Village of Ballston Spa
Village of Ballston Spa
Village Office
(518) 885~5711

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Village Services are responsible for everything that keeps our wonderful village going, from day-to-day operations through snow removal and animal control, to the April Easter Egg Hunt and the Annual Community Thanskgiving Dinner. Additionally, the various boards, permits, and assessment offices ensure that the character and the quality of life of our village will endure.

Village Clerk's Office

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Function: The Village Clerk’s office is a good general resource for information about Village operations. It handles the day-to-day running of the Village, including billing, collections, payroll, employee benefits and vital records. Residents can pay their taxes and water and sewer bills at the Clerk’s office, conduct tax searches, and obtain birth and death certificates, games of chance and bingo licenses, handicapped parking permits and other permits.

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Building Department

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
Monday through Friday, after 7:00 p.m.
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Function: The Building Department is comprised of two part-time Building Inspectors/Co-Enforcement Officers, and the Fire Code Enforcement Officer. It is responsible for:

  • Issuing permits for new construction, repairs, fences, signs and pools
  • Ensuring that all Village buildings meet the requirements for New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code
  • Performing fire safety inspections
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Department of Public Works

Where:
66 Front Street
Tel:
518-885-6211
Alt:
518-885-5711

Function: The Department of Public Works, headed by the Working Foreman, performs the following services in the Village:

  • Street maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • Water and sewer maintenance
  • Leaf and brush pickup
  • Park maintenance
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Planning Board

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Function: The five-member Planning Board is appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, and is assisted by a Planning Board Secretary and the Planning Board Attorney. Each member serves on the Board for five years. The Board works to ensure that Village land is conserved, protected and used properly and that the Village grows in an orderly fashion. All applications to the Planning Board must be submitted to the Village Clerk in advance of presentation to the Board. The Board’s duties include:

  • Approving site plans prior to issuance of a building permit (except for one- or two-family homes)
  • Approving subdivisions of land
  • Reviewing and approving site plans for all ground signs or signs on multitenant buildings
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Zoning Board of Appeals

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
Fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Function: The five-member Board of Appeals is appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees. Each member serves on the Board for five years.

The Board of Appeals decides questions that arise from the application of the Village’s zoning laws, or requests for exemption from compliance with the Village’s zoning laws. Its duties include:

  • Publishing notices of public hearings on variance requests
  • Resolving questions about the interpretation of zoning laws
  • Varying or adapting the application of zoning laws in certain cases
  • Issuing special use permits
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Village Assessor

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
By appointment
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Function: The Assessor’s office is responsible for listing all taxable and nontaxable property within the Village and estimating its value in accordance with the laws that govern the jurisdiction. The Assessor:

  • Locates and identifies all taxable and nontaxable property within the Village
  • Creates and maintains an inventory of all physical and objective characteristics of all property within the Village
  • Estimates the value of all Village property, using all appropriate appraisal techniques
  • Determines each property’s extent of taxability
  • Calculates the assessed value of each property
  • Prepares and certifies the Village Assessment Roll
  • Notifies owners of assessed values
  • Provides taxpayers with formal and informal appeals procedures
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Board of Assessment Review

Where:
66 Front Street
When:
Third Tuesday of February
Tel:
518-885-5711
Fax:
518-885-0512

Function: The Board of Assessment Review meets on the third Tuesday of February to review any challenges to designated assessments.

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Animal Control Officers

Tel:
518-885-5111

The Village employs two part-time Animal Control Officers, who provide 24/7 coverage to the Village. The Animal Control Officers respond to all animal-related problems.

Note on rabid animals: If you suspect a rabid animal you can also call 911 and they will dispatch the closest law enforcement officer to take care of the animal. An animal is tested for rabies only if it has bitten a person or pet.

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Daily Calendar

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Upcoming Events

21 Oct 2017;
03:00PM - 07:30PM
Falling Leaves Festival
23 Oct 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting
13 Nov 2017;
07:30PM -
Village Board Meeting

Calendar at a Glance 2017

2017 Main & Ongoing

  • Movies in the Park: TBA
    Wiswall Park
  • 2017 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend:
  • Saturday June 17, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Sunday   June 18, 9 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Swim Lessons Session:
  • 6 weeks, every other weekday rotation June 26th - August 4th.
  • Farmers Market: June 14 - Sept. 30, 2017
    Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon.
  • Concerts in the Park:
    Wiswall Park, Thursday evenings 6-8 p.m.

April

        * Easter Egg Hunt, April 2, 2017, Milton Community Center, 1 - 4 p.m.

May

        * GottaGetGon Folk Festival, May 26-29, 2017 Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

June

  • Village Wide Garage Sale & Antiques Festival, June 10 - 11, 2017.
  • 3rd Annual Balloon & Craft Festival: June 16 - 18, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 12 noon - 9 p.m.
  • Family Fun Day at Saratoga County Fairgrounds, June 25, 2017, 3:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • National Bottle Museum Show & Sale, June 4, 2017, Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 18 - 23, 2017.

 August

  • Ballston Spa Int'l Short Film Festival, Iron Spring Park, August 4 - 5, 2017.
  • Adirondack Circuit AKC Dog Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 9-13, 2017.
  • World's Largest Yard Sale, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, August 5, 2017.
  • Swimming Under the Stars, Village Municipal Pool, August 5, 2017, 8 p.m. - midnight.

 September

  • Irish 2000 Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 15 & 17, 2017.
  • Antique Truck & Tractor Show, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, September 23 - 24, 2017.

 October

  • Goat Brothers Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, October 7, 2017.
  • The Way We Were Car Show, Front St., October 15, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Falling Leaves Festival, Kelley Park, October 21, 2017, 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 November

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017.

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 2017.
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Emergency

Immediate Assistance: 911

Fire
911
Police
(518) 885-5033
Ambulance
(518) 885-1478
Animal Control
(518) 885-5033

Key Contacts

Village Office
(518) 885~5711
Central School
(518) 884~7195
Public Library
(518) 885~5022
Community Center
(518) 885~3261
Village Court
(518) 885~6393

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