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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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List of Postponements, Cancellations due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2020 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Philmont Library The library will be open Monday March 16th for patrons to pick-up and drop items off.  However, out of abundance of caution, the library will be closed beginning March 17th until further notice.  Also all holds from the Mid-Hudson Library System have been suspended at this time. KISS Program Per the Columbia County Clerks Office, the 1st Quarter KISS program is postponed until further notice  

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Below are links to the Columbia County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding for information on COVID-19. Columbia County Department of Health Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Attention Property Owners

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

There will be a reassessment of all real property as a result of a decision by the Town of Claverack to create fair and equitable assessments at 100% of Market Value.  It is done pursuant to Sections 301 & 305 of the NYS Real Property Tax Law.  It is the intent of the Town to complete the reassessment in accordance with Section 1573 of RPTL, rules and procedures in order to qualify for State Aid.  The first step of this process will begin in January, 2020 with data collectors doing field work by updating or verifying the inventory records...

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2020 KISS Senior Shredding Schedule

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Save the Date: 1st Quarter Shredding:  March 16 – March 27 2nd Quarter Shredding: June 8 – June 26 3rd Quarter Shredding: August 31 – September 11 4th Quarter Shredding: November 30 -December 11      

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Boston & Albany Rail Trail Feasibility Study Presentation

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

On September 24, 2019, an open house and presentation about the Boston & Albany Rail Trail Feasibility Study was held at the A.B. Shaw Firehouse Claverack. The following documents are available for your information:  Feasibility Study Presentation Feasibility Study Questions & Answers  In addition, a link to the CEDC website page which includes other helpful resources –

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Powerline Project Update

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

New York Energy Solution (Powerline) Project Update Beginning August 14, the New York Energy Solution team will be conducting door-to-door outreach to abutting properties to talk about the utility-owned right-of-way land for the power line upgrade project that goes through the town of Claverack. Team members will be wearing project shirts, have proper identification and project materials to share and leave at residents/businesses. These property owners should have already received a letter from the project team, letting them know about this...

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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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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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