John E. Lawler - Town Supervisor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As we put the memories of the past winter behind us, we can finally look forward to spring and warmer weather and all that the Town of Waterford has to offer.
Plans for the new Senior Center are finally moving forward with construction to begin early this summer. We will be providing updates and pictures of the construction on the town’s website as it progresses.
With nicer weather approaching, we begin looking at home improvement projects and necessary repairs to our property. These types of projects can attract scam artists who take advantage of our sense of trust and honesty. The Town Board and the Waterford Police Department will be presenting a seminar on SCAMS on Wednesday May 27, at 6 PM at the Waterford Rescue Squad Building located at 46 4th Street. The seminar will focus on recognizing scams, protecting you from fraud, and steps to take if you become a victim. We hope you will join us and share this information with family, friends, and neighbors.
The Canadian Pacific Railway has confirmed they will be performing long overdue upgrades to the Hill Street, Van Ness Street, Clifton Street and Vanderwerken Avenue railroad crossings. They will be replacing the current track structure and installing concrete crossing panels for vehicle traffic. Work is scheduled to begin in late spring/early summer. A special thank you to Highway Superintendent Harry Martel for his persistence in making sure Canadian Pacific Railway committed to these repairs.
During the summer month’s our town parks and pool provide our residents with a safe and fun place to relax and enjoy their free time. I encourage all town residents to visit our pool, located at 36 Ballston Street. Opening day this year is June 20th. The pool offers free swimming lessons to town residents, with signups being held Saturday June 20th and 27th at the pool. More information and can be found on the town website. The Waterford Harbor Visitor Center and promenade will once again be a busy place with planned events that include the weekly Farmers Market, Steamboat Meet on July 4th, and Tugboat Roundup September 11-13th. As the 100th Anniversary of the opening of the Waterford flight is celebrated this May, our dedicated volunteers at the Harbor Center will be providing assistance to the visitors and boaters sailing from all over of the world!
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.
2015 Tentative Assessment Roll
The 2015 Tentative Town Tax 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.