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Public Hearing December 5, 2016 Proposed Property Tax Levy - Click here for information.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town -
To see dates and times when Santa will be available at his Swansea location, click here.
Government Office has moved and is open for business
     The Village of Swansea has moved Elected Officials, Administrative Staff, Building & Zoning and Sewer Billing Staff to the newly remodeled building at 1444 Boul Avenue.
      The old Government Center will be locked, and the sewer billing office at 209 Service street will also be closed to the public.
     We look forward to serving you at the new facility.

Government Center Holiday Closings -
Trash and Recycling Collection Will Not Be Affected.
The Swansea Government Center and all non-emergency services of
the Village will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26th and Monday January 2nd.
Since both Christmas and New Years fall on Sundays, the Village observes
the holidays on the following Mondays. The Village Board and
committee meetings normally held on Jan 2nd, will be shifted to Tues, Jan
3rd instead, at the same times. The holidays will not affect trash and
recycling collection. Republic Services will still make collections on Dec 26th and Jan 2nd.
Village to Pass Credit Card Fees on to Users starting December 1, 2016....For the convenience of residents, several years ago the Village of Swansea instituted a system for accepting credit cards, debit cards and on-line check processing for the payment of utility bills, purchase of trash stickers, and other financial transactions. But each such transaction includes the payment of a convenience fee to the entity that processes those transactions on behalf of the Village. Since its inception, those fee have been absorbed by the Village. Yet the annual cost has grown to over $27,000.00 in the last 12 months.
In essence, under this approach, all residents end up subsidizing that cost on behalf of the residents who actually use the option. In light of tightening budget constraints, the Village Board therefore adopted a resolution on Oct 17th that will now require the individuals using the convenience of those payment methods to pay the associated fees. While the Village receives none of that fee, the change will free up the $27,000.00 for other budget needs.
In the future anyone paying by on-line check will be charged a flat fee of $1.00 for each check processed. In addition, those using on-line credit or debit cards either on-line or in person will be charged a fee equal to 2.75% of the transaction amount, plus $.50 if the transaction is for an amount less than $100.00.
Tornado siren testing will be done on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00am unless there is severe weather in the area.
Weather Preparedness Resources