Town Of Poestenkill

 The next Town Board meeting will be held June 18, 2015 @ 7pm. Watch for public hearing notices. Rabbies Clinic, June 4th, (see news). Accountant services sought (see news).


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
Accounting Services Sought
May 22, 2015

The Town of Poestenkill is seeking a person (or firm) to perform accounting services.


Poestenkill Accountant

This is a part time position to be filled by a person who works as an independent contractor to the town.  It is anticipated that the position will require on average 25 hours per month to complete all the required tasks of the position.  There are no set hours for this position but coordination of hours is needed.  The person will work closely with the town supervisor and assistant to the supervisor.  Compensation based on experience. 

Responsibilities include: 

Assisting with the preparation of the Town and Highway Budget

Posting all expense items to the proper budget line

Reconcile payments to vendors

Provide quarterly budget reports

Recommend budget transfers when appropriate

Monitor various town accounts for balances and transfers

Posting information to the State Retirement System for employee retirement credit

Monitor and ensure adequate funds in the Town Employee’s HRA

Provide annual report on Health Insurance Expense

Prepare Town Annual Financial Report (Update Document)           

Establish and monitor developer escrow accounts

Estimate financial impact of future employee contractual benefits

Audit vouchers

Audit town court financials

Assist with the preparation of the Water District Budget

Recommend budget transfers when appropriate

Monitor various account for balances and transfers

Reconcile vendor payments 


Interested parties should e-mail their resumes to or call 518-283-5100 ext. 104.   Resume may also be mailed to Spervisor Dominic J. Jacangelo, Poestenkill Town Hall, 38 Davis Drive, Poestenkill, NY 12140.   Resumes must be submitted by June 1, 2015. 



Rabies Clinic June 4th, VFW
May 20, 2015



The  Rensselaer County Health Department in connection with the

Town of Poestenkill will be holding their annual RABIES CLINIC on

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at the Sullivan Jones Post pavilion located

On Veterans Street.

PLEASE NOTE, CATS only will be vaccinated from 5 pm thru 6 pm and

they must be in carriers.  DOGS only will be vaccinated from 6 pm –

7:00 pm and must be leashed.  A record of rabies inoculation is

requested in order to obtain a 3 year booster.  A donation is requested

to help defray the cost of the clinic.


If you have any questions, please contact Sue Horton, Town Clerk at


Chet Roberts Passing
May 11, 2015

It is with great sadness we report the passing of Chet Roberts our Town Bookkeeper and Accountant.  The Town Board and everyone at the Town of Poestenkill wishes the Robert's family our deepest sympathies. 

The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10 AM at the Our Lady of Assumption Church in Latham.  Calling hours are Monday from 4-7PM at the Dufresne Funeral Home, 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes, NY 12047.  


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