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.
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Barberville Falls Cleanup
September 24, 2015
I recently spent part of a Sunday afternoon working with local volunteers to clean up the Barberville Falls. I had the pleasure of joining the entire McClave family at the falls! The Town is considering taking over the Falls from the Nature Conservancy.
Town of Poestenkill Tentative Town Budget Available
September 24, 2015
The 2016 Tentative Town Budget has been distributed to Town Board Members and a Town Board Budget Workshop has been scheduled for October 1, 2015 at 7PM. Agency heads and interested organizations are invited to address the board at the workshop relative to their budget request or need for Town resources. Following the workship an official hearing will be scheduled on the budget. It is anticipated (subject to change) the public hearing will be scheduled for October 15, 2015 at 7 PM.
Town Budget Schedule Announced
September 13, 2015
The Tentative Budget will be released to the Town Board members on September 24, 2015.
The Town Board will meet on October 1, 2015 for the purpose of developing a Preliminary Budget. Agency heads and organizations supported by the budget are encouraged to attend this meeting to make a case for their request.
Presuming that the Preliminary Budget is completed on October 1, the Budget Hearing will be held at 7 PM on October 15, 2015 the same day as the Town Board's regular meeting which will convene following the public hearing. Any person who wishes to speak on the Preliminary Budget is encouraged to do so at that public hearing.
The budget may be adopted anytime after the public hearing at a meeting of the Town Board but must be in place by November 20th.
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