Frequently Asked Questions

What day is the garbage picked up?

County Waste picks up garbage and recyclables throughout the Village on Wednesday. If certain holidays fall on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, pickup will be on Thursday.
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Is there a local solid waste transfer station?

Columbia County Solid Waste Department transfer station is located on Rte. 295 between Chatham and East Chatham. The transfer station is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:30am-4:00pm. Current list of fees can be viewed here.

When will leaves and brush be picked up?

Village of Chatham Department of Public Works will pick up leaves and brush for a few weeks in the Spring, and leaves only in the Fall. The schedule may vary depending on the weather, but it usually happens in April and October/November. An announcement will be posted on this website and will also appear in the Village Newsletter that comes with your water bill. For more information, contact the Village Clerk.

When will I receive my Village tax bill?

Village tax bills are mailed on June 1 and are payable to the Village Treasurer during the month of June without penalty. A 5% penalty is added in July and an additional 1% each month thereafter.

When will I receive my water bill?

Water/sewer bills are mailed quarterly around December 1, March 1, June 1 and September 1.

When is the Village Board of Trustees meeting?

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Tracy Memorial Village Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Special meetings will be posted on this website and announced in the Register-Star and The Columbia Paper.

Can I leave my car parked on the street overnight?

Overnight parking on Village streets is prohibited from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. unless so designated per local law.

When is the Tracy Memorial Village Hall open?

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.