Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2010 population was 36,705.
The name is derived from an early land patent. The town is in the south part of the county and is located approximately 12 miles north of Albany, 7 miles northeast of Schenectady, and 10 miles south of Saratoga Springs. Recognized for our outstanding quality of life, smart growth practices, numerous parks, extensive recreation programs, a 15 mile trail network, the Clifton Common sports complex (host to a variety of national, state and regional tournaments), the excellent Shenendehowa School System, an active Shenendehowa Senior Community Center and emerging business centers, we are a model growth community. Clifton Park has preserved and restored significant historic sites, such as the Grooms Tavern, and has acquired, protected, preserved and purchased development rights on over 1000 acres, balancing our rural roots with innovative residential designs and twenty-first century economic development in New York’s Tech Valley. Clifton Park remains true to its motto: “Clifton Park – A Great Place to Live, Work and Play!”
The Saratoga County Department of Public Health today announced that there are 112 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County at this time. the 112 cases, there are 16 individuals hospitalized.
There are reports that people are still congregating outdoors, at parks and golf courses in groups. Social distancing cannot be practiced while riding in a golf cart or gathering in groups. The Saratoga County Department of Public Health advises that individuals maintain a physical distance of greater than 6 feet, and refrain from sharing things like drinks or towels.
The Clifton Park Town Board reminds residents that a curbside bulk waste pickup will be offered again this Spring during the months of April and May. For several consecutive years the Town of Clifton Park had conducted a curbside bulk waste pick-up for the benefit of its residents. After a lower participation in 2014, it was decided that the Town would provide this free service to residents in alternating years.
The Clifton Park Town Board reminds everyone that County Waste will once again be conducting free, curbside yard waste pick-up service for Clifton Park residents in 2020. The service will be offered beginning March 30th through the end of November weather permitting.
The Public Hearing on Re-establishing the Ballston Lake Sewer District No. 1 originally scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 has been cancelled. The Town will re-notice the public hearing when the current situation resolves itself to the extent it is appropriate to do so.
Due to further mandates from New York State regarding workforce levels, all Town buildings are closed to public access effective immediately except by appointment.
Those wishing to make an appointment may call the Town Hall at (518) 371-6651. Their call will either be directed to the appropriate department or they may leave a message.
Individuals with mail for Town Departments may deposit it in the mail slot between the doors at the entrance to the Town Clerk’s Office. This entrance is on the Southeast section of Town Hall.
The Town has a large and expanding parks and recreational network for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. Many parks are conveniently located within our neighborhoods. Many people are home and the early Spring weather has led to an increased use of our park facilities and trail network. Preserving these vital outlets for recreation and exercise is especially important during this stressful time period.
Together, we can use the park facilities safely by following all CDC guidelines and New York State edicts regarding social distancing. Guidelines such as not congregating in groups and not participating in recreational activities that involve team play. The Town has thousands of acres of public recreational property. Please use discretion when visiting one of our parks.
Due to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order, the Town of Clifton Park is required to reduce our workforce by 50%. As a result, there will be minor changes in certain departmental hours.
The Town Receiver of Taxes Department will be limiting “in person” collection of property tax payments to cash only between the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday until the close of the collection season on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
During this extraordinary time, the Clifton Park Sewer Department would like to remind all residents on public or private sanitary sewer systems that ONLY toilet paper is acceptable to be flushed down the toilet. Flushable wipes, paper based shop towels, fabric reinforced sanitizing wipes, clothing of any kind ARE NOT acceptable to be flushed down the toilets. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Clifton Park Sewer Department at 518-348-7313.
The Town Clerk's Office is offering, during this COVID-19 precautionary time, to make delivery arrangements of handicap parking permit tags for individuals who have doctors request and who are home-bound. Please call the Town Clerk's Office at 518-371-6681 for more information.