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REFUSE BID

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chatham for the collection and disposal of residential refuse collection and recyclable waste.

Complete bid documents may be obtained at the office of the Village Clerk, Tracy Memorial Hall in Chatham, New York starting May 5, 2016 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Thursday; and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Friday or by calling (518) 392-5821 during these hours. Documents can also be found by clicking 2016 REFUSE BID

Bids must be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “Refuse Bid” and addressed to the Village Clerk, 77 Main Street, Chatham, New York 12037 and received by 12:00 p.m. on May 26, 2016. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time. Attention to all bidders is called to Section 103-d of the General Municipal Law regarding certification of non-collusion bidding.

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids received.

Barbara A. Henry
Village Clerk/Treasurer

Testing for PFOA in the Village of Chatham

In response to concerns of Village residents about neighboring municipalities finding high levels of PFOA in their water sources, the Board of Trustees for the Village approved having the Chatham water tested.  The results have come back and show that there is less than 0.67 parts per trillion of PFOA in the Village water source.  The EPA standard is that 100 parts per trillion is an acceptable level.  Even applying the more conservative standard of 20 parts per trillion that some states use, the Chatham water supply is well within safe levels.  The level of PFOA in the Village water supply is so low it is considered to be “non-detectable.”

The actual report from the testing lab can be found by clicking here: 20160503155152069.

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The Mayor’s Tentative Budget for FY 2016-2017

Mayor Tom Curran has released his Tentative Budget for FY 2016-2017, which can be viewed and printed by clicking:  Tentative Budget  Hard copies can also be picked up in the Village Clerk’s Office at the Tracy.

The workshop and public hearing schedule for the review and discussion of this budget is as follows:

March 31, 2016 at 6:00 — Workshop meeting

April 6, 2016 at 7:00 — Budget Public Hearing

April 18, 2016 at 6:00 — Workshop Meeting

April 25, 2016 at 6:00 — Workshop Meeting

Regular Board Meetings are scheduled for April 14 and April 28 at 7:00.

All of the above meetings will take place at the Tracy Memorial Hall.

Village of Chatham Seeks Bids for a Temporary Lift at the Tracy Memorial Hall

Proposals are sought for a lift for the Tracy Memorial Hall, Village of Chatham, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY.

The location is in the center of an existing stairwell. The building is on the National Historic Register, and the installation of the lift from the first to the second floor is seen as a temporary solution while the Village works toward a long term permanent solution.

The lift shall be fully enclosed for safety of occupants and to protect people on the stairs from reaching into the workings of the lift.

The lift shall be fully ADA compliant, not only in its carrying capacity, but in its loading and unloading of passengers, and all other aspects of ADA.

The installation shall not create trip hazards or compromise the safety of others. The lift shall not restrict free egress/ingress of foot traffic’s access to stairs or emergency exits.

The original fabric of the historic building, particularly the floors, walls, and stairway, shall not be irreversibly altered in order to install the lift.

Site visits can be arranged by making an appointment with the Clerk/Treasurer at 518 392 5821

Proposals due by noon on May 6, 2016.

Proposals may be sent by mail or email to
Clerk/Treasurer Barbara Henry
Village of Chatham
77 Main St
Chatham NY, 12037

bhenry@villageofchatham.com


Leave and Brush Pick-up

The Highway Department would like to announce that we will begin picking up bagged leaves and brush from March 28th until May 6th.  Homeowners may place leaves in biodegradable bags only and set them out to the curb for pickup. … read more

Rain barrels and Composters are once again available

Once again the Village of Chatham is offering the opportunity for you to purchase rain barrels and composters for wholesale prices through an agreement with Orbis Corporation. The Earth Machine composter is $46.00 and the rain barrel is $55.00. A … read more

March is Shredding Month

For the Month of March, we will once again offer locked bins for shredding documents.   For more information click here:Shred Month Certified Document Security has partnered with the Village of Chatham to offer free shredding for the Month of March!  Bring … read more

Keeping Our Sewer System in Working Order

It has come to our attention that items are being flushed down the toilet or poured down a drain and causing damage to the Village sewer system. The only items that are to be flushed down the toilet are body … read more

Chatham’s Main Street is voted The Best Block to Shop in Columbia County for the Second Year in a Row!

