Category Archives: City Hall

Snow Emergency Declared – Begins January 26 at 6:00pm

A Snow Emergency has been declared beginning at 6:00pm this evening, January 26, 2015.  The Snow Emergency will remain in effect until further notice. Updates on the Snow Emergency will be available on this website, all City social media and … Continue reading

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Statement from Mayor John C. Tkazyik Regarding City of Poughkeepsie High School’s Black History Month Essay Contest

Without the knowledge of the Office of the Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, there was a public posting on Facebook last night, made by a member of the Common Council, regarding the Poughkeepsie City School District’s Black History Month … Continue reading

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State of the City Report for 2014

Presented January 20, 2015 By John C. Tkazyik, Mayor Good evening Chairman Petsas and Members of the Common Council and welcome to members of the public, staff, Department Heads and community leaders.  Please also join me in welcoming New York … Continue reading

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Solid Waste Collection Fees Added to Tax Escrow

To All Property Owners on Tax Escrow: On December 19, 2013, the Common Council adopted a local law amending Chapter 9, Article V of the Code of the City of Poughkeepsie by adding a new collection for the solid waste collection fee. … Continue reading

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City to Embark on Important Energy Saving Project

The City of Poughkeepsie Common Council approved unanimously the financing of $3.2 Million for the City’s LED Project. Phase I of the project will replace 1,880 pole lights owned by the City with energy saving LED lights. Working under an … Continue reading

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City Lowers Flags in Honor of Fallen NYPD Officers

Poughkeepsie Mayor John C. Tkazyik has ordered all flags on City buildings to be flown at half-staff until Wednesday at noon in honor of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos who were brutally slain in the line of duty … Continue reading

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Mayor Vetoes Council Budget Amendments

Mayor John C. Tkazyik vetoed another resolution passed by the City Council concerning the Council’s amendment of the Mayor’s budget by increasing appropriations. Tkazyik vetoed Resolution R-14-76, which would increase appropriations by almost $328,000.   “While many of the appropriations are … Continue reading

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Central Hudson Storm Advisory December 9th, 2014

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Celebration of Lights – Friday, December 5

The 21st Annual Celebration of Lights Parade & Fireworks is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014. The parade will commence at 6:30pm on Main Street and Garden Street and proceed to the evening’s first Christmas tree lighting on Main Street, … Continue reading

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Update: Upcoming Snowstorm Procedures – Nov 26, 2014

Update: Procedures for Upcoming Snowstorm in City of Poughkeepsie In anticipation of the snowstorm, whichever side of the street you are parked legally on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, please continue parking on that same side through Saturday, November 29, 2014 … Continue reading

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