Town Of Poestenkill

The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall.  

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The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall.  A public infomation session was held on July 12, 2017 at 7PM regarding Emergency Medical Services (see news). The July 20th Town Board meeting will have several matters on the agenda relative to Emergency Medical Services. 

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
Emergency Medical Services Public Information Session
June 19, 2017

Additional documents have been associated with this story!   

Thank you to everyone who attended Wednesday Night's meeting.    

Emergency Services Information Meeting

The Poestenkill Town Board invites interested Poestenkill residents to attend an information meeting regarding two responses to a Request for Proposals relative to Emergency Medical Services (Ambulance Service) received by the Town.   The two responses which appear the most feasible will be explained in a public session of the Town Board along with an explanation of existing services provided by Mohawk Ambulance and the Poestenkill Fire Company.  Residents may ask questions and are encouraged to submit those questions in advance of the meeting to Town Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo at or to Town Clerk Sue Horton at . Submitting questions in advance will allow for a comprehensive response. 

The meeting is scheduled for 7PM Wed, 7-12-17 at the Poestenkill Fire House, 182 Main Street, Poestenkill, NY 12140.

The two leading proposals may be found at by clicking on this news item.

HELP WANTED: Town Highway
May 19, 2017

Interested parties may apply for non permanent employment at the Town Highway Deaprtment to fill in for retiring and employees on extended leave.  Interested parties should contact the Poestenkill Highway Superintendent Toby Chadwick at or drop a letter of interest addressed to the Superintendent at Town Hall or the Highway Garage on Plank Road.  Applicants should have a clean driving record and possess a Commercial Driver's License.  

Ambulance RFP's Reviewed
April 21, 2017
At the 4-20-17 meeting of the Poestenkill Town Board responding proposals from four ambulance services were extensively discussed.  The Board determined that at least two of the proposals were potentially feasible for the town from the perspective of cost and response times.    Further discussion will take place at the May 18,2017 meeting of the Board.  Full copies of the responses are down-loadable from the Town website by clicking on the title of this article.  
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