Saratoga County, NY
The Town of Providence is beginning the job of updating its Comprehensive Plan. A Comprehensive Plan is a document that describes the history, current state, and future vision for the community. It acts as a road map to guide future growth and development while promoting the health, safety and general welfare of the people.
The Comprehensive Plan should reflect the ideas and opinions of the community’s residents. EVERY Providence resident and/or property owner is invited to complete this survey. Each person may submit the survey to the Town once.
Your survey responses will be kept confidential. When your survey is received, this front sheet will be separated from the rest of the survey. If you submit the survey online, your personal data will be separated from the rest of the survey.
HOW AND WHERE TO SUBMIT THE SURVEY
Drop it off at the Town Hall or send it by U.S. mail to: Comprehensive Plan Survey, Providence Town Hall, 7187 Barkersville Road Middle Grove, NY 12850. If you need additional paper copies of the survey so that each member of your household may participate, feel free to photocopy it. Or you can download it and print it by clinking on the Comprehensive Plan tab on the left side of this page). You can also pick up additional copies free of charge at Providence Town Clerk's Office, 7187 Barkersville Road (open Wednesdays & Fridays: 9am – 2:30pm, Thursdays 3:00-7:00 pm, Saturday 8am – 12 noon).
To complete the survey on-line, click on the link below:
Town of Providence Town Hall
The Town of Providence is in the northwest quadrant of Saratoga County. We border the Adirondack Park and the Great Sacandaga Lake. Our population is just under 2000 residents. For being one of the smallest towns in the county, we exceed in character. We now have a forever wild conservatory in Town, known as the Henning Preserve, and managed by the Saratoga Plan with six miles of hiking trails.
On February 5, 1796, the State Legislature passed a bill creating the Town of Providence. It was taken from the northern part of Galway and named after the City of Providence, Rhode Island. The town contains 27,161 acres of land. Its first official meeting was held in the log Baptist Meeting House on the first Tuesday in 1796. In the early years, due to the excellent supply of water power and heavy forests, many small mills and shops sprang up. Many chairs were made by different residents with the largest amount being made by the Trevett family.
The Town has a beautiful man-made lake known as Lake Nancy, formerly known as Bill's Pond. It is surrounded by 115 seasonal and year round homes. The town has two churches, and a volunteer fire department and ambulance corp.
Residents and non-residents enjoy our winter sports, such as ice fishing on the Sacandaga Lake in the winter and swimming at our local town beach in the summer. Our town is an enjoyable place to live as it has an abundance of country quietness.