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

  Snow Emergency Route Map (200.8 KiB, 4,416 hits)

  Clearing Snow Around Fire Hydrants (89.1 KiB, 1,808 hits)

  Snow Event Policy, Procedures, & Plan (1.3 MiB, 2,881 hits)

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Water Valve Repairs – Hooker Ave.

On Wednesday, March 25th 2015, beginning at approximately 9:00 am, the Water Department will be operating and repairing water valves on Hooker Avenue and in the intersection of Hooker Avenue at Degarmo Place. They will be closing the intersection of Hooker Avenue at Degarmo Place and Hooker Avenue between Adriance Avenue and Osborne Road. Residents in this area may experience a temporary disruption in their water service and/or low water pressure. Work zones are in place and emergency vehicles will be accommodated. Once the repairs have been made, the water will be restored.

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

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Planning Board Special Meeting – March 31, 2015

A Special Meeting has be scheduled by the Planning Board for 7:30 pm on March 31, 2015 to review the Site Plan Application for 1 Dutchess Avenue (Former Dutton Site).

For additional information about the Planning Board, please contact the Planning Department.

 

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March WAC Meeting Cancelled

The Waterfront Advisory Committee  (WAC) meeting scheduled for March 24, 2015 has been cancelled because there are no application requiring consideration at this time.

For additional information about the WAC or HDLPC, please contact the Planning Department.

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HDLPC Meeting – March 25, 2015

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission will meet on March 25, 2015 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza).

  HDLPC Agenda - March 25, 2015 (52.0 KiB, 101 hits)

HISTORIC DISTRICT AND LANDMARK NOMINATIONS

  • 57 Montgomery Street

Preparer information:
Name:  Holly Wahlberg
Address:  35 Garfield Place
Owner information:
Name: Kim Brenden

CERTIFICATES OF APPROPRIATENESS

  • 98 Academy Street

Applicant information:
Name:  Ken Stickle
Address:  118 Catherine Street
Project classification:  Exterior Roofing

  • 19 Dwight Street

Applicant information:
Name:  Michael Dolan/Patrick Young
Address:  19 Dwight Street
Project classification:  Exterior Painting

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IDA Meeting – March 25, 2015

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Industrial Development Agency of the City of Poughkeepsie, will meet on Wednesday, March 25 2015 at 10:00 a.m., in the Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall/Municipal Building, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, New York for the purpose of a Re-organizational meeting, for the Satisfaction of a request for Marshall & Sterling, and for the application of Refinance of debt for the Manor at Woodside.

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Public Hearing: 36 North Clover Street – April 6, 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 Monday, April 6, 2015 at 5:00 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 project to sell city owned property located at 36 North Clover Street including the potential alienation of parkland commonly known as “Wheaton Park”.

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Issues with Tax Escrow Payments

Recently, the City of Poughkeepsie received notice from banks and mortgage institutions that they will not honor the Common Council resolution of December 2013.  They will not pay the sanitation portion of the tax bills that were mailed to the escrow financial institutions.  These involved over 2100 escrow accounts from over 70 institutions, including over 400 from one local bank.  The City had no obligation to inform the taxpayers involved of their financial institutions’ decision.  As a matter of customer service, the City decided to inform our residents and taxpayers involved of their financial institutions’ decision.  Please see the attached letter sent to almost 1800 residents and taxpayers.  The City has received very positive responses to the letters.

  Tax Escrow Letter (79.9 KiB, 310 hits)

 

 

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Planning Board Meeting – March 17, 2015

The Planning Board will meet on March 17, 2015 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 - March 17, 2015 (40.1 KiB, 164 hits)

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 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 #2014-046.

218 WINNIKEE AVENUE – PROPOSED MEMBERSHIP CLUB 

Site Plan and special permit review regarding change in use to Membership Club.  Applicant: Generations LLC; Architect: Liscum McCormack Van Voorhis, LLP; Grid # 6162-72-496154; Zoned R-4; File#2014-060.

337 MAIN STREET – PROPOSED MIXED USE 

Site Plan review regarding proposed unit apartment and 3,694 sf retail.  Applicant: Jay Diesing, RA, MAURI Architects PC; Grid # 6162-77-120074; Zoned C-2; File#2015-001.

90 MARKET 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 #6062-84-983001; Zoned C-2; File #2015-004

SITE PLANS/SUBDIVISIONS

22 LEXINGTON AVENUE – PROPOSED 6 UNIT APARTMENT 

Site Plan review regarding change in use to 6 Unit Apartment.  Applicant: Wulf Luecherath; Grid # 6062-84-960084; Zoned R-4A; File#2014-063.

46 SPRUCE STREET – LOT LINE REALIGNMENT 

Subdivision to realign lot line between two parcels.  Applicant: Shawn Jackson;   Grid #s 6062-60-886491 & 6062-60-889491; Zoned R-4; File#2015-002.

