The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

- Announcements -

Putnam County Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Putnam County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The Putnam County Department of Health and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are co-sponsoring the FREE event which is scheduled from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (rain or shine) at the Canopus Beach parking area, Fahnstock State Park, Route 301, in Kent, NY. Restrictions apply and pre-registration is required. More details are available here.
MS4 2014 Report

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Patterson has prepared an MS4 Annual Report for the period ending on March 9, 2014. The Annual Report has been prepared pursuant to the NYSDEC General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-10-002) and is available for review here or at the offices of the Planning Department at Patterson Town Hall, PO Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York. Comments on the Annual Report will be received by the Planning Department at the above-mentioned address or by e-mail at until Friday, May 16, 2014.


Community Awareness Meeting
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department Will be hosting an informational meeting for the community at The Patterson Recreation Center for Stranger Awareness on Thursday, May 15th at 6:30pm.

Patterson Recreation Center
65 Front Street
Patterson, N.Y. 12563

For more info visit or Call 845-878-7200.

Advertisement for Bids - Generator
Town of Patterson
Town Hall
P.O. Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Patterson will be accepting separate sealed bids for installation of one Automatic Standby generator, including one automatic transfer switch and one disconnect switch at Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York.

Bids will be received by the Town Clerk of the Town of Patterson at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, P.O. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York 12563 until 10:00 a.m. local prevailing time on April 3, 2014 and then at said office shall be publicly opened and read aloud.

Copies of information for bidders, general requirements, bid specifications, non—collusive bidding, certification, and bid proposals may be obtained at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, P.O. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York.

The Town of Patterson, hereinafter called the “Town”, reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formality or technicality in any bid in the interest of the Town.


Bidders on the Contracts are required to execute a non-collusion bidding certificate pursuant to Section l03(d) of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York.


The Town of Patterson hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in regard to any Contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.



Patterson Spring Clean-Up
Saturday-April 26th 2014 and Saturday-May 3rd 2014

Help keep Patterson as beautiful as nature made it. Join your neighbors in removing litter in front of your property. Join with groups for area clean-up.

Bags will be available at Town Hall on Friday-April 25th and Friday-May 2nd from 10am to 4pm. Bags will also be handed out on clean-up days from 7am to Noon at the Patterson Library and the Putnam Lake Market.

Place filled trash bags on street corners or in front of your home for pick-up. For more information call Patterson Town Hall @ 878-6500.

“Let’s Make Everyday Clean-Up Day”

Putnam County's Annual Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale
Spring will be here sooner than you think. With that comes sprucing up the yard and the County. This program provides a low cost way for you to promote conservation, control stormwater, provide food and habitat for wildlife and simple beautification. Please consider beautifying Putnam County by placing your order today.

More details and an order form can be found here.

Legal Notice - Cable Television Franchise




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by order of the Town Board of the Town of Patterson, New York adopted on February 26, 2014, and pursuant to and in accordance with the applicable provisions of Section 64 of the Town Law and Section 219 of the Public Service Law, both of the State of New York, a public hearing will be held by said Town Board at the Patterson Town Offices, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York, on March 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the evening of that day, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, to consider the grant of a non—exclusive renewal franchise to Comcast of New York, LLC (hereinafter referred to as “Comcast”) to authorize and permit Comcast to construct, install, repair, operate and maintain a cable television system on and under the streets, highways and public places within said Town. The Town Board will make every effort to assure that the hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone requiring special assistance and/or reasonable accommodations should contact the Town Clerk.

At said public hearing all persons interested in the subject matter thereof shall have the opportunity to be heard.

Copies of the Draft Renewal Franchise Agreement between the Town and Comcast dated as of February, 2014 is on file with, and available for review at, the Office of the Patterson Town Clerk during regular business hours.

Antoinette Kopeck, Town Clerk

A copy can also be downloaded here.

Employment Opportunity
The Town of Patterson Sanitation and Recycling Dept. is looking for a part time worker. Application are available at the Patterson Town Hall and can be emailed to, faxed to 845-878-6343 or mailed to P.O. Box 470, Patterson, NY 12563.
Public Hearing - Local Law #1
Please take notice that the Patterson Town Board will continue the Public Hearing of February 12, 2014 on Local Law #1-Putnam Lake Park District at the February 26, 2014 Town Board meeting at 7:00 pm. Anyone interested may submit written comments or attend in person and be heard.

By Order of the Patterson Town Board
Antoinette Kopeck, Town Clerk

Special Notice - Tax Bills

The Town of Patterson Tax Office has been made aware that certain 2014 County & Town Tax bills have not been received by Property owners.

If you have not received your 2014 County & Town Tax bill please contact the Patterson Town Hall Tax Office at 845-878-9300 to receive a duplicate copy.

