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Street Address:

Town Hall
997 Mason Street
Morrisonville, NY 12962

Highway Garage

599 Mason Street
Morrisonville, NY 12962

Mailing Address:

Town Hall
PO Box 99
Morrisonville, NY 12962

Phone:

Town Hall: (518) 563-1129

Highway Garage: (518) 561-3139

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Town Justice Application

The board will take applications for the position of Schuyler Falls, NY Town Justice Position until February 22st 2024.

The candidate that is appointed will attend training in April and once they take the bench they will continue the position until DEC. 31st 2024. The candidate will have to run during the election in November 2024 for the elected position of four years.

Justice position applications can be picked up at the town hall Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm Until February 22nd 2024. Or you can download the form online and bring it to the Town Hall in person.

 

Justice Application
Special Meeting February…

There will be a special meeting on Feb.1st at 5pm the agenda is Acceptance of contractor for Morrisonville Water District Phase 1 and Approval of purchasing a vehicle for Building and Codes.

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Special Meeting December…

The Town of Schuyler Falls will hold a special meeting on December 7th at 4:00 pm at the town hall 997 Mason street Morrisonville for the purpose of proposing a resolution to place phase one of the Morrisonville water district out to bid.

Town Board Meeting Resche…

The Regular Town Board scheduled from Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. is cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville, NY. Meeting is open to all.

NOTICE OF HEARING UPON PR…

Notice is hereby given that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Schuyler Falls for the Fiscal year beginning January 1, 2024 has been filed with the Town Clerk at the Town Hall, 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville, where it is available for inspection by any interested persons during regular business hours.

Further notice is given that the Town Board of the Town of Schuyler Falls will hold a Public Hearing on the Preliminary Budget at the Town Hall on Thursday, November 09, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.  At that Hearing, any persons may be heard in favor of or against the Preliminary Budget as completed or for or against any item or items therein contained, pursuant in Section 113 of the Town Law. The Proposed salaries of the following Town Officers are hereby specified as follows:

Supervisor:                                     $25,585.00

Councilman:    (4)   $ 7,011.00      $28,044.00

Town Justice:  (2)   $15,416.00      $30,832.00

Town Clerk/Tax Collector:           $35,055.00

Highway Superintendent:             $66,041.00

 

A Special Meeting for the purpose of adopting the Annual Budget for the year 2024 will follow the Public Hearing

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD

(s) Donna Hamel

      Town Clerk

 Dated: October 26, 2023

Public Hearing to Overrid…

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing will be held by the Town of Schuyler Falls Town Board on the 24th day of OCTOBER 2023 at 5:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville to hear comments for or against proposed Local Law #2 of 2023 entitled “A Local Law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law 3-C”

 

BY ORDER OF THE Town Board of the Town of Schuyler Falls

(S) Donna Hamel

      Town Clerk

Dated:                , 2023

Local Law for Flood Damag…

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF SCHUYLER FALLS

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Local Law No. 1 of the year 2023 has been introduced to the Town Board of the Town of Schuyler Falls entitled “A local law for Flood Damage Prevention as authorized by the New York State Constitution, Article IX, Section 2, and Environmental Conservation Law, Article 36”

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Hearing upon said proposed Local Law #1 for the year 2023 will be held at the Town Hall, 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville, New York, on the 24th day of October, 2023 at 5:45 P. M. and that an opportunity to be heard in regard thereto will then and there be given to those favoring passage of such proposed Local Law, and also to those opposed thereto.

