Town Of Poestenkill

A Budget Workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, October 5th at 7PM. The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall.  Public comment remains open on Barberville Natural Area local law.  New Assessor office hours starting August 17, 2017 every Thursday 1pm-5pm. Electronics Recycling October 7, 2017

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A Budget Workshop is scheduled for October 5, 2017 @ 7PM. The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall.  The public comment on the Barberville Natural Resource Area remains open.   The Town Assessor's hours have been changed to every Thursday from 1PM until 5PM starting August 17, 2017.  Electronics Recycling Day is October 7th at the VFW.  

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
Eagle Scout Nathaniel Paul Jamison Honored
September 23, 2017

The Poestenkill Town Board adopted a resolution of recognition for Nathaniel Paul Jamison who will be the subject of an Eagle Court of Honor on September 30, 2017 at 3PM at the Brunswick Church, 42 White Church Lane, Troy NY 12180..  

Tax Decrease Proposed
September 23, 2017

Poestenkill Tax Decrease Proposed


The Poestenkill Town Board was presented with a Tentative Preliminary Budget on September 21, 2017 which anticipates a slight decrease in overall Town levies and proposes a substantial decrease in the General Tax levy.  Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo who is the Chief Budget Officer for the Town stated that, “This budget proposal is based on sound financial planning and is a result of the frugality of the Town Board as a whole.”   As proposed the overall tax rate will fall by a couple of pennies but the town General Tax Levy will fall by 33% and when combined with Highway will fall 3.2%.


The budget lowers dependence on the appropriation of prior year unexpended balances (surplus).  That balance once again grew in 2016 for both General Town Purposes and Highway Purposes.  The proposed budget also implements year two of a five year plan to modernize highway equipment ensuring that highways will be efficiently cleared this winter of snow and ice. 


The proposed budget proposes no increases for salaries of the Town Board or Supervisor but does provide small increases for other elected officials. 


A budget workshop has been scheduled for 7PM, Thursday October 5, 2017 at the Poestenkill Town Board meeting room.  

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