What is Cooperstown?
It's a hard place to pigeonhole. To some, Cooperstown is nearly mythical as the "Birthplace of Baseball," the site of Doubleday Field, and home to The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. To others, it is a treasured historic site, where James Fenimore Cooper, America's first true novelist and author of The Last of the Mohicans, grew up and set many of his classic works (in and around the Village his father founded). Otsego Lake, which lends the Village such great beauty, is beloved by many for swimming, and fishing.
Still, there's more. Cooperstown is the home to a top-quality hospital, Bassett Healthcare, and, on our border, two more world-class museums, The Farmer's Museum and The Fenimore Art Museum. And then there's our historic Main Street, with its diverse shops and vast choice of restaurants. Even that isn't all that there is.
What is Cooperstown? To the nearly 2000 residents who live here year-round it is all those things and more. It is a magical place to live, a wonderful place to raise a family and the perfect setting to start a business away from the hectic lifestyle of huge cities and traffic-filled suburbs.
But don't take my word for it. Come visit Cooperstown and see for yourself. You may never want to go home.
Cooperstown to Host "Wall That Heals" As Part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend, May 25-27
-Replica Wall from Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to Make Central New York Debut-
(Cooperstown, NY) - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the longtime connection between baseball and America's military during Memorial Day Weekend as part of the fifth annual Hall of Fame Classic.
As part of that tribute, the Hall of Fame and the Village of Cooperstown will host the "Wall That Heals," a 250-foot replica of the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, which travels across America, will make its Central New York debut with the visit to Cooperstown, May 25-27, made possible by the Baseball Hall of Fame and its salute to the military with the Hall of Fame Classic Legends Game and special programs.
The "Wall That Heals," will be on display Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, open 24 hours a day and free of charge in the Doubleday Field Parking lot. The Wall's visit coincides with Saturday's Hall of Fame Classic and Monday's observance of Memorial Day.
To read complete article see pdf titled "Wall that Heals" below.
Doubleday Field Parking Lot to Be Closed for Classic Weekend
Doubleday Field parking lot will be closed Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26 to allow for events being held as part of Hall of Fame Classic Weekend. Including the display of the replica wall.
Update on 22 Main Street Building Closure
As of Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the Adult Section of the Village Library and a portion of the Art Association has been closed do to a safety/maintenance issue. The Village Board of Trustees is working to access the situation and provide the necessary repairs. Please watch the website for updated information as it becomes available.
Construction Update - Walnut Street Project - 05/03/13
Water Interruption - On Monday, May 6 between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM Vacri Construction will be working on the Village water mains as part of the streets reconstruction project. This work will make it necessary to shut off the water main between 34 Walnut Street and Chestnut Street. Please be prepared to experience an interruption in your water service during these dates and times. Should the crew not be able to complete the work it will be completed the following day.
Construction Update - Walnut Street Project - 04/29/13
Street Closure - Chestnut Street between Walnut Street and the Village line will be closed daily from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM to facilitate work necessitated by the current street reconstruction project. Traffic is being detoured, going south, to Delaware Street - Walnut Street - Linden Avenue and going north, Linden Avenue - Walnut Street - Delaware Street.
Water Interruption - Beginning Tuesday, April 30 through Friday, May 3 between the hours of 9 AM and 1 PM Vacri Construction will be working on the Village water mains as part of the streets reconstruction project. This work will make it necessary to shut off the water main on Chestnut Street between the Village line and Ace Hardware. Please be prepared to experience an interruption in your water service during these dates and times. Should the crew not be able to complete the work it will be completed the following day.
If you have any questions regarding any portion of the Walnut Street Project please contact Brian Clancy at 547-2411. Due to the project Mr. Clancy does not have regular office hours; however, if you leave him a detailed voice mail he will return your call as quickly as possible.
The Village Library and Art Association are closed until further notice due to a temporary safety/maintenance issue. This maintenance issue is only effecting the upper levels of 22 Main Street, the Police Station, Village Court, Treasurer's Office and Clerk's Office are open. Please watch the website for updated information as it becomes available.
Public Information Notice -
2012 Drinking Water Quality Report
Please visit the Water and Sewer Department page to access the 2012 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report will provide you with an overview of last year's water quality, including where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to State standards.
