Ruth DoodsBill Demma Appointed Interim Town Clerk

Ruth Dodds, who has served the town for 19 remarkable years, was presented with flowers and a certificate of gratitude at the Town Board meeting on January 20. Her resignation goes into effect on January 31. “Ruth has been a steady, reliable force both in the front line and behind the scenes,” said Supevisor Art Baer. “We are eternally grateful for her many years of service and unwavering dedication.”

Ruth is leaving Hillsdale in Bill Demma’s capable hands. He was appointed interim Town Clerk at the end of the same meeting after the Board interviewed 4 highly qualified applicants. Bill will serve for one year, unless he chooses to run for the seat in the November election and is elected.

Bill holds an MBA in Business Management & Accounting and has 35 years professional experience overseeing a small business, including financial accounting, the development of communications systems, and personnel management. For more than 20 years, Bill has been active on several Hillsdale committees and has served as an Election Inspector. He looks forward to meeting even more residents in the coming year, assisting them with their needs, and serving all the people of Hillsdale.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find a link to the Tax Assessment Roll?
A: The Assessment Roll can be found here

Q: When is the Hillsdale Transfer Station open?
A: Wednesday 7:30 am-12:00 noon and Saturday 7:30 am-4:00 pm.

Q: How do I apply for a building- or zoning-related permit?
A. Contact the Building Department or download.

Q: How do I obtain a NYS Hunting/Fishing License?
A:  For more information click here.

Q: How do I enroll to receive code red calls from Columbia County 911?
A: Sign up for alerts at this county website page.

Q: How do I get tax credits if I restore Historic District property?
A: Historic Hillsdale page is here.

Q: Where can I learn more about the sidewalks grant?
A:  It’s all here.

Q: Where can I find up-to-date info about emergencies?
A: Visit the Columbia County 911 Facebook page.

Q: Where’s the Hamlet Development Plan?
A:  Here’s the PPS plan.

Q: Can I get married in the Roeliff Jansen Park?
A: You bet. Click here.