Village Of Fonda
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Welcome to the Village of Fonda.  We hope you find this site to be a great source of information.  Check back often as new items will be added on a regular basis.



Office: 518-853-4335   

DPW: 518-857-7660 



Additional contact information is posted at the bottom of each page as well.


All regular monthly meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month.  Special Meetings held when necessary, and announced as soon as practical.

Trustee - Lynn E Dumar

Department Pages:

Public Meetings:
Public Hearing: Local Law #1-2020 Monday, February 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held by the Village Board on a proposed Local Law #1 for the year 2020 amending Section 3.0 GENERAL PROVISIONS of Local Law No. 1 of the year 2017 for Flood Damage Prevention as Authorized by the New York State Constitution, Article IX, Section 2, and Environmental Law, Article 36.  Said public hearing will be held on the proposed Local Law at the Village of Fonda Offices, 8 E. Main Street, Fonda, New York  12068 on February 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM, at which time all interested persons will be heard.




Dated:  January 22, 2020                                                By Order of Fonda Village Board

                                                                                    Christine Kearns, Clerk-Treasurer


Village Elections to be held March 18 2020....Mayor and 2 Trustees

Resolution Designating Offices To Be Filled At The General Election Village Of Fonda On March 18, 2020

Be it resolved by the Village Board of the Village of Fonda, New York that the following offices shall be elected at the General Village election on March 18, 2020 at the Village Municipal Building, 8 E. Main Street, Fonda, New York between the hours of noon and 9:00 p.m. There will be no registration day required for village voters as the village will follow the County voter registration.


§  Village Mayor: for term of four years

§  Village Trustees (2); for terms of four years.


The first date upon which an individual may sign an independent nominating petition is December 31, 2019.  Independent nominating petitions must be filed at the Village Office on or before February 11, 2020.  An official notice of this election will be published and posted at a later date.  This resolution is made and adopted pursuant to Section 15-104.3 of the Election Law and published pursuant to said law.



Dated: November 18, 2019

Christine Kearns

Village Clerk

By Order of the Village Board and Mayor


See menu item on left for more information.....

National Grid Street Light Outage Report link

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This link is to be used for regular large cobra-head lighting,


(not the ornamental lights on Main Street....they can be reported directly to the Village Office  518-853-4335 or to Street Department  518-857-7660)


NOTICE: New parking regulations, snow removal, effective July 1 2018

§ 155-12. Parking prohibited certain hours.

No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m., between November 1 and April 1, unless otherwise indicated.


§ 155-13. Time limit parking.

No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown at any time between the hours listed, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described below and except for residents by permit as indicated.

Name of Street                                   Time Limit Side

Center Street                                  2 hours Both

Court Street                                     2 hours North

East Street                                     2 hours Both

Park Street                                     2 hours Both



§ 141-21 Removal required.
No owner of real property within the Village of Fonda that has a sidewalk located between the property and the improved street margin shall allow said sidewalk to remain obstructed by snow for a period in excess of 24 hours after the accumulation occurs, whether the snow accumulation is by snowfall, wind, plowing, or any other means. The duty imposed on a property owner by this section to remove snow from the sidewalk shall apply irrespective of whether the sidewalk is located on the owner's property boundary line or inside the street right-of-way.
After 24 hours have expired since accumulation of snow as written in this article, and after three hours have expired since accumulation of snow as written in this article, the Village of Fonda shall have the option of removing such snow and charging the expenses thereof against the property owner at such rates as shall be established by the Board of Trustees each year. In the event that the billing for such snow removal is not paid to the Village of Fonda on or before the first day of May each year, then such amounts shall be added to the Village taxes assessed against the property and shall be collected under the same provisions as provided for the collection of the Village taxes.
Any violation of the provisions of this article shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
In the event that personal injury or property damage shall result from the failure of any owner or occupant to comply with the provisions of this article, the owner and the occupant shall be liable to all persons injured, or whose property is damaged directly or indirectly thereby, and shall be liable to the Village of Fonda to the extent that said Village of Fonda is required by law or by any court to respond in damages to any injured party.

Snow Emergency Definitions Explained

Understanding a Snow Emergency Declaration


Based on anticipated or actual sustained snowfall a Snow Emergency may be declared by the Mayor of the Village. Such declarations will provide

the start date and time of the Snow Emergency and if possible when the Snow Emergency will end. The period of the Snow Emergency may be reduced

or extended based on actual weather conditions. Snow Emergencies are issued based on three different levels, level 1 being the least severe to level 3

being the most severe. In all cases, Snow Emergencies are to maintain public safety and will only continue as long as necessary in making roadways safe.


Level One Snow Emergency: Roadways are hazardous, and motorists should drive with extreme caution. During a Level One Snow Emergency, motorists

may not park alongside streets or along roadways with signage prohibiting parking during a Snow Emergency. Vehicles may be fined or towed if they are not

removed from village streets.


Level Two Snow Emergency: Driving is discouraged, and residents should call ahead before heading to work. Only necessary travel is recommended

during a Level Two Snow Emergency. Schools and some businesses do not operate during a Level Two Snow Emergency.


Level Three Snow Emergency: All public roadways are closed to the general public. Only authorized officials, public employees, police, medical, and

emergency vehicles should be on the roads. Motorists can be fined or arrested if found driving on public roadways in a non-emergency situation. If a

Level Three Snow Emergency is declared when students are at school or when a public building is open, attempts are made to provide provisions for those people affected.

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