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Dear Village of Hamilton Taxpayers.  The Village tax bill you received in the Mail on 6/1/15 were printed by Madison County with the incorrect due date of 6/1/15.  The correct due date, without penalty, is 6/30/15.  The second due date, with the 5% penalty added, is 7/31/15.  the third due date, with the 5% plus 1% penalty added, is due 8/31/15.  The final due date is 10/01/15, with the 5% plus 3% penalty.  After 10/1/15, you must contact Madison County for tax payments.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

On Wednesday June 24th, the Village of Hamilton and DOT crews will be repairing the road at the corner of 12B and Lebanon Streets.  The section of 12B from the light to West Pleasant will be closed to traffic. Expect some re-routing of traffic around that area.  The work will start early in the morning and continue until complete.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but this is a necessary repair.

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ZRC email address is zrc@hamilton-ny.gov

The Village, with a population of 4,239 in 2010, is within the Town of Hamilton and is located in the Chenango Valley in Madison County. The Village is approximately 40 miles southeast of Syracuse and 30 miles southwest of Utica. First inhabited by members of the Iroquois League, it was later settled by Elisha Payne, and was called Payne’s Settlement.  Payne and his wife, among the first settlers, donated their land to the Baptist Theological Society, which became Colgate University in 1819, (not to be confused with Hamilton College which is located 30 miles north in Clinton, New York.)

The Village of Hamilton is governed by a five member Board of Trustees with the Mayor as presiding officer. In addition to the elected officials and professional officers, the governance of the Village rests in the hands of about fifty volunteers who serve by appointment on ten boards, commissions, and committees.

A vibrant downtown area surrounds the Village Green with numerous restaurants, specialty shops, a movie theater, a live theatre house, coffee house, the Colgate Inn and the Colgate University Bookstore.  Many consider Hamilton be a little city as we own and operate our own municipal electric and natural gas utility, police and fire departments as well as an airport with a 5,300 foot runway and an adjacent industrial park that is zoned for light industry, service and professional office buildings.

The Village is also served by a volunteer ambulance service (SOMAC) and Community Memorial Hospital. Recreation abounds in the area including approximately 9 miles of Village maintained trails along the former Ontario and Western Railroad right-of-way and the original Chenango Canal towpath.

Photos on homepage provided by John Hubbard

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