The Village Crew will be flushing hydrants on Thursday (9/22) and Friday (9/23) during the night! Thank you!

Get Involved in Your Community

It’s Your Community, It’s Your Regulations, and It’s Your Chance to get involved!

It is not uncommon for local Planning Boards to experience occasional turnover and municipalities are often on the lookout for new volunteers to sit on local review boards such as Planning Boards (PB’s) and Zoning Boards of Appeals (ZBA’s)

Town/Village Planning Boards review applications for a wide range of projects and there is an added benefit to have a similar diversity of experiences and professions on the local review Boards.   Many Boards are fortunate to have a number of individuals who have either retired or have flexible work hours but individuals of all ages and backgrounds can contribute valuable knowledge and input during Planning Board reviews.  Maintaining a diversity of age and occupation also allows for a variety of backgrounds and experiences in each members field of expertise.

Even if the Board is at full-membership, often a town/village will maintain a list of possibly interested individuals to contact if an opening occurs.    Additionally, Planning Board members may feel reluctant to decline another consecutive term if they feel that their absence would create a long-term absence from the Board.

Even the best of intentions don’t always work out.  It is absolutely crucial that board members fulfill their commitment to the town/village by regularly attending each monthly meeting.  Even the most diverse Planning Board is helpless unless a “quorum” or a majority of the Board’s total membership can be maintained.  Without a quorum, the Board cannot conduct business, which can delay applicants until the next month’s meeting.

The Village Planning Board is currently vacant and seeking 5 community members who are interested in serving.  As long as you are 18 years of age and live within the Village of Stamford, you are eligible to serve on the Planning Board.  One meeting a month as required and training will be provided!

Fresh faces are always welcome; we encourage anyone to come to the meetings that may have an interest in getting involved.  Meetings are open to the public, and the best way to get an idea of what goes on at a meeting is to attend.  Contact your local municipal clerk for additional information regarding opportunities in your community.

Rural Fire District Merger Meeting

There will be a joint meeting for the Town of Stamford, Town of Harpersfield, Town of Jefferson, Town of Gilboa, Town of Kortright, Village of Stamford and the Stamford Rural Fire District on June 16th, 2016 held at the Stamford Village Hall at 7PM to discuss the joint merger of the 5 towns and the village into the Rural Fire District. All welcome to attend!

Law Changes in Effect…

Local Law 5 of 2016 to amend Local Law 2 of 1991:

Section 2e –

South Delaware Street – No parking on east side in north bound lane 70 feet from intersection of Main Street. No parking on west side of same street in south bound lane for a distance of 185 feet from intersection of Main Street to the north side.

From the Desk of Tomi Tompkins, Code Enforcement Officer & Building Inspector

Please be advised, under the New York State Building Code Section 101.2, the provisions of this code shall apply to the construction, alternations, movement, enlargement, replacement, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every building or structure or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings or structures.

This means that everyone who is looking to do any kind of work on any building in New York State should have a building permit by law; this includes all roof repairs or replacements.If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me (offices listed below) in regards to property within the Village of Stamford, Town of Kortright, Town of Stamford or the Town of Davenport.

Note: Please understand that it is my job to enforce this law and whether you believe you should have a permit or not, I strongly advise you to contact me about permits, before you receive a stop work order, a violation notice and a ticket to appear in court (fees and penalties will apply)!

Water Rate Changes on July 1, 2016!

Water Rates for residents who live within the Village of Stamford will see an increase in the water base rate as follows: $42.50 for 5,500 gallons of water. $7.27 per 1,000 gallons over the minimum rate of 5,500 gallons. This will begin on July 1, 2016. Likewise, for anyone who lives outside the Village of Stamford and receives village water, the rates will be as follows: $63.75 for 5,500 gallons of water. $11.59 per 1,000 gallons over the minimum rate of 5,500 gallons.

Meet The New Trustee

My name is Darren Hanway and I have been a resident of the Village of Stamford for the last ten years and have grown to really appreciate our little community. I am married with two children; my wife, Jamison, is a member of the Stamford Village Improvement Association, one of our boys attends school here at Stamford Central School and our other boy attends the School at Springbrook in Oneonta. By profession I am a facilities engineering & maintenance manager. Prior to my current career, I served in the United States Navy for over ten years as a Chief Petty Officer in the Nuclear Field. Since ending my military service and becoming a resident of the Village of Stamford, I have become very involved in the community serving as a member of the Village Planning Board for the last six (6) years, five (5) as Board Chair, a member of the Village Tree Board, a Cub Scout Den Leader and committee member for the recently reformed Stamford Pack 32 and a baseball coach and committee member for Catskill Mountain Little League. The move to the Village Board is an extension of my history of service to my community and I very much look forward to serving you in this new role. ~ DH