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Welcome to the official website of the Town of Taghkanic, New York

Assessment Rolls are available from the Columbia County website.


The Taghkanic Conservation Advisory Committee sponsored a guided walk at the New Forge State Forest on Saturday, April 18, 2015. The walk was led by Hudsonia Biologist Gretchen Stevens. Sixteen people attended and enjoyed the experience. Here is Gretchen’s report.


Photo by Jeff Putnam


Thanks to everyone who has taken the poll about whether the town should have a Local Board of Ethics or use the Columbia County Board of Ethics. If you haven’t done this yet, please take a minute to take the poll now  … thank you!


New and updated documents:

agenda and reports for the May 11 Town Board meeting added to the timeline (posted May 9)

approved minutes from March 16, March 28 and April 6 Zoning Commission meetings (posted April 27)

agenda and reports for the April 13 Town Board meeting added to the timeline (posted April 11)

agenda for April 6 Zoning Commission meeting added (posted April 2)

public notices added (posted March 28 — see the first two notices, below)

approved minutes from the March 2 Zoning Commission meeting (posted March 17)

approved minutes of the February 12 Town Board meeting (posted March 10)

agenda and reports for the March 9 Town Board meeting added to the timeline (posted March 7)

minutes: January 5 Zoning Commission meeting (posted March 5) 

All Agendas, Reports & Minutes are available directly from the Meetings and Events timeline further down this page. Minutes are usually approved at the next month’s meeting, and are posted in the timeline there.


Here are some common acronyms we use here:

  • BC = Building Committee
  • CAC = Conservation Advisory Committee
  • CEO = Code Enforcement Officer (Building Dept.)
  • FAC = Financial Advisory Committee
  • HD = Highway Department
  • PB = Planning Board
  • TB = Town Board
  • TC = Town Clerk
  • TS = Town Supervisor
  • ZBA = Zoning Board of Appeals
  • ZC = Zoning Commission
  • ZEO = Zoning Enforcement Officer (Building Dept.) 

Town of TaghkanicPublic Notices

  • PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - ASSESSMENT ROLL AND GRIEVANCE INFORMATION

    Pursuant to Sections 506 and 526 of the Real Property Tax Law:

    Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Taghkanic is completed, and a copy thereof may be seen at the Town Clerks Office until May 27, 2105.

    Notice is hereby given that the Assessor or the Assessor’s Clerk will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Taghkanic at the Taghkanic Town Hall during the hours of:

    Wednesday - May 6, 2015 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm — Wednesday - May 13, 2015 - 9:00 am-1:00 pm —Wednesday - May 20, 2015 - 4:00 pm - 8:00pm —Saturday - May 16, 2015- 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

    Notice is hereby given that the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Taghkanic will meet to hear and examine all properly filed complaints in relation to assessments of Real Property at Taghkanic Town Hall during the hours of 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

    A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at the Assessor’s office or the Columbia County Real Property Tax Office as well as online at: http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/orpts/publications/handouts.htm

    Dated this 30th day of April, 2015 Craig Surprise, I. A. O. Assessor, Town of Taghkanic

  • PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING

    PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Taghkanic (the “Town Board”) will hold a special meeting at the Town Office Building, 909 Route 82, Ancram, New York on May 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of addressing the purchase of equipment for the Highway Department and transacting such other business as may come before the Town Board. By order of the Town Clerk of the Town of Taghkanic, dated May 12, 2014.

  • NOTICE CONCERNING THE EXAMINATION OF ASSESSMENT INVENTORY AND VALUATION DATA

    (Pursuant to Real Property Tax Law section 501)

    Notice is hereby given that assessment inventory and valuation data is available for examination and review. This data is the information that will be used to establish the assessment of each parcel, which will appear on the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Taghkanic, which will be filed on or before May 1, 2015.

    The information may be reviewed by appointment in the Assessor’s office at the Taghkanic Town Hall located at 909 State Route 82, on Wednesday’s, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. An appointment may be made to review the assessment information by telephoning the Assessor’s office at (518) 851-7501.

    Dated 17th day of March 2015
    Craig Surprise
    Assessor
    Town of Taghkanic

  • NOTICE OF RECEIPT - OF TAX ROLL AND WARRANT

    TAKE NOTICE, that I, Cheryl E. Rogers, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Taghkanic, County of Columbia and State of New York, have duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Taghkanic for the Year 2015, and that I will receive said taxes at 483 County Route 15, (Taghkanic) during regular business hours Monday thru Friday 9 am to 4 pm and for the month of January Saturday 9 am to Noon.

    TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2015 without charges or interest. On all taxes received after such date, there shall be added interest of 1% per month until such taxes are paid or until returned of unpaid taxes to the County Treasurer pursuant to law.

    TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that pursuant to the provisions of law the tax roll of the Town of Taghkanic will be returned to the County Treasurer of the County Columbia on the 1st day of June 2015.

    Cheryl E. Rogers
    Town Clerk/Collector
    Town of Taghkanic

Meetings & Eventstimeline

Click here for a the latest printable calendar.

All scheduled events are subject to change.

Monday, MAY 4, 2015 at 6:30 PM

ZONING COMMISSION

April 20 Minutes (posted 7 May)
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM

PLANNING BOARD

thursday, may 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM

FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

thursday, may 7, 2015 at 5:30 PM

TOWN COURT

Criminal cases: 5:30; vehicle/traffic: 6:00 PM
Monday, MAY 18, 2015 at 6:30 PM

ZONING COMMISSION


TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM

PLANNING BOARD


THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015 AT 5:30 PM

TOWN COURT

Criminal cases: 5:30; vehicle/traffic: 6:00 PM
Monday, MAY 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS


WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015 FROM 4:00 to 8:00 PM

GRIEVANCE DAY


THURSDAY, MAy 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

TOWN BOARD and BUILDING MEETING