The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 7PM at the 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,
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2018 Town Budget Adopted
October 20, 2017
Tax Rate Decrease Adopted
The Poestenkill Town Board conducted a Public Hearing on the
2018 Preliminary Town Budget on Thursday evening October 19, 2018. Following the public hearing the Town Board
acted to adopt the Preliminary Budget as the Final Adopted Budget. The final adopted budget anticipates a slight
decrease in overall Town levies and proposes a substantial decrease in the General
Tax levy. Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo
who is the Chief Budget Officer for the Town stated that, “This budget proposal
is based on sound financial planning and is a result of the frugality of the
Town Board as a whole.” As adopted, the
overall tax rate will fall by a nickel but the town General Tax Levy will fall
by 42% and Highway will fall by 0.33%.
These numbers assume passage of the Library Ballot question.
The budget continues the recent trend of lowering dependence
on the appropriation of prior year unexpended balances (surplus). That balance once again grew in 2016 for both
General Town Purposes and Highway Purposes.
The proposed budget also implements year two of a five year plan to
modernize highway equipment ensuring that highways will be efficiently cleared
this winter of snow and ice. The Five
Year Plan involved the issuing of a BAN in 2017 for $415,000 allowing for the
purchase of two new heavy duty plow trucks ensuring that town roads will be
cleared of ice and snow. The BAN allows the equipment to be purchased
and paid for without an increase in the Highway tax. The interest rate is
The adopted budget includes no salary increases for the Town
Board or the Supervisor but does provide small increases for other elected
“This year’s Town Budget with an accompanying tax decrease
is the result of a Town Board working together over several years to put us on
a firm financial foundation.” concluded Supervisor Jacangelo.
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