Columbia County Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Plan Survey

Columbia County is creating a Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Plan and we want to make sure that we receive input from residents of Claverack. Fill out the short survey linked to below and tell us about what community assets and environmental impacts are important to you, what hazards you have experienced, and what is … Read more

Climate Smart April/May 2023 Newsletter

Claverack’s Climate Smart Newsletter for April/May 2023 is now available! Read it here.  Here are a few highlights: · Don’t miss our Sustainable Gardens event on May 27! · Heat Pumps (to cool down) – plus the Countywide Heating, Cooling and Energy Efficiency Campaign · What does it mean to adapt to a changing climate? If you would like to … Read more

KISS Program Returning for 2023

On behalf of the founder of this invaluable program. Columbia County Clerk, Holly Tanner, and due to your continued participation 2022 ended on a high note with more shredding than ever before! Below are the dates still remaining for the 2023 program: November 27-December 8. Bins will be available on these dates at the Town … Read more

Important Information for Property Owners Age 65 and Over

From the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance: 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 … Read more

All Town Meetings In Person

Beginning January 2023,  meetings will not be accessible via Zoom, unless there is a significant increase in COVID cases.  The public is encouraged to attend meetings in person.

Solarize Claverack

SOLARIZE CLAVERACK  –  You can save up to 10% on your electric bill and receive a signup bonus by enrolling in Solarize Claverack, also known as Columbia County Community  Solar. The Claverack Town Board and the Claverack Climate Smart (CSC) Committee present this opportunity to residents and businesses to save money while supporting in-state solar … Read more

Why Does Claverack Have a Historian?

In 1919 New York became the only state to legislate the position of Public Historian. On April 11, 1919, Governor Al Smith signed, ” Historian’s Law”, 57.07, mandating the position. Public, or town historians as they are most frequently referred to, are appointed by the town governments of each municipality in the state. (read more)