Clifton Park is a suburban town in Saratoga County, New York, United States. According to the United States Census Bureau, the 2010 population was 36,705.
The name is derived from an early land patent. The town is in the south part of the county and is located approximately 12 miles north of Albany, 7 miles northeast of Schenectady, and 10 miles south of Saratoga Springs. Recognized for our outstanding quality of life, smart growth practices, numerous parks, extensive recreation programs, a 15 mile trail network, the Clifton Common sports complex (host to a variety of national, state and regional tournaments), the excellent Shenendehowa School System, an active Shenendehowa Senior Community Center and emerging business centers, we are a model growth community. Clifton Park has preserved and restored significant historic sites, such as the Grooms Tavern, and has acquired, protected, preserved and purchased development rights on over 1000 acres, balancing our rural roots with innovative residential designs and twenty-first century economic development in New York’s Tech Valley. Clifton Park remains true to its motto: “Clifton Park – A Great Place to Live, Work and Play!”
The Rexford Bridge steel girder installation for the new bridge deck is in the home stretch.
Town personnel have identified a stormwater pipe that will compromise Plank Road. The Town Highway Department personnel are at the site conducting an investigation. Currently, Plank Road between Glenbrook Drive and Kinns Road in Clifton Park is closed due to road repairs. Bruno Road is also closed near Plank Road. Drivers are advised to use alternate routes if possible and if not then to anticipate delays. It is likely the pipe will require replacement. The Town will disseminate any changes to the regular traffic pattern as the situation progresses.
For several consecutive years the Town of Clifton Park had conducted a free curbside bulk waste pick-up for the benefit of its residents. The cost to the Town each year is over $100,000 and rising. After a lower participation rate in 2014, it was decided that the Town would provide this free service to residents every other year. The most recent bulk item removal was held in 2016 and we plan to offer the service again in the Spring of 2018.
The Town Board of Clifton Park announced that under Article VB-Open Space Incentive Zoning of the Town Code, they will consider a proposal by Belmonte Builders to amend an approved housing development under the Town’s Open Space Incentive Zoning provisions.
“Last week I encouraged all voters in the Shen School District to vote and admonished forces attempting to divide the municipalities over the referendum. Now that the voters have spoken, in a large turnout for a school district vote, their message is clear.
The Town of Clifton Park and County Waste have reached an agreement to continue to offer free yard waste pick-up for all residents from April through November. Now that the inclement winter weather has passed, this program will start Monday, April 10th.