- 2014 BRUSH PICKUP BEGINS
- Brush Pit OPENS
- NEW BOARD MEMBER
- MILITARY PACK HORSE STATUE
- ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR WATER BILLS, TAXES, AND COURT FINES
- Village Meetings and Events
- LOCAL LAWS
- Well #5 Water Information
- VILLAGE MANAGER ROUNDTABLE MEETINGS
- Comprehensive Plan
- Walking Trails
Our curbside Spring Brush Pickup will run from . Please:
- No branches larger than 6 inch diameter
- Lay branches parallel to the curb
- No leaves or other yard waste
- Village residents only.
The Thorne Street Brush Pit opens for business. The Pit opens April 5th, 2014 and is to be used for the disposal of yard waste.
- Operating hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday (except holidays, and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturdays.
- Proof of residency is required
- NOT ACCEPTED: Garbage, Cinder Blocks, Rocks, Bricks, Wooden Boards
Caitlin A. McGurgan was appointed on March 25, 2014 by Village Mayor Donald Zeigler as the new Village of Horseheads’ Trustee, filling the vacancy left by the late J. Larry Clark. Caitlin was sworn in by the Hon. David M. Brockway.
Ms. McGurgan is a Supervising Court Assistant for Chemung County Family Court. She has worked at Family Court since 2007. Caitlin did her undergrad studies at Penn State, and graduate work at Keuka College, where she earned her MS in Management. She is a committee member of the Child Welfare Court Improvement Project; a Member of Horseheads Kiwanis Club since 2012; is a NYS Certified Mediator; and has vast governmental experience in the Courts and in budgeting.
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.
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
Effective September 2013, the second regular meeting of the month will be held in the morning, at 8:30 a.m. First meeting of the month remains unchanged. Upcoming schedule of Board Meetings is as follows:
- Thursday, March 27th - 8:30 A.M.: Regular Meeting
- Thursday, April 10th - 7:00 P.M.: Regular Meeting
The Board will be conducting a workshop on:
- - To review the proposed 2014–2015 Village Budget
The Board will be conducting a PUBLIC HEARING on:
- : Regarding Tentative 2014–2015 Village Budget
Click HERE to view tentative budget.
For agendas, minutes, and other information go to the Board of Trustees page.
Regularly scheduled Planning Board Meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 25th, 5:30 p.m.
For the agenda, past minutes, and other information about the Planning Board Click Here!
The Village Board has adopted a local law to override the tax levy limit for its fiscal year 2013–2014. To view the proposed law click on the link below.
It should be noted that adoption of this law does not mean the Village will raise taxes above the 2% cap. An identical law was passed in 2012, and yet the Village was able to keep the tax rate increase to 2% for FY2012−2013. Due to the reducion in State/County revenues, and to continue to provide services for the Village residents such as the Trash Disposal Program, brush/leaf pickup, and the Sidewalk Program, this tax increase was realistic and fair in order to maintain general operations of the Village.
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.
Tropical Storm Lee which occurred on September 8th has had lingering effects in the Village of Horseheads. During the storm and in the days following, Newtown Creek flooded and infiltrated the Village’s Well #5 water supply. Officials from the Village and from the Chemung County Health Department hasten to assure customers that the water is safe for drinking and it is not necessary to boil the water. People with seriously compromised immune systems may wish to consult with their health care provider. NYS Health Department regulations have become operative. This means that the Village may need to make adjustments or upgrades to the system. In the meantime, the regulations require that the Village notify all of the water customers of the event and the steps the Village will be taking to evaluate, monitor and correct the situation.
In addition to this media release, letters are being sent to every water customer regarding the situation. Village officials note that the water supply is tested daily and the results are reported to the Health Department. We once again emphasize that the water is safe and that this event is not an emergency.
- What is in the water that is bad? Dirt and organisms from surface flooding may have influenced the well, but chlorine and fluoride continue to keep the water safe for drinking and use.
- Is this an emergency? NO. It is simply a legal notice because of a possible change in the water supply caused by the flood.
- Is the water safe? Can I drink the water? YES. The water is safe for drinking as outlined in the letter mailed to all Village water customers.
- Do I need to boil my water? NO. The water is safe.
- Comfort level? If uncomfortable with using the Village water, you may wish to use bottled water or another source of water.
- Will the Village pay for me to buy water? NO. Village water is safe.
- What about filters? Home filters meeting NSF Certification Standard 53 are available in most retail stores.
- Private Well. If your on a well water system, you may wish to have your water tested independently.
- Why is this notice being sent? This notice is sent to meet legal requirements when a well may be infiltrated by surface water. The water is tested daily. If there is a health risk, you will be promptly notified and the media will make emergency announcements
- When will this be resolved? Unknown. It is likely to take a year or more depending on the engineer’s analysis and report. Updates will be issued on a regular basis.
- Why are we hearing about this now? Because it is not an emergency and the water is safe for drinking. We needed time to evaluate options and get the Health Department’s approval.
Download a copy of the October 2011 etter sent - LETTER
Questions? Contact the Village at (607) 739–5691
FEBRUARY 2012: Due to lack of attendance, the Manager Roundtable Meetings are cancelled until further notice.
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.
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 \\\\\\\