Welcome to the Town of Charleston’s website and I hope your visit here gives you the necessary information to call upon us.
Nestled in the southeastern corner of Montgomery County, New York, Charleston is a community of approximately 1,200 residents. We are a rural area situated 30 minutes from the cities of Amsterdam and Schenectady and 45 minutes from the state capital of Albany, NY. The nearby interstate systems of I-88 and I-90 makes getting to the larger cities very easy.
The Town of Charleston includes the hamlets of Burtonville, Charleston Four Corners, Davis Corners, Fox Corners, Lib Corners, Lost Valley, Market Corners, Oak Ridge and Rockwell Corners. The Town of Charleston is on the south border of Montgomery county and is the only town in the county not bordering the Mohawk River.
Charleston is fortunate to have in it’s boundaries over 4,000 acres of state and county forests dedicated to providing great hunting, fishing, hiking, x-country skiing, horseback riding and snowmobiling on well maintained trail systems.
Our town board and employees work very hard to provide a well maintained highway system to insure safe travel for our school buses and residents.
Property values have remained strong despite lower valuations elsewhere in the state. This is due in part to the higher elevations, views, services offered and friendly atmosphere experienced by those who visit and decide to live here.
With the strong growth of industry at Global Foundries in nearby Malta, and the Nano Tech Centers in Albany, Charleston provides a quiet setting and close proximity to living near these technology hubs.
On behalf of all the employees, residents and town board members, we encourage you to make an effort to come visit us. After all, we think our town is the next best thing to perfection.
Please check out our video at WWW.youtube.com/watch?v=8WEHBUSREcI
There will be a special plaque presentation to Judge Jean Walters at the January 2016 Board Meeting recognizing her retirement after 26 years of service to the Town of Charleston.
The Town of Charleston, NY is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the efforts to promote the Charleston State Forest and the trails throughout Charleston.
Some athletic clubs use the trails provided within the State Forest and Town and maintain the trails they use. Other trails have fallen into disrepair. We ask that the volunteer coordinate the clubs to maximize the creation and maintenance of the trails. The DEC is responsible for the trails and must give permission for their use and maintenance. Coordination with the DEC, the Park Ranger and any other government management organization with oversight of the State Forest and other lands with trails is also a requirement of the volunteer.
If you are interested in working for the trail system in Charleston, please respond to this posting by contacting Town Supervisor Bob Sullivan at the Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Rd, Sprakers, NY or calling him at 518-423-3744.
The 2015 Final Assessment Roll for the Town of Charleston has been completed. Pursuant to Section 516, Real Property Tax Law of the State of New York, a certified copy thereof has been filed with the Town Clerk and is available for public inspection.
The Town of Charleston website is dedicated to the memory of Shayne T. Walters, Town of Charleston Supervisor who passed away October 8, 2012. At the time of his death Shayne was also Chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors. He will be missed by family, friends and all who knew and worked with him.