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...?
*Please note the new day & time for the Town Board meetings for 2014.* We will no longer have Town Board Workshops once a month as the respective Board members will work directly with their departments & report at the General/Regular Monthly meetings. On April 7th, Monday at 6pm, the Town Board will meet for a General/Regular Meeting. On April 8th & 22nd, Tuesday at 4pm, the Town Board will meet in the Library Meeting Room for Zoning Reviews/Workshops and any other business that may come before the Board. On April 22nd, Tuesday at 6pm(after the zoning meeting), the Town Board will meet for a Public
Hearing regarding the proposed renewal of the Resort & Junk Yard Moratoriums Local Law #1 & #2 2014.
It's Spring & time for our 2nd Annual Town Picnic...
On Saturday, May 3rd starting at 11:30am to 3pm the Town of Cairo will have its 2nd Annual Picnic at Angelo Canna Town Park. There will be a Bike Parade at 11:30am, Bike Giveaways from 12 to 3pm, a Ribbon Cutting for the New Slide at 12pm. On the same day, it's Little League's Opening Day at 9am. What a Wonderful Day for the Town! Bring your blankets, kites, bikes, lawn chairs, & lawn games for a family & community fun-filled day. Click here for a Picnic Flyer or scroll down to quick links.
It's time...Let's get ready 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!
Of Special Significance: Gerald James Byrne Jr., formerly a Cairo resident, was posthumously recognized as Greene County's Veteran of the Year for 2013 on May 18, 2013 at a Ceremony in Catskill. See Daily Mail Article below under Quick Links.
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 November & December 2013...
Congratulations to Reay Mahler-Ambulance Administrator as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for November 2013! Reay has consistently & efficiently operated the Ambulance Department for the Town of Cairo. Cummulatively, Reay exceptionally leads his department in all facets of administration and operation and sets a high standard of leadership, commitment, and service to the Town.
Congratulations to Sean Clevenstine-Police Officer as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for December 2013!
Sean initiated and coordinated a computer donation program on behalf of Cairo's Police Department using some of his professional resources to benefit charitable organizations, underprivileged citizens, volunteer groups, etc. Sean has also distinguished himself as a dedicated police officer for the Town of Cairo.
What have we Accomplished in 2012 & 2013...
We have accomplished a lot in 2012 and 2013. See the report available as a download on the Supervisor's page.
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.