State Comptroller Audit Report

Notice is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of the Town of Hartford for the period beginning on January 1, 2015 and ending on July 31, 2016 have been examined by the Office of the State Comptroller and that the Report of Examination prepared by the Office of the State Comptroller has been filed in my office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons.

Pursuant to Section Thirty-Five of the General Municipal Law, the Governing Board of the Town of Hartford may, in its discretion, prepare a written response to the Report of Examination prepared by the Office of the State Comptroller and file any such response in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons not later than May 25, 2017.



Denise Petteys, RMC

Town Clerk

Google Maps has an error for Hartford

I am asking your help to get Google Maps to correct its Hartford Map.

Hartford Main Street still appears as County Route 23.

I have contacted Google several times to correct this but they keep ignoring me.

Perhaps if we use strength in numbers and more people contact them they will pay attention and edit their map.

Please use the link below to pull up the map.

In the bottom right hand corner click on “send feedback”.

Then click on “edit the map” and leave a note saying that County Route 23 in the Town of Hartford has had a change of name. It is no longer County Route 23. It is now Hartford Main Street.

Thanks, Dana,-73.3959517,15z/data=!12b1?rapsrc=apiv3

Is this your dog?

Update for this post: This dog’s name is Owen and he has been reunited with his owner. Thank you Michele for tending to him until his owner was found.

Hartford friends please share. Hartford found dog alert. Michele Brucculeri found this male black and white dog this morning wandering along Hartford Main Street. Collar but no tags. He is now safe at Michele’s house 62 Christian Hill Rd. If you have any info please let me know or call Michele at 518-502-3622 or email her Dana

Save the Date – Souper Supper to benefit the Hartford food bank

4:00 to 6:30 PM
AT: United Methodist Church​​​
47 Hartford Main St., Hartford NY
$3​​Children 12 – 5
Free Children under 5​
Menu: HOMEMADE variety of soups, bread, crackers, beverage, ice cream sundaes
The Hartford United Methodist Church The Hartford Yoked Parish

2017 Budget letter

Dear Hartford Taxpayer,

You should have already received your 2017 Town and County Property Tax bill. This bill is made up of three different property tax levies. These three levies are; County levy, Hartford Town levy, and the Hartford Fire Protection levy.

On the reverse side of this letter is a graph showing the recent history of the Hartford Town Tax Levy. A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case a graph is worth a thousand words. My first budget as Supervisor, for the fiscal year 2011, the Board and I reduced the levy by 15% and have managed to keep it fairly flat since then.

Here are some items of information as a sort of ‘Year in Review’;
• Last year, the Town and School entered into an Intermunicipal Agreement whereas the payment of School tax is now made at the Town Hall. This past fall was the first year for this and hopefully a majority of you felt that this was more convenient for you.
• The Town was awarded a $50,000 grant with the help of Assemblywoman Woerner to assist with the rehabilitation of the Civil War Enlistment Center and Museum. The foundations and structural members of these buildings are crumbling away and this will help us to preserve the only remaining Civil War Enlistment Center in all of New York State. The money has yet to show up, and there is a lot of continuing paperwork attached to it, but hopefully we will be able to do this work in 2017.
• The Town was awarded a $6,000 grant from Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District to provide hydro-seeding of the Youth Commission’s upper recreation field at the school. This seeding will be done this coming spring and then the construction of a youth soccer field and youth baseball diamond will be done. To date a tremendous amount of volunteer work has been performed there. Hartford’s Youth Commission Programs are vibrant and healthy while at the same time many surrounding towns are withering on the vine.
• Broadband: The Verizon 4G Cell Tower will be constructed this year on the west side of Dick Hill Rd. On Shine Hill Rd, the Hudson Valley Wireless Internet Tower is almost complete. Both of these projects will greatly enhance the quality of life in Hartford.
• Town Website: Our website was recently upgraded to become more modern and user friendly. Please go to it, navigate around and provide me your feedback. I feel we have the best and most informative town website of anyone around.
• The Town Barn is now heated in the winter with a wood boiler while using the old oil heat as a back up. The Highway Department now harvests all of the wood from the 50 miles of Town maintained roads. Because of this, the Town has not had to purchase any heating oil since the Fall of 2015. This savings in heating costs has really helped our finances.

As always, please call me at 632-9178 or email me at if I may be of any assistance to you. If you wish to be included in my “Hartford Group” email list for periodic Hartford type news, please let me know.

Dana Haff

Revamped Town Website

Hartford Town Government Revamps Website.

The Town of Hartford, announced the official launch of their new town website at the town council meeting held on Tuesday, January 10th. has been completely redesigned with beautiful photography of local scenes and is fully responsive allowing for all mobile devices to load the new site more easily and faster. New navigation design makes it much simpler to locate and access the variety of information that is available including all the codified town laws, town officials, departments, property assessments and much more.

The project was a collaboration with Jeremy Iaquinto, Orange Olive Design, Bob Dillon, Adirondack Strategic Marketing, and long time Hartford webmaster, Glen Batchelder, of iPress2000. Original photography for the site was shot by Hartford native, Charles Cornell of Ascent Film Studios, who also shot and produced the video of the 2017 Memorial Day parade using his drone for the spectacular aerial shots of the annual parade.

Hartford is the “Heart of the County”, located in central Washington County, NY.

Hartford Blood Drive – Give the Gift of Life

The Hartford United Methodist Church is sponsoring a RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE this Monday January 16 at the Hartford Fire Company located at the intersection of State Route 40 and 149.
Time is 1-6 pm. The NEED for all blood types is is CRITICAL!
Please help make a difference in saving people’s lives.
All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts card.
You can register by clicking on the link below and enter 12838
OR Call 1-800-REDCROSS OR 518-632-5326

Moving into the 21st century

Hartford’s move into the 21st Century got a boost with some fresh news this week.

The Verizon 4G Cell Tower planned for the west side of Dick Hill Rd expects construction to start next month with a completion date expected by mid 2017.

The Hudson Valley Internet Tower on Shine Hill is almost complete and will be online very soon. The tower has power to it and antennas are being hung. This tower works by line of sight so if you can see it, you can subscribe for internet from it. If you cannot see it, maybe your roof top can?

Snowplow safety for children

Highway Superintendent Greg Brown came up with a good idea that is in the Post Star newspaper. Dana


The snow fort accident that killed a boy in Greenwich has led to a safety program in nearby Hartford.

Hartford firefighters have always brought a firetruck to the Hartford Elementary School so that students can enjoy climbing on it and exploring it. The event is used to give them fire safety information.

Now, town plow drivers will also bring a plow truck to the school, Supervisor Dana Haff said.

“We’ll let them sit in the truck and we’ll tell them about plow safety,” he said. “We never would’ve thought of this without (the Greenwich) tragedy.”

The lesson will include emphasizing that children should play far from plow trucks.

“Stay away, because these things can take down mailboxes,” Haff said.

— Kathleen Moore

Hartford’s Veteran’s Day ceremony

Hartford’s Veteran’s Day ceremony started at Monument Square on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with the ringing of church bells, Boy Scout Troop 40 flag ceremony, and the Ft. Ann American Legion post prayer. The recognition of our Veterans helps to make Hartford a special place. veterans-day-2016