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Burn Ban

Posted: 03/12/20

Brush Burning Prohibited in NYS March 16 through May 14

DEC reminds residents that with spring approaching, conditions for wildfires will become heightened, and residential brush burning is prohibited March 16 through May 14 across New York State.

Even though portions of the state are covered in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise. DEC posts a fire danger rating map and forecast daily during fire season on its website and on the NY Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife App available on DEC's website. Currently, wildfire conditions in the state are low risk.

Historically, open burning of debris is the largest single cause of spring wildfires in New York State. When temperatures are warmer and the past fall's debris, dead grass, and leaves dry out, wildfires can start and spread easily and be further fueled by winds and a lack of green vegetation.

Violators of the state's open burning regulation are subject to both criminal and civil enforcement actions, with a minimum fine of $500 for a first offense. To report environmental law violations call, 1-800-TIPP DEC (1-800-847-7332), or report online on DEC's website.

CDC Checklist for Individuals and Families to Plan & Prepare for the Coronavirus

Posted: 03/09/20

As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Creating a household plan can help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 in your community. Use this checklist to help you take steps to plan and protect the health of you and your family.


  • Get up-to-date information about local COVID-19 activity from public health officials
  • Create a household plan of action.
  • Consider members of the household that may be at greater risk such as older adults and people with severe chronic illnesses.
  • Ask your neighbors what their plan includes.
  • Create a list of local organizations you and your household can contact in case you need access to information, healthcare services, support, and resources.
  • Create an emergency contact list including family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
  • Choose a room in your house that can be used to separate sick household members from others.

Take everyday preventive actions:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Be prepared if your child’s school or childcare facility is temporarily dismissed or for potential changes at your workplace.


In case of an outbreak in your community, protect yourself and others:

  • Stay home and speak to your healthcare provider if you develop fever, cough, or shortness of breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. In adults, emergency warning signs*:
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
    • *This list is not all-inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptom that is severe or concerning.
  • Keep away from others who are sick
  • Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet)

Put your household plan into action

Take additional precautions for those at highest risk, particularly older adults and those who have severe underlying health conditions.

  • Consider staying at home and away from crowds if you or a family member are an older adult or have underlying health issues
  • Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick and limit close contact with others
  • Practice good hand hygiene

Take the following steps to help protect your children during an outbreak:

  • Notify your child’s school if your child becomes sick with COVID-19
  • Keep track of school dismissals in your community
  • Discourage children and teens from gathering in other public places

Information on Coronavirus

Posted: 03/07/20

We know you are concerned about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the risk this poses to you, your family and your community. 

The State Health Commissioner wants to assure you that the risk from this virus to New Yorkers remains low. You likely heard in the media, New York identified the first local cases of COVID-19 on March 1st. Despite this, the risk of contracting the virus is still low in New York State. People most at risk are those who have traveled internationally in the past 14 days or have been in close contact with an international traveler in the same time frame. 

The State Health Department is working across the state to ensure plans are in place to minimize the spread of the virus. However, it is important to note that spread in the community is expected, but we can be successful by taking small steps to help contain it. 

Cold and flu viruses are much more prevalent in New York right now. You are far more likely to contract one of these viruses than COVID-19. You already know the steps to take to stop the spread of all of these viruses. Please remember to: 

• Wash hands with soap and water, and often. 
• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, especially before eating 
• Avoid contact with sick people. 
• And stay home if they feel sick, or are caring for a sick housemate. 

One thing to do, to prepare if the virus becomes prevalent in our state, is to gather and update your home preparedness kits. This kit would ideally contain a thermometer, decongestants, anti-inflammatory drugs and acetaminophen for fevers. Only act on COVID-19 information from reliable sources like the NYS Health Department and the CDC. 

The Department of Health has fielded numerous calls from individuals inquiring about the use of face masks. CDC does not recommend the use of face masks or N95 respirators among the general public. We need to preserve the use of masks and other personal protective equipment for health care workers and individuals who may be ill.

Take the important steps included above and stay home when you feel ill, avoid contact with people who are ill, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands, and wash your hands often with soap and water. 

There are medical misinformation and hateful, hurtful rumors circulating on the internet.  New Yorkers can access accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on the Department of Health's website: New Yorkers can also call the Department of Health’s hotline at 1-888-364-3065. You can also find reliable information and updates about the virus on the website and social media platforms of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Delhi Housing Needs Survey

Posted: 02/28/20

One of the goals for Delhi in the Joint Comprehensive Plan is to develop a varied selection of quality housing for people who live and work in Delhi.  One of the implementation steps to address the needs is to conduct a housing market analysis.  On Tuesday, Feb. 25, the members of the Delhi Town Council attended the Public Hearing for the Delhi Housing Study to give input on a housing needs assessment and a market analysis for the Village and Town of Delhi.  Over 40 community members also attended to give their input.

