3236 Main St.
PO Box 309
Mexico, NY 13114
The Village Board of Trustees will be holding a budget workshop on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:30 am in the Village Hall, 3236 Main Street, Mexico NY.
Board of Trustees
February 18, 2021
Article 1219 of New York State VTL prohibits plowing, shoveling or blowing snow into a street or highway. This law also covers other items likely to pose a hazard to motorists, including glass, nails, wire, cans, etc. Fines for a first offense include up to a $150 fine and/or 15 days in jail, plus applicable surcharges.
This law also stipulates that anyone that places or permits to be placed upon any highway any material which interferes with the safe use of the highway shall immediately remove the same or cause it to be removed. This includes snow! If you are a homeowner and you hire a person to plow your driveway, and you permit him/her to plow the snow into the road, you could be cited under this law.
Article 1220 is similar to 1219 and prohibits throwing, dumping or depositing any refuse, trash or litter on any street, road or highway, or even along the right of way or on adjacent private lands. There are exceptions in Article 1220 for ashes, sand or salt used in a reasonable manner to provide for winter traction on slippery roads. Farm implements, vehicles or machinery are also exempt from the reasonable or unavoidable deposit of nauseous or offensive matter. This means farm roads may have mud or even manure from the normal operation of adjacent farm properties.
THE VILLAGE OFFICE IS NOW OPEN. MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER.
YOUR WATER/SEWER PAYMENTS CAN ALSO BE PUT THROUGH THE DROP BOX OR SEND THEM THROUGH THE MAIL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A RECEIPT PLEASE INDICATE AND WE WILL GLADLY SEND YOU A PAID RECEIPT
PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays)
For your convenience, the Village Clerk’s office generally does not close during the lunch hour.
The Village Clerk’s Office can assist with the following:
The Village Clerk provides notary services to the public.
The Village Clerk collects for village taxes, only.
Sewer and Water Bills:
The Village Clerk collects payments for sewer and water bills.
Records Management Officer:
The Village Clerk is the Records Management Officer and serves as the custodian of all public records for the village, including minutes for all meetings, filing created resolutions, Village Ordinances and Local Laws, Village Oaths of Office, proofs of publication and posting of legal notices, vital statistics, resignations and the official bulletin board. Copies of minutes of Village Board meetings are available in the Village Clerk’s Office for a fee of $.25 per page. There is no fee for copies of the current Village Budget.
Freedom of Information Law:
Freedoms of Information requests are made to the Village Clerk. All applicants will receive a response within five business days. If additional time is required to fulfill the request, the applicant will be supplied with an estimated date of availability. If the request is denied, the applicant will be supplied with a written explanation of the reason(s), and information regarding the appeals process. There is a fee of $.25 per page.
Registrar of Vital Statistics:
Birth and death certificates are filed with the Registrar of Vital Statistics only if the birth or death occurred within the village limits. Certified copies of marriage certificates may be obtained only if the original marriage license was issued from the Village Clerk’s Office. An application form must be submitted along with photo identification and $20 for first copy and $10 for each additional copy payable by cash or check.
Disabled Parking Permits:
To obtain a disabled parking permit, your physician must complete form MV-664.1. You must return it to the Village Clerk along with your driver’s license. You will be issued ONE parking permit. There is no charge for disabled parking permits.
Racing & Wagering Licenses:
To obtain a license for Games of Chance or Bingo, an organization must obtain a New York State registration number from New York State Racing & Wagering and file the appropriate application forms in triplicate with the Village Clerk.
Marriage Licenses, Dog Licenses, and Hunting/Fishing/Trapping Licenses may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office.
The Town Clerk is also the official coordinator for all special Town elections or referendums and advises the State of vacancies for elections. Voters may obtain voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications at the Town Clerk’s Office.