The Claverack Town Board recently recognized William "Bill" Blaauw with a community service award. Bill has been a big part of the Claverack and Philmont communities for 60 years. He joined the Philmont Fire Company in 1963, rising to the rank of Chief, and serving in the department still today. In addition to multiple terms on the Philmont Village Board of Trustees and the Claverack Town Board, Bill served many years as the Claverack Town Highway Superintendent. After retiring from the highway department, he was re-elected to the Town Board and appointed Deputy Town Supervisor.
As a town official, Bill set a high bar. His common sense approach to decision making and his concern for all issues and residents earned him much respect. We thank him for his many years of service and friendship.
The Town of Claverack Water Department will be flushing hydrants in the Hamlet Water District beginning Wednesday, January 11th and continuing through Friday, January 13th. Residents that are hooked up to the water system may notice slight discoloration during this period. This is due to work being performed by the Town of Greenport, who supplies water to the Claverack Hamlet.
If you experience discoloration of your water, it is recommended that you clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes.
We regret any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
(NOTE: This is the Claverack Hamlet Water District, NOT the Village of Philmont)