- 4/18/18: COMPOST SITE ON BLOSTEIN BLVD. NOW OPEN
- COMMERCIAL EXPANSION/REPAIR FUNDS AVAILABLE
- DRAFT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN
- Village Meetings and Events
- PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP BOX
- MILITARY PACK HORSE STATUE
- ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR TAXES, WATER BILLS, COURT FINES
- Comprehensive Plan
- Walking Trails
- LOCAL LAWS
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 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
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.
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:
Paper copies of the draft plan can also be picked up at the Village Clerk’s Office.
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, Nov. 22nd, 2018: MTG. CANCELLED - HOLIDAY
- Monday, Dec. 3rd, 2018 - 7pm: Organizational Meeting
- Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2018 - 7pm: Regular Board Meeting
- Thursday, Dec. 27th, 2018 - MTG. CANCELLED - HOLIDAY
- Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018 - 6:00pm - Workshop on Farmland Acquisition
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 meets on an as-needed basis to hear appeals for variances from the zoning code.
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.
To pay Village Property Taxes online, PAY TAXES
To pay Village water bills, WATER PMT
To pay court fees/fines online GO HERE
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
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: