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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. 

Officials:
Trustee - Lynn E Dumar
Trustee - Walter Boyd
Department Pages:
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Notice to Bid: Collection and Removal of Garbage, Trash and Recyclable Materials

Notice to Bidders

Please take notice:  That the Village of Fonda on the 9th day of February, 2015 at
6:30 P.M. at the Village Hall, 8 E. Main Street, Fonda, New York, will publicly open
and read all sealed bids and proposals received pursuant to this notice for the

Collection and Removal of Garbage and Recyclable Materials

Each bid must be submitted on the official forms included in the Invitation to Bidders.
The bid forms are NOT TO BE REMOVED FROM THE INSTRUCTIONS
SPECIFICATIONS.  The entire General Information and Instructions to Bidders form
will be sealed within an opaque envelope.  The name of the bidder and the contract
for which bid is submitted shall be indicated on such envelope.

Bid documents may be obtained at the office of the following,

Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Village Clerk, Village of Fonda Office, 8 E. Main Street, Fonda NY  12068

All sealed bids or proposals must be received by the Village Clerk of the Village of
Fonda prior to 12:00 noon on Monday, February 9, 2015, the date on which all sealed bids or
proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at 6:30 p.m.

BY ORDER OF THE FONDA VILLAGE BOARD
JoAnn M. Downing
Village Clerk-Treasurer

 

BID DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD, SEE MENU AT LEFT: NOTICE TO BID

Winter Season Reminders:

With the winter season here, the Village of Fonda wants to remind people about the parking and shoveling for when those flurries hit.

 

All parking is prohibited on all streets between the hours of 2 am and 6 am.  This regulation is in effect all year; not just during the winter.

 

As for shoveling, the Village ordinance requires snow and ice to be removed from the public sidewalk within 24 hours following any snow, sleet or freezing rain.

Property owners, their tenants or agents are deemed the responsible parties for compliance with this regulation.  

 

During and after winter storms, please be sure any fire hydrants located near your residence or business are clear of snow so the fire department can reach them in an emergency.

 

 

Notice to Remedy State Code Compliance

January 13, 2015

New York State

E-Bulletin

 

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY ADOPTION

Compliance with Orders to Remedy

New Section 19 NYCRR 1203.5 

Effective January 12, 2015


 

On Monday January 12, 2015, the Department of State adopted a regulation that fixes the time within which a person served with an Order to Remedy violation(s) of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) must comply with that Order.  Specifically, the regulation provides that a person served with an Order to Remedy must fully comply with the Order within 30 days after the date of the Order.

 

New section 1203.5 in 19 NYCRR Part 1203 is part of the minimum standards for administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code.  All cities, towns, villages, counties, and State agencies that are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Code are required to comply with this new regulation

 

Because this rule adopting this regulation was filed as an emergency rule, it became effective immediately upon filing. 

 

The Division of Building Standards and Codes (DBSC) and the Office of Councel have developed a Technical Bulletin containing information and special instructions to guide cities, towns, villages, counties and State agencies that enforce the Uniform Code on the implementation of this new regulation.  The Technical Bulletin can be found on the DBSC website at the following webpage. http://www.dos.ny.gov/DCEA/noticerule_dev.html#Order

 

News:
News from NY State Building Codes
December 31, 2014

 

Important Dates
Uniform Code, Energy Code and Administrative Updates



Update to
Training Regulations – Effective Date 1/1/2015
The updated regulations establish levels of certification (Building Safety Inspector (formerly CCT) and Code Enforcement Official), prescribe the functions that can be performed by persons holding each level of certification, and establish the training requirements for each level of certification. The rule clarifies when a Building Safety Inspector Certification or a Code Enforcement Official Certification will be classified as inactive, and specifies what a person whose certification has been classified as inactive must do to have his or her certification restored to “active” status. Click here for more information.

