Village of Kinderhook NEWS




All Village offices will be closed on Monday, February 18th
in observance of Presidents' Day.

There will be NO CHANGE in the garbage & recycling date this week due to the holiday and pickup will remain on Thursday, February 21st.

Thank you and enjoy your day!


February 21, 2019 HPC Agenda


The Village of Kinderhook’s Building Inspector
WILL NOT be in the office Monday, February 18th through Friday, February 22nd and will return on February 25th.

Please try to conduct business with him before these dates.
If you need assistance, please call 518-758-8778 ext. 302
and leave a message.


After the snow storm on January 20th, once again there have been some complaints from residents residing along Broad Street. The issue again was that the New York State Department of Transportation snow plows were plowing the snow onto sidewalks after the residents had already cleared them as required by Village Law. To help with this problem the Village has asked the NYSDOT, and they have agreed, to reduce the speed of their plows when plowing back the parking lanes and shoulders adjacent to the sidewalks throughout the Village.

In addition the Village Board is considering extending the time that sidewalks have to be cleared after a snowfall from 24 hours to 36 hours. This additional time would give residents more time to clear the sidewalks after plows have done the major plowing and clearing of the roads, parking lanes and shoulders. This would require a change to Village Law. The Village has been lenient in enforcing the 24 hour time for clearing sidewalks when dealing with major snow and ice storms and will continue to do so.


In the meantime, the Village thanks all residents and businesses who clear their sidewalks. Your commitment and effort to abide by the Village Law makes for a safer path for all pedestrians.


A Winter reminder from our Department of Public Works

Please make sure your mailbox and/or paperbox are securely attached to their posts.


If you are placing your Christmas tree outside for pickup, do not place it curbside until AFTER the snow has been cleared from the roads and sidewalks. To allow better snow removal, try to keep cars off of the streets during and after snow events.


Also, please remember our sidewalk snow removal policy:
All properties adjoining a sidewalk are required by Village Law to remove snow and ice 24 hours after snow has ended. If the snow and/or ice is not removed, the Village may remove it charging the property owner the cost for removal, plus a $15.00 processing fee. Clearing of sidewalks is $.50 per foot with a minimum of $30.00 and a maximum of $85.00 per property. Salting and/or sanding of sidewalks is $.20 per foot with a $30.00 minimum and a $60.00 maximum per property.
Please make every effort to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice.

Thank you for your cooperation!



Did you know? A $250.00 fine may be imposed to anyone not cleaning up after their dog.

You Can Help Us Keep Our Village Beautiful!

Please be responsible with your dogs and clean up after your PET throughout the village.


Keep the village’s public and private landscaped spaces alive and beautiful by curbing your dog!


We are requesting that dog owners steer their pets away from the garden beds and the newly planted trees and shrubs.

Mutt Mitts are available in boxes located in front of the Village parking lot and the James Vanderpoel House for your convenience.


Concerns should be addressed to the Dog Control officer at 275-9983.

Thank you!


As a result of our ongoing audit of garbage placed at curbside for pickup, we wanted to remind  residents that all bags of garbage must have a sticker in order for pick up and they must not weigh more than 35 pounds. Stickers can be purchased at the Village Hall or at Kinderhook Stewart’s.