The Village of Port Henry will be mailing the final Water & Sewer bills at the end of March 2017 for the billing period of 11/01/2016 through 03/31/2017.
Due to the scheduled dissolution of the Village of Port Henry on March 31, 2017 payments for the final Village Water & Sewer bills should be made at or mailed to: Moriah Town Hall, 38 Park Place Port Henry, NY 12974, however checks or money orders should be made payable to: Village of Port Henry.
Any unpaid Water & Sewer bills will be re-levied onto to property taxes.
TO: ALL CLAIMANTS AGAINST VILLAGE OF PORT HENRY,
ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK
Pursuant to the provisions of New York General Municipal Law Section 787(2), you are hereby notified that dissolution proceedings pursuant to New York General Municipal Law Article 17-A, Title 3, were successfully completed and dissolution of the Village of Port Henry, Essex County, New York shall be effective on March 31, 2017.
You are further notified that all claimants against the Village are required to present their respective accounts, claims, and demands against the Village (excluding outstanding securities of the Village) in writing and in detail, to the Village Treasurer at 4303 Main Street, Port Henry, NY 12974, on or before March 31, 2017 and to the Moriah Town Supervisor at 38 Park Place, Port Henry, NY 12974 from April 1, 2017 to July 1, 2017. All claims and demands which are not presented and filed as provided in this Notice and on or before the date specified in this Notice shall be forever barred as against the Village, its assets, its elected and appointed officials and its employees, except as provided by law.
Dated: March 3, 2017
Village of Port Henry, Essex County, New York
By Order of its Board of Trustees
A Dissolution Petition was submitted to the Village of Port Henry Clerk on June 25, 2015. The Clerk determined the petition valid within ten days pursuant to General Municipal Law § 779, Article17-A.
On July 31, 2015 the Village of Port Henry Board of Trustees adopted a resolution to set forth the date of the Public Referendum on the proposed dissolution of the Village of Port Henry via Special Election, on Tuesday October 27, 2015; the results were 190 to 171, in favor of dissolution. A Dissolution Plan was then formed.
A Public Hearing was held on Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM, at the Knights of Columbus to present the Dissolution Plan to the public for review, comments and questions. After the adjournment of the hearing the Village Board voted to adopt the plan as is, with no changes, by a vote of four to one.
On May 18, 2016 a Petition for Referendum on the Dissolution Plan was submitted to the Village Clerk with 242 signatures. The petition was certified by the Village Clerk on May 23, 2016; the petition contained 221 valid signatures.
The Village of Port Henry Board of Trustees met on June 13, 2016, and enacted a resolution to set forth the date to hold the Public Referendum on the Dissolution Plan via Special Election, on August 16, 2016. 396 Voters cast thier ballots resulting in a final vote was 208 to 188, in favor of the Dissolution Plan.
The Village of Port Henry will dissolve on March 31, 2017. The Village and Town will work together to ensure a smooth transition.
The Laberge Group was hired to assist the Village with dissolution. A website was created by the Laberge Group on the Port Henry Dissolution and it contains a timeline, presentations, documents, publications and updates with regard to the dissolution process: www.labergergegroup.com/PortHenry/.
The Dissolution Plan is available here.
The parking of vehicles of any description on Main, Broad and Church Streets in the Village of Port Henry is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 am and 6:00 am commencing on the 15th day of November 2016 and through March 31, 2017.
All other Village streets and roads: in the event of, and during a storm please park all vehicles on the “sidewalk” side of the street. Your cooperation is appreciated and helps to ensure that Village streets and roads can be properly cleared of snow. Any vehicle found in violation may be towed at the owner’s expense.
This site is maintained by the
Moriah Chamber of Commerce.