The Town Clerk's Office will be closed December 25th and 26th and January 1st in observance of Christmas and New Years Days. Have a blessed holiday with family and friends!
It's Holiday Time!
To paraphrase the Grinch, that means lots of packages, boxes and bags. This year, when unpacking all the goodies coming to your door, pay special attention to the packaging. Foam packaging, bubble wrap, tissue paper and air pillows can all be used again, if you're shipping gifts to distant family and friends. If you have no need for the material, check with local shipping stores to see if they can use it (call first, don't just drop it at their door). If it can't be reused or donated, make sure to dispose of it properly:
Cardboard: break down and flatten boxes; take clean, dry, flattened boxes to your transfer station or set out with curbside recycling.
Bubblewrap and air pillows: If bubblewrap has a foil backing, it must be disposed of in the trash. Otherwise, bubblewrap and deflated air pillows can be recycled at grocery stores and other retailers that take back plastic bags and film wrap. Visit https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/recycling-bags-and-wraps/find-drop-off-location/ to learn which nearby retailers participate.
For a comprehensive list of 'How Do I Get Rid Of?' in Otsego County, visit http://occainfo.org/item-specific-recycling-compiled-resources/ or http://www.otsegocounty.com/depts/sw/HowdoIgetridof.htm
NEW TOWN CLERK HOURS! The Town Clerk hours will be Tuesdays, 9-NOON and Wednesdays, 2-4pm effective November 1st. If these days and times are not convenient, please call to make an appointment!
The 2019 Plainfield Town Budget has been passed and is available for public viewing during normal Town Clerk hours: Tuesdays 9-NOON and Wednesdays 2-4 pm.
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSINGS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1ST, 2018 - MAY 1ST, 2019: Seasonal parts of Saunders Gulf Rd., Shanton Rd., and Hughes Rd. and All of Mason Rd., Adams Pond Rd., and Scotts Glen Rd.
Are you tired of the County Highway road conditions in Plainfield? County Highways 18, 18A, 19 and 21 are deteriorating and sometimes dangerous. It should not take damages to a car or an accident to have Plainfield County Highways safe to drive on.
Here are ways to contact the Otsego County Highway Department to voice your concerns pertaining to the County Highways:
1) The most effective way is to send a letter and/or email detailing the County Highway problem and its location to:
Otsego County Highway Superintendent
20 Linden Avenue
Cooperstown, NY 13326
2) Call Mr. Mason at: 607-547-0537 detailing the problem and its location
3) Sign a petition available at the Plainfield Town Clerks office at
129 County Highway 18A, West Winfield, NY 13491, during regular
office hours of Tuesdays 9am-2pm and Wednesdays 4pm-6pm. You
can also call the Town Clerks office to set up a time to sign the petition
4) As well as contacting the Otsego County Highway Superintendent with your
concerns, you can also contact the Otsego County Legislator for Plainfield:
Board of Representatives
County Office Building
197 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Otsego County Recycling at Risk!
The current state of recycling in Otsego County is at risk. The current purchaser of our recycling items has notified the county that our recycled items do not meet the standards required for the commodities market. Did you know that you NEED to clean your recyclables BEFORE you put them in your recycle bins? All jars, plastics, tin foil, etc. must be at least rinsed out so no food residue is present. This also goes for paper and cardboard! How many of you think you’re doing a great thing recycling your pizza boxes? Think again!! You must cut the dirty bottom off before you can recycle the clean top…..throw that bottom in the garbage. All of this is precipitated by the Chinese Government changing their policy on plastics contamination. The largest single market for plastics is China, and they have lowered their contamination rate from 5% to 0.3%. What does this mean for you? Right now, residents can still take their recyclables to the transfer station free of charge. If a hauler picks up your recyclables, they are going to be charged $55 a ton to drop recyclables. Eventually, this cost may be passed on to YOU the consumer. Help Otsego County help you!!!! We are asking you to make an effort to:
- CLEAN your recyclables.
- DO NOT bag your recyclables.
- Recycle the correct items. Rule of thumb in our County….look for the symbol with a number 1-7 on it. If you can’t find that, check out http://occainfo.org/mobile-recycling-lookup/ for the answers to your ‘what can I recycle’ questions. If you still can’t find your answer…..when in doubt, throw it out.
2018 Fishing and Hunting Licenses are now available at the Town Hall
DEC Announces 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Dates
A complete list of season dates and bag limits for each zone can be found on the DEC website.The waterfowl hunter task force rationale can be found at Duck Season Dates.
Hunters interested in printing the pocket guide can find it at 2018-2019 Waterfowl Season Pocket Guide (PDF). Hard copies will be available from the Regional Offices or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org later this summer.
Town garage phone is 315-855-4478 if there is an issue with road safety or concerns. The officials tab at the top of this page has detailed contact info.
KEVIN CRAWFORD HAS BEEN APPOINTED DOG CONTROL OFFICER FOR THE TOWN, HE CAN BE REACHED AT 292-2258
Any issues to come before the Board at a regular meeting, are to be placed on the meeting agenda.Contact the Town Clerk at 315-855-7873, Supervisor Todd Lewis at 315-368-4074 or email@example.com to add your name to the agenda.
The Town Board is looking to fill positions on Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Assessment Review. Please contact Town Clerk at 315-855-7873.
Current Year Assessment Rolls
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