The Town of Poestenkill is a vital and prosperous community that is rural by choice. Future progress requires that the Town wisely protect and preserve its rich rural heritage and assets: traditional small town character, open space and scenic beauty, natural resources, diverse citizenry and strong community schools. In the decades ahead, the Town will enjoy a stable and varied local economy and remain a desirable place to live, raise a family, work and retire. Poestenkill's lively hamlet - the center of community life - will be sustained, offering a growing mix of small locally-owned businesses, stores, professional services and community facilities. The Town will encourage residents to buy homes, improve their housing, and create suitable housing for seniors. The Town will endeavor to provide the infrastructure necessary to protect water quality and support existing commercial enterprises.
The Town of Poestenkill will accommodate carefully planned new residential development, commercial enterprises and public infrastructure which fit harmoniously into the Town fabric, are compatible with established neighborhoods, and are designed in a manner that conserves its important natural resources, waterways and aquifer, agricultural lands and family farms.