The Village Hall office staff is run by Village Clerk/Assessor, Jamie Blot. The staff is responsible for sending and receiving Village tax, water and sewer bills. They also handle the receipt and payment of all Village expenditures and budget issues. The office personnel handle the daily walk-in or phone-in concerns of the Village residents.
Additionally, they provide clerical support to the Village Departments and Commissions.
Other Services provided by Village Hall:
Notary services are available at the Village office during regular business hours. The Clerk, Deputy Clerk, Treasurer, and Deputy Treasurer are all licensed notaries. Residents must provide government issued ID. There is no charge for this service.
NEW OWNER OR MAILING ADDRESS CHANGE
Please use the form under the form sections for change of owner of mailing address. All owner/address change should be submitted to the Village Clerk, Jamie Blot either by mail at: Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205 attention: Jamie Blot; in person at: 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205; by fax at: (518) 464-0389; or by email to: email@example.com
BILLS AND CLAIMS
Please note all bills and claims to the Village of Colonie must be accompanied by a completed voucher. The voucher may be downloaded from the forms area or may be obtained from the Village Hall. No payments can be made without the Name, Address, Itemized Description, Quantity and Price listed and the certification signed and dated. All bills and claims should be submitted to Deputy Clerk Alexandra Hart either by mail at: Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205 attention: Alexandra Hart; in person at: 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205; by fax at: (518) 464-0389; or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW (FOIL) and OPEN MEETINGS LAW
The Freedom of Information Law allows residents and the public access to a majority of Village of Colonie records. There are some exceptions. To learn more about FOIL and Open Meetings Law, visit https://www.dos.ny.gov/coog/foil2.html . To submit a FOIL request, please use the form in our forms area or obtain the form from Village Hall. All FOIL requests should be submitted to the Village Clerk, Jamie Blot either by mail at: Village Hall, 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205 attention: Jamie Blot; in person at: 2 Thunder Road, Albany, NY 12205; by fax at: (518) 464-0389; or by email to: email@example.com
Village Clerk, Jamie Blot is also the Village Assessor. The Village of Colonie has its own assessment unit, separate from the Town of Colonie. The taxable status date for the Village of Colonie is January 1st of each year. We receive several deeds each year and review them for any changes that may need to be made regarding boundaries, parcel sizes and transferring of ownership. The assessor also reviews any building permits filed before January 1st of each year and determines if the permit adds value to the assessment of the parcel and adjusts the amounts accordingly. A copy of such permits is kept with the tentative assessment roll for that year. A tentative assessment roll is made and produced by February 1st each year. Any changes to existing parcels, the business owner or resident receives a letter stating such changes. The Village of Colonie holds a grievance night, every year, the third Tuesday in February from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The final assessment roll is made and produced by April 1st each year.
The Tentative and Final Assessment Rolls are indexed by roll sections, starting with roll section 1, and then alphabetically by street address, within each roll section.
KEEP IN MIND: exemptions shown on the Village of Colonie tentative and final assessment rolls are subject to change.
For any questions regarding assessments or to request forms or additional information about grievance, please contact Jamie Blot at 518-869-7562 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except holidays)
2 Thunder Road Albany, NY 12205
Jamie Blot, Village Clerk
The Village Clerk also issues/reviews/approves the following applications and/or permits:
Meet the Village Hall Staff
Jamie BlotVillage Clerk/Assessor
Alexandra HartVillage Deputy Clerk
Kathy HaasVillage Treasurer PT
Julianne OkunVillage Administrative Assistant
Christina SecorVillage Deputy Treasurer
Jamie Blot has been the Village Clerk/Assessor since July 2016. Prior to her appointment to the position of Clerk/Assessor, Jamie also held the following positions within the Village of Colonie: Deputy Clerk, Deputy Treasurer, Youth and Recreation Assistant. Jamie has been an employee of the Village of Colonie since June 2003. Other than her roles of Clerk and Assessor, Jamie is the Registrar of Vital Records, Water/Sewer Billing Clerk, Tax Billing Clerk, Chief election officer for Village elections and is a Notary Public. Jamie is responsible for the issuance of FOIL requests, Peddler’s Permits and Water on/off requests. Jamie also serves as the Payroll administrator and human resources person. Jamie also served as a board member for the South Colonie Central School District from 2018-2019.
Alexandra Hart has been the Village Deputy Clerk since April 2017. Prior to her appointment to the position of Deputy Clerk, Alexandra served as an administrative assistant. Alexandra has been an employee of the Village of Colonie since 2012. Other than her role as Deputy Clerk, Alexandra is the Deputy Registrar of Vital Records, Planning Coordinator, Sign Review Board Coordinator, assistant to the Building Department, accounts payable and a Notary Public. Alexandra is also an emergency medical technician. She is a graduate from Colonie Central High School and graduated from the University of New Haven in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in science. She is a former long-time resident of the Village of Colonie.
Kathy Haas served as the past Village Clerk/Treasurer for over 30 years. In 2008 she retired and is now working part-time as the Village Treasurer. Kathy is the Village of Colonie tax collector and is also a Notary Public. Kathy is a graduate of Colonie Central High School and a former long-time resident of the Village of Colonie.
Julianne Okun has been the Village Administrative Assistant since 2019. Prior to her appointment to the position of Administrative Assistant, Julianne was the Village Deputy Treasurer. Julianne is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Julianne has been an employee with the Village of Colonie since 2015. Julianne is coordinator for the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Traffic Advisory Committee. Julianne is also a Notary Public. Julianne graduated from SUNY Albany with a bachelor’s degree in English. She is a long-time resident of the Village of Colonie.
Christina Secor has been the Village of Colonie Deputy Treasurer since 2019. Prior to her position as Deputy Treasurer, Christina was the Village administrative assistant. Christina has been a Village employee since October 2018. She is a resident of the Village of Colonie and a lifelong resident of Colonie. Christina is a Colonie Central High school graduate. Married with a daughter, she has been in the hospitality and service industry for 15 years. She also recently became New York State Licensed Real Estate agent. Working in the service industry has engrained a hard work ethic and attention to detail.