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Nov. 17th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Remote Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will cover both the public agenda and department heads agenda. Due to the holidays, there is just one meeting in November. Tomorrow’s agenda is available here. We will be holding this week’s meeting in person. However, you’ll have the option to tune in via Zoom with the link …

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November Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the November 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.  

Public Hearing: November 10th, 6:30pm

The Athens Village Board will hold a public hearing on November 10th at 6:30pm at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department (39 Third St., Athens). You may also tune into this hearing remotely using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6278758374. Or by dialing: (646)558-8656. Meeting ID: 627 875 8374. However, if you wish to speak, we suggest you either …

Oct. 27th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Remote Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting. The public hearing that we were planning to hold at this meeting has been postponed until Nov. 11th. We will hold a special meeting that evening for the purpose of the hearing. More info to follow on that. Tomorrow’s agenda is available …

A Note From The Athens Community Farm

The Athens Community Farm is raising funds to continue bringing high quality produce to Athens, NY by providing CSA shares from local farms to the Athens Community Food Pantry and Rivertown Senior Apartments.  The deadline is this Friday, October 22nd! Donate Here! Working with local food access organization Long Table Harvest, the farm has been …

Schedule Change: Planning Board

Hello Neighbors, Due to a scheduling issue, the October Planning Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 20th. Moving forward, meetings will return to the regular schedule. That is, the third Tuesday of each month. As usual, the meeting will take place at the Community Building, 2 First St. Thank you!

Oct. 13th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Remote Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting. We will be holding this meeting in person. However, you have’ll the option to tune in via Zoom with the link below. We’ll be trying out a new hybrid remote/in-person method, so please bear with us as we work out any potential …

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October Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the October 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.  

CACSD Public Comment Session: Oct. 5th

The Coxsackie-Athens Central School District is proposing reconfiguration of our schools and a change to the way grades are grouped within the two elementary campuses. The scenario being discussed would have E.J. Arthur Elementary house Pre-K through 2nd grade and create an “Intermediate Academy” for grades 3-5 at Coxsackie Elementary. A public comment session will take place …

Town Board Meeting: Sept. 20th

Hello Neighbors, Monday’s Athens Town Board meeting will include discussion of issues that affect the Village including a possible vote on the plan for our historic community building. The meeting will take place at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department, 39 Third St. at 7pm. Come out to stay informed on this important issue. Thank you!

Sept. 8th Village Board Meeting Agenda

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting. The agenda is available here. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us at the Athens Volunteer Firehouse at 39 Third Street. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status and we will continue to practice social distancing. If you …

Yard Sale Day List!

Hello Neighbors, A few months back some folks asked for a list of homes that would be participating in our annual Athens Village-wide yard sale day this Saturday, 8/28*. So, the Communications Committee created a Google-form sign up sheet. It was in the summer newsletter and posted on Facebook. We got a pretty good number …

Aug. 25th Village Board Meeting Agenda

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting. We will include a brief discussion of the legalization of cannabis in New York State in order to start the conversation within our community. This is not an official public hearing and we will be sharing more information as it becomes available …

Emergency Hydrant Flushing: 8/23-8/25/21

Due to a water main break, the Village of Athens Department of Public Works will be performing emergency hydrant flushing from Monday, August 23rd through Wednesday, August 25th, 2021. Some residents may experience turbidity and/or discoloration in their water. You should refrain from doing laundry on these days. Thank you! We apologize for any inconvenience.

Grade Grouping Forum at EJA: August 3rd

Come to tomorrow night’s forum on future grade groupings in our schools. The Coxsackie-Athens Central School district has proposed reconfiguration of our schools and a change to the way grades are grouped within the two elementary campuses. The scenario being discussed would have E.J. Arthur Elementary house Pre-K through 2nd grade and create an “Intermediate Academy” for grades …

APAC Concert Info

Hello Neighbors, We’ve seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Greene County driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. So, the Village of Athens, together with the Athens Performing Arts Corp. , encourages all APAC concert attendees to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. Even though the concerts are outdoors, they draw large crowds. …

July 28th VB Meeting Agenda and Announcement

Hello Neighbors, First, due to an increase in COVID cases in Greene County I am reinstating the mask requirement for attendance at Village Board meetings. Thank you in advance for adhering to it. If you haven’t already done so, please get vaccinated! The Greene County Public Health Department has a list of vaccine locations pinned …

NYS Senator Hinchey to Visit Athens

Hello Neighbors, We wanted to let you know that our State Senator, Michelle Hinchey, will be in the Village this Thursday. Come join Senator Hinchey and members of her staff on July 29, from 4:30-5:30pm at Crossroads Brewing Company for a community chat. Constituents are invited to ask questions and share their thoughts on local …

Water Service Interruption: July 15th

A water main break occurred on Washington St. yesterday. Crews will be working to fix the problem tomorrow, July 15th. Unfortunately, this will mean an interruption in water service for the following areas: S. Franklin St. from Third St. south and S. Washington St. from Fourth St. south We apologize for the inconvenience. We will …

July 14th Village Board Meeting Agenda

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting. However, we will begin with a public hearing on applying for a Community Development Block Grant. The agenda is available here. You can read a summary of the proposed project for which we are seeking CDBG funding here. As usual, we begin …

New Building Code Enforcement Hours

New building code enforcement office hours begin on Monday, July 12th. Please make an appointment for the days/times listed below via phone (518-945-0601) or email. Monday: 10am-4pmTuesday: 8am-4pmWednesday: 8am-4pmSaturday: 8am-2pm For more info please visit the Building Code Enforcement page on this site. Thank you!

