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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Town Board will be establishing a dedicated building repair fund.
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
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)
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
In 2019 the Cairo Historical Society is once again opening up the application process for the Town of Cairo Hometown Heroes Banners Program, a living tribute to the servicemen and women from the Town of Cairo who served our country from the French and Indian War to the present day. Information and payment due by March 1, 2019.
Each individual banner will be unique and honor a specific Town of Cairo former or present serviceman or woman and will include their picture, branch of service and military conflict in which they served.
The banners will be 18 inches wide and 36 inches in height and be in full color. They will be displayed for the summer months every year, from mid May until mid October for as long as the banners will last. The banners will be hung in the village of Cairo as well as the hamlets of Acra, Purling, Round Top and South Cairo and along main thoroughfares.
· Serviceman or woman must have been born in the Town of Cairo or have lived in the Town of Cairo
· Serviceman or woman must have served in the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard)
Ways to Sponsor a Banner:
· Family members or loved ones may sponsor a banner
· The cost of each banner is $250
· The Cairo Historical Society are the owners of the banners, will maintain custodianship of the banners and ensure they are hung each year
· Businesses may sponsor a banner for a particular Veteran by contacting Sylvia Hasenkopf at 518-821-3852 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Businesses who sponsor a banner will have their name as a sponsor on the banner.
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
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.
Go to the Town Departments tab, click Park & Recreation link – in the Additional Links is the Summer Recreation Packet 2015 link – Click the link and a .pdf packet will appear. Use this packet information to register your child for this summer’s activity in our Town Park.