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Notice Of Public Hearing




 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the Town Board of the Town of Hancock at the Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York 13783 on the 6th day of November, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., regarding the adoption of a Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit established in General Municipal Law §3- c. This law is being proposed to comply with subdivision 5 of the General Municipal Law §3-c which expressly authorizes the Town Board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by a vote of at least sixty percent (60%) of the Town Board.  At such time and place all persons interested in the subject matter thereof will be heard concerning the same.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the environmental significance of said proposed Local Law will be reviewed by the Town Board of the Town of Hancock incident to and as a part of said public hearing.
Copies of the proposed law shall be available at the time of the hearing and shall be available at times prior to and after the hearing at the Town Clerk’s Office for the purpose
of inspection or procurement by interested persons.
The proposed Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit established in General Municipal Law §3-c establishes the Hancock Town Board’s intent to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Hancock.


Dated: October 18, 2019, Hancock, NY

By order of the Town Board, Town of Hancock






Special Meeting

Please be advised that a Special Town Board Meeting will be held on Thursday October 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Town of Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York. The purpose of the meeting is to award bids for the East Branch Water District project and any other business as may be brought before the Board.

Dated: October 15, 2019
Ann Green, Town Clerk


Legal Notice


BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board does hereby prepare and approve as Preliminary Budget for the Town of Hancock for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020 the itemized statement of the Estimated Revenues and Expenditures are now on file in the Office of the Town Clerk where they will be available for inspection by all interested persons during regular office hours and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Town Board shall meet at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in the Town Office Building 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York for the purpose of holding a Public Hearing upon such Preliminary Budget at 7:00 PM and

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk give notice of such a hearing in the manner provided in Section 108 of the Town Law. The proposed salaries of the following Town Officers are hereby specified as follows:

            Town Supervisor - $10,423.68

            Deputy Town Supervisor - $5,380.08

            Councilmen 3 @ $2820.00

            Justice - $11,055.00

            Supt. of Highways - $63,207.04

            Town Clerk – $39,245.44

            Tax Collector - $5,220.00


By order of the Town Board


Dated: October 18, 2019

Ann L. Green, Town Clerk



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2019 Final Tax Assessment

  The 2019 final tax assessment roll for the Town Of Hancock has been posted and may viewed here using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have an Acrobat Reader it may be downloaded for free from Adobe by clicking here.


Town Court Hours



Board Meeting Notice:

Our Regular Board Meetings will are held at The Town Office building at 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York - Town Board meetings will begin at 7:00 PM. Board Meetings are usually held on the First Tuesday of the month. Call the Town Clerk if you'd like to be put on the agenda.


Dog Owners!

All dogs must be licensed - 4 months and older - You must have a valid rabies certificate to license your dog - It is against the law to let dogs run free in Public areas or on other people's property.





Transfer Station Hours:

The transfer station will be open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Saturday.   We have resumed accepting TVs and Computer Monitors.




Please be advised that “In accordance with the new Property Maintenance Code of New York State, which the Town of Hancock participates in, under Section - 302.8Motor vehicles - “Except as provided for in statute or other regulations, two or more inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicles shall not be parked, kept or stored on any premises, and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.  Painting of vehicles is prohibited unless conducted inside an approved spray booth.  This law is enforced by the Town of Hancock, it is subject to appearance tickets for the Town of Hancock Court and also may include $1,000 (one thousand dollar) per day fine or imprisonment – each day is a separate offense – if violations are not remedied.  Any questions, please contact Thomas Zampolin, Town of Hancock Code Enforcement Officer at 607-637-3651.

Legal Notice


            The Regular Town Board Meeting for the Town of Hancock has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, New York at 7:00 PM with the auditing of bills to be at 6:30 PM. The meeting was rescheduled due to Election Day.


Dated: October 18, 2019

Ann L. Green, Town Clerk


Clean Sweep Oct. 25-26

Every year, regional partners for clean water and a healthy environment host a community hazardous waste collection day, known as Clean Sweep. Now in its 23rd year, Clean Sweep provides a safe disposal venue by collecting chemicals and other materials which pose a threat to public health, water and environment.

Download the CLEAN SWEEP 2019 Flyer and this Tip Sheet for more details.

Clean Sweep is free to farmers in the eight watershed counties and free to all Delaware County household residents. Delaware County businesses, municipalities and county agencies are also invited to properly dispose of waste materials. Disposal services for businesses and municipalities are provided "at cost" with a cost estimate based on your itemized disposal list.

Businesses and municipalities should download the Clean Sweep 2019 Tip Sheet and 2019 CESQG Certificaition Form & Price List, complete it and bring it to Clean Sweep on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Registration Required. Pre-register online September 1 through October 18. Simply select a ticket above. Choose an appontment day and time; if that time slot is full, please choose another time. Then approximate a list of items and quantities you’ll be turning in so we can plan for volume. All lists are confidential and will not be shared with anyone. Lastly, answer all questions including how you heard about Clean Sweep 2019.

Clean Sweep 2019 schedule is:

  • Businesses & Municipalities: Friday, October 25th from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Farmers: Friday, October 25th from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Residents: Saturday, October 26th from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Check out this Clean Sweep Tip Sheet on how to properly transport items from your home or business to the drop off site on your appointed day. PLEASE NO WALK-INS!

