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Message from Mayor Tkazyik

Mayor John Tkazyik

Mayor John Tkazyik

As Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, the Queen City of the Hudson River, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our City and our website. We hope you will find much here to help you enjoy Poughkeepsie and use the services of City government to your best advantage.

Our web site is designed to provide you with easily accessible information on the services provided by City government. It also contains information about area attractions and investment opportunities.

Sanitation Collection Service Available for “411″ Properties

The City of Poughkeepsie is inviting all property owners who own a property classified as “411” to explore the option of having the Sanitation Department collect refuse. We would like for you to compare your current sanitation rates with the City of Poughkeepsie’s rates.

The cost of refuse pickup will be based on an assessment of the property done by the Department of Public Works. If you would like to set up an appointment please contact DPW at (845) 451-4111.

Water Meter Installation Program

The City of Poughkeepsie is in the process of completing a City-wide project to upgrade existing water meter and billing system.  The new Advanced Metering Infrastructure will require MOST of the meters in the City to be replaced, and ALL of the meters are to be fitted with a Meter Transceiver Unit (MTU).

For the Residents that responded promptly in scheduling and replacing the existing meters, the City appreciates and thanks you for your cooperation.

If your meter is not installed by In Line Services by May 2, 2014, you will be responsible to pay for the water meter upgrade.  

Pursuant to 6-157.1 of the City Code, failure to permit the replacement of your water meter will result in a 100% surcharge to your water rate until such time as the meter is replaced, plus the cost of replacing the meter.   

Depending on the size of the meter, the cost of the replacing the meter is  $650.00 – $3500.00 or more per unit.    In addition,  your account will be subject to the City’s surcharge until such time as the meter is upgraded.

The Building Department will not issue any permits for a property until the water meter has been replaced. In addition, when a title search is issued for a property transfer,   failure to replace the water meter will be an open item and the property will not be able to close until the meter has been replaced.

To schedule an appointment, please contact InLine Services:

  • Phone:   1-800-557-3088 (weekdays 8:00 – 5:00)
  • Online:  www.ilsmeter.com.    You will be required to enter the PIN number that appears on the postcard you received.

If you have already scheduled your appointment, it is important that you keep your appointment. Your cooperation in scheduling an appointment is of the utmost importance in completing this project in a timely manner.  The water meter upgrade is mandatory.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Poughkeepsie Water Billing Department at (845) 451- 4044.

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