Climate Smart

The Shandaken Town Board believes that climate change poses a real and increasing threat to our local and global environments, and is committed to building a climate-smart community.  This page documents our ongoing climate related actions, as well as actions you can take as a citizen. 

Actions Taken

06/20/2016         Creation of Town Flood Maps

10/02/2016         Passed the Climate Smart Community Resolution

12/11/2018         Update to Town’s Flood Mitigation Plan

07/20/2020         Town Resolved to replace all town street lights with efficient LED lights

06/14/2021         Town received a Community Rating System Class 8 designation in the National Flood Insurance Program

03/07/2022         Conservation Advisory Council created and name as town’s Climate Smart Task Force

05/24/2022         Town project to convert all streetlights to efficient LED lights completed.

06/06/2022         Named a Climate Smart Community Coordinator

08/09/2022         Creation of Climate Smart Webpage to document our activities

Get Involved

  • Attend Conservation Advisory Council Meetings, 3rd Monday @ 6:30
  • Submit climate/sustainability suggestions to: townclerk@shandaken.us

Climate Resources

Adopted 3/7/22 –  Conservation Advisory Council Local Law #1-2022

Members appointed 4/4/2022 – Bethia Waterman, Bruce Barry, John Michelotti, Robert Cruickshank, Mary Herrmann, Angel Molina, Achia Gindele. Alternate Members: MJ Reiss, Catherine Del Tufo,  & Mike Cioffi.

Meetings are held 3rd Monday of the Month at 6:30 pm – 1 st meeting was 4/25/22