Town Of Poestenkill

THE NEXT TOWN BOARD MEETING WILL BE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014, AT 7 PM.  The public hearing regarding a proposed amendment to the Town Code relating to Zoning is continued. A workshop on the 2015 Town Budget will be held following the public hearing. 


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 town 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
Poestenkill Ambulance Out of Service
July 19, 2014

The Poestenkill Fire Company has announced that it will not longer be providing ambulance service through the Fire Company because of number of factors.  Service will be provided through Mohawk Ambulance Service which also provided advanced life support.  The Poestenkill Fire Company will provide First Response Basic Life Support.  The Fire Company will respond to all EMS calls in the town and provide patient care until an ambulance arrives. 

Town Board Seeks Comments on Acquisition of Property
June 25, 2014

Based on interest from the Poestenkill Historical Society, the Town Board is seeking comment on a proposal to acquire an adjoining piece of property and building that formerly housed Davida's Beauty Shop and Gifts.  The property is located between Town Hall and the Poestenkill Library.  The Poestenkill Historical Society has proposed that they would operate a Poestenkill Museum and Research Office where they would display many of the artifacts held by the Society and the Town Historian.   In an appeal to town residents, the Society has raised approximately $10,000 in cash and pledges to fabricate displays and maintain the building.  The Town Code Enforcement Officer has provided the Town Board with an existing conditions report which indicates the building is in good repair.  The $45,000 purchase price would come from existing Town Reserves. 


Public comment will be sought at approximately 7:30 PM on July 17, 2014, following two other public hearings which will take place that evening. Written comments can be submitted in advance by addressing comments to the Town Clerk Sue Horton or the Town Board c/o Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo.  All comments will be included in the record.    

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