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Town of Charleston

The Town of Charleston is the only Town in Montgomery County that does not border the Mohawk River. With a population of around 1,300, the Town of Charleston is known mainly for its Forests. The Charleston State Forest and Thomas H. Burbine Sr. Memorial Forest are perfect for many outdoor activities including hunting, hiking, camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and fishing.


Supervisor: Robert S. Sullivan

Town Address: Charleston Municipal Building, 480 Corbin Hill Road, Charleston, NY 12166
Town Phone: 518.922.5259
Town Fax: 518.922.7844

Official Website*

Town Board Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:30PM
Planning Board: 4th Wednesday, 7:30PM


Robert Harris
480 Corbin Hill Rd.
Sprakers, NY 12166
Phone: 518.922.7844

Tax Collector:

Town Clerk, Collector, Registrar
Diane Ferguson
1974 State Highway 162
Sprakers, NY 12166
Home Phone: 518.922.5190
Office Phone: 518.922.7661

For Tax Rates and Rolls, visit the Real Property Site

Other Officials:

Supervisor - Robert S. Sullivan
741 Corbin Hill Road, Esperance, NY  12066
Phone: 518-922-5867
Cell: 518-423-3744

Town Clerk, Collector, Registrar - Diane Ferguson
1974 State Highway 162, Sprakers, NY  12166
Home: 518-922-5190
Office: 518- 922-7661

Superintendent of Highways - Robert Rhinehardt
107 Charleston Street, Sprakers, NY  12133
Cell: 518-921-1233
Town Bldg.: 518-922-5212

Town Justice - Hon. Jacqueline Lamphear
178 Pond Road, Sprakers,  NY  12166
Home: 518-922-6160
Office: 518-922-6279

Councilperson - Bruce Ferguson
1974 State Highway 162, Sprakers, NY  12166
Phone: 518-922-5190

Councilperson - Charles McMullen
121 McMullen Drive, Sprakers, NY  12166
Phone: 518-922-8711

Councilperson - Paul Orzolek
1100 Esperance Road, Esperance, NY  12066
Phone: 518-339-0385

Councilperson - Jeff Bivins
391 Gidley Road, Esperance, NY  12066
Phone: 518-875-9930

Building Code, Code Enforcement Officer  - Clifton Dorrough
480 Corbin Hill Road, Sprakers, NY  12166
Phone: 518-774-6650

Dog Control Officer - Richard Rickard
583 Brand Road, Sprakers, NY  12166
Phone: 518-922-6672

Town Attorney - William Mycek, Esq.
146 Market Street, Amsterdam, NY  12010
Phone: 518-843-2900

Historian - Lorraine Whiting
Phone: 518-922-5867

Health Officer - Vacant 

Municipal Regulation Status:

Zoning: No

Comprehensive Plan/Year: Yes - 2002

Mobile Homes: Yes

Flood Management: Yes

Subdivisions: Yes

Site Plan: No

Junk Cars: Yes

Planning Board: Yes

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