Town of Chatham, New York

TB WorkshopMtg/Public Hearing: CANCELLED
August 6, 2020 @ 6:30PM
Public hearing: STR Draft

August 31, 2020,  10am-12noon at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham

Food Distribution Event will be co-sponsored by Catholic Charities and the Regional
Food Bank in Latham in collaboration with Catholic Charities' Mobile OutReach Vehicle
Extension (MOVE) and the Chatham, Ghent, and Valatie food pantries. As at the previous
event in May, the public is welcome with no income limits. In addition to non-perishable
foods and fresh fruits and vegetables, interagency directories will be given away so that
individuals can be informed to meet future needs. Social distancing and wearing masks
will be expected of walkers. Volunteers will place food directly into the trunks of vehicles
as they arrive. Please note Catholic Charities' Emergency Assistance Fund is available to
assist with lost income due to Covid19.

The Town of Chatham’s newly formed broadband committee under the leadership of town board member Vance Pitkin is charged 
with determining what parts of the town have broadband coverage and which are underserved and to use that information to work 
with other towns, the county and local legislators to bring coverage to those areas that lack it.

The committee believes that there are areas without service that are within a relatively short distance of other areas that do have 
service and under certain circumstances the service providers will increase their coverage to include those other areas, sometimes 
for no fee or in other cases for a negotiated fee. This is most effective if a group of neighbors jointly speaks with the service provider.

Town residents are encouraged to visit the town’s website or the town’s Facebook page (Town of Chatham, New York) 
and follow the link to the survey questionnaire which will provide information to the committee to address these issues.



K.I.S.S. (Keeping Identities of Seniors Safe) 

The Columbia County KISS Program is once again available to seniors in every town in Columbia County.  The KISS Program, founded by Columbia County Clerk Holly Tanner, stands for Keeping the Identities of Seniors Safe.  It was designed to protect the identities of our seniors while assisting them in the shredding of their sensitive materials.  Seniors are encouraged to contact their local Town Hall for hours of operation and more information on the program. Justin Weaver, Columbia County Clerk’s Records Services Manager, is overseeing the program and can also be contacted with any questions at 518-822-0143.

Date:  TBD
Time: M-T-TH-F, 8:30AM-4PM
Location: Chatham Town Hall 
488 State Route 295,Chatham, NY 12037
For more information, contact the Town Clerk at 518-392-3262