Clean Sweep 2019 is accepting:

Hazardous & Semi-Hazardous Waste (Please do NOT bring empty containers. Empty containers are garbage.)

  • Pesticides and poisons
  • Automotive solvents, cleaners, brake fluid and degreasers
  • Acids and caustics
  • Flammable liquids and gasoline mix
  • Oils, stains, varnishes and preservatives
  • Adhesives, glues, and driveway sealers
  • Photograph chemicals & chemistry sets
  • Chlorine, pool, and spa chemicals
  • Tars, creosote, asphalt sealers
  • Mercury thermometers, switches & thermostats
  • Fluorescent bulbs, mercury lights, and ballasts
  • Sharps, syringes and lancets
  • Paints (Please consolidate latex into full cans and oil paints into separate full cans)

Household Pharmaceuticals & Sharps/Syringes (These should be bagged or boxed appropriately to reduce personal injury during transport and redemption.)

  • Unwanted medications and pharmaceuticals
  • Pet medications
  • Syringes, lances, and sharps

Drop off the following items anytime at the Solid Waste Management Center, 32230 State Highway 10 in Walton:

  • Antifreeze
  • Freon
  • Appliances
  • Asbestos (with prior approval)
  • Car batteries (wet cell types)
  • Electronics,Fax machines, copiers, pages, cell phones (15 unit limit)
  • Household batteries; dry cell, button batteries, lithium ion (please tape ends)
  • Motor oil and oil filters. (uncontaminated only, 5-gallon limit)
  • EMPTY Paint cans, aerosols or other empty containers

For Delaware County residents, take advantage of free and easy recycling of these items. Simply deliver these items to the Delaware County Solid Waste Management Center, 32230 State Highway 10 in Walton. The Center is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 7:30am til 2:30pm. (closed holidays)

If you prefer to register by phone or email. Call (607) 865-6474 between October 7-18, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email CleanSweepDelaware@gmail.com to share your list of items; you’ll be assigned a day and time on which to show up.



If you would like to volunteer to help on either day of Clean Sweep 2019, contact Tyson Robb at (607) 865-6474 or email CleanSweepDelaware@gmail.com and include the word VOLUNTEER in your message.

We're able to offer this community service FREE because of the commitment of organizations like these:

Adminstrative support from

  • Delaware County Department of Public Works
  • Watershed Agricultural Council
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County


Funding from

  • Delaware County
  • New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Watershed Agricultural Council

Effective January 5, 2016 – Building Permit Fees for the Town of Hancock have increased:
$0 - $2,000 - $30
$2001 to $25,000 - $30 for the first $2,000 Plus $5 for each additional $1,000 (or fraction thereof) up to and including $25,000
$25,001 and up - $145 for the first $25,000 Plus $4 for each additional $1,000 (or fraction thereof)
Floodplain permits - $35
Violation Search - $50

Building Permit Renewal- $40.00


By order of the Hancock Town Board
January 5, 2016.


Download a Building Permit Application in PDF format by clicking here



Press Release


Office of the Town Clerk

Ann L Green

661 West Main Street

Hancock, New York 13783

607 637-3651

607 637-4617 (fax)


For immediate Release:

Town of Hancock Explores Residential Bulk Electricity Purchasing Program

Program will help lower residential electricity rates and protect consumers from predatory marketers

At one public session to be held at Town Hall on Wednesday, November 29th residents of the Town of Hancock can learn about Community Choice Aggregation, the new residential bulk electricity purchasing program.  The session will be held at 6 PM at Hancock Town Hall, 661 West Main Street, Hancock, NY 13783.  Residents are encouraged to bring their questions and electricity bills.

The Town Board passed a resolution to explore Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). CCA is a new opportunity in the state that allows cities, towns, and villages to pool the electricity accounts of residents and small businesses within their municipal boundaries. The bulk purchasing of electricity increases a consumer’s individual buying power, which will result in lower electricity rates for residents.

CCA Programs also help protect residents from bad energy deals. Additionally, communities have the power to customize their programs based on their values and priorities, such as sourcing renewable, ‘green’ energy.  Consumers who do not wish to participate in the program can opt-out, remaining with the utility.

The Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) was selected by the Town of Hancock to fulfill the role of CCA Administrator, overseeing the creation, development, and implementation of the program. No taxpayer or government funds will be used in the creation or operation of the program.

Join representatives from MEGA and the Town Board at the public education session on November 6th or visit megacca.org to learn more


Dog Control Officer Contact #

If you need to contact the Dog Control Officer please use his cell phone number only. 607- 624-5616.



Town Clerk Hours:

The Town Clerk hours will be extended until 6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month (to correspond with regularly scheduled Town Board Meetings).

Dog Law

New York State Markets and Agriculture Law regarding domestic animals. PDF 1.3 MBs.

Dated: Hancock, New York,
August 21, 2018.


 Telephone numbers for the Tax Collector Barbara McGraw - 607-637-4938 (Evenings Only). There is also a telephone number just for the Town Court -  607-637-3650









All submissions are subject to approval.