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:
Mondays & Wednesdays 7-11 a.m.
Tel:
518-885-3167
Fax:
518-885-0512

Function: The Building Department is comprised of two part-time Building Inspectors/Code-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
  • Issuing chicken permits
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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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Board of Assessment
 
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

Town of Milton:
Arceni Polyak 518-885-9220 ext 136 (days)
or 518-898-0470 (nights)
Town of Ballston:
Thomas Shambo 518-885-8706
or pager @ 518-349-3875

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

11 Dec 2019;
07:00PM -
Planning Board Meeting
18 Dec 2019;
07:00PM -
ZBA meeting
31 Dec 2019;
12:00AM
Survey Deadline

Calendar at a Glance 2019

2019 Main & Ongoing

First Fridays of each month: Evening activities throughout downtown

  • Movies in the Park 2019:
    First Fridays of June, July, Aug in Wiswall Park
  • 2019 Village Pool Lessons Registration Weekend: 
  • June 15 & 16, 9 a.m. to noon
  • See Village News for complete schedule
Farmers Market: June 15 - Sept. 28, 2019:
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. – noon
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Wiswall Park, Thursdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 June

  • Annual Sar County Bottle Show & Sale, June 2, County Fairgrounds
  • Village Wide Garage Sale, June 8 - 9 throughout Village
  • Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival, June 21 - 23, County Fairgrounds

 July

  • Saratoga County Fair, July 23 - 28, 2019

 August 

  • Ice Cream Social, Wiswall Park, August 1, featuring Union Fire Co. Band
  • Swim Under Stars, Village Pool, August 10, 8 p.m. to midnight

 September

  • Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds Sept. 13 & 14.

 October

       * The Way We Were Car Show, Oct. 13 downtown. Raindate Oct. 20

 November

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Union Fire Company, Thanksgiving Day November 28

 December

  • Victorian Christmas Parade & Family Festivities, December 6
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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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