 

Dated:  October 4, 2023

By Order of the Town Board

(s) Donna Hamel

Town Clerk

Town of Schuyler Falls

The Town OF Schuyler Fall…

THE TOWN OF SCHUYLER FALLS TOWN BOARD WILL BE CONDUCTING A BUDGET WORK SESSION ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2nd AT 6:00 P.M. AND IF NEEDED   ALSO ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd AT 6:00 P.M. AT THE TOWN HALL, 997 MASON STREET. THE WORK SESSIONS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

BUDGET WORKSESSIONS
HIGHWAY GARAGE FLOOR AND…

This project started in early 2022 as we looked into cost associated with fixing the deteriorating floor in three of the truck bays at the Highway Garage. There was also a need to fix the floor drain system that no longer worked. As engineering was completed it was brought up that the Town Garage had no oil/water separator system. After much discussion the board decided to move forward last fall with the immediate need of replacing the first 60’ by 8’ feet of concreate floor from the front garage doors into each truck bay. This area of floor was compressed and crumbling and did not allow the garage doors to seal completely with the floor. This problem has been causing a huge amount of heat loss and added fuel usage over the winter months. In that same project the outside aprons for the garage doors were also replaced with new asphalt to pitch the water away from the building and stop it from running in. This $18,000.00-dollar project was paid for with built-up unallocated fund reserves. I have been building the unallocated Highway and general funds for over three years to fix and complete needed capital improvement projects such as these. These healthy fund reserves will allow us to continue making needed repairs and needed or required upgrades. One such required upgrade is the floor drainage system and oil/water storage tank. This allows all water on the highway garage floor to be collected and stored into a 3000gal outside storage tank. When the tank is ¾ full the alarm and light will signal so that the collected water can be removed and trucked to a sanitary facility for treatment. As mentioned above in order for this system to work the existing floor drains will be replaced and a new section added at the back of the floor to carry the water to the outside storage tank. Engineering has been completed for all described work and has just been placed out to bid. This project will again be paid for from the built up unallocated general fund reserve. $200,000.00 was transferred to complete this project. No bonds or loans will be needed.

RECREATIONAL SPLASH PAD

This project was started in 2017 by Mr. Rick Potiker. After preliminary funding from DASNY was obtained it went idle. In early 2022 I revived the project and hired Liz Tedford to administer the Grant Process. Late last fall we completed all necessary paperwork to lock in the $125,000.00-dollar DASNY grant. We have hired VORTEX Aquatic Structures International to install the new venue at the Morrisonville Town Hall recreation park. It is slated to break ground in early fall 2023 with a completion date of spring of 2024. I have also applied for the Clinton County Tobacco Settlement Grant this year to help fund this project. This grant could give up to an additional $15,000.00 towards the final cost. The remainder will be paid for from ARPA funds.

RICKSON AVENUE WATER PROJ…

This project will run new water main from Mason Street to the end of Rickson Ave then turn to Trombley’s property and run parallel back up to the beginning of Rickson Avenue then turning back to Rickson creating a loop. This will be an out of district user system until after the completion of the Morrisonville water rebuild. At that time this system will be consolidated into the Morrisonville Water District. As of now the plan is to use ARPA funds to complete work. We are looking into possible emerging contaminates grant monies to fund this project also. If obtained then the ARPA funds dedicated to this project will be used elsewhere. We have completed engineering and plans that have been approved by the Clinton County Health Department. We are hopeful that this project will be started by fall of this year.

MACEY LANE WATER IMPROVEM…

This project will replace the middle section of the main and loop the existing P section at the end of the road. It will tie into the existing 8” main coming to the Macey Lane development, replace the old 4” middle section with new 8” main and then Y and continue with 8” main to tie in both ends of the 6” loop. This project has approved engineering from the Clinton County Health Department and has just gone out to bid. We are hoping that it will be completed before mid-summer. This project is being funded by ARPA funds along with up to $30,000 covered by Macey Lane water district unallocated funds. We are looking forward to this project being the first of the three to be completed.

