Town Of Poestenkill

The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7PM at the Poestenkill, Town Hall. Note change in meeting schedule.  

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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
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate
January 11, 2017
The Zoning Board of Appeals is seeking a volunteer Alternate member for the ZBA.  Please send resumes to Town of Poestenkill Zoning Board of Appeals, PO Box 210, Poestenkill, NY 12140 or email to  Resumes due by Monday, February 6, 2017.
Access to Town Hall
December 15, 2016

Notice is given that the elevator at Town Hall is broken.  The elevator ceased to work on Monday evening when it hung up.   Unfortunately the elevator cannot be repaired and must be replaced.  The Town Board is working as quick as possible to award an emergency contract for the replacement of the elevator.  Any person who has a handicapping condition that needs Town services offered at Town Hall is urged to call ahead.  The Town is committed to doing everything it can to accomodate your needs including bring the service to you.  For more informaiton contact Town Clerk Sue Horton, Assistant to the Supervisor Michelle Asquith or Supervisor Dominic Jacanagelo at 518-283-5100. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.   

Code Enforcement Officer Sought
November 17, 2016

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Town of Poestenkill







Code Enforcement Position


The Town of Poestenkill seeks to fill the position of Code Enforcement Officer.  The Code Enforcement Officer is an appointed official responsible for enforcing both state and local Codes, Rules and Regulations pertaining to the construction and maintenance of any structure or excavation within the Town.

Included in the position’s responsibilities but not limited to:

  • The issuing of building permits upon the review and approval of submitted plans and application. 
  • Inspecting existing structures for compliance with applicable rules and regulations
  • Inspecting multifamily dwellings for compliance with state and local law
  • Issuing Certificates of Occupancy for completed projects
  • Prepare a monthly report for the Town Board


A full list of responsibilities is available at under “Employment.”



Candidates must have construction experience or be qualified on the Rensselaer County Civil Service list for Buildings and Code Inspector.  All successful candidates must be seeking or possess NYS Department of State Certification as a Code Enforcement Official.  Uncertified individuals must work under the direction of a certified CEO.


The position is part time.   Salary or hourly pay is negotiable.  A candidate may also simultaneously seek the Poestenkill municipal water manager position. 

Submit resume by December 15, 2016.   

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