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Dannemora is a charming town located in the northern region of New York State. With a population of just over 4,000 people, Dannemora offers a peaceful and friendly atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of larger cities. Despite its small size, the town is steeped in history, with roots dating back to the early 19th century. Dannemora is home to beautiful parks, friendly locals, and a rich cultural heritage, making it a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. Whether you're looking to explore its history, enjoy the great outdoors, or simply relax and unwind, Dannemora has something for everyone.


Explore Chazy Lake where you can enjoy a relaxing day of fishing, paddling and swimming at Chazy Lake Beach. The Chazy Lake Boat Launch, located off Route 374, provides easy access for boaters at the northwest end. Once the water freezes, ice fishing and snowmobiling on Chazy Lake become extremely popular activities during the quiet winter months.


Boil Water Order for Lyon Mountain

  • Update 2/13/24 at 2:45pm: The Boil Water Order has been lifted. For Lyon Mountain water customers: there was a major water break on Rte 374 Wednesday (2/7/24) afternoon. Customers will be temporarily out of water during the repair. Please conserve water when possible when it is fixed as a large amount of water was lost and it may take a couple days to recover back to normal. A boil water order is in effect until further notice.


The Town of Dannemora has the following surplus items available for bid:

  • The Town of Dannemora has the following surplus items available for bid: Simpson Duratech Stovepipe double wall stainless steel 8” inside diameter, 5 each 48” sections, 2 each 36” sections, 1 each 12” section, 1 cap, 1 boot, and various brackets and straps. Can be seen by appointment by calling 518-492-7541 ext 1. Please mail or drop off sealed bids at the Town Clerk’s Office, 78 Higby Road, Chazy Lake, Ellenburg Depot NY 12935 by 3:30pm February 27th, 2024. The Town reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.

Application for Confidential Secretary to the Supervisor

  • The Town of Dannemora is accepting applications for the Permanent Part-time position of Confidential Secretary to the Supervisor. The Confidential Secretary will provide administrative support daily for the Town Supervisor. The ideal candidate will possess computer knowledge and have a strong background in Bookkeeping and Basic Accounting, be able to adapt to Accounting & Payroll Software, and be well versed in Microsoft Word and Excel. Pay begins at $17 per hour. Other duties will include, but are not limited to:

    • Basic office skills - answering phone calls, filing, ordering building and office supplies, and maintaining appropriate levels of inventory.

    • Maintain confidential employee records

    • Preparing various reports and meeting deadlines

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    • The candidate must be capable of exercising independent judgment and maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information and must be a strong team player.

    • Qualification Requirements ~ Graduation from a senior high school or evidence of having passed an examination for a high school equivalency diploma.

  • Interested candidates should apply online.

  • Applications are also available at the Town Hall at 78 Higby Rd. Chazy Lake

  • Monday –Thursday, 8:30am – 3pm

  • Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.


Meeting Minutes


Monthly Town Board Meetings

  • Monthly Town Board meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm.


Reminder to Move Personal Property

  • With winter approaching, residents are asked to remove any personal decorations, items, vehicles or trailers at roadside to avoid causing a dangerous situation with the plowing of snow. The Town will not be responsible for damage to property left in the path of the plows. If a vehicle or trailer is left at roadside and hinders the plowing of snow, it will be towed at the owner's expense. Residents are also reminded of the Town Policy concerning mailboxes and plowing. The policy states:

"In line with State and County policies, the Town of Dannemora will not replace mailboxes that are damaged during snow removal from Town roads, or those County roads that are under contract with the Town of Dannemora. An exception to this policy is if the mail receptacle is damaged due to negligence on the part of the plow operator. This negligence is defined as actual contact with the mail receptacle by the equipment, witnessed by the owner or other persons willing to confirm that they witnessed the action. Additionally acceptable is if evidence exists in the form of obvious tire tracks, etc. The act of the plowed snow hitting/damaging a receptacle does not constitute negligence.

Any request for reimbursement, if the proof of negligence is provided, shall be made to the Town Supervisor’s office only. Mail receptacle replacement will be in the form of an equal quality receptacle. The Town will retain ownership of the damaged receptacle. If the receptacle has been removed and the Town does not have the damaged piece, the replacement type will be at the Town’s discretion."

Additionally, If you are a seasonal resident with a mail receptacle at the roadside, it is recommended the receptacle be removed until you return to avoid any possible damage.

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