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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.

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The Planning Board will be holding 3 Public Hearings regarding Site Plan Reviews on behalf of:  Action Fire & Safety at 2336 Rt 11 to erect a 40' x 100' pre-engineered steel building for cold storage; Anderson Equipment Company at 36 Stratmill Rd (aka 12 Equipment Rd) to construct a one-story retail building with parking and outdoor storage area; and Les Seidel at 50 Francis St to construct a 2,000 sq foot storage mall with a one-story office building and parking.  Based upon the expiration of the Governor 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/85874269325

Meeting ID: 858 7426 9325

Dial in phone number: 1-929-205-6099

 

 



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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 Tentative Assessment Roll

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

 

 

 

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. 

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 two 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.  We have been given a phased-in timetable as to when it will be appropriate to open up government, businesses and park facilities and all that that entails.

This phasing-in causes us to re-think and restructure the plans for our park pavilions.  The following are changes:

1.     All pavilion rentals at the parks for the months of May and June have been cancelled.  Deposits will be returned.

2.     Pavilion rentals for July and August are on hold as we wait to see where we are in the phasing-in.  If those rentals are allowed to move forward, all social          distancing and mandated precautions in place at that time must be followed.  

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

County Executive Garnar signed an emergency order on Monday, March 23, 2020 closing all public playgrounds, athletic courts, and sporting fields.  Valley Park, Veterans River Park, and Grange Hall Park are all closed except for the walking paths..   

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



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