MORRISONVILLE WATER DISTR…

This is a four-phase project! The first 3 phase’s will be part of this funding round and construction. Phase #1 includes all new 12” mains from the bridge following State Route 22b proceeding to and up Flat Rock Road to the water storage tower off of Soper street and a new 8” main line on River Street. Phase #2 includes a new 8” main on Mason Street. Phase #3 includes all new 8” mains on Emory Street, Maple Street, Church Street and Julia LN. This project is nearing the construction phase. I have been working with the residents and the Town Board a little over 3 years to bring this project to completion. Countless hours have been spent to move this major water rebuild forward. This system was built between 1953 & 1956. It had a life expectancy of between 50 and 70 years. As simple math would tell you that this year major parts of this system have now outlived or will shortly be beyond their live expectancy. Recognizing this, I began work on this project in early 2000 when I took office. Funding was the major hurtle to overcome. There are 323 water district users and as I started getting cost estimates, it quickly became apparent that grants would be needed to make it affordable for them. The cost analysis came in at $8.1 million dollars. Over the last three years I have applied for multiple grants. I am proud to say, after many hours of hard work we have received several. We have received $1.25 million from CDBG, $2,562,500 from Congressional Funding and $1.3 million from USDARD and a low interest loan locked in at 1.75% for up to 38 years. I am still working on an agreement that will reduce this project by an additional $1 million. All totaled that comes up to $6,112,500.00 in grants and agreement reduction for this project. That brings the cost of this project estimate down to $1,987,500.00 or 25% of original cost. Although I still recognize this is a large expenditure, it is a needed investment and I will continue to cut cost where it is possible.

FREE ICE SKATING AT RIVER…

The Town of Schuyler Falls would like to let the community know that open skating is available for free on a town sponsored rink setup at River Street Park in Morrisonville. This year was a long fight to complete the setup of the rink as the weather failed to cooperate until recently. Skating is allowed every day between the hours of 8am and 10pm until the spring melt! The town has even made sure the rink is well illuminated for after dark skating.

RULES:

  1. Please do not park in front of the rink except to unload gear.
  2. Please remove anything you bring in including garbage as there are no grounds workers to empty trash cans.
  3. Please use the wooden boxed area for entry into the rink. This prevents the liner from being damaged during entry and exit from the rink.
TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETIN…

The Town of Schuyler Falls will have a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 at 6:00pm located at the Town Hall, 997 Mason St, Morrisonville, NY 12962.

Regular Meeting Agenda for February 28th, 2023
TOWN OF SCHUYLER FALLS YO…

The Town of Schuyler Falls will be offering youth bowling at North Bowl lanes on Sundays for 8 weeks starting January 8th, 2023 at 9:00am. See the Flyer for more details. Register with the Recreation Leader onsite during the bowling session. If you have questions please call Sam Campbell at 518-578-8597.

Youth Bowling Poster 2023
TOWN OF SCHUYLER FALLS 17…

This year, 2023, marks the 175th anniversary of the Town of Schuyler Falls as a township. The New York State legislature, on April 4, 1848, ‘erected’ the town as separate from the town of Plattsburgh. Parts of the town were settled much earlier – by 1794 on the Salmon River, and by the early 1800’s all along the Saranac River and the areas nearby.

To celebrate this milestone, many events are being planned throughout this anniversary year. From Friday August 11 through Sunday August 20, will be a big part of the commemoration, with a parade on Saturday August 12, festival at the town hall and parks, presentations, demonstrations, and ceremonies. A commemorative booklet is planned with history, business listings and more.

Details & planning meetings are being scheduled for mid-late March. Volunteers and ideas are needed. To participate, contribute or assist, email the town historian’s office at historian@schuylerfallsny.com or leave a message at 518-563-1129, x 8 or x1-4547.

TOWN OF SCHUYLER FALLS PR…

Plans are underway for this summer’s Music in the Park on Saturday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm at the River Street Park in Morrisonville. All concerts are free – bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy time with family, friends, and neighbors. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

Concerts will start Saturday June 24 and continue through the end of the summer. We have a great line-up so far and are looking for a few more groups to perform. Volunteers always appreciated to help set-up, clean-up and assist with the food prep, cook, serve.

