Responsible for adopting Local Laws, makes appointments to other boards and committees, manages municipal employment policies and is responsible for the town budget and financial matters.
Responsible for recording the business of Town government and also serves as a repository for a wide variety of Town documents. In Shandaken, also the Tax Collector and the Registrar of Vital Statistics. Marriage License, Death Certificates, Birth Certificates, Dog Licenses, Peddler Permits, FOIL Requests, Park Reservations, Genealogy Requests, Handicap Parking Permits, Burning Permits, Hunting – Fishing Licenses.
Responsible for the determining the value of properties for the assessment of property tax and administers subsidy programs, such as the Star Exemption and other programs.
Maintains all town roads and bridges.The Highway Department is administered by the Highway Superintendent, who is an elected official, and is responsible for highway budgets and operations.
Vehicle and Traffic Violations, Small Claims Court, Orders of Protection, Weddings.
Permits are required for: All things structural, extension of plumbing & electric, signs.
Determinations on minor and major sub-divisions, site plans, special use permits.
Variances and appeals.
The parks and recreation board helps preserve, promote, maintain and expand the recreational offerings of the town of Shandaken. Board Meetings are 2nd Monday of every month at the Town Hall, Rt. 28 Shandaken NY. 6:30 pm
The director is the Ulster County liaison who helps in getting services to individuals and families. List of additional area services and charitable organizations that accept donations and volunteers inspired to help others
Determinations on tax disputes held on Grievance Day.
Determinations on conflicts of interest.
Dog Control, Shelter & Adoption. Volunteer to walk dogs.
Recycle -paper, cans, glass, metal, cardboard
Open – Mon., Thurs. & Sat / 7:30am-12:30pm
All Committees are volunteer members of the community that help the Town Board to arrive at decisions, work on improvements, investigate and begin new projects and/or plans. Committees: Phoenicia Water – Pine Hill Water – Shandaken Day – Recreation – Economic Development
Starting October 15th, 2010, the Ulster County DMV bus will be at Town Hall every 1st, 3rd and 5th (if applicable) Friday of every month.