The Village of Delhi Clerk's Office will be closed Monday, February 19th for President's Day.

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Pistol Permit Training Class

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Check out some recent photos from the Village of Delhi Police Department’s Pistol Permit class held on February 18th-19th at the James H. Small Training Center.

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Snow & Ice Removal

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The Village of Delhi Clerk’s Office wants to remind Village residents of the following about Snow & Ice Removal:

  • Village Code 37-14 states that the owner/occupant jointly whose
    premises adjoins public sidewalks must keep the sidewalk free of
    snow or ice for the full width of such sidewalk. Removal is required
    within 24 hours after a snowfall.
  • Village Code 37-15 states that sidewalks in front of commercial
    establishments and commercial parking lots should be kept free of
    snow and ice at all times between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.

Maintenance Monday!

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flouride analyzer

Introducing our new Fluoride analyzer, designed to facilitate the monitoring and implementation of fluoride usage within our operations.

Water / Sewer Customer B Route Notice

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Water / Sewer Customer
B Route
Dear Village Resident,

Village of Delhi has discovered we had a software glitch with our new enhanced water/sewer software with the billing we mailed out last week for B Route.

You will find the corrected postcard billing for your water/sewer account—the previous billing was issued for 1 month instead of the previous 3 months as it should have been.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk’s office, #607-746-2258 option 1 and speak to Kim or Pam for further clarification.
 

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.
 

Sincerely,

Jeffrey A. Gearhart
Mayor

Maintenance Monday!

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The Village of Delhi has recently acquired a new John Deere X758 Tractor equipped with a sweeper, snowblower, and salt spreader. This valuable addition to our fleet is dedicated to winter street and sidewalk maintenance, focusing on tasks such as snow removal and deicing. The acquisition was made possible through funding from the CHIPS program. The Village of Delhi will receive full reimbursement for the tractor and its accompanying implements.

Snow Removal Reminder

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Village of Delhi residents are required to clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowfall. In the event that sidewalks remain uncleared after the specified time frame, the village reserves the right to hire a professional service to clear the sidewalks. Please be aware that any costs incurred in this process will be the responsibility of the property owner.

Maintenance Monday!

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Pumps

The Village recently had the pumps on Prospect realigned. It will help them to last longer and function better!

Climate Smart Communities Task Force

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The Village of Delhi has recently formed a Climate Smart Task Force, as part of New York State’s Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program. The purpose of the task force is to plan and implement actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve community resilience to the worsening impacts of climate change.

The kickoff meeting was held at Delhi Village Hall on Friday, October 20th. In attendance were Kristina Zill (Climate Coordinator) and Sofia Pappas (Southern Tier 8 Regional Board Representative) among other Village elected officials and community members. 

One of the main goals of the task force is to achieve bronze level certification by accumulating points based on the CSC action list. During the meeting the action list was reviewed, and the members identified plans that were already formed in the Village to complete the Climate Adaptation Plan, like the Flood Mitigation Plan, and which plans still needed to be revised or worked on. Kristina Zill addressed items on the action list that were also part of NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities (CEC) initiatives that are called crosswalk action items, which the task force will likely focus on. Ideas for future projects were discussed, like brownfield site reclamation for solar arrays, installing electric vehicle charging stations, and solar panels on covered parking lots. The group also discussed community education ideas like an EV showcase and more repair cafes.

The task force is scheduled to meet once a month, with their next meeting on the calendar for Friday, November 17th.

ADA Compliant Crosswalks Update 11/2/2023

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Following our meeting with NYSDOT earlier today, I am pleased to announce that the railings currently positioned along Main Street in our village will be removed, and the trip hazards will be effectively addressed by sloping the sidewalk to ensure compliance with ADA standards. It is my hope that these actions will successfully alleviate the challenges we have encountered with the state's ongoing ADA-compliant projects. I thank everyone for their patience and understanding as my fellow trustees and I diligently work to resolve these issues.

Jeff Gearhart
Delhi Mayor

A Message from Mayor Gearhart: ADA Compliant Crosswalks Update

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I've been actively addressing concerns about the State DOT's ADA Compliant crosswalks this summer. I've communicated our objections to the department from the beginning, and now, I've reached out to various representatives and officials. Andrew Stiles, Region 9 Director of the DOT, has contacted me, and we'll be meeting on November 2nd to discuss how to resolve the issue. I'm open to your feedback and suggestions regarding the ADA efforts in the meantime.

Halloween

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The Village of Delhi will celebrate Halloween on Tuesday, October 31st, from 4 pm - 9 pm.

Stories from the Village Historian: Village & Town

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Village and Town...As The Story Is Told

"Delaware County was created by an Act of the Legislature of New York State,, March 10, 1797 from the counties of Ulster and Otsego. The Act stipulated that a "Gaol and Courthouse be erected within a distance of two miles of the confluence of the Little Delaware River and the West Branch of the Delaware River."  The County was organized May 30, 1797 at the house of Gideon Frisbee in what was then the the Town of Kortright. (This house still stands as the most prominent aspect of the Delaware County Historical Association.) Participating In the organizational meeting of the new county were representatives of the towns of Colchester, Franklin, Middletown, Stamford, and Walton.

