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

    • Senior Trip - September 22 - Saturday Night Fever, The Musical

      Town of Amenia Senior Bus Trip

      Westchester Broadway Theater

      Presents

      Saturday Night Fever, The Musical

      Thursday, September 22, 2016

      Lunch 11 am Show 1 PM

      Coffee,Hot Tea, Water

      Iced Tea, Soda extra

      Cost: $55.00 pp Plus $2.00 cash Tip Bus Driver

      DEADLINE: AUGUST 26, 2016

      NO REFUNDS AFTER DEADLINE

      Make Checks Payable to The Town Of Amenia

      Mail Checks to Michele Somogyi 149 Scott Drive Dover Plains NY 12522

      Call 877 9430

      HANDI CAP SEATING LIMITED PLEASE ADVISE AT TIME OF RESERVATION

      THANK YOU MICHELE

    • Kids Bike Safety - August 6

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    • Senior Trip - RIP VAN WINKLEBOAT RIDE

      TOWN OF AMENIA SENIOR BUS TRIPS
       
      RIP VAN WINKLEBOAT RIDE (WITH OPTIONAL) BOX LUNCH
      WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2016  DEADLINE JULY 22, 2016
      BOAT ONLY: $19.00 PP PLUS $2.00 CASH DRIVER'S TIP
      OPTIONAL BOX LUNCH: $11.50 PLEASE NOTE BOX LUNCH AT TIME OF RESERVATION
       
      NO FOOD OR DRINK TO BE BROUGHT ON BOAT
      FULL BEVERAGE AND BAR SERVICE, FULL SNACK BAR SERVICES
       
      MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO TOWN OF AMENIA
      MAIL CHECKS: MICHELE SOMOGYI 149 SCOTT DRIVE DOVER PLAINS NY.12522
      CALL: 877 9430
       
      BUS DEPARTS TALLYHO 8:30 AM AND TOWN OF AMENIA 9 AM, BOAT DEPARTS 11:30 AM
      ONE HOUR FREE TIME AFTER BOAT RIDE
       
      BOX LUNCH: ROAST BEEF, TURKEY,ITALIAN, VEGETARIAN
      ALL BOXLUNCHES INCLUDE POTATO CHIPS, BROWNIE OR COOKIE, COFFEE,WATER OR SOFT DRINK
       
      NOTE: COST OF TRIP AND SIGN UP DATES ARE SUJECT TO CHANGE. PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF RESERVATION. NO REFUNDS AFTER SIGN UP DATE.
    • 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.

    • Webutuck Valley Youth Soccer League Registration

      Registration forms are available here for the 2016 Webutuck Valley Youth Soccer League.

    • Amenia Day Camp Summer Recreation

      Summer Camp 2016

    • Wassaic - Ambulance Service Agreement

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

    • 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 2016 on the Second Monday of each month at 6:30pm - 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

    • Winter Basketball Signups

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

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 Town Updates

    • August 18, 2016 Public Hearing on proposed Local Laws

      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING- Local Law #2

      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 August 18, 2016, at 7:00 o’clock p.m., on Proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2016, entitled “A Local Law to Change the Term of Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Amenia to Four Years"; and

      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

                            July 21, 2016

      DAWN MARIE KLINGNER, TOWN CLERK

       

       

      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Local Law #3

      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 August 18, 2016, at 7:00 o’clock p.m., on Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2016, entitled “A Local Law to Change the Term of Office of the Town Supervisor of the Town of Amenia to Four Years"; and

      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

                            July 21, 2016

      DAWN MARIE KLINGNER, TOWN CLERK

       

       

       

      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Local Law #4

      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 August 18, 2016, at 7:00 o’clock p.m., on Proposed Local Law No. 4 of 2016, entitled “A Local Law to Establish Alternate Zoning Board of Appeals Member Positions"; and

      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

                            July 21, 2016

      DAWN MARIE KLINGNER, TOWN CLERK

       

    • Open Position- Temp

      OPEN POSITION:

      The Town of Amenia is seeking applications for the paid position of a TEMPORARY  Building Secretary. Experience preferred. 

      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 4, 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:
    • PUBLIC HEARING - August 4 - Zoning Change for Soil Mining Overlay

      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

      PLEASE 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 August 4, 2016 at 7:00 o’clock p.m., on Proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2016, entitled “A Local Law Amending the Zoning Maps of the Town of Amenia and Correcting the Metes and Bounds Description of the Soil Mining Overlay Zoning District";

      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

                               July 14, 2016

       

      DAWN MARIE KLINGNER, TOWN CLERK

    • 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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