The Stillwater Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $1.77 million village budget Tuesday night (April 15) that holds the line on property taxes and water rates for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The new budget totals $1,775,330. FULL STORY
The next Stillwater Senior Time will be held on Friday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Join us for an afternoon filled with BINGO, a light lunch (bring a sandwich if you wish) a side will be served along with delicious desserts. This month we will welcome a gal to demonstrate chair yoga. The craft of the month will be Mother's Day/Spring related. For more information, call Judy at 664-2008. This program is sponsored by The Village of Stillwater.
Stillwater residents enjoyed an Easter themed afternoon filled with food, wonderful desserts and BINGO at the monthly Senior Time program held March 28 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
What to do about a growing number of abandoned properties popping up in the village and creating a potential safety or fire hazard was the topic of discussion at the March 18 Stillwater Board of Trustees meeting. The village, like many other municipalities, has been dealing with this issue for several years now as the recent economic downturn has prompted some property owners to abandon their homes due to bank foreclosures, death of owners and other issues. FULL STORY
Twenty residents braved the cold to come out and celebrate St Patrick's Day at the monthly Senior Time event held February 28 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The event is sponsored each month by the Village of Stillwater. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
The village is taking advantage of its interest-free state “hardship” loan and a project that has come in well under budget to make additional improvements to the municipal sewer system in hopes of preventing further problems down the road. Trustee and Deputy Mayor John Basile has recommended further enhancements to the sewage treatment plant using the majority of what remains of a $3.75 million, 0 interest construction loan from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp (EFC). FULL STORY
A new local law now on the books will result in the expansion of the Hudson Avenue business corridor northward to the village line. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday (Feb. 18) in favor of changes to the village zoning law in hopes of drawing new business to Stillwater and clearing up zoning issues that existing business owners say has been hampering them from selling their properties. FULL STORY
The village hosted its third annual Winter Fest 2014 Sunday. The event continues to grow. This year's festivities included outdoor events such as ice skating and ice hockey at the village ice rink, downhill sledding, cross country skiing, music, food and more. U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko even stopped by to greet Winter Fest-goers joining Village Trustees Ellen Vomacka, Judy Wood-Shaw and Tim "Zamboni Brother" Campbell. Inside, The Stillwater Area Community Center hosted games and activities as well as an educational planetarium for children. The American Legion Post 490 held its annual chili cookoff with many residents submitting their favorite recipes. It was an old fashioned family festival. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
The Stillwater Senior Time program kicked off 2014 with a lively gathering on Jan. 31 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Twenty-five residents enjoyed BINGO and a light lunch which included delicious desserts. We made wild bird feeders and heart wreaths. Valentine's Day was the theme of the month. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
2013 will be remembered as a year of accomplishment for the Village of Stillwater as several key initiatives from water and sewer upgrades to road and sidewalk improvements were completed or got underway. FULL STORY
The Stillwater Stewart’s Shop presented plans to the Village Board of Trustees this month (Jan. 21) to expand its lot on Hudson Avenue to improve traffic flow and allow better access to the gas pump areas. FULL STORY
Stillwater New York has been named the 7th Safest Place in New York State, according to real estate web site. Movoto.com. The website claims there were just 36 reported crimes in 2012 — none of them violent. Stillwater residents have a 1 in 184 chance of being the victim of a crime, and according to this website, it's theft. VIEW CHANNEL 13 NEWS REPORT
The Village Board would like to remind all Stillwater residents that the skating rink behind the American Legion on Lake Street is now open. We urge all to try it out. It’s a great place to have fun for a day. We want to thank Trustee Tim Campbell and Mr. James Peacock for setting up the rink and keeping it in excellent shape. Also a reminder to all village residents to move your vehicles from village streets after all snow storms so the DPW crew can plow the streets properly. During heavy snow storms, our DPW crew will be plowing all day to try to clear all streets for proper parking. Also, a final reminder about the Village’s new Sidewalk Maintenance Law (pdf). All property owners are responsible for the sidewalk in front of their residence or business. The Village Board appreciates your help in these matters and we wish everyone a happy New Year and a safe and healthy 2014.
The Stillwater Board of Trustees has agreed to move forward with plans to extend the Hudson Avenue business district from the area near Stratton Lane all the way north to the village line. The move, which would require changes to existing village zoning law, is being undertaken in hopes of drawing new business to Stillwater and clearing up zoning issues that may hamper existing business owners from selling their properties. FULL STORY
The Village Board of Trustees passed a new sidewalk maintenance law at its Nov. 19 meeting requiring homeowners to keep sidewalks adjacent to their properties in “a safe condition” or face up to a $50 fine. FULL STORY
Flood Warning: Residents living in the Ferry Lane/Bunce Lane area should be aware of potential flooding through Thursday. Residents needing assistance should contact the Village Clerk's Office at 664-6258 or the Mayor's Office at 664-8475.
Stillwater Village-wide Garage Sale Saturday, May 10
Stillwater will hold its annual Village-wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Also on May 10 the Stillwater Area Community Center will sale spaces available for rent, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more information please call Judy at 664-2008.
Stillwater Spring Clean-Up Day Set For April 26
Stillwater will host its annual spring Clean-Up Day from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. on April 26. Items may be dropped off at the Town Highway Garage. MORE INFORMATION
Village Trustees to Hold Public Hearing on New 'Best Values' Law
The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing April 15, at 7:15 p.m., on a new "Best Values Procurement Law." (pdf)
Stillwater Area Community Center Gets New Director
The Stilwater Area Community Center has a new Executive Director - Lorna Papke Dupouy. MORE INFORMATION
HEAP Winter Heating Assistance Available to Qualified Residents
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) offers assistance this winter to qualified residents. The program begins Jan. 2. MORE INFORMATION
Village to Implement Storm Water Management Program
The Village of Stillwater, according to federal and state law, will work to implement a Storm Water Management Program this year. MORE INFORMATION
Stillwater Public Notification Regarding Drinking Water Supply
The Village of Stillwater is posting this public notification regarding the drinking water supply. It covers April-June, 2013. VIEW NOTICE (pdf)