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Whether you are a resident, a visitor or considering becoming either, we are glad you are here.

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.

We hope that you find this website welcoming, easy to use, and that it gives you the information you are searching for.

Craryville Fire District Annual Election Notice

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Craryville Fire District will be holding their Annual Election on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 between 6-9pm at the Craryville Fire House located on Cty Route 7.  For further information about the election, please click here.

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Seeking Planning Board Applicant

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Town Board is seeking applicants for the Planning Board.  Those residents of the Town of Claverack interested in joining the Planning Board should send a letter of interest to the Town of Claverack, PO Box V, Mellenville, NY 12544 or email Town Clerk, Mary Hoose, at by Monday, December 10, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 518-672-7911.

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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 West Ghent Fire District Contract and the 2019 Churchtown Fire District Contract will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:30pm, prior to the regularly scheduled Town Board meeting.  This will be held at the Town Hall, located at 836 State Route 217, Mellenville, NY 12544.

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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, December 3 until Friday, 14th 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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