The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall. Note Change. Close of business meeting will be December 28, 2017 @7PM. New officials swearing in to follow. Organizational meeting will be January 4, 2018 @ 7PM.
Quiet, safe, and far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern urban society, Poestenkill is a quaint community located in Rensselaer County, New York, with a population just over 4,500 in 2010. As a "gateway" to the Rensselaer Plateau, we offer residents and visitors a unique opportunity to experience a wealth of outdoor recreation activities and easy access to some of the Plateau's most celebrated state parks, forests, and natural landmarks. Our area is home to a number of unique shops, diverse dining, and community events.
Letter from the Supervisor,
Whether you have lived in Poestenkill your whole life, are a recent resident or seeking to become a resident, we hope that you will find our website helpful. I know that our folks at Town Hall are always willing and happy to serve and assist you. Our community is proud of our small town atmosphere and our special heritage anchored in agriculture and forest products. We are proud to be a "Right to Farm" community that has enjoyed modest growth without sacrificing our small town feel and ample open spaces.
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Big Turnout for Poestenkill Halloween Parade
October 30, 2017
Scores of children and adults turned out for the annual Poestenkill Halloween Parade sponsored by the Poestenkill Youth Program. Many thanks to the Poestenkill Fire Company for leading the parade down Main Street keeping all our costumed chidren and adults safe for the parade. If anyone has photos I would be gald to add them to this news post. Email to email@example.com .
Cable TV Franchise Agreement Approved
October 27, 2017
A public hearing was held on October 19, 2017 by the Poestenkill
Town Board on a new cable TV Franchise agreement for town residents. Following the public hearing and the
comments received, the Town Board voted unanimously to authorize the Town
Supervisor to execute the new franchise agreement with Time Warner / Spectrum /
Spectrum has been in the process of building out the cable
TV network throughout the east side of town.
When completed, virtually the entire town will have access to cable TV
with its associated broadband (internet).
“Access to reliable broadband has become a necessity to modern life
whether for school or for work responsibilities. This buildout assures those who
live in the east side of town will have the same broadband opportunities as
others in town.” stated Supervisor Jacangelo. Councilwoman June Butler added, “Years of
prodding the cable company our now paying off and I look forward to homes being
The franchise agreement provides a nonexclusive right to
provide cable TV services within the Town for the next ten years. It is expect that home hookups in the newly
wired areas will begin in December. While the town will continue to work with
Spectrum it ensure that every home has access to cable it is also noted that
competition from wireless services may make cable obsolete within several
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