Press Releases and Notices

Town of Moriah Notices and Press Releases


DISTRICTS #1, #2 #3 & #4

The Town of Moriah will be flushing fire hydrants for following areas the beginning around 8:00am on the following dates:

Monday           4/15/24            Witherbee Area

Tuesday           4/16/24            Mineville to Grover Hills

Wednesday     4/17/24            Grover Hills to Moriah Center

Thursday         4/18/24            Moriah Center to Moriah Corner’s

Friday              4/19/24            Moriah Corner’s to top of Broad Street (includes Water District #4)


Monday           4/22/24            Port Henry Area (Stone Street/Williams Street to Spring Street and Broad Street down to Tunnel Ave.)

Tuesday           4/23/24            Port Henry Area (College Street to Elizabeth Street and Route 9N)

Wednesday     4/24/24            Port Henry Area (Waldo Place to Whitney Street)


It is recommended that you shut off your boiler or hot water heater and shut off your main valve coming into your home to prevent the possibility of siphoning water from your boiler or hot water heater.  If you do not have a main valve, or are not sure of its location you can contact the Water Department at 942-3340.  If your water is cloudy once the water is restored, run your outside hose until it clears.







The work involves responsibility for the administration of a comprehensive recreation program.  Employees in this class organize and direct a recreation program suitable to the interest and needs of a variety of age groups.  Work is performed under the general direction of the responsible Board or Commission with wide leeway lowed for exercise of independent judgement in carrying out details of the work.  Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate staff.  The incumbent does related work as required.


Directs, plans and promotes an athletic and recreation program suitable for a wide range of interests and age groups;

Oversees and supervises the operation and maintenance of the recreation centers and playgrounds; Confers with the responsible Board or Commission on matters of finance, size and scope of the program; Maintains a close working relationship with schools, churches and other recreation oriented organizations to insure maximum program efficiency;

Periodically reports to the responsible Board or Commission on progress plans for improvement of and problems encountered in the recreation program;

Scheduled, solicits paid or volunteer help for supervisors and may personally conduct a recreation program; Prepares and distributes publicity and new release material and speaks to civic groups on recreation and athletic matters;

Oversees the purchase and maintains an inventory of recreational supplies and equipment required for the recreation program;

Prepares and submits cost estimates for various programs to the responsible Board or Commission and directs the execution of the approved budget;

Prepares a variety of records and reports.


Thorough knowledge of recreation administration theory and practices; good knowledge of planning and practices relative to acquiring and equipping recreation areas and facilities; good knowledge of the principles and practices of leisure recreation; ability to plan promote, organize and supervise a comprehensive recreation program; ability to communicate and cooperate with civic organization and the general public; ability to speak effectively before groups; ability to plan and supervise work of others; ability to write clearly and concisely; sound judgement; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


(A)       Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and have two seasons of administration or supervising experience in camping; or

(B)       Be at least 21 years old and have two seasons of administrative or supervising experience in camping; or

(C)       An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by (a).

(D)       And have the acceptable Advanced First Aid and CPR Courses.

Note: Season means the annual duration of an organized recreation or athletic program (e.g. summer playground program).

This is a 4-week program; 32 ½ hours per week; $3,450.00 for 4 weeks.

Applications must be received in the Town of Moriah Supervisor’s Office, 38 Park Place, Port Henry, NY  12974; no later than the close of business on Friday, April 26, 2024.  For an application please call 518-546-8631. 


Help Wanted:

The Town of Moriah Youth Commission is accepting applications for Counselors for the 2024 Summer Youth Program.  All applicants must be 16 years or older and must comply with Civil Service requirements.  Applications are (available at Moriah Central School and the Town of Moriah Town Hall) and must be mailed and postmarked no later than Friday, April 26, 2024 and addressed to:  Town of Moriah Youth Commission, Attn.:  Matt Brassard, Supervisor, 38 Park Place, Port Henry, NY  12974.


Food Pantry Donations


2024 Moriah Historical Society Calendars 


2024 Port Henry Waterfront Farmers Market Schedule


Rabies Clinics 2024 Essex County


Early Voting for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election 


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events 2024





Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 41 Section 1660 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law that any vehicle with a gross weight of more than six (6) tons shall be temporarily excluded on the Town of Moriah Town roads.  Such exclusions shall take effect until further notice.  This is a necessary precaution to prevent damage to town roads during the spring thaw.

Dated March 4, 2024

Jamie Wilson

 Highway Superintendent






The Town of Moriah Town Offices will be closing at Noon on Friday, March 29, 2024 and will reopen on Monday, April 1, 2024 for regular business hours.

 Thank you!

 Happy Easter!





Town of Moriah

Water & Sewer Billing Reminder!

