Established in 1805
Town Supervisor - Brian E. Towers
Town Councilman - Deborah Taylor
Town Councilman - Jaret Welch
Town Councilman - Robert D. Wright
Town Councilman - Timothy E. Hunt
Town Clerk - Mari Wilson
Tax Collector - Martha Brown
Highway Superintendent - Clay Earley Jr.
Assessor - James Abbott
Water District 1 Operator - George Paige
Building Code Enforcement Officer - Jeanne Bramer
Animal Control Officer/Dog Warden - George Paige
Welcome to our website!
Established on April 1, 1805, the Town of Wells has followed many footprints. Progress has altered its initial appearance but the town's ability to sustain despite struggles remains in step with the first footprints made. Wells continues, a wonderful community that has retained the simple pleasures and family atmosphere of small town life. The town offers this website as a means of communicating important information and events with its residents and other members of the general public. It is constantly being updated so check back often.
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Town of Wells Seasonal Ban on Parking
In accordance with Local Law 1-2005, there is no parking on either side
of any Town, County or State Road
in the Town of Wells December 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014.
Those in violation will be towed at their own expense.
Seasonal Overnight Parking Ban (HTM - 23.4 KB)
Town of Wells 2013 Final Assessment Roll
Link to the Town of Wells Final Assessment Roll for 2013.
Annual Water Report 2012
The Town of Wells 2012 Annual Water Quality Report is now available to the public. The report may be viewed by clicking here.2012 Annual Water Quality Report (PDF - 3.8 MB)
Acceptable Recycling Items - County Transfer Stations Rules and Regs
List of items that will be accepted by the Hamilton County Solid Waste Department may be viewed by cliicking the following:
Accepted Recycling Items for 2013 (DOC - 21.0 KB)
Click on the following link to access Hamilton County Rules and Regulations for transfer stations located in Lake Pleasant and Indian Lake:
Transfer Station Rules and Regs (PDF - 1.5 MB)
State Land Classification Time Line
The recent state acquisition of the former Finch Pruyn and other nature Conservancy lands throughout the Adirondacks has generated interest by many local officials and regional organizations. The classifcation process of these lands will unfold over the summer months and include Public Hearings.
Timeline the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) follow to classify land:
For more information describing state land classification, click here: http://apa.ny.gov/stateland/definitions.htm
Town of Wells Schedule of Events
2013 Town of Wells Schedule of Events
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013: Covered Dish Supper/Tree Burning, Wells Community Hall. Supper at 6 p.m. followed by tree burning. Bring a dish to pass Town provides rolls, meat and cheese platters, beverages and table settings.
Monday-Thursday, May 6-9: Clean Up Week. All items curbside by Sunday, May 5th. NO C&D.
Friday-Sunday, July 19-21: Town-Wide Garage Sale
Friday & Saturday August 2-3: Old Home Days, sponsored by Wells Improvement Group.
Saturday, Sept. 21: Town Picnic, noon -5 p.m. Bring some hotdogs and a dish to pass. Pavilion, rain or shine.
Saturday, November 30: Annual Tree Lighting/Craft Fair/Book Sale, Community Hall. Fair starts at noon, tree lit at 6 p.m.
Did You Know....
December 03, 2013
On December 28, 1959, Charles Wight was appointed part time gate operator at the dam. A Resolution expressing thanks to Medora Orr for her excellent service as Town Clerk was passed.(Excerpts are taken from the minutes of Town of Wells record books.)
Wells Food Pantry Hours
November 12, 2013
The Wells Food Pantry is now open on Thursdays only from 9-11 a.m. Please be advised the Pantry no longer accepts donations of used clothing.
"Home Town Losers" will meet every Thursday, 7 p.m.
June 13, 2013
"Home Town Losers" will commence at 7 p.m every Thursday at the Ambulance Corps/Mealsite Bldg., Buttermilk Hill Rd.
The group was initiated at the end of May and believes the best way to get healthy is to lose some pounds. It offers comradery, support and encouragement and there is no fee, no weigh-in or judgement.
Anyone may join and begin the weight loss challenge with your "Home Town Losers".
For more information call Dolores 924-7311 or Bonnie 924-3072.
Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living Has Much to Offer
April 05, 2012
The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living (STFSL) is an independent council of citizens interested in attracting or developing Senior Living services and facilities to our area. It is a grassroots effort dedicated to community enhancement and the well-being of our Adirondack society.
The following outlines some of the activities STFSL offers:
Red Rooster Cafe, corner of Bridge and Main Sts., 113 N. Main St.,, Northville
Seniors meet here around noon on Thursdays for lunch and a program.
A meal is provided by Fulton County Office of the Aging (OFA). A $3.00 donation is suggested or you can bring your own lunch.
To order a lunch, call OFA at 736-5650 by Wednesday afternoon.
Entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m.
Need A Handyman?
Call the Task Force answering service at 863-4040, Ext. 42. Leave your name and phone number and mention you are looking for a handyman or woman. Your call will be returned within a day and details worked out.
Need a Ride?
The Wheels Program can help you. Call 863-4040 Ext 42. Leave your name and phone number and we will call you back to schedule a trip.
A minibus is scheduled to go on trips to malls, museums and local social events twice a month. Call 863-4040 Ext 42. Leave your name and phone number and we will call you back to work out trip details.
Other Activities of the STFSL
Conducts targeted surveys to determine interests and needs; holds flu clinics and diabetes clinics, exercise classes;; etc. The STFSL has formed collaborations with the Village of Northville, the Northville Rotary, the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network, the Sacandaga Seniors and the Wells Seniors.
Bringing Senior housing to the Sacandaga Valley has been one of ithe Task Force's top priorities and it continues to seek help to reach this goal. Anyone interested in assisting STFSL with this goal, please call 863-4040 Ext 42 and leave your name and number; a board member will call back to discuss your interest.
NYS has Banned Disposal of Rechargeable Batteries
December 06, 2011
Last December, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced a provision in the New York State Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act which prohibits disposal of most rechargeable batteries as a solid waste. The new provision of the law gives consumers the opportunity to drop off rechargeable batteries at local retail stores. The law already requires battery manufacturers to provide for collection and recycling of rechargeable batteries in a statewide program at no cost to consumers.
Most retailers that sell rechargeable batteries are required to accept used ones from individuals during normal business hours. The law requires battery collection by both local retailers and direct sellers of rechargeable batteries (i.e., catalog, telephone, or internet sales). Retailers must also post signs alerting consumers about the disposal ban and the opportunities to return rechargeable batteries at their location.
Rechargeable batteries covered by this law include; nickel cadmium, sealed lead, lithium ion, nickel metal hydride and any other dry cell rechargeable batteries weighing less than 25 pounds. This law does not cover vehicle batteries or non-rechargeable batteries such as common alkaline batteries. Rechargeable batteries from cordless power tools, laptops, telephones, cameras and other electronic devices are among a growing list of products New Yorkers can return to retailers for recycling at the end of its useful life.
For more information on the New York State Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act, visit DEC's Web site at: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/72065.html.
Website Will Help New Yorkers Find Jobs Within the State
December 02, 2011
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the launch of "Jobs Express," a new website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment.
The Jobs Express website makes it easier to learn about what jobs are available in the state and to know where to find them. The site takes over 42,000 job openings and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and what opportunities are available in specific companies.
Jobs Express also contains helpful features such as video tutorials on resume writing, interview techniques, and transitioning to a new career.
Click the following link to visit the Jobs Express website. www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm