Town Of Poestenkill

 Town Hall will be closed Monday, February 16, 2015 in observance of President Day. The next Town Board meeting will be held February 19, 2015 @ 7pm. Ice skating February 21, 2015 see details under Youth Program.


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 town 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
January 22, 2015

At the January 15, 2015 meeting of the Town Board, Poestenkill Supervisor Dominic J. Jacangelo delivered the 2015 State of the Town.  The Supervisor provided information on the Town's sound financial picture and the need to continue to press for natural gas service into the Poestenkill Hamlet.  He touched on a number of accomplishments of the Town Board and his administration and the responsibility of the Board to find future financial efficiencies.  This has been the 6th year in a row that Town taxes have been held steady.  A full copy of the 2015 State of The Town is found in the "News" section of this website. 

Wait Appointed to Town Council
December 30, 2014


Wait Appointed to Town Council

 Newest member fills vacancy due to past November elections

POESTENKILL – Poestenkill Town Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo announces the recent appointment of Michele Wait as Town Councilmember at the December Town Board Meeting. 

“Michele is a wonderful addition to our team, which strives each day to provide great services to the town residents, while holding the line on taxes,” said Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo.  “She has been serving the residents of Poestenkill for several years and is more than happy to step up to support the Town Board in this new position.

Wait PhotoWait comes to the Town Council after serving 3 years as Chairwoman of the Water District Benefit Review Unit Board where she worked with town residents to arbitrate water bill issues and concerns.  Michele is an active member of the community where she currently serves on the Board of AnimaLovers as Foster coordinator and photographer. During her children’s attendance within the Averill Park School District, Michele volunteered her time in the classroom while they attended elementary school, assisted with Poestenkill Elementary School’s yearbook and volunteered for Pop Warner (Cheerleaders).  Wait is a Project Designer at Hershberg and Hershberg, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors in Albany. She lives in Poestenkill with her husband Ken and their daughter, Ashley and son, Nicholas.  Her term of service as Town Council Member expires on December 31, 2015.

The appointment come as former Town Council Member Thomas Slavin was elected in November to the position of Town Justice.   This position became vacant by former Town Justice Patrick McKenna when he resigned, after taking a new full-time position.  Slavin began serving a four-year term on January 1, 2015.   Justice Slavin’s newest role in the service of the town comes after 13 years as Town Councilmember (1996-2001 & 2008-2014) and four years as Town Supervisor (2002-2006). 

Thomas Slavin Steps Down From Town Board
December 19, 2014
Thomas Slavin who has had a long career on the Poestenkill Town Board resigned his position on Wednesday, December 17th. as he prepared to become the new Town Justice who will replace Pat McKenna who went on to take a positon with the state that negated his finishing his term.  Mr. Slavin will serve a full four year term as Poestenkill Town Justice. 
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