If you would like to perform at, or help with the events, or sponsor one or more events in this series, send an email to historian@schuylerfallsny.com or supervisor@schuylerfallsny.com or contact Kevin or Barb at the town hall, 518-563-1129.

Only a few months until Music in the Park in the town of Schuyler Falls !!!

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS R…

The Town of Schuyler Falls Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a regular meeting on March 20th, 2023 at 6:30pm EST located at the Town Hall, 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville, NY 12962. Please refer to the attached agenda.

Zoning Board of Appeals Regular Meeting Agenda for March 20th, 2023
YOUTH KAYAKING AVAILABLE…

The Town of Schuyler Falls in conjunction with the Town of Plattsburgh is offering Kayaking on July 17th, 2023 for ages 10-18. If you are interested please register before April 30th, 2023. For more information please contact Sam Campbell.

This program is being sponsored by the Foundation at CVPH.

Town of Schuyler Falls Youth Kayaking Registration Form
YOUTH PICKLEBALL CAMP SIG…

The Town of Schuyler Falls is now accepting signups for a Pickleball Camp that is scheduled to run June 26th- June 30th, 2023. The camp will be held on the courts at the Town Hall and the Broadwell-Raposa Recreation Park. The camp is free and open to children 10 to 14 years of age. If you have any questions please contact Sam Campbell.

This program is being sponsored by the Foundation at CVPH.

Town of Schuyler Falls Youth Pickleball Registration Form
YOUTH STEM CHEMISTRY RECR…

The Town of Schuyler Falls is proud to offer once again STEM Chemistry day activities. This year the activities are on June 29th, 2023 and July 6th, 2023 from 10am to 12pm and are open for ages 8 through 12. If you are interested please register and if you have any questions please reach out to Sam Campbell.

This program is being sponsored by the Foundation at CVPH.

Town of Schuyler Falls Youth STEM Chemistry Registration Form
NO WORK SESSION FOR MARCH…

The Town of Schuyler Falls would like everyone to know there will be NO work session on March 20th, 2023.

UPCOMING PLANNING BOARD M…

The Town of Schuyler Falls Planning Board will be meeting on April 4th, 2023 at 6:30pm EST located at the Town Hall, 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville, NY 12962. Please refer to the attached agenda.

Planning Board Meeting Agenda for April 4th, 2023
TOWN OF SCHUYLER FALLS YO…

The Town of Schuyler Falls is offering a futsal clinic on July 26th, 2023 for ages 9-12 and August 2nd, 2023 for ages 6-8. For more information please reach out to Sam Campbell.

HAPPY 175TH BIRTHDAY CELE…

This is the first celebratory event of the town’s 175th anniversary year.

When – Tuesday April 4, 2023, 11 am to 4 pm

Why – Celebrating the 175th Birthday of the Town of Schuyler Falls (1848-2023)

Where – Historians’ Office, Town of Schuyler Falls, 997 Mason St, Morrisonville

What – Enjoy a piece of birthday cake! Stop in to the town hall anytime between 11 am and 4 pm to the Historians’ Office open house to see displays, share stories, and more at this first event celebrating the town’s birthday. The town was first settled in the late 1700’s, then ‘erected’ from the town of Plattsburgh on April 4th, 1848.

PLUS: We are also looking at additional events over the year, with a big celebration in mid – August, including a parade on Saturday August 12, 2023. The Music in the Park series also continues this summer on Saturday evenings.

The next event will be Friday April 28, from 10am to 2pm – on National Historic Marker Day – cleaning as many of the 20 historic markers in the town of Schuyler Falls.

Contact Barb Benkwitt, Town Historian, with any questions. historian@schuylerfallsny.com or barb.benkwitt@schuylerfallsny.com Office 518-563-1129 x8 or x4547, or cell 518-565-6263.

NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRI…

The National Center for Health Statistics will be conducting the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES) between May 25, 2023 and July 29, 2023 in Clinton County. Please view the attached letter or for more information go to the CDC’s website.

