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.
"The Town of Poestenkill is an equal opportunity employer and provider of municipal services."
Fane Natural Product Rezoning update
August 22, 2016
The public hearing which was begun on Thursday July 21, 2016 @ 7PM regarding the application by Fane and Perry Sand and Gravel to rezone property off of Snyder's Corners Road for the purpose of natural product extraction. Additional comment was received on 8-18-2016. Click on story for access to document pertaining to this application. A new document has been posted in relation to this rezoning. A motion was made to amend this new document changing "no excavation within 150 feet of occupied structures" to "170 ft". This matter will be taken up on 8-25-16 at 7PM.
Rensselaer Plateau Area Logo
August 09, 2016
Community Meeting on Rensselaer Plateau Signage Development
The Towns of Sand Lake, Nassau and Poestenkill have been working with Trampoline Inc., a graphic design and marketing firm, to develop a logo for road signage identifying locations and activities within the Rensselaer Plateau. The Towns received a grant from the New York Hudson River Valley Greenway for the development of the logo and signage design. The Towns on the Plateau will be able to utilize the signage to identify recreational activities or points of interest on the Plateau. The Plateau is asset for our residents and could be of greater economic importance by attracting visitors and new residents. All of the communities on the Plateau are invited and encouraged to utilize the signage and logo. The logo can be replicated on other informational and marketing materials.
A Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 PM at Sand Lake Town Hall (8428 NY Route 66, Sand Lake, NY).
The purpose of this community meeting is to present the design of the draft logo to be used on the signage. The Towns are looking for community input on the logo, identification of key sign locations and ideas for uses of the logo beyond road signage.
Saint - Gobain and Poestenkill Water
June 30, 2016
residents have contacted me over the past couple of months regarding plant
operations at the Saint-Gobain Plant on NY355 and the potential for ground
water contamination by PFOA. Their concern stems from the public water
supply problems which have overshadowed the Village of Hoosick Falls' and other
area municipal and private water supplies. In January, I was in
contact with management from Saint - Gobain. The plant in
Poestenkill used relatively little material containing PFOA's. It
was unlikely that the plant would have contaminated the local ground
water. Leaving nothing to chance, we did test a well in immediate
proximity to the plant. We tested for the full complement of PFOA's
and similar compounds. No contamination was found. Our public /
municipal water supply comes from Troy so there is no chance of contamination
through that source.
have any concerns regarding your drinking water, please feel free to call me
(Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo 283-5100 ext. 100 or Robert Brunet,
the Poestenkill Water Manager at 518-283-5100 ext . 102
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