The Town of Moriah Water & Sewer Clerk Rose M. French will be collecting Water and Sewer rents beginning January 2, 2024.  Billing and due dates are as follows: 

Bill January 1st for January, February and March; Due February 3rd

Bill April 1st for April, May and June; Due May 3rd

Bill July 1st for July, August and September; Due August 3rd

Bill October 1st for October, November and December; Due November 3rd

All rents will be collected through November 3, 2024, after which any unpaid balance will be levied on to the Town & County taxes which come out in January 2025.


If you have any questions at all regarding your water and sewer bill, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 518-546-3341.

Thank you.

Rose M. French

Town of Moriah

Town Clerk/Water & Sewer Clerk



 I, Rose M. French, the undersigned Collector of Taxes in and for the Town of Moriah, Essex County, New York have received the Tax Roll and Warrant for the collection of taxes for the year 2024.

 I will sit at the following named place for the purpose of receiving taxes, from 8AM to 4 PM on the following dates without a penalty:  January 2, 2024 through January 31, 2024, Monday through Friday at the Town of Moriah Town Hall, 38 Park Place Suite 2, Port Henry, NY 12974.

As of February 1, 2024, one (1) percent penalty will be added, two (2) percent penalty added as of March 1, 2024 and three (3) percent penalty added as of April 1, 2024 until the return of unpaid taxes on May 1, 2024 is made to the County Treasurer pursuant to law.

 You will be offered the opportunity to pay your taxes in four installments, but you must choose to do so by January 31stPlease call the Tax Collector at 518-546-3341 for payment amounts.  Instructions will be included in with your taxes.

 Rose M. French

Town of Moriah

Town Clerk/Tax Collector



Help Wanted

Town of Moriah - Driver

The Town of Moriah will be accepting applications for a Driver - Per Diem. 

The work involves responsibility for operating a minivan and may perform minor maintenance tasks.  The driver is responsible for the safety of the passengers and cleanliness of the vehicle inside and out.  The driver operates the minivan on special occasions; checks the operating condition of the minivan before starting on a trip; reports any mechanical defects to immediate superior; transports elderly persons on shopping trips or special events; keeps trip log including times, mileage, gas and oil consumption and routes; confers with group leaders regarding schedules and routes.

Good knowledge of driving safety practices and traffic law and regulations; ability to operate minivan under all driving and road conditions; ability to make minor repairs to the vehicle; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions, ability to get along well with people.

Candidates must be eligible for an appropriate New York State Driver’s License.

 Rate of pay: $16.20/hr

Please send application/resume to the Town of Moriah Supervisor, 38 Park Place, Port Henry, NY  12974




Town of Moriah

Seeking Request for Proposals-alterations to existing Beach House

The Town of Moriah is seeking bids to support the design and alteration of an existing structure at Champ RV Park-Beach House located at 54 Dock Lane Port Henry, NY on Lake Champlain.

The contractor will be required to draft a proposed design with the assistance of the Town and Code Officers.  The structure is to be altered into a 2-unit short term rental.

In addition to drafting the design the contractor will be responsible for all the scopes of construction to meet the new design requirements.

Please schedule a site visit to walk through the structure.  A visit can be arranged by calling the Town Hall at 518-546-8631 or




Legal Notice

Parking Ban-Town of Moriah

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Moriah will not be responsible for any damages caused to personal property and vehicles in the right-of-way of the Town.  Also, vehicles parked on roadways will be towed at the owner’s expense.

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all individuals plowing snow must remove all snow deposited by them from sidewalks and roadways effective immediately.

ALSO, FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that parking of vehicles of any description on any of the streets within Port Henry is prohibited between the hours of 12:00am and 6:00am commencing on the 15th day of November and continuing through the 1st day of April of each year.



Town of Moriah

Town Board Meeting’s – Week Day Change

The Town of Moriah Town Board will hold their regular monthly board meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month instead of the 2nd Thursday of every month due to a scheduling conflict.  They will be held at the Town of Moriah Court House, 42 Park Place, Port Henry, NY at 6:00pm.  The public is welcome to attend.






The Town of Moriah will be conducting a Revaluation Project for the year 2024. The assessors for the Town and / or Data Collectors from the Essex County Real Property Tax Service Office will be visiting each parcel to verify property information in an effort to maintain a fair and equitable assessment roll.

Should you have any questions concerning this notice please contact:

Brent Ida,

Chairman of the Board of Assessors

Town of Moriah.




Effective immediately the Town will no longer be charging for the disposal of elctronic waste at the Transfer Station.  The Town will still accept electronic waste as per DEC regulations but the manufacturer is now responsible for any associated recycling costs.



Town of Moriah Water Service Line Inventory (Please click to view pages)





If Moriah Central School has a snow day on a Wednesday, the Town of Moriah Food Pantry will not be open that day.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.  Food donations can be dropped off at the Town Hall during regular business hours.  Any monetary donations should be sent to :  The Town of Moriah

Food Pantry, (in care of ) Melinda Morin.






 The Town of Moriah Transfer Station Hours:

  • Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Closed on Sundays and Mondays  




Town Board meetings are live on Facebook.  



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