2015 Budget Review Session Schedule

Budget review sessions will be held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall (3rd Floor, 62 Civic Center Plaza).  Parking is available in the City Hall garage, accessible from Mill St.  The sessions are open to the public.

  2015 Preliminary Budget Overview (45.5 KiB, 163 hits)

  2015 Preliminary Budget (15.4 MiB, 1,484 hits)

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:30pm

General Administration

  • Assessor
  • Chamberlain
  • Common Council
  • City Administrator
  • Mayor
  • Corporation Counsel
  • Finance
  • Debt Service
  • Revenue

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:30pm

Public Safety/Building

  • Building/Planning/Zoning/Engineering
  • Fire
  • Police

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 5:30pm

Public Works

  • Recreation
  • Joint Water
  • Joint Sewer
  • Buildings & Grounds
  • Trees
  • Streets
  • Street Lights
  • Transit
  • Parking
  • Sanitation

Tentative – Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:30pm (before Common Council Meeting)

  • Public Hearing

Tentative – Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:30pm (at Common Council Meeting)

  • Budget Adoption
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Bulk Service Program Begins Monday, Sept. 15

The Bulk Service Program runs Monday, September 15, 2014 through Saturday, September 20, 2014, during normal Transfer Station hours. This program is reserved for City of Poughkeepsie residents only, one time per City resident per year. Properties classified as “411” are not eligible for this program.

Bulk Drop Off: No tipping fee for bulk items, one time per City address per year, up to a four foot by eight foot pickup size load with no walls on side of truck. Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables and hazardous waste items are not allowed. You must have photo identification and a recent utility bill (cable, telephone, or Central Hudson) to prove you are a City resident. You must bring or accompany the bulk items yourself. Household hazardous waste items (air conditioner, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the program. They can be dropped off, however, a separate fee will be charged.

Bulk Pick Up: THE SCHEDULE FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 ONLY. The fee for curbside service is $35.00 fee for up to five (5) bulk items (the fee is waived for disabled residents and senior residents, 65 years or older).

YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO SCHEDULE A PICK UP DATE AND TIME. PLEASE DO NOT PLACE ITEMS OUT UNTIL YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO SO. Items must be at curbside; we cannot remove them from your home.

To schedule a pick up, please call (845) 451-4111 or (845) 451-4050, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please leave your name, address and a telephone number where we can contact you. You will receive a call back and will be informed when the scheduled pick up will occur. At time of pickup, you must provide photo identification and a current utility bill with city address listed. Also at the time of pickup, you must have the exact cash amount or check/money order made out to the City of Poughkeepsie. You will be given a receipt from the Sanitation staff member.

Construction debris, yard debris, propane tanks, recyclables, and household hazardous waste items (air conditions, refrigerator/freezer, etc.) are not part of the pick-up service. They can be collected as part of the five items; but, an additional fee will be charged.

Transfer Station Contact Information
26 Howard Street – Poughkeepsie – New York – 12601
(845) 451-4108

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30am – 1:45pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed all City Holidays
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Parking Ticket Amnesty Program

The City of Poughkeepsie has approved the Parking Ticket Amnesty Program to be held from September 2, 2014 until October 31, 2014.  During this period, all penalties shall be waived with the payment of the original fine.  Please call the Tax Department at (845) 451-4030 to inquire about any unpaid parking tickets.

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RFP: Lease or Redevelopment of 36 North Clover St.

Lease RFP

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014,  3:00 p.m

The City of Poughkeepsie seeks qualified not-for-profit organizations interested in leasing property located at 36 North Clover Street in the City of Poughkeepsie for the purpose of providing Child Development Programming.

  RFP: 36 North Clover Street - Lease (2.3 MiB, 329 hits)

Redevelopment RFP

Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:00 p.m

The City of Poughkeepsie seeks qualified parties interested in purchasing and redeveloping city-owned property located at 36 North Clover Street in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  RFP: 36 North Clover Street - Sale (2.4 MiB, 555 hits)

36 North Clover Street

36 North Clover Street

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September HDLPC Meeting Cancelled

The Historic District and Landmarks Preservation Commission Meeting (HDLPC) scheduled for this evening, September 24, 2014  has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. For additional information about the HDLPC, please contact the Planning Department.

