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Nestled in the Helderberg Mountains in Albany County, the Town of Westerlo was organized in April of 1815.

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2020 Census

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2020 Census Why is it so important to send in your census? Sales Tax is divided by Population within the County. Sales Tax funds about 45%... Read More → 2020 Census

Wanted – Public-spirited resident of Westerlo to serve on Board of Library Trustees

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The Town of Westerlo is accepting letters of interest for board members who have a deep appreciation for and understanding of library... Read More → Wanted – Public-spirited resident of Westerlo to serve on Board of Library Trustees

Town Clerk’s Office and Building Department to resume office hours

COVID Information, Information

The Town Clerk’s office will be open temporarily on Thursdays from 3pm-8pm and by appointment. Please contact us at 518-797-3111 ext... Read More → Town Clerk’s Office and Building Department to resume office hours

What's Happening

Join the fun in our city!

  1. August 2020: Comprehensive Plan Mtg (Change of date from 8/19/20)

    August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. August 2020: Museum Meeting

    August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. August 2020: Town Board Meeting and Two Public Hearings

    August 18 @ 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
  4. August 2020: Zoning Board Meeting

    August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  5. August 2020: Planning Board Meeting

    August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Westerlo, New York recently celebrated 20 years of friendship with its sister city in Westerlo, Belgium.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your town supervisor. Together, let's keep the momentum going.

Best regards, Town Supervisor William F. Bichteman Jr.

Featured Information

Historical Society Meeting

Anyone interested in attending the Historical Society meeting should contact Roland Tozer at 518-797- 3050.

Historical Society Meetings are held at the Westerlo Reformed Church Hall on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 PM.

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Westerlo is posted on line.

This document constitutes the Town of Westerlo’s first ever written Comprehensive Plan for Sustainability and Growth.

February 26, 2015

Code of Ethics

A Resolution to replace the undated Code of Ethics, and establish standards of conduct for officers and employees of the Town of Westerlo.

Posted September 5, 2013

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Volunteer drivers are needed to drive the Rensselaerville/Westerlo Senior Citizen bus. If interested, please contact the Rensselaerville Town Clerk, Victoria Kraker, at 797-3798 for further information

ZRC Committee Findings

The Zoning Recommendation Committee (ZRC) was formed by the Town Board to address potential changes to the town’s Zoning Law regarding impacts of high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) for Shale Gas Development (SGD).

Shale Gas Development Impacts and Local Zoning Options April 4, 2015 Zoning Recommendation Committee Summary Report

Shale Gas Development Impacts and Local Zoning Options April 4, 2015 Zoning Recommendation Committee Full Report

Veterans Photos

Come visit the beautiful Veterans Photos Wall located at the Richard Rapp Municipal Building. The Town Historian, Dennis Fancher created the photo display for both living and deceased veterans from Westerlo, South Westerlo, Dormansville and Lambs Corners. 

If you are interested in having your photo on the wall or know someone who would like to be displayed at the Town Hall, please contact Dennis or his wife Sue at 518-797-3095 or at dsfancher@gmail.com. We would love to help honor our towns past and present veterans.

NYS & Local Retirement System

You can view the required posting for Jody Ostrander, Amie Burnside, and Kathleen Spinnato here.

Posted July 7th, 2020

Proposed Local Law 3 of 2020

A LOCAL LAW EXTENDING A TEMPORARY LAND USE MORATORIUM  PROHIBITING COMMERCIAL SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS, ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS, AND WIND GENERATION SYSTEMS WITHIN THE TOWN OF WESTERLO

Posted July 7th, 2020
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