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.

Cornwall Hill Rd. Railroad Crossing
Metro North will be closing the Cornwall Hill railroad crossing for repairs, Friday, 10/20 – 11pm until Monday, 10/23 – 4:30pm. Detour signs will be posted.
Notice of Public Hearing



LEASE TAKE NOTICE that by Resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Patterson, New York adopted at a meeting of said Board on September 13, 2017, a public hearing will be held by the Town Board of the Town of Patterson, New York at Town Hall, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York, on September 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. o’clock, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, to consider the application of Joseph Capasso, submitted pursuant to Chapter 51 of the Town Code, for a public assembly permit to host a “Pumpkins, Wine & Cheese Festival”, at the premises located at 683 Route 311, Patterson, New York 12563 on Saturday, October 7, 2017 and Sunday, October 8, 2017.

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

A full and complete copy of the aforesaid application is on file with the Town Clerk and available for review.

he 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: September 18, 2017


Tentative Town Budget
The 2018 tentative budget can be downloaded here.
Putnam Lake Bulk Pickup
Hunting Licenses
2017-2018 Hunting licenses will be going on sale August 1st at the Town Clerk's office.
Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Town of Patterson Planning Board of a public hearing to be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 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 "Clancy Properties, LLC Site Plan Application" for the construction of 50,000 square foot office and warehouse building. There currently exists a 68,700 square foot office and warehouse building on the 31.73± acre parcel, which will remain. The existing driveway, which enters onto NYS Route 22, will be shared by both the proposed and existing buildings. The property is located at 2963 Route 22 (C-1 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

Standard Work Day Resolution
The Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution for elected and appointed officials may be downloaded here.
Advertisement for Bids
Town of Patterson
Town Hall
PO. 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 the construction of a CARP GATE AT THE PUTNAM LAKE DAM for the Town of Patterson. Bids will be received by the Town Clerk of the Town of Patterson at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town Hall, PO. Box 470, 1142 Route 311, Patterson, New York 12563 until 10:00 am run. local prevailing time on August 8, 2017 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, PO. 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 103(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.



Stormwater Management Report



PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the Town of Patterson has prepared an MS4 Annual Report for the period ending on March 9, 2016. 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 31, 2017.


Advertising Newspapers
Advertising packets are being delivered weekly to many Patterson homes. They are typically wrapped in blue plastic bags and left in your driveway. These packets are becoming roadside litter in many cases. If you are receiving these packets and no longer wish to receive them, please call the delivery service at 973-445-0964 or email and request that your address be removed from the delivery schedule. Also remember that the printed material can be bundled with the rest of your fibrous materials and included for your weekly recycling pickup. The plastic bag is also recyclable and can be taken to a local plastic bag dropoff facility. Recycling information is available here.
Putnam County Health Dept. Events
  • Other programs are listed on the Health Dept. website.
2016 CSLAP Annual Report for Putnam Lake
A report on the condition of Putnam Lake can be downloaded here.
Fire Protection Contracts

The text of the contracts may be downloaded here:

Patterson #1 Contract
Putnam Lake Contract

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.
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.
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 Carp Application
NYS DEC Notice of Complete Application for the stocking of carp in Putnam Lake
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