Town Of Poestenkill

  The next Town Board meeting will be held September 17, 2015 @ 7pm. See Town Clerk hours for the week of August 22, 2015-August 29, 2015. 


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
Rezoning Application: Callanan Industries
August 21, 2015

An application has been submitted by Callanan Industries to the Town Board for the rezoning of 10 acres of a 17 acre parcel owned by Perry Brothers Sand and Gravel, Inc. from Residential to Natural Products.  This application is part of an application made by Callahan Industries to amend their DEC mine permit to include an additional 10 acres within their current area of operations between NY 66 and Snyders Corner Road in the Towns of Poestenkill and North Greenbush. The property in question lies along the north side of Snyders Corner Road between Pine Bowl Rd and Furry Road.  

The Town Board will be asked if they will consider the application at the Regular Town Board Meeting scheduled for 7PM on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  This is the second board meeting where the Board will consider whether or not to entertain the application.   The public is encouraged to attend this meeting and share their opinion on the application. 

Questions or comments should be sent to Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo, at Poestenkill Town Hall, 38 Davis Drive, Poestenkill, NY 12140 or via e-mail at   

Click on the story line for access to submitted documents.   


Barbersville Falls
August 18, 2015
BARBERSVILLE FALLS: What will the future be?
July 30, 2015

Barbersville Falls

What will the future be?

The public is invited to an open discussion regarding the future of the Barbersville Falls hosted by the Poestenkill Town Board.  

The Nature Conservancy has considered divesting themselves of the 137 acres of land that make up the Barbersville Falls.  The question is, “Who should take ownership of this land?”  

Where:        Poestenkill Town Board Room

                        Poestenkill Town Hall

When:          Wednesday, August 12, 2015

                        7 PM

For more information contact:  Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo at 283-5100 or email

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