Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2020 population was 38,209 and is approximately 50 square miles in size.
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 Clifton Park 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!”
A PUBLIC HEARING on the proposed 2023 Fire District Budget for the West Crescent Fire District will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday October 20th, 2022 at the West Crescent Fire Station, 1440 Crescent Road, Clifton Park, NY 12065, in the Town of Halfmoon, State of New York.
Please take notice that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Fire District #1, of the Towns of Clifton Park and Halfmoon, County of Saratoga, New York, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00PM for the purpose of taking comment on the proposed 2023 Fire District Budget. The hearing will be held at the firehouse located at 38 Old Route 146 in Clifton Park.
A copy of the proposed budget will be available for inspection at both of the town clerks offices and the fire district office during regular hours.
James Ryan, District Secretary
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Fire District #1
The Clifton Knolls 2022 Leaf Pick-Up Schedule will begin on Monday, October 24, 2022 and will continue through Friday, December 2, 2022, depending upon the weather. There will be no pick-up on Tuesday, November 8 (Election Day), Friday, November 11 (Veterans Day), Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving Day), and Friday, November 25. There will be no extensions expected beyond December 2, 2022. If conditions allow, however, and if sufficient leaves have been raked to the curb, the Town Highway Dept. may start picking up leaves a few days earlier than the scheduled start date of October 24. Please be aware that the last week of the schedule is completely dependent upon the weather, since an early snowstorm or frozen conditions could shut down pickup operations for the season earlier than planned. Be advised that procrastination or waiting for the last week to start leaf gathering could result in missing out on leaf pickup if winter conditions arrive earlier than normally anticipated. Please note that the Mill Creek development is not included in the leaf collection district.
The Town recently went "live" with their new CitizenServe Permitting Software to automate and simplify the permit application, review, resubmittal, approval, and inspection process. In the Citizenserve Portal, residents, businesses, and property owners will be able to digitally complete and submit a Site Plan, Subdivision, Lot Line Adjustment, and Special Use Permit applications.
Users will also be able to upload plan drawings and required documents, check application review status, pay fees, and schedule inspections. The portal is compatible with most technological devices - phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers. Anyone can log in anytime and anywhere - from their office, home, or the job site. Applications for Building Permits, through the Building Department along with Sign Permits, and Variances through the Zoning Board of Appeals are currently being developed and will be available online shortly.
The Town of Clifton Park, in partnership with Clifton Park Center and 3N Document Destruction, will host its Fall Town Paper Shredding Day on Sunday, October 2nd from 1pm-3pm in the Clifton Park Center parking lot near the DMV and Boscovs.
DUCK HUNTING IS ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS AT THE VISCHER FERRY NATURE PRESERVE IN THE TOWN OF CLIFTON PARK FROM OCTOBER 15 - 21, 2022. HUNTERS MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO ENTERING THE PRESERVE IN THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF CLIFTON PARK CENTER AND VISCHER FERRY ROADS SHOWING HUNTER’S AND DRIVER’S LICENSES, DUCK STAMP AND CAR REGISTRATION. ANY QUESTIONS, CALL THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE AT 518-371-6681 DURING BUSINESS HOURS MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and THURSDAYS TIL 7:00 PM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION.
Engraved Buy-A-Brick program to honor service members launches
The Town of Clifton Park is announcing an initiative to revitalize the Veterans Memorial on the Clifton Common. The Memorial Island was created to reflect the respect and appreciation the Clifton Park community possesses for its past and present military men and women, who have sacrificed protecting our freedom.
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On February 4, 2019, Town Supervisor Phil Barrett announced the establishment of a Community Action Fund. The Fund provides an opportunity for community non-profit organizations to apply for funding to support programs and projects that would result in a tangible benefit to Clifton Park and its residents. Financial support of the Community Action Fund is generated by the donation of bottles and cans that can be redeemed for a deposit. No Town funds are used to support the program.
As Chairman of Saratoga County Public Health, Supervisor Barrett wants to ensure that residents have access to the following link which gives updated information to At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests. The page includes information about use of the At-Home test kits as well as updates to expiration dates by brand and lot number. The expiration dates of many At-Home test products have been extended past the date that may appear on the box. Please follow the link below to determine the length of use for your individual test kit and to answer any other questions you may have about using the product.
County Waste will once again be conducting free, curbside yard waste pick-up service for Clifton Park residents in 2022. The service will be offered beginning April 4th through the end of November, weather permitting.
Statement from Supervisor Barrett
I remind businesses and public venues in Town that we have masks available, for free upon request. To request masks, please contact my office at 518.371.0083.