Friendship is a town in Allegany County, New York, USA. The population was 2,004 at the 2010 census. The town's name was adopted to mark the resolution of earlier conflicts. See the History section for more information on the background. The Town is surrounded by large hills in a wide valley that runs west to east. Interstate 86 exit 29 is at the west end of the hamlet of Friendship. Gas, food and many other services are available in the Town. See the Shopping section for a more complete listing. The center of Town is located on Van Campen Creek, a tributary of the Genesee River. The Town provides a small school setting in the Friendship Central School district. In the greater area of Allegany County there are a variety of events, lodging and attractions. Check these out on discoveralleganycounty.com
The Town of Friendship is near the center of Allegany County and is northeast of Olean, New York.
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Elimination of One Justice Posted October 19, 2023
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a regular meeting held on the 18th day of October, 2023, the Town Board of the Town of Friendship, duly adopted a resolution, an abstract of which follows, which resolution is subject to a permissive referendum pursuant to Article 7 of the Town Law of the State of New York.
This Resolution eliminates one office of elective Town Justice of the Town of Friendship, Allegany County, New York, which office is currently vacant, which reduction will be effective on December 31, 2023, unless eligible voters of the Town file a Petition requesting a referendum on such issue within 30 days of the adoption of this Resolution.
Dated: October 18, 2023
PATRICIA SCHURR, Town Clerk
Town of Friendship, Allegany County, New York
Notice of Public Hearing Posted September 5, 2023
Notice of Public regarding A Local Law to Override the Real Property Tax Cap
May's Town Board Meeting Notice! 5/17/23 Posted May 16, 2023
Due to a scheduling conflict the Town Board Meeting(May's) will be held outside under the Pavillon next to the GAR Hall inside the Park off of West Water St., Dress for cool weather. Same Time 7:00pm.
UPDATED NOTICE: PIGTAIL ROAD- ROAD WORK NOTICE!! Posted April 27, 2023
ATTENTION!! Residents who live on Pigtail Rd.
The Friendship Highway Dept. will be grinding Pigtail Road on 5/8, 5/9 and possibly 5/10 - (Weather permitting) work being done 3/4 of a mile on Pigtail Rd. EXPECT DELAYS ON TRAFFIC ALL DAY ON THESE DATES.
NOTICE-2023 DOG ENUMERATION Posted April 21, 2023
NOTICE OF DOG ENUMERATION
The Town of Friendship Dog Control officer will be going door to door doing a dog
enumeration beginning the 1st week in June. Past due dog licenses will have to be paid
current and for any dog found to be " unlicensed" or license expired will have to pay a
$5.00 enumeration fee along with the license fee. This can be done at the Town Hall
with the Town Clerk on Regular Business hours. All dogs 4 months and older must
have current rabies and be licensed $15.50 for a unspayed or unneutered dog $7.50
for a spayed or neutered dog
TOWN'S ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Posted December 27, 2022
THE TOWN'S ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING WILL BE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2023 AT 7 PM AT THE G.A.R. COMMUNITY HALL.
Division on Addictions Posted December 8, 2022
Division on Addictions is an organization that helps vulnerable New York residents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol locate proper treatment options,. Alcoholism and drug addiction are terrible crises affecting all ages in our communities-from teenagers to senior citizens. Finding treatment facilities that are able to understand the underlying causes of the addiction, and that able to cure an individual so as to prevent any relapse, is often very hard task. This is we-where we come in. We help those in greatest need to find addiction treatment options that are the best for each individual situation,. Our services are 100% free. go to website: http://www.addictiontreatmentdivision.org/drug-alcohol/newyork/.
WINTER PARKING INFORMATION Posted November 16, 2022
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that pursuant to New York State Town Law Section 202-b, a public hearing will be held before the Town Board of the Town of Friendship, on the 17th day of August, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at the Friendship Bingo Hall, located at 6 East Main Street, Friendship, New York, to consider improvements to the Town of Friendship Sewer District.
The Town of Friendship Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants
Wednesday, March 30 from 10:00 pm until Thursday, March 31, 7:00am, Residents may Experience interrupted water service and roily water.
Friendship Water Dept.
WATER FLUSHING NOTICE!! Posted March 21, 2022
The Water Dept. will be Flushing Hydrants on Wednesday, March 23rd from 10:00 pm till 7:00am on Thursday, March 24th.
The Town Board of Friendship will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7 pm at the Friendship BINGO Hall.
SOLAR LOCAL LAW #1-2022 Posted January 24, 2022
This Solar Energy Local Law is adopted pursuant to sections 261-23 of the Town Law and section 20 of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York, which authorize the Town to adopt zoning provisions that advance and protect the Health, safety and welfare of the community and, in accordance with the Town Law of New York State, "to make provision for, so far as conditions may permit, the accommodation of solar energy systems, facilities and equipment and access to sunlight necessary therefore."
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Introduction of Local Law #1 of 2021 entitled
"A Local Law adopted pursuant to Cannabis Law 131 opting out of licensing and establishing retail cannabis dispensaries and/or on-site cannabis consumption establishments within the Town of Friendship".
Due to illness the regular January Board Meeting will be very brief. All regular and all non-time sensitive items will be moved to the February agenda. We will not sit, we will not touch furniture etc any more than absolutely necessary to get in and out, we will not pass papers, or have printed agenda copies available. We will spread out(Standing) in the Bingo Hall.
1.open Fuel Bids and record(award bid in Feb)
2. Approve December audited bills
3.Approve the line transfers to close out 2020
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY Posted January 13, 2021
The Town Hall will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 for Martin Luther King Day.
ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING Posted December 22, 2020
The Town's Organizational meeting will be Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at 7:00pm
Special Meeting Posted December 10, 2020
Town of Friendship Meeting will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Depot Street Meeting Hall.
