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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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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 2019 program begins on Saturday, January 5, 2019 and runs every Saturday through February, 9, 2019.  (Make-up dates February 23rd and 2nd).  The program includes lift tickets, lessons and rentals; you choose what you want.  Sign-ups for this discounted...

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Upcoming Public Hearings

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Public Hearing for the 2019 Final Budget will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:45pm, prior to the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting.  This will be held at the Town Hall, located at 831 State Route 217, Mellenville, NY 12544. 2019 Preliminary Budget A Public Hearing for Local Law #3, Planned Development District (PDD), will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm.  This meeting will be held at the AB Shaw Firehouse located at 67 State Route 23, Claverack, NY 12513.  TOC LL3 of 2018 DRAFT and TOC LL3 of 2018 SEQRA...

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Budget Meeting

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please note, the Town Board has scheduled a 2019 Budget Meeting for Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5pm at the Town Office (91 Church Street, Mellenville).

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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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Seeking Part Time Court Clerk

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

The Town of Claverack Court is seeking a well-organized, detail oriented person to work 15 to 20 hours per week under the senior clerk to help maintain the accuracy and confidentiality of the court records.  Person must have good office skills including data entry, dealing with the pubic and collection of monies.  The 15 to 20 hours per week includes daytime office hours and Tuesday evenings for court.  We must stress that confidentiality and professionalism is a must for this position.  Please click here for a detailed description of the...

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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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