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Welcome To The Town of Ticonderoga

The Land Between Two Waters

The Town of Ticonderoga is located at the confluence of Lake George and Lake Champlain in the southeastern corner of Essex County, New York. Ticonderoga is entirely located within the Adirondack Park and nearly one-third of its land area is part of the State Forest Preserve.

A year-round community of approximately 4,789 (2020 Census) residents with summer residents increasing the population substantially during the summer and fall months, Ticonderoga is a destination for tourists who love the lakes, mountains, historic landmarks, and a rich education in 18th century history. Ticonderoga’s significant military role in our nation’s early history remains a vital component of the community, with the Fort Ticonderoga historic landmark drawing around 100,000 visitors annually.


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Guidelines for Public Comment

Please read and understand the the following linked guidelines which apply should a public comment period be included during a Town Board meeting.

“STATE OF THE TOWN” REPORT


ESSEX COUNTY SEPTIC SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
GRANT APPLICATION

This program is eligible to those with failing or likely to fail septic systems and who lie within 250 feet of Lake George. The grant is 50% reimbursable up to $10,000. This is on a first come, first serve, limited basis. Information links and application below.

Click here for Application

Click here for Information


Ticonderoga Micro Enterprise (TiME) Grant Program

The Ticonderoga Microenterprise Grant Program funded by the Town of Town Ticonderoga via Essex County Occupancy Tax Funds was developed in 2023. This program is a partnership between the Town, the Essex County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA), and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) and uses occupancy tax monies to fund qualifying businesses which serve the tourism industry in some capacity in the Town of Ticonderoga. By law, these monies must be used to support tourism.  The grant distributed $50,000 to six (6) applicants in 2023 who conduct tourism related business. Potential applicants must attend specific training before receiving an application for the program and, if selected, provide a 10% match. A separate review committee reviews applicant proposals and provides recommendations for eligible applicants and their program.

See the Press Release and Grant Program Information.


Ticonderoga RECEIVES the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Help Shape Our Community’s Future

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
The York State Secretary of State, Robert J. Rodriguez, announced on January 23, 2023 that Ticonderoga received the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) for the North Country Region. This provides $10 million dollars to our community to specifically address our downtown corridor. DRI is meant to aid communities in their efforts to create vibrant centers for community members and visitors alike. This is an amazing and historic opportunity for Ticonderoga and our surrounding communities to significantly boost our current efforts to reduce decades of economic decline. The Town of Ticonderoga is very thankful to Governor Hochul and New York State for this life-changing opportunity and looks forward to working with the State on this epic journey to revitalization.

HOW DO YOU FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DRI & THE LATEST NEWS?
Review the application that Ticonderoga submitted. Please check the official Ticonderoga DRI website for official information, news, public participation opportunities, and more from the Ticonderoga DRI Local Planning Committee (LPC) and Empire State Development. Thank you for your support and dedication to your community. Continued great opportunities present themselves and we will be successful working together. Visit www.TICONDEROGADRI.COM.


EMS CRISIS – INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW

There is a lot of information out there…some factual…some not. The following is a list of information provided by EMS providers in our area as well as some information from a recent EMS workshop sponsored by the Town of Ticonderoga. EMS is like any other emergency service such as law enforcement and fire protection…YOU need it when YOU need it. These services do not come without a cost. Each is a profession with professionally trained and certified providers. Each has specified equipment with which they provide those services. Equipment, training, maintenance, capital outlay, salary…all of these are related expenses. There are ways to fund these costs via an EMS District or through town budget appropriation. You are encouraged to learn the specifics about these methods to make an informed decision.

Lamoille Proposal 01-12-2023
Letter to the Town – Lamoille Ambulance
Letter to the Town – Ticonderoga EMS
EMS Workshop Package & Handouts
EMS Workshop Agenda
EMS Workshop Notes
Ti EMS Profit Loss 2022
Ti EMS Volunteer Hours 2022
Ti EMS Mission Statement
Cohoes Faces Ambulance Service Crisis – Times Union (Kenneth C. Crowe II)


Latest News

State Comptroller Audit Report.
See the report.

Take the SUN SAFETY SURVEY!
Essex County Health Department has developed a follow-up Sun Safety Survey to measure sunscreen use since the distribution of sun screen dispensers throughout the county. The Ticonderoga dispenser is at the Black Point Beach.  Take the survey.

DMV – Ticonderoga Satellite Office ANNOUNCEMENT
The Essex County DMV Ticonderoga Satellite Office remains closed until further notice.

CLEANSWEEP NY Pesticide Collection
This chemical disposal service is open to farmers, owners of former farms, and all types of certified pesticide applicators and technicians. See information.

TOWN OPPOSES EAGLE LAKE BOAT LAUNCH ACTION
The Town Board officially opposed, through resolution, the APA action regarding the Eagle Lake Boat Launch. Additional correspondence was issued to Congresswoman Stefanik, State Senator Stec, and Assemblyman Simpson to inform them of the situation. The Town issued a letter to the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) stating it’s opposition and associated rationale for that opposition to their decision regarding this matter w/copies issued to Congresswoman Stefanik, Senator Stec, Assemblyman Simpson, Essex County Chairman of the Board Gillilland, and Eagle Lake Property Owners, Inc.

BEACH LIFEGUARDS
We offer to pay for your certification!
The Town of Ticonderoga is seeking interested applicants for the position of lifeguard. The Town understands the burden of certification fees and will reimburse certification fee costs if hired by the Town and work the entire summer season.  Reimbursement will occur at the end of the full beach season (discussed at time of interview) with proof of the training.

LEGAL NOTICE
November 30, 2023
In compliance with Town Law Section 29 (10-A), the annual financial report for the Town of Ticonderoga for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 has been filed with the office of the State Comptroller and in the office of the Town Clerk at 132 Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga, NY.The annual financial report is available in the Town Clerk’s Office for public inspection during the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Tonya M. Thompson, Town Clerk


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