It is the property owner's responsibility to make full payment, without charge of interest, by January 31, 2014, regardless of whether you receive your bill. Tax payments received after that date will incur interest.

Become a Foster Parent
Open your home and your heart to a Putnam teen. Putnam County and United Way's 2-1-1 have partnered to get the word out. Click for more information.
Board Vacancies
November 22,2013

Please take notice that the Patterson Town Board is seeking interested individuals to fill vacancies on the following boards: Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Assessment Review, Veterans Memorial Park Advisory Board and Putnam Lake Park District Advisory Board. Resumes' should be mailed to the Town Clerk's office, P.O. Box 470, Patterson, NY 12563 or faxed 845-878-6343 or emailed to

By Order Of the Town Board
Antoinette Kopeck, Town Clerk

Legal Notice: Refunding Bond Resolution

The refunding bond resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on the 6th day of November, 2013, and the validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Town of Patterson is not authorized to expend money or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution.

Town Clerk


The class of objects or purposes to be financed is the refunding all or a portion of the outstanding principal balance of the: (A) $800,000 aggregate principal amount of Public Improvement (Serial) Bonds, 2001 dated January 15, 2001 (the “200l Bonds”), (B) $900,000 aggregate principal amount of General Obligation (Serial) Bonds, 2003 dated August 1, 2003 (the "2003 Bonds"), (C) $400,000 aggregate principal amount of General Obligation (Serial) Bonds, 2004, dated April 1, 2004 (the “2004A Bonds”), (D) $585,000 aggregate principal amount of General Obligation (Serial) Bonds, 2004, dated December 1, 2004, and (E) $450,000 aggregate principal amount of General Obligation (Serial) Bonds, 2005, dated December 15, 2005 (the "2005 Bonds" and, collectively with the 2001 Bonds, the 2003 Bonds, the 2004A Bonds and the 2004B Bonds, the "Refunded Bonds").

The 2001 Bonds were issued to finance the costs of the construction of a new Town hall, including site work and the acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purpose for which such Town hall is to be used (the "2001 Project").

The 2003 Bonds and 2004A Bonds were issued to finance the costs of the renovation of an existing 10,600 square foot building into a 21,450 square foot recreation building, including site work, and acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purpose for which such renovated building is to be used (the "2003 and 2004A Project").

The 2004B Bonds were issued to finance the costs of the construction of additions to and reconstruction of the Town Highway Garage located on Cornwall Hill Road, including site work, and acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purpose for which such additions and reconstructed building is to be used (the "2004B Project").

The 2005 Bonds were issued to finance the costs of the construction of the Town Sanitation and Maintenance Garage to be located on Cornwall Hill Road, including site work, and acquisition of original furnishings, equipment, machinery or apparatus required for the purpose for which such building is to be used (the "2005 Project" and, collectively with the 2001 Project, the 2003 Project, the 2003 and 2004A Project and the 2005 Projects, the "Projects").

The Projects have periods of probable usefulness ("PPU") as follows: 2001 Project - thirty (30) years; 2003 and 2004A Project, 2004B Project and 2005 Project - twenty (20) years.

Maximum amount of obligations to be issued: $1,890,000.

Complete copies of the Resolution summarized herewith shall be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Patterson, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York 12563 for a period of twenty days following the date of publication.

Putnam Lake Park District Notice
The Putnam Lake Park Distict boat policy requires all boats stored on the parkland to be removed for the winter months by December 1, 2013.

November 16, 2013 has been set up as a Boat Removal Assistance Day. The Park District will have volunteers available to assist in removing boats if any resident needs assistance loading boats into vehicles. Trailers will also be available to assist in transportation if needed.

Please note after December 1, 2013, boats remaining on the parkland will be impounded.

Boats may be returned to the parkland on March 1, 2014 with a 2014 Park District registration tag. Registration tags will be available at Patterson Town Hall or through our website,

If you would like assistance or would like to volunteer on November 16th, contact us at: or call 845-878-6500x41.

