Alexander J. Gromack is Supervisor of the Town of Clarkstown. He is the chief executive and fiscal officer of the…More town. He is responsible for the daily operation of the town government and is a member of the Town Board.</p>
<p>Gromack was elected in November 2004. He is a former member of the state Assembly (1991-2004) and was a member of the Rockland County Legislature (1983-1990).</p>
<p>He attended Clarkstown schools, graduating from Clarkstown North H.S. in New City and received his Bachelor of Science from St. John's University in 1976.</p>
Loretta Raimone is the Clarkstown Reciver of Taxes.
The Receiver of Taxes is responsible for the collection…More and disbursement of town and county real estate taxes and school taxes, and the proper record keeping of tax-related matters. This office provides information on payment of taxes, tax rates, exemptions and penalties for late payments.</p>
The Town Clerk's Office stores Official Town documents, where they are also available to the public. These records…More include minutes of all Town Board and various commission meetings, agreements, resolutions, Town code and <a href="http://www.town.clarkstown.ny.us/html/proposed_local_laws.html">local laws</a>. The vital statistics or records of births, deaths and marriages occurring in Clarkstown are also available through this office.</p>
<p>This office issues marriage licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, dog licenses, as well as, handicap parking permits. <br> Free Notary Services are also available.</p>
<p>Justin Sweet is the Clarkstown Town Clerk.</p>
Clarkstown Town Personnel Department 10 Maple Ave, New City, NY10956 Mary Loeffler is the town Personnel Administrator. Her office reviews and completes paperwork required by Civil…More Service Law and processes all employment applications. The office maintains and updates all employees' personnel files and records, answers questions and inquiries regarding civil service.
Clarkstown Town Building Department 10 Maple Ave, New City, NY10956 Peter J. Beary is the Clarkstown Building Inspector. The Building Department enforces state Uniform Fire Prevention and…More Building Code regulations, issues building permits and certificates of occupancy. The department also oversees, with the Chief Fire and Safety Inspector, the enforcement of Town Code Chapter 143, Fire Prevention. The department also investigates complaints concerning property maintenance and building violations.
K. Luke Kalarickal is the director of the Clarkstown Department of Environmental Control, which…More includes of the Town Engineer and the Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Department. As the Town Engineer's Office, the Department performs as staff technical advisor to the Town Board, the Planning Board, and the Zoning Board of Appeals. The department is responsible for the review of land subdivisions, commercial site developments, and building permit applications for technical sufficiency.</p>
<p>The Department is also responsible for planning, designing, and construction oversight of public works construction projects funded by the Town of Clarkstown. Sanitary sewer maintenance operations are conducted on Town of Clarkstown owned sewer mains, laterals, manholes, and pump stations. Maintenance functions include sewer cleaning, manhole repairs, pump station maintenance, and emergency response.</p>
<p>Also, the department oversees the closed sanitary landfill in West Nyack and municipal service contracts for residential garbage collection, residential recycling, and residential bulk waste collection.</p>
The Town of Clarkstown was created by an act of the New York State Legislature on March 18, 1791, during…More George Washington's first term of office. Since Rockland County was not created until 1798, Clarkstown was first a Town in Orange County before it became a Town in Rockland County.<br /><br />In 1791 the population of Clarkstown was under 2000. In 1950 Clarkstown's population was approximately 15,000. With the opening of the Tappen Zee Bridge in 1955, the Palisades Interstate Parkway, and the Garden State Parkway extension, Clarkstown rapidly grew in population during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. As of the year 2000 census, Clarkstown's population was 82,082. Clarkstown ranks 15th in population of New York State's 932 towns.<br /><br />Clarkstown is governed by a Town Board consisting of a Supervisor and four Councilpersons, all of whom are elected at large. The Supervisor serves for a two-year term, and the councilpersons serve for four-year terms, with two members of the council up for election every time the Supervisor runs. Clarkstown's other Elected Officials include the Town Clerk (two-year term), the Receiver of Taxes (four-year term), the Highway Superintendent (two-year term), and four Town Justices (four-year terms). The Supervisor is the Chief Fiscal Officer of the Town, as well as a member of the legislative body. Each member of the Town Board (the four Councilpersons and the Supervisor) has one vote. The Supervisor does not possess a veto, so issues are decided by a majority vote of the Town Board.<br /><br />Clarkstown is located 25 miles from midtown Manhattan, and New City is the seat of both Town Government and Rockland County Government. The Town encompasses approximately 41 square miles and includes the hamlets of Bardonia, Central Nyack, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Rockland Lake, Valley Cottage, West Nyack, all of the Village of Upper Nyack, and portions of the Villages of Nyack and Spring Valley. Clarkstown has almost 300 miles of roads, which are maintained by the Town's Highway Department, and an extensive park system that continues to expand as the Town acquires additional lands under the Open Space program.</p>
<p>Clarkstown has a full assessed valuation of over $11.1 billion, an AA financial rating by Standard and Poor's and an Aa3 rating by Moody's. The Town is presently ranked the second-safest place to live among 300 communities with populations topping 75,000 people by Morgan Quitno Press. The Town is serviced by its own 171 member police department which covers the entire Town with the exception of the Spring Valley portion.</p>
Clarkstown Town Parks Board & Recreation Commission 31 Zukor Rd, New City, NY10956 The Clarkstown administration building is located here. All league and summer camp registration is conducted in these…More administration offices. There are two baseball fields, a beautiful soccer field, a basketball court, and a playground on site. During the summer months, the park is abuzz with athletic activity including little league, softball leagues, and soccer leagues.
