To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 838 area code will be added to the area served by 518. The new 838 area code will serve the same geographic area currently served by the existing 518 area code which covers all or part of 17 counties in eastern upstate New York, serving communities such as Albany, Plattsburgh, and Lake Placid. This is known as an area code overlay.
There will be a transition period from March 18 to August 19, 2017. During this time, customers can dial either the seven or ten digit number (the area code plus seven-digit local telephone number or just the seven-digit number currently used) for calls or faxes within the 518 area code.
Following the transition period on August 19, 2017, residential, business and wireless customers will be REQUIRED to dial ten digits on both calls and faxes within the 518 and 838 area codes. The price of a call and other telephone services will not change.
After August 19, 2017 it will be MANDATORY to dial the area code (518 or 838) and the local phone number.
Update from NYS DOT regarding the upcoming start of work – rehabilitation of Baldwin Corners Road Bridge over Champlain Canal in the Towns of Hartford and Kingsbury.
Work on this bridge is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 8, 2017 with installation of a temporary signal system at either end of the work area. There will be alternating one-way traffic on the bridge until Monday, June 26, 2017, at which time the bridge will be closed to all traffic until Monday, September 4, 2017.
Area residents/property owners will receive full closure mailings and a detour route map in mid-June.
The Town will update this post if any new information becomes available.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hartford Town Board has (1) alternate member vacancy on the Planning Board effective immediately. Any Hartford resident may submit letter of interest and qualifications to the Hartford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 214, Hartford, NY 12838.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all letters need to be submitted by noon May 5, 2017 in order to be considered at the Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Town Board meeting.
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.
VANDALIZED/STOLEN SIGNS or GRAFFITI on TOWN ROADS as well as STOLEN FLAG POLES AND FLAGS- costs taxpayers money!!!
Anyone with any information regarding stolen or vandalized road signs or graffiti on town roads please contact the Highway Superintendent at 632-5255 or the NYS Police at 583-7000. Anyone who is caught will be prosecuted and be made to pay restitution for damages.