Town of
Wells
 
Established in 1805
 
Officials:
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
 

Department Pages:

Introduction

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.



November


***  Virginia Hosley Free Library Movie Night: Monday, Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m. Showing Million Dollar Arm at the Library. Call 924-2220 for more information.   ***  Happy Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 27!   ***   Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Saturday, Nov. 29.  See News for full details.   *** 



Discover the Adirondacks

Request for Fuel BIds

NOTICE TO BIDDERS: FUEL BIDS

Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Wells, Hamilton County, State of New York is accepting sealed bids for the furnishing and delivery of Regular-Grade Gasoline and Winter Blend (50/50 ) Diesel Fuel delivered to the Town of Wells Highway Department and the Town of Wells Central Garage, Gilmantown Road, Wells, and Number 2 Fuel Oil for use in town buildings from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Bid price may be stated at a FIXED Price for the term of the agreement or a FLUCTUATING Price. The bid MUST be specific as to which method is bid. The bidder MAY bid both a fixed price and a fluctuating price. A copy of specifications can be obtained at the Town Clerks Office. All bids must be received by 12 noon on December 5, 2014. Bids must be submitted to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 493, Wells, New York 12190.  All bids shall be in sealed envelopes at the above address and shall bear on the face thereof the name and address of the bidder, and marked "Unleaded Regular Gasoline Bid" "Winter Blend (50/50) Diesel Fuel Bid" "Number 2 Fuel Oil".  In cases where two or more responsible bidders submit identical bids as to price, the Town board may choose either of such bidders. The Town Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at about 7:10  p.m. on December 8, 2014 during the regular meeting of the Town Board at the Wells Ambulance Corps Bldg/Mealsite, Buttermilk Hill Rd.

By Order of the Wells Town Board

Mari Wilson

Town Clerk

Dated: Nov. 10, 2014



Wheels for Wishes: During the Giving Season, Help Make a Child's Dream Come True

     Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York. The program offers a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.  The non-profit group will pick-up or tow away cars free of charge, anywhere in New York, whether they run or not. Vehicles are either recycled or auctioned off and 100% of the net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Northeast New York.

     Because it is a tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, participants also receive the maximum possible tax deduction for your charity vehicle donation. To contact Wheels for Wishes, simply use http://albany.wheelsforwishes.org/




Town of Wells Assessment Rolls

Link to the Town of Wells 2014 Final Assessment Roll completed July 1, 2014.

Assessment Rolls for Hamilton County Towns


Annual Water Report 2013

     The Town of Wells 2013 Annual Water Quality Report is now available to the public. The report may be viewed by clicking Department Pages, Water Department, Documents. 



The Buck Stopped Here

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:

  1. APA issues a notice to commence the land classifications and declares itself "Lead Agency".
  2. APA staff will develop a "draft SEQR" documents and classification alternatives.
  3. APA staff will review classifications alternatives with the DEC staff.
  4. APA Board will review "draft SEQR" documents and authorize staff to proceed with the Public Hearings.
  5. APA staff will schedule and conduct Public Hearings.
  6. APA staff will access Public Comments and develop final "SEQR" documents in consultation with DEC staff.
  7. Staff recommendations will be reviewed by the Agency Board.
  8. Transmittal of final Agency Board recommendations to the Governor.

     For more information describing state land classification, click here: http://apa.ny.gov/stateland/definitions.htm



 
News:
Annual Town of Wells Christmas Tree Lighting is November 29
November 29, 2014
     The Town of Wells Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Wells Community Hall, Main StThe Wells Improvement Group Craft Fair and the Virginia Hosley Free Library Book Sale will begin at noon. Once again WIG welcomes donations for Tricky Tray. Contact Maggie Welch at 924-2128 or via email at Welch.maggie@ymail.com for details.

     Vendors will offer an assortment of seasonal and gift-worthy treasures for holiday shoppers to choose from. Additionally, Library volunteers will be selling a variety of books sure to please everyone on your Christmas list. While you shop, enjoy refreshments sold by local organizations. WIG's annual membership drive will be ongoing so sign up for a chance to win a special basket.

     At 6 p.m., the Community Christmas Tree will be lit, kicking off the magical season. Then, Santa Claus arrives. Christmas spirits will be roused and children of all ages will have a chance to tell Santa just how good they've been this year!

Wells Improvement Group Seeking Tricky Tray Donations
November 29, 2014

     Wells Improvement Group is currently seeking donations for its Annual Tricky Tray event. Tricky Tray has long been part of the Town of Wells Christmas Tree Lighting/Craft Fair/Book Sale scheduled this year for Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Community Hall.

     Anyone interested in donating items may contact Maggie Welch at 924-2128 or via email at Welch.maggie@ymail.com

Movie Night at the Library is Monday, November 24
November 24, 2014

     The Virginia Hosley Free Library will present Million Dollar Arm Monday, November 24 at the library. The film begins at 6:30 p.m. and is rated PG.

     Based on a true story, this Disney film chronicles a sports agent's wild scheme to find Major League Baseball's next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. The sports agent, played by Jon Hamm, discovers two men who can throw a fastball but who know nothing about either baseball or America. This is the story of how it all works out.

     Running time for the film is 99 minutes.  Complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be served. There is no cost for admission, but donations are accepted.

Wells Food Pantry Hours Will Change to Every Tuesday
November 11, 2014

     Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Wells Food Pantry will be open on Tuesdays only from 9-11 a.m. During open hours food is distributed and donations/contributions may be dropped off. Please be advised the Pantry no longer accepts donations of used clothing.

     For further information, or to schedule a time to visit the Wells Food Pantry other than during regular hours, call either 924-2269 or the Wells Meal Site, 924-4066.

Leftover Deer Management Permits Available November 1st
November 01, 2014

     The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced left over Deer Management Permits (DMP's or doe Permits) will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning Saturday, Nov. 1. 

     Leftover DMP's will NOT be available by phone, mail or via the internet. Applicants who previously paid the $10.00 application fee or those that are exempt from the application fee will not be charged for this additional application. Applications for leftover DMPS will be accepted for the following WMU's: 
        1C, 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 7F, 7H, 7J, 8A, 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8N, 8R, 9A, 9F and 9 G.

      The Town Clerk Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m to noon.

Wheels For Wishes: Help Make a Child's Dream Come True
October 27, 2014

     Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Northeast New York. The program offers a free and easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.  The non-profit group will pick-up or tow away cars free of charge, anywhere in New York, whether they run or not. Vehicles are either recycled or auctioned off and 100% of the net proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Northeast New York.  

     Because it is a tax-exempt charity under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, participants also receive the maximum possible tax deduction for your charity vehicle donation. To contact Wheels for Wishes, simply use http://albany.wheelsforwishes.org/