Welcome

Welcome to Amenia! Our many unique and individual hamlets make up our one town and our unique and individual residents enrich your time here.  From baseball to cricket - farming to horticulture - fly fishing to enjoying our local aquaponically raised trout while dining out.  You'll find something that speaks to you here in the Town of Amenia.
blogger image 2133312724 We're located in north east Dutchess County, New York and between Amenia, Wassaic, South Amenia, Leedsville, Smithfield Valley, Amenia Union and South Amenia, we have a population of 4,436 as of the 2010 census. The name is derived from the Latin word, amoena, which means "pleasant to the eye" and you'll find that's true especially in our many vistas, views and parklands. 23b76 cricket5
Whether you're coming up on the Metro North Railroad Harlem line to Ten Mile River or Wassaic for the weekend (we're less than 2 hours from NY City), or driving down from upstate and New England for our special events, we welcome you to our home.

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 Community Events

    • 2017 Amenia Fire District Meeting Notice

      MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE

      Please take notice that the Amenia Fire District #1 Board of Fire Commissioners in the Town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, New York will hold its meetings for the year 2017 on the Second Monday of each month at 6:30pm (except September and October which will meet on the Second Tuesday) - on such day at the Amenia Fire House, 36B Mechanic Street, Amenia, New York, and beginning in January.

      All meetings are open to the public.

      This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the public Officers Law of the State of New York.

      Dawn Marie Klingner

      District Secretary

    • 2017 Town Swimming Schedule at Maplebrook School

       

       Sundays beginning in January 2017 the pool will be open:

          5:00 pm - 6:00 pm   -- 12 years and younger with adult supervision

          6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   -- General Swim

          7:00 pm – 8:00 pm   -- Adult Swim

       

      The Program will be scheduled as follows:    

        

          January   15                                 February 12

          January   22                                 February 19

          January   29                                 February 26

          February  5

    • Wassaic Fire District

      Organizational Meeting

      Wassaic Fire District

      Dear Sir/Madam:

                Please take notice that the organizational meeting for the Wassaic Fire District of the Town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, New York will be held on the 12th day of January, 2017, at 6:30 o’clock p.m. on that date at the Wassaic Firehouse, 27 Firehouse Rd, Wassaic, NY.

      This notification is being given to the news media pursuant to the provisions of Section 94 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York.

      By order of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wassaic Fire District.

      Pamela J Butts

      Secretary

      Wassaic Fire District

    • Amenia Fire District- Special Meetings

      A special meeting of the Amenia Fire District #1, Board of Fire Commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, December 28th @ 6:30pm for the purpose to pay claims.

      Dawn Marie Klingner

      District Secretary

      12/12/2016

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      Reorganizational Meeting of the Amenia Fire District #1 Board of Fire Commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 6:30pm., at the Amenia Fire House, 36B Mechanic Street, Amenia NY.

      Dawn Marie Klingner

      District Secretary

      12-12-2016

    • Amenia Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary hosts CRAFT FAIR

      Amenia Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary

      Craft Fair

      Sunday, December 4th

      9am – 3pm

      Vendors wanted $20.00 (includes table)

      Call Stacie 845-421-4953

    • Amenia’s Free Performing Arts Program

      Saturdays, Sept.17th – Dec. 10th

      10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Amenia Town Hall

      The Town of Amenia is pleased to present its free performing arts program on Saturdays, September 17th – December 10 , 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Instructor Jill Winsby-Fein welcomes 2nd – 12th grade students to star in a Talent and Variety Show to be performed on December 9 and December 10 as part of Amenia’s Holiday of Lights celebration.

