Village Of Fonda
Reminder: Hydrants are scheduled to be flushed Tuesday, May 6th.....discoloration may occur....allowing the water to run for a few minutes will help clear it up.
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Welcome to the Village of Fonda.  We hope you find this site to be a great source of information.

Check back often as new items will be added on a regular basis. 

Trustee - Lynn E Dumar
Trustee - Walter Boyd
Department Pages:
Public Meetings:
Public Hearing: CSX DOT Broadway crossing closure

The Village of Fonda will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 7:00 pm to obtain input on the proposed Broadway St Railcrossing.

The public hearing is so residents can get the information on the plans. After which, the village board would have to pass a resolution approving the plans.

Part Time Temp: Summer Employment

The Village is looking to fill two summer help (temporary, part-time) positions for general mowing and trimming at several locations.

For more information, click the menu to the left titled EMPLOYMENT.


Applications will be accepted until May 5th

Water-Sewer bills have been mailed....

Water-Sewer bills are scheduled to be mailed April 1.  Payments will be accepted Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Village Office. 8 E. Main Street or by mail to PO Box 447. Fonda, New York 12068.  If you have not received your bill by April 7th, please call the office (518.853.4335) to request a replacement copy.


The 2013 Annual Water Quality Report is included with the bill.  Additional copies are available to download at the Department/Water page of this site, near the bottom of the page under Documents.  Or stop by/call the office or mail a request.


A property owner who has failed to receive his/her water bill in a timely manner is still responsible for the timely payment of water/sewer rents and any late penalty. An owner of real property has an obligation to be aware of the existence of water meter on his premises and take appropriate action to see that the meter bills are rendered and paid. An implied contract arises between the property owner and the municipality for use of water during the period for which he was not billed and the owner is liable for the unpaid water/sewer rents plus any late penalties. The meters shall remain the property of the Village of Fonda. Any damage to a meter sustained by reasons of carelessness by the owner, or his/her tenants of the premises shall be replaced by the Village of Fonda at the property owner's expense.


According to Local Law 1-1976, Providing for the institution, administration and collection of sewer rents in the Village of Fonda, Montgomery County, New York, Section 5 f reads; "The minimum charge for sewer rentals established by this chapter shall be charged even if the property is unoccupied and no consumption of water is shown on the water meter, or if no sewage is discharged into the sewer system."



Effective April 9, 2012:  Charges to unmetered properties will be assessed a flat rate fee of $500.00 biannually or upon each billing cycle, beginning with the bill date October 2012.  Non-compliance shall mean the property owner has not contacted DPW within 30 days to make appointment for access or the property owner has not allowed unfettered access to the property by DPW for work needed.  In all cases, access and completion of work must be completed with 90 days of notice.  Removal of awnings or panels, or other requirements needed to access the water line will be at the expense of the property owner.  Meters for mobile homes must be installed in a climate-protected area for prevention of freezing, at property owner’s expense.


October 15, 2013: Resolution #14-2013 states " A written request for a billing review must be made within 30 days from the date the bill is rendered, stating the reason for the review.  Complaints for bills more than 30 days from the billing date will not be reviewed.  

Cleanup Date set; Drop Off and Schedule Pickup
TENTATIVE-Spring Cleanup:for Village Residents only, drop off items at the Town of Mohawk Annex S Broadway
Saturday May 10 and Saturday May 17, 7 am to Noon

Proof of residency is required.

One Load Per Household will be accepted

(No larger than a small pickup truck load)

No Hazardous Waste will be accepted;

Regular Household Garbage is not accepted; Disposal fees will apply for tire disposal

Large Item Pickup Information:
  • Large items will be ONLY PICKED UP by SCHEDULING  with the CLERK; This service will be offered the weeks of May 6-9 and May 13-16
  • Large Items will be picked up only (furniture & appliances) during the Periods Listed;
  • Items should be placed at the curb after you have scheduled with the clerk for pickup and during the pickup dates listed;
  • Items that are Red Tagged by DPW Workers may Not be Accepted and must be removed from the curbside by the property owner;
  • If you aware of items left out for pickup that are overlooked by DPW, please call


Bids should be returned not later than 1:00 p.m. on May 12, 2014 in a sealed envelope with the following words on the front:

“Sealed Bid -Used Equipment”

Sealed Bid to be received by May 12th 1:00 pm Village Office 8 E. Main Street, Fonda, New York  12068

Any and all bids received after the exact time and date stated will be rejected and returned to the bidder unopened.
Timely received bids will be publicly opened and read at 6:30 May 12, 2014 at the Village Office, Fonda, NY.


