Common Council Meeting – September 2, 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 2, 2014 (2.9 MiB, 13 hits)

Common Council Agenda 

5:45 p.m.: Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to
Section 14-65 entitled “Extended Hour Convenience Stores”

ROLL CALL:

REVIEW OF MINUTES:

Common Council Meeting of May 19, 2014

READING OF ITEMS by the City Chamberlain of any resolutions not listed on the printed agenda.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Three (3) minutes per person up to 45 minutes of public comment on any agenda and non-agenda items.

MAYOR’S COMMENTS:

CHAIRMAN’S COMMENTS AND PRESENTATIONS:

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS:

FROM SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR HESSE, Resolution R14-63, approving the reallocation of 2013 CDBG funds.

ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:

FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD, Ordinance O-14-15, amending Section 9-34 of the City Code entitled “Effect of non-compliance with any section under this chapter”.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:

FROM COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE SIEGRIST-COYLE, six month financial report.

FROM DANIEL DORN, a notice of claim from June 6, 2014.

FROM SHAM ROCK ASSOCIATION, a notice of intent to renew their Liquor License.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT:

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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.

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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, 11 hits)

36 North Clover Street

36 North Clover Street

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CPPD Help Launch “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” Campaign

School's-Open_8.5x11-posterSergeant Todd King and Patrolman George McSpedon of the Poughkeepsie Police Department, along with local school children, helped AAA New York to launch its 69th annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at Poughkeepsie Police Headquarters.
Colorful “School’s Open” posters will be mounted in Poughkeepsie to warn motorists to be extra careful as thousands of local youngsters return to school.

“The help that we get from our club-area police departments adds to the effectiveness of our ‘School’s Open’ campaign,” said Donna Galasso, Assistant Director of the club’s Traffic Safety unit. “We appreciate the efforts of Sergeant King, Patrolman McSpedon and the Poughkeepsie Police Department, which will result in increased safety for all students,” said Galasso.

 Sergeant Todd King (right) and Patrolman George McSpedon helped to launch AAA’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Public Safety Building in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Young family, (left to right) Tristan, Connor, Shane, Caylee and Cole participated in the ceremony. Christopher McBride Traffic Safety Specialist (back center) represented AAA.

Sergeant Todd King (right) and Patrolman George McSpedon helped to launch AAA’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Public Safety Building in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Young family, (left to right) Tristan, Connor, Shane, Caylee and Cole participated in the ceremony. Christopher McBride Traffic Safety Specialist (back center) represented AAA.

Ms. Galasso reminds drivers, including bicyclists, to be especially cautious in school areas, keeping their speed at or below posted limits and being prepared to stop, on both sides of the street, for school buses with flashing red lights, as required by New York State law.
The club’s annual “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign is conducted with local government and police agencies. Thousands of posters, bumper stickers and other educational materials are distributed through the program.

AAA New York State’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” program began in 1945. Since then, it has helped to prevent injuries and deaths among children of elementary school age.
AAA New York, the local AAA affiliate, provides automotive, travel and financial services to more than 1.6 million members in New York City, and in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Herkimer and parts of Lewis, Madison and Oneida counties.

Photo Caption: Sergeant Todd King (right) and Patrolman George McSpedon helped to launch AAA’s “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign at the Public Safety Building in Poughkeepsie, NY. The Young family, (left to right) Tristan, Connor, Shane, Caylee and Cole participated in the ceremony. Christopher McBride Traffic Safety Specialist (back center) represented AAA.

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Holiday Schedule – Labor Day (Monday, September 1)

In observance of Labor Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on September 1, 2014:

  • City Hall: Closed
  • City Courts: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Suspended – Service resumes Tuesday morning (September 2)
  • 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.

  2014 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule (36.0 KiB, 1,790 hits)

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders (833.4 KiB, 662 hits)

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August WAC Meeting Cancelled

The August 26, 2014 Waterfront Advisory Committee (WAC) meeting has been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items. The next WAC meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2014 at 6pm.