      The program begins on Saturday, September 17 at the Amenia Town Hall at 10:00 am. Students should arrive with an idea of an act or talent they might be interested in contributing, but the workshops will be a collaborative effort between instructor and participants to create a show highlighting the varied talents of Amenia’s youth. Acts may be as diverse as a lip-syncing werewolf, to a group of pirouetting ballerinas, or a rock band. Each workshop will begin with a warm-up and proceed to development of individual and group acts. There will be full cast dance numbers, set construction, costume and prop building, and group participation in the development of the story and script which frame the show.

      pdf Click Here to Download the Form (51 KB)

    • 2017 Fire District Budgets

      Please click here to be directed the Amenia Fire District: http://www.ameniany.gov/document-center/amenia-fire-district-1/1666-adopted-2017-amenia-fire-budget/file.html

      Please click here to be directed to the Wassaic Fire District:   http://www.ameniany.gov/document-center/wassaic-fire-district/1667-adopted-2017-wassaic-fire-budget/file.html

    • Wassaic - Ambulance Service Agreement

      The Ambulance Service Agreement between the Wassaic Fire District and NDP has been uploaded to the Document Center here.

    • Winter Basketball Signups

      Winter Basketball Sign-ups available now.  Click here for the form and additional information.

    • Dial-A-Ride Information

      North East Community Center Revs Up Dial-A-Ride Program: Free Ride Anywhere in Dutchess County

      MILLERTON, NY, July 6 -- For those who are unable to drive in our area, North East Community Center’s (NECC) Dial-A-Ride program has been crucial for helping them keep medical and other important appointments, go shopping, and visit family and friends throughout Dutchess County and to Sharon, CT. As of July 1, this service now continues under NECC’s direct supervision with a new Dial-A-Ride van that will offer better service and a more flexible, on-demand schedule.

      “Free door-to-door transportation and flexibility: that’s what the new and improved Dial-A-Ride is offering,” said NECC’s Executive Director Jenny Hansell. “For the elderly, people who are disabled, and others unable to drive themselves, this service is the only option in our area.”

      Previously the service had fixed hours and destinations. Now residents of Amenia, Dover, Millerton, Pine Plains, Stanford and Millbrook can arrange for NECC’s Dial-A-Ride Bus to take them anywhere in Dutchess County -- even to the Wassaic, Ten Mile River and Dover train stations – and to the doctor or hospital in Sharon, CT. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm with some flexibility for early medical appointments and occasional shopping trips on Saturday. Rides must be scheduled at least 3 days in advance. The service is free, although donations are appreciated.

      Sponsored by North East Community Center in conjunction with the participating towns, the Dial-A-Ride project is funded in part by: New York State Department of Transportation, Foundation for Community Health, Dutchess County Office of the Aging, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Plymouth Hill Foundation, and Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley.

      For more information, to register or schedule a ride, call (518) 592-1399, ext. 5 (Spanish speakers are available) or visit dialnecc.com. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

      The North East Community Center (NECC) serves northeastern Dutchess County with a wide range of programs for children and youth, families and seniors. In addition to Dial-A-Ride, NECC operates the Millerton Farmers Market and other food access programs as well as the Partnership with Schools and Business jobs program for teens.

      (518) 789-4259 or NECCMillerton.org.

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 Town Updates

    • Receipt of Tax Roll and Warrant

      NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF TAX ROLL AND WARRANT

      TAKE NOTICE, that I, Dawn Marie Klingner, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Amenia, County of Dutchess and State of New York, have duly received the tax roll and warrant for the collection of taxes within the Town of Amenia for the year 2017, and that I will attend at 4988 Route 22, Amenia from January 12, 2017 to May 31, 2017, 9:00 o’clock in the forenoon to 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon on each day, excepting Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays for the purpose of receiving the taxes listed on the said roll.

      TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before February 28, 2017. On all taxes received after such date, there shall be an additional one percent for each additional month or fraction thereof thereafter until such taxes are paid or until the return of unpaid taxes to the county treasurer pursuant to law.

      January to February 28, 0% (percent) penalty;

      March 1 to March 31 - 2% (percent) penalty;

      April 1 to April 30 - 3% (percent) penalty;

      May 1 to May 31 – 4% (percent) penalty;

      June 1 until settlement with County Treasurer, 5% (percent).

