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TOWN OF KIRKWOOD
70 CRESCENT DRIVE
KIRKWOOD, NY  13795
TEL (607) 775-1370

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The Town of Kirkwood is located in the central part of Broome County, west of the towns of Colesville and Windsor, south of the Town of Fenton and east of the towns of Conklin and Dickinson and the City of Binghamton. The town's population dropped by about 445 people during the 1990s, according to the U.S. Census. Latest figures put the population at 5,651. A regular town meeting is held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

Community Events Calendar

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Town of Kirkwood will hold a public hearing on August 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Joseph A. Griffin Town Hall, 70 Crescent Drive, Kirkwood, New York on the application of Empire Standard, LLC regarding property located at 29 Industrial Park Drive in the Town of Kirkwood, also known as Tax Map No 162.01-1-8, and located in an Industrial Development District.  The application is for site plan review to:

Operate a manufacturing facility including the blending of

raw material, bottling, packaging, and palletizing. Blending and bottling will occur in the containerized clean room unit. They will not being doing any extraction of handling hemp plant material. 

Based upon the anticipated expiration of the Governor of the State of New York’s executive order allowing public meetings to be held remotely, members of the public may attend in person or observe/listen remotely using the information below:

Meeting Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89678612751

Meeting ID:  896 7861 2751

Dial in phone number:  1-929-205-6099

If an executive order authorizing public hearings to be held entirely by remote conferencing is issued or extended through the date of this public hearing, then in-person attendance will be prohibited.

Communications in writing in relation thereto may be filed with the Planning Board prior to the public hearing. Persons with disabilities who require assistance should contact the Planning Board Office at (607) 775-4313 to request such assistance.

 

The Kirkwood Historical Society will be having a Chicken BBQ & Annual Fair Pie Sale on Saturday, August 22nd from 11:00 AM til it's gone.  The event will take place at the Kirkwood Historical Society Schoolhouse Museum located at 303 Main Street (turn into the entrace of River Park.)

Take-out only and pre-orders are recommended by calling 775-1130.

Chicken Dinner is $12.00 and 1/2 chicken only is $8.00.  Dinners include 1/2 chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, roll and butter.

Pies are sold by the slice for $3.00 or whole pies are $15.00, while supplies last.

Come early to get a slice of your favorite pie!



Community News

Certificate of Highway Closure from State of New York County of Broome Government Offices:

Colesville Road, a County owned road located in the Town of Kirkwood shall be closed to all traffic on July 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM and will reopen to traffic on November 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM.  The closure location will be limited to the intersection of Colesville Road and Stratmill Road to the intersection of Colesville Road and North Road with access provided for local traffic only.  The road will be closed for the purpose of Replacement of the Colesville Road Bridge (BIN 3360400) over Duell Creek. 

All thru traffic will need to seek alternate routes while the road is closed.  A detour utilizing local roads will be in place.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Patrick Hogan, Engineer II at 607-778-2909, or emailing him at patrick.hogan@broomecounty.us  

From August through October 2020, census takers will visit households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. They can help you complete your form and make sure you are counted.

Census takers will carry an ID card with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. They are required by law to keep your information confidential, and they will never ask for your Social Security number or financial information.

For more information visit:

2020CENSUS.GOV/CENSUS-TAKERS

 

The Kirkwood Town Court has cancelled all Court appearances until further notice. 

The Town Court is open for payments and small claims filings only at this time. 

Please check back for updates.  

Click the link below for the 2020 Final Assessment Roll

http://www.gobroomecounty.com/sites/default/files/dept/realprop/taxrolls/KirkwoodFinalRolls.pdf

 

 

 

 

In an effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our residents and employees, Broome County Real Property will no longer offer off-site collection for school or property tax payments in any of the towns. Off-site tax collection offices will be centralized at the Oakdale Mall, former Sears building and the Broome County Office, Edwin L. Crawford Building. Both locations will have a drop-box available for payments as well. The former Sears location will open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm for collection of current taxes only, September and October for school tax payments and January through March for property tax payments, for the districts and towns that Broome County Real Property collects taxes for.

