Town Of Hartwick
2018 Water District Audit - Performed by the Office of the NYS Comptroller
May 08, 2018

In early 2017, the Town Board serving in their capacity as Water District Commissioners, requested the assistance of the Office of the NYS Comptroller to audit the operations of the water district to assist us in confirming the issues we had identified with our operations. The findings of that audit are available for review at the link below:


Comments, questions or concerns, please reach out to a Board member. We thank you for taking the time to review our water district progress. 

10th Annual Clean Sweep 2018
May 05, 2018
This very popular program when first started in 2008, was intended by the Town Board to help citizens clean up our town at a very low cost. To offset the cost of the program by selling scrap metal the program has been mostly revenue neutral since then and has continued to date.

This yearfs events;

  • Roadside Clean Up

  • Backyard Trash and Hauling

  • Green Waste

  • Yard Sale

  • Scrap Metal Collection

  • Electronics Recycling

  • Tires: first 6 Tires FREE

  • Terra-Cycle Items

  • No hazardous waste or household garbage

  • No mattresses accepted at this event

  • Mattresses accepted at Southern Transfer Station Located @ 5802 State Hwy 28.  A charge of $25 per item will apply!

Call Hartwick Town Hall @ 607.293.8123

  • To volunteer, on the day of the event May 5th,2017

  • To arrange for pick-up of items for recycling or debris

  • To donate good/used saleable items for the town yard sale

Roadside Clean-Up: To sign up to clean a section of road or volunteer for the day, call Interim Town Clerk, Martha Clarvoe, at 607.293.6654. Participants will meet at 9:00 AM at the Town Hall. Trash bags, gloves, and other items provided.

Yard Sale: Bring reusable items for donation to help offset costs for dumpster rental and other expenses to maintain a revenue-neutral Clean Sweep event.

Backyard Trash & Hauling: Need help?  Hartwick Residents ONLY. (Proof of residency may be required)?

œ To offset dumpster fees, volunteers will pick-up items & deliver to a collection center, if help is needed. A $10 charge will apply for each load. No charge applies if you wish to haul your own items.

œ For those who wish early pick-up, beginning May 1st, call Martha Clarvoe at 607.293.6654,

Green Waste consists of leaves, grass clippings, brush and branches 4h and under. Deliver to Green Waste Center, just off Hatchery Rd., near Community Garden. No rocks or debris should be included! Signs designate proper location.

Scrap Metal Collection:  Acceptable scrap metal includes white goods, lawn mowers, lawn chairs, BBQ grills, and more. $10 Charge for Freon removal from refrigerators or air conditioners. Free removal assistance for large scrap metal items, if needed.

Electronics Recycling:  Desktop computers, laptops, keyboards, power cords, chargers, mice, VCRs, DVRs, DVD players, TVs, cable receivers, digital converter boxes, game consoles, PDAs, portable digital music players, and other personal e-devices, microwaves, flat panel (TV or monitors) only are accepted. No CRTfs accepted (old style type)

Terra Cycle Items: oral care products (toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, toothbrush packaging, and dental floss containers), and writing implements (Pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, permanent markers and permanent marker caps) as part of Otsego County Conservation Associationfs ongoing Terra Cycle program.

Tires: First 6 tires FREE! Passenger and light truck tires; $2 each; Skid steer; $5; Tractor and other large tires; $10 each; XLG; $30

Questions call:

Martha Clarvoe @ 607.293.6654

Day of Event Call 607.293.8123

Town Clerk Hours for May, 2018 - Updated May 8th, 2018
May 02, 2018

Monday - 8a.m. until 10a.m. and 3p.m. until 6p.m.
Tuesday - 8a.m. until 10a.m. and 5p.m. until 8p.m.
Wednesday - 8a.m. until 10a.m....
Thursday - 8a.m. until 10a.m. and 5p.m. until 8p.m.
Friday - 8a.m. until 10a.m.


Saturday the 26th - 4p.m. until 6p.m. 

Otsego County Planning Department Launches Housing Survey
April 30, 2018

Otsego County Planning Department Launches Housing Survey
Cooperstown, NY – 
The Otsego County Planning department is launching a housing survey to provide fresh information about how Otsego County residents perceive their housing conditions and housing needs.    
The online survey, to be hosted on the county’s web site at was announced by Karen Sullivan, Director of Otsego County’s Department of Planning and Solid Waste:  
“The purpose of this housing survey is to create a credible set of data regarding Otsego County housing conditions which can then inform future grant applications to public and private funding sources.  This new survey information will help us articulate the priorities of county residents, in terms of housing, so that we can better target programs to address them.  Governmental and other funding agencies expect local applicants to have current data to justify their funding requests but few area municipalities have the resources to develop this kind of assessment tool.”
The survey was developed in collaboration with Otsego Rural Housing Assistance, Inc. (ORHA), a local not for profit organization that has served residents of Otsego County since 1984. The link to the survey is also available on the ORHA web site:
The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete.  It includes questions for both homeowners and renters, and touches on both current housing condition, e.g., the state of survey respondents’ heating systems and plumbing, as well as prospective housing, accessibility, or home renovation needs.  
All Otsego County residents are encouraged to complete the survey.  Area employers, for whom affordable housing is a crucial human resources issue, are especially encouraged to bring this survey to the attention of their employees.  Survey respondents have the option of including their email address to be eligible for a drawing to win one of several $50 and $25 gift cards.  The window for completing the survey is April 20 through July 27, 2018
Happy New Year!
January 01, 2018

Wishing every day of the New Year be filled with success, happiness & propserity for all!