Town Of Poestenkill

 The next Town Board Meeting is scheduled for August 18, 2016 @ 7PM. The public may submit written comments regarding the Fane Natural Products Rezoning Application until August 18, 2016.  

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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
Fane Natural Product Rezoning
July 20, 2016
A public hearing will be conducted on Thursday July 21, 2016 @ 7PM regarding the application by Fane and Perry Sand and Gravel to rezone property off of Snyder's Corners Road for the purpose of natural product extraction.  Click on story for access to document pertaining to this application. 
Saint - Gobain and Poestenkill Water
June 30, 2016

Several residents have contacted me over the past couple of months regarding plant operations at the Saint-Gobain Plant on NY355 and the potential for ground water contamination by PFOA.  Their concern stems from the public water supply problems which have overshadowed the Village of Hoosick Falls' and other area municipal and private water supplies.  In January, I was in contact with management from Saint - Gobain.   The plant in Poestenkill used relatively little material containing PFOA's.  It was unlikely that the plant would have contaminated the local ground water.  Leaving nothing to chance, we did test a well in immediate proximity to the plant.  We tested for the full complement of PFOA's and similar compounds.  No contamination was found.  Our public / municipal water supply comes from Troy so there is no chance of contamination through that source. 


If you have any concerns regarding your drinking water, please feel free to call me (Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo 283-5100 ext. 100 or Robert Brunet, the Poestenkill Water Manager at 518-283-5100 ext . 102

Concert On the Green
June 20, 2016
The Poestenkill Historical Society will be sponsoring their Annual "Concert-on-the-Green"  featuring the River Road Band on Tuesday, June 28th at 7 PM at the Town Hall.  Bring a chair and a blanket and enjoy the evening.  
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