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Summer Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the Summer 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.  

June 23rd Village Board Meeting Agenda

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting and it will take place in person. The agenda is available here. We’ll begin with the scheduled public hearing on our community policing policy. The full resolution for item #3, supporting the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse restoration is here. The full resolution for agenda …

Public Hearing: June 23rd, 2021

The Village Board approved the Athens New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Implementation Plan on March 10, 2021. In accordance with that plan, we’ll hold a public hearing to review the proposed update to the Community Policing policy on June 23, 2021. The hearing begins at 6:30pm at the Athens Volunteer Fire Department …

Quick Update

Hello Neighbors! Just a quick note to update you all on a few things and then I’ll let you get back to the early summer we’re having. First, a big thanks to those who came out to the Village Board meeting last night. It was our first in-person meeting since last October, wow! It was …

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June Village Newsletter

Last week, the Village Communications Committee 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.  

May 12th Village Board Meeting Link and Agenda

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting and will take place via Zoom. The agenda is available here. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6278758374 In addition, you can dial in at: (646) 558-8656 using meeting ID: 627 875 8374 …

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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.  

April 28th Village Board Meeting Link and Agenda

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting and will take place via Zoom. As part of the public portion of the meeting, Tara Donadio from the Capital District Regional Planning Commission will discuss the Clean Energy Community Program and how participation can benefit the Village. The full agenda is …

Spring Clean Up Day: April 24th

ATHENS Village & Town-wide Athens Town & Village Spring Cleanup Day(In cooperation with Greene County Solid Waste) DATE:  Saturday, April 24, 2021 TIME:  8:30am – 12:30pm ACCEPTED ITEMS: SCRAP METAL, FURNITURE, GENERAL DEBRIS, HOUSEHOLD ELECTRONICS (PERSONAL USE DEVICES, BOXED), APPLIANCES, PROPANE TANKS. NOT ACCEPTED: TIRES, HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE, CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION DEBRIS, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (CHEMICALS, PAINTS, LIQUIDS, PESTICIDES), COMMERCIAL WASTE HAULERS NOTE: …

April 14th Village Board Meeting Link and Agenda

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting and will take place via Zoom. However, we have two public hearings to cover as well. The first is the yearly override of the tax cap if needed for the budget. The second is the tentative budget public hearing. Both have been …

Organizational Meeting: 4/5/21

Hello Neighbors, The Village Board’s annual organizational meeting is on April 5, 2021 at 6:30pm. We will meet via Zoom at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6278758374 Or you can dial in at: (646) 558-8656Using meeting ID: 627 875 8374 This meeting takes place annually to swear in newly elected officials and organize for the coming year. At …

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April Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the February 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.  

March 24th Village Board Meeting Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will take place via Zoom. This week is the monthly public agenda meeting and that agenda will follow as soon as it is available. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6278758374 In addition, you can dial in at: (646) …

March 10th Village Board Meeting Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will take place via Zoom. The full agenda will follow as soon as it is available, but we will be conducting three public hearings. For more information on the hearing subjects see this post. The regular monthly department heads meeting will commence directly following the public hearings. As …

Snow Emergency Declared: Feb. 18 – Feb. 19

Hello Neighbors, The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the Village of Athens. Please take note of parking regulations quoted below. The snow emergency parking regulations go into effect immediately and will remain in effect for 48 hours. “The restrictions imposed by this declared emergency shall remain in effect for a minimum of 48 …

February 10th Village Board Meeting Agenda

Tonight’s Village Board meeting agenda is available here. You can find the full resolution for agenda item #4, the subject of tonight’s public hearing (Community Development Block Grants), here. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89307288942 Or dial in at: (646) 558-8656 using meeting ID: 893 …

February 10th Village Board Meeting Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will take place via Zoom. This meeting will include a public hearing to hear comments on community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2021 program year. After that, we will conduct our regular monthly …

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February Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the February 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.  