National Center For Health Statistics 2023 Survey Letter
TOWN OF SCHUYLER FALLS WO…

The Town of Schuyler Falls will be hosting a work session on April 17th, 2023 at 6:00pm. The meeting will take place at the town hall located at 997 Mason Street, Morrisonville, NY 12962 The agenda for this work session is attached.

Work Session Agenda for April 17, 2023
MOSQUITO DUNKS AVAILABLE…

We now have FREE Mosquitoes Dunks available for pickup at the Schuyler Falls Town Office. They were provided by Clinton County and are free to all residents of the town. If interested, please stop by the Town Office Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm. They will be handed out on a first come first serve bases as supplies last. PLEASE HELP to control the Mosquito population in our area by using these free dunks around your home. An information sheet will be handed out to each person that picks up a pack to help identify possible locations of concern around your home. Thank you in advance for your help.

 

Respectfully
KevinRandall
Town Supervisor

TOWN SUPERVISORS MESSAGE…

Fellow residents of Schuyler Falls, I know it has been a while so I thought it important to provide you with a message and update of what we have been working on. The Town continues to be a healthy vibrant community with several new home permits already having been applied for this spring. The codes office also reports that numerous other building permits of other smaller projects are also in the process of approval or under way. The Dollar General store was another nice addition to Schuyler Falls. We will continue to look for business where locations are appropriate that can add convenience and staple products to the Town residents. As Supervisor, it is important to review and keep an eye on permits from this department to get a true understanding of the town’s growth or lack of. As stated above we remain a healthy growing community to date. I am very thankful to all that have chosen to raise their families and make investment in the Town of Schuyler Falls. To all three hamlets and those that live in between, Thank you for making our town a wonderful and safe place to live….

It is also important to look at code violations and be attentive to rectifying them amicably, if possible, as they are most often a problem to neighbors and a detraction in encouraging community growth. There are several violations that the codes office is working through now. We are working hard to have these property issues resolved in a timely manner.

A Town Wide Cleanup Week is again being scheduled. Last year’s Cleanup Week was a huge success. A dumpster was placed at the Town Hall parking lot so that residents could be afforded a week to clean up around their properties. Please use this free service to clean up any debris in front of your road side and around your home. There are certain things that cannot be disposed of in the dumpster. Please consult the pamphlet that will be made available by Cassella on prohibited items before throwing them away. Cassella has been a great partner to the Town and this is the second year that they have provided this service to the Town free of charge. Please stay posted for the Cleanup Date!!!

Capital improvement projects also stimulate growth in a community! We are working on several at this time. A short list of them can be found on the Capital improvements Page. Please take the time to review them as I think that you will be as excited as I am, to see what is coming soon!!!

Respectfully,
Kevin Randall
Town Supervisor

MORRISONVILLE WATER DISTR…

This is a four-phase project! The first 3 phase’s will be part of this funding round and construction. Phase #1 includes all new 12” mains from the bridge following State Route 22b proceeding to and up Flat Rock Road to the water storage tower off of Soper street and a new 8” main line on River Street. Phase #2 includes a new 8” main on Mason Street. Phase #3 includes all new 8” mains on Emory Street, Maple Street, Church Street and Julia LN. This project is nearing the construction phase. I have been working with the residents and the Town Board a little over 3 years to bring this project to completion. Countless hours have been spent to move this major water rebuild forward. This system was built between 1953 & 1956. It had a life expectancy of between 50 and 70 years. As simple math would tell you that this year major parts of this system have now outlived or will shortly be beyond their live expectancy. Recognizing this, I began work on this project in early 2000 when I took office. Funding was the major hurtle to overcome. There are 323 water district users and as I started getting cost estimates, it quickly became apparent that grants would be needed to make it affordable for them. The cost analysis came in at $8.1 million dollars. Over the last three years I have applied for multiple grants. I am proud to say, after many hours of hard work we have received several. We have received $1.25 million from CDBG, $2,562,500 from Congressional Funding and $1.3 million from USDARD and a low interest loan locked in at 1.75% for up to 38 years. I am still working on an agreement that will reduce this project by an additional $1 million. All totaled that comes up to $6,112,500.00 in grants and agreement reduction for this project. That brings the cost of this project estimate down to $1,987,500.00 or 25% of original cost. Although I still recognize this is a large expenditure, it is a needed investment and I will continue to cut cost where it is possible.

