The Town Board of the Town of Claverack, Columbia County, New York, is accepting applications for positions on the Planning Boards. Letters of interest should be mailed to the Town Office at: PO V, Mellenville, NY 12544 by Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
I wanted to make you aware of upcoming opportunities to get involved in your town government and volunteer for the good of the community. I do my best to be your voice for this town, but there is nothing like participating yourself! Your opinion and input matters. Below are three distinct opportunities to get involved. Be part of it!
HAMLET PARK BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT
A beautification project was initiated last year at the Claverack Hamlet Park at the intersection of Route 9H and Route 23, with the installation of a sculpture of potted flowers on the south side of the park. This sculpture was made possible through a donation made in memory of Dennis Weigelt, who passed away in 2015. Dennis was a lifelong resident of Claverack and an avid gardener.
We’d like to begin planning additional upgrades to the park and are seeking interested individuals to sit on a committee to help brainstorm, design, and organize these upgrades. Donations are being sought as well. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOWN HALL / COURT BUILDING PROJECT
The current Town Hall and Court Building on Route 217 is nearing the end of its useful life. The aging structure has cost town taxpayers several thousand dollars in maintenance in recent years, with additional repairs and upgrades needed.
It is our intention to form a committee to begin looking at the space needs of the Town Hall and Town Court, and to investigate whether it is feasible and prudent to keep the existing building and continue to invest additional dollars to maintain it, or if it would make more sense to relocate the Town Hall and Town Court to a new space. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please email email@example.com.
TOWN PLANNING BOARD VACANCIES
We are seeking interested and qualified individuals to sit on the Claverack Town Planning Board. In general, the Planning Board provides for the orderly growth and development of the town by reviewing and approving subdivisions, site plans, special use permits, etc. Interested applicants should mail a letter of interest and resume to the town office (PO Box V, Mellenville, NY 12544).
A joint Public Hearing by the towns of Claverack and Ghent Planning Boards will be held Wednesday, May 14th, 7:00 pm, at the Ghent Town Hall (located at 2306 Route 66).
A copy of the site plan and related materials can be found here.
Claverack Town Planning Board Meeting
Monday, February 10th - 7:00 pm
Claverack Town Hall (836 State Route 217)
I wanted to make you aware that Columbia County Public Works Commissioner David Robinson is scheduled to appear at the February 10th meeting of the Claverack Town Planning Board to provide an overview and update on the Pine Haven Nursing Home project. I plan to attend and invite you to do the same.
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.