John E. Lawler - Town Supervisor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As our Bicentennial Year comes to a close, I hope everyone had an opportunity to participate in one of the many celebrations that were held throughout the town showcasing our rich heritage. Many thanks to those individuals who spent countless hours organizing these events, which proved once again that the Town of Waterford is truly a wonderful place to live and raise a family!
Construction on the Town’s new Community/Senior Center is completed with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house held on November 5th. The new facility located at 125 Second Street is not only the new home for our senior community but it will also provide our community with a much needed location to hold various public events. We encourage you to stop by and see the new building.
The Town is investing time and resources into upgrading our Town Parks. New playground equipment was installed at Clement and Catallo Parks over the summer, and plans are underway for additional improvements to other parks next year. The demand for using the recreational fields at Middletown Road has grown to the point where a reservation process for field use has been implemented. Anyone wishing to reserve a field must complete a Field Reservation Application Form which can be found on the Town’s website, and should then be submitted to the Town Clerk. All approved reservations will be posted on the Community Calendar on the Town’s website.
I am very pleased to announce the results of two recent reviews of the Town’s financial practices completed by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. The first review involved an audit of the management of government resources and accountability of tax dollars, and the second review involved the determination of fiscal stress level of the Town. The Comptroller’s Office commended the Town Board for its fiscal management practices. In their review of financial stress levels for communities throughout New York State, the Comptroller’s Office determined that the Town’s financial stress level was well below the threshold that would identify a community susceptible to future financial difficulties. The results of the reviews clearly show the effectiveness and professionalism of our financial management of your tax dollars. My thanks again to the Town Board and all town employees for their continued hard work and efforts in finding ways to ensure that we deliver quality services at a reasonable cost.
As Veterans Day approaches, please remember that this is a day that we honor the men and women of our military for their current and past service. The freedoms we experience every day are protected by these brave individuals and they deserve our thanks and appreciation. Please take a moment on Veterans Day to express your appreciation for that service.
A friendly reminder that parking vehicles on certain streets from November 1 through March 31 is prohibited. These restrictions allow town highway department employees to quickly and efficiently plow the streets designated as no parking. The affected streets are clearly marked and we ask for your cooperation in assisting with the snow removal process.
On behalf of the Town Board members and all our employees, we wish you and your family the warmest of holiday seasons and a very Happy New Year.
Our Hearts and prayers are with our Troops all over the world!
New Smartphone App designed to Keep Waterford Residents Safe Released
The Town of Waterford Deploys Ping4 Inc.’ s Hyperlocal Citizens Alerts App To Keep Citizens Safe.
The Town of Waterford becomes the First Agency in New York to Use “Location-Based” Smartphone App, ping4alerts!, to Deliver Highly-Targeted Public Safety Alerts to Residents and Visitors. The Town of Waterford Police Department announced today that it has deployed Ping4 Inc’s Hyperlocal Citizens Alerts app, ping4alerts!, to instantly notify citizens of public safety concerns. “Using Ping4’s alerts technology, we are able to notify people within our jurisdiction be they local residents or part of a seasonal influx of transient populations of visitors from outside our region of immediate dangers and emergencies, and enlist their help when needed,
History of Waterford, NY
The Town of Waterford is situated in the southeastern corner of Saratoga County, 12 miles north of Albany at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, and the junction of the Erie and Champlain Canals. It is the home of the “Waterford Flight”, the highest set of lift locks in the world.
2016 Final Assessment Roll
The 2016 Final Town Tax Assessment Roll has been completed and is available for inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office during regular hours. The information is also available on the County's website.
Scroll down to the Town of Waterford link and press the enter key and you will have access to the entire Tentative Roll.
To find a particular property, owner, or address, use the “Find” box.
Many residents feel it is important to know the assessments on their properties.
If you need help reading the Roll or understanding its abbreviations, the Assessor is usually available to help (call for an appointment: 235-9907).
Using either of these methods can help you decide if your assessment is fair or needs review. If review is your choice, go to www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf or telephone your Assessor.