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 October 27th, Monday at 10am, the Town Board will meet for a Union Labor Mediation Meeting with the Highway Department in Executive Session in Town Hall. On November 3rd, Monday at 6pm, the Town Board will meet for a General/Regular Meeting in the Meeting Room at Town Hall. On November 3rd, 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 to receive comment on the revised 2008 Local Law #3-A Local Law Providing for the Administration & Enforcement of the NY State Uniform Fire Prevention & Building Code. The revised proposed Local Law #7 2014 will be available soon. In addition, on November 3rd, Monday at 6:15pm of the General/Regular Town Board
Meeting in the Meeting Room at Town Hall, there will be a Public Hearing to receive comment on the 2015 Budget. On November 18th, Tuesday at 5pm, the Park Task Force will meet in the Library.
Apple Harvest Festival is Coming...How do you like these apples...
On October 11th & 12th, the 21st Annual Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Town Park. It's always a great community event! Click Here for more info. Be an Apple Supporter...Click Here for more info. Please join us at 10:15am for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Youth Fitness Center at the Youth Playground area in the Park. It's another wonderful community colloboration & improvement at the Town Park!
Clean Up Day...October 18th...
Cairo residents may bring their items to the County Transfer Station on Route 385 between 8:00am and 3:00pm. Free permits will be required. Click Here for more info.
Our Accomplishments & Goals for the Town of Cairo...Click Here..."Restoring Cairo One Street, One Repair, & One Policy at a Time"
Support Rachel Lang...17 years old...Representing the United States in China...
Rachel Lang is 17 years old, a senior at Catskill High School who is in the National Honor Society with a 3.5 GPA. Rachel has placed in the national billiard tournaments and will be representing the United States in China this November for a 9 Ball Tournament; she is one of 8 representatives for the US-the only one from New York. Please support Rachel however you can...Click Here for a link to her website to donate to her cause.
It's time...for ZONING...
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.
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.