Town of Cairo News

Town of Cairo — Town Board Meeting — Planning Board Meeting

Please note to  View the Map of the new zoning click on the highlighted link

The next Town Board Meeting at the Town Hall will be held on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 7pm in Town Hall.

The Town Planning Board will hold their monthly meeting at the Town Hall on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 7P.M.  All are invited.

2017 Adopted Budget is listed under the Government Services link and then click on the Budgets and Financial Reports

Posted in Events, Meetings and Hearings, Uncategorized

What’s Coming Up for Cairo… A Small Town with a BIG HEART!

Supervisor Benoit would like to give a huge thank you to B&B Forest Products for their donation of 12 large barrels to the Parks Department! It is donations like these that help with defraying some of the costs to the town’s community use of the park!
Supervisor Benoit is extremely pleased to announce that the Town of Cairo has been awarded $551,000.00 from the State of New York to complete our sidewalk and multi-modal project! This amount combined with the previous grant will fully fund its construction! The sidewalk will run from the elementary school to Cumberland Farms. There will be connections to bike pathways as well. This is exciting news!

 

 

Posted in Events, Information, Meetings and Hearings

Our Accomplishments & Goals for the Town of Cairo 2017 – 2018

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Cairo’s Water Infrastructure Project
Part of the $2.4 million dollar funding will be used to:
1) Secure a new water source for the Town
2) Replace the older and less efficient water pipes in Town
3) Replace any and all meters that are broken or not working
4) Upgrade the current water tank

Sidewalk Project
The Town currently has secured grant money of $75,000 to be used towards the new sidewalks for Cairo
1) The Town has applied for another grant through DOT for additional funding
2) The sidewalk will run from the Elementary School down to Hannaford

Town Hall Annex
The Annex building will be completed and open for business in the spring of 2017

New Ambulance Building
More information to come on this project – Looking to start in 2017

New Sign Installation
The Town’s new electronic and digital sign will be installed by the end of the year (weather permitting)

Senior Center Recreation Area
The Town Park will be adding a senior recreational area in the Cairo Town Park
1) Tentatively scheduled to be added are shuffle board and bocce ball.

Soccer Fields
1) Starting in the spring the soccer fields near the Emergency Center will start to have work done on them.
2) The Town of Cairo obtained a matching grant fund from the Bank of Greene County to assist with the work.

Mountain Avenue View Shed
Started by the Mountain Avenue Project group members this project is geared to open up the view of the Catskill Mountains
The project began in late 2016 and expects to be complete by 2018 or 2019 at the latest. This is a scenic pull off with a kiosk and
bench for viewing the mountain range.

Street Light Change Over
Work has begun on the street lights, when they burn out they are being replaced by more cost effect lighting.

Zoning Review
There has been a concerted undertaking of reviewing and revamping the current zoning laws that were passed last December.
Workshops have been held and adjustments have been made. The newly completed zoning laws will be presented to the Town
in the spring of 2017.

Tax Assessment Grace Period
The town is looking pass a local law that would give property owners a specific grace period on the assessment
of their property when they have made improvements to their property. This will be done in early 2017.

Solar Farm Viability
The Town is considering allowing a solar farm on Town property to reduce the energy source and provide a source of revenue.

 Good Energy
Reviewing an aggregation program reducing electric bills to residents by supplying an alternative electric supply source.

Modernizing the Highway Vehicle Fleet
In 2017 the Town Board will be reviewing ways to help modernize the town’s highway departments vehicle fleet.

Building Repair
The Town Board will be establishing a dedicated building repair fund.

Insurance Plans
Substantial costs savings with changing the insurance plans for the Highway Department

Dog Park Upgrades
The amount of use and attendance in the dog park has gone up over the years and with that it has begun to deteriorate.
1.) New fencing to be installed
2.) Existing poles will be repainted
3.) A double latched door system will be installed
4.) A small dog park will be created at one end of the dog park with a gate

Community Gardens
The community gardens in the park are open to all residents for use. Buildings, Parks and Grounds will be getting the area ready
for next year’s use. (Weather permitting)

Town Standards
The Town Board continues to review and improve standards, policies, & laws for the town while maintaining a fiscally responsibility
to the Town residents

Building and Code Enforcement
The building and code department has been actively enforcing the town’s building and code laws

We are supporting our local organizations: Cairo Historical Society, Cairo Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Chamber of Commerce, Cairo Durham Little League, American Legion, Boy Scouts Troop 43, Greene County Department of the Aging, Greene County Pop Warner, The Rip Van Winkle Soccer Club/Northern Catskill Youth Association, Columbia Greene Community College, Cairo-Durham School District, Cairo Development Foundation

Posted in Information

Our Hometown Heroes…

Proudly, the Cairo Historical Society will continue their “Town of Cairo Hometown Heroes Banners Program” this May. It’s a living tribute to the servicemen and women from the Town of Cairo who served our country from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Each banner will honor a specific Town of Cairo former or present serviceman or woman and will include their picture, branch of service, & military conflict in which they served. The banners will be displayed from May to September. The banners will be hung on lampposts that line Main St. & Mountain Ave, as well as other streets. God Bless our servicemen & women and their families!

Click here for an application for 2016: Cairo Historical Society website

Visit the top of our Home page for the link to our Hometown Heroes
page with the link to the Trail Guide of the Hometown Heroes!

Posted in Town Programs and Registrations

We are a Climate Smart Community…

The Town of Cairo has made the Pledge to be a Climate Smart Community and engage the Climate Smart Strategy for alternative, green energy sources. For more information on Climate Smart Communities go to their website: CDRPC

Posted in Information

Need Help, Answers, or Resources…?

The United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties provides resources and agencies through United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region. Just dial 211 on your phone and you will be connected or go to: 211NENY for more information and to get connected.

Posted in Help and Assistance

Music Under The Stars…

Thank you to the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, The National Bank of Coxsackie, & the Town of Cairo for the 2016 “Music Under The Stars”-the Summer Concert Series. Be sure to check our Town Calendar for the 2016 dates for “Music Under The Stars”-the Summer Concert Series. Play on…!

Posted in Events