May Day and Earth Day were the themes of the Village of Stillwater's latest Senior Time which was held on May 1 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. FULL STORY
We are looking for crafters, garage sale people, a food cart, and flea market-type vendors to set up on the Blockhouse lawn on Saturday and Sunday, May 16th and 17th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., for our annual Stillwater Village/Town Garage Sale weekend. We are waiving the village permit fee for those two days. However, a $10 donation will be required from each vendor for our villages Bicentennial celebration in 2016. For more information call Judy at 664-2008.
The Village Board once again postponed a decision on plans to construct luxury apartments at the old American Linen property on North Hudson Avenue following a 45-minute public hearing where a majority of people spoke out against the idea as proposed. About 50 residents packed the Village Board room Tuesday night (April 21) to voice concerns to Trustees and developer Camelot Associates about potential traffic problems that could accompany the apartments and a greater need for commercial/retail business in the village versus housing. FULL STORY
The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees approved its meeting schedule and reorganizational resolution for the 2015-16 fiscal year at its April meeting. MEETING SCHEDULE (PDF) & REORGANIZATIONAL RESOLUTION (PDF)
The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees approved a new budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Monday, April 13. 2015-16 BUDGET (PDF)
John Murphy has been appointed as new Stillwater village Trustee, replacing Ellen Vomacka, who resigned April 1 to take a seat on the Stillwater Town Board. VIEW HIS BIO
Saturday marked a "changing of the guard" in Stillwater village government as a "grateful" Rick Nelson took the oath of office as new mayor — replacing the longest running leader in village history. FULL STORY AND VIDEO
Easter was the theme at Stillwater Senior Time held on March 27, at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Twenty-plus residents enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon that included BINGO, lunch, and Donnas famous festive cupcakes. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
Village Trustee Ellen Vomacka has announced she is stepping down from the Village Board effective April 1 to accept a seat on the Stillwater Town Board. She is scheduled to be sworn in as Councilwoman on April 2. In other news, Mayor Ernest Martin has announced his resignation from office effective March 19. FULL STORY
Village residents elected a new mayor Wednesday, turning out incumbent Ernest Martin, who has led the community for 23 years. Rick Nelson, who will take the office on April 6, defeated Martin 194-132. Martin was village trustee in 1983, becoming mayor in March 1992 and is the longest serving mayor in Stillwater history. Three others ran unopposed for village Trustee and were elected to new terms: incumbent Trustees Judith Wood-Shaw (4 years - 186 votes), Timothy Campbell (2 years - 219 votes) and newcomer Frank Tatum (4 years - 185 votes).
The Village Board honored long-time Trustee John Basile Tuesday night for his “outstanding and dedicated” service to Stillwater residents, and moved forward on apartment plans for old American Linens factory site. FULL STORY
Mayor Ernest Martin presented Trustees with his four-year State of the Village report at the monthly meeting Tuesday night. The report is a list of accomplishments made by the Village government during his last four-year term. VIEW REPORT (PDF)
The Village of Stillwater has received an “A+” fiscal rating, according to a two-year audit of government finances by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. FULL STORY
About 30 residents attended the Valentine's Day-themed January 23 Senior Time program held at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed BINGO, lunch and of course Donna Bove's delicious red velvet cupcakes. We made adorable tissue snowball flowers and vases. Pamela Cole, a representative from Homefirst gave a presentation on the program. FULL STORY
Village water users can expect to receive a $220 rebate check in the mail soon and say goodbye to their yearly EDU water rent charges for good. The Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to issue rebates equivalent to $220 per EDU to all village water users who were subject to EDU charges at the time of the April 2014 water billing. FULL STORY
The Village of Stillwater's Senior Time program celebrated its monthly gathering with a holiday party on Friday, December 19. Twenty-five people were in attendance to enjoy the festivities which included BINGO, a holiday lunch, a cookie swap, games and a grab bag exchange. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
The Stillwater Board of Trustees approved two resolutions Tuesday night (Dec. 16) awarding $642,000 in contracts to the low bidders to make upgrades and repairs to the village’s aging waste water (sewer) treatment plant. The new work approved Tuesday will focus on modernizing and making structural improvements to the waste water treatment plant itself. FULL STORY
Thanksgiving was the theme of the Village of Stillwater's Senior Time program held Nov. 21 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Thirty residents enjoyed a fun filled afternoon of activities. Thanksgiving events included a turkey casserole lunch, snacks, and of course, Donna Bove's wonderful festive cupcakes. Our guest, Mary Sala from the Saratoga County Office of the Aging, spoke about health benefits, HEAP, Meals On Wheels, and other resources available to senior citizens through the county. The group played BINGO and made glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on our tree at The Festival of the Trees to be held at SACC in December. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
