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The Town of Claverack, incorporated in 1788, sits in the middle of beautiful Columbia County, with easy access to Albany, Boston and New York City. There are just over 6000 residents spread out over almost 50 miles of the town, which makes us the second most populated township in the County. Included in the township of Claverack is the Village of Philmont, which has its own municipal structure (www.philmont.org) and was incorporated in 1892. We are proud of our rural, academic and industrial history and cherish the small town and rural atmosphere that is fundamental to our community.

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Attention Property Owners

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

There will be a reassessment of all real property as a result of a decision by the Town of Claverack to create fair and equitable assessments at 100% of Market Value.  It is done pursuant to Sections 301 & 305 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.  It is the intent of the Town to complete the reassessment in accordance with Section 1573 of RPTL, rules and procedures in order to qualify for State Aid.  The first step of this process will begin in January, 2020 with data collectors doing field work by updating or verifying the inventory records...

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Public Hearing for new Fire Protection Contracts for 2020

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Claverack will hold a public hearing at the Claverack Town Hall, 836 NYS Route 217, Philmont, New York, on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., with the regular town board meeting to follow, to consider the following new contracts for the year 2020 with the Claverack Fire District and the Mellenville Fire District and the Churchtown Fire Company #1, Inc., each of which said contracts shall be for the fire protection of the Town of Claverack.

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Public Hearing Local Law #4 of 2019 – Amending Claverack Town Zoning Law and Map

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Town of Claverack will hold a public hearing at the Claverack Town Hall, 836 NYS Route 217, Philmont, New York, on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., with the regular town board meeting to follow, to consider the following proposed local law: Local Law No. 4 of the year 2019 entitled “Amending the Zoning law & Zoning Map to designate parcel 120.2-1-11.110 from the Hamlet Residential Zone to the Hamlet Business-1 zone.” The purpose of this proposed local law is to correct an error on the zoning...

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November and December Zoning Board of Appeals Meetings Moved

Posted by on Nov 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Due to the holiday schedule the November 27th and December 25th Zoning Board of Appeals meetings have been moved to a joint meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  The meeting will take place at 7:30pm at the Town Hall, 836 State Route 217, Mellenville, NY 12544.

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Boston & Albany Rail Trail Feasibility Study Presentation

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

On September 24, 2019, an open house and presentation about the Boston & Albany Rail Trail Feasibility Study was held at the A.B. Shaw Firehouse Claverack. The following documents are available for your information:  Feasibility Study Presentation Feasibility Study Questions & Answers  In addition, a link to the CEDC website page which includes other helpful resources –...

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KISS Senior Shredding is almost GONE!!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Senior Shredding bins will be back at the Town Office.  The program, sponsored by the County Clerk’s Office, will run from Monday, December 2 to Friday, December 13, 2019.  Bins are available Monday through Friday, 9-3pm in the lower level of the Town Office (91 Church Street, Mellenville, NY 12544).  If you have any questions, please call 518-672-7911. For information regarding what you can shred please click here.

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Powerline Project Update

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New York Energy Solution (Powerline) Project Update Beginning August 14, the New York Energy Solution team will be conducting door-to-door outreach to abutting properties to talk about the utility-owned right-of-way land for the power line upgrade project that goes through the town of Claverack. Team members will be wearing project shirts, have proper identification and project materials to share and leave at residents/businesses. These property owners should have already received a letter from the project team, letting them know about this...

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Open Position- Town Highway Department

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Highway Department Job Description

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New Columbia County DPW Recycling Program

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Due to the rising cost of handling the recycling material brought into the County owned Solid Waste Stations, County Residents will now need to purchase an annual recycling permit.  This is only if you utilize the County Facilities – this does not impact anyone who has curbside pick-up. This is an annual recycling permit and will be in effect for the entire calendar year regardless of when it is purchased.  You will receive two stickers per each recycling permit to be placed on your vehicle(s) visible for station attendants to see. The...

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