Welcome to the Town of Claverack

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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 (www.philmont.org) 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.

Announcements and Public Notices

Winter Snowsports Program

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 2020 program begins on Saturday, January 4, 2020 and runs…

Powerline Project Update

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…

New Columbia County DPW Recycling Program

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…