The Broome County Office location will continue to collect both current and delinquent taxes year-round. 

These changes take effect September 1, 2020 and will apply to the following school districts: Binghamton City School and Sunrise Terrace, Chenango Forks, Chenango Valley, Deposit Central School, Harpursville, Johnson City, Maine-Endwell, Susquehanna Valley, Union-Endicott and Whitney Point School Districts. In January, the following towns: Binghamton, Chenango, Conklin, Dickinson, Fenton, Kirkwood, Nanticoke, Union, Windsor and the City of Binghamton.

 

The Town Hall is now open to the public.  You may utilize the black drop box located at the front door for dog license renewals and water/sewer payments if you prefer not to come into the building.  No cash - check or money order only.  If you need further assistance, call 775-1966 and leave a message.  

If you need help getting your prescriptions from the pharmacy, need help getting groceries or need help getting to doctor's appointments, you can call 211 and they will put you in contact with someone that can help.  Any questions please contact Gordi Kniffen, Town Supervisor, at 760-1849. 

Due to the Kirkwood Highway Garage Drainage Project getting underway, the brush and metal drop off areas will be temporarily closing until further notice starting July 22, 2020.  Thank you.   

The Town of Kirkwood will not be giving out free Ross Park Zoo passes this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We are sorry for any inconvenience.   

The Town Board announced the opening of all of our departments except the Kirkwood Town Court as of May 20, 2020.  The Highway Department and the Water/Sewer Departments opened on Monday, May 18, 2020.

The Kirkwood Town Court is now open for payments and small claims filings only.    

All our employees will be required to wear face masks when they are in the presence of other people while in the work place.  Employees will be provided  masks if they do not have one and santizer will be available for employees to use.  We will also provide wipes, which are on order.

Visitors to the Town Hall will enter through the front door as usual.  However, they will not be allowed in other parts of the Town Hall.  There will be a chain across the hallway leading into the rest of the building.

We have installed a plexiglas protector at the Town Clerk's counter so she will have limited contact with outside visitors.  She will be able to do business as usual with outside visitors.

If any visitor wishes to speak to or has a scheduled meeting with the Assessor, the Board Secretary, the Supervisor, a Board members, or the finance department, the Town Clerk will contact the above departments for confirmation.

The Code Department employees are back to their normal hours, Monday through Friday 7 am to 3:30 pm.  A plexiglas protector has been installed at the counter.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID 19, wherein public involvement is curtailed and consequently spending is impeded which results in loss of sales tax revenue, the Town of Kirkwood has put a spending freeze in place for all departments.  If there is an approved expenditure outside of the normal, which has Town Board approval, the Town Supervisor must be contacted first before proceeding.  If there are purchases or other spending that are not in the current budget, the Town Supervisor must be contacted first before any spending is done.   

The Town of Kirkwood will be abiding by the directives given to us by NYS and the Governor's office relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Town of Kirkwood will issue Park Pavilion Permits on the basis of no more than 50 people attending each event. All social distancing and other mandated precautions in place must be followed.

1.     The Town of Kirkwood expects the Permit Holder to enforce the Covid-19 Guidelines, Rules, and Regulations as outlined by New York State and Broome County.

2.     The Town of Kirkwood will not be responsible to enforce the Guidelines, Rules, and Regulations; however if the numbers were to exceed the 50 persons limit Town Representatives maintain the right to revoke permits.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but the decision was made in the interest of public health.

The Kirkwood Town Fair scheduled for August 6, 7, & 8, 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Town of Kirkwood will be holding Electronic Drop Off Days at the Kirkwood DPW Garage on September 8, 2020 - September 10, 2020.  This is for Kirkwood residents only.  Residents must have a valid ID showing your Kirkwood address. 

Items accepted are TV's, CD players, computers, fax machines, radios, stereo equipment, printers, and mobile phones.

Items not accepted are small household items such as toasters, mixers, blenders, etc. 

Any questions on what will be accepted please call the Highway Garage at 607-775-1919.



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