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Announcements & Notices

Herkimer County Stop DWI

For Immediate Release

May 19, 2022


Herkimer County Police Agencies to Participate in Statewide STOP-DWI


"High Visibility Engagement Campaign"


Vincent J. Bono, Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature announced today that Herkimer County police agencies and STOP-DWI Coordinators will participate in special efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.

The statewide STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign will start on Friday May 27th and will end on Monday May 31st. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year and marks the official start of summer. New York State Police, County Sheriffs, Municipal law enforcement agencies and local STOP-DWI Programs will collaborate across the state and will be out in force in this coordinated effort to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths.

Chairman Bono stated, the STOP-DWI Memorial Day Weekend High Visibility Engagement Campaign is one of many statewide initiatives promoted by STOP-DWI NY and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. These highly visible, highly publicized efforts like the STOP-DWI High Visibility Engagement Campaign aim to further reduce the incidence of drunk and impaired driving.

You can help to make a difference by Having a Sober Plan! Download our mobile app – "Have a Plan" and you will always be able to find a safe ride home Impaired driving is completely preventable. All it takes is a little planning.

2022 NYS GTSC High Visibility Engagement Campaign Event Dates

MEMORIAL DAY: May 27 – May 31, 2022

JULY 4th: July 1 – July 5, 2022

LABOR DAY (NATIONAL): August 19 - September 5, 2022

Reduce Your Exposure Lead in Your Drinking Water

Reduce Your Exposure

The tips below will help you reduce exposure to lead in your drinking water. Lead pipes are more likely to be found in older cities and homes built before 1986. If you have a confirmed lead pipe or lead in your drinking water, you may consider removing all lead sources. Check with your water supplier or town about the best way to replace your lead service line or other lead sources.

Bathing and showering should be safe for you and your children, even if the water contains lead. Human skin does not absorb lead.

Flush your water before drinking. If your tap water hasn't been used for several hours, it is important to remove lead by running the water through the pipes before drinking or cooking. This is called flushing. Run the water from a high volume tap before drinking to flush your pipes, bringing fresh water into your home. The amount of time to run the water will depend on whether your home has a lead service line or not, and the length of the lead service line (it could be many minutes). Contact your water utility for recommendations about flushing times in your community. Flushing water from a high-volume tap may include taking a shower, doing laundry, or doing a load of dishes. After flushing, this water should be suitable for drinking, cooking, preparation of baby formula, for pets or other consumption. Consider collecting multiple containers of water after flushing to use later for consumption.

Use your filter properly. If you use a filter, choose a filter certified to remove lead. Read the directions to properly install, use and replace the filter's cartridge. Using the cartridge after it has expired can make it less effective at removing lead. Do not run hot water through the filter.

Use only cold water for cooking and drinking. Do not cook with, or drink water from the hot water tap. Hot water can dissolve lead more quickly than cold water. If you need hot water, draw water from the cold tap then heat it.

Cleaning Your Faucet's Screen (Aerator). In addition to running your water before using it for cooking or drinking it is important to regularly clean your faucet's screen. If your faucet was manufactured before 1986, it's possible it has a higher lead content.

New York State Department of Public Service's annual winter outreach and education campaign

Homeowner Assistance Fund

"Help is on its way for literally thousands of families who have been hurt so hard by the pandemic." —Governor Kathy Hochul

Governor Hochul has announced that the New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund will begin accepting applications Jan. 3, 2022, for eligible homeowners and small property owners who are behind on mortgage payments, property taxes, or water and sewer bills.

The NYS Homeowner Assistance Fund will provide homeowners who were affected by COVID-19 with several types of support:

  • Financial support to address delinquent housing payments, including mortgage payments, property taxes, sewage or water bills, condo and coop fees, and manufactured home loans or monthly lot rents, that result in an affordable outcome
  • Access to a Call Center and case managers who can help you find out about any mortgage relief you may be entitled to and how it will affect your future housing payments
  • Referrals to professional housing counselors or legal service providers who are experts in this field.

In all cases, the goal of NYS HAF is to help as many New Yorkers as possible STAY IN THEIR HOMES!

The NYS HAF program is being administered by the NY State affordable housing agency, NYS Homes & Community Renewal (HCR), in partnership with Sustainable Neighborhoods LLC, a non-profit dedicated to foreclosure prevention and homeownership preservation.

The application for the program will be available on January 3, 2022.

We encourage you to review the FAQs, application guide, and document checklist at

If you have any questions, contact our Call Center at,
open Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.

COVID-19 Response Statement


Please be advised, until further notice, the Town Office of the Town of Herkimer will be closed to the Public. Town Officials have no specific reason for concern as they are simply making an effort to reduce the face to face interactions which increase everyone's risk factor with the COVID-19 virus.

The Town Office will be staffed on a limited basis and daily operations will continue as normal aside from the ability to come into the building to pay water, sewer of tax bills. Please mail, or utilize the drop box for paying bills.

The Town of Herkimer will now be holding Town Meetings in person at the Town Hall located at 114 N. Prospect Street, Herkimer. All guidelines will be followed in accordance with the CDC, State and Local requirements. All are required to wear masks inside the Town Hall at this time. The next Regular Board Meeting will be held on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 6:00PM. Thank you.





NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Executive Order No. 202.1 issued by Governor Andrew Cuomo on March 12, 2020 and subsequently continued by further executive order by Governor Kathy Hochul, the Herkimer Town Board will conduct a regular monthly meeting in person and electronically on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. members of the Board may attend and participate electronically, including, but not limited to telephonically. Members of the public may dial-in and listen or virtually attend via Zoom to the meeting as follows:


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