Town Board

Town Supervisor

Chris Kersten

Office: 518-325-5073 x 6
Cell: 518-567-5698


Term: January 2021 to December 2023


Planning & Zoning Board Liaison

Tom Carty - Deputy Town Supervisor


Term: January 2022 to December 2025


Parks and Town Social Media & Communications

Joanna Virello


Term: January 2022 to December 2025

Human Resources

Steve Tiger


Term: January 2020 to December 2023


Robina Ward


Term: January 2020 to December 2023


The Town Board, comprised of the Town Supervisor and four Council Members, is the governing board of the town. Some of the responsibilities of the town board include adopting and presiding over the town budget; filling vacancies in town offices; providing for the hiring of such employees as necessary for conducting the town’s business; overseeing town operations; fixing salaries of officers and employees; managing expenditures; establishing policies and procedures; enacting local legislation. The town’s legislation is available on the Town Codes and Laws page.

January 10, 2023

Town Board Meetings

The Town Board meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm and is open to the public. The minutes of past meetings are available here

Minutes of meetings from the current year are available below, as soon as they are accepted by the Board.

Public comments are welcome at Town Board meetings. You may also contact the Town Clerk or Supervisor in advance. Any questions or concerns, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.


Town Board Meeting Minutes 2023

January 10, 2023

Town Board Meeting Minutes 2022

December 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

October 11, 2022

September 13, 2022

August 9, 2022

July 12, 2022

June 14, 2022

May 17, 2022

April 12, 2022

March 8, 2022

February 8, 2022

January 11, 2022



2023 Organizational Plan

2023 Salary Schedule


Columbia County Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Resolution to Accept Technical Assistance to Develop a Climate Vulnerability Assessment

Five Year Capital Facilites Plan - Sheriff Substation and Food Pantry

Five Year Capital Facilites Plan - Highway Garage

Five Year Capital Facilites Plan - Town Hall

Resolution Authorizing Request for Funds for Planned Investment and Revitalization of Hamlet Park

Resolution Against Hate


Town Clerk

Elizabeth Sheer

Office: (518) 325-5073 ext. 5
Fax: (518) 325-6917

Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
10 am to 2 pm or by appointment

Deputy Clerk

currently vacant