Town Of Covert, NY
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Cayuga Lake Sunrise

Covert Baptist Church
Route 96 at
West Covert Road

Covert Municipal Building
8469 S Main Street

Winter at the Stream
Winter 2013






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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Town Board of the Town of Covert will hold a Public Hearing  on May 11, 2015, at 7:00 PM at the Town of Covert Municipal Building, located at 8469 South Main Street, Town of Covert, County of Seneca, and State of New York. 

The purpose of the Public Hearing is a variance request under the Town of Covert’s Land Management Ordinance for Sion & Megan Williams, 4609 Seneca Road, Trumansburg, NY to construct a 12’x 16’ addition on the existing structure which does not meet the required 200 feet road frontage or the one acre lot size as required by the Land Management Ordinance. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that, at the aforementioned time and place, all interested residents will be afforded an opportunity to submit written and oral comments, or be represented by an agent or in person. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that said Public Hearing to be followed by the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Town Board. 

By Order of the Town Board of the Town of Covert

Colleen R. Freese, Town Clerk

Dated:  April 16, 2015





BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Covert that, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1537 of the Real Property Tax Law and Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law, the Town Board is hereby authorized to negotiate an agreement with Tompkins County for the provision of assessment services. 

This resolution shall be subject to permissive referendum.

Motion: Councilman Vann
Seconded: Councilman Hunt
Vote: Councilman Vann-Aye
Councilman Hunt-Aye
Reynolds- Aye
Councilman Waid-Nay
Councilman Bosman- Nay



RESOLUTION # 12.12 Natural Gas Drilling Position

Whereas the Covert Town Board is committed to a clean and safe environment, encouraging a strong and diverse economy and continuing the efficient and effective use of the Town's limited financial and human resources, and

Whereas the Covert Town Board recognizes that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is presently mandated to, and is expected to continue to regulate the extraction of natural gas and other natural resources in the Town of Covert and the State, and

Whereas the Covert Town Board also recognizes other regulatory and elected bodies at the state and federal levels which have legal jurisdiction over these matters, and

Whereas the Covert Town Board has observed the continuing and ongoing multi-year study by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and other agencies and governmental entities as they weigh the pros and cons of high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing with no conclusive near term decisions expected, and

Whereas the Covert Town Board recognizes the certainty that legal challenges will be brought against whatever decisions are ultimately rendered by DEC and others, leading to judicial decisions which may change the legislative and regulatory landscape of this issue, and

Whereas the Covert Town Board has observed that some New York municipalities have expended countless hours and other resources on pro/con discussions and/or attempts to pass or not pass moratoriums or outright bans on various gas drilling activities and recognizes all such attempts will ultimately be decided by the courts.

Now therefore be it resolved; that the Covert Town Board does hereby state that any Town of Covert resources and/or decisions on the subject of natural gas drilling be held in abeyance until such time as all regulatory studies have been concluded, conclusions publicized, resulting lawsuits finalized and any new state or federal regulations have been proposed.

Motion made by Councilman Vann,

Motion seconded by Councilman Waid.

Vote: Councilman Hunt — Aye, Councilman Wade —Aye, Councilman Vann —Aye, Councilman Bosman -Aye and Supervisor Reynolds -Aye.

Date: October 8, 2012



New Dog Law and License Fees

                       Dog Law                                Dog License Fees



2010 Town of Covert 10-wheel truck


Please note:

A number of forms relating to the
Town Clerk's Office have been posted
on the Town Clerk page.
Please click on the link at left.

Communities and locations in Covert

  • Bergen Beach – On the shore of Cayuga Lake.

  • Cold Springs – On the lake shore south of Bergen Beach.

  • Covert – The hamlet of Covert is south of Interlaken on NY-96.

  • Dawson Corners – A location southwest of Covert on County Road 143.

  • Frontenac Point – A projection into Cayuga Lake in the southeast part of the town.

  • Halls Corners – A location south of Interlaken on County Road 142.

  • Holton Beach – On the short of Cayuga Lake

  • Interlaken – The Village of Interlaken in the north part of the town on NY-96.

  • Interlaken Beach – A lakeshore hamlet near the north town line.

  • Six Corners – A location west of the hamlet of Covert.

Communities and locations near Covert

  • Taughannock Falls State Park – A state park, mostly in Tompkins County, by the shore of Cayuga Lake near the south town line.

  • Taughannock Point – A projection into Cayuga Lake near the south town line.

  • Trumansburg, New York – The village of Trumansburg, in Tompkins County, is below the south town line on NY-96.





Minutes of prior meetings
can be found on the
Town Clerk page

Mailing address
Town of Covert
PO Box 265
Interlaken, NY 14847-0265
Fax: 607-532-4203


Dog Control Officer 
Chris Bulhman       607-481-4354


Town of  Covert Court

Justice E.M. Schmidt

Court In Session 1st & 3rd 
Mondays @ 10:00 am

Municipal Building


Recycling Information
New guidelines
November 2010


Town of  Covert 1940 Census
Index for Town of Covert
and Village of Interlaken


Assessment roll  information
available on the Seneca County
Tax Data site








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