Village Of Fonda

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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.



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.

Trustee - Lynn E Dumar
Trustee - Walter Boyd
Department Pages:
Public Meetings:
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).


Resolution: Standard Work Day Resolution for Deputy Clerk Treasurer

RESOLUTION #13: AUTHORIZING standard number of reporting days for elected and appointed officials


WHEREAS, at the regular monthly meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Fonda was convened in public session at the Municipal Building, 8 E. Main Street, Fonda, County of Montgomery, State of New York, on the 13th day of April, 2015 at 6:30p.m.; and


Standard Work Day Resolution for Deputy Clerk Treasurer and Building Inspector/Fire Code Officer

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Village of Fonda, Location code 40433/01, hereby establishes the following as standard work days for its employees and will report days worked to the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System based on the time keeping system or the record of activities maintained and submitted be these members to the clerk of this body:

Title                                         Name                      SSN         Reg#       Standard Work Day (Hrs/day)          Term                Time Keeping

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Christine Kearns                **4928   **5635                      6                         4/1/2015-3/31/2016             Yes

Code Enforcement         Ron Hinkle                       **9939    **5313                     6                         4/1/2015-3/31/2016              Yes

The question of the adoption of the foregoing Resolution was duly put to a vote on roll call, which

resulted as follow:


Roll Call:

                                    Absent                        Aye                  Nay

Mayor William Peeler          x                                                                            

Trustee Walter Boyd                                          x                                               

Trustee Lynn Dumar                                          x          ____________________  

Trustee Timothy F Healey                                  x                      _____________ 

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                   


Spring Cleanup Date set; Drop Off and Schedule Pickup
Spring Cleanup:for Village Residents only drop off items at the Town of Mohawk Annex S Broadway
Saturday May 2nd       and        Saturday May 9th                 7 am to Noon
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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; PREPAYMENT of fees required for tire disposal

Allowed: Furniture, appliances, regular household items

Acceptable Items 


  • Carpets
  • Mattresses
  • Sofas/Chairs/Furniture
  • Construction Debris
  • Windows/Doors
  • Insulation
  • Small Appliances
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers/Dryers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Coolers
  • Propane Tanks

  • Yard Waste
  • Clean Wood
  • Scrap Metal


Not allowed: stones, rocks cement, paint cans, 55 gallon drums, regular household garbage/recycling

Unacceptable Items


  • Liquids
  • Motor Oil
  • Asbestos
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Infectious Waste
  • Car Batteries
  • Dead Animals


  UPDATE: Pickup dates are subject to change depending on DPW priorities


Large Item Pickup Information:
  • Large items will be ONLY PICKED UP by SCHEDULING  with the CLERK; 
  • 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 Will 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 518.857.7660
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.


Memorial Day Parade: Preliminary Information.....Plan Ahead!
April 09, 2015

Fonda Fultonville BridgeMEMORIAL DAY PARADE 2015

Monday, May 25
All organizations are welcome to join us for the Memorial Day Parade.

       Parade will line up on ST HWY 5s & 30A in Fultonville at 8:30 a.m. & begin at 9:00 a.m.

       Parade will end at the County Office Buildings- Broadway in Fonda.

       A ceremony will follow.

No reservations are needed

Any questions? Please call one of the following:

Tim Healey: 853-3290  Village Office: 853-4335

Sharing this from Montgomery County Executive and Director of Emergency Management
March 20, 2015
Be prepared with these suggestions.....Additional suggestions from the Amercian Red Cross are posted on the homepage.
2015 Montgomery County Rabies Clinic Schedule
February 13, 2015



Tuesday, May 5th

 Minden Town Barn, Route 80, Fort Plain

 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 16th

 Mohawk Town Barn, Park Street, Fonda

 9:00 am - Noon

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.


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




Water-Sewer bills to be mailed....

Water-Sewer bills are scheduled to be mailed April1.  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.  A copy of the 2014 Annual Water Quality Report is included; also available to download by clicking  Departments ------Water Department---------Documents


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.  


Local Law #2-2014 Providing for  the Institution, Administration and Collection of Sewer Rents in the Village of Fonda, New York adopted March 2014:

Section 6 A charge of thirty dollars (30)  will be made whenever any water service is disconnected or reconnected because of non payment of sewer rent or other charges relating to the use of the sewer system


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 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 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:


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



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