Snow Information, Policies & Procedures

Snowfall and Snow Emergency information is available for download below. The downloads include Public Works snow removal policies & procedures, Snow Emergency guidelines, Snow Emergency routes and maps, and Fire Hydrant clearing instructions.

When shoveling snow from sidewalks and driveways, please refrain from dumping snow into any roadway. Consider helping your elderly neighbors, or those with medical conditions, by shoveling out the hydrant or sidewalk in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

Residents and business owners are reminded to clear snow from fire hydrants and sidewalks on or near their property. Cleared fire hydrants allow the Fire Department quick access to the hydrant during emergency situations. Under the Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie there is a responsibility of the owner/lessee of property fronting a hydrant to maintain the area clear around the hydrant. Failure to clear and keep clear a hydrant may result in a $100 fine or more.

Downloads

  Snow Emergency Route Map (200.8 KiB, 4,425 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,814 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.3 MiB, 2,890 hits)

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Yard Debris Collection Begins Wednesday, April 8th

Curbside pickup of yard debris and leaves begins on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 and runs through November.  If a holiday or rescheduled collection day falls on a Wednesday, there will be no pickup of yard debris that week.

Containers

  • Biodegradable bags
  • Trash cans (no refuse in cans)

Allowable Items

  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden and yard debris
  • Twigs and branches
  • Trimmings and brush less than two inches in diameter and no longer than three feet long

Setting Out & Returning Containers

  • Trimmings and brush may be tied into manageable size and weight bundles.
  • Bundled brush should be placed by the curb and piled all one way.
  • Cans or materials are to be placed curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the night before scheduled pickup.
  • After pickup, cans are to be returned to the rear of the residence no later than 6:00 a.m. the morning after refuse is collected.

Loose Leaves/Fall Season

  • Vacuum truck service begins in November as posted on the website (or call DPW 845-451-4111).
  • Do not place loose leaves at the curb until the loose leaf collection schedule has been posted.
  • Do not place loose leaves in the gutter lines in the street as this will cause flooding when it rains. To reduce potential flooding, please keep all storm drains clear of loose leaves and debris

Department of Sanitation
26 Howard Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
(845) 451-4108

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Holiday Schedule: Good Friday

In observance of Good Friday (Friday, April 3, 2015), the following services are closed or suspended:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule
  • Sanitation & Recycling:
    • No garbage or recycling pickup on Friday. Garbage pickup resumes on next scheduled day.
    • Yard Debris collection begins Wednesday, April 8th.
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Water Valve Repairs – Hooker Ave.

On Wednesday, March 25th 2015, beginning at approximately 9:00 am, the Water Department will be operating and repairing water valves on Hooker Avenue and in the intersection of Hooker Avenue at Degarmo Place. They will be closing the intersection of Hooker Avenue at Degarmo Place and Hooker Avenue between Adriance Avenue and Osborne Road. Residents in this area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. Work zones are in place and emergency vehicles will be accommodated. Once the repairs have been made, the water will be restored.

For additional information, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111

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Planning Board Special Meeting – March 31, 2015

A Special Meeting has be scheduled by the Planning Board for 7:30 pm on March 31, 2015 to review the Site Plan Application for 1 Dutchess Avenue (Former Dutton Site).

For additional information about the Planning Board, please contact the Planning Department.

 

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March WAC Meeting Cancelled

The Waterfront Advisory Committee  (WAC) meeting scheduled for March 24, 2015 has been cancelled because there are no application requiring consideration at this time.

For additional information about the WAC or HDLPC, please contact the Planning Department.

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HDLPC Meeting – March 25, 2015

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission will meet on March 25, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza).

  HDLPC Agenda - March 25, 2015 (52.0 KiB, 120 hits)

HISTORIC DISTRICT AND LANDMARK NOMINATIONS

  • 57 Montgomery Street

Preparer information:
Name:  Holly Wahlberg
Address:  35 Garfield Place
Owner information:
Name: Kim Brenden

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

  • 98 Academy Street

Applicant information:
Name:  Ken Stickle
Address:  118 Catherine Street
Project classification:  Exterior Roofing

  • 19 Dwight Street

Applicant information:
Name:  Michael Dolan/Patrick Young
Address:  19 Dwight Street
Project classification:  Exterior Painting

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IDA Meeting – March 25, 2015

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Industrial Development Agency of the City of Poughkeepsie, will meet on Wednesday, March 25 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall/Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York for the purpose of a Re-organizational meeting, for the Satisfaction of a request for Marshall & Sterling, and for the application of Refinance of debt for the Manor at Woodside.

