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.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 25

***   Preregister for WIG sponsored Algonquin Lake Dam Run June 1- June 15! Cost to register by June 1 is $15; after June 1 cost is $20. Required forms may be downloaded under Community Groups, Wells Improvement Group, Documents. Contact for more information.   ***

Town Roads posted


In accordance with Vehicle & Traffic Law Article 40, S1660, ALL Town Roads have been posted until further notice.

By order of Wells Highway Supt. Clay Earley

Wells Town Board
Dated March 16, 2015

Discover the Adirondacks

Notice of Completion of Tentative Assessent Roll

 (Pursuant to Section 506 and 1526 of the Real Property Tax Law)


Notice is hereby given that the Assessor of the Town of Wells, County of Hamilton, State of New York, as required by law has assessed the property in the Town of Wells according to its condition and ownership the First Day of March 2015 and has completed the Tentative Assessment roll for the Current year and that a copy of it has been left with Mari Wilson, Town Clerk, at the Town Clerk's office where any interested person may examine it until the fourth Thursday in May, 2015.

The Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment roll at the Wells Community Hall on:

                                             Monday, May 4, 6-10 p.m.

                                             Monday, May 11, 6-10 p.m.

                                             Tuesday, May 12, 6-10 p.m.

                                             Saturday, May 16, 1-5 p.m.

to hear complaints in relation to assessments on the application of any person believing themselves to be aggrieved. Complaint forms are available at the Assessor's and Town Clerk's offices. The Board of Assessment Review, in accordance with the law, can leave your assessment as is or reduce it.

James C. Abbott

Sole Assessor

Town of Wells Tentative Assessment Rolls

Link to the Town of Wells 2015 Tentative 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:

Wells Garden Club Annual Plant Sale is June 6
June 06, 2015

     The Wells Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant Sale Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. The sale will be held at the Community Hall Pavilion.

This event is a fund raiser for the Club. Money raised is used to tend many of the greens around town including Parkers Corner Park, Stanyon Park, the Community Hall Memorial, Welcome to Wells Sign North, Wells Post Office etc. 

     The Club accepts and appreciates any and all donations of garden and house plants. Contributed items may be dropped off at The Wood Place, 1409 State Rte. 30 by Friday, June 5.

"The Revival" Will Feature Multi-Instrumentalist Ben-David Warner June 6
June 06, 2015

     An evening with multi-Instrumentalist Ben-David Warner will be presented Saturday, June 6 at the former Historical Baptist Church, "The Revival", Main St. Wells. It will begin at 7:30 p.m.

     Warner will entertain the multitude with an assortment of Irish, Folk, Old Timey and original music.

     A $5.00 donation toward covering cost of the event includes refreshments.  For more information call 924-2041 or email 

Preregister for WIG's Algonquin Lake Dam Run June 1-15
June 01, 2015

     The Wells Improvement Group will sponsor The Algonquin Lake Dam Run on Sunday, August 9 at 9 a.m. Interested participants should preregister by Monday June 15.

     Those who register by Monday, June 1st will pay a registration fee of $15. Cost for individuals registering after June 1 is $20.  Fees include a T-shirt.

     In order to register, two forms are required: A Registration form and an Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form. For more information contact

     Forms are available for download here by going to Community Groups, Wells Improvement Group, Documents.


Did You Know...
May 05, 2015

     On May 14, 1948 the Town Board approved that the Billiard Parlor be open on Sundays from 1 pm and close at 12:30 in the Town of Wells if permissible by the Laws of the State of New York .

                        Excerpts are taken from Town of Wells minute books.

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.

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