ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT FOR 2012:
PUBLIC HEARING - TOPIC: WATER RATE CHANGE
OCTOBER 16, 2012 AT 630PM
PROPOSED RATE CHANGES - Water_Rate_Change_2012.pdf
June 1, 2012 started our new fiscal year and the Village of Stamford will be enforcing the water shut off law going forward.
This law states that water service may be discontinued for non-payment of bills after 90 days.
Furthermore, there is a $25.00 fee for any residence that requires water to be shut off or turned back on. If you wish to see a copy of the water law, it can be picked up at the Village Clerk’s office.
VILLAGE OF STAMFORD
SPECIAL ELECTION - MAY 22, 2012
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(AT STAMFORD FIREHOUSE / SIDE DOOR)
Trustee (1 year term) - 1 to be elected
Reid M. Golden
8 Vandyke Ave.
Stamford, NY 12167
The village no longer picks up brush and lawn debris in plastic bags. We require that paper bags be used or you may use a reusable garbage can. Please take into consideration the weight of the garbage cans, as our crew has to lift them onto the truck.
A further reminder is to make sure tree limbs are no longer than 8’ and no wider than 6” in diameter. This allows safe lifting of the limbs and the crew to safety transport.
Thank you, if you have any questions, please call (607) 652-6671 or the village shop at (607) 652-4710.
The Village of Stamford
LOCAL SEWER LAW NO. 3 OF 2012
VILLAGE OF STAMFORD 2012 ELECTION NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL ELECTION OF THE VILLAGE OF STAMFORD, COUNTY OF DELAWARE, AND STATE OF NEW YORK WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012, AT THE FIRE HOUSE FROM NOON UNTIL 9:00 PM FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTION OF THE FOLLOWING:
TRUSTEE (2 YEARS) – TWO TO BE ELECTED
DONNA JACOBS, 27 LAKE STREET, STAMFORD, NY 12167
JOHN BONHOTAL, 30 SOUTH DELAWARE STREET, STAMFORD, NY 12167
DATED: February 17, 2012 NANCY MILEA – VILLAGE CLERK
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Law, that the tentative assessment roll has been filed with the Village Clerk on February 2, 2012, and that the Board of Assessment Review of the Village of Stamford, County of Delaware, and the State of New York, will meet in the Village Hall on the third Tuesday in February (February 21,2012) , from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for the purpose of completing the assessment roll and hearing to determine complaints in relation thereto. Complaints must be in writing under oath, specifying the respect in which the assessment complained of is incorrect. Oral complaints will not be given consideration. Application forms can be obtained from the Village Office at 84 Main Street, or by calling 652-6671. A copy of the Assessment Roll will be open for inspection at the office of the Village Clerk on and after February 2, 2012 during business hours.
Village Board Votes To End Court in Village
The Stamford Village Board, after careful consideration, voted unanimously (4 ayes, 1 abstain) on January 17, 2012 to close the court in the village. For more than six years, the Board has been toiling with the issue of the loss of money resulting from continued operation of the court.
Several local villages in the state have decided to close their courts when they found that their losses were significant to their tax base. After calls to the legal department which represents the New York Conference of Mayors in Albany, it was determined that the distance from the village to either of the town courts in Harpersfield or Stamford, of five miles or less, is small. The Board feels that the situation would be different if the town courts were 20 to 30 miles away, as is the case in some villages which continue to maintain their courts even at substantial taxpayer expense. There are three Judges in the towns of Stamford and Harpersfield available to hear cases.
The village is going to lose a portion of its income as a result of Catskill Watershed Commission obtaining a tax exemption on the Delaware Inn property. Additionally, there are several other properties in the village that may be coming off of the tax rolls.
The retirement plan for the village is slated to have an increased premium of approximately 11 percent, and the health plan will have a similar increase.
It appears to the Village Board that it would be fiscally imprudent to have additional tax increases that can be avoided at the same time that the state is recommending a merger of services to control municipal tax increases.
Finally, there is available this year $4,000,000.00 from grants from the Department of State to consolidate services of municipalities, for which the village and both towns are eligible.
The Village Court’s finalized financial projections will be available at the Village Hall for anyone who wishes to acquire them and will be released to the Mountain Eagle at a future date.
VILLAGE OF STAMFORD
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Stamford, Delaware County, New York at a meeting held on January 17, 2012, duly adopted, subject to permissive referendum, a resolution as follows:
The following resolution was made by Joan Hinman, seconded by John Bonhotal. Motion Passed: Mayor Jacobs – Abstain, Reid Golden – yes, Joan Hinman – yes, John Bonhotal – yes, and Donna Jacobs – yes
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Stamford, duly convened, does hereby resolve pursuant to the provisions of Village Law, Article 9 Section 11, and Municipal Home Rule Law 24 of the State of New York that the Village of Stamford has abolished the Village Justice Court and furthermore the Village Justice Office.
The resolution shall be subject to permissive referendum, as permitted by law, BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF STAMFORD, NEW YORK.
Nancy D. Milea, Village Clerk
WATER LAW UPDATE
Any persons wishing to have their water service temporarily suspended or reinstated on their property will need to go to the Village Office and submit their request in writing with the Village Clerk. This request will need to be accompanied by a fee of $25.00 and the quarterly billing will continue as usual. This fee of $25.00 will be required for both shut off and resuming of water services. This fee will be required for every resident within the Village Water System – no exceptions!