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Civilian Oversight in Policing Committee Members Needed

In accordance with the Village of Athens local law #02 of 2022 passed on 13 April 2022, the Village Board is looking for residents interested in participating on the Civilian Oversight in Policing Committee.  The committee was formed as part of the Village’s response to Executive Order #203, New York State Police Reform & Reinvention …

May 11th 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 the option to tune in via Zoom with the link below. Due to a recent rise in local Covid cases, masks will be required for all those attending in person. You …

Notice of High Trihalomethane Levels: 2021

In 2021 the Village of Athens water system was found to have an average concentration of trihalomethanes that exceed the maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 80 parts per billion (ppb). The current THM LRAA is 82.9 ppb. Water suppliers are required to provide written public notification to consumers when MCL is exceeded. Read the full …

April 27th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting and we have two public hearings to cover. Due to a scheduling conflict, this meeting will be fully remote via Zoom at the link posted below. The full agenda is available here. First we will be hearing public comment on the proposed …

Road Closure: Union Street Beginning 4/26/22

Beginning April 26th, until further notice, Union Street will be closed for repairs.  Due to an inability for work vehicles to turn around in certain places, this road closure will extend from North Vernon St. to Farm to Market Rd. We apologize for any inconvenience. The culvert pipe project that we’ve been planning for several years, …

VENUE CHANGE: Budget Work Session (remote)

Hello Neighbors, The Village Board will hold a special budget work session meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7pm. Due to a Covid exposure, this meeting will now take place via Zoom at the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6278758374 In addition, you can dial in at (646)558-8656 USUse Meeting ID: 627 875 8374 The public is …

April 13th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Remote Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting. However, we will open the meeting with a public hearing on the tentative 2022/23 budget. We will be holding this meeting in person. However, you have the option to tune in via Zoom with the link below. Please be prepared to mask …

Public Hearing 4/13/22: Tentative Budget

At the start of this week’s Village Board meeting (Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30pm) the Village of Athens Board of Trustees will hear public comment on the tentative budget for the 2022/23 fiscal year. You can view the budget here. And you may submit written comments here. The original public hearing announcement that ran in …

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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.  

Mar. 23rd Village Board Meeting Agenda and Remote Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting and we have two public hearings to cover. The full agenda is available here. Public hearing number one is on the annual override of the tax cap (if needed) for 2022/23 budget purposes. You can view that law here. For the second …

Snow Emergency Declared: March 11th – 13th

Hello Neighbors, The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the Village of Athens effective beginning 8pm on Friday, March 11, 2022. 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 …

Covid-19 Tests Available

Hello Neighbors, We have at-home Covid-19 testing kits available at the Village Clerk’s office. Contact the office at (518)945-1551 or stop in during business hours to get yours. It’s good to have some on hand. Thank you.

March 9th 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 the option to tune in via Zoom with the link below. Please be prepared to mask up if attending in person. The agenda is available here. We’ll begin at 6:30pm at …

Snow Emergency Declared: Feb. 24 – 25

Hello Neighbors, The Mayor has declared a snow emergency for the Village of Athens effective beginning 8pm on Thursday, February 24, 2022. 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 …

Feb. 23rd Village Board Meeting Agenda and Remote Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting. We will be holding this meeting in a hybrid in-person/remote format. Masks are required for all those in attendance in person. If you choose to tune in remotely please use the Zoom link below. The agenda is available here. We’ll begin at …

Feb. 9th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting. Because of the surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, this meeting will be fully remote. The agenda is available here. We’ll begin at 6:30pm and you can join via Zoom with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6278758374 In addition, you can dial …

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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.  

Jan. 26th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly public agenda meeting. Because of the surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, this meeting will be fully remote. We’ll begin with a public hearing on the proposed Civilian Oversight in Policing Law as announced last week. More info on that, including links …

Jan. 12th Village Board Meeting Agenda and Zoom Link

Hello Neighbors, This week’s Village Board meeting is the monthly department heads meeting. Because of the surge in Covid-19 cases due to the Omicron variant, this meeting will be fully remote. We’ll keep an eye on the numbers and get back to meeting in person as soon as possible. However, at this time Mayor Serrago …

Senior Citizen Award Nominations

The advisory council to the Greene County Department for the Aging is accepting nominations for the annual Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. The two awards presented are Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen. Click here for more information on eligibility and how to nominate someone.

Dec. 15th 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 December. Tomorrow’s agenda is available here. We will be holding this week’s meeting in person and masks are required for all those in attendance. However, you also have …

Smoke Testing Next Week

NOTICEVILLAGE OF ATHENSSANITARY SEWER SMOKE TESTING SCHEDULED FOR THE WEEK OF:December 13th thru 17th Village of Athens is undertaking a study to identify and mitigate inflow and infiltration (I&I) in its sanitary sewer collection system. This study is being undertaken to help improve the efficiency of the Villages sewer collection infrastructure and wastewater treatment facility which …

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Winter Village Newsletter

On Friday, the Village Communications Committee published the Winter 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.  

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 …

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