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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.
amenia pic 1 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 amenia pic 2
"pleasant to the eye" and you'll find that's true especially in our many vistas, views and parklands. 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.

 

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

ON THE BUDGET

 

OF THE WASSAIC FIRE DISTRICT

 

 

 

 

                        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 17th day of October, 2017. 

 

 

                   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, 2017,

 

 

                                                                   Board of Fire Commissioners

 

                                                                   Wassaic Fire District

 

                                                                   27 Firehouse Rd

 

                                                                   Wassaic, NY  12592

 

 

LEGAL NOTICE

 

PUBLIC HEARING -

 

AMENIA FIRE DISTRICT#1- 2018 BUDGET

 

 

 

                        NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed Budget of the Amenia Fire District #1 of the Town of Amenia, State of New York will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Amenia Fire District, for its consideration.

 

 

                        A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Amenia Firehouse, 36B Mechanic Street, New York 12501, in the Town of Amenia, State of New York on the 17th day of October, 2017. 

 

 

                        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, allowing 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 contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning the same.

 

 

                        That a copy of the proposed budget is available at the Office of the Town Clerk, Town of Amenia 4988 Route 22 where it may be inspected by any interested person during office hours.

 

 

Board of Fire Commissioners

 

Amenia Fire District #1

 

Dawn Marie Klingner

 

District Secretary

 

                                                         

 

10/5/2017            

 

Veterans Appreciation Pasta Dinner on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at American Legion Post 1949, Wingdale. Hosted by New York State Senator Sue Serino and MHA Dutchess County Vet-2-Vet Peer Services Program.

Two seating times are available: 2:00pm and 5:00pm. 

To RSVP, call 845-229-0106 by October 10th.

  pdf See attached Press Release for complete details. (140 KB)

 

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Poughkeepsie… The Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) announced today a free rabies vaccination clinic for pets will be held on Saturday, September 9th at the Amenia Town Hall, 4988 State Highway 22, in Amenia from 8 am to noon with convenient on-site parking.

In partnership with the Dutchess County SPCA, this clinic will offer Dutchess County residents the opportunity to obtain rabies shots free of charge for their dogs, cats, and domestic ferrets 3 months of age and older. Proof of residency is required. Non-residents will be charged $10 for each pet vaccinated.

“Our pet rabies vaccination clinics offer Dutchess County pet owners a great opportunity to have their dogs, cats, and ferrets vaccinated giving them protection should they encounter a rabid animal,” said DBCH Commissioner A. K. Vaidian, MD, MPH. “I am especially pleased to have the Dutchess County SPCA assist us with administering these vaccines and the Town of Amenia for providing its facility.”

All dogs must be on leash, and cats and domestic ferrets must be in carriers. Vaccinations will be good for three years for pets with proper proof of a prior immunization. For those without proof, the vaccination will be good for one year.

In New York State, rabies shots are required for all cats, dogs, and domestic ferrets by the age of 4 months. Revaccination is then required on a regular schedule to keep the animal properly immunized against the rabies virus. Owners can be fined up to $200 if they fail to get their pets vaccinated and keep them up-to-date.

Dr. Vaidian reminds pet owners of the importance of vaccinating all dogs, cats, and ferrets, even if they are considered “house pets” and remain indoors.

If a pet is not up-to-date on its rabies vaccination and fights with a rabid or suspect-rabid animal, the pet must be promptly destroyed or placed in quarantine for six months to protect other animals and people in case the pet develops rabies. These mandates are not required for a vaccinated pet in the same situation. In such cases, only a booster dose of rabies vaccine would be given within five days to treat the pet.

The Department is available around the clock to respond to inquiries or concerns regarding potential rabies exposures to people or domestic animals. Pet owners should report to the Department any incident in which their pet has been bitten by or has an open wound exposed to the saliva or nervous tissue of a domestic or wild animal. Staff will investigate and advise the pet owner of any necessary steps that they should take to ensure the safety of their animal. Individuals with urgent inquiries may call (845) 431-6465 if an incident occurs after business hours.

To learn more about rabies during business hours, call (845) 486-3404 or visit the Department’s webpage atwww.DutchessNY.gov/DBCH.

To view 2017 Senior events and trips  click here

Please take notice that the Wassaic Fire District of the town of Amenia, County of Dutchess, New York, will hold its regular meetings for the year 2017 on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on such day at the Wassaic Firehouse, 27 Firehouse Rd, Wassaic, NY.   All meetings of the Wassaic Fire District 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.

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

Pamela J Butts                                                                        

Secretary

Wassaic Fire District

 

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

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Tue Oct 17 @ 6:30PM -
Pickleball (Click for details)
Tue Oct 17 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM
Bean Bag Toss (Click for details)
Thu Oct 19 @ 7:00PM -
Town Board Meeting

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