Located east of Lake Ontario, the Town of Hounsfield’s scenic beauty emerges. Dramatic uninterrupted vistas and breathtaking limestone waterfront cliffs characterize the Town’s 27,291 acres of natural beauty. Once renowned for flourishing dairy farms and prosperous cheese factories, today the Town is the hub of cultural tourism in Jefferson County’s central region.
Water is a key feature. Mill Creek flows through its center. Its border are defined by Black River, Black River Bay and Henderson Bay. The islands of Gull, Snake (Bass), Calf, Great and Little Galloo and Stony expand the Town’s shoreline.
The Town named after Ezra Hounsfield, was formed from Watertown on February 17, 1806. Settlers arrived quickly as news spread of abundant forests, fertile soil, bountiful fish and game.
Nestled on the Town’s western boundary is Sackets Harbor which housed the military and naval headquarters for the US Northern frontier during the war of 1812.
Early settlers recognized the rich opportunities in the Town’s land and water resources. The population has grown from 2,700 in 1880 to today’s 3,300 figure. Two hundred years after settlement, the Town of Hounsfield is a popular place for both year-round residents and visitors.
Robert and Jeannie Brennan
Rules and Regulations
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NEW SOURCES OF FLOODING HELP FUNDING -
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Annual Drinking Water Quality Report by District -
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION TO REPAIR ROADS, FLOODWALLS AND PUBLIC WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN IMPACTED COMMUNITIES ALONG LAKE ONTARIO -
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $10 million in state funding is available to assist eligible local municipalities that have been impacted by the recent flooding along the Lake Ontario coastline. The new investment program will support flood recovery efforts, including repairs to flood walls, roads, sidewalks, and culverts, as well as public water and sewer infrastructure.
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APRIL 24, 2017
Due to the Governor’s state of emergency, caused by the rising water levels for those towns that border Lake Ontario, the Town of Hounsfield will take the following steps. There will be a large amount of sand and sand bags available for those that need to protect their property. Bring a shovel as those needing sand bags will need to fill their own.
The town highway barn is located at 18774 County Route 66 Watertown, N.Y. 13601. For further information please call the Town Clerk at 315 782-6380. Any additional town actions will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
Water Committee Meetings
The water committee meetings will be held on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm
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Town of Hounsfield
Supervisor’s Annual Report
The detailed Annual Financial Report of the Supervisor of the Town of Hounsfield has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk at 18774 County Route 66, Watertown, NY. These reports for the year 2016 are public records and are available for inspection by all interested persons.
Diane M. Nier, Town Clerk
The Town water tower on Tower Road is now open!!
Comprehensive Plan of 2014
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Town of Hounsfield, please call the Town Clerk at
(315) 782-6380 or email: email@example.com.
FROM THE ASSESSOR:
2017 Tentative Rolls (5/11/17)
2017 Final Assessment Roll
Historic Sackets Harbor in the Town of Hounsfield is located in Jefferson County, New York, just 8 miles from the City of Watertown. The Township is considered to be in the ‘Northern New York’ section of the state, approximately an hour from the Thousand Islands, and a half hour from Fort Drum Military Installation. The land comprising the town was purchased by Augustus Sackett in 1801. The Town itself being named for Ezra Hounsfield.
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