Town of Hartford, New York, Washington County

Hartford is located among the beautiful rolling hills in the center of Washington County, New York. […]

Hartford is located among the beautiful rolling hills in the center of Washington County, New York.

Learn more about your rural government and the people that represent you. We take great pride in making sure your small town community is equipped with up-to-date information regarding the place you call home. Whether you are looking for town codes, forms, assessment information and much more we have gathered and organized everything in one place.

Parade

Our Memorial Day parade is one of the most anticipated events in Hartford. Our neighbors, family and friends gather to celebrate the amazing men and women who served, and continue to serve, to protect our great nation.

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Community

Take a look around. One of the largest landmarks is our central school. The events and programs for our local kids are the responsibility of the Hartford youth commission. We all have a part in creating well rounded and compassionate young men and women.

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Town Hall

Just a short drive down Hartford Main Street (formerly County Route 23), away from the high school, you will find the Hartford Town Hall. This is the most important hub in our town. The Town Clerk is here for residents and offers an important information center for the community.

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Hartford News

September 13, 2018
LILY POND ROAD – NEAR POND

Please be advised that on Monday, September 17th 2018 Lily Pond Road in the Town of […]

Please be advised that on Monday, September 17th 2018 Lily Pond Road in the Town of Hartford, near the pond, will be closed for culvert replacement.  There will be NO THRU TRAFFIC

Greg Brown

Highway Superintendent

518-632-5255


September 12, 2018
Notice of Position

  PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hartford Town Board has a vacancy for a member of […]

 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hartford Town Board has a vacancy for a member of the Board of Assessment Review.  Any Hartford resident may submit letter of interest and qualifications to the Hartford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 214, Hartford, NY  12838 by noon on October 5, 2018 in order to be considered at the October 9, 2018 Town Board meeting.

 

Signed:  Denise Petteys, RMC

Hartford Town Clerk

Dated:  September 12, 2018

 


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Supervisor's Bulletin Board

July 7, 2018
Hartford Town Wide Garage Sales Saturday Aug. 11th and Sunday Aug 12th

The Hartford Town Wide yard Sales will be held Saturday August 11th & Sunday August 12th. […]

The Hartford Town Wide yard Sales will be held Saturday August 11th & Sunday August 12th. 9am until ? To sign up please call Bonnie Williamson at 518-632-5166 or stop in the shop–As Time Goes By, 23 Hartford Main St. If you leave a message on Bonnie’s phone, please state your name, address or sale location, and phone number. Let’s hope for another good year. Dana


February 26, 2018
It is only February but I highly doubt I will approve of the 2019 County Budget. This story in this week’s ‘Granville Sentinel’ might explain why.

Haff: County will override tax cap By Matthew Saari With the passage of two resolutions providing […]

Haff: County will
override tax cap

By Matthew Saari
With the passage of two resolutions providing county employees pay raises, the Washington County Board of Supervisors is set to override the tax cap this year.
And it’s only February.
Hartford supervisor Dana Haff sounded the alarm at a board meeting Friday in Fort Edward.
“By adopting these we will now acknowledge that in the 2019 budget we will exceed the tax cap,” he said. “Payroll is a very large part of our budget.”
None of the supervisors present questioned this and both resolutions were passed in short order.
One resolution provided a 2.32 percent annual increase to county employees enrolled in the Civil Service Employees Association, a labor union consisting of workers in the Departments of Social Services, Motor Vehicles, Information Technology, Department of Public Works supervisors and Probation.
The other resolution provided a 2.49 percent annual increase to the Correction Officers’ Association, a labor union for county corrections officers.
“So already, without buying a box of number two pencils you break the tax cap,” Haff said. “Usually we don’t think we’re going to exceed the tax cap until September.”
In an interview Monday, Haff said this year’s tax cap for the county will be 1.9 percent.
Haff said further pay raises were likely to follow, out of solidarity.
“I doubt that those supervisors that supported Dan Shaw of Easton for county budget officer would have done so if his platform was to override the tax cap,” said Haff. “Payroll is a huge part of the county budget, well over 80 percent, and by accepting the labor unions’ settlement which is a payroll increase above the tax cap, you will bust it just by that alone once you figure in parity for the other non-union workers.”
Haff clarified that he isn’t against giving pay raises to government employees but those responsible for deciding the pay increases need to first examine if such increases are fiscally feasible.
“My premise is you should only pay what you can afford,” he said. “Many citizens are tapped out now regarding their property taxes but that does not seem to bother a lot of supervisors.”


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