All equipment may be inspected at the Village Garage, 8 E. Main Street, Fonda, NY  12068 no later than May 9, 2014 1:00 p.m.  All equipment is sold “AS IS” AND “WHERE IS” WITH NO GUARANTEE OR WARRANTEE.  Equipment may not come with all parts intact.  Successful bidder must arrange for removal of equipment within 11 calendar days of the bid acceptance by the Village Board. The successful bids will be those which result in the highest price for the Village. Final acceptance of all bids will be made in the best interest of the village. Payment must be made by certified check or money order for any item within 10 days notice of award of bid.  The Village reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

                                1986 Bucket Truck                                        Minimum bid $600.00

                                1992 Spartan Fire Truck                              Minimum bid $25,000.00, with 10% deposit bank check required

                                2000 Ford Explorer 4x4      80,000 miles    Minimum bid $500.00

The successful bidders will be notified and payment must be made by certified check or money order. Title to the vehicles will be processed at the conclusion of the transactions.

Fund Raising Opportunity for Local Non-Profits

Attention-all local not for profit agencies:


Is your organization looking for a great opportunity to raise funds? The Village of Fonda has made the Parking Facilities located at our Recreational Park available to all not-for-profit organizations during the Fonda Speedway and other special events requiring additional parking at the fair grounds.
What you may earn is $3.00 for every vehicle that you park within the parking lot from the $4.00 that is charged. The remaining $1.00 is returned to the Village for the use of the parking lot and is used toward the cost in maintaining the grounds.
          4/16/2014 UPDATE: Available dates remaining due to a group's cancellation are April 19, May 3rd, May 17th, May 31st, June 21st, July 12th, July 19th, August 26th, August 27th, August 28thand September 1st and September 20th
Interested parties are invited to fill out and submit a "Use of Facilities form" located on the Village website at:, PERMITS AND LICENSES INFO page, (menu at the left)
Completed applications may be forwarded to the Village Office at 8 E. Main Street during regular working hours, or by mail at PO Box 447, Fonda, NY 12068, or attached to an email at        Applications are being accepted now so please do not delay in submitting your organization!
WANTED: Community Input
March 19, 2014

Please take a minute and consider these important quality of life matters.  Your input is requested and appreciated.  A survey is available to download on the menu at the left by clicking on  Community Priorities  Survey. THANKS!

2014 Montgomery County Rabies Clinics Schedule
February 19, 2014
*Saturday, February 22nd Tribes Hill Fire Department, 280 Mohawk Dr., Tribes Hill 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, March 15th Mohawk Town Barn, Park Street, Fonda 9:00 am - Noon
Saturday, April 5th St. Johnsville Town Barn, 7431 Route 5, St. Johnsville 9:00 am - Noon
Saturday, April 19th Palatine Town Barn, Stone Arabia Rd., Fort Plain 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, May 6th Minden Town Barn, Route 80, Fort Plain 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 17th Mohawk Town Barn, Park Street, Fonda 9:00 am - Noon
Saturday, June 7th Fultonville Animal Hospital, VanWagenen Drive, Fultonville 9:00 am - 11:00 am
*Saturday, June 21st Canajoharie Fire Dept., Erie Blvd, Canajoharie 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 5th Fultonville Animal Hospital, VanWagenen Drive, Fultonville 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday, August 5th Palatine Town Barn, Stone Arabia Rd., Fort Plain 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 16th Rural Grove Fire Department, Rt. 162, Rural Grove 9:00 am - Noon
Tuesday, September 9th St. Johnsville Town Barn, 7431 Route 5, St. Johnsville 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 4th Fultonville Animal Hospital, VanWagenen Drive, Fultonville 9:00 am - 11:00 am
*Saturday, October 18th Florida Town Highway Dept., Fort Hunter Rd., Minaville 9:00 am - Noon
Saturday, November 1st Mohawk Town Barn, Park Street, Fonda 9:00 am - Noon

* Vaccination is available free-of-charge to Montgomery Co residents but donations will be accepted to help defrayprogram costs.  Suggested donation is $10.00

