Welcome to Cairo!
Established in 1803...We are Cairo and we Care...
From our breath-taking views, extraordinary landscapes...to our cultural and economic expansion with the New Town Library, Hannaford Supermarket, Town Park...come visit us...it's not just a visit, it's an experience!
As the Crossroads of the Catskills, Cairo is a rural community in Greene County, located about 35 miles South of Albany and ten miles West of the Hudson River. Formed as Canton on March 26, 1803 from parts of Coxsackie, Catskill, and Freehold, then re-named Cairo on April 6, 1808.
Visit, explore, and live in Cairo amidst the Great Northern Catskills of New York in Greene County!
"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." Henry David Thoreau
What's Coming Up...?
On August 4th, Monday at 6pm, the Town Board will meet for a General/Regular Meeting in the Meeting Room at Town Hall. On August 4th, Monday at 6pm-at the start of the General/Regular Town Board Meeting in the Meeting Room at Town Hall, there will be a Public Hearing for the Revised/Updated Dog Law...Click Here for the Proposed Dog Law. On August 5th, Tuesday at 5pm, the Park Task Force will meet in the Library.
Supporting the Troops BBQ...August 2nd, Saturday-Noon to 6pm...Ceremony at 12:30pm
Please Join Our Community at Pot O'Gold Lounge in Acra on Old Rt 23 to Support our troops and Honor Heather Ray and her Military Service. All Proceeds go to the Wounded Vets. It's $15.00 per person. There will be Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Cash Bar, 50/50 Raffle, Bands, DJ(Music all day). Sponsored by the American Legion Post 983, Cairo, NY-Commander Mike Adrian.
Greene County Youth Fair is the Place to Be...July 24th to July 27th...Angelo Canna Town Park...
The 60th Anniversary for the Greene County Youth Fair was Amazing Fun! It was a momentous Fair & Celebration! Click Here for their website for more information.
It's time...for ZONING...
If you click on the link below: Zoning Information you will find Zoning Law Drafts, the Zoning Map, General Zoning Info, & meeting schedule. If you have comments or feedback use the Feedback Form that can be can accessed and downloaded on that page. Changes will be available as we progress through the Zoning Reviews/Workshops on that same page. If you would like a printed copy of the information, contact the Town Clerk or the Supervisor's Clerk to request what copies you would like printed. The link for Planning Better Places provides information that the Zoning Commission used during their delibrations and draft of the proposed Zoning Law presented in July 2011. Last call for Feedback Forms to be submitted is March 7th.
For zoning information & downloads go to:
Proudly, the Cairo Historical Society will continue their "Town of Cairo Hometown Heroes Banners Program" this May. It's a living tribute to the servicemen and women from the Town of Cairo who served our country from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Each banner will honor a specific Town of Cairo former or present serviceman or woman and will include their picture, branch of service, and military conflict in which they served. The banners will be displayed from May to September. The banners will be hung on lampposts that line Main St. & Mountain Ave, as well as other streets to be named.
God Bless our servicemen and women and their families!
Thank you Volunteers!
It's been a great privilege & pleasure to witness the extraordinary amount of volunteerism in the Town of Cairo. Our sincerest appreciation to the many volunteers who donate time and money to improve & enhance our quality of life in Cairo. We have acknowledged Fran Wolf as Volunteer of the Year for 2013. Fran has selflessly and tirelessly volunteered as a Park Task Force member, a Cairo Library Board Trustee, a Human Resources consultant, and a potential director for a start-up non-profit organization for the Town. Fran has participated in many endeavors to beautify and fund-raise for the park, she's donated pictures of the park and labor for park work & activities, and offered time to other tasks as well. Thank you for your outstanding and exceptional volunteer service and commitment to
the Town of Cairo. Congratulations!
Employees of the Month for January & February 2014...
Congratulations to Sue Hilgendorff & Linda Kuever-Tax Collector & Clerk as the Town of Cairo's Employees of the Month for January 2014! Sue & Linda performed their respective duties during the tax collection season exceptionally. Congratulations to Sue & Linda for their diligence & performance.
Congratulations to Debi Sommer-Deputy Highway Superintendent & Clerk as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for February 2014! Debi exceeded her duties assisting the Planning Board when the Planning Board needed a clerk during a time of transition. Often, Debi volunteers or performs additional duties and the Town of Cairo is grateful for her commitment & exceptionalism.
What we have Accomplished in 2012 to 2014 and our Goals...
We have accomplished much success in 2012, 2013, & 2014...click here for list of our accomplishments & goals
We are a Climate Smart Community...
The Town of Cairo has made the Pledge to be a Climate Smart Community and engage the Climate Smart Strategy for alternative, green energy sources. For more information on Climate Smart Communities go to their website: CDRPC
Need Help, Answers, or Resources...?
The United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties provides resources and agencies through United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region. Just dial 211 on your phone and you will be connected or go to: 211NENY for more information and to get connected.