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Jul 11,2018



13 Downtown Revitalization Projects Create Housing and Employment Opportunities, and Improve Streetscapes

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced 13 transformational projects for Hudson as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. The strategic investments in downtown Hudson will create additional employment and housing opportunities, as well as improve safety and aesthetics for streetscapes throughout the city. The investments are part of the Governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Capital Region.

Hudson Mayor Rick Rector said, "The City of Hudson is proud and grateful to benefit from these important investments, which will create opportunities and foster further smart growth for our community. Thanks to Governor Cuomo's Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the City of Hudson is even better positioned for a bright future and we look forward to seeing these projects come to life."

Click the Keep Reading button for the full list of projects.
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Jul 05,2018

City of Hudson Auction is Open Until July 19, 2018

The City of Hudson is auctioning several vehicles and pieces of equipment. The auction will remain open until July 19, 2018.

If you are interested, please visit:
Auctions International

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Jul 03,2018 Oakdale

Oakdale Open for 4th of July

Looking for a way to beat the heat here in Hudson?

On Wednesday, July 4th, Oakdale Lake will be open from 12-6 PM, with Lifegaurds on duty. 

Remember Oakdale is one of the cleanest swimming areas in the County! See this article from Gossips of Rivertown:

Have a safe and relaxing Fourth of July everyone. 

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Jun 28,2018 boot

Booting Resumes for Unpaid Tickets

Citizens should be made aware that enforcement of Local Law No. 3 of 2011, regarding the booting of vehicles will resume immediately.  Booting had been temporarily suspended while the City reviewed policies regarding booting.

Any motor vehicle which has three or more tickets outstanding in excess of 45 days may have a boot installed upon it. In addition to the outstanding tickets, the car owner shall pay a boot removal fee of $110 dollars plus tax.

If your vehicle is booted, you have 24 hours to pay all fines to the ticket clerk at the parking bureau.  The tow company that installed the boot will return after 24 hours to tow the vehicle and you will be subject to additional towing and storage charges.

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Jun 28,2018

City of Hudson Revaluation Project Rolls On

The City of Hudson continues its Revaluation Project through 2018, in an effort to create fair and equitable property assessments for the 2019 Tax Roll.

At this point in time, about half of the City’s Residential Properties have had their exterior inspected. The GAR Appraisal Company has started to collect inventory on Commercial and Industrial Properties.

GAR and the City Assessor will continue to communicate with Hudson tax payers with data mailers to confirm accurate inventory. This portion of the project will continue through the end of September.


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Jun 21,2018

Water Main Repairs Continue

As DPW identified and quickly fixed the water main break issue that occurred on June 20th, they also discovered another potentially compromised capped main. 

After further investigation, DPW has decided to replace this cap, as a preventative measure for our infrastructure integrity.

  • The City of Hudson Water Department will conduct a controlled shut-down of lower Columbia to replace the cap piece, affecting residents on Columbia Street between Front Street and Second Street. 
  • Citizens residing in the area, Schulyer Court, and Providence Hall have been advised via flyers and other means. 
  • Please continue to limit vehicular traffic in the area as posted. 
Check back for updates as they beome available. Thank you for your continued patience.
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Jun 20,2018

Water Main Break June 20, 2018

Update: The broken main is now capped and water service is restored to areas surrounding lower Columbia Street.

Please do not drive or park on lower Columbia Street on Thursday, June 21st as the street will need to be repaired. Thanks for your patience and cooperation in adavance.

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Jun 19,2018 Bryant

New Commissioner of Youth: Mark Bryant

Mayor Rick Rector is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Bryant as the new Commission of Youth for the City of Hudson. Mr. Bryant's term will be in effect immediately. Congratulations to Mark, the Department of Youth and the City of Hudson.
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May 31,2018

K.I.S.S.  Keeping Identities of Seniors Safe

DATE:  06/11/2018 - 06/29/2018
TIME: Monday - Friday  8:30AM - 5:00PM
Location: Hudson City Hall
                 520 Warren St
                 Hudson, NY 12534

The Columbia County KISS Program is once again available to seniors in every town in Columbia County.  The KISS Program, founded by Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner, stands for Keeping the Identities of Seniors Safe.  It was designed to protect the identities of our seniors while assisting them in the shredding of their sensitive materials.  Seniors are encouraged to contact their local Town Hall for hours of operation and more information on the program. Justin Weaver, Columbia County Clerk’s Records Services Manager, is overseeing the program and can also be contacted with any questions at 518-822-0143.

To view Item Retention Guidelines and Disposal click here.

May 25,2018

Suspension of Weekend Alternate Side Parking

Acting Commissioner of Police L. Edward Moore has issued a Commissioner's Order on Suspension of Weekend Alternate Side Parking.

See the full Commissioner's Order here.

May 16,2018

Establishing the Standard Work Day and Reporting to the NY State and Local Retirement System

The New York State Retirement System requires that all elected and appointed officials, who are members of the retirement system and are not in a time & attendance system; maintain records of activities for three consecutive months within 150 days of the start of a new term or appointment.

