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The regular monthly Town Board meeting is scheduled for December 15, 2016 @ 7PM.  The Close of 2016 Business meeting will be December 29, 2016 @ 6PM.  

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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.

 

Sincerely,

Dom Jacangelo

 

 

"The Town of Poestenkill  is an equal opportunity employer and provider of municipal services." 

Dominic Jacangelo
News:
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 www.poestenkillny.com under “Employment.”

 

Qualifications:

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.   

Seeking Municipal Water Manager
November 17, 2016

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Town of Poestenkill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Manager Position

 

The Town of Poestenkill seeks to fill the position of Water Manager.  The Water District Manager is the appointed individual who has overall responsibility for insuring that the water supplied to the municipal customers is safe and that the various operational components of the system are functioning properly.

 

The following are some, but not all of the responsibilities and functioning elements:

  • Performs daily water tests as required by the DOH (seven days/week as required by NYS law).
  • Performs daily checks of the Pump Station to insure operational performance.
  • Performs inspections of every resident water installation to insure compliance with Poestenkill Town Water Law and NYS requirements.
  • Responds to water related emergencies in a timely manner and determines what are the appropriate actions to be taken, and initiates those actions.

 

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

 

Qualifications:

Candidates must have construction experience or hold a Class C Water Operators Certification from NYS. Uncertified individuals must work under the direction of a certified Class C Water Operator and must seek such certification.  

 

The position is part time.   Salary or hourly pay is negotiable.  A candidate may also simultaneously seek the Poestenkill Code Enforcement Officer position. 

Submit resume by December 15, 2016.   

HEAP HELP FOR SENIORS
November 16, 2016

HEAP ASSISTANCE for LOCAL RESIDENTS

 

Town Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo invites all those over 60 years of age to attend a HEAP Workshop sponsored by the Rensselaer County Office of the Aging on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 9AM to Noon at the Poestenkill Town Hall Meeting Room.  Seniors with mobility issues should use the entrance on the NY 351 (Market to Farm Rd) side of the building to access the elevator.  The workshop is open to any Rensselaer County resident.  For more information, call Tammy Childrose, NY Connects Coordinator, Rensselaer County Aging,1600 7th Ave, Troy, NY 12180

(518)270-2725.  HEAP assists income eligible seniors with heating and electric bills get through the winter. 

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