Town of
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
Department Pages:


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.

Thirty Days Hath September

***  Wells Historical Society's Annual Pot Luck Dinner Saturday, Oct. 3 at Wells Community Hall, 5 p.m.  Arrows of the Word will present entertainment   ***   Crop Walk, Sunday. Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. Participants start and end at the Wells UMC. Registration at 1:30 p.m., walk begins at 2 p.m.   ***

Discover the Adirondacks

NYS Route 30 Bridge Plaque
A plaque featuring this historical photo is embedded in stone on the Town of Wells Public Beach.

Town of Wells Final Assessment Rolls

Link to the Town of Wells 2015 Final Assessment Roll:

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. 

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:

Flu Clinic Scheduled October16
October 16, 2015

     The Wells Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold a Flu Clinic Friday, October 16 from 3-5 p.m. at the WVAC Bldg., Buttermilk Hill Rd., Wells.

     Cost is $25 per person. Walk-ins will be accepted but appointments are encouraged if an individual is on Medicare or Medicaid. 

Crop Walk for Hunger Oct. 4
October 04, 2015

     A Crop Walk for Hunger will take place in Wells on Sunday, Oct. 4.. Participants will start and end at the Wells United Methodist Church (UMC), Main St.  Registration for the event begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by the walk at 2 p.m.

     The walk consists of a three and one-half mile trek around Lake Algonquin. It is held in communities all across the country to raise awareness of, and money for, the hungry.

Wells Historical Society's Pot Luck Dinner is October 4th
October 03, 2015

     Wells Historical Society's Annual Pot Luck Dinner will be held Saturday, October 3rd at 5 p.m. in the Wells Community Hall. Bring the family and a favorite dish to share and enjoy a relaxing evening with friends.

    Musical entertainment will be provided by Arrows of the Word.  Everyone is welcome.

Did You Know...
September 10, 2015
   In 1818, Town of Wells School District One enrolled 29 children; District Two had 27 children; District Three, 43 children; District Four, 21 children; District Five, 15 children; and District Six, 27 children; District Seven included all of Benson belonging to Wells.

                Excerpts are taken from Town of Wells minute books.

2015-16 Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Licenses Go On Sale Aug. 10
August 10, 2015

     The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)  2015-16 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and Deer Management Permits (DMPs) will go on sale Monday, Aug. 10. Licenses may be purchased at the Wells Town Clerk Office, 1438 State Rte. 30. Office hours are Tuesday & Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.  New licenses are valid from Sept. 1, 2015 through Aug. 31, 2016. DMP's are available until Oct. 1, 2015.  Any left over DMP's (doe permits) will be available on a first come first serve basis beginning  Nov. 1, 2015.

     Hunting and trapping Regulation Guides are available; new fishing guides will not be available until spring and rules and regulations from the 2014-15 guides remain in effect until that time.

     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 and/or Bowhunting certification or a copy of a previous license unless this information is already contained in their DECALS file.

     Please remember there are no longer any "bundled" annual licenses (such as Sportsman, Super Sportsman or Trapper Super Sportsman). Both, resident and non-resident licenses are the same (except for the fee). With a few exceptions, prices for licenses, privileges, stamps, and permits have been adjusted so as to not surpass any previous bundled fee.


Wells Food Pantry Open Every Tuesday
August 05, 2015

     The Wells Food Pantry is openTuesdays 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.