Holiday Schedule – Independence Day

In observance of Independence Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Friday, July 3rd, 2015:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed Friday, July 3rd. Reopens Monday, July 6th.
  • Transfer Station: Closed Friday, July 3rd & Saturday July 4th. Reopens Monday, July 6th.
  • Bus Service: Running on a regular schedule on Friday, July 3rd. All service suspended on Saturday, July 4th.
  • Sanitation: No garbage or recycling pickup on Friday, July 3rd. Service resumes as scheduled on Monday, July 6th.

  2015 Sanitation Pick-Up Holiday Schedule

  Sanitation & Recycling Reminders

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Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

The City of Poughkeepsie will host the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday, July 4th at dusk (approx. 9:20pm).  The best places to view the show are from Waryas Park (free)The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (tickets required), or the Walkway Over the Hudson (tickets required).

Waryas Park will be closed to vehicles beginning at 2pm on Saturday, July 4th.

Free parking is available in all municipal lots during the event. On-street metered parking is free. Handicap parking is available in the small lot on Main Street, adjacent to Waryas Park and River Station.

Rain Date: Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Hydrant Testing Street List – Week of July 6, 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.

Monday – July 6, 2015

  • Vassar Medical Center Facility
  • Lincoln Avenue
  • Livingston Street between South Avenue and Route 9
  • Columbia Street
  • Young Street
  • Reade Place at Young Street

Tuesday – July 7, 2015

  • Central Hudson Facility
  • Phoenix Street
  • Springside Drive Complex
  • Balsam Square, Aspen Terrace
  • Dogwood Court
  • Academy Street by Springside Drive
  • South Avenue along Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

Wednesday – July 8, 2015

  • Church Street between Market Street and South Hamilton
  • Montgomery Street between South Hamilton Street and Market Street
  • Noxon Street
  • Market Street from Church Street to Montgomery Street
  • South Hamilton Street from Church Street to Montgomery Street

Thursday – July 9, 2015

  • Thurgood Marshall Terrace (109 Delafield Street)
  • Talmadge Street
  • Duane Street
  • Gifford Avenue
  • Verazzano Boulevard
  • Brookside Avenue
  • Hoffman Street at Talmadge Street
  • Washington Street at Fallkill Place
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Hydrant Flush: Glenwood Ave. & Meyer Ave.

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Glenwood Avenue & Meyer Avenue, today, Thursday, June 25th, 2015.  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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Mayor’s Advisory on Additional Police Patrols

In light of the recent shootings in the City of Poughkeepsie, the Police Department has already instituted additional patrols and resources which will continue until at least early next week. At that time, these extra patrols and resources will be reevaluated contingent on the investigation and its progress.

“At the same time, I encourage the public to continue to cooperate with the City Police Department. Cooperation thus far has already resulted in a number of leads being pursued by detectives. The more information the Police Department can gather concerning the identification of the persons involved in the shootings, the quicker this situation will be brought to a successful conclusion,” said Mayor John C. Tkazyik.

If you have any information, please call City Police at (845) 451-4000 or the City’s tip line at (845) 451-7577.

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Common Council Meeting – July 6, 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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - July 6, 2015

5:30 p.m. Public Hearing regarding proposed designation of  57 Montgomery Street as an historic landmark

6:00 p.m. Public Hearing regarding the proposed abandonment of High Road Extension

  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 CITY ADMINISTRATOR BUNYI, Resolution R15-52, approving the allocation of $25,000.00 in support the EFC for a drinking water grant.
    2. FROM CHAIRMAN PETSAS, Resolution R15-53, the Council’s opposition to the Administration’s plan to reduce the number of days the transfer station is open to the public.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM PASTOR WHITTED, a presentation regarding the future of the YMCA.
    2. A PRESENTATION FROM NEW YORKERS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE.
    3. FROM CHANTEL SMART, a notice of Claim.
    4. FROM FRANK W. WHITE, JR., a notice of Claim sustained on August 23, 2014.
    5. FROM IRA A. GETTER, a notice of property damage sustained on June 10, 2015.
    6. FROM LATORIA MCKINNEY, a notice of property damage sustained on June 23, 2015.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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Shopper’s Special Bus Route Out of Service on Monday, June 29th

The Shopper’s Special bus route will be out of service on Monday, June 29, 2015.

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

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

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Hydrant Testing Street List – Week of June 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.

Monday- June 29, 2015

  • South Avenue
  • Oak Street
  • Franklin Street between South Avenue & Lincoln Avenue
  • Dean Place
  • Reade Place
  • Fox Street from Livingston Street to Route 9

Tuesday- June 30, 2015

  • Union Street
  • Grand Street
  • South Bridge Street
  • South Clover Street
  • Delano Street
  • South Perry Street
  • Jefferson Street between Church Street & Union Street

Wednesday – July 1, 2015

  • Rinaldi Boulevard
  • Long Street
  • Colonial Park
  • Hurlihe Street
  • Gerald Drive
  • Stout Court
  • Hudson Heights Drive

Thursday- July 2, 2015

  • Laurel Street
  • Pine Street Spur
  • Hudson Point Complex
  • Prospect Street
  • Sunfish Cove Road
  • Fox Street, Near Route 9

Friday

  • No testing due to July 4th holiday
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Hydrant Flush on Meyer Ave.

The Water Department will be working on hydrants located on Meyer Avenue, today, Thursday, June 25th, 2015.  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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Hudson River Monitoring Results, June 2015

Below is the link to the results of the latest round of Hudson River Water Quality sampling conducted by Riverkeeper.  They sampled for Enterococcus, an indicator of fecal contamination. The sites sampled in the Dutchess County communities were all within acceptable levels for safe swimming and the sample taken at the Poughkeepsie Drinking Water Intake had an Entero count of <1.  The samples were collected during wet weather in our region.  Riverkeeper has reported similar results for the past 5 years.  This is an indicator of the success of the City’s MS4 and CSO programs, that are administered by the City Engineering Department.

Riverkeeper – Hudson River Water Quality
http://www.riverkeeper.org/water-quality/hudson-river/

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Water Main Repair: Hewlett Road & Merrick Road

The Water Department is repairing a water valve at the intersection of Hewlett Road & Merrick Road today, Wednesday, June 24th.  Residents in the area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. If the water appears cloudy once the water is restored, residents are instructed to run the water until it is clear.

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

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