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
September 22, 2014

The Town of Poestenkill in partnership with E-Lot and the Sullivan Jones VFW will hold an Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, September 27,2014 from 8 AM - Noon at the VFW Post located on Veterans Street in the Town of Poestenkill.  Residents are invited to drop off their old: TV's (there is a charge for TV's depending on size and construction call Sue Horton at 283-5100 for more informaiton), COMPUTERS, MONITORS, KEYBOARDS, PRINTERS, FAX MACHINES, RADIOS, VIDEO GAMES AND SOUND SYSTEMS.  Electronic devices will be disposed of in an environmentally sound fashion.  Simply drive up to the site which is at the corner of School Road and Veterans Street on Saturday morning.  The following material will not be accepted: white goods, air conditioners, liquids of any kind, fluorescent tubes, CFL's or household waste.  For additional information call Poestenkill Town Clerk Sue Horton at 283-5100.

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. 

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