The Village of Horseheads is seeking applicants for the position of Part Time Village Manager (20 hrs/week). Requirements:

  • 4 year degree from an accredited college preferably with major in Public Admin.
  • OR 8 years management experience in government.

The successful candidate will have knowledge, experience and supervision in government operations including: municipal law, budgeting, human resources as well as demonstrated abilities in a team environment.

Leadership, resourcefulness, integrity, community involvement, and excellent communication skills are a must.

Superior computer literacy is essential.

Salary - $35K. Residency within 6 months is required. Must pass drug screening and background check.

Deadline for applications is July 15, 2016. Send resume and references to:

MAIL - Village of Horseheads, Att: Manager’s Office, 202 S. Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. EMAIL –

EOE Employer.


In order to help maintain water quality and ensure the operation of our system’s hydrants, the Village Water Department begins its annual hydrant and main flushing program on June 6, 2016, according to the following schedule:

Week of June 6th – South of I86. Starting with the Orchard Knoll neighborhood and proceeding west
Week of June 13th – North of I86 and proceeding north between North Main St. and Westinghouse Road
Week of June 20th – North of I86 between Westinghouse Road and the Barrington West subdivision and proceeding north

The Village Water Department advises that discolored water problems may occur in affected areas, however this should clear up within one hour. The discoloration does not present a health problem, but could potentially cause problems if a customer is doing laundry. When flushing is taking place in your area, we suggest that you always run your cold water tap first to confirm the absence of discolored water in your pipes. In the event that you experience discolored water, running the cold water until it becomes clear will reduce the potential of discolored water adversely affecting your hot water tank. Call the Water Department at 739–5691 option 7, if discoloration continues. A legal notice of the upcoming hydrant flushing will be published in the Star Gazette.


The 2016 Village of Horseheads Trash Disposal Program will begin on July 5th and continue until July 30th. 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:

Week 1: July 5th, 6th, 7th - 8AM to 2PM; July 9th - 8AM to 11AM
Week 2: July 12th, 13th, 14th - 8AM to 2PM; July 16th - 8AM to 11AM
Week 3: July 19th, 20th, 21st - 8AM to 2PM; July 23rd - 8AM to 11AM
Week 4: July 26th, 27th, 28th - 8AM to 2PM; July 30th - 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.

Beginning on June 20th 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
  • 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
  • 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.


The Village Board has decided to conduct regular workshops to talk about various Village issues. They will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Room.

The upcoming dates are:

  • June 29th 4:00
  • July 6th 4:00
  • July 20th 4:00
  • August 3rd 4:00
  • August 17th 4:00


The FY2016−17 Budget has been ADOPTED by the Board. It calls for a 3.75% tax increase.

Click below to view the approved budget:

2016-2017 Adopted Budget - Part 1

2016-2017 Adopted Budget - Part 2


The Thorne Street Brush Pit is open for residents to dispose of yard waste.

  • Operating hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday (except holidays)
  • Beginning April 2, 2016 it will also be open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Proof of residency is required
  • NOT ACCEPTED: Garbage, Cinder Blocks, Rocks, Bricks, Wooden Boards

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:

	-	Thursday, June 23rd - 7pm - Regular Meeting

	-	Thursday, July 14th - 7pm - Regular Meeting

	-	Thursday, July 28th - 7pm - CANCELLED

	-	Thursday, August 11th - 7pm - Regular Meeting

	-	Thursday, August 25th - 7pm - CANCELLED


  • June 29th 4:00
  • July 6th 4:00
  • July 20th 4:00
  • August 3rd 4:00
  • August 17th 4:00

Public Hearings

June 23rd, 2016 - 7:10pm: The Village of Horseheads Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing regarding a Proposed Local Law Rescinding a Prior Local Law Authorizing a Tax Cap Override.

Planning Board

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

Upcoming Planning Board Meetings
	-	Monday, June 27th, 2016 - 4:00 p.m.

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


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.

Questions and more info on the statue, please contact Deputy Mayor Ronald Swartz at 481–1976.



  • You can also pay your TAXES ONLY at any Chemung Canal Trust Company Location.



Peddling and Soliciting

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.

Peddling and Soliciting Local Law

Peddling/Soliciting Application Form

Property Registration Law

The Village Board adopted a Local Law Establishing Rules and Regulations for Rental Housing. See the links below.

Property Registration Law - FINAL

Registration Form - FINAL

Questions regarding registration should be directed to our Code Enforcement Office - 739–5691.

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.



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


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