As we all know, COVID-19 infection rates are increasing at an alarming rate in the United States.  In the past month active COVID-19 cases in Columbia County have increased from around 20 to over 100, and there have been six deaths. Help from vaccines is on the horizon, but for now our best defenses are to wear masks in public, to maintain social distancing, use sanitizer and wash your hands, and to avoid indoor gatherings. We all want to be with friends and relatives for Thanksgiving but stopping the spread of the virus needs to be our top concern. Please be safe.

The Town Hall, including all offices, are open.  Please refer to the office hours posted on our website as there have been some changes.  Visitors will be logged in and screened for COVID-19 in accordance with the NYS mandated Safety Plan which we have developed.  Please make sure you wear a mask and practice social distancing.

The Germantown Justice Court is open by appointment only.  Please contact the Court Clerk, regarding scheduling. Regular court hours are Wednesday evenings, from 5pm – 8pm.

The Dog Park is open.  Please use the sanitizer at the park, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.  

The Town Playground in Palatine Park is open.  Please use the sanitizer at the park, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

The Kellner Community Activity Building and the Parsonage will remain closed until further notice.

As we reopen in phases under the Governor’s plan, we will continue to provide updates as quickly as possible.  

Please practice social distancing if you do go outside. And please wear a mask if you will be in proximity to others.

The Town Board will meet remotely on December 8, 2020 using Zoom audio/video technology. The information about how the public can participate will be posted by December 8, 2020. 

The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals will meet remotely in December as necessary. Similarly, GEDAC, LWRP committee and WAC will also meet remotely. The boards and committees will use Zoom audio/video technology. Please check the calendar and “News” on our website for more details about upcoming meetings, agendas and information about how the public can participate.

We will reassess the situation by November 30, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation and work with our partners at Columbia County to do what is best for Germantown.