Announcements

2018 TRASH DISPOSAL PROGRAM

The 2018 Village of Horseheads Trash Disposal Program will begin on July 3rd and continue until July 28th. A total of 200 vouchers will be issued by Chemung County Milling Station to the Village of Horseheads residents. The voucher is good for up to 1,000 pounds to take to the Chemung County Milling Station, 1690 Lake Road in Elmira. There will be approximately 50 vouchers per week and only valid for the week issued. You may only take your items to the Milling Station on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8AM to 2PM and Saturdays 8AM to 11AM.  See schedule below for specific dates.

Beginning on June 25th Village residents can pick up their voucher at Horseheads Village Hall, 202 S. Main St., Horseheads,  NY - Monday-Friday 8AM to 4PM.  Only one (1) voucher per household. Proof of residency is required.

WEEK 1: Tue. July 3rd and Thu. July 5th - 8am to 2pm; Sat. July 7th- 8am to 11am

(CLOSED WED. JULY 4TH)

WEEK 2: Tue., Wed., Thu. July 10th-12th - 8am to 2pm; Sat. July 14th - 8am to 11am
WEEK 3: Tue., Wed., Thu. July 17th-19th - 8am to 2pm; Sat. July 21st - 8am to 11am
WEEK 4: Tue., Wed., Thu. July 24th-26th - 8am to 2pm; Sat. July 28th - 8am to 11am

Vouchers will be honored for the assigned week only. Failure to observe days and times will result in being turned away.   If you received a voucher in a specific week and did not use the voucher, you will not be issued another voucher. VOUCHERS CANNOT BE COMBINED.

  • ALL LOADS MUST BE TARPED. Loads that are not tarped will be turned away.
  • Dumping charges for any weight exceeding 1,000 lbs. are the responsibility of the resident.
  • Additional charges to residents of $5.00 for tires; $15.00 for propane tanks, furniture, sofas, chairs, recliners mattresses and box springs.

Items that WILL be accepted:

  • Broken/discarded tools
  • Rags/old clothing
  • Small amounts of wood
  • Old lawn mowers
  • Broken/discarded dishes
  • Dry, empty paint cans - no lids
  • Small car parts
  • Appliances (other than those listed below)
  • Broken/discarded toys
  • Carpeting
  • Metal items

Recyclable items that WILL be accepted:

  • Cardboard
  • Office paper
  • Newspaper/Magazines
  • Cereal boxes
  • Glass/metal/aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles

Items that WILL NOT be accepted:

  • Waste oil
  • Used Motor Oil
  • Leaves/grass
  • NO LIQUIDS OF ANY KIND
  • Refrigerators
  • Air Conditioners Dehumidifiers
  • Gas tanks
  • Pesticides
  • Construction debris
  • Demolition/roofing debris
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Garbage
  • Paint cans w/paint
  • Gas cans
  • No electronics (TV’s, computers)

Questions regarding disposal of materials should be directed to the Chemung County Solid Waste Management District at 737–2980.

2018 THORNE ST. POOL - HOURS OF OPERATION

The Thorne Street Municipal Pool opens Saturday, June 23rd at Noon, through August 26, 2018.

Regular Season hours will be:

  • Monday thru Saturday: 12:00 - 7pm
  • Sundays: 12:00 6pm

And a late change to the pool fees - we will now be offering family swim passes per the following schedule (Family of 5):

RESIDENT
Family Pass - $60
Each Addit’l - $12
NON-RESIDENT
Family Pass - $75
Each Addit’l - $12
INDIVIDUAL SEASON PASS - RESIDENT - $25
INDIVIDUAL SEASON PASS - NON RESIDENT - $50

For detailed information and to register for swim classes/activites, please see the Parks & Rec website at www.horseheadsrec.com

4/18/18: COMPOST SITE ON BLOSTEIN BLVD. NOW OPEN

THE CHEMUNG COUNTY COMPOST FACILITY - LOCATED ON BLOSTEIN BLVD. IN HORSEHEADS (SEE MAP) - IS NOW OPEN.

THIS IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FOR RESIDENTS OF CHEMUNG COUNTY FOR THE DISPOSAL OF YARD WASTE.

 The facility will be open every year from April through November (weather permitting)

 Operating hours are:

  • Tuesday thru Friday 9am – 3pm (except holidays)
  • Saturdays 10am - 4pm
  • Closed on Sundays
  • Closed on Mondays for processing of materials.

 Please have valid driver’s license or proof of residency to show the facility attendant.

 Material will be set aside for residents’ use. Do not take material not labeled for residents’ use.

 Contractors and commercial enterprises cannot use the facility.

NO SMOKING

NO CHAINSAWS OR POWER EQUIP.

Yard Waste Accepted

 Grass

 Tree limbs and branches

 Stumps

 Leaves

 Flowers and garden vegetation

 Brush

 Hay

Items NOT Accepted

 Fence posts

 Concrete, asphalt, or bricks

 Cinder blocks

 Patio blocks

 Rocks and boulders

 Wood pallets

 Wooden boards

 Railroad ties

 Dead animals

 Food scraps

 NO GARBAGE OR TRASH

DIRECTIONS TO COMPOST FACILITY:

  • Chemung St. in Hhds., (behind Grand Central Plaza)
  • Turn onto Blostein Blvd.
  • Past Cameron Mfg.
  • Compost site is on the right

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COMMERCIAL EXPANSION/REPAIR FUNDS AVAILABLE

Eligible business owners in the Village can get low interest loans for expansion and/or repairs through our CDBG Loan Program. Contact our CDBG Administrator, Southern Tier Economic Growth at 607–733–6513.

CLICK HERE for details.





