Some time ago I proposed the Town of Claverack enter into a shared services agreement with the Village of Philmont whereby the Philmont Police Department would provide Court security services to the Town of Claverack Court. This agreement would result in a savings of nearly 50% on our budgeted Court security costs. I'm happy that we've been able to finalize this agreement. Read Story.
The Town Board is seeking interested individuals to serve on the Claverack Planning Board, the Claverack Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Claverack Board of Assessment Review. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to Claverack Town Clerk Mary Jeanne Hoose - PO Box V, Mellenville, NY 12544.
Ginsberg's has announced their intentions to break ground on a 65,000 square-foot warehouse in the County Commerce Park. The land upon which they plan to build lies partly in Claverack and partly in Ghent. I'm very, very pleased they've decided to stay in Columbia County! Read Story.
Was very pleased we were able to unanimously approve a resolution last night that formally opposes plans to stretch new high voltage power lines through our town. This project, part of Governor Cuomo's "New York State Energy Highway" plan, would have a direct impact on several of our home owners, farmers, historical homes, and small businesses. The project would cause property values to fall and negatively affect our tax base. The full text of the resolution is available here.