Town Of Poestenkill

The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall.

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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
Ambulance Service
March 07, 2017

   The Poestenkill Town Board has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service in our town.


    If you have any questions please contact Councilman Harold Van Slyke ( or Councilman Eric Wohlleber ( or call 283-5100 ext. 103. 


   The deadline for responses is Thursday, April 6th at 4:30pm. 


Access to Town Hall
December 15, 2016

Notice is given that the elevator at Town Hall is broken.  The elevator ceased to work on Monday evening when it hung up.   Unfortunately the elevator cannot be repaired and must be replaced.  The Town Board is working as quick as possible to award an emergency contract for the replacement of the elevator.  Any person who has a handicapping condition that needs Town services offered at Town Hall is urged to call ahead.  The Town is committed to doing everything it can to accomodate your needs including bring the service to you.  For more informaiton contact Town Clerk Sue Horton, Assistant to the Supervisor Michelle Asquith or Supervisor Dominic Jacanagelo at 518-283-5100. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.   

Poestenkill Halloween Parade Enjoyed By All
October 31, 2016

The Town of Poestenkill held its annual Halloween Parade and Party on Saturday, October 29, 2016.  Dozens of children turned out to march down main street to the Sullivan Jone VFW.  Special thanks to the Poestenkill Volunteer Fire Company for providing traffic control and a fire truck to lead the parade. 

 Halloween Parade 2016Halloween Parade II

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