Thank you for your cooperation-
Putnam Lake Park District

Hunting and Fishing Licenses
2013-2014 hunting and fishing licenses are on sale in the Town Clerk's office.
Putnam County Transportation Task Force
The Task Force's report on public transportation in the County can be downloaded here.
Putnam Lake Park District Public Notice
PUBLIC NOTICE March 22, 2013

Putnam Lake Park District - Boat Registration for 2013

The Putnam Lake Park Advisory Board is reminding all residents that boats stored on the parkland, or used on the Lake must be registered by May 15, 2013. Any boats not displaying a 2013 registration after this date maybe subject to removal from the parklands. Residents may obtain boat tags at Patterson Town Hall. Mail-in forms and additional information are available at or at

In an effort to clean-up the parkland for the upcoming season, the Town of Patterson is requesting all boats be removed from the parkland by April 15th, 2013. Boats may be returned and stored on the parkland after May 15th only with a valid Putnam Lake Park District boat tag.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Putnam Lake Park Advisory Board

Master Plan Committee
The Town of Patterson is accepting letters of interest from anyone interested in serving on the Master Plan committee. Please mail, fax or email letters of interest to the Patterson Town Clerk P.O. Box 470, Patterson, NY 12563 or fax: 845-878-6343 or email: townclerk@pattersonny.Org. Thank you.
Antoinette Kopeck, Town Clerk
Highway Dept. 2012 Year In Review
Read a summary of the Highway Department's 2012 accomplishments here.
Petition to Extend Hamlet Sewer District
The Town Board of the Town of Patterson will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on October 10, 2012 at the Patterson Town Hall located at 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York, 12563 to consider said petition and to hear all persons interested in the subject thereof concerning the same, and for such other action on the part of the Town Board with relation to such petition as may be required by law.

Legal Notice (adopted 10/24)
Town Board's Order Adopting Map Plan and Report and setting a public hearing
Map, Plan, and Report
Map of Proposed Boundaries

Lifeline Discounted Phone Service
New York State's Lifeline discounted telephone service helps income eligible consumers stay connected and save money on their monthly telephone bills. For more information on the Lifeline service visit the NYS Public Service Commissions's website or call 1-888-AskPSC1.

2013 Budget
2013 budget documents are available on the Town Board page.
Town of Patterson Returned Check Policy
A returned check fee will be charged to a payee for a payment made by check to the Town of Patterson that is not honored. The amount of the fee will be $20, or the amount charged to the Town, whichever is greater. The amount of the original payment, along with the returned check fee, must be made by cash, bank check or money order. This policy is to be posted in all departments that accept payments by check.
By Order of the Town Board.
Recycling Program Changes
New recycling policies recently went into effect in District 2. ALL residents are urged to participate to help the Town reduce garbage costs. More information can be found here.

The Single Stream Recycling Program has been modified effective February 2012. Please review the Recycling page for details.

Please be patient. This is a new project for everyone!

Recycling Permits
Commercial Recycling Permits are now on sale in the Town Clerk’s office. The cost is $150.00 from January 2013 to the end of December 2013. Please provide registration of your vehicle.
Watchtower FEIS
The documents for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. have been posted to the Planning Board page.
Message From NYSEG
NYSEG Warns Customers to Be Safe and Ask for Identification

NYSEG reminds customers to be safe and ask for photo identification whenever anyone approaches them claiming to be a NYSEG employee or agent working on behalf of the company. Customers should also not hesitate to ask for the name and phone number of a supervisor they can call to verify the person’s identity. All NYSEG and RG&E employees carry photo identification.

Because of some recent complaints, customers are also reminded that:

  • NYSEG employees do not market energy door-to-door.
  • NYSEG field employees would never ask a customer for an account number or a bill.
  • NYSEG employees would never contact a customer and ask for an account number or any other personal information.
2010 Census Results
Profiles of General Population and Housing Characteristics are available online from the U.S. Census Bureau. These profiles provide a look at a community’s population count, age and sex distribution, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationships, group quarters population, housing occupancy and home ownership status. A profile is available for all states, counties, minor civil divisions, places, American Indian and Alaska Native areas, the Hawaiian home lands, and municipios in Puerto Rico. This information can be accessed from the American Factfinder website or from the Interactive Map. We also invite you to explore these data on our interactive

Additional data products from the 2010 Census will be released through 2013. For more information on these upcoming products, please visit the Census At a Glance website.

Proposed Changes to Zoning Code

Various changes to the Patterson Zoning Codes are available for download here as a PDF file.

Patterson Recreation Forms

Patterson Recreation Membership Application
Patterson Recreation Center Rental Rates
Cornwall Hill Ballfield Rental Rates

Town Hall Emergency Number

An after-hours voice mailbox has been created for town emergencies that require the notification of a town official. To use the system, call the main Town Hall main number at 845-878-6500 and request mailbox #32 at the prompt. The Town Hall phone system will contact a town official after you leave your message.

Please remember to dial 911 for all emergencies requiring police, fire, or emergency medical assistance.

FOIL Requests (Freedom of Information Law)
FOIL requests are handled by the office of the Town Clerk. Requests for information must be made in writing, either by submitting a FOIL Request Form to the Town Clerk or by submitting an electronic request via the link on the Town Clerk information page. Contact the office of the Town Clerk for more information.

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©2001-2014 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500