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.


 Community Events

    • Amenia Fire Company- 2016-2017 Snow Bid Notice

      Amenia Fire Company – Accepting Snow Removal Bids

      The Amenia Fire Company is accepting snow removal bids for the period of November 9, 2016 through April 15, 2017 for property located at 36 Mechanic Street and 13 Cascade Rd.

      Bid Specifications can be picked up by calling President Shawn Howard at 845-418-8633.

      Sealed bids are due back to Shawn Howard by 7:00pm on November 1, 2016. Sealed bids will be open and read aloud at a regular scheduled company meeting, at which time will be awarded or rejected.

      President Howard will contact those who have submitted of the company’s decision.

    • Amenia Fire District #1- Public Hearing 2017 Budget


      Amenia Fire District #1

      Town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, State of New York

      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a public hearing to discuss the 2017 Budget of the Amenia Fire District # 1, to be held at the Amenia Fire House located on Mechanic Street, Amenia, NY on October 18, 2016 at 6:30PM. A copy of the proposed budget is available for inspection during the office hours of the Amenia Town Clerk.

      Dawn Marie Klingner

      Fire District Secretary

    • Wassaic Fire District - 2017 Budget Hearing




                                      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Wassaic Fire District of the Town of Amenia, State of New York will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wassaic Fire District, for its consideration.

                                      A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Wassaic Firehouse, 27 Firehouse Road, Wassaic, New York 12592, in the Town of Amenia, State of New York on the 18th day of October, 2016.

                                      Pursuant to Town Law 181.3(a), the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.

                                      The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items containied in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning the same.

                                      That a copy of the proposed budget is availabe at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Amenia at 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York 12501 and Fire District Secretary at 27 Firehouse Rd, Wassaic, New York 12592 by contacting the District Secretary at 845-489-8801.

                      Dated:   September 28, 2016,

      Board of Fire Commissioners          

      Wassaic Fire District

      27 Firehouse Rd

      Wassaic, NY   12592

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




      SEPT. 22, 2016

      6:00 P.M.


      36 Mechanic Street, Amenia


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




      SEPT. 22, 2016

      6:30 P.M.



      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

    • Karate Classes offered at the Town Hall

      karate classes at town hall

    • Wassaic Fire District- Special Meeting

                  Please Take Notice that a Special Meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Wassaic Fire District will be held on September 1, 2016 at the Wassaic Fire District firehouse at 27 Firehouse Road, Wassaic New York at 6:30 PM.  

                  The purpose of the special meeting is for the Wassaic Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners to discuss: 

                  1. 2017 Wassaic Fire District Budget;

                  2. Continuation of present contract with private ambulance service for the year 2017;

                                          3. Any other business.

      The meeting may be adjourned from time to time as necessary.

      The Board of Fire Commissioners regular meetings are held on the Second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Wassaic Fire District firehouse.  

      All meetings of the Board of Fire Commissioners are open to the public.  

      The Board of Fire Commissioners encourages the public to attend the Board’s meetings.

      Board of Fire Commissioners

      Wassaic Fire District

      August 11, 2016

    • 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.

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 Town Updates

    • October 6, 2016 CDBG Public Hearing


      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


      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:

      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


      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


    • Silo Ridge Resort Community Information

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


      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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