Congratulations to the Village of Chatham, voted for the second year in a row as the Best Block in the County to Shop! And congratulations to all the businesses who were also voted the Best of Columbia County, especially those … read more

Village of Chatham Comprehensive Plan Update

  The Village Comprehensive Plan Committee has completed the Comprehensive Plan update, which was approved by the Board of Trustees on July 9, 2015.  A copy of the approved plan is available at the Chatham Village Clerk’s Office during normal business hours … read more

Tracy Memorial Hall Existing Conditions Report

In an effort to determine the extent of work needed at Tracy Memorial Hall to preserve the building and continue its use as the center of the Village of Chatham government, the Board of Trustees hired John G. Waite Associates, … read more

New Website for Village Police Department

The Village of Chatham Police Department has a new web site that can be found at chathampolice.com. You’ll find information on how to contact all of the current police officers, as well as services offered by the Department. Check out … read more

Parking Enforcement

Parking Limits: Parking along the Hudson Ave/Main Street corridor is limited to two hours and there is no overnight parking allowed on either street. Overnight Parking: is allowed in the Depot Square parking area near the Herrington’s warehouse and in … read more

Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC)

In 1995, after a nearly three-year process, the Village of Chatham adopted a comprehensive plan. This was followed the next year by adoption of a revised zoning code to support many of the suggestions in the plan. Much has changed … read more


Mayor’s Message

Welcome to Chatham! It’s a village with a gritty blue-collar industrial revolution history. There’s beauty in our buildings and on our streets, from the restored Richardson-inspired railroad station to the Victorian houses that line Hudson Avenue. Check out our Little … read more


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M   closed
Tu  9am – 4pm
W   9am – 4pm
Th  11:30am – 7pm
F   9am – 3pm

Village Newsletter

The current Village Newsletter can be viewed here:   Newsletter 0615








Announcements

REFUSE BID

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chatham for the collection and disposal of residential refuse collection and recyclable waste. Complete bid documents may be obtained at the office of … read more

Testing for PFOA in the Village of Chatham

In response to concerns of Village residents about neighboring municipalities finding high levels of PFOA in their water sources, the Board of Trustees for the Village approved having the Chatham water tested.  The results have come back and show that … read more

The Mayor’s Tentative Budget for FY 2016-2017

Mayor Tom Curran has released his Tentative Budget for FY 2016-2017, which can be viewed and printed by clicking:  Tentative Budget  Hard copies can also be picked up in the Village Clerk’s Office at the Tracy. The workshop and public hearing … read more

Village of Chatham Seeks Bids for a Temporary Lift at the Tracy Memorial Hall

Proposals are sought for a lift for the Tracy Memorial Hall, Village of Chatham, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY. The location is in the center of an existing stairwell. The building is on the National Historic Register, and the installation … read more


Leave and Brush Pick-up

The Highway Department would like to announce that we will begin picking up bagged leaves and brush from March 28th until May 6th.  Homeowners may place leaves in biodegradable bags only and set them out to the curb for pickup. … read more

Rain barrels and Composters are once again available

Once again the Village of Chatham is offering the opportunity for you to purchase rain barrels and composters for wholesale prices through an agreement with Orbis Corporation. The Earth Machine composter is $46.00 and the rain barrel is $55.00. A … read more

March is Shredding Month

For the Month of March, we will once again offer locked bins for shredding documents.   For more information click here:Shred Month Certified Document Security has partnered with the Village of Chatham to offer free shredding for the Month of March!  Bring … read more

Keeping Our Sewer System in Working Order

It has come to our attention that items are being flushed down the toilet or poured down a drain and causing damage to the Village sewer system. The only items that are to be flushed down the toilet are body … read more

Chatham’s Main Street is voted The Best Block to Shop in Columbia County for the Second Year in a Row!

Congratulations to the Village of Chatham, voted for the second year in a row as the Best Block in the County to Shop! And congratulations to all the businesses who were also voted the Best of Columbia County, especially those … read more

Village of Chatham Comprehensive Plan Update

  The Village Comprehensive Plan Committee has completed the Comprehensive Plan update, which was approved by the Board of Trustees on July 9, 2015.  A copy of the approved plan is available at the Chatham Village Clerk’s Office during normal business hours … read more

Tracy Memorial Hall Existing Conditions Report

In an effort to determine the extent of work needed at Tracy Memorial Hall to preserve the building and continue its use as the center of the Village of Chatham government, the Board of Trustees hired John G. Waite Associates, … read more

New Website for Village Police Department

The Village of Chatham Police Department has a new web site that can be found at chathampolice.com. You’ll find information on how to contact all of the current police officers, as well as services offered by the Department. Check out … read more

Parking Enforcement

Parking Limits: Parking along the Hudson Ave/Main Street corridor is limited to two hours and there is no overnight parking allowed on either street. Overnight Parking: is allowed in the Depot Square parking area near the Herrington’s warehouse and in … read more

Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC)

In 1995, after a nearly three-year process, the Village of Chatham adopted a comprehensive plan. This was followed the next year by adoption of a revised zoning code to support many of the suggestions in the plan. Much has changed … read more


Mayor’s Message

Welcome to Chatham! It’s a village with a gritty blue-collar industrial revolution history. There’s beauty in our buildings and on our streets, from the restored Richardson-inspired railroad station to the Victorian houses that line Hudson Avenue. Check out our Little … read more


Office Hours

M   closed
Tu  9am – 4pm
W   9am – 4pm
Th  11:30am – 7pm
F   9am – 3pm

Village Newsletter

The current Village Newsletter can be viewed here:   Newsletter 0615