The first known Europeans to set foot in Columbia County were Henry Hudson and his crew. On September 17, 1609, Hudson stopped for a day at the mouth of what is now known as Stockport Creek, territory under control of the Mohican Indians. The first European settler in Stockport was Abraham Staats, who built a house at the spot Henry Hudson landed around 1660. The present Town of Stockport was formed from parts of Stuyvesant, Ghent, and Hudson in 1833.
Stockport is the smallest town in Columbia County at 13 square miles in area. It was named after Stockport, England, the hometown of James Wild, a prominent resident at the time.
At one time, this was the hub of industrial activity in Columbia County. The Claverack and Kinderhook Creeks join here to form the Stockport Creek, which flows out to the Hudson River. Waterpower was abundant and the historical evidence suggests that the motivation behind the Town’s formation was to benefit the proprietors of the many woolen mills along these sources of waterpower. These mills and associated buildings were used well into the 20th century. Another concentration of mills was found in Columbiaville, one mile inland from the Hudson, on the Stockport Creek. Columbiaville was an incorporated village from 1813 until the formation of the Town in 1833.
The Columbia White Sulfur Springs was located in the Hamlet of Stottville, at the southern end of Town. In the mid-1800’s, these sulfur springs were as well known as those of Saratoga. People came from great distances to drink and bathe in the water. The mills and spas are long gone.
Currently, the Stockport is a semi-rural town consistently primarily of residences and farms.
6:30PM -- Public Hearing 2016 Town Budget
Town of Stockport
Board Meeting Agenda
November 10, 2015
THERE IS A POSITION OPEN IN THE STOCKPORT HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. APPLICANTS ARE PREFERRED TO HAVE A CDL AND BE A TOWN RESIDENT. APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE STOCKPORT TOWN HALL.
TOWN OF STOCKPORT
COUNTY OF COLUMBIA
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR THE TOWN OF STOCKPORT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2016 HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK, 2787 ATLANTIC AVENUE, STOTTVILLE, NEW YORK, WHERE IT IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY ANY INTERESTED PERSON AT ALL REASONABLE HOURS.
FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF STOCKPORT WILL MEET AND HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS THEREON AT THE STOCKPORT TOWN HALL, 2787 ATLANTIC AVENUE, STOTTVILLE, NY ON NOV. 10, 2015 AT 6:30 PM AND THAT AT SUCH HEARINGS, ANY PERSON MAY BE HEARD IN FAVOR OF OR AGAINST ANY ITEM OR ITEMS THEREIN CONTAINED, PURSUANT TO SECTION 106 OF THE TOWN LAW.
THE PROPOSED SALARIES OF THE FOLLOWING TOWN OFFICERS ARE HEREBY SPECIFIED AS FOLLOWS: SUPERVISOR-$9,050.00, TOWN BOARD-4@ $3,477.00, TOWN JUSTICE-2 @ $10,848.00, TOWN CLERK/COLLECTOR-$38,949.00, HWY. SUPT.-$53,751.00, ASSESSORS 2@$5,488.00 ASSESSOR CHAIRMAN-$7,356.00.
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PUBLIC HEARINGS WILL BE HELD ON THE SPECIAL DISTRICT’S PRELIMINARY BUDGET ON NOV. 10, 2015 FOLLOWING THE GENERAL AND HIGHWAY BUDGET HEARINGS.
Notice is hereby given that on October 6, 2015, the Town Board of the Town of Stockport adopted a resolution which is subject to a permissive referendum in accordance with Article 7 of the Town Law of the State of New York.
An abstract of said resolution is as follows:
The Town of Stockport resolves to enter a Second Amendment to a lease with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (“New Congular”) to provide for i) a reduction in current rental payments from $3,750 to $2,750 monthly, ii) adjustment in annual rent increases from 5% to 3% and iii) a guaranty of rent payments by New Cingular for a period of ten years.
THE TOWN OF STOCKPORT, THROUGH THE OFFICE OF THE AGING, IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS TO DELIVER PREPARED MEALS TO SENIORS LIVING IN THE TOWN OF STOCKPORT. THIS IS A YEAR ROUND PROGRAM. PLEASE CALL (518) 828-9389, EXT. 7 IF INTERESTED. THANK YOU!