John E. Lawler - Town Supervisor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We are happy to announce that the Town’s financial status continues to be strong, due largely to the outstanding efforts of the Town Board and all of the town employees to ensure town services are delivered efficiently and effectively while also minimizing costs. Once again, those efforts have resulted in the Town meeting the State’s tax cap mandate of not exceeding an overall tax increase of more than 2%.
Congratulations to Emily Wilson for being selected as our “Waterford Resident That Makes a Difference”. Emily has served the community for the past 25 years as the Town’s representative to the Saratoga County Advisory Youth Board supporting Waterford youth in developing life skills. Mrs. Wilson remains an active member of the Waterford Museum. Thank you Emily for all of your great work on Waterford’s behalf.
A special note of recognition goes to two of our Police Officers who were placed in harms way protecting our citizens during an extremely dangerous crisis. Officers Craig Fifield and Tim Williams were confronted by an individual with a gun who had threatened several town residents and officers. Over the next ten hours, officers from the Waterford PD and NYS Police negotiated with the suspect and the crisis eventually ended with the suspect surrendering and being taken into custody. Officers Fifield and Williams, along with their families, friends and other emergency service responders, attended our October Town Board meeting and Officers Fifield and Williams were presented with commendations and awards for bravery. These awards were given for displaying outstanding initiative, professionalism and courage in an extraordinary dangerous situation. Our thanks to both of these Officers, as well as the entire Waterford Police Department and all of our emergency services responders, for all of their efforts in keeping our community safe.
On behalf of the Town Board and all our employees, we wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.
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.