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Food Pantry

The Food Pantry at St. Patrick’s Kiefer Hall, Forestport, is open by appointment.  For food assistance, please call 315-507-0547, and leave a message with your unblocked phone number.  A volunteer will return your call to schedule an appointment.

Phyllis Canova and Mary Mulchy are the Coordinators for the St. Patrick’s Food Pantry.

The Thrift Shop at St. Patrick’s is open to everyone Saturday 10am to noon with a $2 bag sale every Saturday.


Want to help?  There are 2 ways you can help the Food Pantry and Thrift Shop:

  1. Non-perishable food and monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated.
  2. Drop off clothes for donations to our Clothes Drop Box located outside the Thrift Shop.

Freedom of Information Law Request (FOIL)

Freedom of Information Law Request (FOIL) - Form

Records Access Officer
Town of Forestport
12012 Woodhull Road, PO Box 137
Forestport, NY 13338


Re: Freedom of Information Law Request Records Access Officer:

As you know, the Freedom of Information Law requires that an agency respond to a request within five business days of receipt of a request. Therefore, I would appreciate a response as soon as possible and look forward to hearing from you shortly.

If for any reason any portion of my request is denied, please inform me of the reasons for the denial in writing and provide the name and address of the person or body to whom an appeal should be directed.


Laws and Policies

Forestport Site Review Law:

Site Review applications are required for activities listed in Section 5.2-C of the Site Review Law, including:

  • Any use involving the use of more the alteration of three or more acres of land, excluding customary agricultural uses such as pasturing and crop raising;
  • Mobile Home Parks;
  • Travel Trailer Parks;
  • Campgrounds
  • All non-residential uses;
  • Conversion of any building into a three- or more family dwelling;
  • Any DEC “Type 1” SEQR action;Any development within a designated floodplain or wetland;
  • any residential subdivision, as defined in the Site Review Law

Download the Site Review Law here for further information.  Do not forget to also check the Amendments to the law for updates.

Subdivision Law (2007)

All subdivisions of land,  whether Simple, Minor, or Major, must receive prior approval from the town planning board. Definitions of the types of subdivision are found on Page 9 of the law.

Sewer District #1 Local Law


  • Local Law #1 of 1994
  • Date Posted: December 11, 2007
  • Date Adopted: March 01, 1994
  • Enacted (Filed) on March 25, 1994.

This law includes requirements regulations regarding hook-up and usage requirements, as well as the usage and maintenance fee structures.

Special Water District #1 – Rules and Regulations


  • Local law #2 of 2005
  • Date Posted: December 11, 2007
  • Date Adopted: July 20, 2005

Rules, regulations, and fee structure for Special Water District #1.  Filing Date (Effective date) was 12/19/05.  For clarity, the law posted here is the amended version enacted Nov. 15, 2005.

Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code


  • Local Law #1 0f 2007
  • Date Posted: December 11, 2007
  • Date Adopted: February 21, 2007

The Town of Forestport administers the NY State Uniform Fire prevention and Building Code, using the regulations here.  It includes information on building permits, construction inspections, stop work orders,unsafe buildings, penalties, and much more.

Tax Exemption for Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Workers

  • Number: Local Law #2 of 2005
  • Date Posted: December 12, 2007
  • Date Adopted: September 21, 2005

A local law providing a tax exemption in real property owned by an enrolled volunteer firefighter or volunteer ambulance worker residing in the Town of Forestport.

Solar Law

A Prohibition of Private Property Burial in the Town of Forestport

Implementing Moratorium on Development of Large Scale Solar Energy Systems

Amendment to the Site Review Law of 1986 Section 9.1 and Fee Structure

Override of Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law

Department of State Website – Local Laws

NY DOS Local Laws Search |

Town Board 2021 Minutes

Town Board 2019 Minutes

Town Board 2018 Minutes

Town Board 2017 Minutes