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Monday, September 9, 2013

Red Alert!

How much development is too much?  Do Poestenkill residents want their bucolic town to turn into Clifton Park?  Do Rensselaer Plateau residents and visitors want New York State's fifth largest contiguous forest (118,000 acres) and a U.S. Forest Service Legacy Area threatened by 204 acres of development?  The 2010 census population of Poestenkill was 4,530 -- an increase of 12% from the 2000 census and, by far, the largest increase of townships on the Rensselaer Plateau.

Read up on the Planned Development District application submitted by JEM Company, Incorporated.  You have an opportunity to weigh in on this by addressing comments to the Town Board through the Supervisor by writing to:

Dominic Jacangelo, Town Supervisor
Poestenkill Town Hall
38 Davis Drive
Poestenkill, NY 12140

Alternatively, he can be e-mailed:  Public comments are due by September 19th.

From the application:
The parcel is 204.36 Acres in size. The parcel is bisected by Snake Hill Road with 72± Acres on the east side of Snake Hill Road and the balance of the parcel on the west side of Snake Hill Road. The majority of the parcel is wooded with mature upland deciduous forest. The parcel pitches both east and west to the low area centered between Snake Hill Road and Vosburg Road. This low area runs from north to south through the parcel and contains a serious of ponds, streams and jurisdictional wetlands.


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