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.
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Public Hearing On Preliminary 2017 Town Budget
October 31, 2016
At the Town Board meeting of October 20, 2016, the Preliminary Town Budget was agreed to by the Town Board and a public hearing on the Preliminary Budget set for October 31, 2017. Highlights of the budget include a reducing the dependence on Unallocated Fund Balance and moving the library voted upon support to a separate line within the budget and tax bill. This action contributes to the Town being able to maintain a fund balance well into the future and ensure the town is prepared financially to deal with an emergency such as another hurricane. A copy of the preliminary budget will be available on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Town Clerk's Office.
Poestenkill Halloween Party
October 29, 2016
The Town of
Poestenkill’s Youth Board is hosting the Town’s annual Kid’s Halloween Parade
and Party on Saturday, October 29th 2016 from 11-1 at the Poestenkill
VFW. Prior the party there will be a parade where the kids will march from the
Town Hall down to the VFW. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes. If you
plan to participate in the parade please meet at the Town Hall by 10:45. There will
be games, prizes, candy, crafts, and snacks. If you have any questions please
contact Katie Anthony @ 283-5100 ext. 107 or Kanthony@poestenkillny.com
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