John E. Lawler - Town Supervisor
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Welcome to Fall. It’s a great time to gather with friends and family in a cozy setting. It’s also time to begin preparing for the winter and the upcoming holidays. Please remember parking restrictions on many roads go into effect throughout the Town beginning November 1. These restrictions help our Highway staff to maintain safe roads throughout the winter months and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
The current economy is presenting a struggle for communities to maintain funding for town services while also keeping the taxes below the State mandated 2% tax cap. I am very proud to say that once again we will continue our long standing practice of providing quality services without exceeding the 2% tax cap. The main reason why we are able to do this is the strong and trusted working relationship between the Town Board and its employees in sharing a common goal to provide these services in the most economical and efficient way. I would like to personally thank the Board Members and all our Town employees for their hard work in achieving this goal.
It goes without saying that our seniors and our community in general deserve a facility that provides pleasant amenities to gather and hold events. I am very pleased to announce that we recently held the ground breaking ceremony for the start of construction of the new Waterford Community/Senior Center. The new facility is located on the corner of North Second and Columbia Streets, directly behind the Waterford Library and adjacent to the Waterford Water Works Building. We expect the building will be completed early spring 2016. I would like to thank Councilwoman Laurie Marble and all the individuals that helped make this Center happen. Please visit our website for updates on the ongoing construction.
The Waterford Police Department has been recognized in the past by numerous State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies for their high level of professionalism and accountability. The Department’s recent re-accreditation by the Division of Criminal Justice Services is a testament to their dedication to Waterford and its residents. We would like to congratulate all of the members of the Department and Public Safety Commissioner John Tanchak for this outstanding achievement. The Department prides itself on the quality of police service it provides to our residents by utilizing state of the art technology to ensure its officers are fully trained and equipped to do their jobs. The Town Board recently approved the purchase of body camera technology to improve communications and safety of our officers. The cameras will be operational in the coming months.
Replacement of the NYS Route 32 Cohoes-Waterford Bridge has been confirmed by NYSDOT. The work is scheduled to begin this fall. The plans are to keep the current bridge open as they construct the new one, minimizing the need for re-routing traffic during construction. The expected project completion is December 2017. Please check the town website for project updates.
This year Veterans Day will be celebrated on Wednesday November 11th. Please take time to honor the men and women who have sacrificed so much protecting this great nation of ours.
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.
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.