John E. Lawler - Town Supervisor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This year marks the 200th birthday of the Town of Waterford. Our Founders Day ceremony was held on April 16th at the Waterford Halfmoon High School. Many dignitaries and residents who joined us celebrated the exciting history of Waterford and were entertained by the very talented Waterford Halfmoon JS Band and Choir. Students from Waterford Halfmoon High School were invited to paint several storefronts to celebrate Waterford's Bicentennial. There are more events planned throughout the year in celebration of our 200th birthday including: Waterford 5K run, Family Day Fair & Festivities, Fireworks, and Music in the Parks series. Please visit the town website for event details.
Our new Community Center/Senior Center, located at 125 Second Street, is almost finished. I hope you have the opportunity to visit the location and view the progress. I am sure you will agree the architecture of the new building is beautiful. This new facility will allow us to offer new activities and events that were not possible in the old building. A dedication and opening ceremony is planned for early summer.
Memorial Day is the day we honor those who have died while serving in the United States military. This year our annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Wednesday, May 25th at 7pm. Immediately following the parade a memorial service will be held at Soldiers and Sailors Park. Please join us as we pay tribute to those that sacrificed their lives in service to our great nation so that we may enjoy and experience the freedoms we have.
NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) has begun construction of the new Route 32 Cohoes-Waterford Bridge. The newly constructed bridge, which will be located 80 feet east of the existing bridge, is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. DOT officials say the existing bridge will remain open with alternating one way traffic when needed, providing access to businesses and residences throughout the construction period. Updates on the construction schedule and progress will be posted on the town website.
There are many things to do in Waterford this summer, the Town’s Summer Park Program at Clement Park starts June 27th and the Town Pool opens for the season on June 18th. Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend our signature summer events that are held at our beautiful Harbor Center including the Farmer’s Market, that is held every Sunday morning, Steamboat Meet on July 2nd and our Annual Tugboat Roundup on September 9th,10th,11th.
On behalf of all of the elected officials and Town employees, I 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,
2016 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.