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  Fall Bulk Waste Drop off dates have been set, see NEWS section for details..........The Fall edition of the Galway Reader Newsletter is available in the Newsletter section of the webpage..... The Galway Youth Commission Basketball Program starts November 4th see news section for details

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   TOWN OF GALWAY

              NEW YORK 

 

 

WELCOME!  Galway is a town located in Saratoga County, New York.  As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 3,545. The town contains a village also named Galway. Both the town and village are located in the western part of the county. Galway is a rural community with a mixture of small business, farming, and residential homes. The town is home to both year round and seasonal residents. It was originally named New Galloway after Galloway in Scotland. When the town was incorporated, however, it was incorrectly recorded as Galway. Although the spelling is the same as Galway, Ireland, it is not pronounced the same.

 




News:
Youth Basketball Sign Ups
October 24, 2017
The Galway Youth Commission Basketball Program will be held for boys and girls in the Galway School District in 1st thru 6th grades starting Saturday November 4, 2017.  The program, which is free of charge, will be held at the Galway School on Saturdays through December 16th.  Registration forms are available at the Galway Elementary School, Galway Town Hall and Galway Public Library.  For further information please contact program coordinator Dan Anderson at 518-605-8127 or Colineva3220@hotmail.com
Proposed 2018 Town Budget
October 24, 2017

The proposed 2018 Town of Galway Budget does propose increases in taxes.  The Town Board has worked hard to pare down the spending plan while attempting to maintain essential services such as fire protection, emergency medicial services and safe roads.  Overall, the tax rate for general services, highway snow removal, replacement of highway equipment, fire protection and emergency medical services will be $3.10 per thousand of assessed value which is up $.50 per thousand from 2017.  Looking back over the last seven years taxes in Galway have risen on average 2% per year or less. 

 

Highlights for 2018 - No part time elected officials will get raises.  Our contract with highway workers calls for 1.5% in wages.  The town has to obsorb cost increases for items such as health insurance as well as NYS Retirement contributions well above 2%.  We have allocated funding to continue to upgrade and improve much needed highway equipment.  We have maintained funding for highway maintenance and repaving at $627,213 for 2018.  Our projected costs for snow removal and winter time road maintenance (plowing, salt, sand, personnel costs) is $616,597.  The fire protection contract for the Galway Fire Department is $259,900 for 2018.  We will contribute $80,000 to the Galway EMS corps for the provision advanced life support response.    

 

We expect to receive $1.2M in sales tax from the county.  This represents no significant increase.  Most other revenue streams for the town are projected to remain flat. 

 

To summarize, a home with an assessed value of $200,000 will pay a combined tax of $620 in town, highway and fire protection in 2018 vs. $520 which had been paid in 2017.  For those residents outside of the Galway Fire Company protection area the combined town and highway tax will be $390 vs. $312 paid in 2018 (Note - the Harmony Corners Fire Department tax is prepared by the Commissioners of that department and are not under the control of the Town Board). Tax amounts listed above do not contain the county tax portion. 

 

There will be a public hearing on the budget November 14th at 6:45 p.m.  The Town Board believes the spending plan for 2018 is fair and balanced.  It continues to maintain essential services at appropriate levels.   

Fall Bulk Waste Drop Off
September 12, 2017

The Town of Galway will conduct a fall bulk waste drop off at the Galway Highway Garage on the following dates; October 24 thru 27 and October 31 thru November 3.  The drop off hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days.  The highway garage is located at 5910 Sacandaga Road (NYS Rte 147).

The following items will NOT be accepted: No Electronics, No Hazardous Materials such as paints, paint thinner, petroleum products (gas/oil), No household garbage, no propane tanks, no tires - metals will be accepted as well as refrigerators and freezers but they must be drained of refrigerants. 

For more information call Highway Superintendent Dave Costanzo 518-265-0426