Village of
Winter in Wilson
courtesy of Ed Goodnight

Water Report

The Wilson Town Hall is now closed to the general public.  If you need to contact your Village office, please call (716) 751-6764.  If you need to drop off water payments, building permit applications, or anything else, please contact the Village and place paperwork in the Village Drop Box located in the back parking lot of the Town Hall.  The box is labeled Village Drop Box.  Thank you for your patience during this time and again, any questions, please call first.




By Executive Order by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo,

All Village Elections have been canceled for

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

and rescheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Public Statement regarding the Coronavirus


Governor Cuomo is urging everyone to stay at home as much as possible and keep a safe distance of 6 feet from others in public space to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.  The Village of Wilson in consultation with Niagara County, continues to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our employees, residents and the public.

1.       The Village of Wilson’s Department of Public Works will continue to report to work at their regularly scheduled time.  Access to the Village Hall and Public Works Garage will be limited to an as needed basis.

2.       Residents/Visitors to the Village Hall for routine business, such as payment of bills, various forms  and applications, are directed to place such items in the Village of Wilson Drop Box located next to the circle driveway near the entrance to the Village office. Please leave your name, address and phone number where you can be reached if necessary. A receipt can be mailed to you at your request.

3.       Anyone requesting permits, or similar requests can call the Clerk’s Office and any of these forms and information will be mailed to you.

4.       Village Board and Committee meetings will be evaluated on a day to day basis and may be canceled.  All Planning and Zoning Board meetings will be scheduled after April 1st.  Cancellations will be posted on the Village’s website and notices will be placed on the entrance to the Village Hall. Any meeting cancellations will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

SCHOOLS: Most schools in the state have already closed for an undetermined amount of time, by Wednesday, the rest will be closed as well.  Governor Cuomo said this closure will last at least two weeks and if the conditions “miraculously” improve, the schools could be re-opened.

DIRECTIVES FROM GOVERNOR CUOMO:  Restaurants and bars are to close except for takeout/delivery only.  These facilities will remain closed until further notice.  In addition, to keeping New Yorkers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an executive order delaying village election statewide until the April 28 primary election.

FACILITES THAT REMAIN OPEN:  Grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies and medical facilities will remain open. Cuomo recommends that only essential services and businesses stay open.

TELEMEDICINE:  Governor Cuomo will require insurance companies to waive copays for telehealth visits.  This action will encourage New Yorkers to seek medical attention from their homes rather than visit a hospital or doctor’s office – ultimately reducing strain on the healthcare system and preventing further spread of the virus.  Any health-related questions, please call the NYS COVID-19 24-hour hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

HOSPITALS:  The capacity of hospitals will go beyond Department of Health regulations for the time being.  This will allow the facilities to increase space.  It is not yet decided, but the state may cancel elective surgeries across the state.  Governor Cuomo said space will be needed at hospitals.

UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE:  Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order waiving the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.  For more information call (888) 209-8124 or go to

It is paramount that everyone takes these precautions seriously to stop the spread of this virus. Please stay home and only go out if necessary. If you interact with crowds it may put you or them at risk. Wash your hands frequently and try not to touch your face, eyes, or ears.

Further steps may be taken as new information becomes available. The safety of our residents is our top priority and we will continue to take every precaution to keep the spread of this pandemic.

While this massive shutdown takes place, Cuomo encouraged families to spend time together.  Local, State, and County park fees are waived during this time.



Arthur Lawson

Arthur Lawson, Mayor

Village of Wilson

REDI Commission Award Announcement


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The Historic Village of Wilson

On The Shores of Lake Ontario 


Welcome to the Historic Village of Wilson.  The Village of Wilson, the only incorporated village in Niagara County, was incorporated on May 11, 1858, and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario between the towns of Porter to the west and Newfane to the east.  It is approximately 18 miles from the County seat at the City of Lockport and similar distance from the Lewiston/Queenston Bridge linking Niagara County to Canada.


Cultural assets include the Wilson Free Library and the Wilson Historical Society Museum complex.


One of the ways the Village of Wilson benefits from the moderate climate of the region is the abundance of locally grown produce available.  The geographic orientation of Niagara County to Lake Ontario produces conditions favorable to the cultivation of tree-born fruits, grapes, and a variety of row cropped foodstuffs suitable for fresh consumption and perserving alike.



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Did you know that only **three items** should be flushed down the toilet?
Can you name them? I'm sure you can! The Village guys have given us a fantastic article to read while using our facilities. Please read & share to help keep our sewers in great working order without costly sewer repairs!

Home of the Free because of the Brave!
Courtesy of Ed Goodnight