110 MAIN STREET – MARSHALL & STERLING PARKING

Amended Site Plan to removed parking deck and replace with additional surface parking; Applicant: Marshall & Sterling Enterprises, Inc.; Consultant: Chazen Eng., LS, & LA; Grid #6062-75-870147 & 6062-75-866128; Zoned C-2 & R-4A; File #2015-003

2 TAYLOR AVENUE – PROPOSED PAVILION 

Amended Site Plan to add a pavilion behind the existing building.
Applicant: Healey Motors, Inc.; Architect: Ciro Interrante, Architect, PC;
Grid # 6162-53-027425; Zoned R-4; File#2015-005.

1 DUTCHESS AVENUE – CONCEPT PLAN (FORMER DUTTON SITE)

Site Plan review regarding the development of 300 residential units and 13,800 sf retail space in the City of Poughkeepsie at the former Dutton Lumber site. Applicant: The O’Neill Group; Grid # 6062-02-766443; Zoned W.  File #2013-91

 

SIGNS & FACADES

4 S CLINTON STREET – BEN DELI AND GROCERY SIGN & FAÇADE    

Sign and Façade externally-illuminated projection sign and awning.  Applicant: Michael Rossi; Grid # 6162-78-243002; Zoned C-2; File#2014-061.

 600 MAIN STREET – COURTESY CAR WASH  SIGN   

Sign review regarding internally-illuminated projection sign.  Applicant: Manik Rahman; Grid # 6161-24-458907; Zoned C-2A; File#2015-005.

DISCUSSION ONLY

94 MARKET STREET – EXODUS TRANSITIONAL COMMUNITY   

Change in use of existing building to proposed transitional housing.

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Common Council Meeting – March 16, 2015

The 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

6:00 pm. Special Informational Meeting

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - March 16, 2015 (1.9 MiB, 747 hits)

  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 R15-22, introducing and setting public hearing for 36 North Clover Street development project.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-23, approving an RFP for Pershing Avenue.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Resolution R15-24, approving the designation of 204 Church Street as an historic landmark.
  8. ORDINANCES AND LOCAL LAWS:
    1. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-15-1, removing Handicapped Parking at 544 Main Street.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, Ordinance O-15-2, adding two Handicapped Parking Spaces at 13 South White Street.
  9. PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS:
    1. FROM HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, Inc, a presentation regarding Center Revitalization.
    2. FROM KEN KEARNEY, a presentation regarding the proposed development of a property on the corner of Main Street and Bridge Street.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding the implementation of the vacant property bond ordinance.
    4. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL AQEEL, a communication regarding the requirement of live-in Superintendent for apartment buildings of six or more units.
    5. FROM DOUGLAS GOR, a notice of property damage sustained on February 24, 2015.
    6. FROM JAMES L. ALEXANDER, a notice of personal injury sustained.
    7. FROM FREDERICK A. FROST, a notice or property damage sustained on February 2, 2015.
    8. FROM HONORIO RODRIGUEZ, a notice of intent for El Bracero, Inc., to renew their Liquor License.
  10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
  11. NEW BUSINESS:
  12. ADJOURNMENT:
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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – March 10, 2015

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

  ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda -March 10, 2015 (30.1 KiB, 203 hits)

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10th, 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

I.          CALL TO ORDER:

II.        PUBLIC HEARINGS & DELIBERATIONS:

File #   2015 – 002

Address:                      90 Wilbur Boulevard

Variance Type:           Area – Allow 8’-4” side yard where 15 feet are required.

Project Proposal:       Addition to kitchen.

Zoning District:          R-1

Applicant:                   James Liberati Construction Inc.

SEQR:                         Type II – Exempt

File #   2015 – 003

Address:                      337 Main Street

Variance Type:           Use – allow conversion of existing building to include 2-bedroom apartment where max 1-bedroom apartments are allowed.

Project Proposal:       Renovate existing building to provide retail on 1st floor and 1-one bedroom and 2-two bedroom apartments on second and third floors.

Zoning District:          C-2

Applicant:                   Jay Diesing, RA, Mauri Architects, PC

SEQR:                         Unlisted

File #   2015 – 004

Address:                      90 Market Street

Variance Type:           Use – allow place of worship on the ground floor.

Project Proposal:       Change of use to place of worship on the ground floor of an Existing Building.

Zoning District:          C-2

Applicant:                   Mark Raphael, Poughkeepsie Properties LLC

SEQR:                         Type I

File #   2014-020

Address:                      1 Dutchess Avenue

Variance Type:           Area – Allow 18.1 foot yard where 24.63 feet are required.

Area – Allow less than required 2/3 height of building separation.

Parking – Allow 430 on-site spaces where 636 are required.

Project Proposal:       New mixed use development with 300 residential units and 13,800 square feet of commercial space.

Zoning District:          W

Applicant:                   The O’Neill Group Dutton, LLC

SEQR:                         Unlisted

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