Front Porch

Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Memorial Day “Front Porch” Parade.  We had a fantastic turnout! The West Athens and Village fire departments, the Sheriff’s office (including Sheriff  Kusminsky) and the Village Police all came out to celebrate. And we enjoyed a tremendous showing of classic cars and local businesses.  In addition to …

The Athens Memorial Day (Driving) Parade

Rather than canceling the Memorial Day Parade this year we will abide by the pandemic restrictions by making the parade a “front porch” parade.  Police cars and fire trucks along with classic cars will drive throughout the Village starting at 9am on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25th) for approximately 40 minutes along the route provided …

Public Meeting: May 27, 2020

Hello Neighbors! We’ve got an ambitious agenda for next week’s public Village Board meeting! We’ll open bids for the Village’s annual lawn mowing contract in addition to hearing public comment on three proposed laws. First, we’ll hear comments on a moratorium on special use permits and site plan review within the waterfront. This moratorium suspends …

Mayor’s Note: On Reopening and Reporting Dangerous or Illegal Activity

Hello Fellow Athenians, As you may know, Greene County falls into the Capital Region as far as the State’s re-opening guidelines are concerned.  As such, it appears that we will achieve phase 1 of reopening by week’s end.  Phase 1 allows for some businesses to reopen within the conditions set by the State. These include: …

Link for May 13th Village Board Meeting

Hello Neighbors, We’re sticking with Zoom for Village Board meetings until public gathering restrictions are eased. This week’s meeting is the monthly department heads’ meeting, but you are welcome to tune (or dial) in. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736228098 Or dial in at: (646) …

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May Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the May edition of the Village newsletter!  Click here to view online. You can also subscribe to get the latest updates from the Village of Athens directly to your inbox. Either click here or on the link in the newsletter itself!

Link for April 22nd Village Board Meeting

Hello Neighbors, We’re switching to Zoom for tomorrow’s Village Board meeting which includes public hearings and a discussion of the tentative budget for fiscal year 2020/2021. For more info on the public hearing items check out this post. The meeting begins at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87518514488 Or dial …

Public Hearing Items Available for Review

Hello Neighbors, We hope you’re all managing and staying healthy during this unprecedented time. We still have some business to attend to though. So, this post is to let you know where you can find the items that are coming up for consideration in public hearings. Currently, we have three public hearings scheduled for the …

Food delivery assistance for those impacted by Covid-19:

If you or someone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19 it is imperative that you remain quarantined.  In an effort to assist, the Athens Food Pantry has volunteered to provide essential food items to those quarantined with the virus. In addition, the Coxsackie-Athens Rotary Club has volunteered to provide delivery to your doorstep. Please call …

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April Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the April edition of the Village newsletter!  Click here to view online. You can also subscribe to get the latest updates from the Village of Athens directly to your inbox. Either click here or on the link in the newsletter itself! This month’s newsletter contains links to resources to help you navigate these …

Athens Stevedoring Withdraws Application to DEC!

Hello Friends and Neighbors! This morning we received confirmation from the Department of Environmental Conservation that Athens Stevedoring has officially withdrawn their application for registration to operate a C&D processing facility on our waterfront. Thanks to all who got involved and made their opposition to this project known. But we’d especially like to thank the …

Postponed: Comprehensive Plan Focus Groups

Due to measures taken recently to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Comprehensive Plan Update’s steering committee is postponing the public input focus groups that were scheduled for the end of March. There are no new dates scheduled at this time. We’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, stay healthy!

Athens to Hold Historic Joint Village/Town Meeting to Update Comprehensive Plan

Athens Town Supervisor Robert F. Butler, Jr. and Village Mayor Stephan Bradicich announced today that their respective Boards have adopted resolutions to hold a joint Village and Town meeting as part of updating the Athens Comprehensive Plan. The Plan was adopted in 2007. The historic joint Village and Town meeting will be open to the …

Public Comment at Feb. 26th Village Board Meeting re: C&D proposal

The Village Board will hear public comment regarding a proposed C&D project on the riverfront at the start of next week’s meeting. There will be a sign up sheet and speakers will be limited to 2 minutes. Please arrive early to sign in. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30pm on Wednesday 2/26 in the …

Special Statement Re: Proposed C&D Project on N. Washington St.

Today’s article posted on HudsonValley360.com concerns us all. The Village Board was only recently made aware of the proposed project and we are looking into it further. The Village Board discussed concerns over this proposed use at the February 12th meeting. To date no notification or request for use has been made to the Village. …

2020 Comprehensive Plan Update: Overview

The Village and Town of Athens are working together again to update the 2007 Town/Village Comprehensive Plan. In addition, the incorporated community of Sleepy Hollow Lake will be participating in the process. The Comprehensive Plan expresses Athens’ vision. It also recommends actions to help achieve set goals.  As a result, the plan acts as a road map …

New: Village Newsletter Coming Soon…

Soon, you’ll be able to keep up on what’s going on in the Village of Athens with just one click! We’ll be rolling out the first issue in December. Look for a link on our social media page or send an email to athensvillageny@gmail.com to sign up.

Athens Oktoberfest

Join us on October 19th for the First Annual Athens Oktoberfest! With local breweries, distilleries and food truck, it’s sure to be a good time for all. Admission is $15 (DD tickets available for $7). This is a 21+ event, so get a sitter and please, leave your pets at home for this one too.

HBO is Coming… to Athens

Dear Neighbors, Next week, in conjunction with the Greene County Film Commission, a crew from HBO will be filming in the Village of Athens. The project is an upcoming mini-series entitled “The Plot Against America”, based on the novel by Philip Roth. Their tech scouts arrived this week (you may have seen them around the Village). Filming will …