Public Hearing: Feb. 10, 2021 at 6:30pm

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of Public Hearing Village of Athens The Village of Athens will hold a public hearing on February 10, 2021 remotely via Zoom at 6:30Pm for the purpose of hearing public comments on the community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications …

Snow Emergency Declared: Feb. 1 – Feb. 2

Hello Neighbors, The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the Village of Athens. Please take note of parking regulations quoted below. The snow emergency parking regulations go into effect immediately and will remain in effect for 48 hours. “The restrictions imposed by this declared emergency shall remain in effect for a minimum of 48 …

January 27th Village Board Meeting Agenda

Tonight’s Village Board meeting agenda is available here.You can find the full resolution for main agenda item #3 here.In addition, the resolution up for discussion under “new business” item #1 is here. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83484739275 Or dial in at: (646) 558-8656 using …

January 27th Village Board Meeting Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will take place via Zoom. The second meeting of the month is the public agenda meeting. The agenda will follow as soon as it is available. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83484739275 Or dial in at: (646) 558-8656 …

Snow Emergency Declared: Jan. 26th – 27th

Hello Neighbors, The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the Village of Athens. Please take note of parking regulations quoted below. The snow emergency parking regulations go into effect immediately and will remain in effect through tomorrow afternoon when we will reassess the weather forecast. Please observe odd/even parking rules as follows, to facilitate …

Jan. 13th Village Board Meeting on YouTube

Here’s the latest Village Board meeting YouTube video. If you weren’t able to join us live you can catch up on what you missed. At the end of this meeting the Board went into executive session, returning briefly only to adjourn the open meeting. Thank you to all who joined us on Zoom.

January 13th Village Board Meeting Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will take place via Zoom. The first meeting of the month is the department heads meeting. The agenda will follow as soon as it is available. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86098375065 Or dial in at: (646) 558-8656 …

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January Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the January 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.  

Snow Emergency Declared: Dec. 16th-17th

Hello Neighbors, Winter is arriving early! Due to the impending storm, the Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the Village of Athens. Please take note of parking regulations on your block. The snow emergency parking regulations go into effect at 8pm tonight, December 16th, 2020 and remain in effect until 8pm on Thursday, December …

Dec. 9th Village Board Meeting on YouTube

Here’s the latest Village Board meeting YouTube video. If you weren’t able to join us live you can catch up on what you missed. At the end of this meeting the Board went into executive session, returning briefly only to adjourn the open meeting. Thank you to all who joined us on Zoom.

December 9th Village Board Meeting Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will, again, take place via Zoom. This month, due to holidays, we will only hold one meeting. The agenda will follow as soon as it is available. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89864589595 Or dial in at: (646) …

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December Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the December 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. Also, one item that didn’t make the newsletter, hydrant flushing operations suspended …

Hydrant Flushing Paused

Hello Neighbors, We are temporarily halting this week’s hydrant flushing operations due to an issue with the alarm at the water plant. We’re holding off until it is resolved. However, we will alert you all once we are ready to recommence. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Public Input Requested: Conservation Advisory Council

In Athens, we are doing our part to respond to global climate change. We’ve included environmental issues in this year’s Comprehensive Plan update in addition to forming a Conservation Advisory Council. Part of the Council’s function is to help guide us toward recognition as a Climate Smart Community by New York State . As part …

Info on Hydrant Flushing: 11/30 – 12/4

Hello Neighbors, We will begin hydrant flushing operations on Monday, November 30th and continue throughout the week until Friday, December 4th. We always get a lot of questions regarding hydrant flushing. So, here’s some info from the folks at Northdome, including what to expect and what to do during the procedure. Hydrant Flushing 101: FAQ’s …

Joint Village/Town Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing: Dec 2nd

The Town of Athens Town Board together with the Village of Athens Board of Trustees will hold a joint public hearing on the updated Town and Village of Athens Draft Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Public Hearing can be accessed via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85275646425 No password …

November 18th Village Board Meeting Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting will, again, take place via Zoom. This month, due to holidays, we will only hold one meeting. The agenda will follow as soon as it is available. As usual, we begin at 6:30pm and you can join us online with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88095951232 Or dial in at: (646) …

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November Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the November 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!  

Virtual Public Hearing: Comprehensive Plan

Notice is Hereby Given that the Town and Village of Athens Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee will hold a public hearing on the Town and Village of Athens Draft Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Public Hearing can be accessed via the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89604111857 You may also dial in …

Have a Happy (And Safe) Halloween

It’s hard to believe it’s already time to celebrate the spookiest of holidays, Halloween! Though many of us will, no doubt, want to enjoy the usual traditions like trick-or-treating, we just want to remind everyone that Covid-19 is still a risk. Because of this, the governor’s office has released safety guidelines for celebrating outside the …

Oct. 28th Village Board Meeting: Zoom Details

Hello Neighbors, We’ve decided to remain on Zoom for this week’s meeting. We’re holding two public hearings and we want to do it as safely as possible. Remember, if you can’t make the scheduled meeting time, you can submit a comment online. Details about the public hearings are available here. In addition, this week is …

Sewer Pipeline Work Begins

Our planned sewer pipeline rehabilitation begin today. Within the affected area, residents will experience water/sewer service disruption for approximately 6 hours during work on the pipes connected to their building. However, you will receive pre-notification 24 hours before work commences on the pipe your home is connected to. You can read a full description of …

Pay Your Water Bill Online

Now you can pay your water bill online right from the Village of Athens website using QuickPay. You’ll find the payment link on the Village Clerk page next to the link for online tax payments.

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