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WAC Meeting – September 23, 2014

The Waterfront Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 23 at 6:00pm. For additional information, please contact the Building Department at (845) 451-4007.

WAC Agenda – September 23, 2014

ACTION FOR COMMON COUNCIL CONSIDERATION

1. WATERFRONT TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

The Common Council is considering a establishment of the Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District (WTOD) to allow for waterfront development in the area near Main Street as shown on the attached map.

OTHER BUSINESS

2. UPDATE OF STATUS OF DUTTON DEVELOPMENT

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Mayor Releases 2015 Preliminary Budget

The Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie, John C. Tkazyik, released his 2015 Preliminary Budget today.  Attached, for your reference, is the budget overview.

“The 2015 budget reflects the continued effort to strengthen the City’s financial position.  The 2013 General Fund ended with a surplus.  The 2015 proposed budget contains conservative, realistic numbers that follow the New York State OSC recommendations and the expectations of Moody’s,” said Mayor Tkazyik in a statement today.

  2015 Preliminary Budget Overview (45.5 KiB, 163 hits)

  2015 Preliminary Budget (15.4 MiB, 1,484 hits)

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Planning Board Meeting – September 16, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on September 16, 2014 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 - September 16, 2014 (36.6 KiB, 83 hits)

Planning Board Agenda
September 16, 2014
7:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 1. 29 GARDEN STREET – RESTAURANT ADDITION

Amended Site Plan regarding modification to the building to provide additional seating for the existing restaurant; Owner /Applicant: Devon Jones; Representative: DeRonde Design Assoc.  Grid#6162-77-099122; Zoned C-2;   File #2014-017

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

2. 218 MAIN 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-

3. 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 #2014-000.

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Common Council Meeting – September 15, 2014

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

Free parking is available under City Hall for those arriving before 8:00 p.m. 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 15, 2014 (6.6 MiB, 617 hits)

Common Council Agenda – September 15, 2014

  1. ROLL CALL:
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES:
    1. Common Council Meeting of May 19, 2014
    2. Public Hearing June 2, 2014 regarding
    3. Public Hearing of June 2, 2014 regarding
  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 CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-64, setting a public hearing for the rezoning of an unnumbered Maple Street parcel (Tax Map Number 6161-25-504927) from C-2A/R4 to R-4.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-65, Introducing a local law amending Chapter XIX, Article II of the City of Poughkeepsie Code of Ordinances entitled “District Regulations and Map” with the addition of a new “Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development” District.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Ordinance O-14-16, amendments to Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN AND CHIEF JOHNSON, a communication regarding Ambulance/EMS services.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding the reallocation of 2007 CDBG funds.
    3. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation regarding the 2013 Sedore Audit.
    4. FROM PATRICK MAHONEY, a notice of injury sustained on May 27, 2014.
    5. FROM DANIEL DORN, a notice of claim sustained on August 8, 2014 and on August 22, 2014.
    6. FROM LAW OFFICES OF L’TANYA M. WATKINS, ESQ., a notice of clain sustained on May 24, 2014.
    7. FROM DAIN S. HYMAN, a notice of personal injury sustained on June 9, 2014.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Hydrant Flush on Cedar Avenue

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Cedar Avenue, today, Tuesday, September 9, 2014.  The hydrants will be opened for an extended period of time to be monitored by City personnel.  Addresses local to the area may experience low water pressure and slight water discoloration.  Any questions can be directed to City of Poughkeepsie Water Department at (845) 451-4111.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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Street Closure Notice: Kingston Avenue

The Tree Department has closed Kingston Avenue between Hooker Avenue and Arnold Boulevard. The street will remain closed throughout today (September 9) for tree removal and clean up.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact DPW Dispatch at (845) 451-4111.

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City Seeks Members for Charter Review Commission

Application Deadline: September 26, 2014

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Poughkeepsie is looking for seven (7) members to serve on the City of Poughkeepsie Charter Review Commission. The Commission is advisory and will be charged with reviewing the City’s current form of government. Members must be at least eighteen (18) year old, residents of the City of Poughkeepsie and cannot be employees, hold a public office or an appointed position of the City of Poughkeepsie. Applicants should have a basic understanding of city government. Please send letters of interest to Deanne Flynn, City Chamberlain to City Hall, Office of the City Chamberlain, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 by September 26, 2014.

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