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Planning Board Meeting – August 26, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on August 26, 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 - August 26, 2014 (36.9 KiB, 62 hits)

Planning Board Agenda
August 26, 2014, 7:00pm

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1 DUTCHESS AVENUE – CONCEPT PLAN (FORMER DUTTON SITE)

Site Plan review regarding the proposed development of 384 residential units at the former Dutton Lumber site. Applicant: The O’Neill Group; Grid # 6062-02-763508 & 6062-59-766443; Zoned W.  File #2013-91

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

103 HOOKER AVENUE – ADULT DAY CARE

Amended Site Plan and Special Permit regarding change in use of existing building to Adult Day Care; Applicant: Myriam Jeanty McCalla; Grid#6161-39-257661; Zoned R-1; File #2014-036.

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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Road Work Notice: Academy St. & Montgomery St.

Central Hudson contractor, Precision Pipeline, has closed the intersection of Academy Street at Montgomery Street for today, Monday, August 25. Work zones, detours, and flaggers in place.

On Tuesday, August 26, Montgomery Street (between Market Street and Academy Street) and the intersection at Academy Street & Montgomery Street will be closed. Emergency vehicles and local traffic will be accommodated.

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Fall Leaf Collection Schedule – 2014

The Department of Public Works will begin collecting loose leaves from the curb on Monday, November 3, 2014.  To eliminate the early leaf piles, the department plans to have leaf crews in all eight wards of the City, every workday of the week up to November 24th.  Beginning Monday November 24th, leaf crews will concentrate in City Wards with higher tree populations.

Please have loose leaves raked out to the curb beginning November 1st and ending on the date listed below.  The last day for raking loose leaves to the curb, for vacuum truck collection service, is as follows:

  • Monday, November 3rd: 1st Ward & 2nd Ward
  • Monday, November 10th  3rd Ward & 5th Ward
  • Monday, November 17th:   6th Ward & 7th Ward
  • Monday, November 24th: 4th Ward & 8th Ward

During the month of October and after the above dates, residents should place their loose leaves and brush in paper yard debris bags or trash containers (free of garbage) and place them at the curb for collection.

DPW will have a separate truck collecting the leaves, placed in paper yard debris bags and trash containers (free of garbage), every Wednesday of the week beginning November 5th to December 24th 2014.

LEAF SEASON REMINDERS:

  • Please rake leaf piles out to the curb or out to the end of the pavement. Do not place loose leaves in the street. Please keep the storm drains clear and free of loose leaves.
  • Hired landscapers should be made aware of the above dates and should be informed that the City has an ordinance prohibiting the blowing and/or piling of leaves in the street.  Contracted landscapers hired by property owners should haul away leaves and debris collected.
  • When loose leaves and yard debris are bagged, only biodegradable paper bags can be used.  NO PLASTIC BAGS.

If you have any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at (845) 451-4111 during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND COOPERATION.

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CHG&E Gas Work Schedule

Tentative schedule for Central Hudson gas work taking place the week of August, 25th.

    Leak Repair: Intersection of Main and S. Clinton st (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 160 Academy St (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 8 Raymond Ave (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 16 Field Ct (PPS)
    Leak Repair: 93 Market St (PPS)
    Service retirement: 81 Cannon St (CHG&E)
    Service installation: 95 Violet ave (CHG&E)
    Service installation: Gerald Drive condominiums (Work taking place off the street)
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Common Council Meeting – August 25, 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 (map).

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 - August 25, 2014 (1.4 MiB, 156 hits)

Common Council Agenda – August 25, 2014

5:45 p.m. Presentation by PACE Land Use Center regarding Poughkeepsie Main Street Economic Development Strategy

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. REVIEW OF MINUTES: 
  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 R14-60, setting a public hearing and introducing an Ordinance, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R14-61, approving an Easement with Central Hudson.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-14-13, parking change to include permit parking on Lafyette Place.
    2. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL GILDARD,Ordinance O-14-15, amending Section 9-34 of the City Code entitled “Effect of non-compliance with any section under this chapter”.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM KEN KEARNEY,a presentation regarding the proposed purchase of a property located on Pershing Avenue.
    2. FROM CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, a presentation on the 2015-2019 Capital Plan.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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