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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 Town Updates

    • Open Volunteer Positions

      The Town of Amenia is seeking applications for the following volunteer positions

      • Zoning Board of Appeals

      • Ethics

      • Enhancement

      • CAC

      • Water Committee

      • Wastewater

      Letters of interest and resumes may be emailed to the Town Clerk Dawn Marie Klingner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail/personal delivery to the Town of Amenia Town Clerk, 4988 Route 22, Amenia, New York 12501.  Deadline December 1, 2016 at NOON. Town residency is required.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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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