      In addition, after May 15, a fee of $2.00 will be added for each parcel.

      TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that pursuant to the provisions of law the tax roll of the Town of Amenia will be returned to the County Treasurer of the County of Dutchess on the 1st day of June.

      Dated January 12, 2017

      Dawn Marie Klingner

      Collector of taxes of the

      Town of Amenia

    • 2017 Monthly Meeting Notice

      MONTHLY MEETING NOTICE

      Please take notice that the Amenia Town Board of the Town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, New York will hold its meetings for the year 2017 on the First and Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.; the Amenia Planning Board will hold its meetings on the Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00P.M. and the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold its meetings on the Third Monday at 7:00P.M of the month- on such day at the Amenia  Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York, and beginning in January.

      All meetings are open to the public.

      This notice is being posted in accordance with the provisions of Section 94 of the public Officers Law of the State of New York.

      Dawn Marie Klingner

      Town Clerk

    • 1/11/2017 Planning Board Agenda

      Click for the Jan 11th Planning Board Agenda http://www.ameniany.gov/document-center/planning-board/2017-2/agenda-6/1720-01-11-2017-pb-agenda/file.html

    • ZBA - January Meeting Rescheduled

      Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Monday, January 16, 2017 has been rescheduled for Monday, January 23, 2017 in observance of Martin Luther King day.      

      Susan Metcalfe, ZBA Secretary

    • Planning Board- Public Hearing Notice

      TOWN OF AMENIA PLANNING BOARD

      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

      PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Silo Ridge Ventures, LLC (the “Applicant”), for itself and on behalf of Silo Ridge Ventures Property A, LLC, the owners of the properties located on New York State Route 22 known and designated as Parcel Grid Identification Numbers: 7066-00-732810; 7066-00-860725; 7066-00-670717; 7067-00-628131; 7067-00-709177; and 7067-00-742300, has submitted applications (the “Applications”) to the Planning Board of the Town of Amenia for the following approvals, among others, in connection with the proposed Silo Ridge Field Club (the “Resort Community”):

       1 Amended Final Subdivision Plats – Phase 1A (FM#9458A) for the Resort Community pursuant to Town Code Chapter 105. These minor subdivision amendments include (a) amendment to the location of the Water Works Corporation Easement Area to accommodate a booster pump for water system purposes; and (b) lot line adjustment of the boundaries between lots CM-8, CM-9 and SR-10.

      PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Planning Board of the Town of Amenia will hold a public hearing on the Applications on January 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York 12501.

      PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of the Applications is on file in the Amenia Town Clerk’s Office for public viewing and inspection during normal business hours. The Applications can also be viewed and downloaded from the Town’s official website at www.ameniany.gov.

      PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Planning Board will hear all persons interested in the Applications at the public hearing noticed herein. All persons may appear at the hearing in person or by agent, and may also submit written comments to the Planning Board at or prior to such hearing.

      Tony Robustelli and Pete Clair, Co-Chairs

      Town of Amenia Planning Board      

    • Legal Notice- Snow Removal Bids

      LEGAL NOTICE

      TOWN OF AMENIA

      SNOW REMOVAL BIDS

      PERIOD 1/3/2017 – 5/1/2017

      NOTICE is hereby given that sealed bids for Town of Amenia snow removal will be received until Noon on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Town Clerk’s Office, Town of Amenia, Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, NY 12501 opened and read at the Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22 on Tuesday, 1/3/2017 at 7:00pm.

      Detailed specifications may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office at (845) 373-8118 Ext. 100. All bids must have proof of insurance for liability and property damage in addition to proof of Worker’s Compensation coverage. All bids must also be accompanied by a notarized non collusive statement and corporate bidders must file a corporate resolution with a corporate seal. All envelopes must be clearly marked “Snow Removal Bid 1/3/2017 - 5/1/2017”.

