Holiday Schedule: Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Years Day

In observance of Christmas and New Years Day, the following services are closed or suspended:

Christmas Eve – Wednesday, December 24, 2014

  • City Hall: Open
  • Transfer Station: Open
  • Bus Service: Regular Schedule
  • Sanitation: Collecting Thursday Routes and bagged & bundled yard debris. Final yard debris pickup until Spring 2015.

Christmas – Thursday, December 25, 2014

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended. Resumes on December 26th.
  • Sanitation: Thursday Routes Collected on Wednesday, December 24th.

New Years Day – Wednesday, January 1, 2015

  • City Hall: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended. Resumes on January 2, 2015
  • Sanitation: Thursday Routes Collected on Wednesday, December 31st.
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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

  Snowfall & Snow Emergency Information (871.0 KiB, 3,257 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,323 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.3 MiB, 2,002 hits)

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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 worthwhile, they have not been adequately funded and will lead to a general deficit and possibly a cash flow shortage as early as the first fiscal quarter for the year 2015, said Mayor Tkazyik.”

The Mayor continued saying, “Property sales are too speculative to account for revenue, especially when a majority of the revenue is purported to be derived from one sale, specifically 36 North Clover Street.”

Even if the proceeds from the sale of 36 North Clover Street are in fact realized, those monies would be attributable to the 2014 budget and not the 2015 budget due to the City’s external auditor’s opinion that monies realized from a property sale are attributable to the year the sale was authorized.  The sale of 36 North Clover Street was authorized in 2014 and as such, is attributable accordingly.

  Mayor Vetoes Resolution R-14-76 (127.0 KiB, 40 hits)

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Shopper’s Special Bus Route – Out of Service

Due to mechanical issues, the Shopper’s Special Bus Route will be out of service until further notice beginning today, Friday, December 19.

For alternate service to destinations along the suspended route, please visit the Dutchess County LOOP website:

http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/MassTransit/PLLoopSchedules.htm

For additional information about the City of Poughkeepsie Bus System, please visit: http://www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/departments/dpw/busservice

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Section 8 Program Expands Services in City & Town

On January 1, 2015, Interfaith Towers at 66 Washington Street in the City of Poughkeepsie will be receiving project-based vouchers under HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program.  The City anticipates administering 128 project-based vouchers to existing residents at the building.

“We are pleased to offer project based vouchers to our income eligible residents through this RAD conversion and look forward to working with Section 8 Administrator, Margaret Palumbo and her staff as they administer the vouchers” said Mary Scileppi, Manager of Interfaith Towers Apartments. Continue reading

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December WAC Meeting Cancelled

The December 23, 2014 Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next WAC meeting will be scheduled for January 2015.

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Request for Proposals: 178-182 Main St. & 11 S. Bridge St.

  Bid Package: 178-182 Main St. & 11 S. Bridge St. Sale (371.1 KiB, 100 hits)

The City of Poughkeepsie (the CITY) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking high quality proposals for the purchase and development of three vacant, City-owned parcels, totaling approximately 0.8 acres, located in a desirable downtown location on Main Street.

“Subject Property” is located at 178- 182 Main Street and 11 South Bridge Street, in the City of Poughkeepsie, County of Dutchess and State of New York. It is more specifically known as Tax Id # 6062-84-941122, 6062-76-942131 and 6062-76-945130. The adjacent parcels are currently vacant. Continue reading

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Common Council Special Meeting – December 23, 2014

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 2.04 of the City Charter, the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 6:30 P.M., in the Common Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York.

DATED: December 17, 2014

BY ORDER OF ROBERT L. MALLORY, J.R.
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

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RFP: Purchase of New and Recap Tires

  Bid Package: Purchase New & RecapTires (112.9 KiB, 123 hits)

Beginning immediately, sealed bids are sought and invited by The City of Poughkeepsie for the purchase of NEW & RECAP Tires for City Vehicles -RFB-COP-12-14-01, as set forth in the specifications prepared by the City of Poughkeepsie Purchasing Department.

Bids will be received by the Board of Contract and supply, c/o Purchasing Agent, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 on or before 2:30 p.m. on January 7, 2015 after which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud in the third floor Common Council Chambers, with the contract being awarded as soon as practicable thereafter.