Parking Permits Available for On-Street Paid Parking Areas and Chestnut Street Parking Lot
COOPERSTOWN, NY: This summer paid parking will be in effect on Cooperstown's Main Street from Pine Boulevard east to River Street and on Pioneer Street from the northern boundary of the business district south to Church Street as well as in the Doubleday Field parking lot. Paid parking will begin the Saturday prior to Memorial Day in May and end Labor Day in September. Paid parking will continue in Doubleday Field parking lot only on weekends through Columbus Day.
Please note that paid parking is in effect during the summer season from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven (7) days a week. Payment can be made at Pay and Display machines throughout the paid parking area and a valid payment stub must be placed on the vehicle's dash board. On Main Street and Pioneer streets, parking can be purchased for a maximum of two hours. Handicapped accessible spaces and 15-minute spaces are exempt from paid parking.
Downtown parking permits provide an alternative to using Pay and Display machines. Anyone-local and tourist - can buy a permit. Permits are not limited to village residents. Permit holders can park for up to two hours in an on-street paid parking space without purchasing a ticket from a Pay and Display machine. The same permit can be used to park in the permit-only Chestnut Street parking lot if an all-day option is needed. Permits are not valid in the Doubleday Field parking lot.
Parking permits must be purchased annually. It is important to note they are only valid for two hours of parking during the daily paid parking period in on-street locations. Permit holders will not gain additional time by moving their car to a different on-street parking space on the same street. Parking for more than two hours with a permit is restricted to the Chestnut Street Parking lot. Please remember that the purchase and display of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space.
Parking permit applications and copies of regulations pertaining to permits are now available. Parking permits can be purchased from the Village Clerk's office at 22 Main Street for $25.00 for the 2013 paid parking season beginning April 1st, during normal business hours. Applications can be downloaded from the attachment below, or at the Clerk's office.
A complete application must be brought to the Clerk's office along with the vehicle's registration and fee when applying. Once the application has been processed the permit and information pertaining to its placement in the vehicle will be mailed to the address on the applicant's vehicle registration.
For more information, please contact the Village Clerk at 507-2411.
Walnut Street Project to Begin
On March 25, street work will begin on Walnut Street between Chestnut Street and Delaware Street. For approximately the next six months, work on the water and sewer lines, as well as the street surface, will occur every week, Monday through Friday. As a result, Walnut Street in the project area, particularly between Linden Avenue and Delaware Street, will only be open for local traffic as well as school buses and school staff. Any other vehicular traffic should find alternate routes. During certain periods, traffic on Chestnut Street, Delaware Street, and Linden Avenue may also be affected. Traffic control will be provided on site; updates will be provided an this website as they become available.
Notice of Budget Hearing
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cooperstown will hold a public hearing in the Village Office Building, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, New York on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., for the purpose of hearing public comment on the proposed 2013-2014 budget. Copies of the budget are available to download below and in the Village Clerk's Office, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, during normal business hours.
Any resident of the Village of Cooperstown is entitled to be heard upon said proposed budget at such public hearing. Disabled citizens, who require assistance in attending said public hearing, or in furnishing comments or suggestions, should contact the Village Clerk at (607) 547-2411 to request assistance.Teri L. Barown, RMC
Village of Cooperstown
22 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
(607) 547-2411 (phone)
Dated: March 26, 2013
Local Law 10 of 2012 - On Street Paid Parking
Local Law No. 10 of 2012, Amend Village Charter - Paid Parking Regulations - institute on-street paid parking for Main Street (Pine Blvd. to River Street) and Pioneer Street (Stage Coach Lane to Church Street) was adopted by the Board of Trustees on December 20, 2012. The following attachment is a copy of the adopted law. In addition to the attachments information regarding Paid Parking may be found on the "Residents" page accessed by the tab at the top of the page. On-street paid parking regulations are in effect from the Saturday prior to Memorial Day in May through Labor day in September, only.
Final Report Regarding Pesticide Use - Doubleday Field
This report was prepared by Kevin Trotta, a Sports Turf Specialist in cooperation with Village Officials and made possible through funding provided from Cornell University. The report is attached below.