      The Amenia Town Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids will be awarded at the next scheduled Town Board meeting on January 3, 2017.

      Dawn Marie Klingner

      Amenia Town Clerk

    • Maplebrook School Community Service

      pdf Snowbusters flier publisher 2016 (215 KB)

    • Regulations for Snow & Ice Removal

      § 101-13 Snow and ice removal required.

      Every owner or occupant of a house, building or lot of land in the Town of Amenia, and every agent of such owner who owns real estate in but does not reside in the Town of Amenia, and every person having charge of any unoccupied house, building or lot of land in the Town of Amenia shall at all times remove or cause to be removed any snow and ice from the sidewalk abutting such property, and said owner, occupant, agent or person in charge shall also treat the sidewalks abutting such property with ashes, sand or other material in such manner as to reasonably enable a person to walk thereon with safety.

      § 101-14 Time limits for removal.

      Every owner or occupant of a house, building or lot of land in the Town of Amenia, and every agent of such owner who owns real estate in but does not reside in the Town of Amenia, and every person having charge of any unoccupied house, building or lot of land in the Town of Amenia shall remove and treat the snow and ice on the entire sidewalk abutting their properties within eight hours after the cessation of a snow, ice, hail, sleet or similar storm causing an accumulation of snow or ice between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. or, if such storm ceases between the hours of 8:00 p.m. in the evening and 8:00 a.m., then within 10 hours after the expiration of such period.

      § 101-15 Deposits in streets and roads.

      It shall be unlawful for any person to plow, pile, throw, place, or deposit or to in any other way force any snow or ice upon or across any public street, road or highway in the Town of Amenia, except that whenever the paved portion of the sidewalk extends to the curb, the owner of the abutting property, his employees or agents may throw, place or deposit in the public street, road or highway adjacent thereto, the snow from the sidewalk area only.

      § 101-16 Failure to clear.

      A. 

      Upon the failure of the owner, occupant, agent or person in charge to remove or treat snow and ice on the entire sidewalk abutting property in the Town of Amenia within the time limitations as are set forth in § 101-14, the Town Superintendent of Highways may, if he or she has available the necessary help and equipment, remove and treat the snow and ice from such sidewalk.

      § 101-17 Clearing areas around hydrants.

      It shall be the duty of the owner, occupant, agent or person in charge of a house, building or lot of land in the Town of Amenia adjacent to which there is a fire hydrant to remove snow and ice from around the hydrant for a distance of two feet and between the sidewalk or the curb and to keep the fire hydrant free from snow and ice throughout the winter, within the same time limitations as are set forth in § 101-14.

    • Cancelled Planning Board Meeting Notice

      Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 23th (Thanksgiving Eve) has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on December 14th, 2016.

    • Silo Ridge Resort Community Information

      The following information regarding Silo Ridge is available on their website:

      http://www.siloridgeseqra.com/

      Preliminary Site Plan and Subdivision Documents 
      Amended Master Development Plan Documents 
      Master Plan and Special Use Permit Documents 
      State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Documents 
      Monday, May 12, 2014

      Links to Documents:

      • Silo Ridge Preliminary Site Plan - Phase 1 and Subdivision Documents (March 6, 2014)
      • Silo Ridge Amended Master Development Plan and Special Use Permit Documents (March 6, 2014)
      • Silo Ridge Revised Environmental Assessment Form

       

      • Silo Ridge Master Development Plan submitted as complete 12/2/09 (Supersedes previous MDP submittals)
      • Silo Ridge Master Development Plan and Special Use Permit Application 3/30/09 (Supersedes 4/03/08 MDP)
      • Silo Ridge Final Environmental Impact Statement 9/16/08
      • Silo Ridge Master Development Plan 4/03/08 (Outdated and superseded by March 30, 2009 MDP)
      • Silo Ridge Preliminary Master Development Plan 2/7/08
      • Silo Ridge Draft Environmental Impact Statement 10/4/07

      A link to this information can also be found on the Planning Board page.

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