Specifications and Contract are subject to provisions of Chapter 605, Laws of the State of New York of 1959, Section 103-A of the General Municipal Law and Federal Procurement Regulations 24CFR Part 85.36.

Specifications and bid forms are attached hereto. All mailed proposals will be sealed and distinctly marked “Proposal for RFB-COP-12-14-01: “NEW & RECAP TIRES FOR CITY VEHICLES” The City of Poughkeepsie officially distributes bidding documents from the Purchasing Office , the City of Poughkeepsie website, www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com or through the Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group’s Regional Bid Notification System. Copies of bidding documents obtained from any other source are not considered official copies. Only those vendors who obtain bidding documents from the Purchasing Office, the City of Poughkeepsie website, or the Regional Bid Notification System will be sent addendum information, if such information is issued. If you have obtained this document from a source other than the City of Poughkeepsie Purchasing Office, or the HVMPG Regional Bid Notification System it is recommended that you obtain an official copy. You may obtain an official copy by registering on the HVMPG Regional Bid Notification System at http://www.empirestatebidsystem.com or by visiting http://www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

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Planning Board Meeting – December 16, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on December 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 - December 16, 2014 (37.5 KiB, 103 hits)

Planning Board Agenda
December 16, 2014
7:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 55 N CLINTON STREET – 8 UNIT MULTI-FAMILY SITE PLAN

Amended Site Plan regarding change in use of existing building to 8 unit (4 Studio & 4 1-Bedroom) multi-family dwelling; Applicant: Donato Germmati; Grid#6162-71-288157; Zoned R-4; File #2014-047.

 6 N CLINTON STREET – PROPOSED AUTO REPAIR AND SALES 

Site Plan and special permit review regarding site plan for change in use to Auto repair and sales.  Applicant: John Stofa; Architect: Liscum McCormack Van Voorhis, LLP; Grid # 6162-79-252067; Zoned C-3; File#2014-055.

 

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

18 HOOKER AVENUE – PROPOSED 4 UNIT APARTMENT 

Site Plan review regarding change in use to 4 Unit Apartment.  Applicant: Jay Diesing, RA, MAURI Architects PC; Grid # 6161-22-168887; Zoned R-3; File#2014-059.

 

SIGNS & FACADES

85 CIVIC CENTER PLAZA – CELLULAR ANTENNA    

Facade review regarding addition of a cellular antenna on the roof of the existing building.  Applicant: Orange County-Poughkeepsie Limited Partnership dba Verizon Wireless;   Grid # 6162-69-090193; Zoned C-2; File#2014-056.

519 MAIN STREET – SMOKE SHOP AND DELI 2 SIGN   

Sign review regarding non-illuminated awning sign on two sides of building.  Applicant: Faud Aljamal; Grid # 6161-23-326997; Zoned C-3; File#2014-057.

537 MAIN STREET – BUILDING FRONT   

Facade review regarding update of building façade and windows.  Applicant: Lawrence Bartolotti;   Grid # 6161-23-365980; Zoned C-1; File#2014-058.

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Mayor Tkazyik Vetoes Four City Council Resolutions

Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik vetoed four different resolutions passed by the City Council. Three (R-14-70; R-14-71; R-14-72) concern the Council’s acquisition of a property located at 204 Church Street.

“The Council voted to acquire this property with no plan, no cost analysis, no notion of what the property is worth, absent any knowledge of potential environmental issues or a professional appraisal,” said Tkazyik. “I can’t allow this to stand knowing it could become an albatross around the necks of our taxpayers.”

Tkazyik also vetoed Resolution R-14-66, which would have required the publication of names, email addresses and phone numbers of people who volunteer their time and/or serve in quasi-judicial capacities. “Volunteers who generously give of their time and talent are entitled to some measure of privacy,” said Tkazyik.

“Furthermore, doing what the Council wants will not serve its stated purpose. The public is entitled to hear, see and witness the dialogue between applicants with business before entities such as the Planning and Zoning Boards. The council’s action will only serve to encourage private dialogue between applicants and board members that should be done in public.”

  Press Release - Mayor Vetoes Four Council Resolutions (94.3 KiB, 128 hits)

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