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.
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Fire Company Service Agreement Nears
January 24, 2014
Based on comments received at the public hearing held on January 23, 2014, the Town Board has revised the Fire Protection Agreement. At the public hearing the Fire Company raised several issues which were not acceptable to them. The Town board agreed to modify the language of the agreement and seek approval at the Town Board meeting scheduled for February 6, 2014.
The revised draft agreeement is available for public review.
State of the Town
January 17, 2014
Town Supervisor Dominic Jacangelo issued the "State of the Town" report at the town board meeting held on January 16, 2014.
Draft 2014-15 Fire Company Agreement Public Hearing
January 13, 2014
The Town of Poestenkill has prepared a draft agreement for the provision of fire services by the Poestenkill Fire Company, an independent not for profit corporation. Pursuant to section 184 of the NY Town Law a public hearing must be held on the draft agreement prior to the document being executed between the Town and the Fire Company. The proposed agreement will be for calendar years 2014 and 2015. A public hearing has been scheduled for January 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Poestenkill Town Hall, 38 Davis Drive, Poestenkill, NY 12140. An official hearing notice has been published in the TROY Record.
Written comments may be submitted to the Town Board prior to the hearing date and will become part of the record.
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