The owners of Saratoga Hills are seeking permission to make direct connection to the village’s water supply system in an effort to increase water pressure to the mobile home park off Lake Avenue and save money on daily operations. FULL STORY
Participants in the Village of Stillwater's October 31 Senior Time program celebrated with a Halloween Party. Festive food and desserts were served, and there were games with prizes awarded to the winners. Stopping by was U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko and Brian Howard, a candidate who ran for a Senate seat. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
The Village of Stillwater held its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25. Residents had an opportunity to stroll through the village streets and enjoy a family-friendly fall street fair with many things to enjoy along the way. Non-profits serving the community were set up along Hudson Avenue offering food and trick-or-treats for those who dressed up for Halloween ... and many did just that. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
Stillwater's new village playground is now open to the public at the site of the former tennis courts near the American Legion Post. In the planning stages for many months, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the playground equipment at its September meeting. DPW crews erected the equipment and put the finishing touches on the ground work this fall. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
Congratulations to Stillwater Boy Scout Troop 4035 (locally known as Troop 35), for being named Troop of the Year by the American Legion 4th District. The troop is chartered by Earl J. Manning Post 490 in Stillwater, Saratoga County. FULL STORY
Stillwater is about the take the wraps off a new village playground at the site of the former tennis courts near the American Legion Post. FULL STORY
The village is considering hiring a professional grant writing firm to help secure federal funding to purchase more than a dozen new air packs for the Newland-Wood Fire Company No. 59. FULL STORY
Village property owners will save over a hundred bucks this fall as the Village Board of Trustees has agreed to a one-time suspension in EDU water payments as it moves forward in cleaning up debt related to the establishment of its emergency water supply system. FULL STORY
The Stillwater Senior Time program resumed on September 26th at Stillwater Area Community Center after a summer break. BINGO, lunch and Donna's famous festive cupcakes was enjoyed by all. There was even a surprise visit from Elvis, as Harriet Nobles from the Mechanicville Rotary Club stopped by to promote The Elvis Show to be held at SACC on October 25th. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
Thanks to the Village of Stillwater, Trustee Judith Wood-Shaw, and U.S. Congressman Bill Owens for donating a new American flag for the Stillwater Area Community Center. The flag was hung recently by the village's Department of Public Works crew.
The Village of Stillwater has signed an agreement with the Town of Stillwater, regarding the General Electric Co. settlement case. Further information to follow.
Stillwater held its annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11 – the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The event was held at the Stillwater Area Community Center. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT
There are no emergencies to report at this time
Public Comments Being Accepted on Village's Annual Stormwater Report
The Village of Stillwater has completed a draft copy of the annual NYSDEC local MS4 Stormwater Report. A copy of the draft report is available at Village Hall and below. Anyone wishing to review the report may obtain a copy from the Village Clerk. Public comments will be accepted until May 27, 2015 and should be submitted to the Village Clerk. VIEW REPORT (PDF)
Know the Regulations on Open Burning in NYS
Effective on October 14, 2009, all open burning is prohibited in New York State with these exceptions:
• Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
• Small cooking fires are allowed.
• Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.
• Only charcoal or clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.
Countdown to the Village Bicentennial
On April 16, 2016 the Village of Stillwater will celebrate its Bicentennial on its 200th birthday. A committee is planning many events and activities to commemorate the Bicentennial and, as we count down to that day, the Historian's Office will feature photos and facts on its webpage to take us back to our beginnings. Check back often! HISTORIAN'S WEBPAGE
Stillwater Blockhouse Host Salute to All Veterans Event
The Stillwater Blockhouse hosted its annual “Salute to All Veterans” in November featuring member of the 13th Albany County Militia. This was the Blockhouse's last event of the 2014 season. It was a very meaningful event and a Veterans Week tradition. This year, the Blockhouse welcomed more than 5,000 visitors from all over the world. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
Stillwater-Mechanicville Chamber of Commerce Holds Economic Summit
The Stillwater-Mechanicville Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 Economic Summit on October 16 to discuss business and recreational improvements in the municipalities. The improvements are designed to advance commercial, industrial, agricultural, civic, cultural and general interests of the area. VIEW SUMMIT REPORT (PDF)
Discounts Available For LifeLine Service
Discounts are available for eligible residents for LifeLine service through the New York State Department of Public Service. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)