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K.I.S.S. means

"Keeping Identities of Seniors Safe"


From March 20 to March 31 (see the flyer for the days and times), this program, founded by Holly Tanner, County Clerk, has arranged to have shredding barrels available at Town Hall.


Any documents you are planning to throw away that include your account numbers, passwords, PINs, signatures, Social Security Numbers or your date of birth could potentially be used for identity theft unless they are shredded!

Click here to download the flyer 

Seniors: take advantage of this program to keep your identity safe.

IMPORTANT: please take the time to add your information to the new Broadband Survey, including a speed test, put together by the Hillsdale Broadband committee that covers the entire county.


Apparently, the Broadband Programs Office maps do not accurately reflect the availability and speeds of Broadband in Columbia County. The purpose of this survey is to assist in correcting those inaccuracies. 


Here is the link to the survey: Broadband Survey

Click on the map to see the results so far.

News & Recent Updates

Public Notices

  • Mar 15, '17: Minutes & Reports added to the Documents page.
  • Feb 28, '17: Minutes & Reports added to the Documents page.
  • Feb 20, '17: Added K.I.S.S. information to home page.
  • Feb 16, '17: Feb 18 meeting alert and truck/garage photos added to homepage.
  • Feb 14, '17: Broadband survey information added above.
  • Feb 13, '17: Minutes & Reports added to the Documents page.
  • Jan 26, '17: Updates to the Directory page; removed outdated public notices, below.
  • Jan 16, '17: Minutes & Reports added to the Documents page.




(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, 2017.


The information may be reviewed by appointment in the Assessor’s office at the Taghkanic Town Hall located at 909 State Route 82, on Wednesdays, 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 the 2nd day of March 2017

Craig Surprise, Assessor

Town of Taghkanic





Town of Taghkanic

Planning Board

Public Hearing Notice


Please Take Notice: in accordance with the Town of Taghkanic Zoning Law you are herein advised that three (3) Public Hearings will be held in the Taghkanic Town Hall, New York State Route 82, (at the corner of Route 82 and County Route 10) Taghkanic, New York.


(1) Hearing Date:  April 4, 2017 Time:  7:00 PM for the Application of:  Adam Dayem

Property Address:  279 Klein Road (Taghkanic) NY Purpose:  Minor Sub-Division  


(2) Hearing Date: April 4, 2017 Time:  7:15 PM, for the Application of:  Huehnel

Property Address:  491 Martindale Road (Taghkanic) NY Purpose:  Lot Line Revision


(3) Hearing Date:     April 4, 2017   Time:  7:30 PM, for the Application of:  Keyser,

Property Address:  Stone Jug Road (Taghkanic) NY, Purpose: Sub-division/Lot Line Revision


The purpose of the hearing is to answer all questions and concerns of the Public.  If you cannot be present but wish to express an opinion you may do so by certified letter, return receipt, to the Planning Board Clerk, Jean-Adele Howard, 361 Route 82, Hudson, N Y 12534 to the Attention of the Planning Board.  Be aware that this will be your only opportunity to be heard before your property is influenced by the decision which must be made on this application. 




Public Notice

Town of Taghkanic, Columbia County NY

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Taghkanic Town Board will be holding a meeting on February 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Taghkanic Town Hall, 909 Route 82 Taghkanic NY, for the purpose of holding interviews with Candidates for the open seat on the Town Board and for the Planning Board Attorney.  Also for the purpose of audit and pay bills and transacting such other business as may come before the Town Board.

Cheryl Rogers

Town Clerk

Dated: February 20, 2017 






TAKE NOTICE, that I Cheryl E. Rogers, the undersign 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 2017, 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 10 am to Noon.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2017 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 2017.

Cheryl E. Rogers

Town Clerk/Collector

Town of Taghkanic 





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Taghkanic Planning Board will be holding a meeting on January 17, 2017 at 7 pm at the Taghkanic Town Hall, 909 Route 82, Taghkanic NY.  All persons interested may attend.


Katherine Bainer

Planning Board Chair

Dated: January 10, 2017


Our town's new truck with wing plow (click to enlarge):

Interior shots of our new town garage (click to enlarge):


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Town Telephone Numbers

Town Hall:  518-851-7638

Assessor:  518-851-7501

Code Enforcement:  518-851-6958


Town Hall

The town hall is located at 909 Route 82, Ancram (Town of Taghkanic), NY 12502

Assessment Rolls are available from the Columbia County website


Tax Bills/Payments are online at this website


Town Clerk

The Town Clerk is available Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm at 483 County Route 15, Elizaville, NY 12523


Common Town Acronyms

BC = Building Committee

CAC = Conservation Advisory Committee

CEO = Code Enforcement Officer (Building Dept.)

FAC = Financial Advisory Committee

HD = Highway Department

OFA = Office For the Aging

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.)


Website contact

For help finding information on the website, or to report errors, send an email to taghkanicwebsite@gmail.com


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