Welcome to the Village of Hamilton, NY

Please be advised that the construction will begin on the College Street Culvert, Monday, October 3, 2016 and should be completed by November 4th.   During this time please be aware that there will be no thru traffic on College Street.  We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

October 14, 2016 Deer Harvest Committee Report
A total of 9 animals were removed from the Village in this first 2 week period.  2 were donated directly to the Food Cupboard, the remaining were either kept by the particiapants or given to families known to the participants for food.  1 Fell out of range of the hunters in deep brush – this was recovered a few days later and buried by the DPW.  Statistics are being kept both to monitor the Deer population and for the DEC.  Discussions will ensue in the next few weeks of different target areas within the Village. Much will depend on the weather conditions during the winter months.

2014 Environmental Disclosure

2016-2017 BUDGET
Police Chief Position

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Bulk Zoning Chart Appendix I Sched B 20160827

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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