Welcome to the Town of Coventry, NY

For use of the Pavilion and Town Grounds please call or email The Town Clerks Office in advance to reserve.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on November 18, 2016, the Town Board of the Town of Coventry, in the County of Chenango, State of New York, adopted resolution entitled:
"BOND RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF COVENTRY, NEW YORK adopted November 18, 2016, affirming the authorization for the acquisition of machinery and apparatus for Highway use and maintenance, consisting of one (1) used 2006 International 7600 Dump & Plow Truck, (the "Truck") for use by the highway department, stating the estimated maximum cost thereof is Forty Thousand and no/100 ($40,00.00) dollars and appropriating the same amount therefore and authorizing the issuance of Forty thousand and no/100 ($40,00.00) dollars in Serial Bonds of the Town of Coventry to finance said appropriation."
an abstract of the Bond Resolution, concisely stating the purpose and effect thereof, as being as follows:
AFFIRMING the authorization of the Town Board of the Town of Coventry (the "Town"), pursuant to the resolution adopted on November 18, 2016, to acquire machinery and apparatus for Highway use and maintenance, consisting of one (1) used 2006 International 7600 Dump & Plow Truck (the "Truck") to be used  by the Highway Department;
              STATING the estimated maximum cost thereof, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and financing thereof, is Forty Thousand and no/100 ($40,000.00) dollars;     APPROPRIATING said amount therefore; and
            STATING the plan of financing includes the issuance of $Forty Thousand and no/100 ($40,000.00) dollars in Serial Bonds to finance said appropriation and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property in the Town to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable;
AUTHORIZING the issuance of Forty Thousand and no/100 ($40,000.00) in Serial Bonds of the Town pursuant to the Local Finance Law of the State o New York (the "Law") to finance said appropriation;
a-the period of probable usefulness applicable to acquisition of the Truck being the specific object or purpose for which said bond are authorized to be issued, within the limitations of Section 11.00a. 28 of the Law, is 4 (four) years;
b-the proceeds of said bonds and any bonds anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof may be applied to reimburse the Town for expenditures made after the effective date of this bond resolution for the purpose for which said bonds are authorized; and
c-the Truck is a Type II action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act
Theresa A. Schultheis
Coventry Town Clerk(SEQRA) and therefore no further environmental review is required;
and the proposed maturity of said bonds may not exceed five (5) years;
DETERMINING that said bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, shall be general obligations of the Town; and
PLEDGING to their payment the faith and credit of the Town;
DELEGATING to the Supervisor the powers and duties as to the issuance of said bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals thereof, and other related powers; and
DETERMINING that the bond resolution is subject to a permissive referendum.
DATED: November 18, 2016
Town of Coventry, New York
By Order of the Town Board of the Town of Coventry. 
Theresa A. Schultheis
                                              Town Clerk

The Town Clerks office will be closed Friday, November 25, 2016 for Thanksgiving. We will be open Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 9-noon.

The Assessor will be in the office every other Monday 4:30-7:30. (So he was here on October 31, 2016 and the next time will be November 14, 2016)


The Planning Board meeting will be December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m.  TheTown Board meeting will be held on December 14, 2016 at 7 p.m 

Town Clerks  Hours 
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Hours:  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 9-12

Check out the Highway Dept. Line for the Highway Mission Statement

Town Planning Board meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Coventry Town Hall. The public is invited.

     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of Coventry for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2017 has been completed and filed with the Town Clerk where it is available for inspection by any interested person during Town Clerks office hours.
     Further notice is hereby given that the Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on said Preliminary Budget and Fire Company Budget.  This hearing will be begin at 7:00 p.m. on November 9, 2016 at the Coventry Town Hall, 1839 State Highway 235, Greene, NY  13778 and at such hearing any person in favor or against any items, therein contained may be heard.  Pursuant to Section 113 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of the following Town Officers are hereby specified:
Supervisor                           $4,000
Council Members (4)          $4,800
Town Clerk                         $7,800
Highway Superintendent    $41,615
By Order of the Town Board
Dated October 21, 2016
Theresa A. Schultheis
Coventry Town Clerk

The 2016 Adopted Budget and Fire Budget are available at the Town Hall and web link for Public Review.
http://www.townofcoventryny.com/2016 Adopted Budget.pdf

http://www.townofcoventryny.com/Fire Budget 2016.pdf

The RS2417-A Work Day Resolution is posted in the Town Hall and web link for the Town Clerk and Highway Superintendent.

Adopted Code of Ethics and Board of Ethics Law


Click the link below to view the most recent assessment roll(s).  



Town of Coventry
Parking Prohibited
Town of Coventry Law #1 of 1999 prohibits parking of any vehicles on Town of Coventry roads between the hours of 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. all year long and at any time there is sleet, ice or an accumulation of snow of two or more inches. The Town is not responsible for any damage to property left in the right of way during plowing operations and all property should be removed immediately or it will be removed at the owner’s expense.  Any vehicles in violation of this law will be towed at owner’s expense. Additionally, do not park any Tractor Trailers at the Town Barn as these block the security cameras.
Town of Coventry Seasonal Road Designation
December 1, 2016
The following Town Road has been designated as a Seasonal Road and will not be maintained by the Town of Coventry Highway Department from December 1, 2016 through April 1, 2017:
Wylie-Horton Road from Spisak Road side only.  Also Wylie Horton from the State Highway 235 side will be plowed to the top of the hill only.            


Chenango County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Public and Stakeholder Outreach
Chenango County, along with its inclusive municipalities, are in the process of developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). This plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to be eligible for federal grant funding for public and private mitigation projects. The HMP provides a “blueprint” by which local governments can make coordinated, cost-effective efforts towards reducing losses from natural hazards such as flooding, severe storms and severe winter storms. Available funding can support projects such as drainage improvements, structural elevations, and backup power for schools and critical facilities.
To find out more, review the draft plan and have the opportunity to provide input, please visit our project website at:
And the citizen hazard preparedness and mitigation survey:




    Coventry is a town in Chenango County, NY. The population was 1,589 at the 2000 census. 
    The town is named after Coventry, Connecticut by settlers from New England. 

    The first settlement occurred around 1785 near the current Coventry village. Coventry was formed from the Town of Greene in 1806. In 1843, the area of the town was increased from parts of Greene and the Town of Oxford.

    Due to poor soil conditions, dairy herding was prominent from the pioneer days, leading to five butter and cheese factories in the town at one time in the past.

    According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 48.9 square miles, of which, 48.7 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it (0.27%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,589 people, 577 households, and 428 families residing in the town. There were 577 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.3 males.

    The median income for a household in the town was $35,769, and the median income for a family was $38,906. Males had a median income of $30,272 versus $19,946 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,807. About 10.7% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

     Notables in History: William Goodell, abolitionist


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