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.
Library Presents The Puppet People's A Christmas Carol Sunday, Dec. 8
December 08, 2013
Friends of the Virginia Hosley Free Library will sponsor The Puppet People's A Christmas Carol on Sunday, Dec. 8. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Wells Community Hall.
The Puppet People is a professional touring company bringing quality entertainment to schools, libraries, festivals, etc. The group uses hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and more. Its rendition of Charles Dickens classic holiday tale A Christmas Carol promises to delight children of all ages.
There is no charge but good will donations are accepted. For more information call 924-2220.
The event is made possible with funds from the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization re-grant program, distributed by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mt. Lake.
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.
Leftover Deer Management Permits Avaialble November 1st
November 01, 2013
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 Thursday, 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:
The Town Clerk Office is open Friday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Juniors Pheasant Hunting Season Weekend is Sept. 28-29
September 28, 2013
The pheasant hunting season begins on October 1 in northern and eastern portions of New York,
Pheasants will be released on a number of selected release sites across the state to provide hunting opportunities for junior hunters. All current pheasant hunting rules and regulations remain in effect during the youth hunt.
Please note that a 2012-13 hunting license is required to hunt during September, and a 2013-14 license is required starting October 1.
2013-14 Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses Available August 12
August 12, 2013
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) 2013-14 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) go on sale Monday, August 12. Licenses may be purchased at the Wells Town Clerk Office, 1438 State Rte. 30. The office will be open Monday, Aug. 12 from 9-11 a.m. to accommodate anyone wishing to purchase a license the first day. DMP's are available until Oct. 1, 2013. Any left over DMP's (doe permits) will be available on a first come first serve basis beginning Nov. 1, 2013.
The Town Clerk's regular hours are Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Customers who have not obtained a license through DECALS previously should bring proof of residency information (driver's license number or non-driver's ID number with a valid NYS address to qualify for a resident license). Hunting license purchases require individuals to provide proof of hunting education certification or a copy of a previous license unless this information is already contained in their DECALS file.