Town Announcements

September 9, 2014 - Current tax information is now available at

June 10, 2014 - The Annual Water Quality Reports page has been updated.

News and Updates from Supervisor Barbara Gutzler

Saturday September 13 is the big day!  Join us at Schlathaus Park for a day of fun, food, games and rides for the children. Many local civic groups and merchants will showcase their food and crafts, so why not shop for fine gifts while enjoying local snacks? 
We will be joined by numerous local clubs and agencies with information about activities and services.  Sign up for a library card at the Grinnell Library booth and enrich your world with reading!
Don't forget the Senior Citizens Annual All-American Bake Sale where you can purchase the finest cakes and pies ever to leave an oven!!
This year, we will have a pie-eating contest.  Do you want to challenge the Town Supervisor to see who can down a blueberry pie the fastest?? Sign up on Community Day at the Recreation Booth.
Please check this page or the Facebook page of the Recreation Department for updates on Community Day.
It is with sorrow and regret that I announce the passing of our former Town Clerk, Elaine Snowden.
Elaine was a fixture in Town Hall for more years than we can remember, and she performed her duties in a dignified and friendly manner.  Her record-keeping was extraordinary, as was the operation of the Town Clerk's office. The Snowden Family served the Town of Wappinger via the New Hackensack Fire District, many community events, and of course, the Grinnell Library.  Elaine was a trustee of the Library for years, until her recent retirement from those duties. 
Elaine Snowden will be missed; the Town mourns her passing and remembers Elaine Snowden with joy and gratitude.

Effective immediately, the speed limit on Spook Hill Road is 30 mph! As a result of resident complaints and phone calls, the Town Board petitioned NYS DOT.  NYS DOT has authorized the Town to reduce the speed limit from 40 mph to 30 mph. Please obey the new signs!

McFarlane Road:

MacFarlane is still closed to local traffic.  Please use caution if you have to drive this road.




Effective July 1, 2014, the Town Recycle Center will no longer accept the older-style CRT television sets.  Please do not bring these sets into the Recycle Center. You will be turned away.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but new regulations are making municipal disposal of old CRT televisions too costly.

Best Buy at the Poughkeepsie Galleria will accept these TV's with screens up to 32" for free disposal.  Simply drive up to Best Buy and go to Customer Service for assistance.  For further information, call Best Buy at 298-8077.



 The next Town Board meeting is scheduled for September 22.





Thanks to all the volunteers from Rebuilding Together for their excellent work on a home in the Wappinger area. Their unselfishness and willingness to give up a Saturday to help someone in need is remarkable! 

Rebuilding Together is currently accepting applications on a year-round basis for their no cost Handyman Programs as well as Rebuilding Day. 

Among the general criteria for application eligibility are:

  • Income 80% or less of Dutchess median household income
  • Own and reside in the Dutchess County home seeking repairs
  • Your mortgage and taxes must be current
  • You must have homeowner’s insurance

Applications are available online at or by calling (845) 454-7310. 

Because they accomplish their work through the generosity of volunteers, they are unable to offer services on an emergency basis.

Should you need  to speak to the Supervisor or your Town Councilman, please call Town Hall and we will set up a time to meet!  Main #: 297-4158   Supervisor: 297-2744




2014 Recycle Center Permits are on sale now. Please come to the Town Clerk's office with photo I.D. and vehicle registration(s).  For further information, please call the Town Clerk's office at 297-5771.


Recycle Center Policy re Admittance to the Center

Town Board, Town of Wappinger

Adopted March 11, 2013

Effective Wednesday May 1, 2013

  1. Commercials vehicles are not permitted to enter the Recycle Center
    1. Commercial vehicles include, but are not limited to: dump trucks, rack trucks, box trucks, and commercial rental vehicles such as U-Haul trucks and vans, Home Depot trucks and vans.
    2. Pick-up trucks that are for private (not commercial) use shall be permitted, even if the vehicle has commercial plates. The resident must present a notarized letter stating that said vehicle will be used for the disposal of household garbage only; additionally, resident must present vehicle registration and proof of residency in the Town of Wappinger.
    3. Should a small business owner use a pick-up truck as his/her personal vehicle and the vehicle is registered to his/her business, he/she must present proof of residency, vehicle registration, and a notarized letter stating that said vehicle is used has his/her personal vehicle and will be used for disposal of household garbage only.
  2. Rental Vans or Pick-Up Trucks: 
    1. If a resident rents a van (maximum ¾ ton or 8’ passenger van) or pick-up for disposal of household items and resident has a Recycle Center Pass, the resident may obtain a one-time use pass free of charge if rental agreement is presented to the Town Clerk’s office; pass must be surrendered at the gate upon entrance to the Center.
    2. If a resident rents a van or pick-up for disposal of household items and resident does not have a Recycle Center Pass, the resident may obtain a one-time use pass for the $15.00 fee upon presentation of rental agreement at the Town Clerk’s office; pass must be surrendered at the gate upon entrance to the Center.
    3. All vehicles must have permit for entrance. No Exceptions.

Board Meeting Dates
The Town Board meets bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:30 PM.

The Planning Board meets bi-weekly on the 1st and 3rd Monday at 7:00 PM.

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM.
Note: All meetings of the Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals are held at the Town Hall located at 20 Middlebush Road in Wappingers Falls and are open to the public.






Helpful Links

FEMA Map Service Center

Final Assessment Rolls for Dutchess County

Zoning Map



Please click the following link to view this year's budget: Final Budget 2014

Click Here For Information About
own Ambulance Service

Volunteer Opportunities


Town Hall Hours: 8:30AM-4PM, M-F
Town Clerk Hours: 8:30AM-4PM, M-F