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Recycling Input Public Announcement

Please click the link below for information and request for input regarding the 2020-2021 recycling process for the Village of Watkins Glen.

September 15th, 2020 Village Election Notice

Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, which was issued the evening of May 1, 2020, all village elections scheduled to take place in March, April, May, and June of 2020 have been postponed and rescheduled to September 15, 2020.  The Order states that for any village election in which the ballot was fully determined when the election was postponed, the election will proceed with the same ballot.  Additionally, if the ballots were already printed the ballots may be used at the September 15, 2020 election, despite displaying the original date of the election.


In village elections for which ballot access was incomplete when petitioning was suspended, the Executive Order states that the petitioning process will continue to be on hold until the NY on Pause Order ceases, subject to a process determined by a future Executive Order. 


Lastly, while current elected village officials will remain in office until the rescheduled election is held on September 15, 2020, the newly elected officials will assume office when the results of the election are certified pursuant to Election Law § 15-126.


Public Notice 5/14/20


-The Village of Watkins Glen has extended our Municipal Building closure to the public through May 30th, 2020. 

 -Brush/leaf bags are available to be picked up 24/7 in the Municipal Building lobby nearest the payment and letter drop box. Please limit pick up of brush/leaf bags to two packets. 

 -Utility payments are able to be processed over the phone (607-535-2736) via credit card Monday- Friday (8:00 am â€" 4:30 pm), mailed including cash, check, or money order to: 303 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891, dropped in the lobby drop box at the Municipal Office via cash, check, money order at: 303 North Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891, or online at

-The Village Municipal Office will remain operating via phone line for any Resident’s questions or concerns. Please call: 607-535-2736 for assistance Monday-Friday (8:00 am â€" 4:30 pm). 

 -The Police Department remains operating. For any non-emergency issues please call: 607-535-8222. In the event of an emergency please call: 911 Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Municipal Office Summer Hours 2020

The Village of Watkins Glen Municipal Office hours will update starting May 26th, 2020 through September 4th, 2020 to:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Friday: 7:30am - 1:30pm

At this time the Village Municipal Building is still closed to the public through May 30th, 2020 for safety purposes. The Municipal Office will continue to accept payments and phone calls.

For any further questions please call 607-535-2736.

Thank you!

Village of Watkins Glen Election Postponement

On Monday, March 30th, Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.13, which postponed Village Elections to sometime in June. NYCOM is working with the Governor’s Office and the State Board of Elections to formulate a plan for rescheduling and conducting the postponed Village Elections. We will update the pubic as more information is made available. Absentee Ballot Application can be completed and mailed or dropped off at the Village Office.

Please find the links to Election Postponement FAQs and the Absentee Ballot Application below.

Election Postponement FAQs (PDF; 190KB)
Absentee Ballot Application (PDF; 496KB)

NYS Department of Financial Services Complaint Portal:

NYS Department of Financial Services Complaint Portal

Tree Replacement Form

If you recently had a tree removed by the Village of Watkins Glen please find the attached form if you would like a replacement tree.

Magee Street trees are being handled differently due to the volume and available space.  All trees will be dwarf red maple that do not produce any seed and will not damage the street or infrastructure.  Village crews will start planting on the East side of Magee St. next week.

You may drop this form in the Municipal Office drop box located in the lobby or mail it to 303 North Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

Thank you!

Tree Replacement Form (PDF; 271KB)

Water Main Break Information 2/12/2020

Per the Code Red alert yesterday, 2/12/2020, the Water Main break on 4th Street has been resolved. There was no boil water advisory in affect at any time and water remains safe for consumption.

Thank you!

Winter Storage Available

Starting in October Clute Park will offer storage available for boats and travel trailers for $200.00

PFA PFO Water Test Press Release and Test Results

Please see documents below for the Village of Watkins Glen Press Release and the official test results.

Of the 14 parameters, only 2 tested positive.  The results have to be multiplied by 1000 to give parts per trillion. 

Please reach out to Terry Wilcox @ 607-742-6871 with questions.

PFOA-PFOS Test Results (PDF; 833KB)
PFOA-PFOS Press Release (PDF; 83KB)

Leaf Bags are available to Village Residents at the Village Office

Please DO NOT place dirt, rocks, stones, bricks, etc. in the bags. Any bag weighing more than 30 pounds will not be picked up by the Village Crews.

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