MACEY LANE WATER IMPROVEM…

This project will replace the middle section of the main and loop the existing P section at the end of the road. It will tie into the existing 8” main coming to the Macey Lane development, replace the old 4” middle section with new 8” main and then Y and continue with 8” main to tie in both ends of the 6” loop. This project has approved engineering from the Clinton County Health Department and has just gone out to bid. We are hoping that it will be completed before mid-summer. This project is being funded by ARPA funds along with up to $30,000 covered by Macey Lane water district unallocated funds. We are looking forward to this project being the first of the three to be completed.

RICKSON AVENUE WATER PROJ…

This project will run new water main from Mason Street to the end of Rickson Ave then turn to Trombley’s property and run parallel back up to the beginning of Rickson Avenue then turning back to Rickson creating a loop. This will be an out of district user system until after the completion of the Morrisonville water rebuild. At that time this system will be consolidated into the Morrisonville Water District. As of now the plan is to use ARPA funds to complete work. We are looking into possible emerging contaminates grant monies to fund this project also. If obtained then the ARPA funds dedicated to this project will be used elsewhere. We have completed engineering and plans that have been approved by the Clinton County Health Department. We are hopeful that this project will be started by fall of this year.

RECREATIONAL SPLASH PAD

This project was started in 2017 by Mr. Rick Potiker. After preliminary funding from DASNY was obtained it went idle. In early 2022 I revived the project and hired Liz Tedford to administer the Grant Process. Late last fall we completed all necessary paperwork to lock in the $125,000.00-dollar DASNY grant. We have hired VORTEX Aquatic Structures International to install the new venue at the Morrisonville Town Hall recreation park. It is slated to break ground in early fall 2023 with a completion date of spring of 2024. I have also applied for the Clinton County Tobacco Settlement Grant this year to help fund this project. This grant could give up to an additional $15,000.00 towards the final cost. The remainder will be paid for from ARPA funds.

HIGHWAY GARAGE FLOOR AND…

This project started in early 2022 as we looked into cost associated with fixing the deteriorating floor in three of the truck bays at the Highway Garage. There was also a need to fix the floor drain system that no longer worked. As engineering was completed it was brought up that the Town Garage had no oil/water separator system. After much discussion the board decided to move forward last fall with the immediate need of replacing the first 60’ by 8’ feet of concreate floor from the front garage doors into each truck bay. This area of floor was compressed and crumbling and did not allow the garage doors to seal completely with the floor. This problem has been causing a huge amount of heat loss and added fuel usage over the winter months. In that same project the outside aprons for the garage doors were also replaced with new asphalt to pitch the water away from the building and stop it from running in. This $18,000.00-dollar project was paid for with built-up unallocated fund reserves. I have been building the unallocated Highway and general funds for over three years to fix and complete needed capital improvement projects such as these. These healthy fund reserves will allow us to continue making needed repairs and needed or required upgrades. One such required upgrade is the floor drainage system and oil/water storage tank. This allows all water on the highway garage floor to be collected and stored into a 3000gal outside storage tank. When the tank is ¾ full the alarm and light will signal so that the collected water can be removed and trucked to a sanitary facility for treatment. As mentioned above in order for this system to work the existing floor drains will be replaced and a new section added at the back of the floor to carry the water to the outside storage tank. Engineering has been completed for all described work and has just been placed out to bid. This project will again be paid for from the built up unallocated general fund reserve. $200,000.00 was transferred to complete this project. No bonds or loans will be needed.