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Fund Raising Opportunity for Local Non-Profits

3/5/2015:update: All available dates have been taken.  Thank you for your cooperation and interest in this program.

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.

Interested parties are invited to fill out and submit a "Use of Facilities form" located on the Village website at: http://villageoffonda.ny.gov, 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 villageoffonda@juno.com   

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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:
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

 

Spring 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 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

 

 

 

Large Item Pickup Information:
  • Large items will be ONLY PICKED UP by SCHEDULING  with the CLERK; This service will be offered the week of April 20-24
  • 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
News:
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

 

 




Saturday, April 4th

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

 9:00 am - Noon

Saturday, April 18th

 Palatine Town Barn, Stone Arabia Rd, Fort Plain

 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

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

 

 

 


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 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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