- 2017 TRASH DISPOSAL PROGRAM
- POOL OPENS FOR THE SUMMER
- REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- BRUSH PIT CLOSING - COUNTY SITE OPENING
- Village Meetings and Events
- Historical Society Potlucks
- PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP BOX
- MILITARY PACK HORSE STATUE
- ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR WATER BILLS, TAXES, AND COURT FINES
- LOCAL LAWS
- Comprehensive Plan
- Walking Trails
The 2017 Village of Horseheads Trash Disposal Program will begin on July 5th and continue until July 29th. 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:
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.
Beginning on June 26th 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.
- 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
- Metal items
Recyclable items that WILL be accepted:
- Office paper
- Cereal boxes
- Glass/metal/aluminum cans
- Plastic bottles
Items that WILL NOT be accepted:
- Waste oil
- Used Motor Oil
- NO LIQUIDS OF ANY KIND
- Air Conditioners Dehumidifiers
- Gas tanks
- Construction debris
- Demolition/roofing debris
- 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.
The Thorne Street Municipal Pool officially opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, June 24th at Noon!
And a late change to the pool fees - we will now be offering family swim passes per the following schedule (Family of 5):
The Village of Horseheads, New York is seeking the assistance of a professional economic development and planning consultant(s) for the development of a strategic plan for the Village’s economic development efforts to focus on five major topics:
- Adaptive reuse of two strip malls with high vacancy rates located adjacent to Interstate 86 at high-visibility interchanges;
- A tenancy and recruitment plan to fill vacant commercial space at the Center at Horseheads industrial park;
- Adaptive reuse of vacant and historic buildings in the mixed-use Hanover Square downtown core;
- A downtown revitalization product; and,
- A positioning plan recommending mixed-use development and retail.
The detailed Request for Proposal is available at the Village Manager’s Office and is available for down load by clicking HERE
Sealed proposals for Consulting Services for the Development of the Village of Horseheads, NY Economic Development Strategic Plan will be accepted until 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.
Interested parties should submit their proposal electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by mail to:
Village Manager 202 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY 14845
Or can be dropped off at Horseheads Village Hall, 202 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845.
Please be observant of all proposal instructions and specifications. Should any questions arise concerning this proposal, contact Brad Lytle, Village Manager at email@example.com or (607) 739–5666.
The project will be funded by the Village of Horseheads and New York State Empire State Development. The Village of Horseheads, NY reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or part, any and all proposals.
THORNE ST. PIT WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EFFECTIVE 5/9/17
THE CHEMUNG COUNTY COMPOST FACILITY - LOCATED ON BLOSTEIN BLVD. IN HORSEHEADS (SEE MAP) - WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017. THIS SITE 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 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 CHAINSAWS OR POWER EQUIP.
Yard Waste Accepted
Tree limbs and branches
Flowers and garden vegetation
Items NOT Accepted
Concrete, asphalt, or bricks
Rocks and boulders
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
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:
- Thursday, June 8th - 7pm - Regular Meeting - Thursday, June 22nd - 7pm - Regular Meeting
Regularly scheduled Planning Board Meetings are on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m.
- Monday, May 22nd, 2017 - 4:00 p.m.
For the agenda, past minutes, and other information about the Planning Board Click Here!
The Horseheads Historical Society hosts monthly potluck suppers with guest speakers. These events are free, just bring your own plate and silverware, and a dish to pass. Main dish is provided. Check out the CALENDAR.
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.
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.
WATER BILLS AND TAXES: »www.xpress-pay.com
- You can also pay your TAXES ONLY at any Chemung Canal Trust Company Location.
COURT FINES/FEES: www.paycourtonline.com
The Village has adopted a local law governing Peddling and Soliciting in the Village. This law repeals and replaces Chapter 171 of the Village Code relative to this issue. To view the law and application form click on the links below.
The Village Board adopted a Local Law Establishing Rules and Regulations for Rental Housing. See the links below.
Questions regarding registration should be directed to our Code Enforcement Office - 739–5691.
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.