Town Of Poestenkill

The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall. Poestenkill Summer Camp starts July 10-August 3 details under youth department.

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The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall.  Public comments relative to the Emergency Services RFP responses will be accepted.  Poestenkill Summer Camp starts July 10-August 3 details under youth department.

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
HELP WANTED: Town Highway
May 19, 2017

Interested parties may apply for non permanent employment at the Town Highway Deaprtment to fill in for retiring and employees on extended leave.  Interested parties should contact the Poestenkill Highway Superintendent Toby Chadwick at or drop a letter of interest addressed to the Superintendent at Town Hall or the Highway Garage on Plank Road.  Applicants should have a clean driving record and possess a Commercial Driver's License.  

Ambulance RFP's Reviewed
April 21, 2017
At the 4-20-17 meeting of the Poestenkill Town Board responding proposals from four ambulance services were extensively discussed.  The Board determined that at least two of the proposals were potentially feasible for the town from the perspective of cost and response times.    Further discussion will take place at the May 18,2017 meeting of the Board.  Full copies of the responses are down-loadable from the Town website by clicking on the title of this article.  
Barberville Falls Informational Meeting.
April 20, 2017

Barberville Falls Information Meeting

The Nature Conservancy has been discussing transferring the Barberville Falls to the Town of Poestenkill.   The Barberville Falls is a notable natural landmark in the Town and carries the waters of the Poesten Kill off the Rensselaer Plateau to the lower elevations of the county.  Many of those who live in Poestenkill and surrounding area have spent time at the falls.


An informational session will be held on May 4, 2017 at the Poestenkill Town Hall, 38 Davis Drive, Poestenkill, NY at 7 PM by the Poestenkill Town Board to offer information on TNCís offer and for the public to ask questions and offer their suggestions on this potential acquisition.


The property identified for transfer is 138 acres located between Plank RD, Blue Factory Road and Davitt Lake Road.   Only half the falls is owned by TNC while the other half is privately owned.   Several hundred feet of the Poesten Kill runs through the property.  During 2015 and 2016 the Falls Citizen Advisory Committee made several suggestions regarding the acquisition


For more information contact Poestenkill Town Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo at 283-5100, or Councilwoman June Butler at    

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