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Columbia County is updating its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, and the Village of Chatham is asking you to complete the Natural Hazard Risks Survey! The survey is intended to collect information from the public on natural hazards that have impacted each of Columbia County’s jurisdictions in the past and future, including extreme temperatures, flooding, fires, winds, severe winter weather, invasive species, and other natural hazards will be reviewed.
The last plan was adopted in 2018 and updates are required every five years. The current update efforts began in December 2023 and are ongoing. FEMA approval and jurisdictional adoptions of the updated plan are anticipated in December 2024.
For questions, other feedback, or to find out how you can become involved, please contact your local elected official or Emergency Management Officer.
 
Take the survey, scan the QR code or click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PVRWV2C
 

Public Hearing Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE, VILLAGE OF CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK.  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED LOCAL LAW ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW REQUIRING REMOTE-READ WATER METERS.”  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chatham shall hold a public hearing on Monday, March 11, 2024 beginning at 6:50pm at Tracy Memorial Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037 for the purpose of taking public comment on a proposed local law entitled “A Local Law Requiring Remote-Read Water Meters.”  This law would facilitate water meter readings, and to overcome access issues at private properties, would require that all newly installed or replaced water meters shall be readable by DPW personnel by remote device and without requiring direct access to the premises interior. At such public hearing, all interested persons shall have the opportunity to be heard. Copies of the proposed “A Local Law Requiring Remote-Read Water Meters,” are available in the Village Clerk’s Office, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037. Local Law – Requiring RR water meters – DRAFT – for Introduction – FEB 12 2024

“KISS” Shredding: 3/11/24 – 3/22/24; 8am-4pm

COLUMBIA COUNTY K.I.S.S. PROGRAM:  Seniors over sixty can bring sensitive documents to the Village Hall March 11, 2024 – March 22, 2024, 8am-4pm, for FREE destruction.  Village residents’ documents will be signed over to the Clerk and will be placed into a secure, locked container immediately.  This container cannot be unlocked by any County or Village employee, only by the shredding vendor.

NYS Citizen Preparedness Training Program right here in the Village!

How to properly prepare for any disaster….

WHEN: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024; 6:30pm

WHERE: Chatham High School Auditorium, 50 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham, NY 12037

For more information and how to register click 2.29.2024 Chatham High School_Columbia

Public Hearing – remains open

The following Public Hearing was opened on February 12, 2024, and remains open:……PUBLIC NOTICE, VILLAGE OF CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK.  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED LOCAL LAW ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW TO ESTABLISH A 2-HOUR PARKING LIMIT ON RAILROAD AVENUE”.  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chatham shall hold a public hearing on Monday, February 12, 2024 beginning at 6:50pm at Tracy Memorial Village Hall, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037 for the purpose of taking public comment on a proposed local law entitled “A Local Law to Establish a 2-hour Parking Limit on Railroad Avenue”.  This law would establish time-limit parking on Railroad Avenue and adjust parking rules applicable to the Main Street parking lot. At such public hearing, all interested persons shall have the opportunity to be heard. Copies of the proposed “A Local Law to Establish a 2-hour Parking Limit on Railroad Avenue”, is available in the Village Clerk’s Office, 77 Main Street, Chatham, NY 12037. To view the proposed law: Local Law to Establish 2-hour Parking on Railroad Avenue also revise MS parking lot – rev JAN 11 2024 (1)


Adopted Budget 2023-2024

Adopted Budget 4.13.23 … read more


DPW

Yard Debris such as downed limbs, brush, and clippings may be disposed of, year round, at the DPW garage on Brookside Avenue between 8:00am and 2:00pm Monday through Friday.

The DPW will begin springtime collection of yard debris in April. Please use biodegradable bags for leaves ONLY. NO sticks, rocks, twigs or anything but leaves in the bags please. Properly sized, and bundled sticks and branches will be collected at a later time, and may be placed at the curb.   Branches should be tied in bundles and should be cut as follows:   If they are more than 2″ diameter cut them to no more than 2-feet long. If they are less than 2″ diameter they can be up to 4-feet long.  

