The official site for the Town of Patterson

Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563

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Notice of Public Hearing
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Town of Patterson Planning Board of a public hearing to be held on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, at the Patterson Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, Putnam County, New York to consider an application entitled 859 Fair Street Realty Site Plan Application in order to legalize the existing 48’ by 53’ addition to the principal structure. The property is located at 859 Fair Street (I Zoning District), Patterson, New York. All interested parties and citizens will be given an opportunity to be heard in respect to such application.

By Order of the Planning Board
Thomas E. McNulty, Chairman

Board Vacancies
The Patterson Town Board is seeking interested individuals to fill vacancies on the following boards: Planning Board (1), Zoning Board of appeals (1), Board of Assessment Review (1), Veterans Memorial Park Advisory Board (2), Putnam Lake Park District Advisory Board (1). Letters of interest should be mailed to the Town Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 470, Patterson, NY 12563 or faxed 845-878-6343 or emailed to no later than December 1, 2014.

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

Notice of Public Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that there has been introduced before the Town Board of the Town of Patterson, New York, on October 22, 2014 an amendment to Patterson Town Code Chapter 53, entitled "Bamboo", which amendment will add Chapter 53 to the Patterson Town Code for, among other things, the regulating of the growing of certain types of bamboo;

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to Section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Town Board of the Town of Patterson, New York will hold a public hearing on the aforesaid Amendment at the Town Offices, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York, on November 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the evening of that day, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, at which time all persons interested therein shall have the opportunity to be heard. 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.

Dated: October 22, 2014


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.

2015 Adopted Budget
2015 budget documents are available on the Town Board page.
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.

Putnam County Health Dept. Events
  • The Putnam County Department of Health is offering seasonal flu vaccine to residents of Putnam County 18 years of age and older. More information, including the schedule, fees, and consent forms, can be found on the Health Dept. website.
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.
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.
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.
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

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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Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500