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.

"Winter is not a season, it's an occupation." Sinclair Lewis

***  Chicken & Biscuit Dinner Wednesday, Feb. 4, Wells UMC.  ***   Winter Garage Sale Saturday, Feb. 7, Community Hall, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call 924-5371 for more information.   ***   



     Due to problems with the water bill software which previously created annual bills for customers, billing will be delayed. 

     When data is entered into the new program, water bills will be mailed and due dates adjusted accordingly based on the date bills are mailed.  Thank you for your patience.


Discover the Adirondacks

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. 

Seasonal Overnight Parking Ban December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015.
Includes all town, county and state roads: No parking from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

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:

'Tis Winter in Wells

Valentines Day Pancake Breakfast
February 14, 2015

     A Valentine's Day Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 14 at the Wells Meal Site, Buttermilk Hill Rd, from 8-11 a.m.

     The breakfast will consist of "all you can eat plain or blueberry pancakes", sausage, juice and coffee.  Gluten-free will be available. Cost is $6.00 for adults and $4.50 for children age 4-12; kids under three eat free.

     Tickets for a beautiful handmade cream colored afghan/shawl will be on sale, the winner to be announced May 31, 2015. All proceeds from this event will benefit a local church affiliated organization.

Winter Garage Sale is Saturday, Feb.7
February 07, 2015

     Here's a terrific way to shake off some of those winter blues.  Residents will hold their Annual Winter Garage Sale inside the Wells Community Hall on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The event provides interesting shopping along with friendly banter and anyone may participate. Refreshments will be available, sold by the Hope Diner.

     Tables to display goods are free.  Those who would like to participate on the selling end or want further information, please call Dee Parker at 924-5371.   

Hear Gospel Music by The Revival Saturday, Feb.7
January 25, 2015

     Local musicians, "The Revival" will be performing during Northville's 2015 Winterfest  Saturday, Feb. 7.

     The concert will be held at the B-Con Center located at the corner of Main and Bridge Sts., Northville, beginning at 4 p.m.

     The event is sponsored by the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) in conjunction with Northville Merchant's Association Winterfest activities

Information re: Water Bill Delay
January 10, 2015
     Due to problems with the water bill software which previously created annual bills for customers, billing will be delayed. 

     When data is entered into the new program, water bills will be mailed and due dates adjusted accordingly based on the date bills are mailed.  Thank you for your patience.

Did You Know...
January 08, 2015
     In January, 1928, a franchise was granted to W.B. Ronald to "light the town."  Also in January of the same year, the Board of Health was organized.

                                         Excerpts are taken from the minutes of Town of Wells record 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.