The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

- Announcements -

Special Meeting of the Patterson Town Board
The Patterson Town Board will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, NY 12563. The purpose of this meeting is to appoint a hearing officer for town matters.

By Order of the Town Board
Antoinette Kopeck, Town Clerk

NYSEG Warning: 'Green Dot MoneyPak Card' Scams
NNYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of Iberdrola USA, are warning customers about callers who say they represent NYSEG or RG&E and are calling about billing matters. Some customers have been contacted and warned that to avoid having their service shut off they should purchase a “Green Dot MoneyPak Card” and contact the caller with the card information.

“We have repeatedly warned our customers about this scam and in most cases they become suspicious very quickly when someone attempts to take advantage of them,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E. “We urge our customers to never let their guard down.”

NYSEG and RG&E offer these tips to keep account information secure:

- NYSEG and RG&E will not call a customer for payment if an account is in good standing.
- NYSEG and RG&E will never ask a customer to purchase a debit card to make a payment.
- Customers who need to make an urgent payment should do so by calling NYSEG directly at 1-800-600-2275 to ensure that their account is properly credited.

Customers who have any questions about a call they have received for an overdue payment are likewise urged to contact NYSEG at 1.800-572-1111.    

If customers believe they have been scammed, they should immediately contact the Federal Trade Commission ( and their local police.

Legal Notice - Boat Auction
The Town of Patterson’s Putnam Lake Park District will hold a public auction of abandoned boats on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Boat House located at the corner of Fairfield and Lake Shore Drive, Patterson, NY . Boats will be available for inspection at 9:00 AM. Cash only. All abandoned boats will be sold in “as is” condition and with no warranties as to the condition thereof or title thereto. Each purchaser of a boat will indemnify and save the Town of Patterson free and harmless from and against any claims, damages, causes of action, cost or expenses of whatever kind or nature regarding title to, or the condition or suitability of, such boat.

Antoinette Kopeck, Town Clerk

Zoning Board Vacancy
The Patterson Town Board is seeking a qualified candidate to fill an unexpired term on the Patterson Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested individuals should send letters of interest to the Patterson Town Clerk, P.O. Box 470, Patterson, NY 12563 or email or fax 845-878-6343.

Thank you.

Antoinette Kopeck
Patterson Town Clerk
P.O. Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563
845-878-6500 x 11

Putnam County Health Dept. Events
  • Eat Smart Restaurant Week is coming. During the weeks of September 7 – 21, participating restaurants will be offering 2 to 3 delicious and healthy menu entrees that make the best of fresh ingredients in appropriate portion sizes. Health Department nutritionists will work with restaurant chefs to perfect the entrees of their own choosing and ensure they meet healthy guidelines for fat, calories and sodium. To date, over 40 local food establishments have signed up to participate. More information is available from the Health Dept. website.
  • The Putnam Health Department presents the first annual 5K Race, 1 Mile Walk. and 1/2 mile Kids' Fun Run. The events will take place Sunday, September 7 at 10 AM, rain or shine. More information can be found on the County Health Dept. website.
  • Peer Leader Training is a free training program for individuals who are interested in becoming Peer Leaders for the “Living Well Workshop”, also known as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Developed by Stanford University, this program teaches important self-management skills, which help individuals with a chronic condition or health problem live healthier lives. Peer leaders teach the 6 week program in weekly 2 and 1⁄2 hour sessions. If you enjoy helping people, don’t mind speaking in front of small groups, and want to be part of a community-wide “wellness” initiative, please join the training! No experience or healthcare training is required. Click here for more information.
All Hazard Mitigation Plan
A community planning committee, along with the support of county, regional and state agencies and stakeholders, has recently been formed to address natural disasters that may occur in Putnam County and develop strategies to mitigate against losses. In order to identify and plan for future natural disasters, we need assistance from the citizens of Puntam County.

Please complete a brief survey that can be found here. This survey consists of 21 questions and will take less than 15 minutes to complete. The Putnam County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee thanks you for taking the time to participate in this information-gathering process.

NYSERDA Energy Awareness Programs
Learn about the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) energy awareness programs and rebates for property owners and renters, and about job opportunities in the energy efficency field.
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.


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.
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.
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
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.
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