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PUBLIC NOTICE: Clermont Fire District public hearing on the Preliminary Budget


    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Clermont Fire Commissioners of the Clermont Fire District will hold a public hearing on the Preliminary Budget of the Fire District for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021.

    The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. at the Town Hall, 1795 Route 9, Clermont. At the public hearing, any person may be heard in favor of or against any item or items therein contained. Copies of the preliminary budget may be picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. 

    Please note that the regular meeting of the Fire Commissioners will be held immediately following the public hearing. 

By Order of the Fire Commissioners

Jennifer Flandreau,
Fire District Secretary


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(Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law)

Notice is hereby given that the Final Assessment Roll for the Town of

Clermont, in the County of Columbia, for the year 2020, has been completed by the undersigned Assessor(s), and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk on the day of July 1st, 2020, where the same will remain for public inspection.

Dated this day of July 1st 2020.
Cheryl Kaszluga

Park Workshop, Hand Sanitizer and Mask Distribution Wednesday, June 17.

The town Hall will be open to the public on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5pm.

Additional face masks will be handed out to any community member that is in need (until supplies last) between 5pm and 7pm. There is a limited amount, but they will be handed out while supplies last.

If anyone in the community is in need of hand sanitizer, please bring a small bottle with you and we can refill your bottles.

There will be a Park Workshop following the above activities help at 7pm to discuss the town park rules and signs in preparation of ordering/purchasing signs to be posted in the town park.

June 23rd Primary voting location changes.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, it is not possible to open all of the usual polling places, and many voters will need to go to new polling locations in order to vote in person on the June 23rd Election Day. On June 23rd, (in person) Clermont voters must vote at the Germantown Activity Building (54 Palatine Park Road, Germantown).

For more information, see the Columbia County, NY Board of Elections web site.

Links to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health (Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19)
Including more information about the state’s plan for a phased re-opening.

Columbia County, NY Department of Health – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

June 23rd Primary voting location changes. See Clermont announcements and/or Columbia County Board Of Elections web sites for more information.

COVID-19 Plasma Donations.
Have you tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered?
Would you like to help critically ill COVID-19 patients in need?
Do you need to be tested for COVID-19?
For more information, please visit: Columbia County Department of Health

Governor’s Executive Order 202.17– Simple Face Mask
Effective 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2020

In an effort to support the above order, the Town of Clermont will continue to pursue additional distribution of face masks.
Additional cloth face masks will become available again at the Clermont Town Hall in the near future. Date and time to be announced soon. There will be limited supplies, but all supplies of masks will be distributed until they are gone. Also, small bottles (2 – 4 once) of hand sanitizer can be refilled if you bring your own bottles.

School Budget Votes

Message from the Pine Plains Central School District:

In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.26, the Budget Vote and School Board Election will be held remotely, by Absentee Ballot only.  Qualified voters of the Pine Plains Central School District will receive absentee ballots by mail.

The Public Hearing on the Budget Vote and Election will be held remotely on May 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm, it will stream live at this link  The budget materials are available on the Budget Vote tab and in BoardDocs on the Pine Plains Central School District website.  If any community members have questions and/or comments regarding the budget, please email the district clerk at  Please email your questions by 7:30 pm on the night of the Public Hearing, or email before the meeting.

No specific information has yet been provided to the town from the other school districts, but their web sites are provided here:
Germantown Central School District
Red Hook Central School District