Welcome to the Town of Taghkanic
in New York's Upper Hudson Valley


All meetings of the Taghkanic town boards and committees are open to the public. Meetings are held in person at the town hall, unless labeled "Zoom-Only". The town makes every effort to post meeting times and locations in advance, along with the meeting agenda and any additional relevant documents.

Attend In-Person or on Zoom

All meetings are available on ZOOM and can be accessed by clicking on the camera icon on the Upcoming Meetings calendar on this page.

Meetings scheduled for this week & next week
Date Time Meeting Agenda Docs Zoom
Mar 22 6:30pm Town Board - Zoning Review
Mar 23 4:00pm Climate Smart Communities
Mar 27 7:00pm Zoning Board of Appeals



(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, 2023.

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 13th day or March 2023
Craig Surprise
Town of Taghkanic

Taghkanic Talks presents:
Gardening with Deer

This talk by master gardener Teresa Golden and Cornell Cooperative Extension educator Tracey Testo-Smith will cover the history and impact of deer as well as strategies for living and gardening with increasing deer populations.

Join us Saturday, March 18th from 10am-12noon at the West Taghkanic Firehouse. Refreshments will be available, and we're trying a new feature - "kids corner" - an area adjacent to the presentation room for you to drop your kids off for an hour of supervised crafts, fun and kid friendly snacks. Please RSVP to betsyalbertfortaghkanic@gmail to sign your kids up!

Also available on Zoom - Click Here

Taghkanic Climate Smart Communities


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 2023, 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 only Saturday 10 am to Noon.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before February 1, 2023 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 2023.

Cheryl E. Rogers
Town Clerk/Collector
Town of Taghkanic


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Bank Statements - Copies of Birth Certificates - Pay Stubs - Canceled/Voided Checks - Credit Card Bills/Receipts - Credit Reports & Histories - Expired Credit Cards & Identification Cards - Expired Passports & Visas - Legal Documents - Insurance Documents - Tax Forms - Medical & Dental records - Utility Bills (phone, gas/electric, water, cable) - Transcripts - Investment, Stock & Property Transactions - Employment Records - AND: ANYTHING with your Account Numbers, Passwords, PINs, Signatures, Social Security Numbers and your Date of Birth !

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Sponsored by the Columbia County Clerk’s Office, Holly Tanner, County Clerk

Cheryl Rogers
Town Clerk


Taghkanic Community Fridge

A community-sponsored program

Free-fridge guidelinesThe fridge is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can't miss it - the cheery yellow building sits alongside the back door of Town Hall. The fridge and pantry are stocked with all manner of foods, including meals prepared by West Taghkanic Diner and Columbia County Recovery Kitchen.

There are many ways for folks to get involved. We welcome food donations - click on image to download full-size PDF of Guidelines. If you'd like to join our brigade of fridge volunteers and help manage, clean and stock the fridge, please contact Betsy (betsyalbertfortaghkanic@gmail.com).

Donations made directly to the Fridge (either through VENMO (@taghkanicfridge) or by dropping a donation in the box inside Town Hall) are NOT tax deductible. However, if you'd like your donation to be tax deductible, OR if you have a matching donation program through your employer and would like to double your impact, you can make a donation to the Purpose Cooperative. The Purpose Cooperative is a 501c3 through which we receive our Shared Plate stipend. You can send a check to Purpose Cooperative, 95 Main Street #546, Philmont, NY 12565 and ask that it be earmarked for the Taghkanic Fridge.

Town Hall gets Heat Pumps

Poster highlighting the heating and cooling capacity of heat pumps In June this year (2022) the Town Board voted to install heat pumps in the Taghkanic Town Hall, which at the time was served by oil-based heating and window air conditioning units. The work involved the installation of a total of 4 Mitsubishi air-source heat pumps, two upstairs and two downstairs. See full article.

Community Solar Campaign

The Taghkanic Climate-Smart Task Force sponsored a campaign from November 2021 through the end of January 2022 to encourage town residents to sign up for community solar. It was designed to benefit residents, who were to receive a Visa gift card for signing up, and once assigned to an existing solar farm were assured an annual savings of around 10% on their electric bill. The results of the campaign were well beyond our expectations, with Taghkanic residents signing up for 45 (official tally) new community solar accounts. The town, for its efforts, will receive $3950 from Ampion, and an additional $5000 grant from NYSERDA to be used in future climate/conservation-related programs. Thanks to all who participated in this small but important contribution to New York State's effort to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels and toward sustainable resources of electrical power.

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Official Town Newsletter