Town Of Poestenkill



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
Eagle Scout Eden S. G. Faliveno honored by Town Board
November 18, 2014

The Poestenkill Town Board recently honored Eden S.G. Faliveno for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  Eden is a member of Troop 525 of the Boy Scouts of America.  In addition to earning the highest scouting rank of Eagle Scout. Eden has also earned many other awards including 79 merit badges, the Honor Camper Award, the World Conservation Award, the International Spirit Award, The World Scouting Fund Award, the Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award,  an interpreter strip in French, the NOVA awards in the four STEM areas,  and all three Veterans Service Ribbons. 

The Poestenkill Town Board recognizes and applauds Eden Faliveno on his extraordinary achievements and accomplishment and congratulates him on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.  


Elf : The Broadway Musical
November 18, 2014


Town of Poestenkill Residents: The Town of Poestenkill Youth Board, has purchased tickets for the Off-Broadway Musical Production of ELF at Proctors! 

See Youth Deptarment for details. 

Town Board Adopts 2015 Town Budget :No Increase in Town Taxes
November 05, 2014

On October 16, 2014 the Poestenkill Town Board unanimously adopted the 2015 Poestenkill Town Budget.  The adopted budget lowers spending for both the Highway and General Fund accounts and lowers reliance on the unallocated balance of funds.  "The Town Board worked diligently to bring in a "0" increase in town taxes.  This is the fifth year in a row that we have been able to deliver a Town budget without any increase in Town Taxes.  I thank the many residents and my fellow board members who made useful suggestions throughout the budget development process to get to a "0" increase in Town Taxes. " stated Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo.  Click on titlle to access 2015 budget. 

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