Adopt-A-Roadside Program, 5/6/22
Did you know 24 town roads have been adopted as part of our Adopt-a-Roadside Program? Our program began in 1994 to help the Greenfield Highway Department keep town roadsides free of trash and protect Greenfield’s water resources.
The town provides program guidance, safety vests and trash bags to participating groups. In addition, designation signs are placed at each end of the adopted roads. . If you are interested in adopting a road, contact Town Hall 518-893-7432 for more information.
Thank you to the team from Stewart’s Shop’s for their work last week. They filled seven bags (and even found one tire and a grill).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2, 2022
NEWS FROM THE SUPERVISOR
GREENFIELD FOCUSES ON BUILDING SAFETY AND PROPERTY CLEANUP
GREENFIELD, N.Y. – The Town of Greenfield has announced a proclamation naming May “Building Safety Month” and is launching a month-long effort to spread word to its residents to pitch in with spring cleaning. In the past few years, the rural town’s Building Department has grown from one full-time professional handling the roles of building inspector, zoning administrator and code enforcement officer, to a team of four. Officials hope the cleanup effort will prepare residents for the town’s increased enforcement of its longstanding property maintenance and building codes.
The Town will hold a three-day resident cleanup May 13-15 from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. at its Highway Department garage at 409 Bockes Rd. Residents with a town resident card may drop off household items, furniture, light scrap metal, empty and dry paint cans, as well as computer equipment and electronics for recycling. No tires, household garbage or hazardous wastes will be accepted. Resident cards can be obtained at Town Hall with a valid driver’s license and utility bill. Residents with tires to recycle are being directed to Saratoga County’s Spring Tire Recycling program on May 24.
Code enforcement staff has begun hitting the roads to share the cleanup information with residents who appear to be in violation of the New York State property maintenance code, which requires that all property be in a sanitary and safe condition as well as free from accumulation of rubbish. Residents will be encouraged to make use of the cleanup event to avoid citations. Violating this code can cost up to $1,000 a day. For more information, contact the Code Enforcement office at 518-893-7432, ext. 304. The town is also making use of social media, its website and a resident email list to ask for participation and better educate residents of the need for proper permitting for all construction and home improvement projects.
“It is in all of our best interests to keep our individual property clean and safe,” said Town Supervisor Kevin Veitch. “We’ve grown significantly in recent years and it is very important for us to preserve our natural beauty and stay on top of the enforcement of our building, zoning and property maintenance laws.
The last town cleanup collected approximately 49 tons of garbage, more than 17 tons of metal and 11 pallets of electronics to recycle. Veitch said he hopes this year’s organized focus will be even more successful. He said the expanded Greenfield Building Department, led by Michael Waldron, is focusing on more efficient building, zoning, and planning board applications and code enforcement in Greenfield.
In addition, the town has a robust “Adopt a Highway Program,” with approximately 24 roads currently being maintained by groups of residents. The groups are cleaning up the roads throughout the month.
The Town of Greenfield is home to 8,200 residents in Greenfield, Porter Corners and Middle Grove. It spans more than 41,000 acres of land bordering the Adirondacks.
The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible households with a discount on broadband service and connected devices. This program provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward the internet for eligible households. Learn if you qualify for the program and how to apply here: www.ACPBenefit.org
All dogs must be accompanied by and under the immediate supervision and full control of the owner or other responsible person. If you are using the dog park your dog must be on a leash at all times. Thank you very much.
FOOD PANTRY FACTS:
1. Open every Wednesday from 1:30 - 3:30 at the Community Center.
2. Everyone in need is welcome.
3. You can come EVERY WEEK!
4. No financial information required. Name and number of family members is all we ask.
5. Meat, cheese, eggs, staples, packaged in bags ready for pickup.
We look forward to seeing you! Stay safe and let the Town of Greenfield help!
If you would like to make a donation to the food pantry you can leave your items inside the Community Center Entrance.
The Assessment Roll can be accessed via the link: Or on the top of the assessor's page of the website under departments.
A benefit of having your resident card is, when you bring your resident card to Brookhaven Golf Course you can receive special discounts. If you don't have your resident card you can get it at the Greenfield Town Hall. Any questions feel free to call 518-893-7432.
Middle Grove Town Park
Located at 430 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove Park has over 12 acres of space to enjoy. With a Pavilion, restrooms, tennis and basketball courts, soccer fields, a softball field and walking trail there is something for everyone!
The Middle Grove Pavilion is the perfect place for a get together. The Pavilion can be rented free of charge by Town Residents. A refundable $50 cleaning deposit is required at time of rental.
Non-residents are also welcome to rent the Pavilion for the small fee of $50.
Dates are going fast. Call the Town Clerk’s Office at 518-893-7432 x300 to reserve.
The Application to reserve the Middle Grove Pavillion is located in the Document Center - Parks and Recreation Page.
|Sun May 08|
|Tue May 10 @ 7:00PM - |
Planning Board Meeting
|Wed May 11 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM|
|Thu May 12 @ 7:00PM - |
Town Board Meeting
|Wed May 18 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM|
|Wed May 25 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM|
|Mon May 30|
|Tue May 31 @ 7:00PM - |
Planning Board Meeting