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.


  • 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).


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Presentation and Public Hearing: Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District

Presentation of Draft Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy and WTOD District, by Kevin Dwarka.

October 6, 2014 at 5:30pm

Please join the Common Council in hearing about how the draft Strategy and WTOD District relate to ongoing efforts elsewhere in the City, and how it will lead to an enhanced Waryas Park for City residents and improved access to the Hudson River. The presentation will be held in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall, 3rd Floor.

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy Presentation - October 6, 2014 (3.5 MiB, 196 hits)

Public Hearing

October 22, 2014 at 6:00pm

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 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 6:00 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 proposed Local Law LL-14-4, 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.

Related Downloads

  Waterfront Transit-Oriented Development District - Draft (8.8 MiB, 137 hits)

  Poughkeepsie Waterfront Redevelopment Strategy (18.2 MiB, 2,275 hits)


The presentation and public hearing will be webcasted live and archived for later viewing. To view a live meeting or to view the archives of previously held meetings, please visit: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/cop/

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Parking Ticket Amnesty Program – Ends October 31, 2014

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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HDLPC Meeting – October 23, 2014

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission will meet on October 23, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Common Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall (62 Civic Center Plaza).

  HDLPC Agenda - October 23, 2014 (52.0 KiB, 10 hits)


  • 204 Church Street

Preparer information:
Name:  Holly Wahlberg
Address:  35 Garfield Place

Owner information:
Name: Ethan Allen Personnel Group


  • 122 Academy Street

Applicant information:
Name:  Ken Levinson
Address:  24 Garfield Place
Project classification:  Exterior Painting

  • 28 Garfield Place

Applicant information:
Name:  Melanie Vetter
Address:  28 Garfield Place
Project classification:  Replace Roof

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Common Council Meeting – October 20, 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

  Common Council Agenda & Packet - October 20, 2014 (1.5 MiB, 29 hits)

Common Council Chambers
Monday, October 20, 2014
6:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.: Public Hearing a proposed Ordinance for the rezoning of an unnumbered lot on Maple Street Parcel # 6161-25-504927.

  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.
    1. FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN AND PETSAS, Resolution R14-66, requiring the publication of information with regard to boards and committees.
    2. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN¸ Resolution R14-67, setting a public hearing for the 2014 Budget
    1. FROM COUNCILMEMBER PETSAS, Ordinance O-14-19, amending Section 13-175 entitled Stop Signs adding a Stop Sign to Hoffman Street at Albany Street
    2. FROM ASSISTANT CORPORATION COUNSEL VALK, Ordinance O-14-20, amending Section 14-45 entitled “Graffiti Prohibited”.
    1. FROM BUILDING INSPECTOR BECK, a communication regarding amendments to the Building Code.
    2. FROM LINDA MARSTEN-REID, a presentation regarding mural program.
    3. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding proposed Ordinance, establishing a fee in lieu of parkland.
    4. FROM CORPORATION COUNSEL ACKERMANN, a communication regarding proposed Foreclosure Bond Ordinance.
    5. FROM COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN, a presentation on using arts, culture, and history as a driver for economic development and revitalization.
    6. FROM GINO’S PIZZA AND RESTAURANT, a notice of intent to renew their Liquor License.
    7. FROM KEVIN MARKETT, a notice of property damage sustained on September 26, 2014.
    8. FROM BENJAMIN RODRIGUEZ, two notices of property damage sustained on August 12, 2014.


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Planning Board Meeting – October 21, 2014

The Planning Board will meet on October 21, 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 - October 21, 2014 (37.0 KiB, 89 hits)

Planning Board Agenda
October 21, 2014



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



Amended Site Plan regarding change in use of existing building to auto repair; Applicant: Fitz Mullings; Grid#6062-59-827486; Zoned I-2; File #2014-045.


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.


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.


Amended Site Plan regarding addition of a deck and expansion of a deck attached to existing building; Applicant: Phillip F. Behr; Grid#6062-82-718017 & 718020; Zoned R-6; File #2014-049.

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Holiday Schedule – Columbus Day (Monday, October 13)

In observance of Columbus Day, the following services will be closed or suspended on Monday, October 13, 2014:

  • City Hall & City Court: Closed
  • Transfer Station: Closed
  • Bus Service: Running on Saturday schedule. Shopper’s Special route suspended. Service resumes Tuesday, October 14.
  • Sanitation: No Garbage or Recycling Pickup on Monday.
    • Monday’s routes will be picked up on Tuesday, October 14.
    • Tuesday’s routes will be picked up on Wednesday, October 15.
    • Yard Debris Pickup is suspended for Wednesday, October 15.
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Contact Registration for City Businesses

Businesses located within the City of Poughkeepsie can register their emergency contact information with the Police & Fire Departments. Contact registration allows public safety dispatchers to contact business owners in the event of an emergency. The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department are in the process of updating the local business contact listings so that we may better serve the public, including local business owners.

The update process with be conducted in conjunction with the Marist College internship program operated by the Police Department. Interns will be walking from store to store acquiring relevant data. They will have City of Poughkeepsie ID cards and a copy of this letter.

We can only complete this lengthy process with the cooperation of you, our area businesses.  Should you have any questions about the persons collecting the data, you can confirm this through CPPD Headquarters at (845) 451-4000.

Online Registration

An online form for data collection is also available. To register online, please visit the Business Contact Registration page.

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ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda – October 14, 2014

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

  ZBA Meeting Notice & Agenda - October 14, 2014 (28.5 KiB, 139 hits)

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 14, at 7:30 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




File #   2014 – 011

Address:                      40 S Hamilton Street

Variance Type:           Use – allow rental of 10 rooms b y the resident family where not more than 2 rooms are allowed to be rented.

Project Proposal:       10 room spiritual retreat center with 10 rooms in the Existing Building.

Zoning District:          R-4

Applicant:                   Pam Rodelli

SEQR:                         Unlisted

File #   2014 – 017

Address:                      218 Main 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:                         Unlisted

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Pulaski Day Celebration – October 12

There will be a Pulaski Day celebration in the City of Poughkeepsie on Sunday, October 12, 2014 beginning at noon.  The celebration includes a parade that begins at the Italian Center (227 Mill St.) and goes through Mansion St., N. Bridge St., Main St., N. Clover St., Mt. Carmel Pl., Delafield St., Hoffman St., Bain Ave., and ends at Pulaski Park on Washington St.  There will be a laying of a wreath on the monument and brief remarks from invited guests.  After the ceremony, the celebration continues at the Italian Center with dancing to the music of Dennis Polisky and the Maestro’s Men from 2pm-6pm Admission is free, food, and beverages will be available for purchase.  In the event of rain, all festivities will be held at the Italian Center beginning at 1pm.

For more information, contact the City of Poughkeepsie Mayor’s Office at (845) 451-4073.

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RFP: Transit Service Vehicle

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Beginning immediately, sealed bids are sought and invited by the City of Poughkeepsie (“The City”) for One (1) New 2015 model year Utility Service Vehicle – Freightliner 108SD Diesel Truck or approved equal , as set forth in drawings and specifications prepared by City of Poughkeepsie DPW Department.

Bids will be received by the Board of Contract and Supply, c/o Purchasing Agent, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 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. All mailed bids will be sealed and distinctly marked “Proposal for RFB-COP-09-14-01”: Transit Utility Service Vehicle.

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. The contract contains special monthly reporting procedures as required by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

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October HDLPC Meeting Rescheduled

The Historic District & Landmark Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 22 has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 23. For additional information about the HDLPC, please contact the Building Department at (845) 451-4007.

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