Water Service Form Posted October 22, 2020
Fill out the Service form with the deposit of $110.00 with a residence that has water and sewer service. If only water service then $35.00 deposit is required. Your deposit will be return after 4 quarters of paying on time. Payment can be made at the Town Hall on regular business hours or left in the drop box. Payment can also be mailed in to Town of Friendship, P.O. Box 177, 4 E. Main St., Friendship, NY 14739.
REGISTER YOUR ATV/SIDE BY SIDE -FORM UNDER GOVERNMENT
Registration and Insurance needed for ATV to register with the Town + fee
side by side- Insurance is needed to Register + fee
ATV's and Side by side's registered under Local Law #1 of 2020.
Reg. fee- August $29.19
2021 Jan. 8.34
FROM THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE Posted April 27, 2020
HEARING OF COMPLAINTS
Tentative Roll, Hearing of Complaints and
Board of Assessment Review
The Town Hall will be closed to the Public during this COVID19 crisis. If any payments need to be made for dog licenses or water bills the drop box can be used. You may also payment a water payment with credit card under this site. Phone messages will be checked on a daily basis along with the mail. If you have a questions you may call the 973-7779 number and calls will be answered on daily basis. Office hours will be evaluated weekly.
VENUE CHANGE-MEETING Posted March 18, 2020
DUE TO COVID-19 THE TOWN BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD
AT THE G.A.R. HALL AT ISLAND PARK AT THE REGULAR TIME OF 7:00PM.
PUBLIC HEARING -LOCAL LAW ON A Posted September 13, 2019
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the Town Board of the Town of Friendship at the Town Hall, 4 Main St., The Town of Friendship, New York, at 6:30 pm on the 18th of September 2019, concerning proposed Local Law Number 2 of 2019, entitled "A Local Law Regulating Use of Limited Use Vehicles and All Terrain Vehicles on Town Highways," The purpose of the proposed local law is to regulate limited use vehicles and all terrain vehicles on Town roads within the Town of Friendship. A copy of the proposed local law is available for inspection at the office of the Town Clerk.
At such time and place all person interested in the subject matter of the proposed local law will be heard concerning the same.
RENTAL INSPECTIONS Posted September 10, 2019
NOTICE ON RENTAL PROPERTIES-Any house, apartment or structure that is rented,leased, subleased or occupied as a dwelling unit by anyone other than the owner as recorded on a deed, contract or other record of sale or title, is required to be inspected for the following required physical, structural and health considerations, on any occasion initially, that may be the result of a second party occupying aforesaid dwelling unit. Any rental unit, as described above, that changes rental status within (6) months of a previous inspection shall not be required to be inspected unless requested by the landlord or owner.
Initial fee to be paid for this rental inspection shall be $25.00. Inspection for paid for and filled out at the Town Hall. Reference to Local Law #1 of 2010.
NOTICE OF BUDGET WORK SESSION Posted August 26, 2019
The Town Hall will be closed on Thursday, May 9, 2019 due to Southern Tier West conference training. The Town hall will be open from 4-8 pm for Grievances.
ATTENTION FRIENDSHIP RESIDENTS Posted April 18, 2019
ATTENTION FRIENDSHIP RESIDENTS:
The Town of Friendship Residents are able to review the
"Crossroads Water Contract". Review of the contract can be
done at the Town Hall on regular business hours.
Any questions call 585/973-7779.
A SPECIAL MEETING will follow on Wednesday,
April 24th @7:00 pm at the Depot Street meeting room on Depot Street in regards to the Water Contract.
Friendship Town Board
TOWN HALL CLOSED-GOOD FRIDAY Posted April 18, 2019
The Town Hall will be closed on
Friday, April 19th in observance of
PUBLIC HEARING ON LOCAL LAW Posted April 2, 2019
PUBLIC HEARING ON INTRODUCTORY LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 2019/ LOCAL LAW AMENDING LOCAL LAW NO. 1 OF 1987 ENTITLED "Flood Damage Prevention Local Law" as amended by Local Law No. 2 of the year 1989.
The Town of Friendship will be flushing hydrants on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 10:00 pm till 7:00 on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
They will also be flushing hydrants on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10:00 pm till 7:00 am on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
You may experience low pressure and/or roily water.
HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE!!
The Town of Friendship will be Flushing Hydrants on Wednesday,
October 18, 2017 from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. on October 19, 2017.
You may experience low pressure and roily water.
LOCAL LAW OF 2008-REFUSE/GARB Posted June 22, 2017
No materials will be picked up on collection day in excess of six(6) thirty gallon refuse bags or garbage containers; any more than that will be left at curbside and be asked to be re moved. No "trash" will be picked up on the last Friday of the month, only larger bulk items.
No trash can be at the curbside for more than twenty-four(24) hours before pickup.
No garbage, refuse, or trash of any kind accepted into the Refuse district from outside the boundaries of the refuse district. Any questions on the boundaries should ask to speak to the Superintendent of Public works.
Any person(s) committing an offense of Local Law #1of 2008 can be subject to a fine of up to $250.00 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both fine and imprisonment for each violation.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING-June Posted June 8, 2017
Notice of Public Hearing regarding the proposed increase and improvement of the facilities of the Town of Friendship Water District, being the replacement of water meters...
The Town of Friendship Dog Control officer will be going door to door doing a dog enumeration beginning the 1st week in June . Past due dog
licenses will have to be paid current and for any dog found to be
"unlicensed" or license expired will have to pay a $5.00 enumeration
fee. This can be done at the Town Hall with the Town Clerk on regular
business hours. All Dogs 4 months and older must have current
rabies and be licensed. $15.50 for a unspayed or unneutered dog; $7.50 for a spayed or neutered dog.