Initial vaccination for dogs, cats & ferrets are due at 3 months of age; revaccination 1 year later; thereafter revaccination required every 3 years.  Veterinarian administration fee is $10.00 per vaccination.  PUBLIC HEALTH LAW REQUIRES DOGS, CATS AND FERRETS BE VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES. Pets not vaccinated in a timely manner may not be protected from rabies.  Pet owners revaccinating animals should bring the pet's last rabies vaccination certificate.  For more information on rabies call 853-3531 or your veterinarian.
NEW: Local Law 1-2013 Dangerous Buildings
At the December 9, 2013 Village Meeting, the Village Board approved Local Law #1-2013 entitled Dangerous Buildings.  A copy is available on the page entitled "LAWS".
Flash Flood Information from the American Red Cross

Are You Ready for a Flood or a Flash Flood?
Here’s what you can do to prepare for such emergencies


Know what to expect
Know your area’s flood risk—if unsure, call your local Red Cross chapter, emergency management office, or planning and zoning department.
If it has been raining hard for several hours, or steadily raining for several days, be alert to the possibility of a flood.
Listen to local radio or TV stations for flood information


Reduce potential flood damage by—

Raising your furnace, water heater, and electric panel if they are in areas of your home that may be flooded.
Consult with a professional for further information if this and other damage reduction measures can be taken.


Floods can take several hours to days to develop—
A flood WATCH means a flood is possible in your area.
A flood WARNING means flooding is already occurring or will occur soon in your area.
Flash floods can take only a few minutes to a few hours to develop—


Prepare a Family Disaster Plan
Check to see if you have insurance that covers flooding. If not, find out how to get flood insurance.
Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safedeposit box.


 Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit containing—
First aid kit and essential medications.
Canned food and can opener.
At least three gallons of water per person.
Protective clothing, rainwear, and bedding or sleeping bags.
Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members.
Written instructions for how to turn off electricity, gas, and water if authorities advise you to do so.

(Remember, you’ll need a professional to turn natural gas service back on.)


Identify where you could go if told to evacuate. Choose several places . . .

a friend’s home in another town, a motel, or a shelter.


When a flood WATCH is issued—
Move your furniture and valuables to higher floors of your home.
Fill your car’s gas tank, in case an evacuation notice is issued.


When a flood WARNING is issued—
Listen to local radio and TV stations for information and advice. If told to evacuate, do so as soon as possible.


When a flash flood WATCH is issued—
Be alert to signs of flash flooding and be ready to evacuate on a moment’s notice.


When a flash flood WARNING is issued—Or if you think it has already started, evacuate immediately.
You may have only seconds to escape. Act quickly!
Move to higher ground away fromrivers, streams, creeks, and stormdrains. Do not drive around barricades. . . they are there for your safety.
If your car stalls in rapidly rising waters, abandon it immediately and climb to higher ground.


Your local contact is:

 9 1 1 for Emergencies

 518.853.5500 for Montgomery County Sheriff Department non-emergency phone number



Prolonged rainfall over several days or an ice jam can cause a river or stream to overflow and flood the surrounding area.
A flash flood from a broken dam or levee or after intense rainfall of one inch (or more) per hour often catches people unprepared.
Regardless, the rule for being safe is simple: head for the high ground and stay away from the water. Even a shallow depth of fast-moving flood water produces more force than most people imagine.

The most dangerous thing you can do is to try walking, swimming, or driving through such swift water.
Still, you can take steps to prepare for these types of emergencies. Have various members of the family do each of
the items on the checklist below. Then hold a family meeting to discuss and finalize your Home Flood Plan.


____ Determine whether you’re in a flood area.
Flood area: __ Yes   __ No


____ If in a flood area, is flooding covered under your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy?
(Most insurance policies specifically exclude flooding from rising water.)


Flood insurance:     __ Yes   __ No
____ If flooding is not covered under your homeowner’s or renter’s policy, obtain separate flood insurance.

 Insurance company: ____________________________________________________________________________
____ Keep current copies of all important papers or valuables in a safe-deposit box.


Location of safe-deposit box: ____________________________________________________________________
____ Put together a Disaster Supplies Kit in a clearly labeled, easy-to-grab box.


