The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

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Recycling News

75 / 25 - The Townwide Goal For Recycling

The Town's recycling program has expanded and it is now possible for you to recycle as much as 75% of your household waste!

Learn about the new program and how it has a direct effect on your property taxes.

Special Joint Town Board and Planning Board Meeting
Please take notice that the Patterson Town board and the Planning Board will hold a special work session on Thursday, April 20th at 7:00 pm at the Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, NY. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss various zoning amends and any other matter that may come before the Board. The public is welcome to attend.

By order of the Town Board
Antoinette Kopeck
Patterson Town Clerk

Putnam County Health Dept. Events
  • Start the Journey to a Smoke-Free Life:This spring, the Putnam County Department of Health will be offering the Freedom from Smoking (FFS) Program, a proven way to quit smoking for good. The FFS program will be held at the Bureau of Emergency Services, 112 Old Route 6 in Carmel, on Mondays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, beginning May 8. Free NRT will be offered to participants while supply lasts. Pre-registration is required, as group size is limited. For more information or to pre-register, contact the Putnam County Department of Health at (845) 808-1390, ext. 43258. Details are available from the Health Dept. website.
  • Other programs are listed on the Health Dept. website.
Veterans Memorial Park Board Openings
Please take notice that the Town of Patterson Town Board is looking for individuals to fill 2 vacancies on the Patterson Veterans Memorial Park Board. Anyone interested may send a letter to the Town Clerk at PO Box 470, Patterson, NY 12563 or email or fax 845-878-6343.

Thank you

Patterson Town Clerk

Putnam County Hazardous Waste Collection
The Putnam County Health Dept. is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection for Putnam County residents on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00am -12:00pm at Fahnestock Park Canopus Beach Parking Lot, Route 301, Kent, NY. Visit the Health Dept. website for more information. Pre-registration is required. Call the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390 ext. 43150 for to register.
2016 CSLAP Annual Report for Putnam Lake
A report on the condition of Putnam Lake can be downloaded here.
Burning Ban
Please take notice per the DEC, residential brush burning in NYS is prohibited from March 15th to May 14th. No burning permits will be issued for that time frame.
NYS Department of Health Free Lead Testing Pilot Program
A $1.5M state program to test for lead in drinking water is now available to New York State residents. The Free Lead Testing Pilot Program (FLTPP) will provide NYS residents who are served by either a private well or public water system with an opportunity to have their residential drinking water tested for free. The FLTPP will continue as long as funds are available. The testing will consist of two samples, a first-draw and a flush sample, per dwelling unit (i.e., house or apartment).

Full details about the FLTPP program are available on the NYS DOH website.

Bond Resolution - Caterpillar Loader
A bond resolution has been adopted on the 8th day of February, 2017 for the purchase of a Caterpillar loader. Full details can be downloaded here.
EMT Positions Available
The Town of Patterson is seeking to hire EMTs. Interested persons should contact the Putnam County Personnel Department.
Fire Protection Contracts

The text of the contracts may be downloaded here:

Patterson #1 Contract
Putnam Lake Contract

Notice of Adoption: Local Law 5 of 2016
Amendment to Chapter 68 of the Patterson Town Code

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that after a public hearing held on December 14, 2016, the Town Board of the Town of Patterson amended Patterson Town Code which amendment will revise Chapter 68 to provide for the suspension of burning permits during times when it may be inappropriate to have open burning.

DATED: December 15, 2016



Park Advisory Board
The Patterson Town Board is looking for an interested individual to serve on the Veterans Memorial Park Advisory Board for a seven year term. Anyone interested please send a letter of interest to the Patterson Town Clerk.

Thank you.

Antoinette Kopeck
Patterson Town Clerk
P.O. BOX 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563
845-878-6500 Ex. 11
Fax 845-878-6343

New York State HEAP Program Opening
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will open the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) on November 14, 2016. HEAP is a federally funded program that issues heating benefits to supplement a household’s annual energy cost. Eligible New York households may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year to help pay for home heating. An emergency HEAP benefit is available for eligible households in danger of running out of fuel or having utility service shut off. Eligibility and benefits are based on income, household size, primary heating source, and household membership. The OTDA HEAP webpage lists information about eligibility and benefit amounts. Questions about the HEAP program should go directly to a household’s local department of social services.
EMS Report
The Town has been evaluating the best means for providing ambulance service to Patterson residents. A copy of the EMS Committee report can be downloaded here.
Bond Resolution for Sanitation Truck
The text of the bond resolution passed September 7 can be downloaded here.
Med Return
Unwanted and expired prescription, over the counter, and other unused medication may be dropped off at Town Hall via the Med Return collection box.
"Think Differently" Initiative
The Think Differently initiative assists individuals with special needs and their families. The resolution calling on the Town, residents, and business owners to adopt the initiative can be downloaded here.
Zika Virus News and Information
Zika virus information is available from the Putnam County Health Department website.
Recycling Changes
NYSEG Outage Alerts
All NYSEG customers can now enroll in an Outage Alert service. Enrolled customers will receive notifications – by their preferred delivery method – if the power is interrupted at their home or business. If you are a customer, you can sign up for this service through the NYSEG websites. For more information, visit the NYSEG website.
Putnam Lake Garbage and Recycling Pickups
Effective March 3, 2016, AAA Carting will pick up household trash on Thursdays and recyclables on Fridays. If you have questions, please call AAA Carting at 845-628-5000.
Hamlet Sewer District Expansion
The Town Board’s order adopting map plan and report and setting a public hearing to establish and extend a sewer district in the hamlet of Patterson can be viewed here.

Notice of Adoption

Veterans Memorial Park Fee
The fee for the use of the Veterans Memorial Park has been increased from $50.00 to $75.00.
Putnam Lake Carp Application
NYS DEC Notice of Complete Application for the stocking of carp in Putnam Lake
Proposed Monopole Telecommunication Tower
A public information meeting will be held Monday, November 16, at 7 PM at the Patterson Recreation Center on Front Street. Members of the community are invited to attend and speak about the project and its impact on the community. The Metro North Railroad is proposing to build a 180' telecommunications tower on railroad property near Rt. 164.

Letter from Legislator Ginny Nacerino, District 4
Letter from IVI Telecom Services
Letter from MTA

HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Putnam County Housing Corporation [PCHC] Carmel, New York in accordance with regulations outlined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and in accordance with New York State Home 8; Community Renewal, Statewide Section 8 Voucher Program, Section 8 Administration Plan, April 1, 2012 will reopen the Section 8 waiting list for all income eligible individuals and families. Annual income limits vary by household size.

Applications will be available to the public on January 5, 2015 at PCHC’s office, 11 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel, NY 10512; online at or by calling 845-225-8493. More information can be found here.

Kidde Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Recall Failure
The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services and the Putnam County Department of Consumer Affairs announces the Safety Recall of the Kidde Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO detectors due to alarm failure.

Residents should check their Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO detectors to determine if they have installed the following models in their home of business. This recall involves the Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm model il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and the Kidde combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014.

More information is available from the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services.

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.

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.

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.
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.
Putnam Lake Park District Contacts or call 845-878-6500x41
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.
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.

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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©2001-2017 The Town of Patterson
Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500