The study will seek to address the following issues:

  1. What are the range of housing needs within the community for people of all stages of life and income levels
  2. What types of housing options and projects are economically feasible for the local market
  3. Potential locations within or near the Village to support such housing

The Village and Town of Delhi intend to use the results of this study to implement definitive housing development projects to meet the needs of residents, aid businesses with issues of worker recruitment/retention and improve community sustainability.

Those who were unable to attend the public hearing can still participate by taking the survey online at  Your input is very important to the process.


Posted: 12/20/19

Please note that the Town Clerk's office will be closing at 12:00pm, Tuesday, December 24, 2019. We will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019 for Christmas. Our office will be open Thursday, December 26th, but we be closed Friday, December 27th for necessary repairs to the Clerk's office. Our office will be closing January 31st at 12:00pm. We will be closed Wednesday, January 1st for New Year Day. 

The Justice Court will be closed the week of 23rd. They will reopen December 30th. Their offices will be closed on December 31 and January 1st for the holidays.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a very happy, healthy New Year! 

Thank you!

Pool Committee

Posted: 12/11/19

The Pool Committee meeting scheduled for this evening (12/11/19) has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Town Hall. Thank you.

Town Clerk

Posted: 12/06/19

Please note the Town Clerk's office will be closed Monday, December 9th. Our office will re-open Tuesday, December 10th normal business hours. Thank you.

Office Closure

Posted: 11/25/19

The Town Hall will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Emergency Meeting

Posted: 11/14/19

There will be an emergency meeting of the Town of Delhi on Friday, November 15th at 3:00pm, for the purpose of a 2020 Budget Adjustment. 

The public is encouraged to attend all Town of Delhi meetings.  Thank you.

Budget Workshops

Posted: 09/24/19

There will be Budget Workshop Meetings for the Town of Delhi to be held on the following:

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:00pm
  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 4:00pm

Meetings are held at the Town Hall, 5 Elm Street, Delhi.  Any other business that may come before the board will also be addressed at such time.

A Budget Workshop is a meeting, open to the public, where people can listen to the Town Boards deliberations on budget matters. The Town Board will discuss budget lines and talk about perogatives for the future funding of Town services.

Road Sealing

Posted: 08/20/19

The Town of Delhi Highway Department will be sealing the following roads on August 22nd and August 23rd from 7:30am - 3:30pm weather permitting:

  • Sherwood Road
  • Scotch Mountain Road
  • Huska Road
  • Tanglewood Lake Road
  • Maggie Hoag Road

Please use alternative routes or expect delays.  Thank you. 

NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program

Posted: 08/19/19

With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. This training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies. Each family that attends will receive one Preparedness kit.

When:  Thursday, October 10, 2019
Time:    6:00PM
Where: Delaware Academy
             2 Sheldon Drive, Delhi, NY 13753

 *All participants must register in advance

To register and for additional information visit:


  • Delaware County Department of Emergency Services
  • Town of Delhi
  • Delhi Fire Department
  • Delaware Academy
  • Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor


Road Closure - Paving

Posted: 07/24/19

Weather permitting the Town of Delhi Highway Department will be paving Sherwood Road, Thursday July 25th. The road will be closed to all traffic between the hours of 7:00am - 3:00pm. Please use an alternative route. Should it be necessary to reschedule work will be done Friday, July 26th. Thank you!

Emergency Meeting

Posted: 07/15/19

There will be an emergency meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 6:00pm for the purpose of hiring additional lifeguards for the pool.

Free Bike Service & Safety Clinic

Posted: 07/10/19

FRDIAY JULY 12, 2019


Kids - Be sure to bring your bikes to Delhi's Fair on the Square, Friday July 12th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm.  It's time to get your tire pressures, chains and brakes checked for a safe and fun biking summer.  Basic repairs will be provided free of charge.

The bike station will be located on the square by the Delhi Village and Town table by the Courthouse near Court Street.

This program has been made possible through the generous support of the Delhi Village Police Benevolent Association, Otsego Bicycles of Oneonta, and the Village and Town of Delhi.

So kids- don't forget to bring your bikes to the Fair on the Square on July 12th!