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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.

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 https://media.dcboces.org/Watch/a7G4RrYe.  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 j.tomaine@ppcsd.org.  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

Clermont Town Hall closed to the public until further notice.

May 14, 2020: The Town Hall will continue to be closed until further notice. Meetings normally held in the Town Hall will not take place until the Town Hall reopens.

April 6, 2020: Reminder that all meetings normally held at the Town Hall will NOT take place while the Town Hall is closed. This includes the month of April and will continue until further notice.

March 16, 2020: Due to the Corona virus and health concerns of the staff, the Clermont Town Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Please leave a message for the Town clerk at 518-537-6868 for assistance and/or scheduling if necessary. Sorry for this inconvenience and hope to be open as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding our concerns and efforts to protect as many people as possible.

Raymond Staats
Clermont Town Supervisor

Senior Grocery Shopping (Volunteers)

Most towns have assembled a group of volunteers to assist seniors with grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Columbia County Office for the Aging is compiling a list of these contacts, which will enable our staff to make referrals should a senior from a particular town need assistance with these tasks.  Please contact Councilmember Dawn Brownson at 518-537-6272 to volunteer.

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Fishing and turkey licenses may be purchased online at www.dec.ny.gov/permits at any time.  Anglers may use their privileges immediately by carrying their transaction number (DEC – LS#) with them.

The HuntFishNY mobile app may also be used through the Apple App or Google Play stores.  This way you will have an electronic copy of your license.

With any questions or concerns contact@dec.ny.gov.

If you do not have access to a computer or internet, please call the Town Clerk at 518-537-6868 or email toclerm@gtel.net to make an appointment or arrangements.

Thank you.