See the full resolution here.

May 16,2018

Finance Committee Awards 2018

Planning a Public Event in the City of Hudson this year? Would you like to apply for financial assistance from the City for your event for 2018?
Each year, the City is allotted a small discretionary budget ($20,000) from which the City can distribute monies to qualified applicants. This year, we are posting an application period so all may be made aware & may apply.
The City of Hudson grants financial assistance to events that have an impact on the economic & social fabric of Our City. So, no matter how small or large, if your event has a positive effect on the whole City of Hudson, we encourage you to apply!
Apply Today!

See the full announcement and information here.
Applications are due June 15, 2018

May 11,2018 2-25-90_Charlies_7_thumb

City of Hudson Mourns the Passing of Firefighter Mark Graziano

The City of Hudson Department of Fire regretfully announces death of Firefighter Mark A. Graziano, 47 years old, of J.W. Hoysradt Hose Co. #8 on May 9th, 2018.

Flags at the national Fallen Firefighters Memorial have been at half staff to honor Mark Graziano.

A funeral procession will be held in Hudson on Monday, May 14 2018.

See the full information about services, visitation, and procession via the link for the full news release.

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May 08,2018

Hudson is a Summer Festival: Programming for Area Youth

Summer approaches in Hudson! As many families are planning summer events, one of the most helpful resources for available programming for area youth is the Hudson is a Summer Festival booklet. 

Please check the link here for a the full listing of programs available. 

Contact Dan Udell at

Mar 27,2018

Revaluation and Property Assessment Project


The City of Hudson has adopted a resolution to revalue all properties within the City in an effort to create fair and equitable property assessments for the 2019 tax roll.

The goal of this project is to create fair and equitable property assessments at 100% of full market value. 

The intent of the City is to work with the community in achieving this goal.

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Mar 08,2018


NOTICE: Snow Removal for March 8-9th 2018
Attention Hudson Residents: DPW will begin snow removal tonight, March 8th at 11:30 PM.

Please continue to follow normal Alternate-Side Parking Rules. Signs will be posted for any exemptions. 

DO NOT PARK ON EITHER SIDE of the following streets:

  1. Warren Street
  2. Worth Avenue
  3. 8th Street/ Park Place
  4. City Hall Place
  5. Mckinstry Place
  6. Union Street -- 400 & 500 block
  7. Robinson Street 
Failure to comply may result in ticketing or towing.

Feb 20,2018

LPC Requests Project Feedback for DRI Strategy

The Local Planning Commission [LPC] for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative [DRI] request additional feedback and input about the projects submitted for funding. The LPC will use this feedback to inform their investment strategy for the $10M Downtown Revitalization Initiative. 

As not everyone is able to attend every meeting, please use the following links to help you gather some knowledge about the process and about the projects themselves. Please send along your feedback.

1. Information about DRI is available on the web site
2. Check out all the projects
3. Send feeback: 

Reminder: The next (and final) Local Planning Committee is scheduled for March 1, 2018 at JLE at 6pm. 
Thank you!

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Jan 22,2018

General Protocol for Snow Removal and Emergencies

We've received a lot of inquiries about rules and regulations for what to do when it snows. So we pulled together a quick reference guide for Hudson's regulations on shoveling sidewalks and snow removal.

So far this year-- we haven't had a major snow event, however--
in the event of a SNOW EMERGENCY-- communications will be posted here on the city website as well as through local media channels.

Check the full post for more information and quick link to Hudson's Code on Snow and Ice Removal. 
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Dec 27,2017

Prepayment of 2018 Property Taxes

From the office of Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton
Hudson, NY - December 27, 2017
In response to the Executive Order issued by Governor Cuomo on December 22nd, The City of Hudson has issued a new tax warrant dated December 28, 2017, for 2018 property taxes. While timing is extremely short and we have not worked out all of the logistics, we will begin accepting online payments on Friday, December 29th.

Anyone wishing to prepay 2018 city/county property taxes can do so online at

If you would like in-person assistance, the City Treasurer's Office will be open from 8:30am to 5:00pm on Friday the 29th to assist you in paying your tax bill online.  Please direct any questions to the City Treasurer's Office at (518) 828-0212.

The City understands the potential negative financial impacts to property owners of the tax reform bill signed into effect by President Trump last Friday, and we are making every effort to provide relief in the form of 2018 property tax prepayments. Please direct any questions to the City Treasurer's Office at (518) 828-0212.

Dec 27,2017

As Temps Drop, Remain Vigilant

With temps dropping dangerously low, it's important for us to remain vigilant in keeping a watchful eye on our friends and neighbors in the community. Chief Moore issued an order this morning requiring that officers on every shift check areas known to frequently be used for homeless encampments to ensure that anyone who is out in the cold is given the option of a place to warm up and is connected with DSS to arrange emergency shelter. We all have neighbors who could perhaps use a friendly check-in, and we may encounter people in our daily travels who seem to have suffered from extended cold exposure. Please reach out to HPD at 518-828-3388 with any concerns and request a wellness check. Thank you!