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.
This Month Will Bring... the First Day of Spring
Spring is nature's way of saying "Let's party!" Let's hope nature kick-starts its celebration soon.
Discover the Adirondacks
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)
Free Ice Skating
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)
Algonquin Dam Pre-Hydroplant years
Photo taken during the 1970's (By Ellen Carpenter)
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
Library Presents Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys Sunday, March 23
March 23, 2014
Friends of the Virginia Hosley Free Library will feature Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys Sunday, March 23 at the Wells Community Hall. Successful song crafter and musician Jim Gaudet is finding both national and international acclaim with band members the Railroad Boys. The group effortlessly embrace bluegrass, folk and country styles. Critics acclaim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys have a sound that is at once old Timey and timeless. Founding member of the international Bluegrass Music Association Mary Doub notes, "This is music that makes folks feel good."
The program is free but donations are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 924-2220.
This program is made possible through funding provided by the NYS Council on the Arts distributed by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mt. Lake as well as local businesses Alicia Miller Real Estate, G.A. BOVE and J&R Eldredge.
Family Fun Night is Saturday, March 15 at Wells Central School
March 15, 2014
Join the Wells Improvement Group (WIG) for its fourth Annual Family Fun Night at Wells Central School Saturday, March 15 from 4-9 p.m. Activities will be geared toward youngsters age 10 and under from 4-7 p.m. and for kids 11 and up from 7-9 p.m.
The event will feature a number of kid friendly activities such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides and popular tunes. Additionally, free materials will be available from local agencies and refreshments will be sold courtesy of the Wells Central School Athletic Association.
No doubt about it, the evening promises to be fun for the entire family!
For more information, contact WIG at email@example.com.
Did You Know....
March 05, 2014
On March 14, 1960 there was discussion on a resolution to appoint a Town Historian; it was tabled. A resolution was passed to find out about the Baptist Church in Town and get all the details related to it becoming a town building.
(Excerpts are taken from the minutes of Town of Wells record books.)
Direct Homeownership Assistance Funding Available to Hamilton County Residents
February 12, 2014
Hamilton County Direct Homeownership Project, serviced by the Housing Assistance Program of Essex Co., Inc., has funding available to assist at least four households with the purchase of a home. Funding is being provided by a Direct Homeownership Assistance Project through St. Lawrence County.
Funds available to eligible Hamilton County residents may be spent for principle reduction, closing costs and repairs. The purpose is to make homes affordable and may include rehabilitation in order to improve building code issues, weatherization and energy efficiency issues as well as a stable structure.
There are currently no applicants and no waiting list. For more information, to determine eligibility or to obtain an application, call HUD-certified housing counselor Penny Daniels at 518-873-6888 Monday through Wednesday, or 518-565-4456 Thursday and Friday. She may also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.