The building of the County Courthouse on what is now known as Courthouse Square was begun on land given, in 1798.

There was no Village of Delhi when the construction of the county’s courthouse and jail was authorized, but it was inevitable that a village would grow up around them.  The 1800 census shows that eight families had formed the nucleus of that village situated in the Town of Delhi.  The Village was incorporated by an Act of Legislature, March 16, 1821 and bears the name of the Town from which it was born.”

Adapted from the writings of Fletcher Davidson

The above somewhat stylized description of the birth of the Village of Delhi defines the beginnings of the village that the local residents know and love.  Many current villagers are 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th generations of Delhi residents, whereas others are relative “newcomers” whose families have been her “only” 40 or 50 years.   Whatever our ancestral circumstances, all of us love our Village of Delhi … located on the West Branch of the Delaware River … in the foothills of the Beautiful Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York.

Due to the majestic presence of the Catskill Mountains, the intriguing presence of babbling brooks that flow through the mystical valleys created by these mountains and the delightful presence of flora and fauna indigenous to the topography of this rural area, Delaware County exudes a sense of peaceful and tranquil beauty unsurpassed by other areas of our country.  So lovely is the magnificence of this area, an early postcard producer developed a series of postcards photographically depicting the local area as “Delhi – The Garden Spot of the Catskills.”

 At one time, Delaware County was the largest producer of dairy products of any county in the United States.  Following the country byways in the county that follow the creek and stream paths that feed the West Branch up the Delaware River, a traveler will see the remains of the magnificent farms and pastures that fueled the dairy industry.  In each small village and hamlet the traveler encounters along the journey, remnants of the plants and factories that supported the dairy industry are evident.  In 1955 there were 2,306 dairy farms in Delaware County.  By 1985 that number had dropped to 503.  In 1991, only 321 remained.  Today, the number is well less than 100.  At one time there were no less than 14 dairies receiving and processing plants in Delaware County.  Today there are two.  Although many of the farms and processing facilities are long gone, the verdant valleys and pastures that fueled this industry still exist and provide a visual experience that pleases the senses.

The current Village of Delhi visualizes the area as a tourist destination for those who are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the more congested areas of the Eastern Seaboard.  More and more,  Delhi does offers private tourist accommodations in the way of numerous Airbnbs and "farm stays, with many folks from the New York City area seeing Delhi and Delaware County as the ideal location for a second home.  Some of the newcomers only visit during the vacation season while others migrate to the Delhi area on a weekly basis. Some visit and come to stay, purchasing second or permanent year-round homes. Likewise, the advent of modern day telecommunications technology makes Delhi an ideal getaway location for those who are employed in a position amenable to telecommuting.

Legal Notice-Flushing Hydrants

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LEGAL NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Delhi will be flushing hydrants in the Village every Wednesday in October.

Kimberly Cairns, Clerk
Village of Delhi

Town of Delhi Public Service Announcement-Dog Licensing

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The Town of Delhi Clerk’s office would like to remind residents of the Town and Village of Delhi that Article 7 of the New York State Agriculture and Market Law requires that all dogs older than 4 months be licensed. Licensing ensures that all dogs have been properly vaccinated against rabies for the protection of both you and your neighbors. If your dog is spayed/ neutered the fee is $6.00 per year.  If the dog is not spayed/neutered the fee is $15.00 per year.

If your dog is unlicensed and/or is caught running at large the dog is subject to seizure and you are subject to a court appearance and a fine, as well as redemption fees from the shelter.  Failure to license your dog may subject you to an appearance ticket to the town court and a fine.

Please remember the Village of Delhi has the following local law: Local Law 2-2004 §106-2 – Restrictions which states all dogs shall be restrained upon a leash while off the owner’s property...

Contact the Delhi Town Clerk at 607-746-2172 or 607-746-3737 to get further information on licensing your dog.  You will need a current rabies certificate and proof of spayed/neuter from your vet if applicable. Please note that the office is open Monday through Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm.

The Dog Control Officer for the Town of Delhi serves on an 'on-call' basis. For dog control related issues within the Town of Delhi, please call the Dog Control Officer at (607) 242-5627.  
 

Have You Seen These Signs?

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Drive 25 Delhi Loves Our Kids sign

The “Please Drive 25, Delhi Loves Our Kids" initiative, led by Matt Dreyfus, has swiftly gained momentum in our community. With the initial batch of signs already distributed across the village, the project has made a significant impact in promoting child safety on our roads by encouraging drivers to voluntarily drive 25 mph. Due to the overwhelming response and growing demand for these signs, Matt has taken the proactive step of ordering more, ensuring that our streets remain safe for our children. Matt welcomes any donations from the community to help offset the costs associated with producing and distributing these signs. 

For more information, contact the Village (607) 746-2258.