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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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Planning Board Public Hearing

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

There will be a Planning Board Public Hearing in reference to a ground mounted solar array. PBlegalnoticeApril2019  

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ZBA Meeting Cancellation

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

Due to lack of new business the March 27, 2019 meeting of the Town of Claverack Zoning Board of Appeals is canceled.

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Public Hearing for Commercial Event Venue

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There will be a public hearing to amend the Town of Claverack Zoning Law to establish regulations for Commercial Event Venues (local law #1 of 2019). The hearing is set for April 11, 2019 at 6:30pm, prior to the regular monthly Town Board Meeting.  

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Notice Concerning the Examination of Assessment Inventory and Valuation Data

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA (Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law section 501)   Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review.  This data is the information that will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel, which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Claverack which will be filed on or before May 1, 2019. The information may be reviewed by appointment in the Assessor’s office at 91 Church...

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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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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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KISS Senior Shredding is here again!!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

KISS Senior Shredding is back again!!!  Running from Monday, March 18th to Friday March 29th at the Town Office, 91 Church Street, Mellenville, NY 12544.  This service, brought to you by the Columbia County Clerk’s Office, is available from 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday. If you have any questions about what you can shred, please click here.

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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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