Town Of Poestenkill

The next Town Board meeting is scheduled for June 28, 2018 @ 7PM, Poestenkill Town Hall.    Please note the  change in date! 

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The next Town Board meeting is scheduled for June 21, 2018 @ 7PM, Poestenkill Town Hall.      


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. MY email is and you can call me at 518-283-5100 ext. 104 .



Dom Jacangelo



"The Town of Poestenkill  is an equal opportunity employer and provider of municipal services." 

Dominic Jacangelo
Attention Dog Owners
May 30, 2018
Shelter services for the Town of Poestenkill will now be undertaken by Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY  518-434-8128.  Animals held at the shelter may be picked up there.  All fees must be paid to the Town Clerk prior to pickup and the dog must have proof of rabies and be licensed. Town resident may license their dog at the Town Clerk's Office.  Shelter fees are a minimum of $70.35 per day.  Fees must be paid to the Town Clerk prior to the dog's release.  Disputed fees must be paid and may be appealed after payment to the Town Board. 
Seeking Municipal Water Manager
May 23, 2018

News from the

Town of Poestenkill







Water Manager Position


The Town of Poestenkill seeks to fill the position of Water Manager.  The Water District Manager is the appointed individual who has overall responsibility for insuring that the water supplied to the municipal customers is safe and that the various operational components of the system are functioning properly.


The following are some, but not all of the responsibilities and functioning elements:

  • Performs daily water tests as required by the DOH (seven days/week as required by NYS law).
  • Performs daily checks of the Pump Station to insure operational performance.
  • Performs inspections of every resident water installation to insure compliance with Poestenkill Town Water Law and NYS requirements.
  • Responds to water related emergencies in a timely manner and determines what are the appropriate actions to be taken, and initiates those actions.


A full list of responsibilities is available at under “Employment.”



Candidates must have construction experience or hold a Class C Water Operators Certification from NYS. Uncertified individuals must work under the direction of a certified Class C Water Operator and must seek such certification.  


The position is part time.   Salary or hourly pay is negotiable. 

Submit resume ASAP.   The current manager has announced he is leaving NY>  


Long Time Town Employee Leaving / Employment Opportunities Opening
April 12, 2018
Lana Cassidy,  a long time town employee has announced her retirement for the end of 2018.  Lana is the Clerk to the Town Assessor, Town Code Enforcement Officer and Water Superintendent.   These positions will be available later this year.   For more information go to Employment on this page. 
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