Clerk Office Hours

The Village Clerk Business hours are 9am-1pm Monday-Thursday, closed on Friday. The Tracy building is open Monday-Friday for access to other offices-the Building Inspector/Codes Enforcement Officer, Treasurer, Town Court, and Police Department. The Village Clerk drop box at the front door will continue to be used as well.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 518-392-5821, x25921.

Garbage Stickers

Village Trash stickers are to be fastened to your trash bags prior to collection of the bags by County Waste. Stickers may be purchased at: 

Citgo (at the stoplight)

Stewart’s (Church St.)

Village Clerk’s Office (9am-1pm, M-Thurs)

Garbage Stickers are still available at Citgo and Stewart’s. You are also able to receive your trash stickers via mail if you leave a check in the lock box at the Village Clerk’s office along with your name, address, the amount of stickers and whether they are $2 or $3 stickers.








Announcements

Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

Columbia County is updating its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, and the Village of Chatham is asking you to complete the Natural Hazard Risks Survey! The survey is intended to collect information from the public on natural hazards that have impacted … read more

Public Hearing Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE, VILLAGE OF CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK.  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED LOCAL LAW ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW REQUIRING REMOTE-READ WATER METERS.”  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Chatham shall hold … read more

“KISS” Shredding: 3/11/24 – 3/22/24; 8am-4pm

COLUMBIA COUNTY K.I.S.S. PROGRAM:  Seniors over sixty can bring sensitive documents to the Village Hall March 11, 2024 – March 22, 2024, 8am-4pm, for FREE destruction.  Village residents’ documents will be signed over to the Clerk and will be placed … read more

NYS Citizen Preparedness Training Program right here in the Village!

How to properly prepare for any disaster…. WHEN: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024; 6:30pm WHERE: Chatham High School Auditorium, 50 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham, NY 12037 For more information and how to register click 2.29.2024 Chatham High School_Columbia … read more

Public Hearing – remains open

The following Public Hearing was opened on February 12, 2024, and remains open:……PUBLIC NOTICE, VILLAGE OF CHATHAM, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK.  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED LOCAL LAW ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW TO ESTABLISH A 2-HOUR PARKING LIMIT ON … read more


Adopted Budget 2023-2024

Adopted Budget 4.13.23 … read more


DPW

Yard Debris such as downed limbs, brush, and clippings may be disposed of, year round, at the DPW garage on Brookside Avenue between 8:00am and 2:00pm Monday through Friday.

The DPW will begin springtime collection of yard debris in April. Please use biodegradable bags for leaves ONLY. NO sticks, rocks, twigs or anything but leaves in the bags please. Properly sized, and bundled sticks and branches will be collected at a later time, and may be placed at the curb.   Branches should be tied in bundles and should be cut as follows:   If they are more than 2″ diameter cut them to no more than 2-feet long. If they are less than 2″ diameter they can be up to 4-feet long.  

Clerk Office Hours

The Village Clerk Business hours are 9am-1pm Monday-Thursday, closed on Friday. The Tracy building is open Monday-Friday for access to other offices-the Building Inspector/Codes Enforcement Officer, Treasurer, Town Court, and Police Department. The Village Clerk drop box at the front door will continue to be used as well.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 518-392-5821, x25921.

Garbage Stickers

Village Trash stickers are to be fastened to your trash bags prior to collection of the bags by County Waste. Stickers may be purchased at: 

Citgo (at the stoplight)

Stewart’s (Church St.)

Village Clerk’s Office (9am-1pm, M-Thurs)

Garbage Stickers are still available at Citgo and Stewart’s. You are also able to receive your trash stickers via mail if you leave a check in the lock box at the Village Clerk’s office along with your name, address, the amount of stickers and whether they are $2 or $3 stickers.