DRAFT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

In May of 2017 the Village of Horseheads was awarded a grant from Empire State Development (ESD) to develop a strategic plan for optimizing the Village’s economic growth. The successful bidder on this consulting project, Fairweather Consulting, has completed its development of a Draft Economic Development Plan.

To view the plan, click here:

DRAFT ECONOMIC PLAN - PART 1

DRAFT ECONOMIC PLAN - PART 2

DRAFT ECONOMIC PLAN - PART 3

DRAFT ECONOMIC PLAN - PART 4

Paper copies of the draft plan can also be picked up at the Village Clerk’s Office.

Village Meetings and Events

Board of Trustees Meetings



For the next Board agenda CLICK HERE

For Village Board bios, past meeting minutes, and other information go to the Board of Trustees page.

Upcoming schedule of Board Meetings is as follows:

2018

	-       Thursday, June 28th, 2018 - 7pm:  Regular Meeting

	-       Thursday, July 12th, 2018 - 7pm:  Regular Meeting

        -       Thursday, August 9th, 2018 - 7pm:  Regular Meeting

Public Hearings



Planning Board

Regularly scheduled Planning Board Meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.

For the agenda, past minutes, and other information about the Planning Board Click Here!

Zoning Board of Appeals

Zoning Board meets on an as-needed basis to hear appeals for variances from the zoning code.

Next Meeting: Monday, June 11th, 2018 - 4:00 p.m. regarding application of Burt Cagir, 2296 Grand Central Avenue, for an Area Variance to install fencing around his property.



PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP BOX

In an effort to get prescription medication off the streets and decrease drug abuse, medication depositories have recently been placed at local town and city halls. Horseheads Police Chief Thomas Stickler and West Elmira Police Chief Peter Michalko said in news releases that the depository boxes are “critical” in protecting children and the environment, and help resolve ongoing issues. According to a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study more than 70 percent of teenagers said they are able to get prescription drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinet easily.

The new Drug Collection Units represent one of 1,000 units that CVS/pharmacy and the Medicine Abuse Project (MAP), a five-year initiative of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, are providing across the country. The donation program is the largest retail pharmacy effort of its kind to date and supports MAP’s goal to prevent a half-million teenagers from abusing prescription medication by the year 2017, the news release detailed.

“This is an opportunity for people who live Elmira and other places to dispose of unwanted, unneeded prescription medication so that it’s not left in our community for other people to abuse, misuse or even accidentally overdose,” Elmira Police Chief Joseph Kane said. The Drug Collection Units have recently been installed in Elmira, Horseheads and West Elmira city and town halls. “Some of the crime we deal with is people going into residences and stealing prescription medication, (going) into vehicles that are unlocked and stealing prescription medications,” Kane said. “People who may have those, sometimes, may sell them because of the money they can make off them. So any opportunity to get these out of the community when they’re not needed is a goal of ours.” Kane added it’s important to get medication off the streets to protect children and pets.

The following items may be placed inside the bins: prescriptions; prescription patches, medications and ointments; over-the-counter medications; vitamins and samples; and medication for pets.

Items not accepted: thermometers; hydrogen peroxide; inhalers; aerosol cans; ointments, lotions or liquids; or medication from businesses or clinics.

West Elmira and Horseheads locations do not accept needles. An attachment unit has been installed on the Elmira dropbox for needles.

The public is able to drop off medications, with no questions asked, at the following locations:

Village of Horseheads 202 S. Main St. Horseheads M-F, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Elmira Police 1255 W. Water St. Elmira M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City of Elmira Police 317 E. Church St. Elmira M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  


MILITARY PACK HORSE STATUE

The Village is proud to announce that its commemorative bronze statue of a Military Pack Horse has been installed and introduced to the public. This statute is the last event of an entire year of activities marking the 175th anniversary of the Village of Horseheads. The Village was first incorporated in May 1837. To read more about our history, go to HISTORY.

ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR TAXES, WATER BILLS, COURT FINES

To pay Village Property Taxes online, PAY TAXES

To pay Village water bills, WATER PMT

To pay court fees/fines online GO HERE




Comprehensive Plan

After more than two years in development, a new Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the Horseheads Village Board on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. Copies of this plan are available for public review at the Village Clerk’s Office, the Horseheads Free Library, and electronically (see below).

Click here to review or download your own copy of the Plan. Please note that the electronic version does not include the attachments, maps, etc.

2010 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN - PART I

2010 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN - PART II

Walking Trails

In cooperation with the Catherine Valley Trail, we have laid out three one-mile walking trails throughout the Village. Check out the trail map. VILLAGE WALKING TRAILS





LOCAL LAWS

Copies of all local laws are available by contacting the Village Clerk’s Office at 739–5691, #7. Recently adopted local laws are listed below:

2018

1 – Prior Notice of Defects (Repeals LL#2 of 1994)

2 – Municipal Tax Levy Override

3 - Special Benefit Assessment - Stormwater

2017

1 - Amending Chapter 245-Zoning: PUD Regulations – Payment in Lieu of Open Space; and ZBA Variance Procedures

2 – Municipal Tax Levy Override

3 – Authorizing Community Choice Aggregation Program (CCA) for Energy Supply for Residents

4 – Amending Chapter 13 – CEMETERIES – of the Village Code

2016

1 – Municipal Tax Levy Override - REPEALED - See LL #2 of 2016

2 – Rescinding LL#1 of 2016 – Tax Cap Override

2015

1 – Municipal Tax Levy Override - REPEALED - See LL #3 of 2015

2 – Changes Residency for Police Chief and DPW Director (Amends LL#4 of 1995)

3 – Rescinding LL#1 of 2015 – Tax Cap Override

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