Clarkstown Town Attorney's Office advises the Town Board on all legal issues affecting government. The office also…More defends and prosecutes lawsuits involving the Town. The Town Attorney's Office provides legal representation at all meetings of boards and commissions. This office also prosecutes Town Code and zoning violations, drafts local laws and contracts and advises on public works projects, personnel, and collective bargaining matters.</p>
<p>The town's legal staff includes:</p>
<p>Marsha F. Coopersmith - (First) Deputy Town Attorney<br>Ronald A. Longo - Assistant Town Attorney<br>Harold MacCartney - Senior Deputy Town Attorney<br>Richard Glickel - Deputy Town Attorney<br>Jessica A. Hauser - Deputy Town Attorney<br>Daniel N. Kraushaar - Deputy Town Attorney<br>Jeffrey T. Millman - Deputy Town Attorney<br>Paul Schofield - Deputy Town Attorney</p>
Clarkstown Central School District, a public school system located in the Town of Clarkstown, has about 9,400…More students who attend classes at 11 elementary schools, the Felix Festa Middle School complex in West Nyack, and Clarkstown High School North in New City and Clarkstown High School South in West Nyack.</p>
<p>Clarkstown is the largest public school district in Rockland County. The district has a about 2,645 employees.</p>
<p>The school district has a graduation rate of about 93 percent, well above the statewide average graduation rate of 76 percent.</p>
<p>Dr. Margaret (Meg) Keller-Cogan is superintendent of schools. She joined the district in July 2006 as its fifth superintendent of schools. Since coming to Clarkstown, Dr. Keller-Cogan has created a Department of Instruction and Professional Development to provide growth opportunities for teachers and all employees and created the Community Learning Center to provide educational opportunities to learners of all ages.</p>
<p>Keller-Cogan has established the Clarkstown Education Foundation, a non-profit organization created to fund innovative education programming to enhance existing opportunities for Clarkstown students. </p>
Clarkstown Mini-Trans is a bus system operated by the town, within the town, with five routes run on weekdays and…More Saturdays. Dennis Malone is the Transit Supervisor, who coordinates Mini-Trans routes, schedules, fares, and related commuter transportation information.</p>
<p>Riders can flag down a bus at any safe stopping spot along one of the Mini-Trans routes. The basic fare is $1.50, with 30-cent transfers to other Mini-Trans buses of Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses. The fare for senior citizens and persons with disabilities is 40-cents. Super Saver Coupons are sold and accepted on the Mini-Trans buses.</p>
<p>Mini-Trans does not operate on Sundays and on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.</p>
Clarkstown Town Animal Control Officer 20 Maple Ave, New City, NY10956 The responsibilities of the Animal Control Officers are to answer all dog complaints, bites, wildlife complaints and to…More enforce Clarkstown <a href="http://fws1.productive.com/folio.pgi/stdobject/buttond5.gif/clarkstn.nfo/query=*/DOC/%7B@1%7D/hit_headings/words=4?27,22">Town Codes</a> relating to dogs, and state Agricultural & Markets Law Article 7. Wildlife must be sick or injured for the ACO to respond. Wildlife in homes or on property that are not sick or injured may be removed at the property owners expense by hiring a Nuisance Wildlife Agent. For referrals contact: Rockland County Health Department Rabies Department at 845-364-2585.
The Clarkstown Court, one of the largest in terms of criminal cases handled in the state, has four judges formerly…More known as Justices of the Peace, Police Justices now designated "Town Justice."</p>
<p>The judges are Scott B. Ugell, Craig E. Johns, Howard Gerber and Rolf M. Thorsen.</p>
<p>The court handles more than 27,000 cases annually including criminal cases, vehicle and traffic cases, landlord-tenant disputes and small claims actions. The court also has a drug court which focuses on non-violent, drug-addicted offenders.</p>
<p>A town court has existed in the Town of Clarkstown since 1786. At one time the Judge was a member of the Town Board, and served in a legislative capacity as well as a judicial capacity. The Town Clerk of the Town of Clarkstown maintains excellent records with regards to the minutes of the Town Board, and through research of these minutes, the names of the Judges since 1786 were obtained with the exception of a period between 1836 and 1858, as the records for those years were destroyed in a fire.</p>
<p>Two judges have gone on to become Supervisor, Irving Dillon (the 75th Judge of the Court) and William E. Vines (the 79th Judge of the Court). One of the present Judges has ancestors who have served on the Court. Judge Craig Johns is related on the paternal side of his family to the Blauvelt family, and one of the earliest judge was Thomas Blauvelt.</p>
Little Tor Elementary School is one of 11 elementary programs in the Clarkstown Central School District, the largest…More public school system in Rockland County.</p>
<p>Mi Jung An is principal.</p>
<p>Little Tor, which means "little mountain," is located in a quiet residential area of the Town of Clarkstown, just a few blocks away from Rockland Lake State Park. The school has about 300 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.</p>
<p>Little Tor Elementary offers its students today's technology to enhance their learning experience. With a better than 3 to 1 student to computer ratio in the school, every child has the opportunity to get comfortable with using computers and many programs in the classroom and the computer lab. Students also have a variety of music programs, including band and orchestra. </p>