» The “New York On Pause” order from Governor Cuomo due to COVID-19 has left many large buildings such as schools, offices, hotels, factories, and medical facilities unoccupied or under-occupied for several weeks. Lack of water use during this period results in stagnation that can allow chlorine to drop to ...
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» Notice to Businesses and Residents of the Town of Colonie — The Latham Water District will continue its yearly flushing of the water system from 9:00 p.m. and continue until 7:00 a.m. Sunday nights through Wednesday nights. Flushing during the ...
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Dear Colonie Residents,
Based upon the guidelines set forth by New York State caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, effective March 16, 2020, all Town of Colonie Buildings are closed to the public with the exception of our Public Safety Building. Our goal is to continue to deliver critical services to the residents including police and EMS protection, clean water, and safe sewage removal while reducing our work force. By taking these precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, we are protecting the health and safety of our employees and the entire community. All Town parks and trails remain open at this time. All other departments will be working with essential personnel only.

We urge all residents to refer to the town’s website, www.colonie.org, for any updates and any services provided by the various departments. With the reduced work force, some phones may not be manned and response time to emails and phone messages may take longer than usual.

Thank you for your understanding and assistance while we all work together during this difficult time and remember to stay healthy and be well.

For further information on the COVID-19 virus, please visit the following two sites.

» Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
» New York State Dept. of Health

Paula Mahan
Town Supervisor

Updated Thursday May 21, 2020

» Conservation Day is scheduled for this Saturday, May 23, 2020 – The event will take place at the Memorial Town Hall on Rt. 9 from 9:00am – 12:00pm while quantities last. There will be curbside service only.

» Farmers Market – The Farmers Market is scheduled to begin on June 13, 2020 at the Colonie Town Library.

» The scheduled ZBA meeting for May 21, 2020 has been CANCELLED

» Regular scheduled Town Board meeting for May 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will take place electronically but is closed to the public due to the Corona virus crisis. Click here for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: The Town has suspended conducting Agenda Review Sessions during the COVID 19 crisis. Agenda Review Sessions will resume as soon as possible after the declared State of Emergency is rescinded by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Parks and Rec.
» Town of Colonie Golf Course is now OPEN. Click here for more information

Department Updates
» Department of Public Works – The Town paving schedule is now updated for May 2020.

» Environmental Services – The landfill is continuing to operate normal hours. M-F 7AM-3PM and Saturday 7am - 12 Noon (Winter Hours).
   The Yard Waste Collection Program has begin since April 27th, 2020 (SEE UPDATED WEEKLY SCHEDULE)
   Routes, Schedules and Dates may be found by visiting the Yard Waste Brush Program informational page here.
The Colonie Solid Waste Facility will accept yard waste at no charge to residents with proper identification. Click here for more information.

» Census 2020 – Community Development would like to remind everyone to fill out the 2020 census.
    Click here for more information on what the Census means to you.

» Colonie Building Department: — All non-essential construction must shut down except emergency construction, (e.g. a project necessary to protect health and safety of the occupants, or to continue a project if it would be unsafe to allow to remain undone until it is safe to shut the site). Essential construction may continue and includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters.
» For additional information view the essential vs. non-essential guidelines in NY here.

» Colonie Tax Department Updates: The Tax Office will not be open to the public. Limited hours and payment options.
    Download this Tax update flyer for additional information.

» Colonie Court: – All non-essential functions are postponed. Click here for further information

» General Services: – To All Bidders, the Town will still be receiving and opening Bids, RFP’s and quotes as required. Click here for further information

» Senior Resources
– New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul. For updated information see this flyer for more details (updated 4/15/20)

– Nutrition and Meal Assistance Available For seniors
For updated information see this flyer for more details (updated 4/01/20)

For additional information download the emergency declaration flyer here


Town Programs are cancelled until further notice.


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Public Notices

On June 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., the Town of Colonie, in conjunction with the Villages of Colonie and Menands, will hold a public hearing in the Hearing Room at Memorial Town Hall, Latham, New York. The hearing (adjourned from May 7, 2020) will be for the purpose of obtaining the views and comments of citizens on the proposed Town of Colonie Community Development Block Grant Five Year Consolidated Plan, Entitlement Action Plan, Citizen Participation Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The Town of Colonie is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its program and services regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. For reasonable accommodation for persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language should contact Nancy J. Andriano by calling 518-783-2718 or by email at andrianon@colonie.org.

The public hearing on the revised draft of the Town of Colonie’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update will be continued on Thursday, May 9th at the Town Board meeting, which begins at 7 pm.

To download the revised draft, which is the draft presented at the April 4th Town board meeting, click here.

For more information, see press release.

Please click here for the final Comprehensive Plan Draft Update. For the Final Appendix (A, B, C and D) click here.

Exchange Street between Wilkins Avenue and Russell Road will be completely closed for an emergency sewer line repair at 99 Wilkins Avenue starting at 7:30 am on September 5, 2019, continuing until project completion.

For more information, see press release.

The Latham Water District has awarded a contract to New Castle Paving, LLC. for the construction of two new water mains to be utilized as emergency interconnects with the City of Albany’s water distribution system.

One of the interconnections will be 3,200 feet of 16-inch ductile iron water main and its associated metering and pumping vault constructed along VFW Drive and New Karner Road.

Construction is expected to begin on Monday April 8th, 2019 and be completed by the end of July 2019.

For more information, see press release.

The Latham Water District has awarded a contract to ANJO Construction for the installation of 3,800 feet of 12-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) water main along NYS Route 9 (Loudon Road) from 640 Loudon Road to the intersection of Maxwell Road.

This construction is expected to begin on Monday April 15th, 2019 and be completed by the end of July 2019.

For more information, see press release.

Public comments regarding the 2019 DRAFT Joint Annual Report are due by May 17, 2019. Comments can be submitted using the Coalition website, by email, phone call, and by contacting local municipal stormwater staff (see Member pages).
Click here to submit a public comment online. The DRAFT Joint Annual Stormwater Report for Town of Colonie can be viewed here.
Visit the Stormwater Coalition of Albany County website for more information.