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Public Hearing: 36 North Clover Street – April 6, 2015

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Charter and Codes of the City of Poughkeepsie, Administrative Code, Section 14.04, a Common Council Public Hearing will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building/City Hall, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York, for the purpose of receiving comments on a project to sell city owned property located at 36 North Clover Street including the potential alienation of parkland commonly known as “Wheaton Park”.

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Issues with Tax Escrow Payments

Recently, the City of Poughkeepsie received notice from banks and mortgage institutions that they will not honor the Common Council resolution of December 2013.  They will not pay the sanitation portion of the tax bills that were mailed to the escrow financial institutions.  These involved over 2100 escrow accounts from over 70 institutions, including over 400 from one local bank.  The City had no obligation to inform the taxpayers involved of their financial institutions’ decision.  As a matter of customer service, the City decided to inform our residents and taxpayers involved of their financial institutions’ decision.  Please see the attached letter sent to almost 1800 residents and taxpayers.  The City has received very positive responses to the letters.

  Tax Escrow Letter (79.9 KiB, 341 hits)

 

 

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Planning Board Meeting – March 17, 2015

The Planning Board will meet on March 17, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall. All Planning Board meetings are open to the public. Parking is available in the City Hall parking garage.

  Planning Board Agenda - March 17, 2015 (40.1 KiB, 175 hits)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 40 S HAMILTON STREET – 10 BEDROOM SPIRITUAL RETREAT

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to 10 bedroom spiritual retreat; Applicant: Gil Zingaro; Grid#6161-22-162944; Zoned R-4; File #2014-046.

218 WINNIKEE AVENUE – PROPOSED MEMBERSHIP CLUB 

Site Plan and special permit review regarding change in use to Membership Club.  Applicant: Generations LLC; Architect: Liscum McCormack Van Voorhis, LLP; Grid # 6162-72-496154; Zoned R-4; File#2014-060.

337 MAIN STREET – PROPOSED MIXED USE 

Site Plan review regarding proposed unit apartment and 3,694 sf retail.  Applicant: Jay Diesing, RA, MAURI Architects PC; Grid # 6162-77-120074; Zoned C-2; File#2015-001.

90 MARKET STREET – PLACE OF WORSHIP

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to a house of worship; Applicant: Mark Raphael; Grid #6062-84-983001; Zoned C-2; File #2015-004

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

22 LEXINGTON AVENUE – PROPOSED 6 UNIT APARTMENT 

Site Plan review regarding change in use to 6 Unit Apartment.  Applicant: Wulf Luecherath; Grid # 6062-84-960084; Zoned R-4A; File#2014-063.

46 SPRUCE STREET – LOT LINE REALIGNMENT 

Subdivision to realign lot line between two parcels.  Applicant: Shawn Jackson;   Grid #s 6062-60-886491 & 6062-60-889491; Zoned R-4; File#2015-002.

110 MAIN STREET – MARSHALL & STERLING PARKING

Amended Site Plan to removed parking deck and replace with additional surface parking; Applicant: Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc.; Consultant: Chazen Eng., LS, & LA; Grid #6062-75-870147 & 6062-75-866128; Zoned C-2 & R-4A; File #2015-003

2 TAYLOR AVENUE – PROPOSED PAVILION 

Amended Site Plan to add a pavilion behind the existing building.
Applicant: Healey Motors, Inc.; Architect: Ciro Interrante, Architect, PC;
Grid # 6162-53-027425; Zoned R-4; File#2015-005.

1 DUTCHESS AVENUE – CONCEPT PLAN (FORMER DUTTON SITE)

Site Plan review regarding the development of 300 residential units and 13,800 sf retail space in the City of Poughkeepsie at the former Dutton Lumber site. Applicant: The O’Neill Group; Grid # 6062-02-766443; Zoned W.  File #2013-91

 

SIGNS & FACADES

4 S CLINTON STREET – BEN DELI AND GROCERY SIGN & FAÇADE    

Sign and Façade externally-illuminated projection sign and awning.  Applicant: Michael Rossi; Grid # 6162-78-243002; Zoned C-2; File#2014-061.

 600 MAIN STREET – COURTESY CAR WASH  SIGN   

Sign review regarding internally-illuminated projection sign.  Applicant: Manik Rahman; Grid # 6161-24-458907; Zoned C-2A; File#2015-005.

DISCUSSION ONLY

94 MARKET STREET – EXODUS TRANSITIONAL COMMUNITY   

Change in use of existing building to proposed transitional housing.

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