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

    • Amenia Board of Fire Commissioner- Special Meeting - Budget workshop

      AMENIA FIRE DISTRICT

      BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

      BUDGET WORKSHOP

      SEPT. 22, 2016

      6:00 P.M.

      AMENIA FIREHOUSE

      36 Mechanic Street, Amenia

       

    • Wassaic Fire District - Budget Meeting 9/22/2016

      WASSAIC FIRE DISTRICT

      BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

      BUDGET WORKSHOP

      SEPT. 22, 2016

      6:30 P.M.

      WASSAIC FIREHOUSE

      27 FIREHOUSE RD

      WASSAIC, NY 12592

       

    • 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.

      Click Here to Download the Form

    • Amenia Historical Society Event on September 25, 2016 at 2:00pm

       Amenia Historical Society event September 25, 2016 ~ Life of Susan Nye Hutchison

    • DCC Learn English at the Amenia Town Hall

      Dutchess Community College

      Learn English

      Information: 845-431-8901

      Llame para mas information (845)431-8901

       

    • Kent Tritle in recital on the organ

      Kent Tritle

      In Recital on the organ at

      Smithfield Presbyterian Church

      September 17, 2016 at 3:30

      Information: 718-473-4623 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

       

    • 2016 Pie Baking Contest

      Pie Baking Contest

      At Indian Rock Schoolhouse Community Day

      September 17, 2016

      • All pies delivered at the schoolhouse gate after 9:00 am on Saturday, September 17th.

      • Label Pie Plate and provide a file card with your name, phone number and type of pie. Specify any local fruit or products used.

      • 3 Prizes awarded by Freshtown (Amenia)

      Slices of all pies will be sold after lunch for $2 per slice to benefit the Harlem Valley Chamber of Commerce.

    • 2016 Picnic & Community Day

      ANNUAL PICNIC AND COMMUNITY DAY

      Saturday, September 17, 2016

      11:00am to 3:00 pm

      Games & Demos, displays, pie baking contest, music,

      Lions Club BBQ chicken dinner, free cake.

      Enjoy stories & games in the schoolhouse & live animals.

      Plus a Giant Raffle!!! 

       

    • Karate Classes offered at the Town Hall

      karate classes at town hall

    • Amenia Fire Co Flea Market

      http://www.ameniany.gov/document-center/amenia-fire-district-1/1625-afc-flea-market-flyer.html 

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 Town Updates

    • October 6, 2016 CDBG Public Hearing

      LEGAL NOTICE

      The Town of Amenia will hold a public hearing on October 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. to consider projects under the 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by Dutchess County. All interested organizations and citizens are urged to attend this public hearing to voice ideas regarding proposed projects, which must meet with the CDBG program priorities while addressing the community’s needs.

      The Town of Amenia will consider projects that meet with the main program objective of the program which is to benefit low to moderate income persons.

      Dawn Marie Klingner, Town Clerk

    • 8/10/2016 Planning Board Meeting Cancelation Notice

      Planning Board Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2016 has been cancelled due to no agenda.

       

    • Open Position- Planning Board Secretary

      OPEN POSITIONS: TOWN OF AMENIA

      The Town of Amenia is seeking applications for the paid position of Planning Board Secretary.

      Letter of Interest and Resume may be submitted via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or via mail to Town Clerk, Dawn Marie Klingner, 4988 Route 22 Amenia NY 12501.

      Application Deadline: Noon, August 18, 2016

    • Drought Watch Declared - 7/21/16

      Drought Watch Issued by the NYSDEC

      New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today issued a drought watch for the entire state of New York following consultation with the State Drought Management Task Force and Federal partner agencies.

      A watch is the first of four levels of state drought advisories ("watch," "warning," "emergency" and "disaster"). There are no statewide mandatory water use restrictions in place under a drought watch. However, local public water suppliers may require such measures depending upon local needs and conditions. The last drought watch in New York State was issued in 2002.

      Observed precipitation has been less than normal with shortfalls of 4 to 8 inches common over the last 90 days. The dry weather dates back to the October 1st start of the "water year" and is beginning to significantly affect other water metrics. Stream flows and groundwater levels are well below normal throughout much of the state. Groundwater levels were seasonally worse in June compared to May and they are not expected to improve in the immediate future due to the existing precipitation deficit. For more detailed drought information, please visit DEC's website.

      The following are some conservation tips that homeowners can take to voluntarily reduce their water usage:

      • Fix dripping and leaking faucets and toilets. A faucet leaking 30 drops per minute wastes 54 gallons a month.
      • Raise your lawn mower cutting height. Longer grass needs less water.
      • If your community allows watering, water lawns and gardens on alternate mornings instead of every day. Less frequent watering will develop grass with deeper roots, and early morning watering minimizes evaporation.
      • When using automatic lawn watering systems, override the system in wet weather or use a rain gauge to control when and how much water to use. A fixed watering schedule wastes water. Irrigate only when needed.
      • Sweep sidewalks and steps rather than hosing them. Eliminating a weekly 5-minute pavement hose-down could save between 625 and 2500 gallons of water per year depending on the flow rate.

      For more water saving tips, visit DEC's website.

      NYSDOH Drought Advice

      REMINDER FOR PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS! As we enter another dry summer following prior dry months, please remember the following tips:

      • Review Emergency Response Plans for drought response measures; make sure information contact numbers are all up-to-date.
      • Check water levels in sources/wells and re-assess operational and management plans.
      • Consider repairing leaking water mains sooner rather than later.
      • Educate the public about the importance of water conservation and repairing leaky household fixtures.
      • Review Community Water Conservation Measures, Triggers, Responses, and Enforcement Plans for appropriateness; revise if necessary.
      • Discuss any concerns with your local health department.
      • Consider information at the following resources:
    • 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 2016 on the First and Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 o’clock 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

    • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Water Law Zoning Code Change

      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

      TAKE NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Amenia will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York on November 5 , 2015 at 7:00 o’clock p.m., on Proposed Local Law No.1 of 2015, entitled “Local Law Amending the Code of the Town of Amenia by Adding a New Chapter 119 entitled “Water” and Establishing Rules and Regulations Governing Installation of Water Mains, Service Connections, and Other Equipment and/or Fixtures in the Town Water District, and Any Extensions Thereof, and Concerning Other Matters of the Public Water Supply in the Town of Amenia”;

      TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that copies of the aforesaid proposed local law will be available for examination at the Town of Amenia Town Hall, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York, during normal business hours on all business days between the date of this notice and the date of the public hearing. TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that all persons interested and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard on said proposal at the time and place aforesaid. Dated: Amenia, New York

      October 15, 2015

      DAWN MARIE KLINGNER, TOWN CLERK

    • 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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