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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.

Village Board Back on Zoom: Oct. 14th Meeting

Hello Neighbors, Due to a recent spike in Covid cases in Greene County, tomorrow’s Village Board meeting will take place via Zoom. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution. This week is the monthly department heads meeting. We will share the agenda as soon as it’s available. As usual, we begin at …

Covid Cases on the Rise in Greene County

Dear Neighbors and Friends, You may have heard news of a spike in Covid cases in Greene County. Our numbers are on the rise. The positivity rate has climbed to 1.8% as of this afternoon. This is significantly higher than the statewide rate of 1.22% – which includes newly detected “hotspots.” According to the Greene …

Organizational Meeting Tonight: 10/5/20

Hello Athenians, The Village Board’s annual organizational meeting is tonight (10/5/20) at 6:30pm. We will meet in the gym at the community building (2 First Street). This meeting takes place annually and was postponed along with Village elections. At the meeting the Mayor will make his annual appointments in addition to assigning department liaison roles. …

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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!  

Fall Clean Up Day: Sept. 19th

ATHENS Village & Town-wide ANNUAL CLEANUP DAY 8AM – 2PM (In cooperation with Greene County Solid Waste) In addition, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department will be onsite from 9am-12pm to assist in prescription drug disposal. During clean up day, WE WILL ACCEPT: SCRAP METAL, APPLIANCES, TV’s, COMPUTERS, FURNITURE & GENERAL DEBRIS, TIRES (Limit 4 tires). However, …

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September Village Newsletter

The Village Communications Committee has published the September 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!  

Emergency Hydrant Flushing 8/19/20

Issues with water turbidity have been persistent for many residents of the Village. So, tomorrow morning, August 19th, 2020, the Village of Athens DPW will begin emergency hydrant flushing in certain areas. We apologize for any inconvenience and for the short notice. Thank you!

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 …

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