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May 2015
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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.

 

Contacts:

Office: 518-853-4335   

DPW: 518-857-7660 

NYS Building Codes Officer: 518-848-0571

 

Additional contact information is posted at the bottom of each page as well.

Officials:
Trustee - Lynn E Dumar
Trustee - Walter Boyd
Department Pages:
Public Meetings:
News:
2015 Montgomery County Rabies Clinic Schedule
February 13, 2015

 

 







Saturday, June 6th

 Fultonville Animal Hospital, Van Wagenen Dr, Fultonville

 9:00 am - 11:00 am

*Saturday, June 20th

 Canajoharie Fire Dept., Erie Blvd., Canajoharie

 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 Tuesday, August 4th

 Palatine Town Barn, Stone Arabia Rd., Fort Plain

 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 Saturday, August 15th

 Rural Grove Fire Department, Rt. 162, Rural Grove

 9:00 am - Noon

 Tuesday, Sept. 8th

 St. Johnsville Town Barn, 7431 Route 5, St. Johnsville

 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 Saturday, October 3rd

 Fultonville Animal Hospital, Van Wagenen Dr., Fultonville

 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 Saturday, October 17th

 Florida Town Highway Dept., Fort Hunter Rd., Minaville

 9:00 am - Noon

 Saturday, November 7th

 Mohawk Town Barn, Park Street, Fonda

 9:00 am - Noon

 

 

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 shuld bring the pet's last rabies vaccination certificate.

For more information on rabies call 853-3531 or your veterinarian.

 

*Vaccination is available free-of-charge to Montgomery Co. residents, but donations will be accepted

to help defray program costs.  Suggested donation is $10.00

 

 

 

Beginning June 4: New Garbage and Trash Contractor
Short reminder: Beginning June 4, Weaver Sanitation (518.673-2868) will be our garbage and trash recycling disposal vendor.  Thursdays will continue to be the designated trash removal day.  As always, please place cans at the curb no earlier than 5:00 PM on Wednesdays, and no later than 5:00AM on Thursdays......and remove the emptied cans from the curb by 5:00 PM Thursdays.  Recycling pickup is done the same day.
Yard debris, grass clipping pick up day

 

 

 

Now that SPRING has officially arrived, the Department of Public Works will resume collection of grass clippings every MONDAY morning, beginning at 7:00 AM. when the Crew will pass through the Village to pickup contained debris.

We ask that you please not use plastic bags as we want to “go green” with this service. Brush and tree limbs must be tied, bundled and limited to one regular size pickup truck load. If you have an excessive amount or would like to make arrangements for another time, please call (853-4335).

 

New Water Rates: adopted March 30, 2015
New water rates: as adopted March 30, 2015, effective April 1, 2015, reflected in the October 1 2015 bill date
 For the AVERAGE customer this =    approx. +$1.25 per month, or $15.00 per year
Inside Village: all rates are cumulative   Outside Village: all rates are cumulative
  Per Thousand Gallons     Per Thousand Gallons
0-20,000 gallons     1.21   0-20,000 gallons     2.42
20,001-45,000 gallons 1.16   20,001-45,000 gallons 2.32
45,001-70,000 gallons                  1.11   45,001-70,000 gallons                  2.22
70,001-95,000 gallons                  1.03   70,001-95,000 gallons                  2.06
95,001-120,000gallons                 0.99   95,001-120,000gallons                 1.98
120,001-145,000 gallons                0.94   120,001-145,000 gallons                1.88
over 145,000 gallons                    0.72   over 145,000 gallons                   

1.44


Seasonal Reminder-Who needs a building permit???

Building Permits Required: Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b) of this section, a Building Permit shall be required for any work which must conform to the Uniform Code and/or the Energy Code, including, but not limited to, the construction, enlargement, alteration, improvement, removal, relocation or demolition of any building or structure or any portion thereof, and the installation of a solid fuel burning heating appliance, chimney or flue in any dwelling unit. No Person shall commence any work for which a Building Permit is required without first having obtained a Building Permit from

the Code Enforcement Officer.

           

            (b) Exemptions. No Building Permit shall be required for work in any of the following categories:

                        (1) construction or installation of one story detached structures associated with one- or two-family dwellings or multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) which are used for tool and storage sheds, playhouses or similar uses, provided the gross floor area does not exceed 144 square feet (13.88 square meters);

                        (2) installation of swings and other playground equipment associated with a one- or two-family dwelling or multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses);

                        (3) installation of swimming pools associated with a one- or two-family dwelling or multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses) where such pools are designed for a water depth of less than 24 inches and are installed entirely above ground;

                        (4) installation of fences which are not part of an enclosure surrounding a swimming pool;

                        (5) construction of retaining walls unless such walls support a surcharge or impound Class I, II or IIIA liquids;

                        (6) construction of temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery;

                        (7) installation of window awnings supported by an exterior wall of a one- or two-family dwelling or multiple single-family dwellings (townhouses);

                        (8) installation of partitions or movable cases less than 5'-9" in height;

                        (9) painting, wallpapering, tiling, carpeting, or other similar finish work;

                        (10) installation of listed portable electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation or cooling equipment or appliances;

                        (11) replacement of any equipment provided the replacement does not alter the equipment’s listing or render it inconsistent with the equipment’s original specifications; or

                        (12) repairs, provided that such repairs do not involve

                                    (i) the removal or cutting away of a loadbearing wall, partition, or portion thereof, or of any structural beam or load bearing component;

                                    (ii) the removal or change of any required means of egress,or the rearrangement of parts of a structure in a manner which affects egress;

                                    (iii) the enlargement, alteration, replacement or relocation of any building system; or

                                    (iv) the removal from service of all or part of a fire protection system for any period of time.

 

            (c) Exemption not deemed authorization to perform non-compliant work. The exemption from the requirement to obtain a building permit for work in any category set forth in subdivision (b) of this section shall not be deemed an authorization for work to be performed in violation of the Uniform Code or the Energy Code.

 



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: ____________________________________________________________________________
(date)

 

____ 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
agency.

 

You can also visit these Web sites:
American Red Cross: www.redcross.org
National Weather Service: www.nws.noaa.gov
Federal Emergency Management Agency: www.fema.gov


Questions on your assessment information?

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

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

Email: tnmohawk@frontiernet.net
Phone: 518.853-1464
Fax: 518-853-4730

Website: townofmohawkny.com/index.htm

  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 if 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 consenting 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:  http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp923_fill_in.pdf

 

Town of Mohawk Assessor

Stella Gittle
2-4 Park Street PO Box 415
Fonda, NY 12068
Email: tnmohawk@frontiernet.net
Phone: 518.853-1464
Fax: 518-853-4730

Website: townofmohawkny.com/index.htm

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

 

 


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