Location of Disaster Supplies Kit: _________________________________________________________________


____ Write instructions on how and when to turn off your utilities—electricity, gas, and water.
Instructions written: ____________________________________________________________________________


____ Decide where your family would go in case you must evacuate. Clear your plan with the
relatives or friends you plan to stay with—or go to a Red Cross shelter. Also, get an extra
map and mark two alternate ways to reach that destination. Add the map to your Disaster
Supplies Kit.
Evacuation plan completed: _____________________________________________________________________


And remember . . . when a flood, tornado, earthquake, fire, or other emergency happens in your community, you can
count on your local American Red Cross chapter to be there to help you and your family. Your Red Cross is not a
government agency and depends on contributions of your time, money, and blood.


For more information, contact your local Red Cross chapter, National Weather Service office, or emergency management


You can also visit these Web sites:
American Red Cross:
National Weather Service:
Federal Emergency Management Agency:

Questions on your assessment information?

Village property owners who have questions on the recent property assessment information should contact the Town of Mohawk Assessor

Stella Gittle
2-4 Park Street PO Box 415
Fonda, NY 12068

Phone: 518.853-1464
Fax: 518-853-4730


  Hours: Mondays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Local Law No. 2 of the year 1995 terminated The Village Of Fonda’s Status as an assessing unit for the purposes of Real Property Tax purposes and passes it on as a Town Assessor responsibility.  Any and all forms dealing with exemptions and assessments should be forwarded to the Town of Mohawk Assessor.


Village Property Tax information

The Village fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. Tax bills are mailed on June 1 and are payable to the Village Tax Collector during the month of June without penalty. A 5% penalty is added in July and an additional 1% each month thereafter until October. On November 1, all unpaid village taxes are turned over to the County Treasurer for collection. Village taxes may not be paid to the Village Tax Collector after October 31. Please contact the Montgomery County Treasurer's Office (853-8175) for more details.


Call the Village Office if you have not received your bill by June 7 to request a duplicate.  If your taxes are paid with your mortgage, please forward the bill to your mortgage company. 


If you feel your assessment is too high, you have the right to seek a reduction in the future.  For further information, please ask your assessor for the booklet, "How to File A Complaint on Your Assessment".  Please note that the period for filing complaints on assessments has passed.  For your legal residence, you may be eligible for a senior citizen tax exemption.  For information please call 518-853-4164 or write the Town of Mohawk Assessor PO Box 415, Fonda, NY  12068 or a member of the Board of Assessors Town of Mohawk (see contact information below) or the Real Property Tax Service Agency at the County Annex Building.


If you are disabled or age 65 or older and own and occupy a 1, 2, or 3 family residence, you may designate a conseting adult third party to receive duplicate copies of your tax bills and notices of unpaid taxes until further notice.  An application is available at the Village Office and must be filed by April 1st.  The application form may also be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped legal sized envelope to your local tax collector or the Montgomery County Real Property Tax Service Agency, PO Box 1500, Fonda, NY  12068 or online at:


Town of Mohawk Assessor

Stella Gittle
2-4 Park Street PO Box 415
Fonda, NY 12068
Phone: 518.853-1464
Fax: 518-853-4730


Hours: Mondays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Local Law No. 2 of the year 1995 terminated The Village Of Fonda’s Status as an assessing unit for the purposes of Real Property Tax purposes and passes it on as a Town Assessor responsibility.  Any and all forms dealing with exemptions and assessments should be forwarded to the Town of Mohawk Assessor.


Board of Assessment Review Members

Chairman - Florence Stanton

  • Richard Blowers
  • Edward Calhoun
  • Rodd Hicks
  • Clark Subik


Board of Assessment Review Function

The Board of Assessment review meets to process requests for review that are filed each year in response to property tax assessments and is charged with guaranteeing property owners' rights to fair and impartial decisions regarding property assessments. The Town Board appoints board member for five-year terms on a staggered basis.


Contact Information:

Board of Assessment Review

2-4 Park Street, P.O. Box 415

Fonda, NY 12068

Phone: Town Clerk (518) 853-3031



Special Meeting: Monday March 31 10:00 am
There will be a special meeting of the Village Board and New York State Department of Transportation on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Village Office, 8 E. Main Street, to discuss the Broadway railcrossing closure plan.
Notice of Election

3/18/2014 Election Results:

Walter Boyd 12 votes, Robert Galusha 10 votes





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