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  Dog Owners Reminded of Responsibilities see News Section............. A Big Thank You to all those who helped or donated toward our Family Fun Day it was a huge success........The  regular July monthly meeting of the Town Board has moved to July 17 at 6:45 p.m.



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WELCOME!  Galway is a town located in Saratoga County, New York.  As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 3,545. The town contains a village also named Galway. Both the town and village are located in the western part of the county. Galway is a rural community with a mixture of small business, farming, and residential homes. The town is home to both year round and seasonal residents. It was originally named New Galloway after Galloway in Scotland. When the town was incorporated, however, it was incorrectly recorded as Galway. Although the spelling is the same as Galway, Ireland, it is not pronounced the same.


Dog Owners Reminded
May 22, 2018

It was a long winter, but warmer weather is now allowing us to enjoy being outdoors more frequently.  This also creates an environment that can be unsafe for all Town of Galway residents should dog owners not be mindful of their dogs and control them.  With that in mind, below are the Town of Galway laws that dog owners are expected to abide by and obey.  This is especially important in densely populated areas.



Please be sure you dogs are licensed and up-to-date on their rabies vaccination.  Rabies infected wild animals are prevalent in our area.  If an unvaccinated dog is bitten by a wild animal, the dog will be quarantined for six months at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter at the owner's expense.  Our number one priority is the safety and health of our community.  A complete list of the town laws can be found on the Town of Galway website.


Town Code for Dogs


Sec. 35-6 Restrictions - It shall be unlawful for any owner of any dog in the Town to permit or allow such dog to:


A. Run at large as defined in this chapter.  For the purpose of this chapter, a dog or dogs hunting in the company of a hunter or hunters shall be considered as accompanied by its owner.


B.  Engage in habitual loud howling or barking or conduct itself in such a manner so as to unreasonably and habitually disturb the comfort and repose of any person other than the owner of such dog. [Amended 5-10-16 by L.L. No. 1-2016] 


C.  Uproot, dig or otherwise damage any vegatables, lawns, flowers, garden beds or other property without the consent or approval of the owner thereof.


D.   Bite, chase, jump up on or at or otherwise harass any person in such a manner as to reasonably cause intimidation or fear or to put such person in    reasonable apprehension of bodily harm or injury.


E.  Habitually chase, ran alongside of or bark at motor vehicles, motorcycles or bicycles while on a public street, highway, or place, or upon private property without the consent or approval of the owner of such property.


F.  Create a nuisance by defecating, urinating or digging on public property or on private property without the consent or approval of the owner of such property.


G.  Kill or injure any dog, cate or other domesticated animal.


H.  Be unlicensded when four (4) months of age or older.


I.  Not have a current and valid New York State license tag on its collar while at large, whether or not restrained by an adequate leash.   




From the Assessor
March 08, 2018

As you are probably aware, the Assessor's Office has begun the process for conducting a revaluation project in the Town.  A public information meeting was held on February 28th at which time information about the possible ramifications and process of such a project were explained.  It was explained the purpose for this project is to regain equity in the Town and make sure all propoerty owenrs are paying their fair share of taxes.   It is not to raise more tax money.


The first step in the project will be to send out data mailers to all property owners (except vacant land owners) in May of this year.  Once you receive this information, please review it, make any corrections necessary and return the form to my office by the deadline (June 15, 2018).  Once this information has been input, field review will begin.  When I am in the field, I will be in a care that is clearly marked and identified as the Town of Galway Assessor.  We will be checking data and updating pictures as necessary.


This project will not affect taxes until school taxes September, 2019 and Town/County taxes of 2020.  There will be ample time for discuss with this office if you feel your information is not correct.


More information regarding this project will be forthcoming.  Please feel free to contact me at 518-882-6070 ext. 17 if you have concerns or questions regarding this project.  Thank you  Vicky Hayner, Assessor 

No Dogs at Recreation Field
May 26, 2016
Effective immediately no dogs will be allowed on the recreation field grounds.  We will be posting signs stating that dogs are no longer allowed on the recreation fields.  It is appears that some of the public that run their dogs on the field do not clean up after their animals.  This has resulted in dog waste being left in the playing fields where the games are played.  Young players have slipped in dog waste on the grounds.  We also have been notified of the potential liablilty in allowing dogs to be off leash or be present where there may be games being played and congregations of public to watch the games.  Thank you for your cooperation.