 


 

 

Truss Type Construction – Effective Date 1/1/2015
Residential Structures with Truss Type Construction, Pre-Engineered Wood Construction or Timber Construction. This rule implements Executive Law §382-b, as added by Chapter 353 of the Laws of 2014.  This rule requires any person who uses truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction in the construction of a new residential structure or an addition to or rehabilitation of an existing residential structure to give written notice of that fact to the local code enforcement official and to place a sign or symbol on the exterior of the structure to indicate to firefighters and first responders that truss type, pre-engineered wood or timber construction has been used in the structure. Click here for more information.

 


 

Commercial Energy Code Update - Effective Date 1/1/2015
Commercial buildings must be designed in accordance with the IECC 2012 as modified by the 2014 Supplement. The IECC allows alternative design by with the ASHRAE 90.1-2010, Energy Standard for Buildings, Except for Low Rise Residential Buildings, also as modified by the 2014 Supplement. Click here for more information.


 


Order to Remedy – Notice of Rule in Development – Published 12/29/2014

The Department of State is currently developing a rule that would amend 19 NYCRR Part 1203 by adding a section fixing the time within which compliance with an Order to Remedy violations of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (Uniform Code) would be required. The Department of State invites public participation in the rule development process. Click here to read more.



Uniform Code Update – Code Council Meeting Announcement – 1/15/2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
A meeting of the STATE FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE COUNCIL will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the following locations, via videoconferencing:

·         The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller, Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Concourse Level, Meeting Room 5, Albany, New York;

·         123 Williams Street, New York, New York, in Conference Room 231;

·         65 Court Street, Buffalo, New York, in Conference Room 208.

The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the locations.
Click here for the Agenda.

 

Survey Results
December 09, 2014

FYI: Here are the results of the surveys that were returned regarding interest in becoming part of the Village of Fonda

 

  Interest In acquiring services   Currently have the following
Become part of Village Municipal Water Municipal Sewer Storm Drains/Str lights/Improvements Garbage/Trash Removal   Private Well (age) Septic System (age) Village Water Village Sewage
                   
Y Y Maybe Y Y   N Y Y N
Y Y Maybe Y Y   N Y Y N
Y   Y Y Y     Y (unk) Y N
                   
N               N N
N               N N
N                  
N               N N
                   
N               Y N
                   
N               N N
                   
N Don't Know N N N   N Y (10 yrs) Y N
N               Y N
N           N Y Y N
Y Y Maybe Y Y   N Y (17 yrs) Y N
N                  
N                  
N               Y  
Y Y Y Y Y     Y    
N               Y N
Y N/A Maybe Maybe Y   N Y (20+ yrs) Y N
N                  
N                  
                   
N           Y (60+ yrs) Y (20+ yrs) N N
Y Y Y Don't know Y   Y (32 yrs) Y (16 yrs) N N
Y Y Maybe   Y   Y (?) Y (?)    
Y Y Y   Y   Y (30 yrs) Y (30 yrs) N N
                   
N               Y Y
                   
N               Y N
Y   Don't know Y Y   N  Y (20 yrs) Y  
                   
Y   Y Y Y   N Y (20 yrs) Y N
Y Y N Y Y   N Y (22 yrs) Y N
                   
N                  
Y Y Maybe Maybe Y   N Y (25 yrs) Y N
                   
N                  
                   
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Yes No                
13 24 37              

 

Energy Saving Tips etc
November 06, 2014
Send an email request if you would like to receive any of these pamphlets.
Consumer Outreach Programs NYS PSC
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:46 AM, dps. sm. consumer. outreach wrote:
Dear Community Leader,
 
As this winter season approaches, it is important that consumers are made aware of steps they can take, and the programs they can participate in, to reduce their energy use and help control their energy bills.  We are encouraging consumers to take advantage of financial assistance programs that can make paying winter bills easier or help with the purchase of energy efficiency improvements.  Attached is a list of available publications related to the upcoming winter season, which include topics such as the rights and protections of electric and natural gas customers, what to do if utility service is interrupted, and the actions consumers can take to manage their winter energy costs. 
 
We appreciate your assistance in distributing these publications by placing them in high traffic areas in your community.   
 
Thank you.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS: New York State Department of Public Service http://www.dps.ny.gov or email : consumer.outreach@dps.ny.gov

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 the recent 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 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:  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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