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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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Hamlet Park Sign Ideas Requested

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

The Town is looking for ideas from residents for a sign to be placed in the Hamlet Park (corner of Rts. 23 & 9-H) that recognizes the historic hamlet of Claverack. Please submit any examples of signs that you like, or a sketch to the Town Office or by e-mailing it to:, by Friday, July 26. The sign should include the following wording: Welcome to Historic Claverack Est. 1788

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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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Summer is almost here! Its time for Summer Playground Registration

Posted by on Jun 12, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

The Town of Claverack offers a free six-week recreational program for school age children who have completed Kindergarten through age 16 at the Town Park located on Church Street.  The program will run from July 1st to August 9th from 9 am to 2 pm.  For a Registration Form Please click here.  Forms can be dropped off at the Town Office, mailed or faxed and please include a record of immunizations.  There is a $100 per child fee if you do not live in the Town of Claverack.  Bussing is also available for $25 per child. For bus routes click...

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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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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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