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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 ( 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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Boston & Albany Rail Trail Feasibility Study Presentation

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

The public is invited to an open house and presentation about the Boston & Albany Rail Trail Feasibility Study on Thursday, September 24th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the A.B. Shaw Firehouse, 67 Rt. 23, Claverack, NY.  Before and after a brief presentation, maps and other information will be on display for viewing and discussion with the sponsors of the study.  For more information, 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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Attention Mid-Hudson Cable Customers

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mid-Hudson Cable is currently upgrading their system.  If you notice that you have lost channels, contact them at 518-943-6600 and they will assist you with the situation.

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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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Winter Snowsports Program

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

The Town of Claverack organizes a Winter Snowsports program (snowboarding or skiing) for six Saturdays beginning early January each year at Catamount Ski Resort.  Claverack youth age 8 and older may participate and have the physical ability to ride any on-mountain lifts with instruction. The 2020 program begins on Saturday, January 4, 2020 and runs every Saturday through February, 8, 2020.  (Make-up dates February 22nd and 29th).  The program includes lift tickets, lessons and rentals; you choose what you want.  Sign-ups for this discounted...

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Important Notice for Property Owners Age 65 and Over

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

From the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance: NEW STAR REQUIREMENTS FOR 2019 To receive the Enhanced STAR exemption, you must enroll in the Income Verification Program (IVP).  If you’re already enrolled, no action is needed. If you qualify for the senior citizens exemption, you will no longer automatically receive the Enhanced STAR exemption.  You must apply for Enhanced STAR separately. For more information or to obtain forms, contact the Assessor’s office at 518-672-7911 ext. 102 or 103.  Or visit the New York...

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Calling All Claverack and Village of Philmont Businesses

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Claverack Business directory is now live.  Please click here to fill out form for your business to be included in our directory.  This is open to all businesses located within the Town of Claverack and the Village of Philmont.   

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2019 KISS Senior Shredding Schedule

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Save the Date: 1st Quarter Shredding:  March 18 – March 29 2nd Quarter Shredding: June 10 – June 28 3rd Quarter Shredding: September 9 – September 20 4th Quarter Shredding: December 2-December 13      

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