Town Of Poestenkill

The next Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday February 25, 2016 @ 7pm.  Please note the change of date!

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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.


Do you have a question? Can't find something on the website? Or have a suggestion on how this site can better serve the public? Stop by our historic Town Hall, give me a call or send me an email, I would love to hear from you.



Dom Jacangelo



"The Town of Poestenkill  is an equal opportunity employer and provider of municipal services." 

Dominic Jacangelo
State of the Town 2016
February 04, 2016
Supervisor Dominic J. Jacangelo releases the 2016 State of Poestenkill.  Read the entire statement by clicking on the headline and opening the document. 
Saint - Gobain and Poestenkill Water
February 01, 2016

Several residents have contacted me over the past month regard plant operations at the Saint-Gobain Plant on NY355 and the potential for ground water contamination.  Their concern stems from the public water supply problems which have overshadowed the Village of Hoosick Falls' public water supply.  Over the past month or so I have been in contact with management from Saint - Gobain.   The plant in Poestenkill used relatively little material containing PFOA's.  It was unlikely that the plant would have contaminated the local ground water.  Leaving nothing to chance, we did test a well in immediate proximity to the plant.  No PFOA's were found.  Our public water supply comes from Troy so there is no chance of contamination through that source. 

If you have any concerns regarding your drinking water, please feel free to call me or Robert Brunet, the Poestenkill Water Manager at 518-283-5100. 


Dominic Jacangelo


Application for to Rezone 10 Acres to Natural Products: Snyders Corners Rd
January 13, 2016

An application has been submitted by Warren W. Fane Trucking to the Town Board for the rezoning of 10 acres of a 17 acre parcel owned by Perry Brothers Sand and Gravel, Inc. from Residential to Natural Products.  This application is part of an application made by Fane Trucking, Inc to amend their DEC mine permit to include an additional 10 acres within their current area of operations between NY 66 and Snyders Corner Road in the Towns of Poestenkill and North Greenbush. The property in question lies along the north side of Snyders Corner Road between Pine Bowl Rd and Furry Road.  

The Town Board will be asked if they will entertain the rezoning application at the Regular Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7PM on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  The public is encouraged to attend this meeting and share their opinion on the application.  Updates to the application have been submitted to the Town Clerk on January 13, 2016.

Questions or comments should be sent to Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo, at Poestenkill Town Hall, 38 Davis Drive, Poestenkill, NY 12140 or via e-mail at   

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