NYSCA Grants for Arts & Cultural Activities

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These grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Founded in 1977, the Decentralization Program (DEC) was developed to ensure that New York State’s cultural funding reaches every part of the state. Decentralization serves as an umbrella for three distinct funding categories.

You may also hear these grants referred to as DEC Grants. Decentralization applicants may submit up to three requests, totaling no more than $5,000, in any combination of the following categories. Fiscally sponsored requests are exempt from the three request limit and the $5,000 maximum.

Project Grants

provide support for arts and cultural projects of non-profit organizations, community-based groups, collectives and individual artists that meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the guidelines below. This support enables emerging artists and organizations to grow professionally and to enhance the cultural climate in communities and neighborhoods where they live and operate.  All artistic disciplines are eligible.  Project Grants may include, but are not limited to: exhibitions, workshop series, performances, festivals, screenings or readings. Arts activities MUST be the primary focus and driving force behind project requests. All funded projects in this category must be community based and open to the general public.

The Individual Artist Commission

provides support in the amount of $2,500 directly to selected individual artists for the creation of new work that engages a particular community in the artist’s creative process.  Projects should reflect the life or culture of an identified community, and must contain a public component.  Please note that artists may only apply for one project in this category.

The Public School Arts Residency Grant

supports partnerships between an individual artist, cultural group or not-for-profit organization and a public school, that provide rich artistic learning experiences for K-12 students. Eligible projects must focus on the exploration of art (any discipline) and the artistic process. Inter-curricular collaboration is encouraged but not required.

For additional information about the grant program, please visit Arts Mid-Hudson

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Waterfront Advisory Committee – September 3, 2015

Waterfront Advisory Committee
September 3, 2015 – 6:00pm
Common Council Chambers – 3rd Floor – City Hall+

  WAC Agenda - September 3, 2015

ACTION FOR BUILDING DEPARTMENT PERMIT

75 NORTH WATER STREET – CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

The Building Department is considering the issuance of a building permit for the addition of an elevator and elevator tower to the existing building.

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Holiday Schedule – Labor Day (September 7, 2015)

In observance of Labor Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, September 7, 2015:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • City Courts: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended – Service resumes Tuesday morning (September 8th)
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling pickup on Monday. Monday routes will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday. Yard debris pickup is suspended for Wednesday.

  2015 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders

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Common Council Meeting – September 8, 2015

Common Council meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Parking is available under City Hall. Enter the parking garage from the westbound arterial highway. For additional information, contact the City Clerk, at (845) 451-4225.

All Common Council meetings are webcasted live at: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/cop/

Once completed, the meetings are archived on the site for later viewing.

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - September 8, 2015

5:30 p.m. Public Hearing regarding the proposed ordinance requiring a live-in superintendent  for apartment complexes with nine or more units.

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
    1. Common Council Minutes of April 20, 2015
    2. Common Council Minutes of the Public Hearing of April 20, 2015 (regarding proposed zoning change for 110 South Grand Avenue)
    3. Common Council Minutes of May 4, 2015
  3. READING OF ITEMS by the City Chamberlain of any resolutions not listed on the printed agenda.
  4. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Three (3) minutes per person up to 45 minutes of public comment on any agenda and non-agenda items.
  5. MAYOR’S COMMENTS:
  6. CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS:
  7. MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS:
    1. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, SEQRA Resolution R15-69, and Bond Resolution R15-70 amending previous Bond Resolution R15-16 to include capital improvements for sewer purposes.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R15-71, adopting Title VI guidelines for the city transit system.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-64, consenting to the assignment of an Agreement with IBM for the sale of water.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM MCCANN-CAVEN BOARD MEMBER BOB MAGILL, a presentation regarding the two city owned golf courses.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation regarding the federal funds the City of Poughkeepsie has received.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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HDLPC Meeting Notice & Agenda – September 10, 2015

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission will meet on September 10, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza).

  HDLPC Agenda - September 10, 2015

HDLPC AGENDA

HISTORIC DISTRICT AND LANDMARK NOMINATIONS

  • 120 Market Street

Soldier Memorial Fountain and Park

Preparer information:

Name:  Holly Wahlberg

Address:  35 Garfield Place

Owner information:

Name: City of Poughkeepsie

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

  • 3 Holmes Street

Applicant information:

Name:  Nizam Jabbour

Address:  153 Academy Street

Project classification:  Repair/Replacement Roof

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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – September 9, 2015

The attached agenda contains items to be considered at the next Zoning Board of Appeals meeting.

  ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda - September 9, 2015

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, third floor, Common Council Chambers, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY.

If you have any questions, please contact the Planning Consultant at (845) 451-4021

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER:

PUBLIC HEARINGS & DELIBERATIONS:

File # 2015 – 013

Address: 8 DeGarmo Place
Variance Type: Area – allow garage 2’ from side property line where 15’ is required – allow garage 0.5’ from rear property line where 20’ is required
Project Proposal: Replace Garage
Zoning District: R-1
Applicant:  Carmela Castiglione
SEQR: Type II

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Road Work Notice: Washington St. & Thompson St.

On Tuesday, September 1, 2015, beginning at 7:00 am, the following streets will be closed for paving:

  • Washington Street between Bain Avenue and Taylor Avenue
  • Thompson Street between Bement Avenue and Winnikee Avenue

Work zones will be in place and emergency vehicles will be accommodated. For additional information, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111.

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Shuttle Schedule for Mr. Flowers Funeral Services

Friday, August 28, 2015

35’ Eldorado Bus with wheelchair accessibility

1:00 p.m. 

Pre-trip

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shuttle from Main Street & Market Street in front of Intermodal Center to Waryas Park to Shadows on the Hudson parking lot to Main Street & Market Street in front of Intermodal Center, in a continuous loop

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Break

5:30 p.m.  – 8:00 p.m.

Shuttle from Main Street & Market Street in front of Intermodal Center to Waryas Park to Shadows on the Hudson parking lot to Main Street & Market Street in front of Intermodal Center, in a continuous loop

8:00 p.m.

Final bus leaves Waryas Park stopping at Shadows and Main & Market

8:45 p.m.

Out of service

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Hydrant Testing Street List – August 29, 2015

This notice is to all residents of the City of Poughkeepsie who utilize City water –

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will be servicing and testing the City fire hydrant system (weather permitting).  This system is directly linked to the drinking water supply.

Be further advised that during the testing period, the water is safe, but should be run until it is clear; use caution when doing white laundry-it is recommended that you should wait a twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48)  hour period after the testing has been completed in the vicinity of your neighborhood.

Saturday – August 29, 2015

  • Main Street-from North Water Street to Vassar Street
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Public Hearing – September 8, 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 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 5:30 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 proposed ordinance requiring a live-in-superintendent for apartment complexes with nine or more units.

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