John E. Lawler - Town Supervisor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
With winter finally behind us, we can now look forward to spring bringing us warmer weather, flowers blooming and the opening of our Town Parks and Pool. Plans for the new Senior Center are being finalized with construction scheduled to begin this summer. We are also looking forward to the start of interior renovations at Town Hall. The renovations will allow us to take advantage of newer technology, leading to improved services to the public, lower operating costs through re-engineering existing heating and cooling systems, and improved accessibility to residents.
The Town recently received a rating of A1 from Moody’s Investors Service in recognition of the Town’s superior financial position and sound fiscal management. The A1 rating allows us to fund projects and activities such as building the new Senior Center at a lower interest rate, which minimizes expenses and keeps taxes affordable.
It is very difficult coping with the loss of a loved one and even more difficult losing a young adult. Matt Westervelt, a young Waterfordian, passed away last fall leaving a profound impact on our Community. We recently recognized Matt’s accomplishments at our February Town Board Meeting and I am proud to announce Matt is our first young adult recipient to be named as a "Waterford Resident that has Made a Difference". If you would like to nominate a "Waterford Resident who has Made a Difference" please visit the town website for details. www.town.waterford.ny.us
Once again staff and volunteers are planning Waterford’s traditional annual community events. They include Steamboat Meet in July, Tugboat Roundup in September and the Farmer’s Market held every Sunday morning throughout the summer into the fall. The season kicks off with our annual Memorial Day Parade on Wednesday May 21st. This parade is shaping up to be one of the best. These events and others are posted on the Town’s website detailing specific dates and times.
On behalf of all of the elected officials and Town employees, we wish you and your family a wonderful and safe summer!
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.